Greater Boston 7 p.m. WGBH (Channel 2)
Nature 8 p.m. WGBH (Channel 2) Ecologist J.C. Cahill explains how plants “talk” to allies, and more.
Eat, Fast, and Live Longer
10 p.m. WGBH (Channel 2) Science writer Michael Mosley sets out to become healthier and lose weight.
Happening Hoods 7:30 p.m. WCVB-TV (Channel 5) Searching for good eats, intriguing places, and interesting characters in Charlestown, Roslindale and Needham.
Morning Edition With Bob Oakes 5 a.m. and All Things Considered With Sacha Pfeiffer 4 p.m. WBUR-FM (90.9) News from the Boston area and around the world.
Morning Edition with Bob Seay 6 a.m. WGBH-FM (89.7) High salaries for Cambridge City Managers.
On Point with Tom Ashbrook 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. WBUR-FM (90.9)
Boston Public Radio noon WGBH-FM (89.7) “Open Mic” features Brian McGrory, editor of The Boston Globe.
Radio Boston 3 p.m. WBUR-FM (90.9) Singer-songwriter Lori McKenna.
NightSide With Dan Rea
8 p.m. WBZ-AM (1030) David Sheff on overcoming addictions.
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. Bubba Watson; New Kids on the Block perform.
Live! With Kelly and Michael at 9 a.m. on Chs. 5 and 9;
10 a.m. on Ch. 10. Jeremy Irons.
The View at 11 a.m. on Chs. 5, 6, and 9. Sarah Chalke; New Kids on the Block.
The Talk at 2 p.m. on Chs. 4 and 12. Blake Shelton performs.
The Ellen DeGeneres Show at 4 p.m. on Chs. 5, 9, and 10.
Conan at 11 p.m. and
12:30 a.m. on TBS. Steven Yeun; Darius Rucker performs.
Real Time With Bill Maher at 11 p.m. on HBO. Economist Austan Goolsbee and record producer Clive Davis.
The Daily Show With Jon Stewart at 11 p.m. and 1 a.m. on COM. Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg.
Colbert Report at 11:31 p.m. and 1:30 a.m. on COM. Philosopher A.C. Grayling.
The Tonight Show With Jay Leno at 11:34 p.m. on Chs. 7 and 10. Rosario Dawson; Gloriana performs.
Jimmy Kimmel Live at
11:35 p.m. on Chs. 5, 6, and 9. Russell Brand; Gary Allan performs.
Late Show With David Letterman at 11:35 p.m. on Chs. 4 and 12. Louis C.K.; the Flaming Lips perform.
Late Night With Jimmy Fallon at 12:37 a.m. on Chs. 7 and 10. Sarah Silverman; Gordon Lightfoot performs.
The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson at 12:37 a.m. on Chs. 4 and 12.
Adaptation 8 p.m., 10 p.m. (SUND) A screenwriter (Nicolas Cage) battles writer’s block. Absurd and complex comedy-drama. R (2002)
The Eleventh Victim 8 p.m., midnight (LMN) A therapist pursues a killer. NR (2012)
Predator 2 8 p.m. (G4) Gory sequel involving the alien and LA drug dealers. Danny Glover. R (1990)
Let It Shine 8:30 p.m. (DISN) A pastor’s son develops a crush on a popular singer. NR (2012)
The Sorcerer’s Apprentice 8:30 p.m. (FAM) An elite sorcerer (Nicolas Cage) takes on an unlikely apprentice to help defend Manhattan. PG (2010)
E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial
9 p.m. (68) Enchanting story of a boy (Henry Thomas) and a homesick alien. PG (1982)
Men in Black 3 9 p.m. (STARZ) Agent J travels back in time to 1969 to prevent someone from rewriting the course of history. PG-13 (2012)
An Amish Murder 10 p.m. (LMN) Brutal murders in an Amish community are investigated by its female chief of police. NR (2013)
Captain Ron 10 p.m. (FLIX) A seaman helms a family’s yacht. Kurt Russell. PG-13 (1992)
Fighting 10 p.m. (SPIKE) Channing Tatum stars as a small-town kid inducted into the violent world of bare-knuckle boxing. PG-13 (2009)
From Dusk till Dawn 10 p.m. (MAX) Brothers hide in a club populated by vampires. Quentin Tarantino. R (1996)