Blue Glow

Salon's TV picks for Thursday, Aug. 9, 2001

Published August 9, 2001 6:53PM (EDT)


An airline passenger is asked to land a plane after the captain supposedly locks himself in the bathroom on Spy TV (8:30 p.m., NBC). Brooke Shields guests as Nina's innocent sister on a rerun of Just Shoot Me (9:30 p.m., NBC). The new comedy-drama series Going to California (10 p.m., Showtime) premieres. Two buddies drive from New England to California in a '66 Buick in search of a pal named Cassidy who has disappeared; their pseudo-Jack Kerouac road trip begins with a two-hour episode directed by Peter Howitt ("Sliding Doors"). Sam Trammell and Brad Henke star.


From the Waist Down: Men, Women and Music (10 p.m., VH1) continues with a look at female sexuality in pop music.


Giants at Reds (7 p.m., Fox Family)
Astros at Braves (7:30 p.m., TBS)

Track and field:
World championships (10 p.m., ESPN2)


Rosie O'Donnell (syndicated) Sarah Ferguson, Elmo (rerun)
David Letterman (CBS) Kate Hudson, Blind Boys of Alabama (rerun)
Jay Leno (NBC) Bradley Whitford, Molly Shannon
Politically Incorrect (ABC) John Lydon, John Cameron Mitchell
Conan O'Brien (NBC) Helen Hunt, Seann William Scott, David Rakoff
Craig Kilborn (CBS) Dave Winfield

All times Eastern unless noted.

By Joyce Millman

Joyce Millman is a writer living in the Bay Area.

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