Blue Glow

Salon's TV picks for Weekend, July 28-30, 2000


Joyce Millman
July 28, 2000 9:19PM (UTC)

Series

The new animated series Baby Blues (8 p.m. Fri., WB) debuts with back-to-back episodes. Based on the comic strip about new parents, the series features the voices of Julia Sweeney and Mike O'Malley. Jackie Chan hosts a rerun of Saturday Night Live (11:30 p.m. Sat., NBC), with music from Kid Rock. Parker Posey guests in a spoof of "The Hand That Rocks the Cradle" on a rerun of The Simpsons (8 p.m. Sun., Fox). On Sex and the City (9 p.m. Sun., HBO), Carrie keeps seeing Big everywhere, and it's not all in her head.

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Specials

Kathie Lee Gifford finally goes away (but will she stay away?) on a special farewell edition of Regis & Kathie Lee (check local times and stations, Fri.). Jerry Springer -- remember him? -- hosts the Fox reality special Now or Never (9 p.m. Fri., Fox), in which people are given the chance to confront their greatest fears. I think this show is one of mine. The new based-on-fact cable movie A House Divided (8 p.m. Sun., Showtime) stars Jennifer Beals as the daughter of a wealthy plantation owner (Sam Waterston) and a house slave (Lisa Gay Hamilton); when the plantation owner dies and leaves his estate to her, it sets the stage for a landmark court case. The three-part series Lava Hunters (8 p.m. Sun., Discovery) looks at volcanoes and the people who study them. The miniseries Anne of Green Gables: The Continuing Story (9 p.m. Sun., PBS) concludes. Anne (Megan Follows) searches for her husband in WWI-torn Europe. Nick at Nite's 15th Anniversary Creators Salute (9 p.m. Sun., Nickelodeon) features five TV legends -- Norman Lear, Carl Reiner, James L. Brooks, Garry Marshall and Sherwood Schwartz -- introducing their favorite episodes of the shows they produced: "All in the Family," "The Dick Van Dyke Show," "The Mary Tyler Moore Show," "Happy Days" and "Gilligan's Island."

Sports

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Baseball:
Astros at Braves (7:35 p.m. Fri., 1:05 p.m. Sun., TBS)
White Sox at Angels (4 p.m. Sat., Fox; 8 p.m. Sun., ESPN)
Red Sox at A's (9 p.m. Sat., FX)

Talk

Rosie O'Donnell (syndicated) 'N Sync (rerun)
David Letterman (CBS) Roseanne, David Gray
Jay Leno (NBC) Busta Rhymes
Dennis Miller (HBO) Michael Imperioli
Conan O'Brien (NBC) Roger Ebert and Richard Roeper, Tara MacLean

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Joyce Millman

Joyce Millman is a writer living in the Bay Area.

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