Daily guide of TV movies and radio highlights


Greater Boston “Best of Beat the Press” 7 p.m. WGBH (Channel 2)


Made in Massachusetts
7:30 p.m. WCVB-TV (Channel 5) Needham-based chip company Food Should Taste Good.


Live at Noon noon WUMB-FM (91.9) Three Tall Pines.


Boston Public Radio noon WGBH-FM (89.7)

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Classical Music with Cathy Fuller 2 p.m. Classical New England (99.5) “Drive Time Live,” featuring the Boston Camerata.

Radio Boston 3 p.m. WBUR-FM (90.9) The week in news.

NightSide with Dan Rea 8 p.m. WBZ-AM (1030) Pat Desmaris sits in for Dan Rea.

World Cafe 10 p.m. WUMB-FM (91.9) “I’m Your Man: The Life of Leonard Cohen.”




CBS This Morning at 7 a.m. on Chs. 4 and 12. J.C. Penney CEO Ron Johnson.

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

Today at 7 a.m. on Chs. 7 and 10; 10 a.m. on Ch. 7. Chris Pine.

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


The View at 11 a.m. on Chs. 5, 6, and 9. Drew Pinsky; R. Kelly performs; Mario Cantone reviews movies.


The Ellen DeGeneres Show at 4 p.m. on Ch. 10; 2:37 a.m. on Ch. 5. Madonna.


Greater Boston at 7 p.m. on Chs. 2 and 11; 12:30 a.m. on Ch. 2.

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. Salma Hayek; KISS performs.

Jimmy Kimmel Live at midnight on Chs. 5, 6, and 9. Robert Pattinson; Ben Folds Five performs.

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. Tenacious D.

Last Call With Carson Daly at 1:36 a.m. on Chs. 7 and 10. Katey Sagal; the Stepkids perform.


ATL 8 p.m. (TV1) An orphaned teen tries to steer his brother away from a life of crime. Tip Harris. PG-13 (2006)

Dark Desire 8 p.m., midnight (LMN) A mom looks for comfort after her son’s tragic death. NR (2012)

Fred Claus 8 p.m. (TBS) Santa’s ne’er-do-well older brother (Vince Vaughn) is forced to work at the North Pole’s toy shop. PG (2007)

How to Train Your Dragon
8 p.m., 10 p.m. (FX) A misfit Viking teen (voice of Jay Baruchel) befriends a dragon, despite his tribe’s beliefs. PG (2010)

The Italian Job 8 p.m. (FLIX) A thief (Mark Wahlberg) tries to reclaim gold that was taken from him in this flat remake. PG-13 (2003)

Kiss the Girls 8 p.m. (TNT) A forensic psychologist tracks a serial killer. Morgan Freeman. R (1997)

Open Range 8 p.m. (ENCR) Cowboys take on a brutal land baron in director-star Kevin Costner’s elegiac Western. R (2003)

Torque 8 p.m. (FUSE) A biker is falsely accused of murder. Dazzling stunts; shallow script. Martin Henderson. PG-13 (2004)

12 Wishes of Christmas 8 p.m. (68) A busy fashion exec (Elisa Donovan) is desperate to improve her life. NR (2011)

Hairspray 8:15 p.m. (OXY) Upbeat musical about a plump teen’s impact on a 1962 TV dance show. Nikki Blonsky. PG (2007)

Fast and Furious 9 p.m. (USA) Fugitive ex-con Dom Toretto (Vin Diesel) teams with Agent Brian O’Conner (Paul Walker). PG-13 (2009)

Fright Night 9 p.m. (SHO2) A suburban teen (Anton Yelchin) seeks the help of a Las Vegas magician in order to kill a vampire. R (2011)

It’s Christmas, Carol! 9 p.m. (HALMRK) A domineering CEO observes her past, present and future when the ghost of her former boss visits. NR (2012)

A Lot like Love 9 p.m. (STYLE) Strained romantic comedy about strangers who have an airplane fling. Ashton Kutcher. PG-13 (2005)

Soul Power 10 p.m. (VH1) B.B. King, James Brown and other legendary musicians. PG-13 (2009)