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    In this image made available on Tuesday May 24, 2016 by the BBC America,  TV presenter and disc jockey Chris Evans, right, speaks with Top Gear co-presenter US actor and Matt LeBlanc as they prepare for there first challenge in London in this undated image. Top Gear” doesn’t do understatement. If it were a car, the BBC’s hit auto show would be a flashy, precision-tooled racer. Co-host Chris Evans calls it “a car-show nuclear bomb”  and it returns to the screen facing the fallout of former host Jeremy Clarkson’s explosive exit. (Mark Yeoman BBC America via AP) Monday on TV: Re-start your engines! Reconstituted ‘Top Gear’ debuts on BBC America
    Updated May 30 2016 07:42 am   |     |   Share
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    May sweeps: KUTV-Ch. 2 remains No. 1 in late-news household ratings
    We have household numbers from the just-completed May sweeps, and KUTV-Ch. 2 remains No. 1 at 10 p.m. Remember, these are just household numbers. Not ...
    Updated May 27 2016 01:57 pm   |     |   Share
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    This weekend on TV: Alas, poor Hodor — but ‘Game of Thrones’ continues
    I’m not claiming that I knew Hodor was going to die in last week’s episode of “Game of Thrones” (Sunday, 10 p.m., HBO). And I’m not pretending that I ...
    Updated May 27 2016 02:59 pm   |     |   Share
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    Thursday on TV: Ex-Utahn/’Jeopardy!’ genius Ken Jennings tries to answer ‘500 Questions’
    Season 2 of “500 Questions” (7 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4) kicks off with a new host (Dan Harris) and familiar contestant — former Utahn/ “Jeopardy!” champion Ke...
    Updated May 26 2016 04:50 pm   |     |   Share
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    Mark Levine  |  ABC  Ungrateful brat Maddie (Lennon Stella, left), argues with her mother, Rayna (Connie Britton), on ’Nashville.’ Wednesday on TV: ‘Nashville’ bites the dust (and I’m glad)
    After four seasons, “Nashville” is airing its finale episode tonight (9 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4) — and I, for one, am kind of glad. I’m pretty sure I’ve seen ...
    Updated May 25 2016 01:00 pm   |     |   Share
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    Tuesday on TV: Ho, hum. ‘Dancing with the Stars’ and ‘The Voice’ crown winners
    TV dancing and singing competitions come to an end tonight — at the same time — as both “Dancing with the Stars” (8 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4) and “The Voice” (...
    Updated May 24 2016 03:07 pm   |     |   Share
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    “Price Is Right” host Drew Carey and “Survivor” host Jeff Probst  Photo: Jeff Lipson/CBS Monday on TV: Utahn will play ‘Price Is Right’ with ‘Survivor’ favorites
    In tonight’s prime-time edition of “The Price is Right” (7 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2), former contestants on “Survivor” team up with game-show contestants to tr...
    Updated May 23 2016 03:27 pm   |     |   Share
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    Courtesy  |  CBS  John Wayne, Lucille Ball, Vivian Vance and William Frawley in a 1955 episode of ’I Love Lucy.’ This weekend on TV: 6 decades later, ‘I Love Lucy’ is back — and in color!
    Lucille Ball died 27 years ago, but CBS has pulled big ratings by colorizing old episodes of “I Love Lucy.” The latest pair of episodes — airing Frida...
    Updated May 20 2016 12:22 pm   |     |   Share
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    Thursday on TV: There’s a (dopey) wedding in the ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ season finale
    The 12th-season finale of “Grey’s Anatomy” (7 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4) makes about as much sense as the show normally does. In other words, it makes almost no...
    Updated May 19 2016 02:53 pm   |     |   Share
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    In this image released by CBS, Melissa Benoist appears in a scene from ’Supergirl.’ The CW said Thursday, May 12, 2016, that it’s picking up the series from CBS, where it debuted last year. (Darren Michaels/Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. via AP) ‘Supergirl’ flies to The CW, along with 2 new shows this fall
    The CW — which renewed just about everything on its current schedule — nonetheless is adding two new series to its fall schedule. Three, if you factor...
    Updated May 19 2016 08:09 am   |     |   Share
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    Wednesday on TV: A winner will be declared on ‘Survivor’ — go Tai!
    Updated May 18 2016 04:01 pm   |     |   Share
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    Michael Weatherly (center) stars as Dr. Jason Bull in the new CBS drama ìBull.î Courtesy CBS It’s no joke — CBS has lots of comedy on its fall schedule
    A funny thing happened on the way to CBS’ new fall schedule — the network added three new comedies, creating four-sitcom blocks on Monday and Thursday...
