Blue Glow

Salon's TV picks for Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2000


Joyce Millman
October 18, 2000 9:48PM (UTC)

Series

On Bette (8 p.m., CBS), Miss M. is in a pickle when she forgets to thank her husband in an award acceptance speech. She wins for a guest appearance on "JAG," of all things. David James Elliott has a cameo. It's "The Perfect Storm," WB-style, when the gang sails into trouble at sea on Dawson's Creek (8 p.m., WB). On The West Wing (9 p.m., NBC), the president's popularity rating is up after the shooting, but everybody's still too freaked out to be happy about it. Ben gets troubling news from home but he won't share it with Chia head on Felicity (9 p.m., WB). Charlie Sheen joins the cast of Spin City (9:30 p.m., ABC) as the new deputy mayor, a guy with a reputation for carousing. Hey, between this and "West Wing," it's Sheen vs. Sheen! Dianne Wiest replaces Steven Hill as the district attorney on the season opener of Law & Order (10 p.m., NBC). On Gideon's Crossing (10 p.m., ABC), Gideon tries to gain the trust of a cancer patient who is suspicious of Western medicine.

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Specials

Stars bemoan the paparazzi in the special When Cameras Cross the Line (8 p.m., Fox). In the three-hour report Critical Condition (8 p.m., PBS, check local times), Hedrick Smith surveys the state of American healthcare. The new TV movie For All Time (9 p.m., CBS) stars Mark Harmon as an unhappily married advertising exec with a yen for things past who time-travels back to 1896 and falls in love with prim and proper Mary McDonnell.

Sports

Hockey:
Sharks at Stars (8 p.m., ESPN2)

Baseball:
American League Championship Series, Game 7, if necessary:
Mariners at Yankees (8 p.m., NBC)

Talk

Rosie O'Donnell (syndicated) J.K. Rowling, Jesse L. Martin
David Letterman (CBS) Joaquin Phoenix, Allison Moorer
Jay Leno (NBC) Lisa Kudrow, Steve Earle
Politically Incorrect (ABC) Cynthia Cooper, Everlast
Conan O'Brien (NBC) Lucy Lawless

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All times Eastern unless noted.


Joyce Millman

Joyce Millman is a writer living in the Bay Area.

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