The Ellen DeGeneres Show
(3 p.m., NBC10) - Russell Crowe; Pink; Rascal Flatts performs.
NCIS (8 p.m., CBS3) - After the murder of a respected colleague sends shock waves through the team, Gibbs makes a series of discoveries that include a surprising link to the crime.
Rudolph's Shiny New Year (8 p.m., 6ABC) - Animated special featuring the voices of Red Skelton, Frank Gorshin and Morey Amsterdam.
Nova (8 p.m., WHYY TV12) - Drilling beneath the Antarctic ice reveals new clues about Antarctica's past and the Earth's future. The core samples turned up rich details that could shed new perspective on worrying aspects of climate change.
Glee (8 p.m., Fox29) - Will has the glee club members split up into pairs to sing their favorite ballads, but he winds up in a sticky situation when he is forced to step in for a sick student.
The 33d Annual Kennedy Center Honors (9 p.m., CBS3) - Honorees include Merle Haggard, Jerry Herman, Bill T. Jones, Paul McCartney, and Oprah Winfrey.
The Biggest Loser (9 p.m., NBC10) - Among the feel-good stories in this year's "Where Are They Now?" episode are a triathlon, a wedding, a marriage proposal.
Detroit 1-8-7 (10 p.m., 6ABC) - A chill runs through the precinct when a teenager is killed at the high school that Lt. Mason's daughter attends.
Glory Daze (10 p.m., TBS) - Joel tries dating to forget about Christie, but things go very badly. Jason asks Julie to the Fall Formal. Eli is smitten with military life after he watches Top Gun.
Conan (11 p.m., TBS) - Michael Cera; Julie Bowen; comic Jon Dore.
Lopez Tonight (Midnight, TBS) - Tom Felton; Ne-Yo performs.
Jimmy Kimmel Live (12:06 a.m., 6ABC) - Jeff Bridges; rapper Diddy.
The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson (12:37 a.m., CBS3) - Tom Selleck; comic Myq Kaplan.