What to Watch on Thursday: Students in the spotlight in HBO’s ‘Song of Parkland’ documentary


Song of Parkland (7 p.m., HBO) - Filmed in the months following the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, while the Florida school community is grappling with the tragedy, this documentary chronicles the dedication of drama teacher Melody Herzfeld and her theater students as they return to school and resolve to continue with their production. As the drama class dives deep into rehearsals for the musical, Parkland students, including many in Herzfeld’s department, spark a nationwide movement to end gun violence.

Love You To Death (8 p.m., Lifetime) - It’s a repeat of the Marcia Gay Harden Lifetime movie based on the Gypsy Rose and Dee Dee Blanchard true crime case.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine (9 p.m., NBC) - Terry believes the Pontiac Bandit is stealing cars again, but Jake is convinced his friend wouldn’t do that.

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