Blue Glow

Salon's TV picks for Tuesday, May 30, 2000

Published May 30, 2000 6:37PM (EDT)


Buffy the Vampire Slayer (8 p.m., WB) repeats the one where Riley takes Buffy inside the Initiative command center and she sees Maggie Walsh in a new light. Eddie Murphy's animated sitcom The PJs (8:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., Fox) returns to Fox's schedule with two never-aired episodes after a long "hiatus." And not a moment too soon; Fox has dumped the show and it'll be on the WB next fall. Also returning with new episodes after a long layoff: Dilbert (8:30 p.m., UPN) and another canceled Fox cartoon, Family Guy (9 p.m., Fox). On a rerun of Angel (9 p.m., WB), the loneliest vampire in L.A. infiltrates the singles scene to nab a demon that preys on the lovelorn.


Barbra Streisand executive produced the documentary Reel Models: The First Women of Film (8 p.m. ET/11 p.m. PST, American Movie Classics), which profiles four little-known female filmmaking pioneers, directors Alice Guy, Lois Weber and Dorothy Arzner and screenwriter Frances Marion. Streisand, Hilary Swank, Susan Sarandon and Shirley MacLaine introduce segments. The six-part series Naked Planet (check local times, PBS) explores the geography and history of famous spots around the globe. The first episode looks at the Dead Sea. The new cable movie Secret Cutting (9 p.m., USA) stars Kimberlee Peterson as a teenager who cuts herself as an outlet for anxiety and stress, and Sean Young as her emotionally icy mother.



Braves at Cubs (8 p.m., TBS)

NBA playoffs:

Trail Blazers at Lakers, Western Conference Finals, Game 5 (9 p.m., NBC)


Rosie O'Donnell (syndicated) Vanessa Marcil

David Letterman (CBS) TBA

Jay Leno (NBC) Shaquille O'Neal (rerun)

Politically Incorrect (ABC) "The Rules" authors

Conan O'Brien (NBC) Matthew Perry (rerun)

By Joyce Millman

Joyce Millman is a writer living in the Bay Area.

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