Being Human

Being Human
10 pm/ET BBC America
This cult hit from across the pond is back for a second season, which finds George, Annie and Mitchell hoping to resume their normal lives (or lack thereof) following the death of the vampire leader, Herrick. But little do they know, an even greater danger is lurking, and this time it has nothing to do with the supernatural world. — Karen Andzejewicz

When I Was 17
11 am/ET MTV
The Jersey Shore kids have certainly come a long way since their high-school days. To gear up for Thursday's Season 2 premiere of TV's guiltiest pleasure, MTV is airing a special installment that has Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino, Paul "DJ Pauly D" Delvecchio  and Jenni "J-Woww" Farley remembering what their lives were like when they were 17. We wonder if GTL was already part of their daily routines. — Karen Andzejewicz

Pit Boss
10 pm/ET Animal Planet
Animal control gives a trucker in Long Beach two days to suitably house his pit bull or it's off to the pound. Given the fact that shelters are filled with so many of this breed already (just check Petfinder), this is an especially frightening sentence. With any luck, Shorty can help, but he has his hands full when Ronald objects to a booking at the Renaissance Fair. — Rhoda Charles

NASCAR Racing
8 pm/ET ESPN
Things are heating up in the Nationwide Series thanks to an ongoing game of bumper cars between Brad Keselowski and Carl Edwards, who sit 1-2 in the points standings. After a last-lap wreck of Keselowski's No. 22 Dodge to take a controversial win last week in St. Louis, Edwards is on the hot seat in his No. 60 Ford entering tonight's Kroger 200 in Indianapolis. The cozy confines of O'Reilly Raceway Park (less than seven-tenths of a mile) mean even less racing room and more chaotic contact between Brad, Carl and other contenders like Kyle Busch, a winner in seven of his 15 Nationwide starts this season. — Roger Leister

Dogs vs. Cats
8 pm/ET Animal Planet
The endless debate between dog people and cat people hits center stage when representatives of both species compete in a seven-round matchup to determine which pets are best. They will be judged in such categories as cuteness, athleticism, smarts and friendship. The program also presents facts about dogs and cats and features interviews about them with a cross section of people, ranging from kids to bar-hoppers. Viewers can express their opinions as well in an online poll...but no matter what anyone says, dog owners are gonna say, "dogs rule!" and cat owners...well, you know. — Rhoda Charles

(500) Days of Summer
10 pm/ET Cinemax
An effervescent chemistry between Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zooey Deschanel bubbles through this engaging, bittersweet romantic comedy from 2009. Gordon-Levitt plays Tom, a greeting-card writer who believes he's found the love of his life in a coworker named Summer (Deschanel). Over the course of their 500-day relationship, various incidents both positive and negative are recalled. She claims that true love is unattainable and that she's a girl who just wants to have fun. He wants his Summer of love to go on forever. Rated PG-13. — Ray Stackhouse

Zombieland
9 pm/ET Starz
The film's title sounds like the name of a macabre amusement park, and this action-packed post-apocalyptic 2009 thriller does turn into a chill ride. Jesse Eisenberg stars as a college student who's "a bit of a wuss" and who gets rustled out of his sedentary state to team up with a seasoned zombie killer (played with arresting brio by Woody Harrelson) and a couple of resilient young sisters (Emma Stone, Abigail Breslin). Their quarry: the legions of flesh-eating walking dead stumbling across the landscape. Rated R for violence and strong language. — Ray Stackhouse