TV Summer viewing guide

Thanks to Denise for sending this in!

From: Miami Herald
June 27, 2000

TV Summer viewing guide
by Terry Jackson

Summertime and the viewing can be rotten: Endless reruns of your favorite
television shows, a few episodes of new series that weren’t good enough to
make it during the regular TV year, the occasional somnambulant special or
awards show.

Given such turgid competition, no wonder watching a bunch of whiny beach bums
on a deserted island is providing wildly popular.

There is relief for the addicted channel surfer, however.

Worthwhile series that you probably have never seen out there-you just need
to know where to find them. While many are on cable channels or pay-movie
services like Home Box Office or Showtime, there are a few underappreciated
and overlooked gems on the broadcast channels.

Sure, some of these shows are in repeat mode. But what does that matter if
you’ve never seen them? So take a break from Millionaire and forget about
those rats on Survivor and sample what else is available.

To get you started, here’s one critic’s menu for a week of prime-time summer

Although this show is about teenage aliens and it’s on a network geared to
young audiences, it’s a drama with broad appeal. Young cast members Shiri
Appleby (Liz Parker), Jason Behr (Max Evans) and ex-Miami Beach resident
Majandra Delfino (Maria DeLuca) are fabulous.


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