Blue Glow

Salon's TV picks for Weekend, May 11-13, 2001

Published May 11, 2001 5:49PM (EDT)


America's Most Wanted (9 p.m. Sat., Fox) lets victims of the Okahoma City bombing have their say. Bob Newhart and Cindy Margolis guest on Mad TV (11 p.m. Sat., Fox). Lara Flynn Boyle hosts Saturday Night Live (11:30 p.m. Sat., NBC), with music from Bon Jovi. Fry falls in love with a Lucy Liu robot on the season finale of Futurama (7 p.m. Sun., Fox). 60 Minutes (7 p.m. Sun., CBS) re-airs a 2000 interview with condemned Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh, and interviews survivors. A toxic chemical spill sends Malcolm and his family to a shelter at the school gym on Malcolm in the Middle (8:30 p.m. Sun., Fox). Masterpiece Theatre (9 p.m. Sun., PBS, check local listings) presents the two-part romantic comedy "Take a Girl Like You," based on Kingsley Amis' novel about a 1950s playboy (Rupert Graves) determined to bed a sweet schoolteacher (Sienna Guillory). In the first part of the two-part season ender of The X-Files (9 p.m. Sun., Fox), Mulder and Doggett try to protect Scully, who is about to give birth, when they discover that (here's a shocker) somebody is after her baby! On the next-to-last episode of The Sopranos (9 p.m. Sun., HBO), Carmela goes to confession and Jackie Jr. does something stupid. Helen is even more hell-bent on vengeance than usual in the wake of Bay's murder on the season finale of The Practice (10 p.m. Sun., ABC).


Paul McCartney opens up the home movie vault for the two-hour documentary Wingspan (9 p.m. Fri., ABC), in which he remembers life with Linda and his post-Beatles band. Kel from "Survivor: The Australian Outback" lands a gig as a judge on The Miss Universe Pageant (9 p.m. Fri., CBS). Maybe he can tell if Miss France is really a man. The new TV movie Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman: The Heart Within (8 p.m. Sat., CBS) brings back the beloved frontier doc and her hunky nature-boy husband. This time, Dr. Quinn's mother is ailing, so the clan travels to Boston. Jane Seymour and Joe Lando star. Child Star: The Shirley Temple Story (7 p.m. Sun., ABC) is a "Wonderful World of Disney" offering based on Temple's autobiography. Compared to the recent harrowing Judy Garland biopic, this is, well, a cruise on the Good Ship Lollipop. Ashley Rose Orr has the title role. The new cable movie My Louisiana Sky (8 p.m. Sun., Showtime) stars Juliette Lewis as a young woman raising her 12-year-old niece in 1950s Baton Rouge. Adam Arkin directed. The Saturday Night Live Mother's Day Special (9 p.m. Sun., NBC) features cast members (plus former cast member Molly Shannon) and their moms (in a couple of cases, dads) introducing clips from the past season. The two-part miniseries Blonde (9 p.m. Sun., CBS) stars Poppy Montgomery as Norma Jean Baker and her alter ego, Marilyn Monroe, in this adaptation of Joyce Carol Oates' fictional biography. Patrick Dempsey, Wallace Shawn, Ann-Margret and Titus Welliver co-star.


Braves at Dodgers (10 p.m. Fri. and Sat., TBS)
Mets at Giants (3 p.m. Sat., FX)
Astros at Reds (8 p.m. Sun., ESPN)

NBA playoffs:
76ers at Raptors, Game 3 (8 p.m. Fri., TNT) and 4 (3 p.m. Sun., NBC)
Spurs at Mavericks, Game 4 (3:30 p.m. Sat., NBC)
Lakers at Kings, Game 3 (10:30 p.m. Fri., TNT), Game 4 (5:30 p.m. Sun., NBC)
Bucks at Hornets, Game 4 (12:30 p.m. Sun., NBC)


Rosie O'Donnell (syndicated) Megan Mullaly, Jessica Simpson
David Letterman (CBS) Heath Ledger, Lewis Black
Jay Leno (NBC) Christopher Titus, Run-D.M.C., Supercross race
Politically Incorrect (ABC) Jeff Probst, Chuck D.
Conan O'Brien (NBC) Juliette Lewis, Peter Boyle
Craig Kilborn (CBS) Adam Arkin

All times Eastern unless noted.

By Joyce Millman

Joyce Millman is a writer living in the Bay Area.

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