Blue Glow

Salon's TV picks for Weekend, Aug. 18-20, 2000


Joyce Millman
August 18, 2000 9:25PM (UTC)

Series

O-Town gets a replacement for Ikaika on Making the Band (9 p.m. Fri., ABC). The Chris Rock Show (Midnight, Fri., HBO) starts its fifth season. Among the segments: Rock's visit to the Republican Convention. The Cindy Margolis Show (syndicated this weekend, check local listings) takes the downloadable Ms. M from the Internet to a beach party-style late night talk show. Roseanne and "Sopranos" creator David Chase talk about their careers on this week's Museum of Radio and Television: Influences (7:30 p.m. ET/8:30 PT, Sun., Bravo). Harrison Ford endures the slobbering James Lipton on a new edition of Inside the Actors Studio (8 p.m. ET/9 PT, Sun., Bravo). E! True Hollywood Story (9 p.m. Sun., E!) goes behind the scenes on the dy-no-mite sitcom "Good Times." On Sex and the City (9 p.m. Sun., HBO), Carrie is consumed with guilt over cheating on the annoyingly puppy-like Aidan with the vastly more interesting (not to mention sexy) Big. What's the problem, girl? Snap out of it! La Femme Nikita (10 p.m. Sun., USA) begins its three-part series finale. Nikita escapes from Section One and in the course of tracking her down, Michael uncovers some disturbing information.

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Specials

The new remake of the classic High Noon (8 p.m. ET/7 PT, Sun., TBS) stars Tom Skerritt (in the Gary Cooper role) as a lawman who must face one last showdown on the day he had hoped to retire. Susanna Thompson ("Once & Again") plays his Quaker bride (the Grace Kelly role). The documentary Bud Greenspan's Favorite Stories of Olympic Glory (10 p.m. Sun., Showtime) remembers the gold medal performances of Nadia Comenici, decathlete Dan O'Brien, marathoner Abebe Bikila and others.

Sports

Baseball:
Phillies at Cardinals (8 p.m. Sat., FX)
Rangers at Red Sox (8 p.m. Sun., ESPN)

Exhibition football:
Steelers vs. Colts in Mexico City (8 p.m. Sat., CBS)
Buccaneers at Patriots or regional action (4 p.m. Sun., Fox)

Talk

Rosie O'Donnell (syndicated) Aaliyah, Iman (rerun)
David Letterman (CBS) Keenan Ivory Wayans, Piedmont Bird Callers (rerun)
Jay Leno (NBC) Jennifer Lopez, Kyle Maclachlan, Sisqo
Politically Incorrect (ABC) Al Franken, William Baldwin
Conan O'Brien (NBC) Orlando Jones, Ana Gasteyer, Brian Setzer Orchestra
Craig Kilborn (CBS) Tom Green, Carl Lewis

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Joyce Millman

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