Blue Glow

Salon's TV picks for Monday, March 12, 2001

Published March 12, 2001 6:35PM (EST)


On a rerun of Ally McBeal (9 p.m., Fox), John is attracted to a client accused of sexual harassment (guest Marcia Cross), and Ally takes the bull by the horns in her sex life. Everybody Loves Raymond (9 p.m., CBS) repeats the one where Ray is suspicious of Debra's motives when she gives him a DVD player for Christmas. Gideon's Crossing (10 p.m., ABC) wraps up the crossover story line begun on last week's episode of "The Practice." Pregnant Ellenor collapses and is rushed to the hospital. The new cable series The Chris Isaak Show (10 p.m., Showtime) is a "Larry Sanders"-type comedy in which Isaak plays a singer/surfer named Chris Isaak. His real-life band costars, along with guests like Stevie Nicks, Minnie Driver, Shawn Colvin, Lisa Loeb and Jay Leno, who all play themselves. In the first episode, Chris consults his mother, a psychologist, when he's attracted to the rare woman who won't give him the time of day.


The rumpled detective is back in the new TV movie Columbo: Murder With Too Many Notes (8 p.m., ABC), a title with too many words. Columbo (Peter Falk) matches wits with an arrogant film-score composer (Billy Connolly) suspected of murdering his ghostwriter. The new TV movie The Familiar Stranger (9 p.m., Lifetime) stars Margaret Colin as a woman who discovers that her supposedly dead husband is living under a new identity.


Penguins at Rangers (7:30 p.m., ESPN2)
Canadiens at Sharks (10:30 p.m., ESPN2)


Rosie O'Donnell (syndicated) Kathie Lee Gifford, Laura Prepon
David Letterman (CBS) Janet Jackson, "Survivor" castoff Jeff Varner, Jill Scott
Jay Leno (NBC) Lorraine Bracco, Jimmy Knoxville, Rodney Crowell
Politically Incorrect (ABC) Tim Daly, Sheila E.
Conan O'Brien (NBC) John Waters, Gina Gershon (rerun)
Craig Kilborn (CBS) Edward Burns

All times Eastern unless noted.

By Joyce Millman

Joyce Millman is a writer living in the Bay Area.

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