Blue Glow

Salon's TV picks for Tuesday, July 24, 2001

Joyce Millman
July 24, 2001 9:54PM (UTC)


Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (8 p.m., ABC) continues its latest celebrity edition featuring pop, country and R&B singers. On a rerun of The Simpsons (8 p.m., Fox), Sideshow Bob hypnotizes Bart into killing Krusty. The new reality series Murder in Small Town X (8:30 p.m., Fox) begins with a 90-minute episode. Ten contestants are brought to a small town to try to figure out a murder mystery; the "murder" is staged and the "townspeople" are actors. It's sort of a cross between a game of Clue and dinner theater. Steve Martin and two former "Late Show With David Letterman" producers are the execs behind The Downer Channel (8:30 p.m., NBC), a new sketch comedy show starring Wanda Sykes, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Lance Krall and Jeff Davis.



The new TV movie Trapped (9 p.m., USA) stars Parker Stevenson as a Vegas hotelier trapped inside his burning resort with his daughter and other guests. Yeah, we saw "The Towering Inferno," too.


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



Rosie O'Donnell (syndicated) Rod Stewart, Chris Kattan (rerun)
David Letterman (CBS) Tom Selleck, David Rakoff
Jay Leno (NBC) Michael Clarke Duncan, Mary Chapin Carpenter
Politically Incorrect (ABC) Jimmie Walker, Ali Landry
Conan O'Brien (NBC) Joe Strummer
Craig Kilborn (CBS) Illeana Douglas, Cake

All times Eastern unless noted.

Joyce Millman

Joyce Millman is a writer living in the Bay Area.

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