Blue Glow

Salon's TV picks for Wednesday, April 4, 2001


Joyce Millman
April 5, 2001 12:16AM (UTC)

Series

On Ed (8 p.m., NBC), Carol tries to help a music teacher friend (Anne Meara) hit by budget cuts, and Ed's high school girlfriend has a problem. Boot Camp (9 p.m., Fox) is the dumbest reality series yet. This is not necessarily a bad thing. On a new episode of The West Wing (9 p.m., NBC), Toby figures out the health secret that might prevent Bartlet from running for a second term. R.J. Cutler's reality series American High (10 p.m., PBS, check local listings), a cinéma v&eacuterite portrait of teens at a suburban Chicago high school, didn't last long on Fox (it wasn't idiotic enough). But PBS has picked up the show and will run it in its entirety, starting with a repeat of the opener. "South Park" creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone unveil their new series That's My Bush! (10:30 p.m., Comedy Central), which asks the question, "What if President George W. Bush had his own sitcom?" This show (especially tonight's depiction of a summit meeting between pro-choice and anti-abortion leaders) is bound to piss a lot of people off. Enjoy!

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Specials

The battered and exhausted teams race to the finish line as Eco-Challenge (9 p.m., USA) wraps up.

Sports

Baseball:
Mets at Braves (7 p.m., ESPN)
Diamondbacks at Dodgers (10 p.m., ESPN2)

Basketball:
Trail Blazers at Timberwolves (8 p.m., TNT)

Hockey:
Bruins at Sabres (7:30 p.m., ESPN2)

Talk

Rosie O'Donnell (syndicated) Hugh Grant, Caroline Rhea
David Letterman (CBS) Paul Reubens
Jay Leno (NBC) Jada Pinkett Smith, Jason Sehorn
Politically Incorrect (ABC) Danny Bonaduce, Gaby Hoffman
Conan O'Brien (NBC) Anna Quindlen

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Joyce Millman

Joyce Millman is a writer living in the Bay Area.

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