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Scott D. Pierce

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    This weekend on TV: It’s still rock ‘n’ roll to me — and to HBO on Saturday night
    It’s all rock ‘n’ roll to HBO on Saturday — the 2015 Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony (9 p.m.), that is. This year’s inductees are Ringo ...
    Updated May 29 2015 01:42 pm   |     |   Share
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    David Duchovny as Sam Hodiak in Thursday on TV: NBC’s ‘Aquarius’ is just another cop show — but you can binge watch it online
    NBC’s “Aquarius” (8 and 9 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5), is a new show that feels like an old show. And that’s not just because we’ve seen plenty of TV shows that ...
    Updated May 28 2015 10:47 am   |     |   Share
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    Wednesday on TV: ‘The Briefcase’ tries to uplift, but doesn’t quite get there
    “The Briefcase” (7 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2) is an attempt at an uplifting reality show that’s only partly successful. It’s sort of interesting. But uplifting?...
    Updated May 27 2015 03:15 pm   |     |   Share
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    Tuesday on TV: Celebrities claim, ‘I Can Do That!’
    Marlon Wayans hosts “I Can Do That!” (9 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5), which feature six celebrities (dancer Cheryl Burke, singers Ciara, Joe Jonas and Nicole Sche...
    Updated May 26 2015 04:12 pm   |     |   Share
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    Monday on TV: Do you want to be standed on ‘The Island’?
    Bear Grylls hosts “The Island” (9 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5), a new reality series about 14 men isolated on a deserted island with only the clothes on their bac...
    Updated May 25 2015 05:51 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   
Real Salt Lake coach Jason Kreis speaks during a kickoff event to celebrate the future site of the Salt Lake Regional Athletic Complex at 2199 North and 1912 West Friday November 5, 2010. This weekend on TV: RSL hosts old friends and former coach on Saturday night
    On Saturday (8 p.m., KMYU), Real Salt Lake hosts New York City FC — the first time the Major League Soccer expansion team has visited Utah. But it wil...
    Updated May 22 2015 01:18 pm   |     |   Share
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    Thursday on TV: It’s ‘Red Nose Day,’ and NBC is raising money for charity
    It’s “Red Nose Day” (7 p.m., Ch.5) on NBC! This three-hour fundraiser for programs that address the needs of young people living in poverty will featu...
    Updated May 21 2015 03:58 pm   |     |   Share
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Mike Holloway and Sierra Dawn Thomas during the14th and final episode of “Survivor” on the 30th season, Wednesday, May 20. Screen Grab  |  CBS Did Utahn win $1 million on ‘Survivor’? (SPOILER ALERT)
    Did Utahn Sierra Dawn Thomas win a million dollars in the 30th season finale of “Survivor” on Wednesday night? SPOILER ALERT! SPOILER ALERT! SPOILER A...
    Updated May 20 2015 09:33 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Al Hartmann  |  Tribune file photo)  
Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah Orrin Hatch calls HBO report ‘inaccurate’; HBO stands by 'Real Sports' telecast
    In response to a report on HBO’s “Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel” that linked deaths in the military to dietary supplements — and to legislation spons...
    Updated May 21 2015 07:31 am   |     |   Share
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Mike Holloway and Sierra Dawn Thomas during the14th and final episode of “Survivor” on the 30th season, Wednesday, May 20. Screen Grab  |  CBS Maybe there is a way Utahn can win on ‘Survivor’ ... but she faces long odds
    The 30th season of “Survivor” wraps up tonight (7 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2), and Utahn Sierra Dawn Thomas is one of five castaways still in the running to win ...
    Updated May 20 2015 12:21 pm   |     |   Share
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    In this April 3, 2014 file photo provided by CBS, David Letterman, host of the “Late Show with David Letterman,” waves to the audience in after announcing his retirement during a taping in New York. Letterman will host his final show on May 20. (AP Photo/CBS, Jeffrey R. Staab) Wednesday on TV: Prepare to laugh and shed a tear — David Letterman signs off tonight
    I’m not the world’s most emotional person, but I fear I may shed a tear or two tonight. It’s the finale of the “Late Show with David Letterman” (10:35...
