Blue Glow

Salon's TV picks for Weekend, Sept. 8-10, 2000



Joyce Millman
September 8, 2000 11:05PM (UTC)

Series

Eddie Murphy's Claymation sitcom The PJs (8:30 p.m. Fri., WB), which formerly aired on Fox, moves to its new network and time slot. On the season finale of Making the Band (9:30 p.m. Fri., ABC), O-Town lands a possibly career-boosting appearance on MTV's "TRL." Fear not, O-Townies, ABC has ordered more episodes of the show. The new animated kids' series Jackie Chan Adventures (9 a.m. Sat., WB) makes its debut. The kung fu master gets butt-kicking help from his 11-year-old niece. Weird or cool? You decide. On a new Sex and the City (9 p.m. Sun., HBO), Carrie heads to L.A. (with Samantha and Miranda) in hopes of healing her broken heart. The latest, and lowest, reality show, Confessions (10 p.m. Sun., Court TV), airs the actual videotaped confessions of convicted criminals, for our edification. The show's aim is to "illuminate our understanding of the justice system at work," says Court TV's boss. Yes, there's nothing more educational than watching a deranged man matter-of-factly cop to dismembering his roommate and cooking her in a pot.

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Specials

The documentary Nixon: The Arrogance of Power (9 p.m. Sat., History Channel) is a companion piece to the controversial new book of the same name. Sammy Sosa, Anthony Quinn and author Oscar Hijuelos are among the honorees at the Hispanic Heritage Awards (10 p.m. Sat., NBC). Martin Sheen, Antonio Banderas and Raquel Welch are among the presenters. It's all the president's men vs. all the mobster's crew when "The West Wing" and "The Sopranos" duke it out for top honors at Emmy Awards 2000 (8 p.m. Sun., ABC). Be prepared for a "West Wing" landslide. Garry Shandling hosts. Fox is counter-programming the Emmys with another showing of the 1994 runaway bus thriller Speed (7:30 p.m. Sun., Fox). PBS begins the four-part series On Our Own Terms: Moyers on Dying (9 p.m. Sun., PBS, check local times), in which Bill Moyers profiles terminally ill people and their caregivers.

Sports

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Baseball:
Expos at Braves (7:35 p.m. Fri., TBS)
Yankees at Red Sox (7 p.m. Fri., ESPN)
Phillies at Mets (10 p.m. Sat., FX)

Tennis:
U.S. Open (11 a.m. Fri. and Sat., CBS; 4 p.m. Sun., CBS)

Football:
Browns at Bengals, Jaguars at Ravens, Chiefs at Titans, Dolphins at Vikings or Raiders at Colts (1 p.m. Sun., CBS)
Packers at Bills, Giants at Eagles or Bears at Buccaneers (1 p.m. Sun., Fox)
Falcons at Broncos, Redskins at Lions, Saints at Chargers, Panthers at 49ers or Rams at Seahawks (4 p.m. Sun., Fox)
Cowboys at Cardinals (8:30 p.m. Sun., ESPN)

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All times Eastern unless noted.

Talk

Rosie O'Donnell (syndicated) Renie Zellweger
David Letterman (CBS) Greg Kinnear, Jose Feliciano
Jay Leno (NBC) Sylvester Stallone, Savage Garden
Chris Rock (HBO) Jamie Foxx, Boyz II Men
Conan O'Brien (NBC) Juliette Lewis, Donal Logue

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Joyce Millman

Joyce Millman is a writer living in the Bay Area.

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