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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Friday, September 14, 2001

Tube Notes

By Mike Hughes
Gannett News Service

 •  TV schedule still uncertain
At press time, TV stations still had not fully returned to normal programming. Consult on-air program guides.
TONIGHT'S MUST-SEE: "Reba" premiere, 9 p.m., WB (seen on KFVE after the UH women's volleyball game). Three days before the season officially begins, we get a burst of crackling good comedy. "Reba" has wit, energy and the rare ability to make family dysfunction funny. Reba McEntire provides the sanity and the sarcasm as a Texas mother-of-three whose estranged husband (Christopher Rich) is a dentist. McEntire stars as the mother whose once-cozy world crumbles in fast and funny ways, including a sudden burst of pregnancies. McEntire, who's from Oklahoma, brings down-home wit. Rich, a Texas native, is just right as the good ol' boy who never grew up. In the wrong hands, this could have been simply loud and stupid. Fortunately, "Reba" is cleverly written and perfectly cast.

"Raising Dad" premiere, 9:30 p.m., WB (seen on KFVE). This is only blandly adequate comedy.