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Thursday’s Highlights: 'Buck' on Showtime

January 4, 2012 |  8:05 pm

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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).

The Kings welcome the Coyotes (7:30 p.m. FSN).

Photo: Cindy Meehl / Sundance