Blue Glow

Salon's TV picks for Weekend, Feb. 23-25, 2001

Published February 23, 2001 6:17PM (EST)


The five members of Popstars (8:30 p.m. Fri., WB) move into their communal home in Los Angeles and begin the arduous process of becoming the new Destiny's Child. The new drama Kate Brasher (9 p.m. Sat., CBS) stars Mary Stuart Masterson as a blue-collar single mom who gets a job at a community advocacy center and begins the arduous process of becoming the new Erin Brockovich. Regis Philbin spoofs "Millionaire" on Mad TV (11 p.m. Sat., Fox). Katie Holmes hosts Saturday Night Live (11:30 p.m. Sat., NBC), with music from the Dave Matthews Band. On King of the Hill (7:30 p.m. Sun., Fox), Renée Zellweger guests as a new Strickland employee whose former employer -- oh, OK, pimp -- wants her back. Snoop Dogg also guests. A record producer makes a boy band out of Bart, Milhouse, Nelson and Ralph Wiggum on The Simpsons (8 p.m. Sun., Fox); 'N Sync is along for the ride. NBC reruns back-to-back "favorite episodes" of The West Wing (9 p.m. Sun., NBC), as chosen by viewers. Doggett enlists the help of an FBI expert on ritualistic crime (new cast member Annabeth Gish) to aid in the search for Mulder on The X-Files (9 p.m. Sun., Fox). In case you missed last week's revelatory episode, Scully is carrying Mulder's baby (she asked him to be her sperm donor) -- unless, of course, she's carrying a hideous alien baby, because you can never be too sure. Dr. Laura Schlessinger gets what she deserves on E! True Hollywood Story (9 p.m. Sun., E!). Behind the Music (9 p.m. Sun., VH1) reveals the shocking truth about the Doobie Brothers -- they're not really brothers! Oz (10 p.m. Sun., HBO) has its season finale, which is said to be "explosive."


The new cable movie Boycott (8 p.m. EST/9 p.m. PST Sat., HBO) dramatizes the 1955 Montgomery, Ala., bus boycott. Jeffrey Wright stars as Martin Luther King Jr. The two-hour documentary Fire on Ice: Champions of American Figure Skating (8 p.m. Sun., A&E) looks at the careers of Peggy Fleming, Dorothy Hamill, Nancy Kerrigan, Kristi Yamaguchi and other ice princesses. The 1998 blockbuster The Mask of Zorro (9 p.m. Sun., CBS) makes its network debut. Antonio Banderas, Anthony Hopkins and Catherine Zeta-Jones star. Judy Davis gives a powerhouse singing, dancing, raging performance as Judy Garland in the two-part miniseries Life With Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows (9 p.m. Sun., ABC), which is based on the memoir by Garland's daughter Lorna Luft. Tammy Blanchard plays Judy in her yellow-brick road and amphetamine days. Concludes Monday.


Blues at Red Wings (8 p.m. Fri., ESPN)
Bruins at Blues (8:30 p.m. Sat., ESPN2)
Rangers at Flyers (8 p.m. Sun., ESPN)

Kings at Knicks (12:30 p.m. Sun., NBC)
Jazz at Suns (3 p.m. Sun., NBC)
Magic at Lakers (5:30 p.m. Sun., NBC)


Rosie O'Donnell (syndicated) Andy Dick, Dido
David Letterman (CBS) Bill O'Reilly, Jim Gaffigan
Jay Leno (NBC) Kathie Lee Gifford, Jessica Alba
Politically Incorrect (ABC) Queen Latifah, Martin Luther King III
Conan O'Brien (NBC) Ted Danson, Chris Kattan

All times Eastern unless noted.

By Joyce Millman

Joyce Millman is a writer living in the Bay Area.

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