Greater Boston’s Beat the Press With Emily Rooney
7 p.m. WGBH (Channel 2) Coverage on the concussion crisis in sports.
Basic Black 7:30 p.m. WGBH (Channel 2)
New England for Sale
7:30 p.m. WCVB-TV (Channel 5) A New Hampshire mountain which comes with a castle, an island retreat on Martha’s Vineyard, and more.
WBUR’s Morning Edition With Bob Oakes 5 a.m. and All Things Considered With Sacha Pfeiffer 4 p.m. WBUR-FM (90.9) Baseball’s American League playoffs, Game 5 — Boston Red Sox vs. Detroit Tigers.
Morning Edition With Bob Seay 6 a.m. WGBH-FM (89.7) David Pogue, host of NOVA’s “Making Stuff” on “Nova,” talks tech.
Boston Public Radio noon WGBH-FM (89.7) “Friday News Quiz”
Radio Boston 3 p.m. WBUR-FM (90.9) Salman Rushdie discusses his new book, “Joseph Anton.”
Nightside With Dan Rea
8 p.m. WBZ-AM (1030) The Salem Witch Trials.
NEWS & TALK SHOWS
CBS This Morning at 7 a.m. on Chs. 4 and 12. Brad Meltzer, host of “Decoded.”
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.
Live! With Kelly and Michael at 9 a.m. on Chs. 5 and 9; 10 a.m. on Ch. 10. Arnold Schwarzenegger.
The View at 11 a.m. on Chs. 5, 6, and 9. Diane Farr.
The Talk at 2 p.m. on Chs. 4 and 12. Arsenio Hall; Deborah Norville.
The Ellen DeGeneres Show at 4 p.m. on Chs. 5, 9 and 10. “Dancing With the Stars” contestant Corbin Bleu and his partner, Karina Smirnoff.
Greater Boston at 6 p.m. on Ch. 44; 7 p.m. on Chs. 2 and 11; 10 p.m. on Ch. 44; midnight on Ch. 2.
Real Time With Bill Maher at 10 p.m. on HBO; 2:30 a.m. on HBO2.
The Arsenio Hall Show at
11 p.m. on Ch. 56; midnight on Ch. 64. Leah Remini.
The Tonight Show With Jay Leno at 11:34 p.m. on Chs. 7 and 10. Vince Vaughn; Vintage Trouble 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. Donald Trump; White Denim performs.
Late Night With Jimmy Fallon at 12:37 a.m. on Chs. 7 and 10. Scarlett Johansson; Drake performs.
The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson at 12:37 a.m. on Chs. 4 and 12. Allison Janney.
Batman Returns 8 p.m. (FAM) The Caped Crusader (Michael Keaton) vs. the Penguin and Catwoman. PG-13 (1992)
Billy Madison 8 p.m., 11 p.m. (IFC) A spoiled heir (Adam Sandler) must go back to school to inherit the family business. PG-13 (1995)
The Book of Eli 8 p.m. (TNT) Eli (Denzel Washington) roams a postapocalyptic world, protecting a sacred tome from an evil man. R (2009)
Burn Witch, Burn 8 p.m. (TCM) A professor’s wife uses witchcraft to further her husband’s career. Janet Blair. NR (1962)
Final Destination 8 p.m., midnight (FXM) Students are being killed by an unseen force after abandoning a doomed plane that explodes. R (2000)
Independence Day 8 p.m. (ENCR) Megahit about alien spaceships attacking Earth. Spectacular effects. Will Smith. PG-13 (1996)
The Lost Battalion 8 p.m., midnight (OVAT) An officer leads his troops back from enemy lines. Rick Schroder. NR (2001)
The Perks of Being a Wallflower 9 p.m. (SHO) A timid teenager copes with the pains of adolescence with the help of two new friends. PG-13 (2012)
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey 9 p.m. (HBO2) Bilbo Baggins, Gandalf the wizard and a group of dwarves seek a dragon’s treasure. PG-13 (2012)
Zero Dark Thirty 9 p.m. (STARZ) A CIA agent leads a 10-year hunt for Osama bin Laden that reveals the cruelty of the War on Terror. R (2012)
Cold Spring 10 p.m. (LMN) A couple move to a small town to rebuild their marriage after his affair. NR (2013)
Final Destination 3 10 p.m. (FXM) The Grim Reaper pursues a teen and her friends. Mary Elizabeth Winstead. R (2006)