Blue Glow

Salon's TV picks for Thursday, Jan. 27, 2000


Joyce Millman
January 27, 2000 10:00PM (UTC)

Series

On Popular (8 p.m., WB), the girls are even more competitive than usual over asking boys to the Sadie Hawkins dance. Mystery! (check local times, PBS) offers "Touching Evil 2," in which D.I. Dave Creegan (Robson Green) tracks a ritual killer who targets Bosnian relief workers. Phoebe brings home an abandoned infant to save it from a vengeful spirit's curse on Charmed (9 p.m., WB). Celebrity Deathmatch (10 p.m., MTV) opens its third season with an all sports episode, featuring bouts between O.J. Simpson and Joe Namath, Tiger Woods and Andre Agassi and Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa.

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Specials

President Clinton delivers his State of the Union Address (9 p.m. ET/ 6 p.m. PT, ABC, CBS, NBC), which explains why there's no "ER" on tonight, among other things.

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Sports

Hockey:

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

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Talk

Rosie O'Donnell (syndicated) Courtney Cox Arquette, Margaret Colin

David Letterman (CBS) Rerun TBA

Jay Leno (NBC) David Hyde Pierce, Selma Blair, Wynonna

Politically Incorrect (ABC) Naomi Judd, Dinesh D'Souza

Conan O'Brien (NBC) Jason Priestley, Stockard Channing

Craig Kilborn (CBS) Merv Griffin, Robin Tunney

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