Blue Glow

Salon's TV picks for Monday, June 5, 2000


Joyce Millman
June 5, 2000 11:04PM (UTC)

Series

In Fox's latest quiz show, It's Your Chance of a Lifetime (8 p.m., Fox), contestants compete to have their credit-card debts erased. If they lose, are they thrown into a locked room with a bunch of bill collectors? Everybody Loves Raymond (9 p.m., CBS) reruns the one where Ray pays dearly when Debra discovers he taped a football game over their wedding video. On a rerun of Ally McBeal (9 p.m., Fox), Ally is sued by the woman whose wedding she disrupted, and Billy hires a nubile assistant.

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Specials

The latest edition of The Great American History Quiz (8 p.m., History Channel) looks at "The Pursuit of Happiness" through questions about Americans' leisure pastimes through the decades. Chevy Chase hosts; celebrity contestants include Gillian Anderson, Jerry Springer, Bill Maher and Miss Piggy. Christine Lahti stars in the new cable movie An American Daughter (9 p.m., Lifetime), an adaptation of Wendy Wasserstein's play about a distinguished physician (Lahti) who comes under brutal media scrutiny when she is nominated for the post of U.S. Surgeon General. Tom Skerritt costars.

Sports

Baseball:
Blue Jays at Braves (7:35 p.m., TBS)

Stanley Cup finals:
Devils at Stars, Game 4 (8 p.m., ABC)

Talk

Rosie O'Donnell (syndicated) Lisa Kudrow, Kristin Davis
David Letterman (CBS) TBA
Jay Leno (NBC) Nicolas Cage, Lou Reed
Politically Incorrect (ABC) Russell Banks, Christopher Reid
Conan O'Brien (NBC) Eric Idle, Jon Stewart (rerun)

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Joyce Millman

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