Blue Glow

Salon's TV picks for Thursday, June 21, 2001

Published June 21, 2001 7:27PM (EDT)


Gossip queen Liz Smith is profiled on Intimate Portraits (7 p.m., Lifetime). Susan Sarandon plays a soap diva on a rerun of Friends (8 p.m., NBC). The new reality series Spy TV (8:30 p.m., NBC) could also be titled "Extreme Candid Camera" -- a hidden camera captures crueler-than-usual pranks pulled on the unsuspecting. Michael Ian Black of "Ed" hosts. Will & Grace (9 p.m., NBC) reruns the one where Grace sells her old car to a nun (Ellen DeGeneres) and Jack thinks his father is black. 48 Hours (10 p.m., CBS) looks at the state of marriage in America. Dr. Drew Pinsky and "The Rules" coauthor Ellen Fein comment.


VH1 All Access: Rock & Religion (10 p.m., VH1) chronicles the sometimes adversarial, sometimes symbiotic relationship between the devil's music and spirituality. Maybe this show will answer the eternal question: Why are Bob Dylan's and Prince's religious ponderings so interesting and Creed's and Sixpence None the Richer's so lame?


Yankees at Tigers (7 p.m., Fox Family)


Rosie O'Donnell (syndicated) Tim Robbins, Lorraine Bracco, Julia Stiles (rerun)
David Letterman (CBS) Ewan McGregor, Moby
Jay Leno (NBC) Arsenio Hall
Politically Incorrect (ABC) Erin Brockovich, Toni Tennille
Conan O'Brien (NBC) Lucy Lawless, Jon Lovitz

All times Eastern unless noted.

By Joyce Millman

Joyce Millman is a writer living in the Bay Area.

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