Daily guide of TV movies and radio highlights


Greater Boston 7 p.m. WGBH (Channel 2) Art Emerson’s “The Pianist of Willesden Lane.”


Holiday Shopping Guide
7:30 p.m. WCVB-TV (Channel 5) Small-business merchants and what they’re offering.


Boston Public Radio noon WGBH-FM (89.7)


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

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NightSide With Dan Rea
8 p.m. WBZ-AM (1030) Marijuana and enforcement of changing laws.



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. Paula Deen.

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

The View at 11 a.m. on Chs. 5, 6, and 9. Jane Seymour; Bonnie Raitt performs.


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.


Greater Boston at 7 p.m. on Chs. 2 and 11.

Conan at 11 p.m. and 1 a.m. on TBS. Jim Parsons; Delta Spirit performs.

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart at 11 p.m. and 1 a.m. on COM. Comedian Denis Leary.

Colbert Report at 11:31 p.m. and 1:30 a.m. on COM. Ian McKellen.

The Tonight Show With Jay Leno at 11:34 p.m. on Chs. 7 and 10. Don Johnson; Darius Rucker performs.

Late Show With David Letterman at 11:35 p.m. on Chs. 4 and 12. Albert Brooks; Diana Krall performs.

Jimmy Kimmel Live at midnight on Chs. 5, 6, and 9. Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert; the Avett Brothers perform with the Brooklyn Philharmonic Orchestra.

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

The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson at 12:37 a.m. on Chs. 4 and 12. Richie Sambora performs.


Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls 8 p.m. (ENCR) Ace (Jim Carrey) tracks a rare bat in this sequel. PG-13 (1995)

The Anniversary Party 8 p.m., 10 p.m. (SUND) A troubled couple’s sixth-anniversary bash. Alan Cumming. R (2001)

The Decoy Bride 8 p.m. (TMC) A woman agrees to impersonate an engaged movie star whose celebrity status attracts paparazzi. PG (2011)

Hancock 8 p.m. (FX) Will Smith stars as an alcoholic superhero who gets a much-needed image makeover. PG-13 (2008)

Imagine That 8 p.m. (BET) An ambitious financial whiz (Eddie Murphy) gets stock tips from an imaginary world. PG (2009)

Johnny English Reborn 8 p.m. (HBO) A bumbling secret agent (Rowan Atkinson) races to save the Chinese premier from assassins. PG (2011)

Journey to the Center of the Earth 8 p.m. (OVAT) Jules Verne’s tale of adventure in Iceland’s underground caverns. James Mason. (1959)

Office Space 8 p.m. (E) Computer programmer (Ron Livingston) plots against his company with surprising results. Irreverent. R (1999)

Tekken 8 p.m. (G4) Jon Foo stars in this thriller about a young warrior who enters a fighting tournament. R (2010)

Who Killed Allison Parks?
8 p.m., midnight (LMN) ER nurse experiences the memories of a murder victim after being electrocuted. R (2011)

Green Zone 9 p.m. (68) A US military officer (Matt Damon) searches for WMD in Iraq . R (2010)

In Bruges 9 p.m. (HBO2) Chatty hit men (Brendan Gleeson, Colin Farrell) lay low in picturesque Belgium. R (2008)

The Polar Express 9 p.m. (FAM) Fun fable about a boy who is sent to the North Pole to meet Santa. Voices include Tom Hanks. G (2004)

Hitched for the Holidays
10 p.m. (HALMRK) A single New Yorker hires a woman to pose as his girlfriend to appease his family. NR (2012)

Teenage Bank Heist 10 p.m. (LMN) Teen girls rob a bank and take the branch manager’s 17-year-old daughter hostage. NR (2012)