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    Page Kennedy, Beatrice Rosen, Dennis Haysbert, Thomas Dekker, Kristoffer Polaha, Genevieve Angelson and Rainn Wilson star in “Backstrom.”
Cr: Frank Ockenfels/FOX Thursday on TV: ‘Backstrom’ is pretty much annoying
    Rainn Wilson (“The Office”) stars as an incredibly annoying detective in the incredibly annoying new series “Backstrom” (8 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13). Well, th...
    Updated Jan 21 2015 08:29 am   |     |   Share
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    Wednesday on TV: The freaks rebel on ‘American Horror Story’ finale
    I’ll admit that I gave up on “American Horror Story: Freak Show” (11 p.m., FX) a few episodes into this season. So all I can tell you about tonight’s ...
    Updated Jan 21 2015 08:32 am   |     |   Share
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    President Barack Obama gestures as he speaks during a news conference in the East Room of the White House, on Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014, in Washington. Obama is holding an afternoon news conference Wednesday to share his take on the midterm election results after his party lost control of the Senate, and lost more turf in the GOP-controlled House while putting a series of Democratic-leaning states under control of new Republican governors. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) Tuesday on TV: The night belongs to President Obama
    President Obama addresses Congress and the nation with the annual State of the Union (7 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2; ABC/Ch. 4); NBC/Ch. 5; PBS/Ch. 7 and Ch. 11; ...
    Updated Jan 20 2015 10:45 am   |     |   Share
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    Monday on TV: Larry Wilmore returns to Comedy Central in ‘The Nightly Show.’
    “The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore premieres tonight (12:30 a.m., Comedy Central), and I can’t wait. I’m really looking forward to this show, which ...
    Updated Jan 19 2015 01:52 pm   |     |   Share
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    Brigham Young University quarterback Jim McMahon raises his arms in celebration Dec. 19, 1981 as BYU defeated Washington State 38-36 in the Holiday Bowl in San Diego.  McMahon was named Most Valuable Player in the game as he threw three touchdown passes for 342 yards. (AP Photo) Ex-BYU QB Jim McMahon tells HBO he considered suicide
    In a “Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel” report that airs Tuesday, former BYU and Chicago Bears quarterback Jim McMahon talks about his many lingering he...
    Updated Jan 17 2015 01:57 pm   |     |   Share
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    Green Bay Packers tight end Brandon Bostick (86) celebrates a touchdown with fans during the first half of an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer) This weekend on TV: There are TWO big football games on Sunday
    It’s not Super Bowl weekend, but it’s the next-best thing. We’ll find out who will be playing in Super Bowl XLIX on Sunday. First up, it’s the NFC cha...
    Updated Jan 16 2015 01:36 pm   |     |   Share
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Thursday on TV: Things are heating up on ‘Parenthood’
    As the number of episodes left in “Parenthood” (9 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5) is winding down, things are heating up for the Braverman family. In tonight’s episo...
    Updated Jan 15 2015 11:24 am   |     |   Share
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Jay Baruchel stars in the FXX comedy Wednesday on TV: New comedy ‘Man Seeking Woman” is, well, weird
    The weirdly appealing Jay Baruchel (“She’s Out of My League”) stars in the weird new comedy “Man Seeking Woman” (11:30 p.m., FXX). He stars as a naïve...
    Updated Jan 14 2015 02:41 pm   |     |   Share
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Jon Glaser as Councilman Jamm, Amy Poehler as Leslie Knope, Megan Mullally as Tammy in Tuesday on TV: ‘Parks and Rec’ returns for one final season
    In the season premiere — the final season premiere — of “Parks and Recreation” (7 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5), Leslie battles a tech company for land she wants t...
    Updated Jan 13 2015 12:00 pm   |     |   Share
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    Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota takes questions from reporters Monday, Jan. 5, 2015, in Eugene, Ore. Oregon faces Ohio State on Jan. 12 in the title game in college football's first playoff. (AP Photo/The Register-Guard, Chris Pietsch) Monday on TV: It’s Oregon vs. Ohio State for the title
    Hey, there’s a big football game on tonight. The first college football championship game (6:30 p.m., ESPN) of the playoff era (albeit a playoff that ...
    Updated Jan 12 2015 01:53 pm   |     |   Share
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    The group explains same-sex attraction to Rob in This weekend on TV: ‘My Husband’s Not Gay’ is reprehensible
    Utah Mormons with same-sex attraction — they’re gay men — and their female wives are the subject of “My Husband’s Not Gay” (11 p.m., TLC). It’s badly ...
    Updated Jan 09 2015 04:00 pm   |     |   Share
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    Jim Parsons and Mayim Bialik star in Thursday on TV: Relationships under stress on ‘The Big Bang Theory’
    In tonight’s episode of “The Big Bang Theory” (7 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2), Leonard and Sheldon go dress shopping with Penny and Amy. If that doesn’t destroy t...
    Updated Jan 08 2015 05:06 pm   |     |   Share
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    Pret and Jeff courtside in Utahns in ‘My Husband’s Not Gay’ promote discredited ‘conversion therapy’
    It turns out that TLC has been downright dishonest about “My Husband’s Not Gay,” the special that airs Sunday at 11 p.m. And it turns out that at leas...
    Updated Jan 14 2015 08:49 am   |     |   Share
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    FILE - This March 20, 2012 file photo shows Netfilx headquarters in Los Gatos, Calif. Netflix reports quarterly earnings on Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File) Netflix announces premiere dates for ‘Daredevil,” three other shows
    Netflix has announced release dates for several of their new series, including the much-anticipated “Daredevil” from Marvel. As is the company’s polic...
