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The Honolulu Advertiser

Posted on: Wednesday, December 5, 2001

Tube Notes

By Mike Hughes
Gannett News Service

Tonight's Must-See

"The Godfather, Part II" (1974), 6 p.m., TNN. In a world of silly sequels, director Francis Ford Coppola did the near-impossible. He created a film even better than the original. This time, he jumped back and forth across generations. He showed the young Vito Corleone (Robert De Niro) as a tough, immigrant kid on the streets of New York, and his son (Al Pacino) as the modern, college-educated head of the mob. The result won six Academy Awards, including best picture — for a sequel, no less — and supporting actor (DeNiro). Now it airs with no language or violence cut. Brace yourself.

"Amazing Race," 8 p.m., CBS. In a fair world this reality series would have been a big hit. It has superb photography and a rich sense for people. The second episode, however, was set for Sept. 12 so was derailed by news coverage of the Sept. 11 events. Viewers never returned. Maybe we can still join in. Tonight, there are only three duos left; next week is the finale.

Of note

"Titus," 7 p.m., Fox. In a new episode, Elizabeth Berkley ("Showgirls") plays Titus' sister, who always overshadows him.

"Revealed With Jules Asner," 6 and 7 p.m., cable channel E! Jules Asner — a former model and the former daughter-in-law of actor Ed Asner — has quickly become an E! star. Now she has a celebrity interview show. It premieres tonight with two people from the upcoming "Ocean's 11" film — George Clooney at 6 p.m. and Julia Roberts at 7 p.m.

"The Bernie Mac Show," 8 p.m., Fox. Bernie is still adjusting to instant fatherhood. Tonight he tries to take the kids to church.

"The Tick," 8:30 p.m., Fox. There are some clever — if overdone — moments here. Arthur starts to notice that he and other sidekicks are taken for granted by superheroes. The result becomes a pretty good joke that's repeated too often.