The Ellen DeGeneres Show

(3-4 p.m., NBC10) - Actress Courteney Cox; Common performs with Cee-Lo.

My Name Is Earl

(8-8:30 p.m., NBC10) - The holidays are that special time of year when people give without really thinking. At least that is what Joy (Jaime Pressly) is counting on. Earl (Jason Lee) discovers that Joy has continued her holiday scam.

Smallville

(8-9 p.m., CW) - Oliver (Justin Hartley) collapses and reveals he has only 24 hours to live.

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

(9-10 p.m., CBS3) - And so a new era begins. When the team discovers a connection between a new murder and a notorious serial killer, Grissom (William Petersen) joins a class taught by noted criminal pathologist Raymond Langston (Laurence Fishburne), to help crack the case. Langston's introduction begins the exit process for Grissom.

Christmas Child

(9-11 p.m., Lifetime) - A jaded journalist (William R. Moses,

Falcon Crest

) travels to Texas on assignment. His destination is Dallas, but he finds himself drawn, courtesy of a mysterious photo, to the little town of Clearwater, where he finds more mystery and ultimately, redemption.

Late Show With David Letterman

(11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m., CBS3) - Sen. John McCain (R., Ariz.); Bon Iver performs.

The Tonight Show With Jay Leno

(11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m., NBC10) - Actor Tom Cruise; comic Frank Caliendo; the Cure performs.

Jimmy Kimmel Live

(12:05-1:05 a.m., 6ABC) - Snow Patrol performs.

The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson

(12:35-1:35 a.m., CBS3) - Comic Dom Irrera.

Late Night With Conan O'Brien

(12:35-1:35 a.m., NBC10) - Actor Bill Hader; Tony Bennett performs.