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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Thursday, October 11, 2001

Tube Notes

By Mike Hughes
Gannett News Service

OF LOCAL INTEREST: "Emme's Island Moments," 9 p.m., CBS. Emme looks at the colorful Filipino community of Hawai'i, and features Benny Agbayani, Tia Carrere and Angela Perez Baraquio.

TONIGHT'S MUST-SEE: "Survivor Africa," 7 p.m., CBS. The copycat shows keep arriving, from awful ("Chains of Love") to excellent ("The Amazing Race"). The original "Survivor" leans to well-crafted hours, ranging from action to landscapes to human psychology. This one is in a Kenyan game preserve, where hunting is banned, fishing is futile and swimming is prevented by alligators. Only two of the 16 people brought something fun (a hacky sack and a beach ball) for their luxury items.

TONIGHT'S MUST-SEE: "Friends," 7 p.m., NBC. Last week, the pregnant Rachel finally told people who the father is. Tonight, she has to tell him. Meanwhile, Chandler and Monica are trying to start their honeymoon, with little success.

"Elimidate Deluxe," 7 p.m., WB. Think of this as the sweeter side of "Chains of Love." Like that one, it starts with one man dating four women (or vice versa), gradually trimming to one; unlike it, people aren't chained or nasty. A variation, simply called "Elimidate," is syndicated to individual stations; the deluxe one has a bigger budget and fancier settings.

"Inside Schwartz," 7:30 p.m., NBC. Schwartz needs an assistant; the complication comes when his dad gives the job to Schwartz's platonic (so far) friend, Julie.

"Will and Grace," 8 p.m., NBC. Ever since Jack learned he has a 12-year-old son, the kid has become part of the plot. Now he takes Grace to the prom.

"CSI: Crime Scene Investigation," 8 p.m., CBS. When a construction worker plunges to his death, was it murder or suicide?

"Just Shoot Me," 8:30 p.m., NBC. Amy Sedaris, who was so good in Comedy Central's "Strangers With Candy," shows up in the first half of a two-parter, revealing things about Finch's life.

"ER," 9 p.m., NBC. As if Greene didn't have enough complications, his teen daughter arrives with a surprise.

"Ultimate Reality," 7 and 11 p.m., A&E. Here's the third reality show (alongside "Survivor Africa" and "Elimidate Deluxe") to premiere tonight. This one avoids games and simply lets real-life people confront a life change. Tonight, Derrick Neill, 43, a biology teacher from Sierra Vista, Ariz., confronts a great white shark; next week, Mindy Paulsen, 22, an office manager from Santee, Calif., races in a professional car race.