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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Thursday, August 9, 2001

Tube Notes

By Mike Hughes
Gannett News Service

TONIGHT'S MUST-SEE: "Night Visions," 8 p.m., FOX. Here are two more creepy stories. They're ones that the "Night Visions" people have been talking up for months. The first begins, producer Billy Brown says, with three grad students on an obscure road. "Their car plunges off an embankment into an icy lake. They find they've survived, (but) very clearly in their car, they see their dead bodies. "This disturbs the different characters in different ways. It goes on into a really interesting journey from there." The second stars Bridget Fonda with Joe Dante ("Gremlins") directing. "I think it's my favorite one," says host Henry Rollins. Fonda plays a woman who lives alone yet keeps seeing signs that someone else is living with her. Brown says the twist makes quite an impact.

TONIGHT'S MUST-SEE (cable): "Going to California" debut, 7 p.m., Showtime. In a tiny Massachusetts town nothing much happens. Kevin (Sam Trammell) graduated from college then returned to work at the hardware store; his girlfriend tries to get into a good secretarial school. Then come life-changing moments. Kevin and Henry (Brad Henke) start a cross-country trip to find a friend and go to California — a magical place that has, they're told, nude carpet-cleaners. The result will become a road series. You need to catch tonight's opener, however, to know where (literally) these guys are coming from. The result is sometimes forced but often drolly entertaining.

LOCAL INTEREST: "Na Mele" 7:30 p.m., PBS. This "Traditions in Hawaiian Song" focuses on Mahi Beamer, Nina Keali'iwahamana and Robert Cazimero.

"Friends," 7 p.m., NBC. Janice, Chandler's annoying ex-girlfriend, invites herself to his wedding, in this rerun.

"Will and Grace," 8 p.m., NBC. In this rerun, Jack starts mocking Will in his cabaret act.

"CSI: Crime Scene Investigation," 8 p.m., CBS. The team investigates two deaths involving a headless body and a bodyless head. Unfortunately, they don't match.

"ER," 9 p.m., NBC. This rerun includes an elderly person shot by a policeman.

"From the Waist Down: Men, Women and Music," 7 p.m., VH1. The fourth chapter of this five-hour series looks at rock's sexiest women from Tina Turner to Madonna.