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    Tuesday on TV: TV Land is going to start ‘Throwing Shade’
    Tonight, TV Land premieres its first late-night show — and your guess is almost as good as mine. I have seen a couple of sketches from “Throwing Shade...
    Updated Jan 17 2017 10:49 am   |     |   Share
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    Monday on TV: Utahn lucky ‘The Bachelor’ sent her home
    If you look around the internet, you will find stories about how Utahn Briana Guertler and seven other “unlucky ladies” were sent home by “Bachelor” N...
    Updated Jan 16 2017 10:42 am   |     |   Share
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    Jenna Coleman as Queen Victoria. Courtesy of ITV Plc/Masterpiece This weekend on TV: Young ‘Victoria,’ a ‘Young Pope’ and ‘Sneaky Pete’
    If you miss “Downton Abbey” — and who doesn’t? — give “Victoria on Masterpiece” (Sunday, 8 p.m., PBS/Ch. 7) a try. This engaging new series centers on...
    Updated Jan 13 2017 09:32 am   |     |   Share
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    Thursday on TV: One kitchen competition ends; another begins
    Tonight, it’s the season finale of “The Great American Baking Show” (7 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4). In the finale, the two remaining bakers face the three most d...
    Updated Jan 12 2017 11:07 am   |     |   Share
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    Wednesdy on TV: ‘Black-ish’ deals with disappointment over Trump election
    Network television has been skittish about dealing with the results of presidential election, but “Black-ish” (8:30 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4) is going to meet ...
    Updated Jan 11 2017 03:12 pm   |     |   Share
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    President Barack Obama speaks about the election, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) Tuesday on TV: President Obama speaks; TV schedule adjusts
    President Barack Obama delivers his farewell address from the Oval Office (7 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2, ABC/Ch. 4, NBC/Ch. 5, Fox/Ch. 13, CNN, C-SPAN, MSNBC). T...
    Updated Jan 10 2017 09:30 am   |     |   Share
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    KJZZ (along with KUTV) adds a 9 p.m. newscast
    Beginning tonight, 9 p.m. becomes more of a battle front in the local TV news wars. The competition increases with the debut of “2 News at 9” on KJZZ-...
    Updated Jan 11 2017 08:45 pm   |     |   Share
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    Alabama’s Derrick Henry runs for a touchdown during the first half of the NCAA college football playoff championship game Monday, Jan. 11, 2016, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson) Monday on TV: There are multiple ways to watch Alabama-Clemson title game
    Tonight marks the end of the college football season — it’s the national championship game, and it’s a rematch of last year’s title matchup — No. 1 Al...
    Updated Jan 09 2017 10:46 am   |     |   Share
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    Joely Richardson as Glinda/North, Vincent D’Onofrio as Wizard/Frank, Adria Arjona as Dorothy Gale and Oliver Jackson-Cohen as Lucas/Roan in ’Emerald City.’  Photo by: Michael Muller/NBC This weekend on TV: Oz is a dark and scary place in ‘Emerald City’
    After a long, long delay, NBC premieres “Emerald City” tonight (8 and 9 p.m., Ch. 5). In this re-imagined “Wizard of Oz,” Dorothy is an adult; Toto is...
    Updated Jan 06 2017 09:00 am   |     |   Share
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    Thursday on TV: ABC relives the case of the Mom and Dad-murdering Menendez brothers
    For those of you lucky enough to be too young to remember, Lyle and Erik Menendez made headlines when they shot their parents to death in their Beverl...
    Updated Jan 05 2017 08:36 am   |     |   Share
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    (Jerry Henkel   |   The Associated Press)   Kody Brown sits with his wives in July at one of their homes in Las Vegas. They are the polygamist family featured on TLC’s ’Sister Wives’ program.  Pictured are: top row, Janelle, left, and Christine; bottom row, Meri, left, Kody and Robyn. After daughter comes out, ‘Sister Wives’ parents have chance to prove their stance on gay marriage is different from Mormon church
    Even before “Sister Wives” premiered, the question of the polygamists’ views on homosexuality was raised. Well, it was sort of an uninformed question ...
    Updated Jan 05 2017 03:50 pm   |     |   Share
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    Heidi Gutman  |  ABC  “Match Game” host Alec Baldwin. Wednesday on TV: Yes, ‘Match Game’ is dumb. But it’s big, dumb fun!
