Blue Glow

Salon's TV picks for Thursday, Aug. 26, 1999


Joyce Millman
August 26, 1999 8:00PM (UTC)

Series

In case you were wondering when the broadcast networks were going to get in on wrestlemania, here's WWF Smackdown (8 p.m., UPN), a new weekly two-hour series. On a rerun of Friends (8 p.m., NBC), Rachel and Monica take steps to prevent Ross from falling into Emily's clutches, while the guys go on patrol with Phoebe's boyfriend the cop. ER (10 p.m., NBC) reruns the one where Jeanie is seemingly healed by a minister and Carter takes an inner-city honors student under his wing. Nightline in Prime Time (10 p.m., ABC) has a cheery "Brave New World" episode that ponders the odds of mankind becoming extinct due to a catastrophic event.

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Sports

Exhibition football:

Chiefs at Jaguars (8 p.m., CBS)

WNBA playoffs:

Western Conference final, Game 1 (8:30 p.m., ESPN)

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Talk

Rosie O'Donnell (syndicated) Kathleen Turner, Antonio Sabato Jr. (rerun)

David Letterman (CBS) Howard Stern (rerun)

Jay Leno (NBC) Ted Danson, Katie Brown

Politically Incorrect (ABC) Ray Romano, Kristin Davis

Conan O'Brien (NBC) Adam Sandler, Vince McMahon


Joyce Millman

Joyce Millman is a writer living in the Bay Area.

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