    Updated May 20 2015 11:03 am   |     |   Share
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    Grant Gustin stars as The Flash.
Photo: Jack Rowand/The CW Tuesday on TV: ‘The Flash’ wraps up a great first season
    When “The Flash” (7 p.m., CW/Ch. 30) premiered last fall, I gave the show’s pilot a great review. I loved it. I was, however, somewhat concerned about...
    Updated May 19 2015 03:15 pm   |     |   Share
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 Sen. Orrin Hatch got a new title, a raise and round-the-clock security as the Republicans took control of the U.S. Senate on Tuesday. HBO report links Orrin Hatch’s dietary supplement legislation to military fatalities
    In a segment that airs in Tuesday’s episode of “Real Sports” (11 p.m., HBO), Soledad O’Brien reports on the deaths of several members of the U.S. mili...
    Updated May 19 2015 05:33 pm   |     |   Share
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Kevin Williamson, executive producer/creator of Monday on TV: Awful ‘Following’ and ‘Stalker’ end their runs
    It’s a bad night for producer/writer Kevin Williamson. The man behind the “Scream” movies, “Dawson’s Creek” and “The Vampire Diaries” has not one but ...
    Updated May 19 2015 03:08 pm   |     |   Share
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    Utah TV news ratings: With a week to go, KUTV is 1st; KSTU is 2nd; KSL is 3rd; KTVX is 4th
    Three-quarters of the way through the May sweeps, there’s a bit of a surprise brewing in the late local news ratings — for the first time in maybe hal...
    Updated May 15 2015 04:28 pm   |     |   Share
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    This weekend on TV: ‘I Love Lucy’ is back on CBS’ schedule
    We’re entering the time of the year when a lot of shows are going into reruns of old episodes — and none of the broadcast networks will be airing reru...
    Updated May 15 2015 11:33 am   |     |   Share
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    Thursday on TV: It’s Utahn vs. Utahn, Hough vs. Hough on ‘Lip Sync Battle’
    This week’s episode of the crazy “Lip Sync Battle” (11 p.m., Spike) is sibling vs. sibling, Utahn vs. Utahn. It’s a battle of the Houghs. “Dancing wit...
    Updated May 14 2015 04:32 pm   |     |   Share
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    The CW’s new fall schedule is virtually unchanged; just 1 new show
    The CW’s new schedule may be the least new of any fall schedule in TV history — 90 percent of it is filled with returning shows. The network is adding...
    Updated May 14 2015 07:03 am   |     |   Share
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    This photo provided by NBC shows, Laurie Holden, from left, as Dr. Hannah Tramble, Nick Gelfuss as Dr. Will Halstead, and S. Epatha Merkerson as Sharon Goodwin in a scene for the new NBC series drama, Chicago Med. NBC’s new fall schedule looks very familiar
    NBC’s new schedule doesn’t look all that new. The majority of the fall schedule features returning shows. Of the six new series, one is a revival of t...
    Updated May 10 2015 04:30 pm   |     |   Share
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Emily (Emily VanCamp) and Victoria (Madeleine Stowe) will face off for the final time in Sunday's series finale of This weekend on TV: ‘Revenge’ signs off ... about three seasons too late
    After four years and 89 episodes, “Revenge” (Sunday, 9 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4) signs off for good. You could easily argue that this show ran out of gas, oh, ...
    Updated May 08 2015 05:12 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Steve Griffin  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

Pelle Wall, center, son of Johnny Brickman Wall, a former Utah pediatrician accused of killing his ex-wife, Uta von Schwedler at her Sugar House home in 2011, is joined in the Matheson Courthouse halls following closing arguments in Johnny Brickman Wall's trial in 3rd District Court for first-degree felony murder at the Matheson Courthouse in Salt Lake City Thursday March 12, 2015. CBS’ ‘48 Hours’ reports on murder trial of Utahn who killed his ex-wife
    Another Utah murder trial will play out in this week’s episode of “48 Hours” (Saturday, 9 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2) — although there’s no suspense for anyone w...
