Blue Glow

Salon's TV picks for
Tuesday, May 9, 2000


Joyce Millman
May 9, 2000 8:00PM (UTC)

Series

On Buffy the Vampire Slayer (8 p.m., WB), Spike teams up with Adam to neutralize Buffy by turning the Scooby Gang members against one another. Also, Angel comes to town to size up this Riley dude. Will and Grace meet a strangely familiar elderly couple on Will & Grace (9 p.m., NBC). Angel (9 p.m., WB) -- apparently back from his trip to Sunnydale -- does battle with an anti-vampire militia. Just Shoot Me (9:30 p.m., NBC) parodies A&E's "Biography" with an episode done like an A&E profile of Nina Van Horn (Wendie Malick), the fashionista with the colorful and hard-living past. Frontline (check local times, PBS) presents "Return of the Czar," a look at what the election of Vladimir Putin means for Russia's relationship with the United States. The squad is joined by a pair of British cops to hunt a British serial killer on NYPD Blue (10 p.m., ABC).

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Special

Fox does it again with the two-hour special Battle of the Child Geniuses: Who Is the Smartest Kid in America? (8 p.m., Fox). Followed by "What Kind of Parents Would Volunteer Their Kids for a Fox Freak Show?"

Sports

Baseball:

Braves at Marlins (7 p.m., TBS)

NHL Playoffs:

Flyers at Penguins (7 p.m., ESPN2)

NBA Playoffs:

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

Jazz at Trail Blazers (10:30 p.m., TNT)

Talk

Rosie O'Donnell (syndicated) John Travolta, Hanson

David Letterman (CBS) John Travolta, "Kiss Me Kate" cast

Jay Leno (NBC) Barry Manilow, Tori Spelling

Politically Incorrect (ABC) Drew Carey, Bill O'Reilly

Conan O'Brien (NBC) Kyle MacLachlan, Britney Spears, Guided by Voices

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Joyce Millman

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