Blue Glow

Salon's TV picks for Wednesday, June 6, 2001

By Joyce Millman

Published June 6, 2001 5:18PM (EDT)


The West Wing (8 p.m. EST/10 p.m. PST, NBC) reruns the one where Bartlet ruffles feathers with his State of the Union address. On a rerun of Malcolm in the Middle (8 p.m., Fox), Hal leaves the 9-to-5 grind behind to become an artist. For some people, the beginning of summer is signaled by the longer days; for others, it's the first barbecue of the season, or the opening of the community swimming pool. On TV, you can tell it's summer by the return of Ladies Man (8 p.m., CBS), the irredeemably lame sitcom that has been yanked off CBS's schedule a million times, but will not die. And guess what? It airs for a whole hour tonight! Alfred Molina stars as a blue-collar guy in a house of women. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (9 p.m., WB) moves into a new time slot for summer reruns, before it surfaces on UPN in the fall. UPN will run it in its familiar 8 p.m. Tuesday slot; the WB is just messing with our heads by moving it to Wednesday, hoping we'll get out of the "Buffy"-on-Tuesday habit and forget to watch it on UPN. In tonight's rerun, the Watchers Council turns up to sneer at Giles and tease Buffy with what it knows about Glory.


The bad boys from Boston (well, that's what we used to call them in Boston) kick off their summer concert tour in Aerosmith: Opening Night Live (9 p.m., VH1), which brings us the first half-hour of the band's opening gig in Hartford, Conn.


Indians at Twins (7 p.m., ESPN)
Dodgers at Diamondbacks (10 p.m., ESPN2)

NBA Finals:
76ers at Lakers, Game 1 (9 p.m., NBC)


Rosie O'Donnell (syndicated) Regis Philbin, Jimmy Fallon, Margaret Cho
David Letterman (CBS) Jimmy Fallon, Black Crowes
Jay Leno (NBC) Kirsten Dunst, Guy Torry, Ben Harper
Politically Incorrect (ABC) Orlando Jones, Chris Connelly
Conan O'Brien (NBC) David Duchovny, Al Franken, Frank McCourt
Craig Kilborn (CBS) Hugh Jackman

All times Eastern unless noted.

Joyce Millman

Joyce Millman is a writer living in the Bay Area.

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