Greater Boston 7 p.m. WGBH (Channel 2) A discussion on the major issues of the week.
Basic Black 7:30 p.m. WGBH (Channel 2) A panel discussion on Boston’s readiness for a possible mayor of color.
Open Studio With Jared Bowen 8 p.m. WGBH (Channel 2) Playwright Eve Ensler makes the case for emotion.
Calling All Culture Vultures 7:30 p.m. WCVB-TV (Channel 5) Four of the state’s favored towns for culture —Sandwich, Essex, Marlborough, and Cambridge.
Morning Edition With Bob Seay 6 a.m. WGBH-FM (89.7) David Kennedy’s efforts to stem inner-city drug crime.
On Point With Tom Ashbrook 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. WBUR-FM (90.9) A “Week in the News” roundtable.
Boston Public Radio noon WGBH-FM (89.7) “Friday News Quiz” looks back at the week’s top headlines.
Radio Boston 3 p.m. WBUR-FM (90.9) Boston cab companies are suing ride sharing services like Uber to try to stop them from infringing on the transportation market.
NightSide With Dan Rea
8 p.m. WBZ-AM (1030) The future of marriage in America.
NEWS & TALK SHOWS
CBS This Morning at 7 a.m. on Chs. 4 and 12. Rosalind Brewer, CEO of Sam’s Club.
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. Danny Boyle.
Live! With Kelly and Michael at 9 a.m. on Chs. 5 and 9; 10 a.m. on Ch. 10. Chelsea Handler.
The View at 11 a.m. on Chs. 5, 6, and 9. Chef Bobby Flay.
The Talk at 2 p.m. on Chs. 4 and 12. Michael Chiklis.
The Ellen DeGeneres Show at 4 p.m. on Chs. 5, 9 and 10.
Real Time With Bill Maher at 10 p.m. on HBO; 11:30 p.m. on HBO; 2:30 a.m. on HBO2.
The Tonight Show With Jay Leno at 11:34 p.m. on Chs. 7 and 10. Demetri Martin; Gin Wigmore performs.
Jimmy Kimmel Live at
11:35 p.m. on Chs. 5, 6, and 9.
Late Show With David Letterman at 11:35 p.m. on Chs. 4 and 12. Chelsea Handler; the Yeah Yeah Yeahs perform.
Late Night With Jimmy Fallon at 12:37 a.m. on Chs. 7 and 10. Anderson Cooper; Cat Power 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. Trace Adkins.
Anaconda 8 p.m., 10 p.m. (G4) A film crew encounters a giant snake. Jennifer Lopez. PG-13 (1997)
The Big Lebowski 8 p.m. (FLIX) A slacker gets mixed up in a kidnapping plot. Jeff Bridges. R (1998)
The Cable Guy 8 p.m. (IFC) Jim Carrey plays an obsessive cable installer in this disturbing, uneven black comedy. PG-13 (1996)
The Change-Up 8 p.m. (HBO) Family man Dave (Jason Bateman) and bachelor Mitch swap bodies. R (2011)
Clash of the Titans 8 p.m. (TNT) Courageous warrior Perseus (Sam Worthington) fights to prevent Hades from overthrowing Zeus. PG-13 (2010)
Profile for Murder 8 p.m., midnight (LMN) A serial killer escapes from prison. NR (2013)
Working Girl 8 p.m. (WE) A secretary (Melanie Griffith) tries to climb the corporate ladder. R (1988)
Ace Ventura: Pet Detective
9 p.m. (CMT) Jim Carrey’s star-making vehicle about a sleuth searching for a missing dolphin is crude but funny. PG-13 (1994)
Due Date 9 p.m. (TBS) Soon-to-be father Peter Highman (Robert Downey Jr.) goes on a wacky, cross-country road trip. R (2010)
Tron 9 p.m., midnight (BBCA) A computer scientist is trapped inside a video game. Jeff Bridges. PG (1982)
Wayne’s World 9 p.m. (FUSE)
Always 10 p.m. (FLIX) Richard Dreyfuss as a pilot-turned-guardian angel. PG (1989)
B.A.P.S. 10 p.m. (BET) Two Black American Princesses shake up L.A. Halle Berry. PG-13 (1997)
Bel Ami 10 p.m. (SHO) A young soldier plots to gain power by seducing the mistresses of Paris’ most-influential men. R (2012)
Cowboys & Aliens 10 p.m. (HBO2) An amnesiac cowboy (Daniel Craig) fights aliens with a mysterious gadget. PG-13 (2011)