TV TOP picks
7:50 p.m. on (TMNE)
Philip Seymour Hoffman won an Oscar for his eerie portrayal of Truman Capote during his time researching the murder of a Kansas family for his book “In Cold Blood.” Clifton Collins Jr. and Mark Pellegrino co-star as the supposed killers, to whom Capote finds himself drawn. Catherine Keener, Bruce Greenwood and Chris Cooper also star in this critically acclaimed 2005 drama.
2 A Cinderella Story
9 p.m. on (YTV)
Sweet teenager Sam Montgomery’s (Hilary Duff) father died when she was younger — but not before he married and left her with an egotistical stepmother and two dumb-as-rocks stepsisters. Sam is forced to work for pennies in her family’s diner, where the longtime employees try to look out for her. But can they help her hide her identity from an anonymous text-messaging boy? Chad Michael Murray, Regina King and Jennifer Coolidge co-star in the 2004 comedy.
3 Kill the Messenger
10 p.m. on (M1)
Jeremy Renner, also a producer on this fact-based 2014 crime thriller, stars as journalist Gary Webb, who becomes the target of a vicious smear campaign in the mid-1990s after he exposes the CIA’s role in importing vast amounts of cocaine. the sale of which would generate money for Contra rebels in Nicaragua.
10 p.m. on (SPC)
Forget about your run-of-the-mill arachnophobia, this 2015 thriller finds Los Angeles beset by a new, huge and lethal form of spider: the lavalantula, which has come erupting by the score out of ancient and previously dormant volcanoes in the Santa Monica Mountains. Snorting lava, these enormous arachnids pose a deadly threat to L.A., unless a ’90s action-movie has-been (Steve Guttenberg) can stop them. Leslie Easterbrook and Danny Woodburn also star.
5 Boston EMS
11 p.m. on (ABC)
While this summer’s’ “Save My Life: Boston Trauma” focuses on the medical aspects of crisis situations in the Massachusetts capital, this new companion series concentrates on the city’s Emergency Medical Services ... the staff of which was put to a major test in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings in 2013. Some of the first responders who helped the wounded that day are featured in this show as they apply their skills to other situations.