Whalewars: Viking Shores, 9-10 p.m., Animal Planet
It’s easy to root for the Sea Shepherd when it’s going after the commercial whaling industry. The lines between heroes and villains get blurrier when the ‘bad guys’ are native islanders with a centuries-old cultural tradition of whaling. That’s the scenario for this new five-part
spinoff, in which Capt. Paul Watson and his crew visit the Faeroe Islands in hopes of stopping what they see as a cruel and environmentally unsound practice.