Blue Glow

Salon's TV picks for Monday, June 19, 2000


Joyce Millman
June 19, 2000 10:57PM (UTC)

Series

Henry "The Fonz" Winkler is profiled on a new Biography (8 p.m., A&E). Animal Planet's "Croc Week" continues with Crocodiles of the Revolution (8 p.m., Animal Planet), hosted by Steve Irwin. Ally gets a new therapist (guest Betty White) and Billy comes to the conclusion that he's a male chauvinist on a rerun of Ally McBeal (9 p.m., Fox). Everybody Loves Raymond (9 p.m., CBS) repeats the one where Debra's mastery of a complicated Italian dish has the men drooling and Marie steaming. Road Rules (10 p.m., MTV) begins a new season with some changes, including a new character called "The Roadmaster" who decrees what challenges the cast will face, and a new $100,000 jackpot should the cast get through the season alive. The new comedy series The League of Gentlemen (10:30 p.m., Comedy Central) premieres. The work of a British trio of sketch comics, the series is set in a Monty Pythonesque fictional village inhabited by some very bizarre characters.

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Specials

In the second episode of the British reality series The 1900 House (check local times, PBS), the Bowler family moves into a Victorian house that has been stripped of all modern comforts and lives as a family would in 1900. Chamber pots, anyone? Peter Fonda hosts the four-part series The Rockies (9 p.m., History Channel), which chronicles the history of the mountain chain.

Sports

Baseball:
Braves at Phillies (7:30 p.m., TBS)

Talk

Rosie O'Donnell (syndicated) Ricky Martin
David Letterman (CBS) Busta Rhymes
Jay Leno (NBC) Steve Young
Politically Incorrect (ABC) Wayne Brady, Beth Littleford
Craig Kilborn (CBS) Freddie Prinze Jr.

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Joyce Millman

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