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    (Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune)    Utah State Aggies quarterback Chuckie Keeton (16) runs down some yardage before running out of bounds.  Brigham Young University Cougars lead 10-7 after the first quarter during their matchup against  Utah State University Aggies  Friday, October 4, 2013 in Logan. This weekend on TV: Rivalry week? Well, we’ve got CU-Utah and BYU-USU
    It’s the last weekend of the college football regular season (at least here in Utah) and all three of our FBS teams are in action. In the non-rivalry ...
    Updated Nov 27 2015 02:33 pm   |     |   Share
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    Thanksgiving on TV: Parade, football, dogs and a Mormon documentary about a Catholic saint
    It’s Thanksgiving Day, and the TV schedule is highlighted by a parade, football and dogs. Oh, and a Mormon-made documentary about a Catholic saint. Re...
    Updated Nov 25 2015 02:12 pm   |     |   Share
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    Wednesday on TV: PBS has Einstein and Fox has ‘Empire’
    One of the great things about TV is the variety it affords viewers. As clearly demonstrated tonight. On KUED, we’ve got “Nova” (8 p.m., PBS/Ch. 7) and...
    Updated Nov 25 2015 01:49 pm   |     |   Share
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    Tuesday on TV: Did early American settlers survive by cannibalism?
    Well, here’s something they didn’t teach us in school about early America settlers. They might have eaten each other. This week’s episode of “Secrets ...
    Updated Nov 24 2015 04:03 pm   |     |   Share
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    Monday on TV: CBS will air the delayed episodes of ‘Supergirl’ and ‘NCIS: Los Angeles’
    CBS is airing the episodes of “Supergirl” and “CSI: Los Angeles” that were originally scheduled to air last week — but were delayed in the wake of the...
    Updated Nov 23 2015 11:27 am   |     |   Share
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    This weekend on TV: Lots of local football, and Marvel’s ‘Jessica Jones’ starts streaming
    There’s a lot of local football on TV this weekend, both high school and college. On Friday, KJZZ-Ch. 14 will telecast the 3AA title game (Dixie vs. L...
    Updated Nov 20 2015 11:59 am   |     |   Share
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    Craig Sjodin  |  ABC  ’The Middle’ stars Patricia Heaton as Frankie, Charlie McDermott as Axl, Atticus Shaffer as Brick, Eden Sher as Sue, and Neil Lynn as Mike. Wednesday on TV: ABC sitcoms get to Turkey Day a week early
    There’s a whole lot of Thanksgiving going on at ABC — in the network’s four Wednesday-night sitcoms that is. • On “The Middle” (7 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4), th...
    Updated Nov 18 2015 11:37 am   |     |   Share
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    TV review: ‘Chicago Med’ isn’t awful — it’s just another medical drama
    “Chicago Fire” is a decent, if underwhelming and unoriginal, TV show about firefighters. “Chicago P.D.” is a decent, if underwhelming and unoriginal, ...
    Updated Nov 17 2015 02:27 pm   |     |   Share
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    Mukesh Singh is one of the men convicted of the gang-rape and murder of Jyoti Singh. He’s been sentenced to death.  Courtesy PBS Tuesday on TV: ‘India’s Daughter’ is gripping; ‘Chicago Med’ is not
    “Independent Lens” (11 p.m., PBS/Ch. 7) is an hourlong film that’s hard to watch, but you’ll find it difficult to look away. “India’s Daughter” is the...
    Updated Nov 17 2015 02:37 pm   |     |   Share
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    Melissa Benoist stars as Kara Zor-El, Superman’s cousin, in ’Supergirl.’  Photo: Darren Michaels/CBS Monday on TV: CBS switches ‘Supergirl,’ ‘NCIS: L.A.’ episodes after Paris terrorist attacks
    In the wake of the terrorist attacks in Paris on Friday, CBS has switched out the episodes of “Supergirl” (7 p.m., Ch. 2) and “NCIS: Los Angeles” (9 p...
    Updated Nov 16 2015 12:47 pm   |     |   Share
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    Aramis Knight as M.K in ìInto the Badlands.î  Photo Credit: James Minchin III/AMC This weekend on TV: Go ‘Into the Badlands’ on AMC
    There’s a bit of a local tie to the new AMC series “Into the Badlands” (Sunday, 11 p.m.) — 17-year-old local Ally Ioannides is in the cast. But what r...
