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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Monday, July 21, 2003

Tube Notes

By Mike Hughes
Gannett News Service

Tonight's Must-See

"Everybody Loves Raymond," 8 p.m., CBS. Weighed down by bills and by life, Robert needs help. Ray and Debra give him $1,000, which he promptly decides to use for a Las Vegas vacation. This rerun brings the usual "Raymond" laughs, plus some strong interaction of the characters.

Of Note

"Intimate Portrait," 4 p.m., Lifetime. Here's a profile of Tracey Gold, the likable "Growing Pains" co-star who battled anorexia.

"Waiting to Exhale" (1995), 5 and 9:55 p.m., AMC. Terry McMillan's story is full of smart women, bad men and saucy attitude. It's been beautifully bolstered here by Forest Whitaker's superb direction and a great pop-music soundtrack supervised by Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds. Whitney Houston, Angela Bassett, Lela Rochon and Loretta Devine lead a great cast.

"Less Than Perfect," 7 p.m., ABC. Here are four straight reruns of this sometimes-good comedy. The first has an office Christmas party, full of misbehavior. The second has Claude's empty romantic life perk up as she dates two guys. The third has her keeping an eye on her boss' apartment. The fourth has her going on vacation, but worrying that her temporary replacement will take over the job.

"For Love or Money 2," 8 p.m., NBC. Last week, Erin Brodie (winner of the first "For Love or Money") trimmed the field from 15 guys to 10. Tonight, she goes on group dates.

"Who Wants to Marry My Dad?" 9 p.m., NBC. In the first episode, we met the bachelor — Don Mueller, a prosperous and energetic Cincinnati businessman, divorced for 13 years. We also met his four photogenic kids, who will choose someone to possibly be their stepmom. Tonight's show, the second of five, has them trimming the field from seven to five.