Thursday TV: ‘Under the Banner of Heaven’

Because her hair was so good, a second season comes for the documentary series “The Way Down: God, Greed and the Tilt of Gwen Shamblin” (HBO Max, streaming). 

The documentary “Dear Mr. Brody” (Discovery+, streaming) recounts the time time a millionaire in 1970 vowed to give away his money — lots of desperate requests came flooding ln through the mail. 

“Ghost Adventures” (Discovery+, streaming) ends its 25th season at the birthplace of John Steinbeck.

A second six-episode season starts for the thriller “Smother” (Peacock, streaming) with Dermal Kirwan’s character still recovering from the death of someone whose estranged son (Evan Fagan) suddenly appear. 

“MasterChef Junior Edition” (Fox, 8 p.m.) tackles comfort dishes.

Al tries to take his relationship with Cindy to the next level on “United States of Al” (CBS, 8:30 p.m.). 

“Law & Order” (NBC, 8 p.m.) investigates the shooting of a headmaster; “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” (NBC, 9 p.m.) works on a missing persons cold case. “Law & Order: Organized Crime” (NBC, 10 p.m.) looks into a huge cash heist. 

There’s a crossover of “Welcome to Flatch” (Fox, 9;30 p.m.) on “Cal Me Kat” (Fox, 9 p.m.).

Tom’s mom gets stuck in a laundry basket on “How We Roll” (Fox, 9 p.m.). 

“Top Chef” (Bravo, 8 p.m.) makes contestants create a monochromatic plant-based dish.

A working mother hires a nurse to help her father, who makes a play for the family’s wealth on the made-for-TV film “Deadly House Call” (Lifetime Movie Network, 8 p.m.). 

“Young Sheldon” (CBS, 8 p.m.) agrees to keep Georgie’s pregnancy a secret. 

Turner Classic Movies’ month-long Thursday night spotlight on time travel concludes with “A Matter of Life and Death” (8 p.m.), “Brigadoon” (10 p.m.), “Orlando” (midnight), “Brigadoon” (1:45 a.m.) and “Jubilee” (4 a.m.). 

Earlier today are the films of Lionel Barrymore with “The Gorgeous Hussy” (6 a.m.), “The Return of Peter Grimm” (8 a.m.), “Young Kildare” (9:30 a.m.), “Three Wise Fools” (11 a.m.), “Rasputin and the Empress” (12:45 p.m.), “Mark of the Vampire” (3 p.m.), “A Free Soul” (4:15 p.m.), and “Dinner at Eight” (6 p.m.). 

NBA Playoffs have Philadelphia at Toronto (NBA, 6 p.m.) and Phoenix at New Orleans (TNT, 6:30 p.m.) and Dallas at Utah (TNT, 9 p.m.). 

Hockey includes Calgary at Minnesota (NHL, 7 p.m.).

Daytime Talk

Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest: Dulé Hill, Sophie Liars. The View: Andrew Garfield, Daisy Edgar-Jones, Amber Ruffin. The Talk: Lamorne Morris. Ellen DeGeneres: Lily Tomlin, Charlize Glass. Drew Barrymore: Kiernan Shipka, Mike Birbiglia, Pilar Valdes. Kelly Clarkson: Kaley Cuoco, Zosia Mamet, Henry Winkler. Tamron Hall: Hannah Brown, Cheryl Ladd, Darci Lynne, Tqylor-Lindsay-Noel. Wendy Williams: Sanya Richards-Ross, Michael Rapaport.

Late Talk

Stephen Colbert: Shaquille O’Neal, Mayim Bialik (rerun). Jimmy Kimmel: Nicolas Cage, Vanessa Bayer, Noah Cyrus (rerun). Jimmy fallon: Christina Ricci, Diplo, Miguel. Seth Meyers: Andrew Garfield, Mary Louise Parker, Fred Eltringham. James Corden: Molly Shannon, Josh Groban, Giveon. Trevor Noah: Daniel Ricciardo. 

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