Man's best friend

In "Dogs in the City" (7 p.m., WCCO, Ch. 4), canine guru Justin Silver helps troubled animals and their equally troubled owners, starting with a recently divorced man and his obese pooch. Let's hope Silver can survive the dog days of summer as well as a potential pit-bull attack orchestrated by Cesar Millan.

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"America's Next Top Model" (8 p.m., WUCW, Ch. 23) wraps up another season, which means another chance to crown a young woman we'll never hear of again. Maybe the winning prize should include marrying a cast member of "The Brady Bunch." That seems to be the only way to guarantee more time in the spotlight.

Rib cage

If you haven't set up your outdoor grill yet, you're either not a true Minnesotan or extremely lazy. Get inspired with a new season of "BBQ Pitmasters" (9 p.m., Destination America), in which a panel of judges searches for the best griller in the country. Bring extra napkins. This could get messy.