    Nobody is going to get any smarter by watching ABC’s revival of “Match Game” (9 p.m., Ch. 4). It’s silly and slightly naughty and sort of ridiculous. ...
    Updated Jan 04 2017 09:30 am   |     |   Share
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    FILE - This undated file photo shows Adolf Hitler, right, and his mistress Eva Braun posing on the Terrace of the Berghof, in Berchtesgeden, Germany. American television viewers get their first chance to see and hear Hitler’s inner circle describe the dictator’s final hours in filmed interviews when “The Day Hitler Died” premieres on the Smithsonian Channel on Monday, Nov. 16, 2015, at 8 p.m. EDT/PDT. Hitler shot himself alongside Braun, the longtime mistress who took a poison capsule and died beside Hitler the day after they were married. (AP Photo, File) Tuesday on TV: AHC will scare us with ‘Hitler’s Zombie Army.’ Really.
    Glancing through tonight’s TV listings, this sort of jumped out at me — “Hitler’s Zombie Army” (8 p.m., American Heroes Channel) If nothing else, this...
    Updated Jan 03 2017 08:57 am   |     |   Share
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    The Dole Packaged Foods float, ’Rhythm Of Hawaii,’ winner of the Sweepstakes trophy, moves down Colorado Boulevard in the 126th Rose Parade in Pasadena, Calif., Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu) Monday on TV: It’s not New Year’s Day, but you can watch Rose Parade and bowls
    No, it’s not New Year’s Day. But because New Year’s Day was on a Sunday this year, traditonal New Year’s Day events like the parade and the college bo...
    Updated Jan 02 2017 06:18 am   |     |   Share
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    FILE- In this Sept. 10, 2011, file photo, Debbie Reynolds, left, and Carrie Fisher arrive at the Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards in Los Angeles. Reynolds, star of the 1952 classic ’Singin’ in the Rain’ died Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2016, according to her son Todd Fisher. She was 84. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File) This weekend on TV: HBO shows us Debbie Reynolds-Carrie Fisher documentary — and repeats the divine ‘Wishful Drinking’
    HBO has, quite appropriately, moved up the debut of its documentary “Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds” to Saturday at 7 p.m. ...
    Updated Dec 30 2016 12:42 pm   |     |   Share
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    TV review: ‘The Mick’ is outrageous, but it could be funnier
    The new Fox sitcom “The Mick” wants to be outrageously funny. It’s certainly outrageous. And it’s funny … sometimes. Mickey (Kaitlin Olson, “It’s Alwa...
    Updated Dec 30 2016 02:46 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    With his wife Patti by his side, coach LaVell Edwards waves to the crowd before leaving the BYU home field for the last time after beating New Mexico on November 18, 2000. Remembering LaVell Edwards ... for football, and for his kindness
    I had many chances to interview former BYU football coach LaVell Edwards back in the early- to mid-1980s, and he was always unfailingly kind and gener...
    Updated Dec 30 2016 11:26 am   |     |   Share
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    Thursday on TV: Utah Jazz can get win No. 20 by beating Philadelphia
    The 19-13 Utah Jazz have a chance to win their 20th game of the season tonight when they host the 7-23 Philadelphia 76ers (7 p.m. ROOT). If the Jazz ...
    Updated Dec 29 2016 11:08 am   |     |   Share
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    Alec Baldwin and Tony Bennett in ’Tony Bennett Celebrates 90: The Best is Yet to Come.’ Peter Kramer  |  NBC Tuesday on TV: Tony Bennett turns 90 in style
    In “Tony Bennett Celebrates 90: The Best Is Yet to Come” (8 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5), Bennett celebrates his birthday and performs. Guests include Andrea Boc...
    Updated Dec 20 2016 02:21 pm   |     |   Share
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    FILE - In this April 22, 2015 file photo, first lady Michelle Obama speaks in the East Room in Washington. Heading out on a weeklong European trip with stops in London and three Italian cities, Michelle Obama is following a path blazed by first ladies who served before her. She’s stepping up the pace of her international travel where she does not accompany President Barack Obama. The journey Mrs. Obama begins Monday will be her second overseas jaunt without Obama this year. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File) Monday on TV: Michelle Obama dishes with Oprah Winfrey
    Oprah Winfrey is back in prime-time tonight with a special for which the title explains itself — “First Lady Michelle Obama Says Farewell to the White...
