Blue Glow

Salon's TV picks for Weekend, Feb. 4-6, 2000

Published February 4, 2000 5:00PM (EST)


The new sci-fi series The Others (10 p.m. Sat., NBC), created by former "X-Files" hands Glen Morgan and James Wong, has to do with a diverse group of people who can communicate with the dead. Futurama (7 p.m. Sun., Fox) moves into a new time slot with an episode about mating season for crustacean Dr. Zoidberg. On The Simpsons (8 p.m. Sun., Fox), the family visits the state fair, where Lisa learns yet again that life sucks and Bart comes into the possession of a racehorse. Felicity (8 p.m. Sun., WB) visits a therapist to unravel her feelings about her parents' breakup. The X-Files (9 p.m. Sun., Fox) gets back to the "what really happened to Mulder's sister" plot line with a two-parter about the mysterious abduction of another young girl. Masterpiece Theatre (check local times, Sun., PBS) has a new two-part adaptation of "Madame Bovary," starring Frances O'Connor ("Mansfield Park") as the adulterous title character. Tony goes to Italy to take care of some family business on The Sopranos (9 p.m. Sun., HBO). The Practice (10 p.m. Sun., ABC) concludes its two-parter with the firm resorting to Plan B in its defense of a Los Angeles murderer.

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Hello, I'm Roger Ebert, and across the aisle from me is ... President Clinton? Yes, the country's Moviegoer in Chief reflects on his favorite films in a special White House-filmed edition of Roger Ebert and the Movies (check local times, Sun., syndicated). Better super-size that popcorn. John Travolta and Nicolas Cage play cat and mouse in John Woo's 1997 thriller Face/Off (8 p.m. Sun., NBC). The Good Book of Love: Sex in the Bible (8 p.m. ET/9 PT, Sun., A&E) is every Sunday School kid's dream -- all the naughty bits with none of the boring stuff in between. The new TV movie Missing Pieces (9 p.m. Sun., CBS) stars James Coburn as a gruff father trying to figure out why his son killed himself.

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Kings at Pacers (8 p.m. Fri., TNT)

Suns at Sonics (10:30 p.m. Fri., TNT)

Heat at Knicks (1 p.m. Sun., NBC)

Kings at 76ers (3:30 p.m. Sun., NBC)


NHL All-Star Game (2:30 p.m. Sun., ABC)


Pro Bowl (5:30 p.m. Sun., ABC)

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Rosie O'Donnell (syndicated) Madonna, Benjamin Bratt

David Letterman (CBS) No. 1 viewers' choice episode

Jay Leno (NBC) Sandra Bullock, L.L. Cool J

Politically Incorrect (ABC) Larry Flynt

Conan O'Brien (NBC) Mary Tyler Moore, Virginie Ledoyen

Craig Kilborn (CBS) Daisy Fuentes, Doyle Bramhall

By Joyce Millman

Joyce Millman is a writer living in the Bay Area.

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