Blue Glow

Salon's TV picks for Monday, June 4, 2001

Published June 4, 2001 5:37PM (EDT)


MTV unveils its first daytime soap, Spyder Games (3 p.m., MTV; repeated 8 p.m.), a sort of spoof, but sort of not a spoof, of the genre. The show revolves around the bed-hopping antics of a Russian-born video game company president and his horny offspring. On a rerun of The King of Queens (8 p.m., CBS), Doug and Carrie have opposing opinions about Deacon's affair. Biography (8 p.m., A&E) concludes its profile of the French impressionists with a two-hour installment. Bride-to-be Anne Heche begins her stint as a woman with Tourette's syndrome who falls for John on a rerun of Ally McBeal (9 p.m., Fox). Angel (9 p.m., WB) moves to its new day and time. It's weird, but we'll get used to it. It's a rerun, by the way, of the episode where Angel discovers a Wolfram and Hart connection to a shelter for runaway teens. The shelter director is a woman named Anne, and, yes, eagle-eyed "Buffy" fans, this is the same "Anne" from the "Buffy" episode a few seasons back where the Slayer ran away to Los Angeles and saved a bunch of runaways from a demon hell-prison.


The new TV movie Snap Decision (9 p.m., Lifetime) stars Mare Winningham as a mom wrongly charged with being a kiddie pornographer when she lets her photographer friend (Felicity Huffman) take some innocent snapshots of her kids. The four-part documentary series Vietnam: On the Frontlines (9 p.m., History Channel) looks at the war from the perspective of veterans, historians, war correspondents and news photographers.


Monarchs at Liberty (8 p.m., ESPN)


David Letterman (CBS) Lucinda Williams, Tom Dreesen
Jay Leno (NBC) John Travolta, Train
Politically Incorrect (ABC) Barbara Ehrenreich, Paul Rodriguez
Conan O'Brien (NBC) Damon Wayans, Laura Prepon (rerun)
Craig Kilborn (CBS) Rob Schneider

All times Eastern unless noted.

By Joyce Millman

Joyce Millman is a writer living in the Bay Area.

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