    Updated Jan 07 2015 11:52 am   |     |   Share
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Christy (Anna Faris, right) and Bonnie (Allison Janney, left) come together to deal with a family crisis on Wednesday on TV: Faris and Janney hosts the meaningless People’s Choice Awards
    Anna Faris and Allison Janney are very entertaining people. They’re great on “Mom,” and they’re hosting the People’s Choice Awards (8 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2)...
    Updated Jan 07 2015 10:39 am   |     |   Share
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    Tuesday on TV: ‘Agent Carter’ gets off to a rousing start
    In the first two episodes of “Marvel’s Agent Carter” (7 and 8 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4), Howard Stark (Ironman’s father) is framed; and a deadly weapon falls i...
    Updated Jan 06 2015 01:06 pm   |     |   Share
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    Monday on TV: A couple of Utah women are looking to catch ‘The Bachelor’
    In the season premiere of “The Bachelor” (7 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4) Chris Soules meets the 30 women, including a couple from Utah – Michelle, 25, a wedding c...
    Updated Jan 05 2015 06:21 pm   |     |   Share
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    Pret and Jeff courtside in TLC will profile gay Mormons who are in straight marriages in TV special
    TLC has already brought us not one but two reality shows about Utah polygamists. Now the cable network is about to bring us a show about gay Utahns wh...
    Updated Jan 14 2015 08:54 am   |     |   Share
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    Monday on TV: Don’t forget -- BYU game is at noon
    If you’re a BYU football fan, hopefully you either took today off or you can watch TV at work. Because the Miami Beach Bowl kicks off at noon on ESPN....
    Updated Dec 22 2014 10:48 am   |     |   Share
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    BYU's Alexa Gray, right, hits as Texas's Chiaka Ogbogu (11) and Paulina Prieto Cerame (19) go up for an attempted block during an NCAA college volleyball tournament semifinal in Oklahoma City, Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014. BYU won to advance to the finals. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki) This weekend on TV; Utah, USU go bowling; BYU can win a national championship
    The Utah and Utah State football teams go bowling on Saturday, and the BYU women’s volleyball team has a chance to win a national championship. It’s U...
    Updated Dec 19 2014 01:21 pm   |     |   Share
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    In this Sept. 8, 2010 photo released by Comedy Central, host Stephen Colbert appears during the Thursday on TV: Oh no! It’s the end of ‘The Colbert Report’
    It’s the final episode of “The Colbert Report” (12:30 a.m., Comedy Central, and Stephen Colbert’s last guest is, apparently, the Grim Reaper. That’s b...
    Updated Dec 18 2014 03:25 pm   |     |   Share
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    Wednesday on TV: Geez, who to root for in the ‘Survivor’ finale?
    A winner is declared in the two-hour season finale of “Survivor” (7 and 8 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2). Then everybody talks about it in the “Survivor Reunion” (9...
    Updated Dec 17 2014 05:54 pm   |     |   Share
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    In this Dec. 9, 2014 photo released by iHeartradio, singer Carrie Underwood performs at an album release party for her first hits collection,  Monday on TV: Ugh. Yet another country music awards show
    Here’s just what we need. Yet another country music award show. Because there hasn’t been one, in what, 10 days? At any rate, scheduled performers at ...
    Updated Dec 15 2014 01:59 pm   |     |   Share
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    Emily Deschanel and David Boreanaz in the 200th episode of Thursday on TV: ‘Bones’ turns 200 episodes old with blast-from-the-past episode
    “Bones” (7 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13) airs its 200th episode tonight – a considerable achievement. And the show takes an unusual turn, paying homage to Alfred ...
    Updated Dec 11 2014 10:57 am   |     |   Share
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Utah Utes forward Renan Lenz (10) and Brigham Young Cougars guard Tyler Haws (3) go after a loose ball,  in basketball action, at the Huntsman Center, Saturday, December 14, 2013. Wedneday on TV: At least BYU and Utah are still playing each other in basketball
    There’s a college basketball game of some local interest on tonight — Utah at BYU (7 p.m., ESPNU). We can’t get a football game between Cougars and th...
    Updated Dec 10 2014 04:54 pm   |     |   Share
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    Tuesday on TV: ‘Sons of Anarchy’ comes to an end
    In the series finale of “Sons of Anarchy” (11 p.m., FX), Jax tries to fulfill his father’s legacy. And more people will die. That’s only a guess, but ...
    Updated Dec 09 2014 02:29 pm   |     |   Share
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    Monday on TV: Who doesn’t love a fight over Christmas lights?
    Because nothing captures the spirit of Christmas like families putting together gawdy displays as they battle to win $50,000 on a TV reality/competiti...
    Updated Dec 08 2014 05:00 pm   |     |   Share
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    This weekend on TV: It’s ‘A Very Grammy Christmas’
    Scheduled performers on “A Very Grammy Christmas” (Friday, 8 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2) include Ariana Grande, Maroon 5, Tim McGraw and Pharrell Williams. And t...
    Updated Dec 05 2014 03:51 pm   |     |   Share
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    This Nov. 8, 2014 image provided by NBC shows, from left, John Allyn as Michael Darling, Allison Williams as Peter Pan, Jake Lucas as John Darling, and Taylor Louderman as Wendy Darling from the musical version, Thursday on TV: Three hours is a lot to ask of ‘Peter Pan Live’ viewers
    “Peter Pan Live” (7 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5) isn’t quite that here in the Mountain Time Zone. It will air on a one-hour tape-delay. Being that it’s sort of li...
    Updated Dec 04 2014 03:33 pm   |     |   Share