Blue Glow

Salon's TV picks for
Monday, Aug. 16, 1999


Joyce Millman
August 16, 1999 8:00PM (UTC)

Series

The Drew Carey Show (8 p.m., ABC) reruns a clip show of the sitcom's musical numbers. The new reality series Beyond Chance (8 p.m, Lifetime) recounts women's "strange but true" experiences. In a strange but true twist, the show is hosted by Melissa Etheridge. ABC is hoping for another "Whose Line is it Anyway?" summer hit with the new game show Who Wants to be a Millionaire? (8:30 p.m., ABC), which is airing every night in prime time for the next two weeks. Regis Philbin hosts this adaptation of a British quiz show. The new cartoon series Rocket Power (8:30 p.m., Nickelodeon) makes its debut in the Nickel-O-Zone (dont ask). Produced by the "Rugrats" team, "Rocket Power," which centers on a group of preteens who are into extreme sports, is aimed at slightly older kids. Ally and Billy agonize over whether they should tell their partners about their feelings for each other on a rerun of Ally McBeal (9 p.m., Fox). Everybody Loves Raymond (9 p.m., CBS) repeats the one where Ray humiliates Debra at a charity auction and then becomes paranoid waiting for her to get even with him.

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Specials

Laura Innes ("ER") plays a woman sued by her lover's wife for "alienation of affection" in the new cable movie The Price of a Broken Heart (9 p.m., Lifetime). The five-part documentary series The History of Sex (10 p.m. EDT/11 PDT, History Channel) chronicles attitudes and approaches to sex in different civilizations and eras. Peter Coyote narrates. Oh, behave!

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Sports

Baseball:

Braves at Rockies (9 p.m., TBS)

WNBA:

Starzz at Comets (8 p.m., ESPN)

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Talk

Rosie O'Donnell (syndicated) David Spade (rerun)

David Letterman (CBS) Katie Holmes, Tony Danza

Jay Leno (NBC) Hugh Grant, space shuttle astronauts Eileen Collins and Cady Coleman

Politically Incorrect (ABC) Tama Janowitz, Sophie B. Hawkins

Conan OBrien (NBC) Julianne Moore, Reese Witherspoon (rerun)

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Joyce Millman

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