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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Wednesday, April 18, 2001

Tube Notes

By Mike Hughes
Gannett News Service

TONIGHT'S MUST-SEE: "Felicity," 7 p.m., WB (seen on KFVE). Tonight, a new phase begins in WB's rerun-free zone. Anyone who has faced ancient repeats should root for this to work. "Felicity" started the season in this time slot then stepped aside for 13 weeks of "Jack and Jill." Now it's back with big things to resolve. The first portion of the season ended with Molly's former boyfriend shooting at her new friends. This show begins months later, giving time for bodies to heal and for Keri Russell's hair to grow.

The Weakest Link," 7 p.m., NBC. Here's another chance to see the Monday game show that NBC sees as its next big thing.

"Some of My Best Friends," 7 p.m., CBS. As Frankie's parents near their 25th anniversary, Warren prepares an overblown party.

"American Masters: A Conversation With Gregory Peck," 8:30-10 p.m., PBS. Don't expect the sort of richly layered portrait that "Masters" usually delivers. This mostly follows Peck on a speaking tour. He's an articulate man and there are plenty of clips from his movies; still, the best this can offer is a surface glimpse.

"Fallen" (1998), 7:30 p.m., CBS. Denzel Washington plays a cop investigating murders that don't seem to have a connection — unless it's supernatural. The supporting cast includes James Gandolfini from "Sopranos," plus John Goodman, Embeth Davidtz and Donald Sutherland.

"The West Wing," 8 p.m., NBC. In a rerun, Felicity Huffman plays the new chief of staff for the Senate Majority Leader.

"Uncommon Valor" (1983), 6 p.m., WTBS. Ted Kotcheff — who directed the first "Rambo" movie, "First Blood" — again turned a standard story into a powerful drama. Gene Hackman plays an old soldier, privately hired to rescue prisoners lingering from the Vietnam war. The supporting cast, including Patrick Swayze and Tex Cobb, is solid and strong.

"The Job," 8:30 p.m., ABC. For five weeks, this show has given us humor that's offbeat, off-putting and sometimes hilarious. Tonight, detective Mike McNeil (Denis Leary) — the angriest lead character on TV — goes to anger-management class.

"Once and Again," 9 p.m., ABC. Rick's world has been crumbling ever since the project he helped design turned out to be shaky.

"American High," 10 and 10:30 p.m., PBS. Even in a comfortable Chicago suburb teen life can be tough. In the first half-hour, Morgan — a good gymnast with an attention deficit — has trouble learning dance moves; in the second Kiwi misses a field goal, possibly blowing his shot at college football.