By Mike Hughes
Gannett News Service
"Friends," 7 p.m., NBC. NBC starts its night of reruns with Chandler working in Oklahoma. Monica pays a surprise visit and assumes he has a fetish for sharks. (Hey, it happens sometimes on TV shows.) Meanwhile, Ross bumbles when talking to Phoebe's new boyfriend, Mike. He starts telling about her previous romantic disasters. And Joey's past is tough to keep track of. He sees a woman he thinks he has romanced before except she doesn't seem to remember him.
"Invasion" (1997), 4 p.m., Sci Fi Channel. Here's a chance to catch the NBC miniseries in one lump. The story (by novelist Robin Cook) has outer-space objects causing illness and behavior changes. It's a so-so tale, but director Armand Mastroianni gives it lots of visual zest. Luke Perry stars, with Rebecca Gayheart, Kim Cattrall and a terrific performance by Michael Warren.
"That's Incredible: The Reunion," 7 p.m., ABC. Have we really become nostalgic for this show? ABC seems to think so. "Incredible," we're told, gave Americans their first glimpses of bungee jumping and snowboarding. In this rerun, we see those clips and lots more.
"Dumb and Dumber" (1994), 2 p.m., TBS. On Friday, this film's prequel ("Dumb and Dumberer") will reach movie theaters with different stars who bear an uncanny resemblance to the film's original stars, Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels. The prequel will show these guys in their high-school years. Before that, however, we can catch the original.
"Frasier," 8:30 p.m., NBC. As he recovers from his surgery, Niles becomes philosophical.
"ER," 9 p.m., NBC. Corday battles the new resident (played by Don Cheadle) over a patient who signed a "do not resuscitate" agreement.