Daily guide to television and radio

August 17, 2011

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Chat 11 a.m. with restaurant critic Devra First.

Chat noon with Miss Conduct

Chat noon with sportswriter Tony Massarotti

Chat 1 p.m. with Love Letters columnist Meredith Goldstein.


Greater Boston 7 p.m. WGBH (Channel 2)


Weddings 7:30 p.m. WCVB-TV (Channel 5). The royal wedding is long over, but local couples are still trying to re-create their own version of the ceremony.


The Diane Rehm Show 10 a.m. WGBH-FM (89.7) Dog expert Patricia McConnell’s guide to welcoming a new dog into your home.

The Emily Rooney Show noon. WGBH-FM (89.7) Senate Minority Leader Bruce Tarr (R-Gloucester) on new bad driving bill.

The Callie Crossley Show 1 p.m. WGBH-FM (89.7) Political Roundtable.

Classical Music With Brian McCreath 2 p.m. All-Classical (99.5) From the July 10 opening concert of the Schleswig-Holstein Festival at Music and Congress Hall in Lübeck, Germany.

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



Today at 7 a.m. on Chs. 7 and 10; 10 a.m. on Ch. 7. Martha Stewart.

Ellen DeGeneres Show at 9 a.m. on Chs. 5 and 9; 3 p.m. on Ch. 10. Hugh Laurie.

The View at 11 a.m. on Chs. 5, 6, and 9. Jane Seymour.


The Talk at 2 p.m. on Chs. 4 and 12.

Oprah Winfrey at 4 p.m. on Chs. 5, 9, and 10.

Wendy Williams Show at 4 p.m. on Ch. 56; midnight on BET. A mom gets a makeover.


Conan at 11 p.m. and 1 a.m. on TBS.

Daily Show With Jon Stewart at 11 p.m. and 2:02 a.m. on COM.

Colbert Report at 11:31 p.m. and 2:32 a.m. on COM.

Late Show With David Letterman at 11:35 p.m. on Chs. 4 and 12. U2’s Bono and the Edge.

Tonight Show With Jay Leno at 11:35 p.m. on Chs. 7 and 10. Jason Sudeikis; Ziggy Marley performs.

Jimmy Kimmel Live at midnight on Chs. 5, 6, and 9.

Late Night With Jimmy Fallon at 12:35 a.m. on Chs. 7 and 10.

Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson at 12:37 a.m. onChs. 4 and 12. David Beckham.


Gothika 8 p.m., midnight (LMN) Jailed psychologist has no memory of killing her husband. Chilling, but preposterous. Halle Berry. R (2003)

Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome 8 p.m., 10:30 p.m. (AMC) Mel Gibson’s third outing as the postnuclear hero. PG-13 (1985)

Miami Rhapsody 8 p.m. (FLIX) The romances and anxieties within a Jewish family. Sarah Jessica Parker. PG-13 (1995)

Mommie Dearest 8 p.m., 11 p.m. (OVAT) Faye Dunaway as Joan Crawford. PG (1981)

To the Mat 8 p.m., 11 p.m. (CMT) An ex-wrestler (Ricky Schroder) tries to save his family business, a down-and-out wrestling school. NR (2011)

2 Fast 2 Furious 8 p.m. (ENCR) Street racers try to nail a drug lord. High-octane action, but the story is a lemon. Paul Walker. PG-13 (2003)

Legion 8:18 p.m. (STARZ) The angel Michael (Paul Bettany) protects a group of strangers when God moves to wipe out mankind. PG-13 (2010)

The Kids Are All Right 9 p.m. (HBO2) The biological father (Mark Ruffalo) of a lesbian couple’s two teen children enters their lives. R (2010)

Lemonade Mouth 9 p.m. (DISN) Five high-school students in detention form a pop band. NR (2011)

I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell 9:40 p.m. (TMC) Tucker Max (Matt Czuchry) convinces his engaged best friend Dan to visit a famous strip joint. R (2009)

Serving Sara 9:45 p.m. (FLIX) Slapstick-heavy comedy about a process server (Matthew Perry) tracking a cattle baron’s wife. PG-13 (2002)

Don’t Be a Menace to South Central 9:50 p.m. (ENCR) Send-up of “in the hood’’ movies. Shawn Wayans. R (1995)

The A-Team 10 p.m. (MAX) Liam Neeson stars in this big-screen remake of the classic TV series. PG-13 (2010)

Friday Night Lights 10 p.m. (TNT) Billy Bob Thornton stars in this gritty drama about a West Texas high-school football team. PG-13 (2004)

Solstice 10 p.m. (LMN) A woman tries to resurrect the spirit of her twin sister who committed suicide. Elisabeth Harnois. PG-13 (2008)

Victim 10 p.m. (SUND) A kidnap-beating victim (Lau Ching-wan) becomes demonically possessed. NR (1999)