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Amanda Seyfried Tackles Elizabeth Holmes, Peacock Dramatizes Joe vs Carole

ALSO: Star Trek: Picard, Top Chef Season 19, Jamie Dornan's The Tourist, and more.
  • Photos: Hulu, Peacock
    Photos: Hulu, Peacock

    Real-life drama hits the small screen today as Amanda Seyfried transforms into Elizabeth Holmes in Hulu’s The Dropout and John Cameron Mitchell and Kate McKinnon revive Joe Exotic and Carole Baskin’s feud in Peacock limited series Joe vs Carole. Coincidentally, McKinnon was originally slated to play Holmes, the disgraced CEO of Theranos, but she later exited the series to focus on other projects, including the Tiger King dramatization.

    Also today: Star Trek: Picard plays with time travel in Season 2, Jamie Dornan finds himself at the center of a cat and mouse chase in The Tourist, Top Chef heads to Houston for Season 19, and more. Here’s what’s new and noteworthy on TV this Thursday:

    The Dropout: Limited series premiere. Hulu charts the epic rise and fall of Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes, who became the world’s youngest self-made female billionaire with her fraudulent blood testing technology. The eight-episode drama stars Amanda Seyfried as Holmes, alongside Naveen Andrews, Kate Burton, William H. Macy, and Alan Ruck. Three episodes drop today. Read our review. Streaming on Hulu

    Joe vs Carole: Limited series premiere. Based on the Wondery podcast “Joe Exotic,” Peacock’s limited series follows big cat enthusiast Carole Baskin (Kate McKinnon) as she works to shut down Joe Exotic’s (John Cameron Mitchell) for-profit breeding program. Dean Winters, Kyle MacLachlan, Nat Wolff, and William Fichtner are among those playing the menagerie of personalities featured in Tiger King. New episodes stream weekly. Read our review. Streaming on Peacock

    Top Chef: Season 19 premiere. Padma Lakshmi, Tom Colicchio, and Gail Simmons head to Houston as fifteen chefs put their culinary skills to the in tonight's Texas-sized premiere. Read our review. 8:00 PM ET on Bravo

    Star Trek: Picard: Season 2 premiere. Jean-Luc Picard (Sir Patrick Stewart) and the La Sirena crew travel back to 21st Century Earth to prevent a devastating future. The sci-fi drama’s second season features the return of Whoopi Goldberg’s Guinan and John de Lancie’s Q. Watch trailer. Streaming on Paramount+

    The Tourist: Complete first season. After a British man (Jamie Dornan) is pursued by a tank truck trying to drive him off the road, he wakes in the hospital with no idea who he is. What follows is an epic cat and mouse chase that follows The Man as he searches for answers in the vast and unforgiving Australian outback. Watch trailer. Streaming on HBO Max

    Our Flag Means Death: Series premiere. From executive producer Taika Waititi (What We Do in the Shadows) comes this new ten episode comedy loosely based on the true adventures of 18th century would-be pirate, Stede Bonnet (Rhys Darby). Three episodes drop today. Watch trailer. Streaming on HBO Max

    He-Man and the Masters of the Universe: Complete second season. The fate of Eternos hangs in the balance as He-Man and the heroes forge new alliances to stop Skeletor from raising an Army of the Dead and obtaining ultimate power. Watch trailer. Streaming on Netflix

    The Weekend Away: Original film. When her best friend (Christina Wolfe) goes missing on vacation in Croatia, Beth (Leighton Meester) must prove her innocence, but her efforts to get to the truth uncover painful secrets. Watch trailer. Streaming on Netflix

    Gaming Wall Street: Original documentary. Kieran Culkin narrates this two-part doc about the online movement behind GameStop that momentarily shifted the power on Wall Street in 2021. Watch trailer. Streaming on HBO Max

    The Problem with Jon Stewart: New episode. Jon Stewart returns to Apple TV+ with an episode that explores the rise of e-brokers and worsening inequality in the stock market. Watch preview. Streaming on Apple TV+

    Surviving Paradise: A Family Tale: Original documentary. Bridgerton’s Regé-Jean Page narrates this nature doc about the Okavango Delta, a vast oasis home to one of Africa’s greatest concentrations of wildlife. Watch trailer. Streaming on Netflix

    Dicktown: Series premiere. The team behind Cake continues its FXX partnership with a new animated series about a former boy detective (voiced by John Hodgman) and his unlikely friend (David Rees) solving mysteries in Richardsville, North Carolina, known as “Dicktown” to the locals. Watch trailer. 10:00 PM ET on FXX and Streaming on Hulu

    Law & Order: New episode. As Bernard (Anthony Anderson) and Cosgrove (Jeffrey Donovan) investigate the murder of a congressional candidate, ADAs Price (Hugh Dancy) and Maroun (Odelya Halevi) contend with an extremist plot hellbent on thwarting the candidate’s agenda. Followed by new episodes of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and Organized Crime. Watch preview. 8:00 PM ET on NBC

    Grey’s Anatomy: New episode. While Teddy (Kim Raver) presses Owen (Kevin McKidd) for answers about the car crash, while Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) prepares to leave Nick (Scott Speedman). Watch preview. 9:00 PM ET on ABC

    Claire Spellberg Lustig is the Senior Editor at Primetimer and a scholar of The View. Follow her on Twitter at @c_spellberg.

    TOPICS: The Dropout, Joe vs. Carole, Star Trek: Picard, Top Chef, The Tourist, Amanda Seyfried, Kate McKinnon