SERIESHow I Met Your Mother:
Lily's (Alyson Hannigan) estranged father (Chris Elliott) visits for Thanksgiving in the new episode (8 p.m. CBS).
House: On the eve of Thanksgiving, the team treats a brilliant physicist (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. With Hugh Laurie, Robert Sean Leonard and Lisa Edelstein (8 p.m. Fox).
Accidentally on Purpose: Billie (Jenna Elfman) feels threatened when old flame and current boss James (Grant Show) hires another film critic, motivating her to prove just how valuable she is. Jon Foster and Ashley Jensen also star (8:30 p.m. CBS).
Two and a Half Men: Charlie (Charlie Sheen) is shaken to his very core when he discovers he has not been satisfying Chelsea (Jennifer Taylor) (9 p.m. CBS).
Jon & Kate Plus 8: Jon and Kate address the ups and downs of the last few years and recent events in their lives in the final episode of the unscripted series (9 p.m. TLC).
Find My Family: A Wisconsin couple who gave up their daughter 29 years ago desperately want to find her in the premiere of this unscripted series (9:30 p.m. ABC).
CSI: Miami: Jellyfish are used as a lethal weapon in this new episode. David Caruso, Emily Procter, Adam Rodriguez, Eddie Cibrian and Christian Clemenson also star (10 p.m. CBS).
SPECIALSSurviving the Holidays With Lewis Black:
Armed with history and humor, Lewis Black takes aim at the holiday season and tries to make sense of the collective insanity that seems to grip most people at this time of year. Also appearing are Joy Behar, Bob Saget, David Alan Grier and Craig Ferguson (8 p.m. History).
Elbert Hubbard: An American Original: This new special profiles the writer who founded the Roycroft artisan community in East Aurora, N.Y. (10 p.m. KCET).
Rendered even more poignant by the recent passing of Patrick Swayze, this 1990 tear-jerker casts the "Dirty Dancing" star as a murdered man who enlists the aid of a psychic (Whoopi Goldberg) to give his beloved (Demi Moore) a warning that she is in danger (8 p.m. AMC).
SPORTSCollege track and field:
NCAA Cross-Country Championships, from Terra Haute, Ind. (9 a.m. VS).
College basketball: EA Sports Maui Invitational, quarterfinals: Colorado vs. Gonzaga (Noon ESPN2); Cincinnati vs. Vanderbilt (2:30 p.m. ESPN2); Arizona vs. Wisconsin Fourth, from Maui, Hawaii (9 p.m. ESPN2). Paradise Jam: Consolation game (3 p.m. FSN); Championship, from St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands.(5:30 p.m. FSN). O'Reilly Auto Parts CBE Classic, semifinals: Pittsburgh vs. Wichita State (4:30 p.m. ESPN2). Iowa vs. Texas, from Kansas City, Mo. (7 p.m. ESPN2). Pepperdine at UCLA (8 p.m. FSN)
Pro football: The Tennessee Titans visit the Houston Texans (5:30 p.m. ESPN).
Hockey: The Calgary Flames visit the Ducks (7 p.m. KDOC).
Pro basketball: The Minnesota Timberwolves visit the Clippers (7:30 p.m. FS Prime).