Blue Glow

Salon's TV picks for
Monday, March 13, 2000

Published March 13, 2000 5:00PM (EST)


Freaks and Geeks (8 p.m., NBC) returns to the NBC lineup for what may very well be its last stand. This amazing, yet low-rated, high school comedy has its loyal supporters, but, alas, it's the people with the Nielsen boxes that count. So let me direct this plea to the boxed among you: Do a good deed. Leave the TV on NBC from 8 to 9. You don't even have to be in the room. Good karma will find you. Amen. Ally McBeal (9 p.m., Fox) reruns the episode where a dying boy wants to sue God. It's notable because the boy is played by Oscar nominee Haley Joel Osment ("The Sixth Sense"). On a rerun of Everybody Loves Raymond (9 p.m., CBS), Ray sees himself in a whiny, annoying cousin. Lily's late father has left a surprise for her on Once and Again (10 p.m., ABC).

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Satan's School for Girls (8 p.m., ABC) is a TV movie remake of a 1973 TV movie about devil-worship at a girls' academy. Kate Jackson and Shannen Doherty star. Trust me, nothing scary happens until after 9. (See "Freaks and Geeks," above.) The four-part series The Most (9 p.m. EST/10 PST, History Channel) looks at extreme achievements and events in recent history, beginning with "Astounding Structures," a look at the world's tallest, grandest, longest and weirdest buildings and bridges. The documentary Paradise Lost 2: Revelations (10 p.m., HBO) revisits the true story of three child murders that took place in the suburban Arkansas development of Robin Hood Hills. The case was first explored in Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky's controversial, Emmy-winning 1996 documentary "Paradise Lost," which raised questions about whether the teenagers convicted of the murders were guilty. In the sequel, Berlinger and Sinofsky offer new evidence that the real killer may still be at large.

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Celtics at Pistons (8 p.m., TBS)


Stars at Rangers (7:30 p.m., ESPN)

Flyers at Coyotes (10 p.m., ESPN2)

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Rosie O'Donnell (syndicated) Performance from Broadway's "The Bomb-itty of Errors"

David Letterman (CBS) Sophia Loren, the Mavericks (rerun)

Jay Leno (NBC) Elton John, Angie Harmon

Politically Incorrect (ABC) Kim Coles, Scott Weiland

Conan O'Brien (NBC) Hilary Swank, Everything but the Girl (rerun)

By Joyce Millman

Joyce Millman is a writer living in the Bay Area.

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