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    Monday on TV: ‘Castle’ fans, watch your show before it’s canceled. Maybe.
    Calm down, “Castle” fans. Your show has not been canceled. Yet. There’s considerable speculation that it might be, including in a column by yours trul...
    Updated Apr 27 2015 10:51 am   |     |   Share
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    In this Monday, Jan. 16, 2012 photo, former Olympic athlete Bruce Jenner, with stitches and a scar on his face, attends an NBA basketball game between the Dallas Mavericks and Los Angeles Lakers in Los Angeles. Whether or not Jenner becomes its new champion, the transgender-rights movement is making remarkable strides on many fronts - ranging from mass-media visibility to legal protections. Yet despite the gains, activists say many transgender Americans, far more so than gays and lesbians, remain vulnerable to violence, discrimination and lack of understanding. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok) This weekend on TV: Bruce Jenner speaks! That’s what TV news looks like today
    Once upon a time — many years ago — network news types were lauded when they landed big interviews with heads of state. Today, it’s a Big Deal because...
    Updated Apr 24 2015 12:15 pm   |     |   Share
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    FILE- In this Nov. 23, 2014 file photo, Patrick Dempsey presents the award for pop/rock band, duo or group on stage at the 42nd annual American Music Awards in Los Angeles. In the Thursday, April 23, 2015, episode of Latest death on ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ might help the show
    Updated Apr 24 2015 10:57 am   |     |   Share
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    Thursday on TV: Maybe Sheldon and Howard aren’t so smart on ‘The Big Bang Theory’
    Sheldon and Howard think they’re so smart, but they can’t get a toy drone to work on this week’s episode of “The Big Bang Theory” (7 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2)....
    Updated Apr 23 2015 03:30 pm   |     |   Share
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    Wednesday on TV: I’m worried about the Utahn on ‘Survivor’
    I am concerned about the future of Utahn Sierra Dawn Thomas on “Survivor” (7 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2). Because I do not trust the contestants with whom she ha...
    Updated Apr 22 2015 02:51 pm   |     |   Share
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    Tuesday on TV: ‘Fresh Off the Boat’ season finale is a hoot
    It’s entirely possible that I write too much about “Fresh Off the Boat” (7 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4), but I’m not apologizing. I like this show a lot. And I th...
    Updated Apr 21 2015 02:27 pm   |     |   Share
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    FILE - In this Feb. 22, 2015 file photo, John Stamos arrives at the 87th Academy Awards - 2015 Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscar Party in West Hollywood, Calif.  Stamos says he's on board for a 13-episode reboot of the sitcom Do you really remember ‘Full House’? It wasn’t good
    One thing has been missing from all the chatter about how Netflix is going to revive the sitcom “Full House.” Go back and watch it. It’s not good. It’...
    Updated Apr 21 2015 02:00 pm   |     |   Share
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Pictured left to right: Eddie Kaye Thomas as Toby Curtis, Elyes Gabel as Walter O’Brien, Ari Stidham as Sylvester Dodd, Robert Patrick as Federal Agent Cabe Gallo, and Jadyn Wong as Happy Quinn in “Scorpion.” Monty Brinton | Courtesy CBS Monday on TV: ‘Scorpion’ wraps up first season; it’ll be back in the fall
    The first-season finale of “Scorpion” airs tonight (8 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2), and it’s already been renewed for a second season. Which sort of kills some of...
    Updated Apr 20 2015 04:02 pm   |     |   Share
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    Thursday on TV: ‘Scandal’ has gone from stupid fun to just plain stupid
    “Scandal” (8 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4) used to be crazy, stupid fun. Lately, it’s just been crazy stupid. That was predictable, but it’s too bad. In this week’...
    Updated Apr 15 2015 01:18 pm   |     |   Share
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    Wednesday on TV: Utahn is keeping her head down ‘Survivor’
    We haven’t seen a whole lot of Utahn Sierra Dawn Thomas on “Survivor” lately, and that’s a good thing for her. Because if a contestant is going to get...
    Updated Apr 15 2015 01:06 pm   |     |   Share
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    In this image released by ABC, Constance Wu, from left, Forrest Wheeler, Hudson Yang and Ian Chen  appear in a scene from the new comedy series Tuesday on TV: ‘Fresh Off the Boat’ is freakin’ hilarious
    Tonight’s episode of “Fresh Off the Boat” (7 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4) is laugh-out-loud funny. The parents learn they have to volunteer at the school — Louis ...
    Updated Apr 14 2015 02:48 pm   |     |   Share
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    Utah Jazz guard Alec Burks (10) defends against Dallas Mavericks guard Monta Ellis (11) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, in Dallas. (AP Photo/LM Otero) Monday on TV: Jazz play their final home game. Can they finally beat the Mavs?
    The Utah Jazz play their second-to-last game — and final home game — of the 2014-15 season tonight when they host (7 p.m., ROOT). The Jazz are 0-3 aga...
    Updated Apr 13 2015 04:33 pm   |     |   Share
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    This weekend on TV: Super-cool ‘Daredevil’ starts streaming on Netflix
    The geeks and the nerds have something to binge watch this weekend. Marvel’s 13-episode series “Daredevil” stars streaming on Netflix on Friday. And, ...
    Updated Apr 10 2015 02:52 pm   |     |   Share
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    Thursday on TV: Will Sheldon and Amy get romantic on ‘The Big Bang Theory’?
    There are big happenings tonight on “The Big Bang Theory” (7 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2). When Sheldon and Amy build a blanket fort, they come to major crossroad...
    Updated Apr 09 2015 05:15 pm   |     |   Share
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    Wednesday on TV: Utahn is still hanging in there on ‘Survivor’
    Another week, and Utahn Sierra Dawn Thomas is still alive on “Survivor” (7 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2). It’s an individual game now, and the going is getting tou...
    Updated Apr 08 2015 04:56 pm   |     |   Share
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Chloe Bennett as Skye and Luke Mitchell as Lincoln in Tuesday on TV: The future of ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D’ is in doubt — again
    Once again, the future of “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” (8 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4) and the world hangs in the balance. As Robert Gonzalez (Edward James Olmos) mak...
    Updated Apr 07 2015 02:01 pm   |     |   Share
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    Duke's Jahlil Okafor (15) and Michigan State's Gavin Schilling (34) battle for a ball at the tip off during the first half of the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball semifinal game Saturday, April 4, 2015, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip) Monday on TV: It’s the Blue Devils vs. the Badgers for the NCAA championship
    It’s not exactly the matchup everyone was expecting, but two No. 1 seeds will play for the NCAA men’s basketball championship tonight — Duke vs. Wisco...
    Updated Apr 06 2015 03:24 pm   |     |   Share
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    In this image released by AMC, Don Draper portrays Jon Hamm in a scene from season five of This weekend on TV: Spend Easter with Moses, Jesus, Lizzie Borden, Henry VIII, Don Draper and more
    Easter Sunday is sort of a weird mix on TV. You can watch Moses, Jesus, Lizzie Borden, Henry VIII, Don Draper, three Utah Count Men and more. Friday...
    Updated Apr 03 2015 02:59 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