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October 13, 2011

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Chat noon with TV critic Matthew Gilbert.


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

Independent Lens “Wham! Bam! Islam’’ 10 p.m. WGBH (Channel 44) Season 13 premieres with new host Mary-Louise Parker introducing a documentary about challenges involving a comic book about Muslim superheroes.


Bay Circuit Trail 7:30 p.m. WCVB-TV (Channel 5) Anthony Everett gets out on the trail that winds from the North Shore to the South.


Classical Music With Laura Carlo 5 a.m. Classical New England (99.5) “Keith’s Classical Corner’’ with Boston Pops conductor Keith Lockhart.

The Diane Rehm Show 10 a.m. WGBH-FM (89.7) How a healthy sound diet can help us become more productive, relaxed, and even smarter.

Performance Today With Fred Child 7 p.m. Classical New England (99.5) Interviews and performances from around the country.

NightSide With Dan Rea 8 p.m. WBZ-AM (1030)



Early Show at 7 a.m. on Chs. 4 and 12.

Good Morning America at 7 a.m. on Chs. 5, 6, and 9. Taylor Swift; Julianne Hough; chef Emeril Lagasse.

Today at 7 a.m. on Chs. 7 and 10; 10 a.m. on Ch. 7. Harry Belafonte.

Anderson at 9 a.m. on Ch. 12; 4 p.m. on Ch. 25. Women who discovered their husbands were leading double lives.

Rachael Ray at 9 a.m. on Ch. 4; 2 p.m. on Ch. 10. A cheeseburger-egg roll culinary mashup.

Regis and Kelly at 9 a.m. on Chs. 5 and 9; 10 a.m. on Ch. 10. Taylor Swift.

Martha Stewart Show at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on HALMRK. Filmmaker John Landis.

The View at 11 a.m. on Chs. 5, 6, and 9. Stephen Lang.


Wendy Williams Show at noon on Ch. 25; midnight on BET. Simon Cowell.

The Doctors at 2 p.m. on Ch. 7; 4 p.m. on Ch. 64. CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta.

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

Dr. Oz Show at 3 p.m. on Ch. 10; 5 p.m. on Ch. 25.

Dr. Phil at 3 p.m. on Ch. 4; 5 p.m. on Ch. 64. Ex-Guns N’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan.

Ellen DeGeneres Show at 4 p.m. on Chs. 5, 9, and 10. Adam Scott; Kaley Cuoco.


Charlie Rose at 11 p.m. on Ch. 2.

Daily Show With Jon Stewart at 11 p.m. and 1 a.m. on COM. Bill O’Reilly.

Colbert Report at 11:31 p.m. and 1:30 a.m. on COM. Filmmaker Ken Burns.

Late Show With David Letterman at 11:35 p.m. on Chs. 4 and 12. Bill O’Reilly. Martina McBride performs.

Nightline at 11:35 p.m. on Chs. 5, 6, and 9.

Tonight Show With Jay Leno at 11:35 p.m. on Chs. 7 and 10. Zachary Levi. Gloria Estefan performs.

Conan at midnight and 2 a.m. on TBS. Sarah Michelle Gellar; Simon Helberg. Dropkick Murphys perform.

Jimmy Kimmel Live at midnight on Chs. 5, 6, and 9. John Goodman. Evanescence performs.

Tavis Smiley at midnight on Ch. 44; 12:30 a.m. on Ch. 2.

Late Night With Jimmy Fallon at 12:35 a.m. on Chs. 7 and 10. Cedric the Entertainer. The Moody Blues perform.

Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson at 12:37 a.m. on Chs. 4 and 12. Kathy Bates.


Grease 6 p.m. (FAM) Teen life in the ’50s. John Travolta. PG (1978)

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1 6:30 p.m. (HBO2) Harry (Daniel Radcliffe) and friends must find magical artifacts. PG-13 (2010)

The American 8 p.m. (HBO) An American hit man (George Clooney) befriends a priest and a woman. R (2010)

Cry-Baby 8 p.m. (OVAT) John Waters’s parody of ’50s teen musicals. Johnny Depp. PG-13 (1990)

Tom Sawyer 8 p.m. (TCM) The Twain classic with music. Johnny Whitaker. G (1973)

Aladdin 8:30 p.m. (DISN) Musical charmer about a genie (voice of Robin Williams) in a lamp. G (1992)

Cry Freedom 8:45 p.m. (WAM) The relationship between a South African journalist (Kevin Kline) and activist Stephen Biko. PG (1987)

Menace II Society 9 p.m. (VH1) Gripping tale of teens trapped in Watts. Tyrin Turner. R (1993)

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn 10 p.m. (TCM) Twain’s classic. Mickey Rooney. G (1939)

Carrie 10 p.m. (AMC) Tale of a teen (Sissy Spacek) with telekinetic powers. R (1976)

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas 10 p.m. (OVAT) Johnny Depp as a writer on drugs. R (1998)