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    ABCís ìStill Star-Crossedî stars Wade Briggs Lashana Lynch and Sterling Sulieman.  Credit: Ed Herrera/ABC Monday on TV: ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ producer tries to improve on Shakespeare
    If you’re the producer of “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Scandal” and “How to Get Away with Murder,” apparently ABC just can’t tell you “No.” That’s the only plau...
    Updated May 29 2017 03:13 pm   |     |   Share
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      Kyle MacLachlan returns to “Twin Peaks.” Suzanne Tenner  |  Showtime This weekend on TV: Hot mess that is ‘Twin Peaks’ continues; ‘Bloodline’ returns and concludes
    After watching the first four hours of the new season of “Twin Peaks” (Sunday, 9 p.m., Showtime), here’s what I’ve learned: • Season 2 — way back in 1...
    Updated May 26 2017 12:21 pm   |     |   Share
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    Thursday on TV: Jamie Foxx, Andy Cohen host Fox game shows
    Tonight, Fox adds a couple of game-ish shows with a couple of familiar hosts to its summer schedule. Jamie Foxx becomes the first Grammy/Golden Globe/...
    Updated May 25 2017 09:43 am   |     |   Share
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      Peyton Elizabeth Lee stars as the title character in “Andi Mack,” which is being produced in Utah. Fred Hayes  |  Disney Channel Disney Channel renews made-in-Utah ‘Andi Mack’ for Season 2
    There’s good news for the Disney Channel and for Utah — the cable outlet has ordered a second season of “Andi Mack.” Production on the second season w...
    Updated May 25 2017 07:26 pm   |     |   Share
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    Abigal Breslin stars as Baby and Colt Prattes as Johnny in the TV movie remake of ìDirty Dancing.î Guy D’Alema  |  ABC Wednesday on TV: ‘Dirty Dancing’ remake is dull; ‘Survivor’ finale should be exciting
    ABC has remade the 1987 movie “Dirty Dancing” (which ran 100 minutes) and scheduled it in a 180-minute time slot (7 p.m., Ch. 4). And that should tell...
    Updated May 24 2017 12:27 pm   |     |   Share
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    ’Downward Dog’ stars Ned as Martin and Allison Tolman as Nan.   Craig Sjodin  |  ABC Tuesday on TV: More ‘Downward Dog’ (Hurrah!), and Steve Bannon (Boo!) on ‘Frontline’
    There are half a dozen season finales tonight — and all for shows that will return next season. There’s a super-scary edition of “Frontline” (9 p.m., ...
    Updated May 23 2017 10:39 am   |     |   Share
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    Monday on TV: ‘Bachelorette’ finally focuses on a person of color
    There are certainly more interesting things on TV tonight that “The Bachelorette” — season finales of “Supergirl” and “Jane the Virgin”; a prime-time ...
    Updated May 22 2017 01:28 pm   |     |   Share
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      Kyle MacLachlan returns to “Twin Peaks.” Suzanne Tenner  |  Showtime This weekend on TV: ‘Twin Peaks’ restarts, but keep your expectations in check
    “Twin Peaks” returns on Sunday (10 p.m., Showtime), and I can’t tell you if it’s good. I can’t tell you what’s going on. I can’t tell you much of anyt...
    Updated May 19 2017 11:29 am   |     |   Share
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    Thursday on TV: ‘Grey’s Anatomy, ‘MasterChef Junior,’ ‘Supernatural,’ ‘Scandal’ and ‘Blacklist’ all wrap it up
    There are five season finales tonight — all for shows that have been renewed for next season, so there will be resolutions to whatever cliffhangers th...
    Updated May 18 2017 07:52 am   |     |   Share
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    Mark Hill  |  The CW  Nathalie Kelley as Cristal and Grant Show as Blake in “Dynasty.” The CW addds 2 fall shows — including a reboot of ‘Dynasty’
    The CW is adding two new fall series — and neither one of them is based on a comic book, although one of those is coming at midseason. Instead, the ne...
    Updated May 18 2017 12:23 pm   |     |   Share
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    ’Downward Dog’ stars Ned as Martin and Allison Tolman as Nan.   Craig Sjodin  |  ABC Wednesday on TV: Sit! Stay! Watch ‘Downward Dog’!
    I don’t beg (all that often), but please watch “Downward Dog” (8:30 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4). It’s a very charming, highly amusing new half-hour comedy about ...
