HIV-LIKE DISEASE ON TREK, Wednesday, Feb. 5, UPN, 7 p.m.
In an episode entitled 'Stigma,' the crew discovers that Vulcan Sub Commander T'Pol (Jolene Blalock, pictured) has contracted a fatal virus from the intimate ritual of Vulcan mind-meld. As a result, Enterprise must return to her home world to find a cure. To their surprise, they discover that very little is being done on Vulcan to treat the deadly disease, and that people who engaged in the intimate ritual are stigmatized by mainstream Vulcan culture! Repeats Sunday, Feb. 9 at 7 p.m.
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 29
DAWSON'S CREEK (WB, 7 p.m.) Jack (Kerr Smith) and new boyfriend David (Greg Rikaart) are probably out of the loop this week, as the storyline revolves around Joey and Eddie.
PRESIDIO MED (CBS, 9 p.m.) When a healthy woman tries to get pregnant by her HIV-positive husband, Harriet (Blythe Danner) suggests an illegal procedure called 'sperm-washing.' She refuses to give up when hospital administrators forbid her to perform the unlawful surgery.
THURSDAY, JAN. 30
AMERICAN JUSTICE (A&E, noon and 6 p.m.) 'Dancing, Drugs and Murder' The story of club kid killer Michael Alig, the infamous Manhattan party promoter who was convicted in 1997 of manslaughter in the death of club kid Angel Melendez. The documentary recalls how Alig kept the body in his apartment for a week, then dismembered it and threw it into the Hudson River. Macaulay Culkin plays Alig in the upcoming feature film PARTY MONSTER.
FRIENDS: THE NEW LESBIAN NANNY (NBC, 7 - 7:40 p.m) In the last new episode, the guys on Friends were all hot for Ross and Rachel's new nanny Molly (Melissa George) ... but then Molly threw them for a loop by kissing her girlfriend Tabitha (Carly Thomas) when she came to pick her up at Ross's. Molly is scheduled to be a recurring character.
WILL AND GRACE (NBC, 8:20-9 p.m) Another of those annoying 'creatively scheduled' Super-Size episodes .... 'Fagmalion Part 2: Attack Of The Clones' Will and Jack continue their campaign to help Karen's awkward, newly out cousin (Dan Futterman of Urbania)—but their efforts remind Will of his own clumsy experiences when he came out in 1986. Grace feels abandoned when hubby Leo (Harry Connick Jr.) leaves for three weeks to help the needy in Africa.
E.R. (NBC, 9 p.m.) 'No Good Deed Goes Unpunished' Dr. Kovac (Goran Visnjic) intends to carry out a threat made to lesbian Dr. Kerry Weaver (Laura Innes), who also re-encounters a grateful alderman (Bruce Weitz) who returns bearing financial gifts.
FRIDAY, JAN. 31
LARRY KING LIVE (CNN, 8 p.m, 11 p.m., 2 a.m.) The cast of WILL & GRACE.
MONDAY, FEB. 3
REAL WORLD / ROAD RULES BATTLE OF THE SEXES (MTV, 9 p.m) Features six gay, lesbian or sexually vacillating cast members from previous seasons of THE REAL WORLD and ROAD RULES: Ruthie (REAL WORLD HAWAII), Shane (ROAD RULES 11), Genesis (REAL WORLD BOSTON), Dan (REAL WORLD MIAMI), Aneesa (REAL WORLD CHICAGO), Rachel (ROAD RULES11).
TUESDAY, FEB. 4
BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER (UPN, 7 p.m) Novice counselor Buffy gropes for words of wisdom for Sunnydale High students, but is left speechless by Cassie (Azura Skye), a teen who calmly predicts her own death.
'Quick, turn on the Weather Channel. Hell must have frozen over: Justin Timberlake's on the cover of VIBE!' — Michael Musto, The Village Voice. Michael also quotes comedian David Cross talking on VH1 about Justin's breakup with Britney: 'Britney's probably going, 'Look, I've gotta get as much cock as I can now when I'm young' ... and Justin's probably thinking the same exact thing ... .'
'Definitely not frequent. Actually, I'm not a huge fan of it. I mean, it is what is, a safe haven, there when you need it, and I don't feel guilty about it. But I always like to do everything at its best, and that just seems like settling, doesn't it?' — As with Britney on virginity, Justin on masturbation in Rolling Stone.