The Ellen DeGeneres Show

(3 p.m., NBC10) - Actor Gerard Butler; Diane Birch performs.

The Oprah Winfrey Show (4 p.m., 6ABC) - Oprah returns to her first job as a news anchor; celebrities return to their first jobs.

The 2010 Scripps National Spelling Bee (8 p.m., 6ABC) - Chris Harrison (The Bachelor) hosts the final prime-time rounds of this annual event live from Washington, D.C., where champions ranging in age from 8 to 15 vie to be the last one spelling.

Friday Night Lights (8 p.m., NBC10) - Julie, Landry, Coach, and Tami (Aimee Teegarden, Jesse Plemons, Kyle Chandler, Connie Britton) rally around Matt (guest star Zach Gilford) in a time of crisis. Vince (Michael B. Jordan) endangers his status as a rising star football player by engaging in criminal activity in order to support his family. Becky and Tim (Madison Burge, Taylor Kitsch) grow closer.

Past Life (8 p.m., Fox) - Kate and Price (Kelli Giddish, Nicholas Bishop) investigate when an office worker is accused of stealing and reacts with a violent outburst that seems far out of proportion to the situation.

House (9 p.m., Fox) - On the eve of Thanksgiving, the team treats a brilliant physicist (guest star Esteban Powell), who traded his career for a job as a courier because he found intelligence to be a burden that led to depression and addiction. A myriad of strange symptoms nearly stumps the doctors, who also wrestle with strained personal relationships. Hugh Laurie, Robert Sean Leonard, and Lisa Edelstein also star.

Late Show With David Letterman (11:35 p.m., CBS3) - Actor Russell Crowe; Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings perform.

The Tonight Show With Jay Leno (11:35 p.m., NBC10) - Eddie Murphy; Mary Lynn Rajskub; Nas and Damian Marley.

Jimmy Kimmel Live (12:06 a.m., 6ABC) - TV personality Kathy Griffin; actor Sam Trammell; Deftones.

The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson (12:37 a.m., CBS3) - Actor Jay Mohr; magician Ed Alonzo.

Late Night With Jimmy Fallon (12:37 a.m., NBC10) - Gwyneth Paltrow; Colin Quinn; JabbaWockeeZ performs.