Blue Glow

Salon's TV picks for Tuesday, March 6, 2001

Published March 6, 2001 6:33PM (EST)


Buffy the Vampire Slayer (8 p.m., WB) gives us some breathing room in the wake of last week's shattering episode about the death of Buffy's mother. Tonight, it's a rerun of the one where we learn about Tara's miserable home life. A mini-marathon of Freaks and Geeks (8 p.m., Fox Family) unspools three consecutive episodes. And the best thing about watching "Freaks and Geeks" reruns all night is that it rescues you from watching The Fighting Fitzgeralds (8:30 p.m., NBC), a midseason sitcom starring Brian Dennehy as a crusty Irish-American widower with three grown sons who all live with him. Not to be confused with "Madigan Men." NYPD Blue (10 p.m., ABC) is not a rerun. Diane gets a new partner, detective Connie McDowell (new cast member Charlotte Ross), after Danny is assigned to desk duty for roughing up a murder suspect.


How long has it been since you've watched Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (8 p.m., Fox)? Too long!


Pacers at Knicks (9 p.m., TBS)

College basketball:
Midwestern Championship (7 p.m., ESPN)
Big East Women's Championship (7:30 p.m., ESPN2)
Sun Belt Championship (9 p.m., ESPN)
Mid-Continent Championship (9:30 p.m., ESPN2)


Rosie O'Donnell (syndicated) Julianna Margulies, Chris Isaak
David Letterman (CBS) Sarah Jessica Parker, Jamie Bell (rerun)
Jay Leno (NBC) Brad Pitt, Beck (rerun)
Politically Incorrect (ABC) Rae Dawn Chong, Trace Adkins
Conan O'Brien (NBC) Tom Arnold, Christopher Meloni, Jimmy Page with Black Crowes (rerun)
Craig Kilborn (CBS) Dennis Franz (rerun)

All times Eastern unless noted.

By Joyce Millman

Joyce Millman is a writer living in the Bay Area.

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