Blue Glow

Salon's TV picks for Thursday, Aug. 19, 1999


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

Series

The new four-part comedy miniseries The Lot (8 p.m.EDT/ PDT, American Movie Classics) looks at the golden age of Hollywood through the eyes of a would-be actress. Jonathan Frakes and Linda Cardellini star. Ross worries that he's lost the ability to flirt successfully on a rerun of Friends (8 p.m., NBC). Drew Carey and the gang return from a long layoff with a new episode of Whose Line Is it Anyway? (8 p.m., ABC). Nightline in Prime Time (10 p.m., ABC) continues its "Brave New World" series with a look at cloning. Frank Leaves for the Orient (10:30 p.m., Comedy Central), the first live-action series made specifically for Comedy Central, follows the adventures of Frank (Stan Cahill), a depressed 34-year-old who feels that life is passing him by, so he chucks it all to move to Japan to teach English.

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Specials

The Teen Files (8 p.m., UPN) talks tough to kids about booze and cigs. ABC reruns David Blaine: Magic Man (9 p.m., ABC), featuring the sullen magician performing amazing feats on the streets of New York, Memphis, Nashville and New Orleans.

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Sports

Exhibition football:

Seahawks at 49ers (8:15 p.m., ESPN)

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Talk

David Letterman (CBS) Alec Baldwin, Dwight Yoakam

Jay Leno (NBC) Halle Berry, Joshua Leonard ("Blair Witch Project")

Charlie Rose (PBS) Puff Daddy

Politically Incorrect (ABC) Ruby Wax, Jeffrey Tambor

Conan O'Brien (NBC) Hugh Grant

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