Blue Glow

Salon's TV picks for Tuesday, June 15, 1999


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Joyce Millman
June 15, 1999 4:00pm (UTC)

Series

The Harlem Globetrotters are the subject of a new Biography (8 p.m. EDT/9 PDT, A&E). On a rerun of King of the Hill (8 p.m., Fox), Hank and Peggy visit a fertility clinic. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (8 p.m., WB) reruns last season's opener, in which runaway Buffy discovers what hell is all about. On a rerun of Felicity (9 p.m., WB), Felicity meddles with Elena and Blair's relationship. Grace tries to reunite Will and his estranged brother on a rerun of Will & Grace (9:30 p.m., NBC). Dateline NBC (10 p.m., NBC) is offering a never-before seen deposition from the O.J. Simpson case. Hey, unless it's the one where Simpson confesses, don't waste my time. NYPD Blue (10 p.m., ABC) reruns Jimmy Smits' next-to-last episode, in which Bobby takes a turn for the worse and is put on the waiting list for a heart transplant. The show you love to hate, The Real World (10 p.m., MTV), starts its eighth season of exhibitionism. The location is Honolulu; the roomies include a bisexual, an aspiring filmmaker, a Harvard know-it-all and a tough girl who parties a little too hard in the opening episode. Jeff Goldblum is on the couch for the season opener of Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist (10 p.m., Comedy Central).

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Specials

AFI's 100 Years ... 100 Stars (8 p.m., CBS) counts down the American Film Institute's secret ballot picks of the 50 greatest actors and actresses who made their screen debuts in or before 1950. But, you say, the title promises 100 stars! The other 50 are contemporary actors and actresses (including Kevin Costner, Cher, Billy Crystal and Goldie Hawn) who expound upon their screen idols. Two episodes of The People's Century (check local times, PBS) chronicle the world's entrance into the nuclear age and the rise of environmentalism. Samuel L. Jackson hosts From "Star Wars" to "Star Wars" (9 p.m., Fox), a nice fat plug for "The Phantom Menace" and George Lucas' special-effects house, Industrial Light and Magic. Had enough of this yet?

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Sports

Baseball:

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

Stanley Cup Final:

Stars at Sabres, Game 4 (8 p.m., ESPN)

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Talk

Rosie O'Donnell (syndicated) Glenn Close, Joey Lauren Adams

David Letterman (CBS) Roseanne, Jimmy Kimmel, Susan Tedeschi

Jay Leno (NBC) John Travolta

Politically Incorrect (ABC) Shari Belafonte, Michael York

Conan O'Brien (NBC) Tim Robbins


Joyce Millman

Joyce Millman is a writer living in the Bay Area.

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