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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Tube Notes

By Mike Hughes
Gannett News Service

Hugh Laurie plays Dr. Gregory House. A "House" rerun tonight explores a mysterious condition.

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TONIGHT ON KHNL NEWS 8

One of the largest disaster drills of its kind begins today. More than a dozen federal, state and city agencies will take part in the exercise involving an improvised nuclear device. KHNL News 8 has your live, local and late-breaking coverage.

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TONIGHT'S MUST-SEE

"House," 7 and 8 p.m., Fox. Even on a night filled with new shows nothing can match the power of this two-part rerun. The story starts with a policeman who is giddy before and after he's shot. Dr. Foreman (Omar Epps) investigates and is then stricken with the same, mysterious ailment. He hovers near death and his dad (Charles Dutton) a quiet, working guy visits. Here are great actors with strong material.

OF NOTE

"Miss Teen USA," 7 p.m., NBC. The network aims young for this pageant from Palm Springs, Calif. MTV VJ Damien Fahey hosts with Shaun Robinson of "Access Hollywood."

"Parco, P.I." season-opener, 7 and 7:30 p.m., Court TV. This bizarre little series plays almost like a satire of cheap, cable-TV shows. It offers re-enactments clumsily acted ones of real cases handled by Vinny Parco, a private eye. In tonight's opener, a woman is worried that her husband's shady law partner will give him a bad name. In the second, a woman suspects that her husband is gambling with money from the family business. Both bring twists.

"According to Jim," 7:30 p.m., ABC. Filling the hole left by canceling "The One," ABC has three reruns. In the first, Dana frets because Ryan is racing cars; Cheryl worries because Jim is skydiving. At 8 p.m., Cheryl promises Dana her wedding dress not realizing that Jim burned it. At 8:30, the wedding is ready if Jim can find a clergyman.

"Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," 9 p.m., NBC. A college student on scholarship has been murdered.

"P.O.V.: The Hobart Shakespeareans," 10 p.m., PBS. PBS reruns this fascinating view of a Los Angeles teacher who used his spare time to produce Shakespearean plays with young, inner-city actors.