Daily guide of TV movies and radio highlights


Innovation Hub 7 a.m. WGBH-FM (89.7) Jonathan Gottschall, author of “The Storytelling Animal: How Stories Make Us Human.”

Only a Game 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. WBUR-FM (90.9) The best sports stories of 2012.

Mountain Stage 2 p.m. WUMB-FM (91.9) Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Darrell Scott, and Jimmy LaFave.


BSO: Tanglewood’s 75th Anniversary Gala 7 p.m. Classical New England (99.5)

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BSO on Record 9 p.m. Classical New England (99.5)


Big Miracle 8 p.m. (HBO) An Alaskan newsman (John Krasinski) and a Greenpeace volunteer work to save trapped whales. PG (2012)

Bringing Down the House
8 p.m. (ENCR) A lawyer (Steve Martin) and a convict (Queen Latifah) form an unlikely friendship. Good chemistry. PG-13 (2003)

The Devil Wears Prada 8 p.m. (38) Comedy about a woman working for a hellish boss (Meryl Streep). PG-13 (2006)


The Faculty 8 p.m. (IFC) High-school students try to stave off an invasion of alien body snatchers. Elijah Wood. R (1998)

Gladiator 8 p.m. (TNT) Thrilling Best Picture winner about a Roman general who becomes a gladiator. Russell Crowe. R (2000)

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire 8 p.m. (5) The enchanting fourth installment of the series involves a plot to trap Harry. Daniel Radcliffe. PG-13 (2005)

The Help 8 p.m. (SHO) A debutante (Emma Stone) conducts interviews with black female servants in 1960s Mississippi. PG-13 (2011)

The Karate Kid Part II 8 p.m. (G4) Ralph Macchio and Noriyuki “Pat” Morita clash with rivals in Okinawa. PG (1986)


A Princess for Christmas
8 p.m. (HALMRK) A woman (Katie McGrath) and her niece and nephew spend Christmas with a wealthy duke (Roger Moore). NR (2011)

Ratatouille 8 p.m. (DISN) Delectable tale of a rat who dreams of becoming a gourmet chef. Voices include Patton Oswalt. G (2007)

The Ref 8 p.m. (FLIX) A hapless thief takes a bickering couple hostage. Denis Leary. R (1994)

Starting Out in the Evening
8 p.m. (SUND) Ingratiating May-December romance between a teacher (Frank Langella) and a grad student. PG-13 (2007)

Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope 8:45 p.m. (SPIKE) The 20th-anniversary re-edit of the George Lucas adventure. Mark Hamill. PG (1997)

Darling Companion 9 p.m. (STARZ) A couple find their crumbling marriage put to the test as they look for their missing dog. PG-13 (2012)

The Omen 9 p.m. (SYFY) Slight remake of the 1976 horror classic about the son of Satan. Julia Stiles. R (2006)

The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement 9 p.m. (FAM) Princess Mia (Anne Hathaway) faces an arranged marriage. Lackluster sequel. Julie Andrews. G (2004)

Rambo: First Blood Part II
9 p.m. (AMC) Sylvester Stallone rampages through Southeast Asia. R (1985)

Southern Gothic 9 p.m. (TMC) A bouncer tries to protect a stripper and her daughter from a vampiric preacher. Yul Vazquez. NR (2007)

Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story 9:02 p.m. (COM) Silly nerds-vs.-jocks comedy about a dodgeball showdown. Ben Stiller. PG-13 (2004)

The Core 9:30 p.m. (SHO2) Scientists go to Earth’s core to correct a problem. Hilary Swank. PG-13 (2003)

Mr. Wrong 9:40 p.m. (FLIX) A woman falls for the seemingly perfect man. Ellen DeGeneres. PG-13 (1996)

Batman 9:50 p.m. (ENCR) The Caped Crusader (Michael Keaton) battles the Joker (Jack Nicholson). PG-13 (1989)

Abandoned and Deceived
10 p.m. (LIFE) A divorcee and mother of two boys (Lori Loughlin) fights for child-support payments. G (1995)

Asylum Blackout 10 p.m. (MAX) Rupert Evans stars in this chiller, in which the staff of a mental hospital fight the inmates. NR (2011)

Cave of Forgotten Dreams
10 p.m. (HIST) Viewers get a tour of the cave of Chauvet-Pont-d’Arc. G (2010)

Gridiron Gang 10 p.m. (BET) A probation officer starts a football team for delinquents. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. PG-13 (2006)

Mr. & Mrs. Smith 10 p.m. (FX) A married couple are assassins hired to kill each other. Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie. PG-13 (2005)

Santa, Jr. 10 p.m. (HALMRK) Santa’s son (Nick Stabile) is arrested in a Christmas mix-up. NR (2002)