Daily guide of TV movies and radio highlights


Greater Boston 7 p.m. WGBH (Channel 2)

Roadside Stories 8 p.m. WGBH (Channel 2) A hot air balloon ride to view the fall colors of Southington, Conn.

Windows to the Wild 8:30 p.m. WGBH (Channel 2) The art and science of groundfishing off the New Hampshire coast.


Electoral Dysfunction 9 p.m. WGBH (Channel 2) The voting process in America.


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Unusual Houses 7:30 p.m. WCVB-TV (Channel 5) A home that incorporates a ship into the footprint, and more.


Boston Public Radio noon WGBH-FM (89.7)

Radio Boston 3 p.m. WBUR-FM (90.9)

Live in Studio 4 p.m. WUMB-FM (91.9) Peter Mulvey performs.


NightSide With Dan Rea 8 p.m. WBZ-AM (1030) Talk the Vote at Franklin Pierce University.



CBS This Morning at 7 a.m. on Chs. 4 and 12. Explorer Todd Carmichael.

Good Morning America at
7 a.m. on Chs. 5, 6, and 9. Sam Champion.

Today at 7 a.m. on Chs. 7 and 10; 10 a.m. on Ch. 7. Daniel Craig.


Live! With Kelly and Michael at 9 a.m. on Chs. 5 and 9;
10 a.m. on Ch. 10. Denzel Washington.

The View at 11 a.m. on Chs. 5, 6, and 9. Nancy Grace.


The Talk at 2 p.m. on Chs. 4 and 12. Jane Kaczmarek.

Katie at 3 p.m. on Chs. 5 and 9; 4 p.m. on Ch. 6. Wanda Sykes .

The Ellen DeGeneres Show at 4 p.m. on Chs. 5, 9, and 10. Emmitt Smith and Cheryl Burke.


Conan at 11 p.m. and 1 a.m. on TBS. John C. Reilly; Cory Chisel performs.

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart at 11 p.m. and 1 a.m. on COM. Daniel Craig.

Colbert Report at 11:31 p.m. and 1:30 a.m. on COM. David Byrne and St. Vincent perform.

The Tonight Show With Jay Leno at 11:34 p.m. on Chs. 7 and 10. Jamie Lee Curtis; ZZ Ward performs.

Late Show With David Letterman at 11:35 p.m. on Chs. 4 and 12. Steven Tyler; Joe Perry. Aerosmith performs.

Late Night With Jimmy Fallon at 12:36 a.m. on Chs. 7 and 10. Javier Bardem.

The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson at 12:37 a.m. on Chs. 4 and 12. Joel McHale.


Ace Ventura: Pet Detective
8 p.m. (G4) Jim Carrey’s star-making vehicle about a sleuth searching for a missing dolphin is crude but funny. PG-13 (1994)

Babylon A.D. 8 p.m., 10 p.m. (FXM) A mercenary escorts a mysterious girl from post-apocalyptic Europe to New York City. Vin Diesel. PG-13 (2008)

The Good Witch’s Gift 8 p.m. (HALMRK) Cassie (Catherine Bell) and Jake (Chris Potter) plan to marry on Christmas Eve. NR (2010)

Grown Ups 8 p.m. (FX) Lenny (Adam Sandler) reunites with four childhood friends after their former basketball coach dies. PG-13 (2010)

The Man in the Iron Mask
8 p.m., 11 p.m. (OVAT) Leonardo DiCaprio in a remake of the Dumas story. PG-13 (1998)

The Others 8 p.m. (FLIX) Well-crafted ghost story about a Brit woman (Nicole Kidman) who moves into a spooky mansion. PG-13 (2001)

Real Steel 8 p.m. (TMC) Retired pugilist Charlie (Hugh Jackman) and his estranged son Max build and train a robot boxer. PG-13 (2011)

Airheads 9 p.m. (FUSE) A band holds a radio station hostage. Brendan Fraser. PG-13 (1994)

Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son 9 p.m. (HBO2) An FBI agent (Martin Lawrence) goes undercover as an obese woman in order to catch a killer. PG-13 (2011)

Rocky II 9 p.m. (CMT) Rocky (Sylvester Stallone) gets a rematch. PG (1979)

The Elizabeth Smart Story
10 p.m. (LMN) A drama recounting the 2002 abduction of Salt Lake City teen Elizabeth Smart. NR (2003)

Lucky Number Slevin 10 p.m. (SUND) A man is caught in a crime war because of a case of mistaken identity. Josh Hartnett. R (2006)