Blue Glow

Salon's TV picks for Wednesday, May 26, 1999


Joyce Millman
May 26, 1999 8:00PM (UTC)

Series

Dawson's Creek (8 p.m., WB) has its season finale, in which Dawson is shouldering one too many burdens and Jack urges Jen to make nice with Grams. The two-hour season finale of Law & Order (9 p.m., NBC) is also Benjamin Bratt's swan song; the actor is leaving the show to move from New York back home to San Francisco where the pace is slower and where a guy can walk down the street with Julia Roberts and not get mobbed by autograph seekers. As for the episode, it's sort of a remake of "Witness," with a small boy as the witness to a brutal Russian mob hit. There's a lot of singing and dancing on the season finale of The Drew Carey Show (9 p.m., ABC), as the cast engages in another production number while trying to save the department store from demolition. On the season ender of Charmed (9 p.m., WB), the witches are caught in a time loop and forced to repeat the same tired old plot line over and over. On the cliffhanger season finale of Star Trek: Voyager (9 p.m., UPN), the Voyager answers a distress call from a Federation ship under attack, but the crew finds that the attack may be justified. Norm (9:30 p.m., ABC) wraps up its season with the big charity hockey game that Norm hopes will get him reinstated into the NHL.

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Specials

The three-part documentary series Wild Indonesia (check local times, PBS) examines the people, wildlife and plant life of the island chain. Some PBS affiliates are airing this in one three-hour chunk tonight.

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Sports

Baseball:

Padres at Diamondbacks (10:30 p.m., ESPN)

NHL Playoffs:

Stars at Avalanche, Game 3 (7:30 p.m., ESPN)

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Talk

Rosie O'Donnell (syndicated) Julia Roberts, Hugh Grant

David Letterman (CBS) Sarah Jessica Parker, Mary Chapin Carpenter

Jay Leno (NBC) Jesse Ventura, Ricky Martin, Angie Harmon

Politically Incorrect (ABC) Henry Rollins, Penn Jillette

Conan O'Brien (NBC) Steven Wright, LIT

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Joyce Millman

Joyce Millman is a writer living in the Bay Area.

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