Blue Glow

Salon's TV picks for Monday, Jan. 10, 2000


Joyce Millman
January 10, 2000 10:00PM (UTC)

Series

NBC gives Freaks and Geeks (8 p.m., NBC) one more chance to click with viewers, moving it to Mondays from Saturdays. The competition is tough, but it won't kill you to miss "Millionaire" for one night. Give this smart, engaging hour-long comedy about teen outcasts, circa 1980, a chance. Antiques Roadshow (8 p.m., PBS) opens a new season with a trip to Columbus, Ohio. On Ally McBeal (9 p.m., Fox), Ally is unsettled by a homeless man's insights about her, while Ling is arrested and charged with running a prostitution ring. Robert's reluctance to marry Amy has the family wondering if maybe he's gay on a new Everybody Loves Raymond (9 p.m., CBS). The American Experience (9 p.m., PBS) has a new profile of Eleanor Roosevelt. NBC's drama about paramedics and firefighters, Third Watch (10 p.m., NBC), moves to a new day and time.

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Specials

Jeff Daniels stars as George Washington in the new TV movie The Crossing (8 p.m. EST/9 PST, A&E), an adaptation of Howard Fast's novel about the events leading up to Washington's Dec. 25, 1776, crossing of the Delaware River with a motley band of soldiers to hand the British Army its first defeat in the Revolutionary War. The new TV movie Muhammad Ali: King of the World (9 p.m., ABC), based on David Remnick's bestseller, chronicles Ali's early career (back when he was still Cassius Clay) and conversion to Islam. Starring Terrence Howard as Ali, Steve Harris as Sonny Liston and John Ventimiglia as trainer Angelo Dundee.

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Sports

Basketball:

Jazz at Spurs (8 p.m., TBS)

Hockey:

Coyotes at Islanders (7:30 p.m., ESPN2)

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Talk

David Letterman (CBS) Carol Burnett, Ice Cube

Jay Leno (NBC) Antonio Banderas, Hilary Swank

Politically Incorrect (ABC) Penn Jillette, Penelope Ann Miller

Conan O'Brien (NBC) Stone Cold Steve Austin, Diana Krall (rerun)

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Joyce Millman

Joyce Millman is a writer living in the Bay Area.

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