Bet on Your Baby 8 p.m., Channel 5
Young parents usually don’t compare their kids to other kids, right? They don’t generally compete with other young parents about who is a better parent, or whose toddler is cuter, or who knows their baby best. So how lovely and refreshing it is to find a bunch of competitive parents on this reality contest.
America’s Cutest Cat 9 p.m., Animal Planet
Who said cat videos are dead? Animal Planet begs to differ, and it is counting down the best of them. They will rate the purrs heard ‘round the world, and because we need filler in between clips, the show will include feline experts and Animal Planet personalities commenting on adorability and squishable love-love-love-boo-boo-goo-goo-ness. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.