By Mike Hughes
Gannett News Service
"Frasier" 8 p.m., NBC. In its ninth season "Frasier" continues to remain in top form. It understands its characters perfectly, knowing how to get large laughs and small bursts of warmth. We can expect both tonight when Niles proposes to Daphne. Of course he'll overprepare, that's classic Niles. Still, we'll root for him.
"JAG," 7 p.m., CBS. Harm and Mac defend a female pilot who refused to wear a veil in Saudi Arabia.
"Buffy, the Vampire Slayer," 8 p.m., UPN (seen on KFVE). Maybe Spike's nonviolence chip doesn't work so well. Tonight, he attacks Buffy.
"Nova: Secrets, Lies and American Spies," 8 p.m., PBS. As code-breakers began cracking Soviet messages they received a shock: There were many Americans funneling atomic-bomb secrets to Russia. Many were top scientists. And some weren't in it for the money. Many couldn't be convicted without revealing the code-breaking.
"24," 8 p.m., FOX. Jack is on the run again and this time using cell phone connections. That lets him talk with his colleague, Nina. It also lets him listen in on his wife who's still held captive.