Blue Glow

Salon's TV picks for Tuesday, June 20, 2000


Joyce Millman
June 20, 2000 10:55PM (UTC)

Series

On a rerun of Buffy the Vampire Slayer (8 p.m., WB), Willow's spell causes Giles to go blind and Buffy and Spike to fall in love. Mary Magdalene is the subject of a new Biography (8 p.m., A&E). Will & Grace (9 p.m., NBC) reruns the one where Will is embarrassed by Jack's flaming behavior at the gym. Wesley shows what he's made of in a rerun of Angel (9 p.m., WB) in which he and Angel have to perform an exorcism on a possessed boy. In the new game show Don't Forget Your Toothbrush (10 p.m., Comedy Central), contestants compete in humiliating endeavors in hopes of winning a vacation (to where, "Survivor" island?). Mark Curry hosts. P.O.V. (check local times, PBS) presents "Butterfly," a documentary about environmental activist Julia Butterfly Hill, who lived in an ancient redwood tree for two years to protest the cutting down of old-growth forests. The critically acclaimed, viewer-detested Fox sitcom Action (10:30 p.m., FX) rises again on cable. FX is airing all 13 episodes of the scathing, potty-mouthed parody of Hollywood movers and shakers. (Fox aired only eight episodes in the show's original run.) Jay Mohr stars as a ruthless studio exec whose biggest problem is that he's not ruthless enough; Illeana Douglas plays his muse and confidante, a former child star turned hooker.

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Specials

Can 25 million Blockbuster customers be wrong? That's just a rhetorical question. The public honors its favorite movies, music and video rentals of 1999 in The Blockbuster Entertainment Awards (8 p.m., Fox), featuring performances by Mariah Carey, Marc Anthony, Enrique Iglesias and Uncle Kracker with Kid Rock and appearances by Keanu Reeves, Gillian Anderson, Drew Barrymore, Laurence Fishburne, Lisa Kudrow and Johnny Depp.

Sports

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

Talk

Rosie O'Donnell (syndicated) Kevin Bacon
David Letterman (CBS) Mark Wahlberg, Deftones
Jay Leno (NBC) Lara Flynn Boyle, Richard Roundtree
Politically Incorrect (ABC) John Stossel, Peter Frampton
Conan O'Brien (NBC) Al Roker, Lou Reed

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Joyce Millman

Joyce Millman is a writer living in the Bay Area.

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