Blue Glow

Salon's TV picks for Thursday, Feb. 15, 2001


Joyce Millman
February 15, 2001 11:18PM (UTC)

Series

Whenever that suburban warrior with a Jesus complex, Michael Skupin, is in the spotlight, you'd swear you were watching a Christopher Guest parody of Survivor: The Australian Outback (8 p.m., CBS), not the real thing. Tonight, the silly, self-proclaimed leader of the Kucha tribe dons his war paint (nice that he brought a little compact mirror with him, so that he can admire himself all dolled up like Braveheart) and makes good on his vow to kill a wild pig. Friends (8 p.m., NBC) has another 40-minute episode; this one features Susan Sarandon as a soap diva who has a love-hate relationship with Joey. A 20-minute Friends Outtakes special (8:40 p.m., NBC) follows, hosted by Conan O'Brien. Lorelei and Sookie are all excited about scoring tickets to see the Bangles (ladies, you're showing your age) on a new episode of Gilmore Girls (8 p.m., WB). Ellen DeGeneres guests as a nun who buys Grace's old car on Will & Grace (9 p.m., NBC). On CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (9 p.m., CBS), Warrick and Sara investigate the death of a male stripper, while Grissom and Catherine reassemble a skeleton found cut up and scattered to the wind. The staff tries to contain a measles outbreak on ER (10 p.m., NBC).

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Specials

Fox continues its fine tradition of educational programming with Conspiracy Theory: Did We Land on the Moon? (9 p.m., Fox), hosted by Mitch Pileggi. Greatest Rock and Roll TV Moments: The Grammys (10 p.m., VH1) whets appetites for next week's telecast with a look at memorable moments from Grammy shows past, including Soy Bomb's 1998 upstaging of Bob Dylan.

Sports

Basketball:
Heat at Raptors (8 p.m., TNT)

Hockey:
Maple Leafs at Flyers (7:30 p.m., ESPN2)

Talk

Rosie O'Donnell (syndicated) Keanu Reeves, Charlize Theron, Kathy Griffin
David Letterman (CBS) TBA
Jay Leno (NBC) Keanu Reeves
Politically Incorrect (ABC) Bob Guccione, Vitamin C
Conan O'Brien (NBC) Chris Rock, Rod Stewart
Craig Kilborn (CBS) Wailing Souls

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All times Eastern unless noted.


Joyce Millman

Joyce Millman is a writer living in the Bay Area.

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