Sen. John McCain will return to CBS' "The Late Show with David Letterman" tonight (11:35 p.m., Channel 3) for the first time since the presidential election (and a memorably tough grilling by Letterman).

And in other all-might-be-forgiven news: Tom Cruise is scheduled for an interview with NBC's "Today" co-host Matt Lauer on Monday, more than three years after their last controversial one-on-one.

Or maybe 'Rescue' her

According to EW.com, Maura Tierney, fresh off NBC's "ER," will pop up next season on FX's "Rescue Me" as - wait for it - yet another love interest for that inexplicable babe magnet, Tommy Gavin (conveniently played by show co-creator and writer Denis Leary).

KYW holiday special

KYW (Channel 3) meteorologists Kathy Orr and Doug Kammerer will take viewers on a tour of local holiday attractions at 7 tonight in "Celebrate the Season."

DirecTV to rescue again

DirecTV's 101 Network has acquired "Wonderland," the quickly canceled 2000 series from Peter Berg ("Friday Night Lights"), about life in a New York City mental hospital.

It will run all eight episodes - six of which never aired on ABC - beginning Jan. 14. *