Chat 2 p.m. with handyman Peter Hotton.
Greater Boston 7 p.m. WGBH (Channel 2)
Live From Lincoln Center New York Philharmonic Opening Night Gala Concert 9 p.m. WGBH (Channel2)
Taken 7:30 p.m. WCVB-TV (Channel 5) Janet Wu reports on a father’s fight to regain his children after they had been taken to Egypt by his ex-wife.
WBUR’s Morning Edition 5 a.m. WBUR-FM (90.9) News from the Boston area and around the world
Radio Boston 3 p.m. WBUR-FM (90.9)
NightSide With Dan Rea 8 p.m. WBZ-AM (1030) Is Social Security a Ponzi scheme?
World Café 10 p.m. Brooklyn quintet Milagres.
NEWS & TALK SHOWS
Early Show at 7 a.m. on Chs. 4 and 12.
Good Morning America at 7 a.m. on Chs. 5, 6, and 9. Minka Kelly; Ty Pennington.
Today at 7 a.m. on Chs. 7 and 10; 10 a.m. on Ch. 7. Brad Pitt; Maria Bello; Whitney Cummings; Mark Bittman.
Rachael Ray at 9 a.m. on Ch. 4; 2 p.m. on Ch. 10. Donnie Wahlberg cooks.
Regis and Kelly at 9 a.m. on Chs. 5 and 9. Celine Dion; Minka Kelly; Taylor Lautner.
Martha Stewart Show at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on HALMRK. A show devoted to senior citizens.
Regis and Kelly at 10 a.m. on Ch. 10. Christina Ricci; Elizabeth Hurley; Dana Carvey (guest cohost).
The View at 11 a.m. on Chs. 5, 6, and 9. Seth Meyers; Clinton Kelly; Dyan Cannon.
Wendy Williams Show at noon on Ch. 25; midnight on BET. Jane Lynch; John Singleton.
The Doctors at 2 p.m. on Ch. 7; 4 p.m. on Ch. 64. Jillian Michaels.
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. Topic: obesity.
Dr. Phil at 3 p.m. on Ch. 4; 5 p.m. on Ch. 64. Taylor Armstrong.
Anderson at 4 p.m. on Ch. 25. Subject: polygamy and sect leader Warren Jeffs.
Ellen DeGeneres Show at 4 p.m. on Chs. 5, 9, and 10. Brad Pitt and Chris Pratt. Kelly Clarkson performs.
Charlie Rose at 11 p.m. on Ch. 2.
Conan at 11 p.m. and 1 a.m. on TBS. Jonah Hill; John Noble.
Daily Show With Jon Stewart at 11 p.m. and 1:38 a.m. on COM. Jennifer Granholm.
Colbert Report at 11:31 p.m. and 2:09 a.m. on COM. Tavis Smiley.”
Late Show With David Letterman at 11:35 p.m. on Chs. 4 and 12. Sofia Vergara; Medal of Honor recipient Dakota Meyer. Chris Cornell 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. Jamie Foxx; Michelle Monaghan. Bush performs.
Jimmy Kimmel Live at midnight on Chs. 5, 6, and 9. Ellen Pompeo; Sammi Giancola and Ronnie Magro. Daryl Hall performs.
Tavis Smiley at midnight on Ch. 44; 12:30 a.m. on Ch. 2. Ron Suskind; Calvin Trillin.
Late Night With Jimmy Fallon at 12:35 a.m. on Chs. 7 and 10. Julianna Margulies; Wyatt Cenac. Telekinesis performs.
Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson at 12:37 a.m. on Chs. 4 and 12. Billy Gardell; Chris Hardwick.
Last Call With Carson Daly at 1:35 a.m. on Chs. 7 and 10. Doug Ellin; Kreayshawn. Also: Atmosphere perform.
White Heat 6 p.m. (TCM) James Cagney as a thug with a mother fixation, climbing to the “top of the world.’’ NR (1949)
Brewster’s Millions 7 p.m. (WAM) Richard Pryor must spend $30 million to inherit $300 million. PG (1985)
The Last of the Mohicans 7:05 p.m., 9:35 p.m. (IFC) Remake of James Fenimore Cooper’s tale. Daniel Day-Lewis. R (1992)
Avatar 8 p.m. (HBO) A paraplegic war veteran (Sam Worthington) explores a distant planet by controlling an alien avatar. PG-13 (2009)
Gorky Park 8 p.m., 10:30 p.m. (OVAT) William Hurt as a Moscow detective probing a triple murder. R (1983)
Hereafter 8 p.m. (HBO2) Matt Damon and Cécile De France star in this Clint Eastwood drama following three grief-stricken individuals. PG-13 (2010)
Rumble in the Bronx 8 p.m. (ENCR) A Hong Kong cop (Jackie Chan) in New York runs afoul of gangs. R (1994)
True Grit 8 p.m., 11 p.m. (AMC) John Wayne as Rooster Cogburn. G (1969)
Point of No Return 9:30 p.m. (ENCR) Bridget Fonda as a junkie trained to be a hit woman. R (1993)
Fast Times at Ridgemont High 11 p.m. (VH1) Intertwining tales of adolescent obsessions. Sean Penn. R (1982)