Blue Glow

Salon's TV picks for Monday, Feb. 28, 2000


Joyce Millman
February 28, 2000 10:00PM (UTC)

Series

Biography (8 p.m. ET/ 9 PT, A&E) begins "Watching the Detectives Week" (Elvis Costello, call your lawyer), five nights of profiles of TV sleuths, beginning with Peter "Columbo" Falk. On 7th Heaven (8 p.m., WB), Eric is a juror on a murder trial. Department of "Yeah, Sure": Ally enters a contest to be Tina Turner's backup dancer for a night on Ally McBeal (9 p.m., Fox). Marie feels threatened by Debra's newfound cooking skills on Everybody Loves Raymond (9 p.m., CBS). The new sitcom Grapevine (9:30 p.m., CBS) stars Kristy Swanson, Steven Eckholdt and George Eads as Miami single pals who talk to the camera a lot about how tough it is to be single. Kinda makes you long for "Ladies Man," doesn't it? Walking "E! True Hollywood Story" Bo Derek guests on Family Law (10 p.m., CBS) as Rex's ex-wife, who suddenly demands an increase in monthly alimony payments. The American Experience (check local times, PBS) presents "John Brown's Holy War," the story of the man whose bloody anti-slavery crusade played a role in igniting the Civil War. Joe Morton narrates.

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Specials

The miniseries The 10th Kingdom (8 p.m., NBC) marches on (and on); The Beach Boys: An American Family (9 p.m., ABC) wraps up.

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Sports

Basketball:

Knicks at Heat (8 p.m., TBS)

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Talk

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Rosie O'Donnell (syndicated) Backstage at "Ally McBeal"

David Letterman (CBS) Dave hosts; guests TBA

Jay Leno (NBC) David Boreanaz, Pamela Anderson Lee

Politically Incorrect (ABC) John Lydon, John Henton

Conan O'Brien (NBC) Jay Leno (rerun)

Craig Kilborn (CBS) Kathy Ireland, Forest Whitaker


Joyce Millman

Joyce Millman is a writer living in the Bay Area.

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