Greater Boston’s Beat the Press With Emily Rooney
7 p.m. WGBH (Channel 2)
Unusual Houses 7:30 p.m. WCVB-TV (Channel 5) We knock on unusual doors and invite ourselves inside.
WBUR’s Morning Edition With Bob Oakes 5 a.m. and All Things Considered With Sacha Pfeiffer 4 p.m. WBUR-FM (90.9) The New Repertory Theatre’s actor playing John Merrick in “The Elephant Man.”
Morning Edition With Bob Seay 6 a.m. WGBH-FM (89.7) Kirk Carapezza reports on the response to President Obama’s plan to rank colleges and create a rating system that ties federal financial aid to performance outcomes.
Boston Public Radio noon WGBH-FM (89.7) “Friday News Quiz.”
Radio Boston 3 p.m. WBUR-FM (90.9) Deer Tick.
Nightside With Dan Rea
8 p.m. WBZ-AM (1030) Do your partner’s bathroom habits bother you?
CBS This Morning at 7 a.m. on Chs. 4 and 12. Julie Chen; Sharon Osbourne; Jimmy Connors.
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. Sean Kingston performs.
Live! With Kelly and Michael at 9 a.m. on Chs. 5 and 9;
10 a.m. on Ch. 10. Jimmy Johnson, Terry Bradshaw, and Howie Long; Jake Johnson. John Legend performs.
Rachael Ray at 9 a.m. on
Ch. 4; 2 p.m. on Ch. 10.
Steve Harvey at 9 a.m. on
Ch. 64; 10 a.m. on Chs. 5 and 9.
The View at 11 a.m. on Chs. 5, 6, and 9. Chris Powell (guest cohost).
The Ricki Lake Show at 1 p.m. on Ch. 25; 3 p.m. on Ch. 64. Cindy Crawford, Melissa Joan Hart, Kellie Martin, and Amber Rose.
Katie at 3 p.m. on Chs. 5 and 9; 4 p.m. on Ch. 6. Insomnia.
The Dr. Oz Show at 3 p.m. on Ch. 10; 5 p.m. on Ch. 25. Kirstie Alley.
The Ellen DeGeneres Show at 4 p.m. on Chs. 5, 9, and 10.
Charlie Rose at 11 p.m. on Chs. 2 and 11.
The Tonight Show With Jay Leno at 11:34 p.m. on Chs. 7 and 10. Simon Cowell; Adam Carolla. American Authors perform.
Jimmy Kimmel Live at 11:35 p.m. on Chs. 5, 6, and 9. Celine Dion; Jim O’Heir.
Late Show With David Letterman at 11:35 p.m. on Chs. 4 and 12. Arsenio Hall. Laura Mvula performs.
Tavis Smiley at midnight on Ch. 44; 12:30 a.m. on Chs. 2 and 11. Gina Torres; author Ben Foss.
Late Night With Jimmy Fallon at 12:37 a.m. on Chs. 7 and 10. Katie Couric; Patton Oswalt. New Politics performs.
Nightline at 12:37 a.m. on
Chs. 5, 6, and 9.
The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson at 12:37 a.m. on Chs. 4 and 12. Tom Len-non. The Wild Feathers perform.
Last Call With Carson Daly at 1:36 a.m. on Chs. 7 and 10. Tracy Spiridakos; Neil Shubin. ZZ Ward performs.
The Princess Bride 7 p.m. (WAM) Rob Reiner’s tale of swordplay and love. Cary Elwes. PG (1987)
Star Trek 7 p.m. (FX) In this sci-fi prequel, James T. Kirk (Chris Pine) takes command of the Enterprise. Zachary Quinto. PG-13 (2009)
Glory Road 8 p.m. (AMC) Inspiring saga of the first NCAA basketball champs to start five black players. Josh Lucas. PG (2006)
Metropolis 8 p.m. (TCM) Restored version of the silent classic about a futuristic Utopia maintained by slaves. Alfred Abel. NR (2010)
The Fast and the Furious
9 p.m., 11:30 p.m. (BRAVO) High-octane thriller about an undercover cop who infiltrates a gang of street racers. Vin Diesel. PG-13 (2001)
Zero Dark Thirty 9 p.m. (STARZ) A CIA agent leads a 10-year hunt for Osama bin Laden that reveals the cruelty of the War on Terror. Jessica Chastain. R (2012)
Things to Come 10:45 p.m. (TCM) H.G. Wells’s visionary spectacular about a post-World War collapse of civilization and its rebuilding. Raymond Massey. NR (1936)