    Updated May 17 2017 08:54 am   |     |   Share
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    FILE - In this July 29, 2013 file photo, Les Moonves arrives at the CBS, CW and Showtime TCA party at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, Calif. CBS is extending the contract of President and CEO Moonves for another two years, through June 2019. CBS Corp. says Moonves’ salary will remain at its current level and he will be eligible for annual performance bonuses and stock-based compensation.  (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File) CBS adds 6 shows for fall, and it’s really excited about ‘Young Sheldon’
    CBS — which remains America’s most-watched and most-stable network — is shaking things up a bit this fall. A bit more than usual. Nothing dramatic, bu...
    Updated May 17 2017 08:50 am   |     |   Share
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    File photo | Salt Lake Tribune A prosecutor in Murray on Monday formally charged KUTV-Channel 2 anchor Shauna Lake with a misdemeanor count of driving under the influence and three lesser offenses. KUTV’s Shauna Lake had to apologize — and she was contrite and sincere
    KUTV-Ch. 2 anchorwoman Shauna Lake returned to the air on Tuesday, offering a heartfelt apology to viewers after she was arrested on drunk driving cha...
    Updated May 16 2017 07:33 pm   |     |   Share
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    FILE - Rancher Cliven Bundy speaks at a protest camp near Bunkerville, Nev. Friday, April 18, 2014.  (AP Photo/Las Vegas Review-Journal, John Locher) Tuesday on TV: ‘Frontline’ reports on Bundys’ armed standoffs — and their Mormonism is mentioned
    Tonight, “Frontline” (9 p.m., PBS/Ch. 7) looks inside look inside the Bundy family’s armed standoff with the federal government — and the family’s Mo...
    Updated May 16 2017 01:51 pm   |     |   Share
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      Michael Fishman, Roseanne Barr, John Goodman, Sarah Chalke and Sara Gilbert starred in “Roseanne.” Courtesy ABC ‘Roseanne’ is returning to ABC in 2018
    More than two decades after it ended its turn on ABC, the sitcom “Roseanne” will return to the network in 2018 — and Utah native Roseanne Barr will be...
    Updated May 16 2017 11:26 am   |     |   Share
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    ABC will add 5 shows this fall, ‘Idol’ in January — and a ‘Roseanne’ reboot
    ABC announced a fall schedule that features five new shows, moves five returning shows to new timeslots, holds seven returning shows for midseason — a...
    Updated May 16 2017 11:31 am   |     |   Share
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    Megan Mullally, Eric McCormack, Debra Messing and Sean Hayes return in “Will & Grace.”  Photo by: NBC/Univeral Big ‘Will & Grace’ returns video is big disappointment
    Call me crazy ­(you won’t be the first), but I was actually looking forward to the return of “Will & Grace” to NBC this fall. Yes, I was anxious to se...
    Updated May 15 2017 12:05 pm   |     |   Share
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    Cat Grant (Calista Flockhart) as media mogul Cat Grant in ’Supergirl.’ Richard Cartwright  |  CBS Monday on TV: Cat Grant returns to ‘Supergirl,’ and she’s been sorely missed
    When “Supergirl” (7 p.m., CW/Ch. 30) moved from CBS to The CW this season, it also moved production from Los Angeles to Vancouver. And, as a result, i...
    Updated May 15 2017 12:38 pm   |     |   Share
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    Wednesday on TV: This might be the end for ‘Underground’
    It’s possible that tonight’s Season 2 finale of “Underground” (11 p.m., WGN) could also be the series finale. Because it’s almost certainly not return...
    Updated May 10 2017 01:34 pm   |     |   Share
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    Michael Ansell  |  ABC  Sue (Eden Sher) and Brad (Brock Ciarlelli) headline a “La La Land”-inspired musical number on “The Middle. Tuesday on TV: ‘Daily Show’ reunion on Colbert; great musical number on ‘The Middle’; fascinating ‘Search & Rescue’ on KUED
    There’s a “Daily Show” reunion of sorts tonight on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.” Colbert, a former “TDS” correspondent, will be joined by Jon ...
    Updated May 09 2017 01:11 pm   |     |   Share
  • Channel 2’s owner buys Fox 13’s owner — but may have to resell local station
    KUTV-Ch. 2’s parent company is buying KSTU-Ch. 13’s parent company — and the president of CEO of Sinclair said he thinks the FCC will allow his compan...
