Blue Glow

Salon's TV picks for Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2001


Joyce Millman
January 17, 2001 11:22PM (UTC)

Series

Carol is jealous when Ed starts flirting with a new attorney on Ed (8 p.m., NBC). Biography (8 p.m., A&E) shines the spotlight on the sublimely bitchy Paul Lynde. The West Wing (9 p.m., NBC) reruns the episode where Sam gets his clock cleaned by pert Republican Ainsley Hayes in a TV debate, and then Bartlet wants to hire her. Tom Poston guests as Oswald's ex-con dad on The Drew Carey Show (9 p.m., ABC). Will the throngs who tuned in to last week's debut make it back for the second episode of Temptation Island (9 p.m., Fox)? Do I really have to ask?

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Specials

Kurt Russell's wife goes missing on a desert highway and he can't seem to get anybody to care in the 1997 thriller Breakdown (9 p.m., CBS). Kathleen Quinlan and J.T. Walsh costar. Jazz (9 p.m., PBS, check local listings) charts the swing era.

Sports

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Basketball:
Timberwolves at Jazz (8 p.m., TNT)
Suns at Sonics (10:30 p.m., TNT)

Hockey:
Penguins at Coyotes (9 p.m., ESPN2)

Talk

Rosie O'Donnell (syndicated) Linda Richman, Joan Lunden, Nelly Furtado
David Letterman (CBS) Matthew McConaughey, Elle Macpherson
Jay Leno (NBC) Hilary Swank, Benicio Del Toro, Jill Scott
Politically Incorrect (ABC) Sean Patrick Thomas, Rep. Joe Scarborough
Conan O'Brien (NBC) Kevin Pollak
Craig Kilborn (CBS) Dennis Farina

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Joyce Millman

Joyce Millman is a writer living in the Bay Area.

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