    Updated Nov 13 2015 02:17 pm   |     |   Share
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    Jim Parsons and Mayim Bialik star in ’The Big Bang Theory’ Photo: CBS Thursday on TV: There’s online dating and spying on ‘The Big Bang Theory’
    Sheldon and Amy’s break-up has provided plenty of comedic fodder this season on “The Big Bang Theory” (7 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2), and that continues this wee...
    Updated Nov 12 2015 11:57 am   |     |   Share
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    Wednesday on TV: In Season 31, ‘Survivor’ is still fun
    Season 31 of “Survivor” (7 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2) has been a pretty good one so far. Subtitled “Second Chance,” the twist this season is that the contestant...
    Updated Nov 11 2015 12:04 pm   |     |   Share
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    Republican presidential candidates, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, right, and Donald Trump both speak during the CNN Republican presidential debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015, in Simi Valley, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) Tuesday on TV: Pity the poor GOP candidates — they’ll have to answer questions!
    Oh, no! Those poor Republican presidential candidates have to debate again, and the moderators might be mean to them! They might be asked — gasp! — qu...
    Updated Nov 10 2015 02:15 pm   |     |   Share
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    Monday on TV: It’s Britney Spears vs. ‘Jane the Virgin’s’ father
    Britney Spears returns to “Jane the Virgin” (8 p.m., CW/Ch. 30), and this is good news. Generally, it’s hard to hype anything that features Spears. Bu...
    Updated Nov 09 2015 02:27 pm   |     |   Share
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    This weekend on TV: ‘Dateline’ follows ‘48 Hours’ with report on ex-Utahn’s murder
    Just three weeks ago, CBS’ “48 Hours” did a report on the murder of former Utahn Shauna Tiaffay. Tonight, it’s “Dateline NBC’s” turn (9 p.m., NBC/Ch. ...
    Updated Nov 06 2015 12:55 pm   |     |   Share
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    Thursday on TV: CBS’ schedule returns to non-NFL form
    Beginning tonight, the Thursday-night NFL game will air only on the NFL Network, and CBS’ schedule returns to non-football form. That means “The Big B...
    Updated Nov 05 2015 01:32 pm   |     |   Share
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    In this image released by Netflix, from left, Aziz Ansari, Noel Wells, Lena Waithe and Eric Wareheim appear in a scene from the Netflix original series “Master of None.” The comedy series premieres on Friday. (K.C. Bailey/Netflix via AP) TV review: Aziz Ansari’s ‘Master of None’ is hilarious
    The best new TV comedy this fall isn’t actually on TV. Well, not exactly … unless you stream Netflix onto your television. Aziz Ansari is back in “Mas...
    Updated Nov 05 2015 12:21 pm   |     |   Share
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    Tom Mison and Emily Deschanel star in the “Bones”/“Sleepy Hollow” crossover. Patrick McElhenney  |  FOX Thursday on TV: Well, this is weird — ‘Bones’ and ‘Sleepy Hollow’ team up
    In one of the weirdest crossovers I can ever remember, “Bones” (7 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13) and “Sleepy Hollow” (8 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13) team up tonight. A case ...
    Updated Oct 29 2015 02:49 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Scott Sommerdorf  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)                Jazz forward Gordon Hayward made this spectacular driving dunk past the Warrior’s Richard jefferson during fourth quarter play to energize the team. The Utah Jazz defeated the Golden State Warriors 99-92 in OT at Energy Solutions Arena, Saturday, March 17, 2012. Wednesday on TV: Should fans dare to hope as Jazz tip off new season?
    Is there reason for optimism for Utah Jazz fans this season? Can the local NBA team fight its way into the playoffs after missing the postseason for t...
    Updated Oct 28 2015 04:31 pm   |     |   Share
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    New York Mets’ Daniel Murphy is congratulated after hitting a home run during the first inning of Game 1 of the National League baseball championship series against the Chicago Cubs Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip) Tuesday on TV: World Series begins, so let’s go Mets!
    I have to admit that, most years, I don’t really get too interested in who wins the World Series. But this is not most years. For the first time in si...
