Fever pitch

Heim Log Homes, a Minnesota-based company, is the star of "Cabin Fever," a new reality series that follows the firm as they cross the country, building custom log cabins that will stand the test of time. First up: a Utah home that's challenged by high elevation and drastic climate changes. 9 p.m. National Geographic Channel

Mountain view

Before booking that trip to scale Mount Everest, you'll want to check out a new edition of "Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel" that takes a hard look at the specific dangers of making the trek. Also, the team investigates how some former athletes have turned to heroin to better manage pain. 9 p.m. HBO

Tweet trips

While you're using Twitter to gossip about the latest episode of "The Walking Dead," Ali Nejad is applying it to get travel tips. Each episode of "The Social Life" takes the host to a different city, starting with Pittsburgh, where his followers help him discover great views and restaurants. 9 p.m. HLN

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