Thursday’s Highlights: 'Buck' on Showtime
EQUINE EXPERT Buck Brannaman, a real-life “horse whisperer,” is profiled in the inspiring 2011 documentary “Buck,” airing at 8 p.m. on Showtime.
The Secret Circle: “Hunter’s” Stepfanie Kramer guest stars on a new episode of the supernatural drama (9 p.m. KTLA).
Project Runway All Stars: Past contestants get another shot at winning it all as the fashion-themed reality competition returns (9 p.m. Lifetime).
American Stuffers: It’s all about the taxidermy in this new documentary series (10 p.m. Animal Planet).
Big Shrimpin’: This docu-series about shrimp boats and their crews offers its season finale (10 p.m. History).
Jersey Shore: After a sojourn in Italy, the housemates are back in familiar territory as the hit reality series launches a new season (10 p.m. MTV).
Customer (Dis)Service: Consumers’ growing dissatisfaction with over-the-phone and on-line customer service is measured in this new special (6 p.m. CNBC).
Making of: The Iron Lady: This special goes behind the scenes of the new drama starring Meryl Streep as former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher (7:30 and 11:30 p.m. Biography).
Diving Into Noah’s Flood: Archaeologist Jeff Rose seeks evidence to support the biblical account of a catastrophic deluge in this new special (8 and 11 p.m. National Geographic).
Cameraman: The Life & Work of Jack Cardiff: Actors and filmmakers weigh in on the legendary cinematographer’s achievements in this 2010 documentary (8 p.m. TCM).
Louder Than a Bomb: Teams of aspiring poets from Chicago-area high schools participate in a prestigious competition in this 2010 documentary (9 p.m. OWN).
College basketball: Pittsburgh plays DePaul (4 p.m. ESPN2); Michigan meets Indiana (6 p.m. ESPN2); BYU battles Loyola Marymount (6 p.m. FS Prime); and the UCLA Bruins face Arizona (8 p.m. FS Prime).
Hockey: The Kings welcome the Coyotes (7:30 p.m. FSN).
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