Blue Glow

Salon's TV picks for Weekend, June 29-July 1, 2001

Published June 29, 2001 5:57PM (EDT)


O-Town are crushed when their record sales take a dive on Making the Band (8:30 p.m., Fri., ABC). HBO tries to get viewers excited about Six Feet Under (9 p.m. Sat., HBO) with a marathon showing of the first four episodes. We learn what makes Homer so dumb on a rerun of The Simpsons (8 p.m. Sun., Fox). Masterpiece Theatre (9 p.m. Sun., PBS, check local listings) presents "Talking Heads 2: Miss Fozzard Finds Her Feet." No, it has nothing to do with David Byrne. It's a monologue written by Alan Bennett, starring Patricia "Hetty Wainthropp" Routledge as a department store clerk who finds herself in an unusual relationship with her foot doctor. The secrets of "Baywatch" are revealed on a new True Hollywood Story (9 p.m. Sun., E!). Charlotte wants a baby and Carrie tries to woo Aidan back on Sex and the City (9 p.m. Sun., HBO). Jimmy and Adam kick off another season of hairy-chested fun on The Man Show (10 p.m. Sun., Comedy Central).


Helen Mirren, Mary Stuart Masterson and Anne Heche take turns behind the camera for the sci-fi anthology On the Edge (8 p.m. Fri., Showtime). The stars include Andie MacDowell, Anthony LaPaglia, Karen Sillas, John Goodman and David Hyde-Pierce. John Stossel has already been accused of blindsiding grade-school kids in his interviews for Tampering With Nature (10 p.m. Fri., ABC), an ABC News special debunking environmentalists' claims that genetically engineered food is bad. The Spike Lee-produced thriller 3 A.M. (8 p.m. Sun., Showtime) has its world premiere. Danny Glover, Pam Grier and Michelle Rodriguez star as cabdrivers who toil away while a cabbie killer is on the loose. The four-hour UnReality Summer Un-Real-A-Thon (beginning 9 p.m. Sun., Nickelodeon) kicks off Nick at Nite's summer schedule of classic sitcom programming blocks. "I Love Lucy," "The Andy Griffith Show," "Three's Company," "The Brady Bunch" and "Diff'rent Strokes" are in the house. But alas, not "Gilligan's Island."


Mets at Braves (7:30 p.m. Fri., TBS; 8 p.m. Sun., ESPN)
Orioles at White Sox (7 p.m. Sat., FX)

Wimbledon (11 a.m. Fri., TNT; noon, Sat., NBC; 3 p.m. Sat., TNT)


Rosie O'Donnell (syndicated) Brendan Fraser, Joan Cusack (rerun)
David Letterman (CBS) Tony Danza
Jay Leno (NBC) Keenen Ivory Wayans
Politically Incorrect (ABC) Suzanne Somers, Adam Carolla
Conan O'Brien (NBC) Dikembe Mutombo

All times Eastern unless noted.

By Joyce Millman

Joyce Millman is a writer living in the Bay Area.

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