Blue Glow

Salon's TV picks for Wednesday, March 28, 2001

Published March 28, 2001 6:04PM (EST)


Damon Wayans tries on Bill Cosby's old Cliff Huxtable sweaters in the new sitcom My Wife and Kids (8 p.m., ABC). Wayans and Tisha Campbell-Martin play a successful two-career suburban couple raising three kids, one of whom is into gangsta rap. Two episodes air back to back. Ed represents a coach being sued by a student's parents on Ed (8 p.m., NBC). Fox fills the "Temptation Island" slot with another brilliantly trashy curiosity, Boot Camp (9 p.m., Fox), in which eight men and eight women compete for $500,000 as they undergo the rigors of military training with actual drill instructors. The West Wing (9 p.m., NBC) hasn't got a prayer opposite it. ("West Wing" is a rerun of the Thanksgiving episode, where Bartlet has to decide what to do with a boatload of illegal immigrants fleeing China.) The Drew Carey Show (9 p.m., ABC) has its annual April Fools' episode; viewers are supposed to keep track of all the intentional mistakes to win big prizes. On The Job (9:30 p.m., ABC), McNeil is held hostage in the bathroom by an escaped prisoner who speaks only Spanish. Lily has to work with Graham on a project and Judy is reunited with Will on Once & Again (10 p.m., ABC).


Magic at 76ers (8 p.m., TNT)

Blues at Red Wings (7:30 p.m., ESPN2)
Avalanche at Oilers (10 p.m., ESPN2)


Rosie O'Donnell (syndicated) Rosemary Clooney, Mark Harmon
David Letterman (CBS) Johnny Depp, Train
Jay Leno (NBC) Denis Leary, Bill O'Reilly, Lifehouse
Politically Incorrect (ABC) Tom Bergeron, Eddie Cibrian
Conan O'Brien (NBC) Jason Priestley, Julie Bowen (rerun)

All times Eastern unless noted.

By Joyce Millman

Joyce Millman is a writer living in the Bay Area.

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