Blue Glow

Salon's TV picks for Monday, July 16, 2001

Published July 16, 2001 5:14PM (EDT)


On a rerun of Angel (9 p.m., WB), our boy works overtime to get back into Cordelia and Wesley's good graces, while Lindsay's new hand has a mind of its own. Debra is devastated to learn of her parents' impending divorce, but Ray thinks it's all kinda funny, on a rerun of Everybody Loves Raymond (9 p.m., CBS). Bravo launches its new "The Art of Television" showcase with a full run of the seminal '80s drama thirtysomething (8 p.m. ET/ 5 PT, Bravo), Marshall Herskovitz and Edward Zwick's groundbreaking series about aging boomers trying not to turn into their parents. Ah, yes, return with us to those relationship and new parenthood adventures of Michael, Hope, Nancy, Elliott, Gary, Melissa and Ellyn, a group so intensely, annoyingly self-absorbed, they make the characters on Herskovitz and Zwick's latest effort, "Once & Again," seem like selfless missionaries. The pilot is followed by the pretentiously titled Inside "thirtysomething" Seminar (9 p.m. ET/ 6 PT) and the series' second episode (10 p.m./ 7 p.m.).


In the conclusion of The Mists of Avalon (8 p.m., TNT), Morgause puts her evil plan in motion, the priestesses fight to keep the pagan religion of Avalon alive and the Saxons are at the gates. The new cable movie Dangerous Child (9 p.m., Lifetime) stars Delta Burke as a mother terrorized by her physically abusive teenage son (Ryan Merriman). The miniseries RoboCop: Prime Directives (9 p.m., Sci Fi Channel) picks up 10 years after the last "RoboCop" movie (does anybody remember it?), with the aging cyborg policeman (Page Fletcher) feeling aches in his metal joints and struggling to avoid a trip to the scrapheap.


Devil Rays at Braves (7:30 p.m., TBS)


Rosie O'Donnell (syndicated) Funniest moments (rerun)
David Letterman (CBS) Hank Azaria, Maria McKee
Jay Leno (NBC) Billy Crystal, Sugar Ray
Politically Incorrect (ABC) Chris Rock, Marlee Matlin (rerun)
Conan O'Brien (NBC) Matt Lauer, George Carlin (rerun)
Craig Kilborn (CBS) Patricia Heaton

All times Eastern unless noted.

By Joyce Millman

Joyce Millman is a writer living in the Bay Area.

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