    Updated Dec 19 2016 11:30 am   |     |   Share
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    Rufus Sewell stars as an American Nazi official  in ’The Man in The High Castle.’  Photo: Amazon This weekend on TV: Nazis still rule most of America in Season 2 of Amazon’s ‘Man In the High Castle’
    There’s a big release for Amazon subscribers on Friday — the 10-episode second season of “The Man In the High Castle” starts streaming. It’s set in an...
    Updated Dec 16 2016 01:14 pm   |     |   Share
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    Bernadette (Melissa Rauch) is concerned when Wolowitz (Simon Helberg freaks out over her pregnancy announcement. Photo: Sonja Flemming/CBS Thursday on TV: Baby is born on ‘Big Bang Theory’
    There’s a bigger-than-usual episode of “The Big Bang Theory” (7 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2), as Bernadette (Melissa Rauch) gives birth — adding a baby to the “Bi...
    Updated Dec 15 2016 11:14 am   |     |   Share
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    Courtesy  |  CBS  Contestants will try to outwit, outplay and outlast each other on the 33rd season of ’Survivor.’ Wednesday on TV: This season of ‘Survivor’ has been spectacular; new series ‘Star’ is just OK
    When CBS announced the premise of this fall’s edition of “Survivor” (7 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2) — Millennials vs. Gen X — I thought it sounded incredibly cont...
    Updated Dec 14 2016 11:06 am   |     |   Share
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    |  Courtesy of Ed Thompson  The Mormon Tabernacle Choir’s performs its annual Christmas concert. Tuesday on TV: Celebrate Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir
    It won’t air nationally on PBS until next week, but local viewers can see the anual “Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir” tonight at 7 p.m. on ...
    Updated Dec 13 2016 12:45 pm   |     |   Share
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    Monday on TV: ‘Great Christmas Light Fight’ is an ode to excess
    A number of years ago, we had neighbors who went a bit overboard at Christmastime. To be blunt, their house was a nightmarish mish-mash featuring an e...
    Updated Dec 12 2016 09:40 am   |     |   Share
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    Jerry Paris (left), Dick Van Dyke and Mary Tyler Moore in the 1963 episode of ’The Dick Van Dyke’ show titled ’That’s My Boy?’ Courtesy Calvada Productions This weekend on TV: 50 years later, ‘Dick Van Dyke Show’ is back on CBS
    CBS has colorized a couple of episodes of one of TV’s all-time great comedies and turned it into an hourlong special — “The Dick Van Dyke Show: Now In...
    Updated Dec 09 2016 11:25 am   |     |   Share
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    There’s yet another Utahn on ‘The Bachelor’
    ABC has announced the 30 women who will compete for the affections of “The Bachelor” in the upcoming season, and — as seems to be the case more often ...
    Updated Dec 08 2016 04:01 pm   |     |   Share
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    Garrett Clayton as Link Larkin, Maddie Baillio as Tracy Turnblad, Derek Hough as Corny Collins, Harvey Fierstein as Edna Turnblad, Ephraim Sykes as Seaweed J. Stubbs and Ariana Grande as Penny Pingleton in ìHairspray Live!î Trae Patton  |  NBC Wednesday on TV: You can’t stop the beat — it’s ‘Hairspray Live!’
    I can’t tell you if “Hairspray Live!” (7 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5) will be any good — obviously — but I have high hopes. It has a great cast backed by a talent...
    Updated Dec 07 2016 09:56 am   |     |   Share
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    Mandy Moore, Milo Ventimiglia, Chrissy Metz, Justin Hartley, Susan Kelichi Watson and Sterling K. Brown star in ’This Is Us.’ Courtesy  |  NBC Universal Tuesday on TV: It’s Christmas at the hospital on ‘This Is Us’
    It’s a bit early, but it’s Christmas tonight on “This Is Us” (8 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5). It’s Christmas Eve, actually, and Kate has an attack of appendicitis...
    Updated Dec 06 2016 01:02 pm   |     |   Share
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    Monday on TV: Get to know the people on HBO’s ‘The Trans List’
    If you’ve never met a transgender person — well, if you’re not aware that you’ve ever met a transgender person — I’d highly recommend “The Trans List”...
    Updated Dec 05 2016 03:48 pm   |     |   Share