The Ellen DeGeneres Show

(3-4 p.m., NBC10) - Comic Wanda Sykes; Steven Flaig and birth mother Christine Tallady discuss their surprising reunion;

American Idol

castoff Danny Noriega; 8-year-old singer Anthony Gargiula.

Oprah Winfrey

(4-5 p.m., 6ABC) - Fashion savant Carson Kressley (

How to Look Good Naked

).

2008 Scripps National Spelling Bee

(8-10 p.m., 6ABC) - Thanks in part to the films

Bee Season

and

Akeelah and the Bee

, spelling contests are cool again. The Scripps National Spelling Bee, established in 1925, is the Super Bowl of bees. This year's event started with 288 youngsters - including an 8-year-old second-grader, the youngest contestant in the bee's history. They hope to follow in the footsteps of Evan M. O'Dorney of California, who won last year by spelling

serrefine

- a surgical instrument.

Man vs. Wild

(9-10 p.m., DISC) - Siberia. The very name is shorthand for a cold, lonely, inhospitable place - a place of exile. And it's Bear Grylls' stomping ground in this new episode. Parachuted into the harsh territory, he struggles to stay fed, hydrated and warm against the 30-below temperatures and the lack of above-ground flora and fauna. Does he make it? Well, there will be a Part 2. Followed by another episode at 10 p.m.

Late Show With David Letterman

(11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m., CBS3) - Actor Al Pacino; professional ballplayer David Wright; golfer Trevor Immelman presents the Top Ten List.

The Tonight Show With Jay Leno

(11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m., NBC10) - Television host Conan O'Brien; journalist Anderson Cooper; Allison Moorer performs.

Jimmy Kimmel Live

(12:05-1:05 a.m., 6ABC) - Actor John Cusack; actress Sofia Vergara; the Jonas Brothers perform.

The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson

(12:35-1:35 a.m., CBS3) - Actress Felicity Huffman; Mike Doughty performs.