Blue Glow

Salon's TV picks for Monday, June 11, 2001


Joyce Millman
June 11, 2001 9:21PM (UTC)

Series

Note: Regular prime-time network programming may be preempted for coverage of the scheduled execution of Timothy McVeigh.

Becoming (5 p.m., MTV) is a new series in which fans "become" their idols in video re-creations -- otherwise known as visual karaoke. In the first episode, twin sisters share the lead in a remake of J.Lo's "Love Don't Cost a Thing." Contestants face their deepest phobias -- stuff like heights, rats, deep water -- in the sadistic new reality series Fear Factor (8 p.m., NBC) from the producers of "Big Brother." The winner gets a paltry $50,000. "TV Dads Week" at Biography (8 p.m., A&E) kicks off with a profile of secretly gay "Brady Bunch" pop Robert Reed. Marie brings Robert's most recent ex-girlfriends together on a rerun of Everybody Loves Raymond (9 p.m., CBS). Angel (9 p.m., WB) reruns the one where Angel and the Host search for a missing physicist who has developed a formula for stopping time.

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Specials

Court TV plans all-day coverage of the McVeigh execution (beginning 7:30 a.m., Court TV).

Sports

Baseball:
College World Series (3 p.m., ESPN; 7 p.m., ESPN2)
Braves at Blue Jays (7 p.m., TBS)

Talk

Rosie O'Donnell (syndicated) John Lithgow, Jon Lovitz
David Letterman (CBS) Tony Danza
Jay Leno (NBC) Angelina Jolie, Kevin Nealon
Politically Incorrect (ABC) Aisha Taylor, KRS-One
Conan O'Brien (NBC) Scott Thompson, Tara Reid (rerun)
Craig Kilborn (CBS) David Duchovny

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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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