Friday's TV Highlights: 'Medium' jumps from NBC to CBS.
Rescue Ink Unleashed: This offbeat new reality series follows the efforts of eight tattooed, tough guys from the New York metro area who devote themselves to saving animals from human abuse (7 and 10 p.m. National Geographic).
Ghost Whisperer: Melinda (Jennifer Love Hewitt) gives birth to a son who has apparently inherited her gift for seeing spirits. David Conrad, Camryn Manheim and Jamie Kennedy also star in the fifth-season premiere (8 p.m. CBS).
Law & Order: At the end of last season, polls were about to open in interim Dist. Atty. Jack McCoy's (Sam Waterston) bid for election, and as the show enters its 20th season the results are in (8 p.m. NBC).
Smallville: Clark (Tom Welling) wants to start training and Chloe (Allison Mack) makes a request that drives a wedge between her and Clark. Brian Austin Green guest stars on the season premiere (8 p.m. KTLA).
Brothers: Former NFL star Michael Strahan is cast as a former NFL star who leaves the high life to move back to his hometown, only to discover that going home again is more complicated than he expected. Carl Weathers and CCH Pounder play his parents, with Daryl "Chill" Mitchell as his brother. Colton Dunn costars (8 p.m. Fox).
Dollhouse: Joss Whedon's ("Buffy the Vampire Slayer") problematic yet provocative series returns for a second season with Echo (Eliza Dushku) still shaken by her season-finale encounter with the rogue "doll" Alpha (9 p.m. Fox).
Bill Moyers Journal: Guest host Lynn Sherr sits down with Rory Stewart to discuss Afghanistan (9 p.m. KCET).
Monk: A voodoo curse seems to be at work when dolls sent to San Francisco residents predict inexplicable deaths. Meat Loaf guest stars (9 p.m. USA).
NUMB3RS: A mission to protect a high-profile political activist (David Call) turns into a manhunt as the team searches for a sniper (Gary Cole) on the season premiere (10 p.m. CBS).
NOW on PBS: Healthcare reform in the United States and government proposals that address the issue. "NOW on PBS" (10:30 p.m. KCET).
Crimson Tide: Gene Hackman stars as a submarine commander who goes head-to-head with his executive officer (Denzel Washington) when an unconfirmed order instructs the crew to fire the sub's nuclear missiles. George Dzundza and Rick Schroder are among the supporting cast in this 1995 thriller (8 p.m. Spike).
Remember the Titans: Denzel Washington plays a high-school football coach in charge of integrating the school's first multiracial team in 1971. Will Patton, Donald Faison and Nicole Ari Parker costar (9 p.m. TNT).
Baseball: The Dodgers visit the Pittsburgh Pirates (4 p.m. FS Prime); the Oakland Athletics visit the Angels (7 p.m. FSN).
College football: Missouri at Nevada (6 p.m. ESPN).
High school football: Lakeland (Fla.) visits De La Salle (Calif.) (7 p.m. ESPN2); Rancho Cucamonga visits Charter Oak (7:30 p.m. FS Prime).
Photo: Michael Yarish / CBS