Blue Glow

Salon's TV picks for Thursday, Nov. 30, 2000

Published November 30, 2000 6:44PM (EST)


Biography (8 p.m., A&E) profiles Al Lewis. That's "Grandpa Munster" to you. In case you missed it the first time, the first episode of Gilmore Girls (8 p.m., WB) gets a repeat showing. And Will & Grace (9 p.m., NBC) reruns the one where Jack tries to seduce the leader of a group of "former gays" (played by Doogie Howser), and Grace gets into a dust-up with a wacky klepto neighbor (guest Molly Shannon).


Britney Spears: There's No Place Like Home (8 p.m., Fox) finds the nearly nude pop princess onstage at the Louisiana Superdome for a "homecoming" concert. Then Justin, J.C., Joey, Lance and Chris sing their hits and Yuletide faves to an Orlando, Fla., audience of 200 in 'N Sync: 'N Timate Holiday (9 p.m., Fox). The new documentary Half Past Autumn: The Life and Works of Gordon Parks (9 p.m., HBO) profiles the groundbreaking director of "Shaft," who was also Life magazine's first black photographer, an author, a poet and a composer during his long career. Alfre Woodard is the narrator; Denzel Washington co-produced. The first My VH1 Music Awards (9 p.m. EST and PST/8 p.m. CST, VH1) honors viewers' favorites as chosen in online voting. Christina Aguilera, U2, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Metallica, Creed and Bon Jovi are among the performers. True Life: I'm on Ecstasy (10 p.m., MTV) looks at the dangers of the dance-floor drug.


Lions at Vikings (8:30 p.m., ESPN)


Rosie O'Donnell (syndicated) Hillary Rodham Clinton
David Letterman (CBS) Elton John
Jay Leno (NBC) Sean Connery, Erykah Badu
Politically Incorrect (ABC) Robert Klein, Kurt Loder
Conan O'Brien (NBC) Jeremy Irons
Craig Kilborn (CBS) Robert Klein, Sammy Hagar

All times Eastern unless noted.

By Joyce Millman

Joyce Millman is a writer living in the Bay Area.

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