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THURSDAY'S BEST BETS

8 PM on Channel 2

Joey

Joey (Matt LeBlanc) decides to hire a personal assistant. After interviewing a few candidates, he settles on a young man named Glen (guest star Richard Ruccolo, "Two Guys and a Girl"). It's a good match . . . until Glen makes a personal one with Gina (Drea de Matteo). Michael (Paulo Constanzo) is upset when a friend (guest star Simon Helberg) takes credit for a discovery they made together in "Joey and the Assistant." (TV14) HDTV2172
8 PM on TCM

House of Wax

The upcoming remake has more gore and a higher body count, if you like that sort of thing. For those who prefer a good old-fashioned shiver inducer to a stomach turner, there's this 1953 classic. Vincent Price is at his sinister best as a sculptor, robbed of the use of his hands by a fire, who resorts to less-than-legal methods to repopulate his wax museum. Phyllis Kirk, Frank Lovejoy and Carolyn Jones also star. 4156795
8:30 PM on Channel 7

Jake in Progress

Jake and Brooke's (John Stamos, Julie Bowen) romantic evening is repeatedly disrupted by Jake's client (guest star Miles Markus), the hearty-partying star of the "Henry Porter" kids movies. Naomi (Wendie Malick) goes into labor, while Adrian (Ian Gomez) goes on a guilt trip over attending the wedding of Jake's ex-fiancee. Rick Hoffman also stars in the new episode "Henry Porter and the Coitus Interruptus." (TVPG) HDTV1849
9 PM on Channel 4

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

Catherine and Warrick (Marg Helgenberger, Gary Dourdan) look into the murder of a model at an automotive convention. Nick (George Eads) probes the beating and burning of a boy found outside a shopping center. Grissom (William Petersen) investigates a car accident that might not have been accidental. HDTV3511
9 PM on Channel 7

Extreme Makeover

In the new "Episode 320," a 29-year-old in a dead-end job and a teen with a life-threatening condition receive new looks. Nathaniel is a college graduate whose appearance -- especially his teeth -- have impeded his search for a job to match his education. Katie has an overgrowth of the lower jaw that could lead to death by choking if it goes uncorrected. At 18, she is the first teenager to be selected for the "Extreme Makeover" treatment. 46085
9 PM on LIFETIME

The Test of Love

Insult is added to injury for a young wife (Roma Downey) whose husband (William Russ) is left comatose by a plane crash. As she struggles with the implications of his condition, she's asked to take in a surprise guest: his daughter, the product of an affair she never knew about. (TVPG) 303172
10 PM on Channel 2

ER

Neela (Parminder Nagra) is back on the hospital staff, but she is set up by Dr. Pratt (Mekhi Phifer) to compete with fellow interns Abby and Ray (Maura Tierney, Shane West). They vie to process the most patients, but Ray's zeal leads to an organ-donation error. (TV14) HDTV1530, 83530
10 PM on Channel 4

Without a Trace

The Missing Persons Squad probes the disappearance of a young psychic, Agnes (guest star Alexandra Lydon). A fellow psychic (guest star Natacha Roi) reports that Agnes told her someone was angry with her but didn't identify him. Despite the lack of evidence, however, the team is reluctant to investigate a vision that she has had of Agnes' abduction. Vivian (Marianne Jean-Baptiste) takes time off to tend to her health in the new episode "Second Sight." HDTV3998