ON WGBHGreater Boston 7 p.m. WGBH (Channel 2)
Frontline: Poor Kids 10 p.m. WGBH (Channel 2) The economic crisis is seen through the eyes of three young girls in the Quad Cities, along the Iowa-Illinois border.
ON CHRONICLEDessert 7:30 p.m. WCVB-TV (Channel 5) Sweets for your Thanksgiving table.
RADIO HIGHLIGHTSBoston Public Radio noon WGBH-FM (89.7)
Radio Boston 3 p.m. WBUR-FM (90.9)
NightSide With Dan Rea 8 p.m. WBZ-AM (1030) Legendary cardiac surgeon Larry Cohn.
NEWS & TALK SHOWS
CBS This Morning at 7 a.m. on Chs. 4 and 12.
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. Giada De Laurentiis; Ke$ha.
Live! With Kelly and Michael at 9 a.m. on Chs. 5 and 9. Amy Poehler.
The View at 11 a.m. on Chs. 5, 6, and 9.
The Talk at 2 p.m. on Chs. 4 and 12.
The Ellen DeGeneres Show at 4 p.m. on Chs. 5, 9, and 10. Jesse Tyler Ferguson; Kelly Clarkson performs.
Greater Boston at 7 p.m. on Chs. 2 and 11; midnight on
Real Time With Bill Maher at 10 p.m. on HBO2. Eric Idle.
Conan at 11 p.m. and 1 a.m. on TBS. Ben Stiller; Flo Rida performs.
The Tonight Show With Jay Leno at 11:34 p.m. on Chs. 7 and 10. Lindsay Lohan; Wanda Jackson performs.
Late Show With David Letterman at 11:35 p.m. on Chs. 4 and 12. Amy Poehler; Tegan and Sara perform.
Jimmy Kimmel Live at midnight on Chs. 5, 6, and 9. "The X Factor" judges Simon Cowell and Demi Lovato.
Late Night With Jimmy Fallon at 12:36 a.m. on Chs. 7 and 10. Al Michaels; Pitbull performs.
The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson at 12:37 a.m. on Chs. 4 and 12. Marion Cotillard.
Beastly 8 p.m. (TMC) A teen (Alex Pettyfer) is disfigured by a curse, placed upon him in retaliation for a cruel prank. PG-13 (2011)
The Descendants 8 p.m. (HBO2) A middle-aged man (George Clooney) discovers that his comatose wife was having an affair. R (2011)
Gridlock'd 8 p.m. (FLIX) Two junkies try to go straight. Tim Roth. R (1997)
Grown Ups 8 p.m. (FX) Lenny (Adam Sandler) reunites with four childhood friends after their former basketball coach dies. PG-13 (2010)
The Last Samurai 8 p.m. (OVAT) A Civil War vet (Tom Cruise) undergoes a spiritual rebirth in 1876 Japan. A gripping tale. R (2003)
Matchmaker Santa 8 p.m. (HALMRK) A mysterious mall Santa arranges for a woman to be stranded with her boyfriend's assistant. NR (2012)
Punisher: War Zone 8 p.m., midnight (IFC) The tough-guy vigilante (Ray Stevenson) battles a ruthless scar-faced mob boss. R (2008)
Up 8 p.m. (DISN) An old man (voiced by Ed Asner) and a young explorer team up. PG (2009)
John Carter 9 p.m. (STARZ) A Civil War soldier (Taylor Kitsch) is mysteriously transported to Mars. PG-13 (2012)
Lucky Number Slevin 9 p.m. (SUND) A man is caught in a crime war because of a case of mistaken identity. Josh Hartnett. R (2006)
Melancholia 9:30 p.m. (TMC) A celestial disaster threatens to destroy Earth while a couple enjoy a wedding party. Kirsten Dunst. R (2011)
Merrily We Live 9:30 p.m. (TCM) A family takes in a supposed tramp. Billie Burke. NR (1938)
Air Force One 9:35 p.m. (ENCR) Terrorists take the president (Harrison Ford) hostage. R (1997)
Tupac: Resurrection 9:35 p.m. (FLIX) Bio of rapper Tupac Shakur (1971-96). R (2003)
The Babysitter's Seduction
10 p.m. (LMN) An 18-year-old baby-sitter (Keri Russell) is swept into an affair with her charges' father. NR (1996)
Christmas Song 10 p.m. (HALMRK) Two music teachers face off in a Christmas-carol competition while also vying for a job. NR (2012)
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides 11:40 p.m. (ENCR) Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) is lured onto Blackbeard's ship by an enigmatic siren. PG-13 (2011)