Blue Glow

Salon's TV picks for Monday, Dec. 18, 2000


Joyce Millman
December 18, 2000 11:41PM (UTC)

Series

The King of Queens (8 p.m., CBS) reruns the unforgettable episode where Arthur (Jerry Stiller) buys Doug and Carrie a new car for Christmas -- an ultra-compact made in Luxembourg. Bonus scene: Arthur explains why he dislikes Alvin's performance on the Chipmunks' Christmas song. Ally McBeal (9 p.m., Fox) reruns another Santa-centric episode from a Christmas past -- Georgia and John are on opposite sides of a case involving a department store's dismissal of its Santa Claus. Jane Pauley interviews Janet Reno on Dateline NBC (9 p.m., NBC). On a memorable rerun of Everybody Loves Raymond (9 p.m., CBS), the Barones and Debra's parents gather for a holiday photo session. On Roswell (9 p.m., WB), Max is haunted by the ghost of a dead man he could have saved, but didn't for fear of being found out. Rachel Dratch of "Saturday Night Live" guests as a mentally challenged woman who starts a fire while cooking on Third Watch (10 p.m., NBC).

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Specials

The 1996 adaptation of Jane Austen's Emma (9 p.m., Lifetime) has its network premiere. Gwyneth Paltrow plays everyone's favorite busybody.

Sports

Football:
Rams at Buccaneers (9 p.m., ABC)

Talk

Rosie O'Donnell (syndicated) Tom Hanks
David Letterman (CBS) Sean Connery, Barenaked Ladies
Jay Leno (NBC) Tea Leoni, Giovanni Ribisi, Bon Jovi
Politically Incorrect (ABC) Spike Lee, Tommy Davidson (rerun)
Conan O'Brien (NBC) Elizabeth Berkley, Triple H (rerun)
Craig Kilborn (CBS) Marg Helgenberger

All times Eastern unless noted.


Joyce Millman

Joyce Millman is a writer living in the Bay Area.

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