Blue Glow

Salon's TV picks for
Weekend, March 3-5, 2000


Joyce Millman
March 3, 2000 10:00PM (UTC)

Series

On The Sopranos (8 p.m. Sun.,
HBO)
, and please note the time
change, Carmela asks a friend to pull a
few strings to get Meadow into college,
while those two youthful boneheads who
do odd jobs for Tony decide to defect to
Richie Aprile. And the first of the
"Sopranos" wannabes makes its debut:
Cover Me: Based on the True Life of
an FBI Family (8 p.m. Sun., USA)

stars Peter Dobson as an undercover Fed
pretending to be a mobster and juggling
his work life and family life. Shaun
Cassidy, who was responsible for the
overrated "American Gothic," created
this one. Kevin Spacey meets his adoring
public on Inside the Actors Studio (8
p.m. Sun., Bravo)
. E! True
Hollywood Story (9 p.m. Sun., E!)

unveils a new episode about the
hill-and-valley career of Burt Reynolds,
to compete with the 100th episode of
Behind the Music (9 p.m. Sun.,
VH1)
. Unfortunately for Reynolds,
the 100th episode of "Behind the Music"
is about Tina Turner.

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Specials

Supermodel Tyra Banks plays a
Barbie-type doll (that's a stretch) who
becomes human when her owner performs a
magic spell on the new Disney TV movie
Life Size (7 p.m. Sun., ABC).
The TV Guide Awards (8 p.m. Sun.,
Fox)
honor TV favorites as chosen by
the readers of that little magazine that
keeps falling between the cushions of
the sofa. Should you watch? Here are the
nominees for favorite drama series:
"ER," "Providence," "The Practice" and
"Touched by an Angel." Click. The new
cable movie The Golden Spiders: A
Nero Wolfe Mystery (8 p.m. ET/9 PT,
Sun., A&E)
stars Maury Chaykin as
the gourmet sleuth and Timothy Hutton as
his dedicated assistant, Archie Goodwin.
Camryn Manheim does her Snow White turn
in part 32 (OK, part four) of The
10th Kingdom (9 p.m. Sun., NBC)
. In
the made-for-TV comedy Catch a
Falling Star (9 p.m. Sun., CBS)
,
Sela Ward plays a snobby movie star who
learns about real life from the people
of a small New England mill town. The
new cable movie If These Walls Could
Talk 2 (9 p.m. Sun., HBO)
is a trio
of stories looking at lesbian life over
three decades. Vanessa Redgrave, Chloe
Sevigny, Michelle Williams, Sharon Stone
and Ellen DeGeneres star.

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Sports

Basketball:

Jazz at Hornets (8 p.m. Fri., TNT)

Pacers at Lakers (10:30 p.m. Fri.,
TNT)

Jazz at Knicks (12:30 p.m. Sun.,
NBC)

Heat at Lakers (6 p.m. Sun., NBC)

Hockey:

Panthers at Rangers (8 p.m. Fri.,
ESPN)

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

Red Wings at Stars (8 p.m. Sun.,
ESPN)

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College basketball:

Big South Championship (3:30 p.m.
Sat., ESPN)

Southern Championship (12:30 p.m.
Sun., ESPN)

Ohio Valley Championship (2:30 p.m.
Sun., ESPN)

SEC Women's Championship (5 p.m.
Sun., ESPN2)

Big Ten Women's Championship (7 p.m.
Sun., ESPN2)

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Talk

Rosie O'Donnell (syndicated)
Madonna, Benjamin Bratt

David Letterman (CBS)
Anjelica Huston, Steely Dan

Jay Leno (NBC) Jamie Lee
Curtis, Destiny's Child

Politically Incorrect (ABC)
Rick James, Cedric the Entertainer

Conan O'Brien (NBC) Al
Franken, the Flaming Lips

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Joyce Millman

Joyce Millman is a writer living in the Bay Area.

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