    Updated May 08 2015 02:58 pm   |     |   Share
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    Rebecca Rittenhouse as Cody ,Chace Crawford as Billy, Don Johnson as Hap, Amber Valetta as Carla and Scott Michael Foster as Wick in a still-untitled new series on ABC that will be produced in Utah. Courtesy ABC Utah will star as North Dakota in new ABC TV series
    For the first time since “Touched by an Angel” closed up shop a dozen years ago, a network television series will be produced in Utah. And Utah will b...
    Updated May 11 2015 04:08 pm   |     |   Share
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Mindy (Mindy Kaling) and Danny (Chris Messina) prepare for a visit from Danny's priest in the TV: What’s been canceled, what’s been renewed
    The broadcast networks — ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC and The CW — announce their fall schedules next week. Until then, we won’t know when shows will be schedul...
    Updated May 08 2015 03:29 pm   |     |   Share
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    Sheldon pushes Leonard (Johnny Galecki, left) and Penny (Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting, right) to choose a date for their wedding and deals with dramatic changes in his own relationship with Amy, on Thursday on TV: Are wedding bells ringing on ‘The Big Bang Theory’ season finale?
    After eight seasons of “The Big Bang Theory” (7 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2), are Leonard and Penny actually getting married? They’ve been engaged for a year now,...
    Updated May 07 2015 12:54 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
An irrigator in a community field in Hildale, Friday October 24, 2008. Wednesday on TV: KUED scares us about ‘Utah’s Uncertain Water Future’
    KUED is airing a very scary program tonight … and it’s not a horror movie. “Utah’s Uncertain Water Future” (7 p.m., Ch. 7) looks at where the state is...
    Updated May 06 2015 02:58 pm   |     |   Share
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    Tuesday on TV: ‘Undateable’ goes live — but not in this time zone, of course
    Well, it’s another “live” episode of a sitcom — which generally turns out to be more of a gimmick than anything else. This time, it’s “Undateable” (8 ...
    Updated May 05 2015 04:39 pm   |     |   Share
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    In this April 3, 2014 file photo provided by CBS, David Letterman, host of the “Late Show with David Letterman,” waves to the audience in after announcing his retirement during a taping in New York. Letterman will host his final show on May 20. (AP Photo/CBS, Jeffrey R. Staab) Monday on TV: It’s a big night for Letterman in prime time and late night, too
    David Letterman’s last night at CBS isn’t for another couple of weeks, but this is a big day for the longtime talk-show host. In prime time, Ray Roman...
    Updated May 04 2015 02:26 pm   |     |   Share
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    Kentucky Derby hopeful Firing Line is ridden by exercise rider Homberto Gomez during a morning workout at Churchill Downs Tuesday, April 28, 2015, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) This weekend on TV: ABC has sharks; NBC has horses
    If one hour of “Shark Tank” is good, two hours must be better, right? Well, one hour of “Shark Tank” (8 p.m. Friday, ABC/Ch. 4) and a follow-up hour o...
    Updated May 01 2015 01:39 pm   |     |   Share
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Dan Foley, Rodney Lavoie Jr. and Utahn Sierra Dawn Thomas compete during the eleventh episode of SURVIVOR on the 30th season. Wednesday on TV: Can Utahn survive another episode of ‘Survivor’?
    This season of “Survivor” (7 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2) just seems to be getting crazier and crazier, and so far Utahn Sierra Dawn Thomas has just been riding i...
    Updated Apr 29 2015 04:20 pm   |     |   Share
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    Elizabeth Morris  |  NBC

Tuesday on TV: ‘Chicago Fire’ starts a story that ‘Chicago P.D.’ will continue and ‘SVU’ will end
    Three shows. Three hours. Two nights. One story. In tonight’s episode of “Chicago Fire” (9 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5), a Chicago fire uncovers evidence of rape ...
    Updated Apr 28 2015 11:53 am   |     |   Share