Blue Glow

Salon's TV picks for Tuesday, March 14, 2000


Joyce Millman
March 14, 2000 10:00PM (UTC)

Series

Buffy the Vampire Slayer (8 p.m., WB) repeats the one where Willow's spell makes Giles go blind and Buffy and Spike fall in love. On God, the Devil and Bob (8:30 p.m., NBC), the Devil takes Bob's teenage daughter Megan on her first date. Some religious groups are protesting the show as being blasphemous, but it's actually very pro-God and pro-faith. The only blasphemy it commits is to the gods of comedy -- last week's premiere was nearly laugh-free. On a rerun of Angel (9 p.m., WB), Angel and Cordelia are having trouble dealing with Doyle's death. This is the one where Charisma Carpenter gets to show off her impeccable comic timing in an audition scene where she is suddenly afflicted with a little something Doyle gave her. Casey and Dan have a spat over the differences in their work ethics and Jeremy tries to keep Natalie from finding out that his new girlfriend is a porn actress on Sports Night (9:30 p.m., ABC). On NYPD Blue (10 p.m., ABC), Fancy and Baldwin reach out to a colleague in trouble. The new comedy Son of the Beach (10:30 p.m., FX) premieres. Howard Stern is the executive producer of this "Baywatch" parody starring Tim Stack ("Nightstand with Dick Dietrick").

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Specials

Inside TV Land: The Honeymooners (10 p.m., TV Land) is a behind-the-scenes documentary about the making of the classic Jackie Gleason sitcom. Magician Ricky Jay hosts Rip-Offs and Scams (10 p.m., Court TV), a look at some of the classic bunko games and pyramid schemes of our time.

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Sports

Basketball:

Rockets at Knicks (8 p.m., TNT)

Hockey:

Mighty Ducks at Avalanche (8 p.m., ESPN)

College basketball:

NIT Tournament (7:30 p.m., ESPN2)

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Talk

Rosie O'Donnell (syndicated) Julia Roberts

David Letterman (CBS) Tom Hanks (rerun)

Jay Leno (NBC) Julianne Moore, Richard Farnsworth

Politically Incorrect (ABC) Deepak Chopra, Beth Littleford

Conan O'Brien (NBC) William H. Macy, D.L. Hughley

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Joyce Millman

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