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    Daily guide of TV movies and radio highlights

    ON WGBH

    Greater Boston 7 p.m. WGBH (Channel 2) The annual holiday books and movies show.

    ON CHRONICLE

    Extreme Dogs 7:30 p.m. WCVB-TV (Channel 5) Stories of canines with vertical leaps, grace under pressure, and acting chops.

    RADIO HIGHLIGHTS

    Boston Public Radio noon WGBH-FM (89.7)

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    Here & Now With Robin Young noon WBUR-FM (90.9) Are we any closer to a society where cars are optional?

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

    NightSide With Dan Rea 8 p.m. WBZ-AM (1030)

    NEWS & TALK SHOWS

    Morning

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

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

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

    The View at 11 a.m. on Chs. 5, 6, and 9. Chris Cuomo.

    Afternoon

    The Talk at 2 p.m. on Chs. 4 and 12. Marlee Matlin; Il Volo performs.

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    The Ellen DeGeneres Show at 4 p.m. on Chs. 5, 9, and 10. Julie Bowen.

    Evening

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

    Conan at 11 p.m. and 1 a.m. on TBS. Lisa Kudrow; Grouplove performs.

    The Tonight Show With Jay Leno at 11:34 p.m. on Chs. 7 and 10.

    Late Show With David Letterman at 11:35 p.m. on Chs. 4 and 12. John Krasinski; Paloma Faith performs.

    Jimmy Kimmel Live at midnight on Chs. 5, 6, and 9. Leslie Mann; Sarah Jaffe performs.

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

    The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson at 12:37 a.m. on Chs. 4 and 12. Jim Parsons; Dispatch performs.

    MOVIES

    Debbie Macomber’s Mrs. Miracle 8 p.m. (HALMRK) A widower (James Van Der Beek) hires a nanny (Doris Roberts) to reign in his rambunctious twins. NR (2009)

    Happy-Go-Lucky 8 p.m.,
    10:05 p.m. (SUND) Mike Leigh’s bubbly character study of a free-spirited London schoolteacher (Sally Hawkins). R (2008)

    Highlander III 8 p.m. (FLIX) The immortal warrior (Christopher Lambert) confronts a 16th-century archenemy. R (1994)

    The Hunt for the I-5 Killer
    8 p.m., midnight (LMN) A detective (John Corbett) searches for a serial killer along an interstate. NR (2011)

    The Other Guys 8 p.m.,
    10:30 p.m. (FX) Desk jockey Det. Gamble (Will Ferrell) and his tough-talking partner get their moment to shine. PG-13 (2009)

    Peace, Love & Misunderstanding 8 p.m. (SHO2) A conservative lawyer reunites with her hippie mother in an attempt to escape her marital woes. R (2011)

    Pretty Woman 8 p.m. (LIFE) Fairy tale stars Julia Roberts as a hooker transformed by a corporate raider. R (1990)

    Spy Kids 8:30 p.m. (DISN) The offspring of former secret agents must save the world. Antonio Banderas. PG (2001)

    Valiant 8:30 p.m. (WAM) A British pigeon wants to serve during World War II in this bland animated comedy. G (2005)

    Elf 9 p.m. (FAM) A human (Will Ferrell) raised by elves searches for his birth father. Charming holiday fantasy. PG (2003)

    Eraser 9 p.m. (68) A federal marshal (Arnold Schwarzenegger) protects a witness. R (1996)

    The Maverick Queen 9:30 p.m. (TCM) A saloonkeeper falls for a Pinkerton man posing as an outlaw. Barbara Stanwyck. NR (1956)

    Debbie Macomber’s Call Me Mrs. Miracle 10 p.m. (HALMRK) The magical Emily Merkle (Doris Roberts) spreads Christmas cheer at a struggling department store. NR (2010)

    The Fugitive 10 p.m. (OVAT) Harrison Ford as a wrongly convicted man on the lam. PG-13 (1993)

    Grosse Pointe Blank 10 p.m. (HBO2) A hit man attends his high-school reunion. John Cusack. R (1997)