Into the Pride (8pm, Animal Planet) - Dave Salmoni lives with a rogue, aggressive pride of "problem lions" in Nambia in hopes of saving them from elimination. Because of eco-tourism in the area, if the lions can't be calmed down, they will be destroyed. There's a second episode at 9pm in which Salmoni stands up to Brutus, the pride's dominant male cat. I know Salmoni is still alive because I saw him on the "Today" show Wednesday. But even knowing he's alive, the footage of him facing down a charging Brutus with only a wooden staff for protection is heart-stopping.
Royal Pains (10pm, USA) - Andrew McCarthy is back as Tucker's dad, who decides to undergo a rapid detox system to kick his drug habit, even though Hank tells him the idea is dangerous. That means Hank will have to save his life with a garden hose and a ball point pen before the episode ends.
Real Housewives of Atlanta (10pm, Bravo) - Tonight, Bravo tells us that we see the "fallout" from Kim's meeting last week with NeNe and Sheree. This is the episode where Sheree, who apparently does not care that she has young children who will most likely watch these episodes one day, tries to pull off Kim's wig during an argument.