Blue Glow

Salon's TV picks for Wednesday, June 28, 2000


Joyce Millman
June 28, 2000 11:00PM (UTC)

Series

The new series Opposite Sex (8 p.m., Fox) is a regular season reject about three teenage boys attending a formerly all-female prep school. It's supposedly a drama, you probably never heard of any of the actors and, look, how high could Fox be on this show if it slotted it against Survivor (8 p.m., CBS)? Speaking of which, on tonight's episode, Greg and Colleen reveal what they've been doing when they've been sneaking off together, and the teams participate in a reward challenge that's not going to make PETA happy -- they're presented with the prospect of a tasty dinner, but they have to kill it first. On a rerun of The West Wing (9 p.m., NBC), enemies of Bartlet uncover evidence of Leo's previous drug addiction. The new cable series Soul Food (10 p.m., Showtime) premieres. Nicole Ari Parker, Malinda Williams and Vanessa Williams (not that one) star as close-knit sisters in this TV version of the 1997 movie of the same name. Tony takes a business trip to Italy, where he meets a stunning female mob boss, on a rerun of The Sopranos (10 p.m., HBO).

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Specials

The legendary "Prefab Four" get the TV movie treatment in Daydream Believers: The Monkees Story (9 p.m., VH1). They auditioned to be in an NBC comedy series about a zany American version of the Beatles. Little did they know they'd soon be hanging out with Jack Nicholson and dropping acid. But seriously ... "Last Train to Clarksville," "I'm a Believer," "I'm Not Your Stepping Stone," "Mary, Mary" and "Pleasant Valley Sunday" were all great songs. And Davy was cute. When I was 9, the Monkees rocked my world. I guess that explains a lot.

Sports

Tennis:
Wimbledon (9 a.m., TNT)

Baseball:
Cardinals at Reds (7 p.m., ESPN)
Yankees at Tigers (7 p.m., ESPN2)

NBA Draft:
The Nets pick first (7:30 p.m., TNT)

Talk

Rosie O'Donnell (syndicated) Mariah Carey, Susan Lucci (rerun)
David Letterman (CBS) Martha Stewart, Travis
Jay Leno (NBC) Shannon Elizabeth, Patty Loveless
Politically Incorrect (ABC) Julie Brown, Christina Hoff Sommers
Conan O'Brien (NBC) Steven Wright

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Joyce Millman

Joyce Millman is a writer living in the Bay Area.

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