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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Thursday, October 18, 2001

Tube Notes

By Mike Hughes
Gannett News Service

OF LOCAL INTEREST: "Na Mele: Traditions in Hawaiian Song," 7:30 p.m. PBS. Featured performers are The Hawai'i Jazz All-Stars — Sam Ahia, Rich Crandall, Sango Muyiwa, Noel Okimoto and Byron Yasui.

TONIGHT'S MUST-SEE: "ER," 9 p.m., NBC. For two years, Sherry Stringfield was in a key role as Dr. Susan Lewis, who had passionate work and a problematic relationship with Dr. Mark Greene. Then Stringfield left, walking into five years of obscurity. Dr. Lewis returns and adds another complication to the life of Dr. Greene (Anthony Edwards), who has already faced questions from his wife and from other doctors.

"Survivor: Africa," 7 p.m., CBS. There are now 15 contestants left in Kenya. Who will get the ax tonight?

"Popstars 2," 7 p.m., WB (seen on KFVE). Here's yet another reality show. Last season, "Popstars" created the pop girl-group Eden's Crush. This time, it seeks to create an edgy R&B group comprised of young women and men. After tonight's opening hour of auditions, this will trim to a half-hour in subsequent episodes.

"CSI," 8 p.m., CBS. When a high school football star is shot, the suspicion turns to a bullied teen.

"Will and Grace," 8 p.m., NBC. Grace enjoys Karen's mansion while Will faces a tough acting coach (Eileen Brennan).

"The Quick and the Dead" (1995), 9 p.m., TNT. Give director Sam Raimi credit for skillful casting. This cowboy movie starred Sharon Stone and Gene Hackman, but the supporting actors included (before they became mega stars) Russell Crowe and Leonardo DiCaprio.

"Just Shoot Me," 8:30 p.m., NBC. Here's the second half of the story with Amy Sedaris of "Strangers With Candy." She's still determined to romance Finch (David Slade).

"The Agency," 9 p.m., CBS. Evidence that someone has been spying for the Russians is found inside a fallout shelter.