    Updated May 18 2016 03:52 pm   |     |   Share
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    FILE - In this May 19, 2014 file photo, Michael Weatherly arrives at CBS Television Studios Summer Soiree at The London Hotel, in Los Angeles. The ’NCIS’ star Weatherly says he’s leaving the long-running CBS drama. In postings on his Twitter account Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2016, Weatherly thanked the show’s fans worldwide and said ’NCIS’ was a ’fantastic ride.’   (Photo by Katy Winn//Invision/AP, File) Tuesday on TV: Weatherly leaves ‘NCIS’; somebody dies on ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’
    Tonight’s season finale of “NCIS” (7 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2) is the last episode for one of the original characters. And somebody is going to die on “Marvel’...
    Updated May 17 2016 11:42 am   |     |   Share
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      ABC’s “Speechless” stars Mason Cook as Ray, stars Kyla Kenedy as Dylan, John Ross Bowie as Jimmy, Minnie Driver as Maya, Micah Fowler as JJ and Cedric Yarbrough as Kenneth. Kevin Foley  |  ABC ABC is adding 5 new shows, moving lots of others
    ABC announced a fall scheduled that features five new shows, but the bigger news is what’s happening with returning series. Five returning shows — “Th...
    Updated May 17 2016 11:59 am   |     |   Share
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      Billy Gardell as Mike Biggs and Melissa McCarthy as Molly Flynn in ’Mike & Molly.’ Robert Voets  |  Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Monday on TV: It’s the end for ‘Mike & Molly’ and ‘Castle’
    In the second-to-last episode of “Mike & Molly” (7 and 7:30 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2) Mike goes to a psychic and Molly goes to church in hopes of bettering the...
    Updated May 17 2016 08:18 am   |     |   Share
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    Damon Wayans and Clayne Crawford star in ’Lethal Weapon,’ premiering this fall on Fox. Courtesy Richard Foreman/Fox Fox turns to old movies, old TV shows for new 2016-17 schedule
    Fox was the second network to announce its 2016-17 schedule at this year’s upfronts — and the second to announce very little in the way of new program...
    Updated May 16 2016 05:21 pm   |     |   Share
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    NBC is adding lots of new shows ... mostly at midseason
    NBC has announced a whole slew of new shows for the upcoming television season — but almost none of them will air in the fall. The network has made re...
    Updated May 16 2016 01:22 pm   |     |   Share
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    This Oct. 6, 2008 photo released by CBS shows ’60 Minutes’ correspondent Morley Safer during the  program’s 40th anniversary celebration in New York. Safer will say farewell Sunday on ’60 Minutes’ as he is honored by the newsmagazine where he’s been a fixture for all but two of its 48 years. (John Paul Filo/CBS via AP) This weekend on TV: TV legend Morley Safer retiring from ‘60 Minutes’
    Morley Safer has been reporting for “60 Minutes” for longer than most Americans have been alive — since 1970. He’s filed 919 reports for the top-rated...
    Updated May 13 2016 11:37 am   |     |   Share
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    (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   BYU’s Ara Elkington (7) gets tangled up as BYU faces Cal in the Penn Mutual Varsity Cup National Rugby Championship at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Saturday May 2, 2015. This weekend on TV: BYU will compete for 2 national championships on Saturday — one on NBCSN, the other on ESPN2
    BYU will play for a pair of national championships on Saturday — and both the rugby team and the men’s volleyball team will be on national cable netwo...
    Updated May 06 2016 01:34 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Darwin Christopher Bashaw enters the court room for sentencing at the Matheson Courthouse for first degree murder, Monday, April 25, 2016. Bagshaw pleaded guilty in February to first-degree felony murder for the 2012 death of 15-year-oldAnne On TV: ‘Dateline’ highlights ‘vicious and cruel’ murder of Utah teen
    A Utah crime will take center stage on Friday’s edition of “Dateline” (8:30 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5) — and, as you might expect, it’s a grisly and disturbing ...
    Updated May 06 2016 01:21 pm   |     |   Share
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    Thursday on TV: Believe it or not, ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ is still going strong
    In its 12th season, the soap operate that is “Grey’s Anatomy” just keeps chugging around. If you haven’t watched in a while, not much has changed. It’...
