TV Today

Live With Regis and Kelly (9-10 a.m., 6ABC) - Actor Dylan McDermott (The Messengers); the newly crowned Miss America; the latest computers and laptops.

Rachael Ray (10-11 a.m., 6ABC) - Colby Donaldson (Survivor) discusses how men think; embarrassing beauty questions; cognac-sauced pepper steaks.

Martha (11 a.m.-noon, NBC10) - Chef Tom Colicchio makes braised monkfish with wild mushrooms and cipollini; devil's food cake.

The Ellen DeGeneres Show (3-4 p.m., NBC10) - Barbara Walters; Gym Class Heroes perform.

Friday Night Lights (8-9 p.m., NBC10) - The playoffs are coming! So let's put aside our little problems and focus on the game. Like that'll happen. With Taylor's (Kyle Chandler's) issues with Smash (Gaius Charles), a budding friendship between Julie and Tyra (Aimee Teegarden, Adrianne Palicki), and Jason and Lyla's (Scott Porter, Minka Kelly) engagement causing problems with Buddy (Brad Leland), it's drama time in Dillon. But that's what makes for good TV.

South Park (10-10:30 p.m., COM) - The uproar over those cartoon depictions of Muhammad fuels the two-part story "Cartoon Wars," whose target isn't the Muslim prophet but a certain other animated show. Cartman seeks to keep a controversial Family Guy episode from airing - not because he cares about Muslim sensibilities but because he hates the show. Censorship, negotiating with terrorists, and the mentality of TV writers also get the satire gun trained on them.

Late Show With David Letterman (11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m., CBS3) - Actress Renee Zellweger; holiday toy demonstration; Taking Back Sunday performs.

The Tonight Show With Jay Leno (11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m., NBC10) - Actor Forest Whitaker; actress America Ferrera; Daniel Powter performs.

Jimmy Kimmel Live (12:05-1:05 a.m., 6ABC) - Actor Kevin Bacon; actress Sofia Vergara; Robin Thicke performs with Pharrell in Miami.

The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson (12:35-1:35 a.m., CBS3) - Actor Chad Lowe.

Late Night With Conan O'Brien (12:35-1:35 a.m., NBC10) - Actress Sienna Miller; actor Goran Visnjic; Paul Weller performs.

Last Call With Carson Daly (1:35-2:05 a.m., NBC10) - Actor Nate Corddry; Emily Haines performs.