Blue Glow

Salon's TV picks for
Tuesday, Aug. 31, 1999


Joyce Millman
August 31, 1999 8:00PM (UTC)

Series

Buffy the Vampire Slayer (8 p.m., WB) reruns the one where twitty watcher Wesley comes to town to replace Giles. William Shatner turns in a wild, self-mocking performance as the Big Giant Head on a rerun of 3rd Rock From the Sun (8:30 p.m., NBC). On a rerun of It's like, you know ... (8:30 p.m., ABC), Shrug visits an amnesiologist to have a painful memory extracted. Ben's gambling debts mount on a repeat of Felicity (9 p.m., WB). Prayer in public schools and porn studies on college campuses -- it's back-to-school week on Fox Files (9 p.m., Fox).

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Specials

Britney Spears, 'N Sync, 98 Degrees, Christina Aguilera, Wild Orchid and more pretty boys and pouty girls perform in the two-hour Summer Music Mania (8 p.m., UPN).

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Sports

Baseball:

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

Mets at Astros (8 p.m., ESPN)

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Talk

Rosie O'Donnell (syndicated) Drew Barrymore, Sharon Lawrence (rerun)

David Letterman (CBS) Magic Johnson (rerun)

Jay Leno (NBC) John Travolta (rerun)

Politically Incorrect (ABC) Camryn Manheim, P.J. O'Rourke (rerun)

Conan O'Brien (NBC) Damon Wayans, Gabrielle Reece (rerun)

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