Blue Glow

Salon's TV picks for Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2000

By Joyce Millman

Published December 20, 2000 8:38PM (EST)

Series

A new publicist advises Bette (8 p.m., CBS) to fake a breakdown to recharge her career. Jen and Jack attend a seminar for gay teens on Dawson's Creek (9 p.m., WB). The West Wing (9 p.m., NBC) Christmas episode, in which Josh suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder as a result of the shooting, was preempted last week for real-life presidential politics; it airs this week. Gilmore Girls (9 p.m., WB) has a special Wednesday episode, the first part of a two-parter in which Rory asks Dean to attend her first Chilton dance. Part 2 airs Thursday.

Specials

The new TV movie How to Marry a Billionaire: A Christmas Tale (8 p.m., Fox) stars John Stamos, Josh Malina and Shemar Moore as penniless buddies who impersonate movie producers in order to score with three rich girls. A heartwarming holiday tale for the whole family! The First Measured Century (8:30 p.m., PBS, check local times) uses stats and studies to tell the story of America in the last century. Ben Wattenberg hosts. VH1 finally airs a good music-related (sort of) movie, Whit Stillman's 1998 comedy-drama The Last Days of Disco (9 p.m., VH1), starring Chloe Sevigny and Kate Beckinsale as recent college grads caught up in the '70s New York club scene.

Sports

Basketball:
Jazz at 76ers (8 p.m., TNT)
Timberwolves at Clippers (10:30 p.m., TNT)

Hockey:
Stars at Devils (8 p.m., ESPN)

Talk

Rosie O'Donnell (syndicated) Sandra Bullock, Tea Leoni
David Letterman (CBS) George Clooney, Sade
Jay Leno (NBC) Bill Paxton, Aaron Neville
Conan O'Brien (NBC) Dweezil and Ahmet Zappa
Craig Kilborn (CBS) writer Rick Reilly

All times Eastern unless noted.


Joyce Millman

Joyce Millman is a writer living in the Bay Area.

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