A new season of "Whale Wars" (9 p.m., Animal Planet) moves the action to a different ocean battleground.
Previous seasons followed the efforts of the Sea Shepherd and its crew to prevent Japanese fleets from killing and harvesting whales.
This season takes us across the planet to the Faroe Islands, a remote chain
located between Iceland and Scotland. The self-governing Danish territory has about 50,000 residents. Proud descendants of
Vikings, with fishing traditions dating back thousands of years, they have long depended on whale meat for food and have conducted annual whale kills for too many generations to enumerate. They call their grim annual rite "The Grind."
Stopping these events will pit the Sea Shepherd against tradition, angry and fiercely independent native islanders, and more than 20 potential killing spots across 18 islands.
---"Ghost Adven tures" (9 p.m., Travel) ends its season with a special appearance by Motley Crue performer Vince Neil. He's part of a team of show-biz regulars who will help hosts Zak, Nick and Aaron investigate tales of haunting at the Riviera Hotel in Las Vegas. Bruce Westcott, who worked as Frank Sinatra's pianist, will give the guys a tour of the fabled Riviera, as will Jamie Gold, a poker champion.
No stranger to the reality genre, Vince Neil has appeared as himself on "Skating With the Stars," "Celebrity Ghost Stories," "Gene Simmons Family Jewels," "20 Greatest Celebreality Moments," "Queer Eye" and "The Weakest Link."
---The premium movie channel Epix offers "With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story" (8 p.m., TV-PG), a genial
biography of the Marvel comic creator. The film includes vintage clips of Lee with the ani-
mators who helped him create Spider-Man, Captain America, Hulk, X-Men, Fantastic Four, Iron Man and 200 other characters. It also features sweet home movies of Lee and his wife, who have been married more than 60 years.
Over the weekend, Epix will showcase movies based on Marvel superheroes, including "Thor" (9:30 p.m. Friday), "Iron Man 2" (8:30 p.m. Saturday) and "Captain America: The First Avenger" (8 p.m. Sunday).
---The appearance of Rob Lowe ("Parks and Recreation") on "Who Do You Think You Are?" (8 p.m., NBC, TV-PG) takes him to the Library of Congress to discover a distant ancestor's role in the American Revolution and a direct connection to George Washington.
Lowe's 2011 memoir, "Stor- ies I Only Tell My Friends," is now available in paperback. Vanity Fair magazine called it "a lovely autobiography, equal parts dish and pathos."
---The big boss of a pretzel maker appears on "Un dercover Boss" (8 p.m., CBS).
---A racetrack murder looms large on "The Finder" (8 p.m., Fox, TV-PG).
---A novel nail polish gets
noticed on "Shark Tank" (8 p.m., ABC, TV-PG).
---Katharine Hepburn and Ginger Rogers lead a great cast (including Ann Miller and future TV stars Eve Arden and Lucille Ball) in the 1937 theatrical melodrama "Stage Door" (8 p.m., TCM), the "L.A. Complex" of its day.
---Nick comes closer to his fabled heritage on "Grimm" (9 p.m., NBC, TV-14).
---Kate's prep-school alma mater needs her help on "Fairly Legal" (9 p.m., USA, TV-PG).
---Witness tampering gets deadly on "Blue Bloods" (10 p.m., CBS, TV-14).
---Her father's flight puts Mary under suspicion on "In Plain Sight" (10 p.m., USA, TV-PG).
---Paranormal events in the Peach State on "The Dead Files" (10 p.m., Travel, TV-PG).
---Vera tries to attract Sen. Kennedy's wife for a charity event on "Magic City" (10 p.m., Starz, TV-MA).
New ownership brings odd programming to a television station in the 1989 comedy "UHF" (4 a.m., TCM), starring "Weird Al" Yankovic, Michael Richards, Fran Drescher and Victoria Jackson.
---Birkhoff is apprehended on "Nikita" (8 p.m., CW, TV-14).
---The Cortexiphan kids need help on "Fringe" (9 p.m., Fox, TV-14).
---Dismembered body parts get around town on "CSI: NY" (9 p.m., CBS, TV-14).
---Frank's hard drive is stolen on "Supernatural" (9 p.m., CW, TV-14).
---Gabrielle Union, Greg Fitzsimmons, Fortune Feimster and Gary Valentine appear on "Chelsea Lately" (11 p.m., E!, r).
---Chris Hemsworth, Darrell Hammond and Mike Snow appear on "Late Show With David Letterman" (11:35 p.m., CBS).
---Jay Leno welcomes Mel Gibson and the Wanted on "The Tonight Show" (11:35 p.m., NBC).
---Matthew Broderick, Serena Williams and Nick Lowe visit "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" (12:35 a.m., NBC).
---Craig Ferguson hosts Patton Oswalt and Phoebe Tonkin on "The Late Late Show" (12:35 a.m., CBS).
Kevin McDonough can be reached at kevin.tvguy@g mail.com.