Blue Glow

Salon's TV picks for Tuesday, Aug. 3, 1999


Joyce Millman
August 3, 1999 8:00PM (UTC)

Series

David Spade gets to be snarky to Luke Skywalker when Mark Hamill guests on a rerun of Just Shoot Me (8 p.m., NBC). On a bonus "Shoot Me" rerun (9 p.m.), Maya dates a guy who thinks he's Woody Allen. The real Woody makes a voice cameo at the end. Serial killer John Wayne Gacy is the subject of a new Biography (8 p.m. EDT/9 PDT, A&E). 60 Minutes II (9 p.m., CBS) updates a January report on a secret Russian city where plutonium was produced during the Cold War. On a rerun of Felicity (9 p.m., WB), Sean makes a documentary about Felicity and Noel's messy relationship. NYPD Blue (10 p.m., CBS) reruns the one where a visit from his sister makes Danny even more squirelly than usual. The new animated series Downtown (10:30 p.m., MTV) focuses on a group of young, hip (or, at least, semi-hip) East Village pals. From the producers of "Daria."

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Specials

The two-hour The Best of Woodstock 99 (8 p.m., Fox) rolls highlights from the riot-tainted three-day festival. Among the performers: Alanis Morrissette, Sheryl Crow, Sugar Ray, Dave Matthews Band, Jamiroquai, Ice Cube, the Offspring and more.

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Sports

Baseball:

Braves at Pirates (7 p.m., TBS)

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Talk

Rosie O'Donnell (syndicated) Pamela Anderson Lee, Daryl Hannah (rerun)

David Letterman (CBS) Tom Arnold, Busta Rhymes

Jay Leno (NBC) Matthew Broderick, Earth, Wind and Fire

Politically Incorrect (ABC) Chris Eigeman, Patricia Arquette (rerun)

Conan O'Brien (NBC) Jeffrey Tambor, Harry Connick Jr.

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Joyce Millman

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