    Updated Oct 27 2015 02:43 pm   |     |   Share
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    Melissa Benoist stars in ’Supergirl.’ Darren Michaels  |  CBS Monday on TV: ‘Supergirl’ gets off to a flying start
    The premiere of “Supergirl” (7:30 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2) is must-see TV. It’s a great hour that introduces us to a series that shows great promise. Did I me...
    Updated Oct 26 2015 11:03 am   |     |   Share
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    (Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Brian Watkins, pictured alongside his brother was murdered in a NYC subway 15 years ago, a death that sparked a major crackdown on crime in the Big Apple. This weekend on TV: Utahn’s murder is the focus on ‘Dateline’
    The murder of a young Utahn 25 years ago in Manhattan is the focus of Friday’s edition of “Dateline” (8 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5). According to NBC, it’s a rep...
    Updated Oct 23 2015 05:48 pm   |     |   Share
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    In this image released by NBC, Jack Coleman appears in a scene from ’Heroes Reborn,’ premiering Thursday on NBC. (Christos Kalohoridis/NBC via AP) Thursday on TV: Hurrah! Hiro is back on ‘Heroes Reborn’
    The best character on the original “Heroes” series was Hiro Nakamura (Masi Oka), whose delight with his newfound powers lightened what would have been...
    Updated Oct 22 2015 03:46 pm   |     |   Share
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    FILE - In this Feb. 24, 2015 file photo, Simon Cowell poses for photographers at the Elle Style Awards in London. NBC announced Thursday, Oct. 22, that Cowell will appear on the next season of ’America’s Got Talent,’ replacing Howard Stern. The show has remained one of summertime’s most popular programs even as ratings for other reality shows have faded. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP, File) Simon Cowell moving to ‘America’s Got Talent’; auditions coming to Utah
    Today’s least surprising TV news is that Simon Cowell will be judging “America’s Got Talent” next season. Not only has this been rumored for months, b...
    Updated Oct 22 2015 02:42 pm   |     |   Share
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    New York Mets’ Yoenis Cespedes runs after hitting an RBI double during the first inning of Game 3 of the National League baseball championship series against the Chicago Cubs Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015, in Chicago. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip) Wednesday on TV: Blue Jays’ and Cubs’ seasons are hanging by a thread
    It’s possible that the matchup for this year’s World Series could be set this afternoon and evening. It’s Game 5 of the American League Championship s...
    Updated Oct 21 2015 01:06 pm   |     |   Share
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    Courtesy  |  United Feature Syndicate Inc.  The classic animated Halloween-themed PEANUTS special, ’It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown,’ created by late cartoonist Charles M. Schulz, airs WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 15, at 7:30 p.m. on ABC/Ch. 4.  (©1966 United Feature Syndicate Inc.)    Tuesday on TV: Boo who? ‘The Great Pumpkin’ is back!
    “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” (7 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4) is, arguably, the greatest Halloween special of all time. This 1966 animated special is lo...
    Updated Oct 20 2015 02:44 pm   |     |   Share
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      Rachel Bloom stars as Rebecca Bunch — singing and dancing her way through the West Covina mall —  in ’Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.’ Eddy Chen  |  The CW Monday on TV: ‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’ is fresh, funny and fabulous
    After seeing the pilot of “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” (7 p.m., CW/Ch. 30), I was was sort of worried. Not because there was anything wrong with that episode...
    Updated Oct 19 2015 01:00 pm   |     |   Share
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    This weekend on TV: ‘48 Hours’ investigates Utahn’s murder
    This week’s episode of CBS’ true-crime series “48 Hours” (9 p.m. Saturday, Ch. 2) is about a Las Vegas murder — with a Utah angle. The victim, Shauna ...
    Updated Oct 16 2015 02:28 pm   |     |   Share
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    New York Mets’ David Wright (5) greets Yoenis Cespedes (52) after Cespedes hit a two-run home run against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the fourth inning of baseball’s Game 3 of the National League Division Series, Monday, Oct. 12, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson) Thursday on TV: It’s New York vs. L.A. — Let’s go Mets!
    The baseball division series come to an end tonight — one way or another. The Mets travel to Los Angeles to take on the Dodgers (6 p.m., TBS), with th...
    Updated Oct 15 2015 12:51 pm   |     |   Share