Blue Glow

Salon's TV picks for Weekend, Nov. 19-21, 1999


Joyce Millman
November 19, 1999 10:00PM (UTC)

Series

Michael finds a way to spend Thanksgiving with his wife and daughter on Now and Again (9 p.m. Fri., CBS). Barbara Walters interviews Dudley Moore about his rare illness on 20/20 (10 p.m. Fri., ABC). Jennifer Aniston hosts Saturday Night Live (11:30 p.m. Sat., NBC), with music from Sting. On King of the Hill (7:30 p.m. Sun., Fox), Hank and family are stranded at the airport on Thanksgiving. Apu and his wife become media sensations when she gives birth to octuplets on The Simpsons (8 p.m. Sun., Fox). Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (8 p.m. Sun., ABC) was supposed to wrap up its run tonight, but ABC, smelling a sweeps victory, has extended it for three more nights. Felicity's parents show up to ruin their daughter's Thanksgiving plans on Felicity ( 8 p.m. Sun., WB). It's back to business for Mulder (no longer a comatose human-alien hybrid, it seems) and Scully on The X-Files (9 p.m. Sun., Fox) -- they're chasing a guy who likes to eat human brains. Masterpiece Theatre (check local times, Sun., PBS) begins the two-part drama "Shooting the Past," in which the oddball workers at a private British photo archive retaliate when a heartless American buys the archive and fires everyone. Eugene's ex-wife and son are involved in a murder and Lindsay is assigned to represent a serial killer (Richard Thomas) on The Practice (10 p.m. Sun., ABC).

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Specials

Teen Files: The Truth About Violence (8 p.m. Fri., UPN), hosted by Leeza Gibbons, takes a group of violence-prone teens to emergency rooms, battered women's shelters and the Columbine High massacre memorial to get across the human toll of violence. The new cable movie RKO 281 (8 p.m. EST/9 PST, Sat., HBO) tells the story of Orson Welles' behind-the-scenes battles with William Randolph Hearst over Welles' masterpiece, "Citizen Kane," which was based on Hearst and which Hearst tried to ban. Starring Liev Schreiber as Welles, James Cromwell as Hearst, Melanie Griffith as Hearst's mistress, Marion Davies, and John Malkovich as "Kane" collaborator Herman Mankiewicz. The digitally restored version of The Wizard of Oz (8 p.m. Sun., TBS) has its basic cable premiere. The new TV movie Y2K: The Movie (9 p.m. Sun., NBC) stirs up millennium-bug hysteria, all in the name of sweeps. Ken Olin, Ronny Cox, Joe Morton and Lauren Tom star. Glenn Close plays the title character in Sarah, Plain and Tall: Winter's End (9 p.m. Sun., CBS), the third TV movie about a Kansas farm family. This one deals with a prodigal father (Jack Palance), World War I and the influenza epidemic of 1918. Also starring Christopher Walken.

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Sports

Basketball:

Trail Blazers at 76ers (8 p.m., TNT)

Football:

Bills at Jets, Colts at Eagles, Patriots at Dolphins, Seahawks at Chiefs or Steelers at Titans (1 p.m. Sun., CBS)

Falcons at Buccaneers, Lions at Packers or Panthers at Browns (1 p.m. Sun., Fox)

Ravens at Bengals (4 p.m. Sun., CBS)

Bears at Chargers, Giants at Redskins, Rams at 49ers or Cowboys at Cardinals (4 p.m. Sun., Fox)

Saints at Jaguars (8 p.m. Sun., ESPN)

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Talk

Rosie O'Donnell (syndicated) Johnny Depp

David Letterman (CBS) Gabriel Byrne

Jay Leno (NBC) Heather Locklear, Fiona Apple

Politically Incorrect (ABC) Women of "The View"

Conan O'Brien (NBC) Jerry Springer, Christina Ricci


Joyce Millman

Joyce Millman is a writer living in the Bay Area.

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