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Friends, 8 p.m., Channels 5, 22.
The main story in this rerun has hilarious twists.
An adoption worker (Maria Pitillo of Partners) is inspecting the home of Monica and Chandler. She likes them - but says she once knew a cad named Joey in the same building.
Naturally, Joey pops in, leading to lies and disclaimers. This is the sort of thing Friends does wonderfully well. The other elements get a bit silly. In one, Rachel has a fear of swing sets. In another, Phoebe and Mike may or may not donate their wedding money to charity.
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Tru Calling, 8 p.m., Channels 19, 45. Here's a rerun of an excellent hour with a rich, emotional core. Tru thinks her mission is to prevent the death of an earnest fireman. A deeper mission, however, unfolds.
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, 8 and 9 p.m., Channels 12, 7. On the last Thursday before Survivor returns, CBS plugs the gap with a pair of reruns. In the first episode a moviegoer is slain. In the second, a body is found on the highway dressed in a raccoon suit.
The Apprentice, 9 p.m., Channels 5, 22. After constant juggling, NBC says this is where viewers can find new Apprentice episodes from now on. Reruns will air 8 p.m. Wednesdays. Tonight, we find the women heading toward a sweep. They've won three straight episodes and three guys - most recently, the controversial Sam Solovey - have been ousted. Tonight's competition involves running a restaurant.
ER, 10 p.m., Channels 5, 22. In yet another change, NBC plans to rerun the episode that had Pratt and Weaver meeting crises and disasters on the graveyard shift.
Without a Trace, 10 p.m., Channels 12, 7. A man thinks he's getting into his limousine. It's the wrong one, though, and he isn't seen again.
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