    Updated May 05 2016 02:22 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Courtesy photo)   (Clockwise from top left) Jeff Garlin, Wendi McLendon-Covey, George Segal, Troy Gentile, Hayley Orrantia and Sean Giambrone star in the new ABC comedy “The Goldbergs.” Wednesday on TV: They’re celebrating Smothers Day on ‘The Goldbergs’
    It’s “Smothers Day” on “The Goldbergs” (7:30 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4), and Beverly Goldberg isn’t happy. Barry and Erica forget to get her a Mother’s Day gift...
    Updated May 04 2016 06:14 pm   |     |   Share
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    S & S will present Sawyer Fredericks with Mia Z, May 12, 2016, at The Post Theater in Salt Lake City. Fredericks became a national phenomenon during the eighth season of NBC’s ’The Voice,’ which he won. Visit kilbycourt.com for information, tickets. Courtesy NBC ‘Voice’ winner Sawyer Fredericks is coming to Utah
    There haven’t been many Utahns on “The Voice” recently, but one of the champions of the NBC talent show is coming to Utah soon. Sawyer Fredericks, who...
    Updated May 11 2016 02:00 pm   |     |   Share
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    Bettina Strauss  |  The CW  Nicholas Gonzales at Rupture in “The Flash.” Tuesday on TV: Rupture travel from comic books to “The Flash”
    Another character from the comic books — Rupture — shows up on this week’s episode of “The Flash” (7 p.m., CW/Ch. 30). Cisco is shocked when he “vibes...
    Updated May 03 2016 04:19 pm   |     |   Share
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    In this image released by Fox, Robin Lord Taylor portrays Oswald Cobblepot, left, and Carol Kane portrays his mother in a scene from ’Gotham,’ airing Mondays at 8 p.m. EST on Fox. (AP Photo/Fox, Jessica Miglio) Monday on TV: Holy violence, Batman! ‘Gotham’ is sadistic. (And ‘Houdini and Doyle’ is disappointing)
    In Season 2, I’ve become a fan of “Gotham” (7 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13). This “Batman” prequel of sorts has become compelling viewing, and I’m happy to recomm...
    Updated May 02 2016 02:27 pm   |     |   Share
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    First lady Michelle Obama, left, and President Barack Obama stand for the national anthem during the White House Correspondents’ Association dinner at the Washington Hilton on Saturday, April 25, 2015, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) This weekend on TV: Larry Wilmore, President Obama headline White House Correspondents’ Dinner
    It’s not often that I would start this feature by urging you to watch something on C-SPAN, but there aren’t many events like the White House Coorespon...
    Updated Apr 29 2016 11:30 am   |     |   Share
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    Cliff Lipson  |  CBS  Matthew Perry, Mr. Met and Garry Marshall on ’The Odd Couple.’ Thursday on TV: Garry Marshall shows up on ‘The Odd Couple’ — along with Mr. Met!
    Tonight’s episode of “The Odd Couple” (8:30 p.m., Garry Marshall makes an appearance as Oscar’s father. Oscar (Matthew Perry) is asked to throw out th...
    Updated Apr 28 2016 01:25 pm   |     |   Share
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    Mark Levine  |  ABC  Ungrateful brat Maddie (Lennon Stella, left), argues with her mother, Rayna (Connie Britton), on ’Nashville.’ Wednesday TV: Teenage brat continues to make ‘Nashville’ unpleasant viewing
    In tonight’s episode of “Nashville” (9 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4), Rayna (Connie Britton) tries desperately to get her runaway 16-year-old daughter, Maddie (Len...
    Updated Apr 27 2016 02:25 pm   |     |   Share
  • KUTV’s parent company is buying KJZZ
    Sinclair Broadcasting, the parent company of KUTV-Ch. 2, has reached an agreement to buy KJZZ-Channel 14 from Larry H. Miller Communications. The sale...
    Updated Apr 28 2016 12:38 pm   |     |   Share
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    FILE - In this Nov. 22, 2015 file photo, Prince presents the award for favorite album - soul/R&B at the American Music Awards in Los Angeles. Prince, widely acclaimed as one of the most inventive and influential musicians of his era with hits including ’Little Red Corvette,’ ’’Let’s Go Crazy’ and ’When Doves Cry,’ was found dead at his home on Thursday, April 21, 2016, in suburban Minneapolis, according to his publicist. He was 57. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File) Tuesday on TV: Prince pops up in ‘New Girl’ episode from 2014
    Fox made a bit of a change to its schedule tonight. The network was already planning to air a pair of new episodes of “New Girl” (7 and 8 p.m., Ch. 13...
    Updated Apr 26 2016 03:38 pm   |     |   Share