Blue Glow

Salon's TV picks for Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2000

By Joyce Millman

Published November 1, 2000 8:33PM (EST)


The Simpsons (8 p.m., Fox) presents its annual Halloween "Treehouse of Horror" episode a day late. Bart and Lisa are in a Brothers Grimm fairy tale, Homer has to perform a good deed before he can enter heaven and Lisa frees a dolphin from the zoo with terrifying results. The new sitcom Normal, Ohio (8:30 p.m., Fox) debuts. John Goodman plays a gay man named Butch who moves back to his old hometown to be closer to his family. Fox's other new series of the night, The Street (9 p.m., Fox), is a Wall Street soap from "Sex and the City" creator Darren Star. There's a lot of money and a lot of sex. Tom Everett Scott, Jennifer Connelly and Adam Goldberg star. On The West Wing (9 p.m., NBC), Ainsley Hayes clashes with her new boss, White House counsel Lionel Tribbey (guest John Larroquette). Ben treats the mayor of Boston for cancer on Gideon's Crossing (10 p.m., ABC).


Time to Choose: A PBS/NPR Voter's Guide (8 p.m., PBS, check local times) looks at the candidates and key issues in the race for president. The new TV movie Children of Fortune (9 p.m., CBS) stars James Brolin as a tough Navy cop whose investigation of a murder leads to a town of polygamists. He remains true to Barbra, though. Rob Reiner is the target of the latest New York Friars Club Roast (10 p.m., Comedy Central).


Flyers at Devils (8 p.m., ESPN)
Penguins at Sharks (10:30 p.m., ESPN2)

Magic at Heat (8 p.m., TNT)


Rosie O'Donnell (syndicated) Marion Jones, Angela Bassett
David Letterman (CBS) Drew Barrymore
Jay Leno (NBC) Val Kilmer, Oscar De La Hoya
Politically Incorrect (ABC) Jesse Jackson, Eric Roberts
Conan O'Brien (NBC) Tom Everett Scott, Mike Lupica

All times Eastern unless noted.

Joyce Millman

Joyce Millman is a writer living in the Bay Area.

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