Blue Glow

Salon's TV picks for Weekend, June 23-25, 2000

By Joyce Millman

Published June 23, 2000 6:13PM (EDT)


And then there were five ... Making the Band (9:30 p.m. Fri., ABC) boots the final two washouts, making the O-Town lineup complete. Barbara Walters interviews Vice President Al Gore on 20/20 (10 p.m. Fri., ABC). The Simpsons (8 p.m. Sun., Fox) reruns the one where Apu and Manjula become celebrities when Manjula gives birth to octuplets. The X-Files (9 p.m. Sun., Fox) reruns the "Cops" crossover. Helen Mirren plays a former blues rocker on the skids in a rerun of the "Masterpiece Theatre" mystery Painted Lady (9 p.m. Sun., PBS, check local times). On Sex and the City (9 p.m. Sun., HBO), Carrie dates a guy who swings both ways -- call him "Mr. Bi." Donovan Leitch and Alanis Morissette guest. The Monkees' sordid (well, OK, mildly naughty) past is exposed on Behind the Music (9 p.m. Sun., VH1).


Christina Aguilera continues her quest for total TV dominance with yet another appearance this week, this time as headliner for the Walt Disney World Summer Jam (8 p.m. Fri., ABC), which also features Smash Mouth, Destiny's Child, BBMak and Enrique Iglesias. Poultry in Motion: The Making of "Chicken Run" (10 p.m. Sat., NBC) goes behind the scenes of the new animated feature in this hourlong commercial. Nicolas Cage won a best actor Oscar for his performance as a souse with a death wish in the 1995 drama Leaving Las Vegas (8 p.m. Sun., TNT). Elisabeth Shue plays the luminous hooker who doesn't try to stop him. Iron Chef New York Battle (9 p.m. Sun., Food Network) pits Iron Chef Morimoto against Food Network star Bobby Flay in a cook-off at Manhattan's Webster Hall. The unctuous Gordon Elliott hosts.


Brewers at Braves (7:35 p.m. Fri., 7:05 p.m. Sat., 1:05 p.m. Sun., TBS)
Pirates at Mets (7 p.m. Sat., FX)
Rockies at Diamondbacks (8 p.m. Sun., ESPN)

WNBA basketball:
Seattle Storm at Portland Fire (9 p.m. Fri., Lifetime)
L.A. Sparks at N.Y. Liberty (4 p.m. Sun., NBC)


Rosie O'Donnell (syndicated) Real people
David Letterman (CBS) Keenan Ivory Wayans
Jay Leno (NBC) Robert DeNiro, Foo Fighters
Politically Incorrect (ABC) Sonny Barger, Todd Glass
Conan O'Brien (NBC) Samuel L. Jackson, Patricia Heaton

Joyce Millman

Joyce Millman is a writer living in the Bay Area.

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