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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Tuesday, April 17, 2001

Tube Notes

By Mike Hughes
Gannett News Service

TONIGHT'S MUST-SEE: "Chains of Love" premiere, 8 p.m., UPN (seen on KFVE). Here's one of those shows you can't quit watching. It is attractive and empty. It is frustrating and fascinating. The notion is basic: Some weeks one guy is chained to four women; others, it's one woman and four guys. Tonight, Andy, a handsome Hollywood stuntman, is chained to four young women. They spend four days in a spectacular mansion and go on dates. At times, with no warning, he must dismiss one woman, deciding how much of the $10,000 pot she gets. Eventually, he spends a night with the final woman. He can split the remaining cash equally with her — or dismiss her, too. We see empty talk by pretty people. Slick, shallow and oddly compelling.

"That '70s Show," 7 p.m., Fox. Kitty gets the guys to help with a church fund-raiser.

"3rd Rock from the Sun," 7:30 p.m., NBC. Dick and Don have bought a time share in what's supposed to be a luxury vacation spot.

"Dharma and Greg," 8 p.m., ABC. This reruns the season-opener, with Dharma still bummed over her mom having a new baby.

"What About Joan," 8:30 p.m., ABC. Joan encourages one of her teacher colleagues to break the speed limit. Naturally, there are repercussions.

"NYPD Blue," 9 p.m. ABC. A cop is shot while committing a crime. Now Andy and Danny try to help.