    Updated May 08 2017 08:19 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Utah Jazz guard Shelvin Mack (8), Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert (27), Utah Jazz forward Joe Johnson (6) and Utah Jazz guard Rodney Hood (5) on the court in the final minute, down ten points, as the Utah Jazz host the Golden State Warriors in Game 3 of the second round, NBA playoff basketball in Salt Lake City, Saturday May 6, 2017. Monday on TV: Trailing 3-0, can the Jazz stave off elimination in Game 4?
    The Utah Jazz’s season could end tonight (7 p.m, TNT) when they face Golden State in Game 4 of their seven-game series. The Warriors lead 3-0. As you ...
    Updated May 08 2017 03:54 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Utah Jazz forward Joe Johnson (6) saves the ball from going out of bounds past Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) during the game at Vivint Smart Home Arena Thursday December 8, 2016. This weekend on TV: Jazz come home; RSL faces old friend; MTV airs dumb awards; ‘Once Upon a Time’ gets musical
    Maybe a change of scenery will do the Utah Jazz some good. They’re at home on Saturday (6:30 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4) for Game 3 of their series against Golde...
    Updated May 05 2017 11:29 am   |     |   Share
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    (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Utah Jazz center Boris Diaw (33) and Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (23) during the game at Vivint Smart Home Arena Thursday December 8, 2016. Thursday on TV: Can Jazz hang with the Warriors in Game 2?
    Well, Game 1 of their second-round NBA playoffs series didn’t go so well for the Utah Jazz. They lost to Golden State by a dozen points; they never le...
    Updated May 04 2017 12:19 pm   |     |   Share
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    Wednesday on TV: ‘Fargo’ is still crazy ... in a good way
    The craziness that is “Fargo” (11 p.m., FX) continues tonight, with Gloria Burgle (Carrie Coon) — the local police chief — trying to figure out what t...
    Updated May 03 2017 12:14 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Golden State Warriors forward David West (3) blocks Utah Jazz guard Raul Neto (25) during the game at Vivint Smart Home Arena Thursday December 8, 2016. Tuesday on TV: Can Jazz beat the Warriors? Game 1 is tonight in Oakland
    Having eliminated the L.A. Clippers, the Utah face a much tougher task in the second round of the NBA playoffs — the Golden State Warriors, who had by...
    Updated May 02 2017 12:07 pm   |     |   Share
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    Jeff Neumann  |  CBS   ’Sting of Queens: Part One’ and ’Sting of Queens: Part Two’-- Kevin begrudgingly agrees to come out of retirement briefly to reprise an undercover assignment where he and his old rival Vanessa Cellucci (Leah Remini), once again, pose as husband and wife. Also, Donna is up for a promotion, Kendra gets accepted to law school, and Chale gets a lucrative new job, on part one of the two-part first season finale of KEVIN CAN WAIT, Monday, May 1 (8:00-8:30 PM, ET/PT) and Monday, May 8 (8:00-8:30 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Pictured: Leah Remini, Kevin James. Monday on TV: ‘King of Queens’ stars reunite on ‘Kevin Can Wait’
    For nine seasons and more than 200 episodes, Leah Remini played Kevin James’ TV wife on “King of Queens.” Remini guest stars in James’ new sitcom, “Ke...
    Updated May 01 2017 11:57 am   |     |   Share
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    This weekend on TV: Jazz-Clippers goes to Game 7; ‘Dear White People’ and ‘American Gods’ premiere
    Having failed to eliminate the Clippers at home on Friday, the Utah Jazz have one last chance to win their first-round series in Los Angeles. Somebody...
    Updated Apr 29 2017 01:52 pm   |     |   Share
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    Gavin Bond  |  Comedy Central   Anthony Atamanuik stars as Donald J. Trump in “The President Show.’ Thursday on TV: ‘The President Show’ uses faux Trump to mock real Trump
    So, what will Donald Trump do when he’s no longer in the White House? How about … host a late-night talk show? Comedy Central gives us a taste of what...
    Updated Apr 27 2017 11:09 am   |     |   Share
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    |  CBS Entertainment   Sierra Dawn-Thomas is still fighting for the million bucks on “Survivor.” Wednesday on TV: Utahn is still trying to outwit, outplay and outlast on ‘Survivor’
    And Utahn Sierra Dawn-Thomas has been in the thick of the plotting lately. She’s still there, but her plans have exactly worked out. This week, friend...
    Updated Apr 26 2017 08:18 am   |     |   Share