Blue Glow

Salon's TV picks for Weekend, June 19-20, 1999

Joyce Millman
June 19, 1999 8:00PM (UTC)


The new cable series Beggars and Choosers (10 p.m. Sat., Showtime), co-created by the late programming genius Brandon Tartikoff, is a "Larry Sanders"-ish comedy set at a low-ranked TV network. Brian Kerwin stars as the desperate network head. Saturday Night Live (11:30 p.m. Sat., NBC) has a best-of show devoted to Mike Myers. Sure, he's Austin Powers, but remember "Wayne's World"? Dieter from "Sprockets"? "Coffee Talk"? The man is a genius, I tell ya, a genius. And speaking of genius, Biography (8 p.m. EDT/9 PDT, Sun., A&E) has a two-hour profile of Beach Boy Brian Wilson. On a rerun of The Simpsons (8 p.m. Sun., Fox), Homer gets steamed when an idiotic TV character has the same name as him. Doh! Futurama (8:30 p.m. Sun., Fox) moves into its new time slot with a rerun of the very funny episode where Fry and Bender become roommates. On a rerun of The X-Files (9 p.m. Sun., Fox), the Devil (Bruce Campbell) just wants to have a family. Is that so terrible? Samantha has a kinky new boyfriend on Sex and the City (9 p.m. Sun., HBO). Disco queen Donna Summer feels the love on a new Behind the Music (9 p.m. Sun., VH1). A rerun of the concert Donna Summer: Live and More (10 p.m. Sun., VH1) follows. Bobby defends a baby-sitter (Kathy Baker) accused of shaking an infant to death on a rerun of The Practice (10 p.m. Sun., ABC).


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Geraldo Rivera reports on the government's 31-year effort to combat drug use in Drug Bust: The Longest War (8 p.m. Sun., NBC). The new cable movie Pirates of Silicon Valley (8 p.m. Sun., TNT) is a comedy drama about the early days of Apple and Microsoft. Starring Noah Wyle as Steve Jobs and Anthony Michael Hall as Bill Gates.


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Phillies at Dodgers, or regional game (4 p.m. Sat., Fox)

Angels at Yankees (7 p.m. Sat., FX)

Braves at Diamondbacks (10 p.m. Sat., TBS)

Mariners at Indians (8 p.m. Sun., ESPN)

Stanley Cup Finals:

Stars at Sabres, Game 6 (8 p.m. Sat., ESPN)


Women's World Cup Soccer:

U.S. vs. Denmark (3 p.m. Sat., ABC)

Brazil vs. Mexico (5:30 p.m. Sat., ESPN)

China vs. Sweden (8 p.m. Sat., ESPN2)

Japan vs. Canada (10:30 p.m. Sat., ESPN2)

Australia vs. Ghana (1:30 p.m. Sun., ESPN)

Norway vs. Russia (4 p.m. Sun., ESPN2)

Germany vs. Italy (7 p.m. Sun., ESPN2)

Korea vs. Nigeria (9:30 p.m. Sun., ESPN2)

Joyce Millman

Joyce Millman is a writer living in the Bay Area.

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