You’ve got to respect and applaud a network procedural to yank an episode because of what’s transpiring in real life.

With the most recent gunman killing innocent school youngsters at a Texas elementary school today, CBS –which was to air a finale of “FBI” tonight (May 24) — has yanked the episode from viewing because it contains an issue of a firearms heist and airing it might be insensitive with the tragedy playing out on live TV news shows as the number of deaths mount, in real time. CBS was right to pull the “FBI” episode.

Jeremy Sisto

According to a show biz website, TheWrap, the potentially inflammatory episode involves the son of Jeremy Sisto’s character, Jubal Valentine, and his reluctance to share data with ties to a massive gun heist about a fellow classmate involved with firearms. The son is portrayed by Caleb Reese Paul.

No date has yet been announced when the episode might air. The other two “FBI” series: “FBI: Most Wanted” and “FBI: International,” will air as scheduled.

TV dramas infrequently yank shows after real-life tragedy, but also take cues using real life episodes from news headlines to create fictional plots. …

Aloha, Jackie

Karen Keawehawaii and ‘ohana bid a fond aloha to her hubby, John “Jackie” Farias, in services Sunday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. He died last April 25.

Jackie Farias

In true Hawaiian spirit, there was mele and hula galore, and touching ‘ohana memories shared by daughters Tracie, Staci, Winona and Melody, with mo‘opuna Puna, Haweo and Acacia also taking the mike.

The menu for after-services fellowship “was dictated by Jackie’s favorites,” said Keawehawaii. “Sweet-sour spareribs and laulau.”
The big hit was the take-home mini-carrot cakes, based on Jackie’s Christmastime recipe, with daughter Staci, aka Kalani, spearheading the “Carrot Cake Challenge” by creating 410 take-home “favors,” Kalani is the lone Farias soul who loves to be in the kitchen, and obviously was the one who spearheaded the bake fest, with some kokua from mo‘opuna Pi‘ikea and Ka‘onohi.

“My only involvement was taste-testing,” said Keawehawaii, adding that the services wouldn’t be complete without the carrot cakes. …

Names ‘n’ places


The “Dan Del Negro Trio Plays Swingin’ Jazz, Beautiful Ballads, Hot Latin, and Full-out Funk” is the theme of a jazzfest at 6 p.m. Friday at Medici’s at Manoa Marketplace.

The Del Negro Trio features Del Negro on piano, Dean Taba on bass and Noel Okimoto on drums; it appeared last month to enthusiastic crowds, hence the return visit.

Tickets: $59, includes a supper before the show. Visit:

Out Maui way, Eric Gilliom’s one-man show, “White Hawaiian,” is set for a trio of gigs at ProArts Theater in Kihei. The playdates: July 8, 9 and 10, Aug. 12, 13 and 14, and Sept. 16, 17 and 18.

Tickets: (808) 463-6550, www.proartsmaui.com

And that’s Show Biz. …

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