Blue Glow

Salon's TV picks for Monday, Dec. 11, 2000


Joyce Millman
December 11, 2000 11:25PM (UTC)

Series

Biography (8 p.m., A&E) unveils its "person of the year" in this two-hour edition. Al Gore, George W. Bush, Charles Schulz and Tiger Woods are all in the running. Personally, I'm holding out hope for George from "Big Brother." On The King of Queens (8:30 p.m., CBS), Doug wants to show his movie script to his new neighbor -- Lou Ferrigno. Nelle's father (William Windom) is fired from his job because he thinks he's Santa Claus on Ally McBeal (9 p.m., Fox). Also, Larry's ex-girlfriend comes to town and she's Famke Janssen. Not to be outdone by "Biography," Dateline NBC (9 p.m., NBC) hypes People magazine's "most intriguing people of the year" list. Ray and Debra exchange O. Henry-esque Christmas presents on Everybody Loves Raymond (9 p.m., CBS). John is stuck inside a department store Christmas display on Becker (9:30 p.m., CBS). Hit British series Cold Feet (10 p.m., Bravo) -- not to be confused with the lame American version that ran on NBC a while back -- has its U.S. premiere in January; a sneak-preview episode airs Monday night. James Nesbitt and Helen Baxendale (Ross' British ex-wife on "Friends") are among the stars of this hourlong comedy about three couples with relationship issues.

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Specials

Is it Christmas without A Charlie Brown Christmas (8 p.m., CBS)? Do you dare find out? Pop star Jessica Simpson hosts documentary special Teens Get Real (9 p.m., WB), in which kids from all over the country talk about life 'n' stuff.

Sports

Football:
Bills at Colts (9 p.m., ABC)

Talk

Rosie O'Donnell (syndicated) Sid Caesar, Mark Feuerstein
David Letterman (CBS) Mel Gibson, the Wallflowers
Jay Leno (NBC) Ted Koppel, Sting
Politically Incorrect (ABC) Jay Leno, Stephan Jenkins (rerun)
Conan O'Brien (NBC) Tim Robbins, Queen Latifah (rerun)
Craig Kilborn (CBS) Mimi Rogers, Bill Russell

All times Eastern unless noted.

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Joyce Millman

Joyce Millman is a writer living in the Bay Area.

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