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    Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski speaks with Duke's Tyus Jones during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against North Carolina, Saturday, March 7, 2015, in Chapel Hill, N.C. Duke won 84-77. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome) This weekend on TV: Can Utes make it from the Sweet 16 to the Elite Eight?
    Utah makes it first trip to the NCAA basketball tournament’s Sweet 16 in a decade on Friday, taking on perennial basketball power Duke (7:45 p.m., CBS...
    Updated Mar 27 2015 02:01 pm   |     |   Share
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    Thursday on TV: Meredith and Derek are in trouble on ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ ... ho, hum
    In a lot of ways, “Grey’s Anatomy” (7 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4) has been rejuvenated by new characters. But the show’s original power couple — Meredith (Ellen ...
    Updated Mar 26 2015 05:25 pm   |     |   Share
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Dan Foley and Sierra Dawn Thomas on Wednesday on TV: Utah woman has to put up with chauvenistic, mysogynistic jerks on ‘Survivor’
    After five episodes of “Survivor” (7 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2), I’m feeling sort of sorry for Utahn Sierra Dawn Thomas. She’s still alive in the game, which is...
    Updated Mar 25 2015 06:06 pm   |     |   Share
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    Utahn Noelle Bybee auditions on Tuesday on TV: Utahn is out, but ‘The Voice’ goes on
    I don’t want to say “I told you so,” but, well, I told you so. When Utahn Noelle Bybee made it through the blind auditions on “The Voice” but only got...
    Updated Mar 24 2015 04:57 pm   |     |   Share
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James Corden takes over as host of “The Late Late Show” on Monday, March 23, on the CBS Television Network. Art Streiber  |  CBS Monday on TV: Can’t wait to see James Corden on “The Late Late Show”
    James Corden takes over as host of “The Late Late Show” (11:35 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2) tonight, and his guests are Tom Hanks and Mila Kunis. And we’re being ...
    Updated Mar 23 2015 03:38 pm   |     |   Share
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    Stephen F. Austin guard Trey Pinkney, left, dives in to try and steal the ball from Utah guard Brandon Taylor during the second half of an NCAA college basketball second-round game in Portland, Ore., Thursday, March 19, 2015. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer) This weekend on TV: Utah men are on CBS at the NCAA tournament; BYU women are streaming online on ESPN3
    After a victory over Stephen F. Austin on Thursday, the University of Utah men’s basketball team returns to NCAA tournament play on Saturday. The fift...
    Updated Mar 20 2015 11:52 am   |     |   Share
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    Oregon's Elgin Cook, left, fouls Utah's Kenneth Ogbe during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Eugene, Ore., Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015. (AP Photo/The Register-Guard, Andy Nelson) Thursday on TV: Utes open play in the NCAA basketball tournament
    The University of Utah is back in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament for the first time since 2009. The fifth-seeded Utes take on 12th-seeded Stephe...
    Updated Mar 19 2015 01:48 pm   |     |   Share
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Cookie Lyon (Taraji P. Henson) visits Lucious Lyon (Terrence Howard) to claim her share of the company in the premiere episode of Wednesday on TV: ‘Empire’ ends Season 1 with a bang
    In the two-hour, first-season finale of “Empire” (7 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13), Lucious has a secret that’s about to change everything. Well, not for a while. ...
    Updated Mar 18 2015 05:45 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Rick Egan  | The Salt Lake Tribune)   

Tyler Haws warms up before the BYU vs. San Diego Toreros at the Marriott Center,  Saturday, January 4, 2014. Tuesday on TV; There’s BYU basketball, zombies and a lesbian sitcom
    Tonight’s TV schedule includes a basketball game of local interest and a couple of premieres — a good zombie show and a bad lesbian sitcom. The NCAA m...
    Updated Mar 17 2015 02:05 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   
Dancing with the Stars: Live! Tour arrives at the Maverik Center Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015, featuring Utah’s own Mirrorball winner Witney Carson and her celebrity partner Alfonso Ribeiro. Other performers include 24-year-old dance sensation, Keo Motsepe, a hugely successful pro-dancer from South Africa, and Mark Ballas, Sasha Farber and Valentin Chmerkovskiy, Paul Karmiryan and their partners. Monday on TV: They’re ‘Dancing with the Stars’ again on ABC — the 20th season begins
    The 20th season of “Dancing With the Stars” gets under way tonight (7 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4), and here what you can expect: Noah Galloway partnered with Sha...
