Blue Glow

Salon's TV picks for
Thursday, May 27, 1999


Joyce Millman
May 27, 1999 8:00PM (UTC)

Series

It's painfully obvious from tonight's lineup that the TV season is over. Friends (8 p.m., NBC) is a rerun (the one where Joey starts carrying a purse). Will & Grace (9:30 p.m., NBC) is a rerun (the one where they eavesdrop on the neighbors through the heating vent). ER (10 p.m., NBC) is a rerun (hey, it's Christmas Eve!). Even Celebrity Deathmatch (10 p.m., MTV) is a rerun (Pat Sajak vs. Alex Trebek). That leaves Mystery! (Check local times, PBS), in which Hetty Wainthropp goes undercover at a shelter for abused women, Fox Files (9 p.m., Fox), which remembers Ted Bundy on the 10th anniversary of his execution, and 48 Hours (10 p.m., CBS), which promises a report on the dangers of cosmetic surgery. Good luck.

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Specials

Even the special isn't so special -- it's a rerun of Robert Redford's 1994 drama Quiz Show (8 p.m., ABC), starring Ralph Fiennes as the focus of the 1958 TV quiz show scandal.

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Sports

NBA Playoffs:

Jazz at Trail Blazers, Game 6 (9 p.m., TNT)

NHL Playoffs:

Maple Leafs at Sabres, Game 3 (7:30 p.m., ESPN)

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Talk

Rosie O'Donnell (syndicated) Mary Chapin Carpenter

David Letterman (CBS) Bill Murray, Everlast

Jay Leno (NBC) Jack Lemmon, Penn & Teller

Politically Incorrect (ABC) Ben Affleck, Steven Wright (rerun)

Conan O'Brien (NBC) Bill Bellamy

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Joyce Millman

Joyce Millman is a writer living in the Bay Area.

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