REALITY. The pets profiled in this docuseries provide more than companionship for their owners; these animals have transformed people’s lives. In the case of tonight’s story, a family struggles to overcome the loss of their son, who died while serving in Iraq, but find comfort in adopting the puppy he was holding hours before his death. Animal lovers, grab the tissue box.
Series premiere, 8 p.m., Animal Planet
‘Love & Hip Hop’
REALITY. Hip-hop divas behind the mic and behind the scenes behave badly on their way to making it big (or at least trying to).
Season premiere, 9 p.m., VH1
DRAMA. Inhibitions — if these kids had any — are checked at the door when the Upper East Siders attend a theater performance that requires all attendees to wear masks and “explore” their surroundings. Which, in the case of Chuck and Blair, might just mean one hot kiss.
8 p.m., The CW