Blue Glow

Salon's TV picks for Monday, April 23, 2001


Joyce Millman
April 23, 2001 9:05PM (UTC)

Series

Weakest Link (8 p.m., NBC) continues its grim march up the Nielsen charts. Emeril Lagasse is profiled as "Compliments to the Chef" week begins on Biography (8 p.m., A&E). On Ally McBeal (9 p.m., Fox), John and Larry face off in court over human cloning, while Nelle and Elaine explore online romance. Ray wants to invest his kids' college money in a go-kart track on a new episode of Everybody Loves Raymond (9 p.m., CBS). Max, Isabel, Maria and Liz face a devastating loss on Roswell (9 p.m., WB). First lady Laura Bush is profiled on Headliners and Legends (10 p.m., MSNBC). Backstory (10 p.m. EST/7 p.m. PST, American Movie Classics) looks at the making of the kitschy 1967 classic "Valley of the Dolls."

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Specials

The unfortunately titled new TV movie Kiss My Act (8 p.m., ABC) is a Cyrano de Bergerac retelling starring Camryn Manheim as a plus-size bartender at a comedy club who writes killer material for a cute but talentless rising star. Scott Cohen, Alexandra Lee and Marlee Matlin costar.

Sports

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NBA playoffs:
Hornets at Heat, Game 2 (7 p.m., TNT)
Timberwolves at Spurs, Game 2 (9:30 p.m., TNT)

Talk

Rosie O'Donnell (syndicated) Donny Osmond
David Letterman (CBS) Liv Tyler, Billy Idol, "Survivor" castoff Rodger Bingham
Jay Leno (NBC) Paul Reiser, Melissa Joan Hart, Vonda Shepherd
Politically Incorrect (ABC) Joe Piscopo, Connie Britton
Conan O'Brien (NBC) Katie Holmes, Rhea Perlman (rerun)
Craig Kilborn (CBS) Paul Hogan

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All times Eastern unless noted.


Joyce Millman

Joyce Millman is a writer living in the Bay Area.

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