Blue Glow

Salon's TV picks for Monday, Sept. 13, 1999


Joyce Millman
September 13, 1999 8:00PM (UTC)

Series

The latest celebrity talk show, The Martin Short Show (syndicated, check local listings), premieres. This could be good if Short gets to show off his demented pixie comedic charms (remember Ed Grimley and Jackie Rogers Jr.?) between chat segments. Short's first guest is Billy Crystal. Everybody Loves Raymond (8 p.m., CBS) ends the summer rerun season with a four-episode blowout lasting until 10 p.m. Ally McBeal (9 p.m., Fox) reruns the one where Elaine's aunt claims Elaine stole her face bra idea. America Undercover (9:30 p.m., HBO) presents "Panic," a one-hour documentary on panic disorder that features testimony from average people and celebrities (like actress Kim Basinger and football great Earl Campbell) who live with it. National Enquirer TV (syndicated, check local listings) is a new nightly gossip wallow hosted by the tabloid's star columnist, Mike Walker. As the ads say, you know you want to watch.

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Specials

The cable miniseries P.T. Barnum (8 p.m. EDT/9 PDT, A&E) concludes. Beau Bridges plays the legendary showman. In episodes three and four of the documentary An American Love Story (check local times, PBS), the Sims' daughter Cicely spends a painful semester abroad in Nigeria, where she feels neither white nor black enough. The new cable movie Where the Truth Lies (9 p.m., Lifetime) stars Marlee Matlin as a deaf woman with a secret who's on trial for murdering a politician.

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Sports

Football:

Dolphins at Broncos (9 p.m., ABC)

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Talk

Rosie O'Donnell (syndicated) John Stamos, Jason Priestley

David Letterman (CBS) Nanci Griffith

Jay Leno (NBC) Lauren Holly, William H. Macy

Politically Incorrect (ABC) Alan Dershowitz, Joan Rivers

Conan O'Brien (NBC) Steve Austin, Ben Savage

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Joyce Millman

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