Sunday

"How to Make It in America" (9 p.m., HBO) is a hard-luck version of "Entourage" with ambitious New Yorkers trying to make it big in the world of denim jeans and high-energy drinks. Not exactly an arresting pitch, but the low-key approach of the cast, including Bryan Greenberg, Lake Bell and Luis Guzman, draws you in. Here's hoping this series "makes it."

Monday

In news that is still reverberating across the dog world, human MSNBC personality Tamron Hall is replacing semi-human Mario Lopez as co-host of "The 134th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show" (7 p.m., USA; 8 p.m., CNBC). Apparently, Lopez got a better gig emceeing the dolphin show at SeaWorld. The more than 2,500 participants are still upset that producers didn't invite their top choice: Shaggy.

Tuesday

Enjoy the Winter Olympics -- while you can. "Extreme Ice" (7 p.m., KTCA, Ch. 2), a 2009 documentary for "Nova," once again reminds viewers that climate change could lead to the destruction of ski areas, outdoor rinks, luge tracks and, oh, yeah, mankind.

Wednesday

"Glee" may be taking a school break, but don't forget that creator Ryan Murphy has another show on the air. Actually, you might want to forget it if you're expecting another uplifting, cheerful series. "Nip/Tuck" (9 p.m., FX) has only gotten darker and stranger as it heads toward a series finale. Still, the show has its fans, including "Knots Landing" residents Joan Van Ark (pictured) and Donna Mills, who swoop in as guest stars.

Thursday

We usually encourage you to turn on the TV and not head into the frigid night, but we're making an exception to celebrate the 25th anniversary of "Almanac," one of public television's few weekly shows dedicated to local news. Paul Douglas and Jearlyn Steele host the star-studded tribute at the Pantages Theatre in Minneapolis from 6:30 to 8 p.m. with live music and a countdown of the show's greatest moments. A reception at Seven: The Steakhouse follows. To get your $25 ticket, call 651-229-1330 or visit tpt.org/almanac25.

NEAL JUSTIN