Blue Glow

Salon's TV picks for
Monday, March 27, 2000

Published March 27, 2000 5:00PM (EST)


That '70s Show (8 p.m., Fox) has a dream sequence where Donna imagines her and Eric as Edith and Archie Bunker. Looking for Freaks and Geeks? Well, you won't find it. NBC has yanked the show off the air for the final time -- just like you knew the network would. There are six remaining episodes and "Freaks" creators Judd Apatow and Paul Feig are shopping them around to other networks. (I think it would be perfect for VH1, don't you?) Way to go NBC! And, by the way, thanks for "Daddio." Now that's comedy! Speaking of bad sitcoms, how about Titus (8:30 p.m., Fox)? Last week's highly touted premiere was quite a stunner, and not in a good way. This Titus guy sits in an electric chair and talks to the camera about his dysfunctional family and it's all so off-off-Broadway. Then the show shifts into basic stupid-guy sitcom mode, with the obligatory smarter girlfriend, jokes with the word "panties" in the punchline and Stacy Keach in flashback as Titus' sadistic father, who is basically a male version of "Malcolm in the Middle's" sadistic mother. "TV's most original comic voice since 'Seinfeld'!," raves Newsday. Hey, Newsday -- can I have some of what you're smoking? There's a departure on tonight's Ally McBeal (9 p.m., Fox), as well as a case involving a man who wants to have his marriage annulled because of his wife's cosmetic surgeries. Everybody Loves Raymond (9 p.m., CBS) reruns the one where Debra's sex drive goes way up and Ray thinks her hunky aerobics instructor is the cause. On a bonus Buffy the Vampire Slayer (9 p.m., WB) rerun, it's Part 1 of "Graduation Day," in which Buffy is distracted from preparing Sunnydale's student body to face the mayor-demon by Angel's sudden poisoning at the hands of Faith. The American Experience (check local times, PBS) has back-to-back episodes; "Alone on the Ice" chronicles Robert Byrd's Antarctic expedition, while "Gold Fever" looks at the 1898 Klondike gold rush.


The new, three-hour TV movie The Audrey Hepburn Story (8 p.m., ABC) stars Jennifer Love Hewitt -- yeah, right -- as the elegant gamin who took Hollywood by storm in the 1950s and early '60s.


College basketball:

NCAA women's tournament (7 p.m., 9, midnight, ESPN; 7:30 p.m., ESPN2)

NBA basketball:

Spurs at Sonics (8 p.m., TBS)


Blackhawks at Avalanche (9:30 p.m., ESPN2)


David Letterman (CBS) Rosie Perez

Jay Leno (NBC) Kevin Spacey, Lacey Chabert

Politically Incorrect (ABC) Roger Ebert, Joan Rivers

Conan O'Brien (NBC) Gwyneth Paltrow, Jason Schwartzman (rerun)

Craig Kilborn (CBS) George Hamilton

By Joyce Millman

Joyce Millman is a writer living in the Bay Area.

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