Greater Boston “Beat the Press” 7 p.m. WGBH (Channel 2) A discussion of the major issues of the week.
Shelter Me 9 p.m. WGBH (Channel 2) Successful adoptions of shelter pets.
Centennials 7:30 p.m. WCVB-TV (Channel 5) 1912 was a very productive year: Fenway Park, L.L. Bean, Copley Plaza Hotel, and Girl Scouts.
Classical Music With Cathy Fuller 2 p.m. Classical New England (99.5) The newly christened Boston Philharmonic Players — featuring clarinetist Tom Hill in the Brahms Clarinet Trio.
NightSide With Dan Rea
8 p.m. WBZ-AM (1030) Pat Desmarais fills in for Dan.
NEWS & TALK SHOWS
CBS This Morning at 7 a.m. on Chs. 4 and 12. Stephen Fry.
Good Morning America at
7 a.m. on Chs. 5, 6, and 9.
Today at 7 a.m. on Chs. 7 and 10; 10 a.m. on Ch. 7. Chris Hemsworth. The Band Perry performs.
Live! With Kelly at 9 a.m. on Chs. 5 and 9; 10 a.m. on
Ch. 10. Chris Hemsworth; Joey Lawrence; performers from Cirque du Soleil’s “Zarkana.”
Rachael Ray at 9 a.m. on
Ch. 4; 2 p.m. on Ch. 10. Patti LaBelle and Ty Pennington.
The Martha Stewart Show at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on HALMRK. DoSomething.org CEO Nancy Lublin .
The View at 11 a.m. on
Chs. 5, 6, and 9. Charlize Theron; Margaret Cho; Joe and Heather Nichols.
The Doctors at 2 p.m. on
Ch. 7; 4 p.m. on Ch. 64. Light-related topics.
The Talk at 2 p.m. on Chs. 4 and 12. Randy Jackson.
Dr. Phil at 3 p.m. on Ch. 4;
5 p.m. on Ch. 64.
The Dr. Oz Show at 3 p.m. on Ch. 10; 5 p.m. on Ch. 25.
The Ellen DeGeneres Show at 4 p.m. on Chs. 5, 9, and 10. Steve Harvey; Gabriel Mann. Jason Mraz performs.
Real Time With Bill Maher at 11 p.m. on HBO. Journalist Dan Rather and columnist Joel Stein.
Charlie Rose at 11:30 p.m. on Ch. 2.
The Tonight Show With Jay Leno at 11:34 p.m. on Chs. 7 and 10. Jack Black. Beirut performs.
Late Show With David Letterman at 11:35 p.m. on Chs. 4 and 12. Magic Johnson; Larry Bird; Jim Gaffigan. Kaiser Chiefs perform.
Nightline at 11:35 p.m. on Chs. 5, 6, and 9.
Jimmy Kimmel Live at midnight on Chs. 5, 6, and 9. Josh Brolin; reality TV’s Bethenny Frankel. Kimbra performs.
Tavis Smiley at midnight on Ch. 44; 1 a.m. on Ch. 2. Anna Quindlen (“Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake”).
Late Night With Jimmy Fallon at 12:37 a.m. on Chs. 7 and 10. Stephen Colbert; Nick Cannon. Big K.R.I.T. performs.
The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson at 12:37 a.m. on Chs. 4 and 12. Jeff Garlin; Sonya Walger.
Last Call With Carson Daly at 1:36 a.m. on Chs. 7 and 10.
Fox and Friends Saturday at 6 a.m. on FNC.
Not Easily Broken 7:30 p.m. (BET) Car crash sparks marital crisis. Morris Chestnut, Taraji P. Henson. PG-13 (2009)
Walk the Line 7:30 p.m. (FXM) Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon are superb as Johnny Cash and June Carter. PG-13 (2005)
Capote 8 p.m. (FLIX) Philip Seymour Hoffman shines as Truman Capote. R (2005)
God’s Little Acre 8 p.m. (TCM) Erskine Caldwell’s novel about Georgia farmers. Robert Ryan. NR (1958)
The Last Starfighter 8:50 p.m. (WAM) A video game wiz and an alien battle an extraterrestrial. PG (1984)
Hanna 9 p.m. (MAX) Teenage assassin (Saoirse Ronan) clashes with an intelligence operative. PG-13 (2011)
Pride & Prejudice 10 p.m. (OXY) Keira Knightley is superb in a sterling version of the Austen novel. PG (2005)
WarGames 10:30 p.m. (AMC) A teen gains computer access to the US missile-warning system. Matthew Broderick. PG (1983)