    Updated Mar 16 2015 04:38 pm   |     |   Share
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    Utah State's David Collette covers Wyoming's Larry Nance Jr. during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the quarterfinal round of the Mountain West Conference tournament Thursday, March 12, 2015, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken) This weekend on TV: Utes are still playing (on ESPN), but Aggies, Wildcats and Wolverines are all done
    And then there was one … There’s only one local college basketball team still in contention to play on Saturday. And Utah has to beat Oregon on Friday...
    Updated Mar 13 2015 11:44 am   |     |   Share
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    Stanford forward Anthony Brown, top, and Utah forward Brekkott Chapman, bottom, battle for a loose ball in the first half during an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) Thursday on TV: Utes and Aggies are on TV; Wildcats and Wolverines are not
    A pair of local college basketball teams begin postseason play on TV today — coincidentally, both in Las Vegas. At the Mountain West tournament, it’s ...
    Updated Mar 12 2015 10:57 am   |     |   Share
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    Wednesday on TV: We may see more of Utahn on ‘Survivor’ this week
    We haven’t seen a whole lot of Utahn Sierra Dawn Thomas in the first couple of episodes of “Survivor” (7 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2). And that’s not a bad thing ...
    Updated Mar 11 2015 03:04 pm   |     |   Share
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Mindy (Mindy Kaling) and Danny (Chris Messina) prepare for a visit from Danny's priest in the Tuesday on TV: Danny’s confession kills his priest on ‘The Mindy Project’
    Danny (Chris Messina) is a pretty religious guy on “The Mindy Project” (8:30 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13). Well, as religious as a Catholic who’s living with his...
    Updated Mar 10 2015 10:00 am   |     |   Share
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    Monday on TV: A&E’s ‘The Returned’ is a remake of French show, not ‘Resurrection’
    A&E’s new series “The Returned” (11 p.m.) is about a small town that is turned upside down when people start returning from the dead. It is not based ...
    Updated Mar 09 2015 10:00 am   |     |   Share
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    (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Real Salt Lake's Kyle Beckerman (5) celebrates his second half goal as Real Salt Lake faces Chivas USA at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Wednesday October 22, 2014. This weekend on TV: Real Salt Lake kicks off the new season
    It still seems sort of early, but the Major League Soccer season gets going this weekend (providing there’s no strike by the players, which remains a ...
    Updated Mar 06 2015 10:00 am   |     |   Share
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A trip to the pet store ends in a fight for Sheldon (Jim Parsons) and Amy (Mayim Bialik) on “The Big Bang Theory.” Thursday on TV: ‘Big Bang’ Mars mission sounds like Utah man’s possible interplanetary trip
    A Utah man’s real life is fictionalized — sort of — in this week’s episode of “The Big Bang Theory” (7 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2). Ken Sullivan of Farmington is...
    Updated Mar 05 2015 10:00 am   |     |   Share
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    Detective Inspector Alec Hardy (David Tennant), Ellie Miller (Olivia Colman), and Reverend Paul Coates (Arthur Darvill). Courtesy  |  ITV/Kudos Wednesday on TV: Season 2 of ‘Broadchurch’ gets off to a great start
    In the Season 2 premiere of “Broadchurch” (8 and 11 p.m., BBC America), Joe Miller pleads not guilty to murder charges and sends shock waves through t...
    Updated Mar 04 2015 10:00 am   |     |   Share
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    TV review: ‘Battle Creek’ isn’t bad, but it’s not that good
    The story of how “Battle Creek” (Sunday, 9 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2) got on the CBS schedule is more interesting than the show itself. Twelve years ago, “Break...
    Updated Feb 27 2015 01:49 pm   |     |   Share
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    In this undated photo released by Paramount Pictures, James Doohan, far right, who played Scotty in the original Leonard Nimoy dies — thanks and farewell
    I feel like I’ve lost a friend. Like a little bit of my childhood is gone. Leonard Nimoy — best known as Mr. Spock on “Star Trek” — passed away at the...
