Blue Glow

Salon's TV picks for Wednesday, July 12, 2000


Joyce Millman
July 12, 2000 10:58PM (UTC)

Series

On Survivor (8 p.m., CBS), the two tribes consolidate into one, but old loyalties die hard. Fox combats "Survivor" with a bonus rerun of The Simpsons (8 p.m., Fox); it's the delectable "Behind the Music" parody. The new teen drama series Young Americans (9 p.m., WB) premieres. This sort-of "Dawson's Creek" spinoff (star Rodney Scott appeared on a few "Creek" episodes) sends a blue-collar lad to a posh New England boarding school, where he finds love, heartbreak and snobbery. 20/20 (10 p.m., ABC) reports on women in hate groups. The Sopranos (10 p.m., HBO) reruns the one where Tony hosts a high-stakes poker game, during which the gambling-addicted dad of one of Meadow's school friends (played by Robert Patrick) runs up quite a debt. In the players' lingo, that's a lot of boxes of ziti. Oz (11 p.m., HBO) begins a new season with more of the gentle charm with which we've come to associate this series.

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Specials

The new cable movie Out of Sync (9 p.m., VH1) is a comedy about a homemaker (Gail O'Grady) who becomes the singing voice, Milli Vanilli-style, for an attractive but talentless babe (Kari Wuhrer).

Talk

Rosie O'Donnell (syndicated) Halle Berry, Mary Louise Parker (rerun)
David Letterman (CBS) Michael J. Fox, Richard Harris (rerun)
Jay Leno (NBC) Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Spencer Breslin
Politically Incorrect (ABC) Mario Van Peebles, David Brenner
Conan O'Brien (NBC) Author Bill Flanagan
Craig Kilborn (CBS) Eric McCormack, Luna

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Joyce Millman

Joyce Millman is a writer living in the Bay Area.

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