Blue Glow

Salon's TV picks for Weekend, Jan. 21-23, 2000


Joyce Millman
January 21, 2000 10:00PM (UTC)

Series

Annette Bening is profiled on Dateline NBC (9 p.m. Fri., NBC). Now and Again (9 p.m. Fri., CBS) reruns the one where Michael has to find a man spreading a drug that makes people fearless. Nightline (11:35 p.m. Fri., ABC) has a special episode in which excerpts from the secret Nixon White House tapes are publicly broadcast for the first time. John Dean guests. Double Dare 2000 (9:30 p.m. Sat., Nickelodeon) premieres. It's an update of the family game show from the '80s, but the premise is the same: make sure mom and dad get slimed. On The Simpsons (8 p.m. Sun., Fox), Homer and family house-sit for Mr. Burns. You can pretty much guess where it goes from there. Britney Spears is the guest voice. Felicity (8 p.m. Sun., WB) has a Very Special Episode, but it's not what you think. It's a tribute to "The Twilight Zone," shot in black and white, in which Felicity's visit to a clinic for the lovelorn has eerie results. Also, the contents of Meghan's famous box are revealed. On The X-Files (9 p.m. Sun., Fox), a man is found dead inside a locked car -- with 200 snake bites on his body. Uncle Junior petitions for a medical release from prison and racial troubles erupt on a Soprano-run construction site on The Sopranos (9 p.m. Sun., HBO). Heeere's Johnny: John Lydon, better known as Johnny Rotten, makes his debut as a TV-show host with Rotten Television (Midnight, Sun., VH1), the first of seven specials slated to air on VH1 throughout the year.

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Specials

It's time for The Golden Globe Awards (8 p.m. Sun., NBC), in which movie and TV stars get liquored up and accept trophies for the best of 1999, as chosen by "the Hollywood foreign press." Jim Carrey, I kiss you! This year's festivities include a special tribute to Barbra Streisand, presented by John Travolta. There's also a Joan and Melissa Rivers pre-show (6 p.m., E!) and an official pre-show (7 p.m., NBC) hosted by Dick Clark and Cynthia Garrett. The MSNBC "investigation" The JonBenet Murder Mystery (8 p.m. Sun., MSNBC) reviews the case so far. Face to Face: The Schappell Twins (8 p.m. EST/9 PST, Sun., A&E) is a two-hour documentary about 37-year-old sisters conjoined at the forehead.

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Sports

Basketball:

Hawks at Heat (8 p.m. Fri., TNT)

Jazz at Kings (6 p.m. Sat., NBC)

Trail Blazers at Lakers (8:30 p.m. Sat., NBC)

Football:

AFC Championship: Titans at Jaguars (12:30 p.m. Sun., CBS)

NFC Championship: Buccaneers at Rams (4 p.m. Sun., Fox)

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Hockey:

Blues at Blackhawks (8 p.m. Fri., ESPN)

Bruins at Panthers (7:30 p.m. Sat., ESPN2)

Flyers at Penguins (8 p.m. Sun., ESPN)

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Talk

Rosie O'Donnell (syndicated) Lauren Bacall

David Letterman (CBS) Peter Fonda, Sting (rerun)

Jay Leno (NBC) Johnny Depp, Sarah Michelle Gellar (rerun)

Dennis Miller (HBO) Carl Reiner

Politically Incorrect (ABC) Joan Rivers, Joey McIntyre

Conan O'Brien (NBC) Judd Nelson, Will Ferrell (rerun)


Joyce Millman

Joyce Millman is a writer living in the Bay Area.

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