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SPECIALS

8 AM, HIST, Ape to Man: Scientists glimpse the lives of ancestral humans. (PG)

8 PM, CNBC, Trash Inc: The Secret Life of Garbage: Garbage is everywhere and brings gold to companies that dominate the $52-billion-a-year industry.

BROADCAST MOVIES

8 PM, 11, “Crazy Heart” (’09) Jeff Bridges. A small-town reporter inspires an aging country-music star. (2:30)

1 AM, 51, “City Island” (’09) Andy Garcia. A prison guard secretly wants to be an actor. (2:00)

1:30 AM, 11, “Macbeth” (’48) Orson Welles. The ambition of a Scottish nobleman’s wife drives him to murder. (2:30)

TALK SHOWS

7 AM, 2, Today: Dr. Phil McGraw; the Rockettes; Carson Daly; Giancarlo Esposito; Ashley Greene; Danica McKellar. (CC)

7 AM, 4, CBS This Morning: Author Doris Kearns Goodwin. (CC)

7 AM, 7, Good Morning America: Faking a perfect figure; the cast of Broadway’s “Spider-Man”; iLuminate; “Modern Family.” (CC)

9 AM, 4, Rachael Ray: Rachael answers Thanksgiving cooking questions. (CC)

9 AM, 7, 9, Live! With Kelly and Michael: Chris Tucker; Ashley Greene; Michael Gelman shares a Thanksgiving recipe; Bridgit Mendler performs. (CC)

9 AM, 23, The Dr. Oz Show: New ways to prevent and fight cancer. (CC)

11 AM, 7, 9, The View: Dr. Phil McGraw; “Dancing With the Stars” castoffs perform. (CC)

Noon, 2, The Doctors: A woman grows a new ear; a fecal transplant; a couple’s cancer journey; a breast milk donation. (CC)

2 PM, 4, The Talk: Chandra Wilson; Jason Latimer; fashion for mothers. (CC)

2 PM, 23, The Jeff Probst Show: A man survived an assassination attempt; a girl’s parents sold her into slavery. (CC)

3 PM, 2, 9, Dr. Phil: A man accused of lying to the entire country speaks out for the first time to try to clear his name. (CC)

3 PM, 4, Anderson Live: Thomas Beatie talks about his sex change and divorce; co-host Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi. (CC)

3 PM, 7, The Ricki Lake Show: Judge Lynn Toler and Dr. Mike Dow help guests decide whether to get married or to break up. (CC)

4 PM, 2, 9, The Ellen DeGeneres Show: Actress Keira Knightley; One Direction performs at an outdoor concert. (CC)

4 PM, 4, The Dr. Oz Show: Beating fatigue, slowing aging and losing weight naturally. (CC)

4:30 PM, 17, Tavis Smiley: Actress Keira Knightley. (CC)

5 PM, 23, The Wendy Williams Show: Grant Bowler; the “Wendy’s Next Great Voice” singing competition continues, and viewers vote. (CC)

11:34 PM, 2, The Tonight Show With Jay Leno: Actor Tim Allen; actor Nolan Gould; Switchfoot performs.

11:35 PM, 4, Late Show With David Letterman: Zooey Deschanel; Lisa Lampanelli; Donald Fagen. (CC)