On TV this Thursday: Hilary Swank headlines Alaska Daily, Walker Independence sets up shop in the Old West and EPIX transplant Pennyworth (as in Batman’s butler!) resurfaces on HBO Max. Here are 10 programs to keep on your radar; all times are Eastern. (Also check out our weekly TVLine-Up of premieres and finales, plus our monthly streaming guide.)
What to Watch Today
Alaska Daily, Walker Prequel and Friend of the Family Debut, Grey's and Pennyworth Return and More
A Friend of the Family
Limited series premiere (first four episodes): The true-crime drama is based on the true story of the Broberg family, whose daughter Jan was kidnapped multiple times over a period of years by a charismatic family “friend” (played by The White Lotus‘ Jake Lacy); Anna Paquin (True Blood), Colin Hanks (Fargo) and Mckenna Grace (The Handmaid’s Tale) also star.
Pennyworth: The Origin of Batman's Butler
Season 3 premiere (first three episodes): Alfie and Daveboy search for a missing young woman; Thomas and Martha host Patrick Wayne.
Also streaming Thursday: Wahl Street Season 2 and The Hype Season 2 finale (HBO Max); Monster High: The Movie (Paramount+); and new episodes of Pantheon (AMC+), She-Hulk: Attorney at Law (Disney+), Beavis and Butt-Head, The Good Fight and Star Trek: Lower Decks (Paramount+), and Vampire Academy (Peacock).
Season 6 premiere: The crew springs to action when a violent tornado rips through Seattle.
Law & Order: SVU
Benson helps a pop star (played by The Affair‘s Julia Goldani Telles) in a turbulent relationship; Rollins struggles with taking the stress of work home with her.
So Help Me Todd
In Episode 2, a key piece of intel in Todd’s case has the potential to help Margaret’s client. (TVLine readers gave the premiere an average grade of “B+.”)
Series premiere: The prequel casts Walker‘s Matt Barr as 1800s Hoyt Rawlins and Arrow‘s Katherine McNamara as Abby, a presumed ancestor of Jared Padalecki’s Cordell. (Read preview.)
Call Me Kat
Kat is curious why Sheila refuses to take the test necessary to renew her driver’s license; Phil urges the group to try his mother’s moonshine.
Series premiere: Two-time Oscar winner Hilary Swank plays an investigative journalist who leaves New York behind for a job at a daily newspaper in Anchorage; Jeff Perry (Scandal) co-stars. (Watch trailer.)