    Updated Feb 27 2015 10:55 am   |     |   Share
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    In this image released by Netflix, Kevin Spacey, left, and Michael Kelly appear in a scene from This weekend on TV: ‘House of Cards’ returns; ‘Downton Abbey’ ends season; and CNN is all about Jesus
    For those of you who subscribe to Netflix, Friday is a big day. Season 3 of “House of Cards” has been released. The story picks up six months after th...
    Updated Feb 27 2015 10:27 am   |     |   Share
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    Thursday on TV: Secrets are revealed in the insane finale of crazy ‘How to Get Away with Murder’
    In the last two episodes of the season for “How to Get Away With Murder” (8 and 9 p.m, ABC/Ch. 4),, the shocking truth about Lila’s murder is finally ...
    Updated Feb 26 2015 04:26 pm   |     |   Share
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Lindsey Cascaddan and Sierra Dawn Thomas of the Blue Collar Tribe during the 90-minute premiere of “Survivor” on Wednesday, Feb. 25, at 7 p.m. MT on CBS/Ch. 2. Monty Brinton  |  CBS Wednesday on TV: There’s a Utahn fighting to be the sole ‘Survivor’
    “Survivor: World’s Apart” (7 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): The 30th season begins with a three-tribe competition — white collar vs. blue collar vs. new collar — a...
    Updated Feb 25 2015 02:48 pm   |     |   Share
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Amy Poehler as Leslie Knope and Adam Scott as Ben Wyatt in the series finale of Tuesday on TV: ‘Parks and Recreation’ goes out still on top of its game
    The “Parks and Recreation” gang completes one last task together before saying goodbye to Pawnee in the hourlong series finale (9 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5). Th...
    Updated Feb 24 2015 11:37 am   |     |   Share
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    Edward Snowden in Monday on TV: Oscar-winning Snowden documentary airs on HBO
    Just last night, “CitizenFour” won an Oscar as the year’s best documentary. Tonight, it airs on HBO at 10 p.m. For more on this documentary about Edwa...
    Updated Feb 23 2015 05:21 pm   |     |   Share
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    A visitor takes a picture of an Oscar statue as preparations are made for the 87th Academy Awards in Los Angeles, Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015. The Academy Awards will be held at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday, Feb. 22. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP) This weekend on TV: The Oscars and a Utahn on ‘Undercover Boss’
    The big event this weekend is, of course, “The 87th Annual Academy Awards” (6:30 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Neil Patrick Harris hosts. There’s a half-hour red-...
    Updated Feb 20 2015 04:18 pm   |     |   Share
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Oscar Madison (Matthew Perry) reluctantly agrees to let Felix Unger (Thomas Lennon), his uptight former college roommate, move in with him after the demise of both of their marriages, on the series premiere of Thursday on TV: ‘Big Bang’ deals with death; ‘Odd Couple’ begins; ‘Two and a Half Men’ ends
    There are three comedies worth noting on tonight’s schedule, all on CBS. On “The Big Bang Theory” (7 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2), TV’s top sitcom deals with deat...
    Updated Feb 19 2015 01:14 pm   |     |   Share
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Pictured from left: Owain Yeoman as Wayne Rigsby, Amanda Righetti as Grace Van Pelt, Simon Baker as Patrick Jane, Robin Tunney as Teresa Lisbon, and Rockmond Dunbar as Dennis Abbott in the series finale of Wednesday on TV: ‘The Mentalist’ signs off for good tonight
    After seven seasons and 151 episodes, tonight is the end for “The Mentalist” (7 and 8 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2). In the first episode, Patrick Jane (Simon Bake...
    Updated Feb 18 2015 05:09 pm   |     |   Share
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    Tuesday on TV: ‘Repeat After Me’ recycles old idea
    Tonight’s TV schedule includes a basketball game of local interest and a couple of premieres — a good zombie show and a bad lesbian sitcom. The NCAA m...
    Updated Mar 17 2015 01:27 pm   |     |   Share
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    This weekend on TV: Is this the end for ‘CSI’?
    In what could be the final two episodes of “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” (8 and 9 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2), the team investigates a murder with ties to two...
    Updated Feb 13 2015 03:12 pm   |     |   Share