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What’s on TV Thursday: ‘Van Helsing’ and an Ashley Judd Interview


Diane Sawyer, left, and Ashley Judd.

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Ashley Judd tells Diane Sawyer about her encounters with Harvey Weinstein. And a fabled family hunts vampires on Syfy.

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GOOD MORNING AMERICA 7 a.m. on ABC. Ashley Judd played a pivotal role in the downfall of Harvey Weinstein as one of the first and most prominent women to accuse him of sexual harassment. “Women have been talking about Harvey amongst ourselves for a long time, and it’s simply beyond time to have the conversation publicly,” she told The New York Times this month. On Thursday, she gives her first TV interview on the subject with Diane Sawyer; segments will run starting on “Good Morning America” and will continue on “World News Tonight With David Muir” (6:30 p.m.) and “Nightline” (12:30 a.m.).

30 FOR 30: THE DAY THE SERIES STOPPED (2014) 8 p.m. on ESPN2. On Friday the World Series between the Dodgers and Astros will shift to Houston, with that city looking for a lift after Hurricane Harvey. Thursday’s “30 for 30” rerun examines another natural disaster that hit a baseball-crazed city: the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake, which struck the Bay Area as its teams — the San Francisco Giants and the Oakland Athletics — warmed up for Game 3 of the World Series. The documentary recounts stories from players, officials, and the people of San Francisco and Oakland after the earthquake killed dozens and caused a 10-day delay in the series.


Kelly Overton, second from left, as Vanessa Van Helsing in “Van Helsing.”

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VAN HELSING 9 p.m. on Syfy. In a post-apocalyptic world, Kelly Overton hunts vampires as Vanessa Van Helsing, the last remaining member of that fabled family. On Thursday, she encounters vampires who use particularly gruesome methods on their prey.

HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER 10 p.m. on ABC. You could fill hours and hours of therapy sessions analyzing the fraught relationship between Annalise (Viola Davis) and her former subordinate Bonnie (Liza Weil). As Bonnie’s suspicions about Annalise’s motives grow, the show flashes back to the beginnings of the pair’s long and complicated history, which recently led to a tense parking lot altercation. A flash forward reveals the surprising whereabouts of one of the Keating 4.

SECRET LIVES OF THE SUPER RICH 10 p.m. on CNBC. It’s voyeurism at its finest: Peek inside the $50 million Plaza penthouse of Tommy Hilfiger.

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