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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Thursday, April 20, 2006

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By Mike Hughes
Gannett News Service

Actor Tom Arnold was one of the contestants chosen for "Celebrity Cooking Showdown."

TRAE PATTON | NBC

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TONIGHT'S MUST-SEE

"Celebrity Cooking Showdown," 7 p.m., NBC. For the past three nights, NBC has had competitions pairing up celebrities with famous chefs. Here's the three-way finale. Viewers will even do part of the judging, which is odd since they can't taste the food. An on-site panel will do the actual tasting. Viewers will vote on other factors and the winner will be announced in a results show tomorrow.

OF LOCAL NOTE

"The 43rd Annual Merrie Monarch Festival," 6 p.m., KITV. Competitors tonight vie for the title of Miss Aloha Hula. Broadcast live from Hilo.

OF NOTE

"Survivor," 7 p.m., CBS. One of the contestants is rushed from the island for medical reasons. No one is sure whether that leaves the person out of the competition.

"My Name is Earl," 8 p.m., NBC. Earl, it seems, has never found a gracious way to break up with someone. This rerun reflects one of his worst break-up techniques faking his own death. When he tries to make amends the problem only grows.

"The Office," 8:30 p.m., NBC. In this rerun, Dwight is a little too into karate. When he accidentally knocks Michael down, Jim can't resist setting up a rematch.

"ER," 9 p.m., NBC. This rerun has Clemente secretly giving special care to a celebrity monkey. Abby and Neela help. Meanwhile, Sam is unhappy with her management responsibilities.

"Without a Trace," 9 p.m., CBS. A young man from a rich family had been helping at a home for indigent women; now he's missing and kidnapping is suspected.

TONIGHT ON KHNL NEWS 8

Feel like seeing a movie this weekend but don't know which flick to pick? Tune in tonight to KHNL News 8 first at 5 as we preview this week's new movie releases. Plus, tonight on K5 News at Nine we take you to Las Vegas for an insider's look at Hawai'i's favorite vacation destination.

Mike Hughes, Gannett News Service