Blue Glow

Salon's TV picks for Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2000


Joyce Millman
November 8, 2000 11:55PM (UTC)

Series

Malcolm in the Middle (8 p.m., Fox) fans get a bonus episode this week. The boys find a new use for Halloween leftovers. Bette Midler continues guest casting via Rolodex as her pal Oprah Winfrey makes an appearance on Bette (8 p.m., CBS). Andie, Jack and Jen attend a rave (uh-oh) on Dawson's Creek (8 p.m., WB). On The West Wing (9 p.m., NBC), Bartlet considers calling a lame-duck session of Congress to try to pass a test ban treaty. The Drew Carey Show (9 p.m., ABC) does another improv episode that airs live in three time zones. Hey, let us on the West Coast know what got edited out! Caitlin (Heather Locklear) takes a turn as guest host on Regis Philbin's morning show on Spin City (9:30 p.m., ABC). On Gideon's Crossing (10 p.m., ABC), the residents' actions are analyzed in the case of a man who came into the hospital with chest pains, was treated by six different doctors and died the next day. South Park (10 p.m., Comedy Central) begins its new season with the boys entering fourth grade.

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Specials

The four-hour documentary Napoleon (9 p.m., PBS, check local times) profiles the little man with the big legacy through historians' comments, artwork and dramatic reenactments.

Sports

Basketball:
Lakers at Spurs (8 p.m., TNT)

Hockey:
Flyers at Penguins (7 p.m., ESPN)
Red Wings at Coyotes (10 p.m., ESPN2)

Talk

Rosie O'Donnell (syndicated) Calista Flockhart, Penny Marshall
David Letterman (CBS) Adam Sandler, Outkast
Jay Leno (NBC) Cuba Gooding Jr., Molly Shannon
Politically Incorrect (ABC) Jewel, Jason Alexander
Conan O'Brien (NBC) Regis Philbin, Lauren Graham
Craig Kilborn (CBS) Alex Kingston, Sam Rockwell

All times Eastern unless noted.

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Joyce Millman

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