Blue Glow

Salon's TV picks for
Monday, June 14, 1999


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Joyce Millman
June 14, 1999 8:00PM (UTC)

Series

Winemakers Ernest and Julio Gallo are profiled on a new Biography (8 p.m. EDT/9 PDT, A&E). Drink up! That '70s Show (8 p.m., Fox) returns to Fox's schedule for the summer with a mix of new episodes and reruns. The first one's a new show in which poor Eric is traumatized by accidentally catching his parents in the act. On a rerun of The King of Queens (8:30 p.m., CBS), Doug acts like a big baby at a wedding when he learns that Carrie once dated the groom. The Canadian drama series Power Play (9 p.m., UPN) begins a run on American TV. Michael Riley stars as a New York sports agent who moves back home to Ontario and becomes general manager of a really bad hockey team. Everybody Loves Raymond (9 p.m., CBS) reruns the one where Ray accompanies Marie on a cruise in place of the injured Frank and learns a little too much about mom. The sketch comedy series The Upright Citizens Brigade (10:30 p.m., Comedy Central) is back for a new season.

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Specials

The documentary Clara Bow: Discovering the It Girl (8 p.m. EDT/ 7:30 p.m. PDT, Turner Classic Movies) profiles Hollywood's 1920s sex symbol, who rose from poverty and abuse and ended her career in scandal. Courtney Love narrates. Bow's 1927 film "It" airs at 9 p.m. EDT/ 11:30 PDT. The annual Twister Week (8 p.m., Discovery Channel) begins. Lots of stuff blowing around. The documentary series The People's Century (check local times, PBS) returns for the second half of its 26-episode run with back-to-back episodes chronicling the economic boom following World War II and the youth movement of the '60s. Director Robert Townsend's new cable movie comedy Jackie's Back! (9 p.m., Lifetime) is a mock documentary about the comeback of a Diana Ross-type pop diva (played by Jenifer Lewis) who isn't terribly well liked. Tim Curry plays the documentarian; Whoopi Goldberg is the singer's estranged sister. With cameos from Bette Midler, Liza Minnelli, Dolly Parton, Camryn Manheim, Ricki Lake, Kathy Najimy, Melissa Etheridge and Diahann Carroll. In short, a diva-watcher's dream.

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Sports

Baseball:

Braves at Astros (8 p.m., TBS)

WNBA:

Mystics at Liberty (7:30 p.m., ESPN)

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Talk

Rosie O'Donnell (syndicated) Robert Wagner, Portia deRossi

David Letterman (CBS) Tim Robbins, Oscar de la Hoya

Jay Leno (NBC) Noah Wyle, Jonny Lang

Politically Incorrect (ABC) Crystal Bernard, T'Keyah Crystal Keymah

Conan O'Brien (NBC) Fred Savage, Garry Marshall (rerun)


Joyce Millman

Joyce Millman is a writer living in the Bay Area.

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