Beneful� brand dog food inspired some play at the first-ever...

Beneful� brand dog food inspired some play at the first-ever Chicago Fire "Dog Days of Soccer" event where fans and their four-legged friends enjoyed an evening of fun and soccer in Bridgeview, Ill. (Aug. 10, 2013) Credit: AP

COOLEST FIREHOUSE POOCH? If that dog is yours, "Chicago Fire" wants to know. NBC's returning drama series is holding the Chicago Fire Top Dog contest. Winner to appear on both the series and the network's "Today" show. See rules for submission (due by Sept. 8) at today.com/topdog.

FALL PANELS FROM PALEY New network series get screened before they're aired in next week's PaleyFest Previews Fall TV event at The Paley Center for Media locations in Manhattan and Beverly Hills. The screenings are sold out, but Beverly Hills sessions that include cast/crew panel discussions will be live-streamed.

Eavesdrop on CBS' "We Are Men" Friday at 10:30 p.m., The CW's "The Tomorrow People" next Saturday at 10:45 p.m., Fox's "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" Sept. 9 at 9 p.m., ABC's "Trophy Wife" and "Back in the Game" Sept. 10 at 10:30 and 11:45 p.m., and NBC's "Ironside" Sept. 11 at 10:45 p.m. Watch at media.paleycenter.org.

STAND-UP AUDITIONS Comedy Central's Up Next, a nationwide search for emerging comic talent, holds its New York preliminary rounds Sept. 11 and 18 at Caroline's on Broadway. Regional showcases follow in October, with finals during November's New York Comedy Festival. Details at cc.com/upnext.

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