By Mike Hughes
Gannett News Service
"Survivor," "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" and "Without a Trace," all CBS. For two weeks, college basketball took over CBS on Thursdays and Fridays. Now these shows return to Thursday time slots with new episodes barring a pre-emption for news coverage. At 7 p.m., "Survivor" trims its field to eight. At 8, "CSI" views the world of robotic demolition derbies. And at 9, a reporter disappears on "Trace" shortly before she can deliver a crime story. It gets personal for Jack (Anthony LaPaglia), who knew her and who soon finds his own family threatened.
"Whose Line Is It Anyway," 7 p.m., ABC. The network had planned to launch another brash reality show, "Extreme Makeover," tonight. Instead, it's inserting this improvisational comedy. Kathy Griffin guest stars.
"Friends," 7 p.m., NBC. As the lottery jackpot grows, the friends buy lots of tickets and even start scheming about how to spend the money. Meanwhile, Chandler nervously waits for a call about a job, and Rachel thinks her baby is ready to say her first word.
"The Bachelor: Where Are They Now," 9 p.m., ABC. The network had planned to conclude its awful "Are You Hot" tonight. Instead, that has a two-hour finale Saturday. This slot goes to a rerun. We meet some of the more popular losers from "The Bachelor" and "The Bachelorette," including Christi, Shannon, Bob, Jamie, Heather and Brooke.
"Primetime," 9 p.m., ABC. Lisa Marie Presley's life seems carved from tabloid stories. She is, after all, the daughter of Elvis Presley and the ex-wife of Michael Jackson and Nicolas Cage. Here, she's interviewed by Diane Sawyer.
"ER," 9 p.m., NBC. Romano takes over the emergency room and instantly offends everyone. Meanwhile, Corday tries to help Kovac bring a sickly Croatian boy to America. She also counsels a young pregnant woman who has cancer.