Blue Glow

Salon's TV picks for Tuesday, Oct. 12, 1999

Published October 12, 1999 4:00PM (EDT)

Fall Premiere

The new crime drama The Strip (9 p.m., UPN) stars Sean Patrick Flanery and Guy Weir as Las Vegas cops who go to work as "security consultants" for a casino owner.

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On Buffy the Vampire Slayer (8 p.m., WB), Buffy begins to suspect that her perky, Celine Dion-loving roomie may be a soul-sucking monster. We really, really hope last week's drippy season opener was not a sign of things to come. Toughen up, Buff -- its only college. Biography (8 p.m. EDT/9 PDT, A&E) has a new profile of Ingrid Bergman. Nova (check local times, PBS) explores the possibility of time travel. Only the lonely become targets for a parasitic demon -- and it ain't Roy Orbison -- in episode No. 2 of Angel (9 p.m., WB). William H. Macy begins a guest stint on Sports Night (9:30 p.m., ABC) alongside wifey Felicity Huffman. He plays a despicable network weasel hired to boost ratings by whatever means necessary. On Once and Again (10 p.m., ABC), Lily and Rick are running out of places to do it, plus they're letting their grades -- I mean, their parental duties -- slip. Frontline (check local times, PBS) exposes the Russian mafia's infiltration of the National Hockey League. Just as long as they keep their hands off the World Wrestling Federation.

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National League Championship Series

Mets at Braves, Game 1 (8 p.m., NBC)

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Rosie O'Donnell (syndicated) Meredith Brooks with Queen Latifah

David Letterman (CBS) Wilson Pickett, Billy Blanks

Jay Leno (NBC) Ving Rhames, Thora Birch

Politically Incorrect (ABC) Rita Rudner, Tammy Bruce

Conan O'Brien (NBC) David Boreanaz, Moxy Fruvous

By Joyce Millman

Joyce Millman is a writer living in the Bay Area.

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