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    This weekend on TV: Social media stars on ‘The Amazing Race’? Ugh.
    A new season of “The Amazing Race” begins Friday (7 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2), and I wonder if the Powers That Be at CBS may have miscalculated. The 11 teams a...
    Updated Feb 12 2016 02:45 pm   |     |   Share
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    Thursday on TV: ‘Grey’s Anatomy,’ ‘Scandal’ and ‘How to Get Away with Murder’ are finally back
    After taking a nearly three-month break, ABC’s Thursday dramas return with new episodes tonight. • On “Grey’s Anatomy” (7 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4), a patient ...
    Updated Feb 11 2016 03:09 pm   |     |   Share
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      Marcia Gay Harden (center) and Luis Guzman (right), star in “Code Black.” Neil Jacobs  |  CBS Wednesday on TV: Another gimmick doesn’t make ‘Code Black’ any more watchable
    In this week’s episode of the medical drama “Code Black” (9 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2), New York Giants Pro Bowl wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. comes to the ER...
    Updated Feb 10 2016 04:37 pm   |     |   Share
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    John Travolta as Robert Shapiro, David Schwimmer as Robert Kardashian, and Cuba Gooding, Jr. as O.J. Simpson in ìThe People V. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story.î Ray Mickshaw  |  FX Tuesday on TV: Simpson is in that white Bronco in Episode 2 of ‘The People V. O.J.’
    The second episode of “The People V. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” (11 p.m., FX) recounts one of the weirdest television events in history — whe...
    Updated Feb 09 2016 03:46 pm   |     |   Share
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    Monday on TV: Superman visits ‘Supergirl’; ‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’ gets crazier; Agent Scully is sad
    Superman finally makes an appearance in this week’s episode of “Supergirl” (7 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2). Sort of. Well, it’s Kal El when he was a kid. And it’s...
    Updated Feb 08 2016 12:51 pm   |     |   Share
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    The entrance to Levi’s Stadium is decorated with images of Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, left, and Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton Tuesday, Feb 2, 2016 in Santa Clara, Calif. The Denver Broncos will play the Carolina Panthers in the NFL Super Bowl 50 football game Sunday, Feb. 7, 2015, at Levi’s Stadium. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez) This weekend on TV: Super Bowl, Colbert and a stunning documentary
    There’s a little football game on Sunday. Something called the “Super Bowl.” It’s the Carolina Panthers vs. the Denver Broncos, and kickoff is schedul...
    Updated Feb 05 2016 02:39 pm   |     |   Share
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    Judges Keith Urban, Jennifer Lopez, Harry Connick Jr. and Host Ryan Seacrest answer questions from the oress on the set of AMERICAN IDOL XIII Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013 in Salt Lake City. CR: Michael Becker / FOX. Thursday on TV: If the SPOILERS are right, a Utahn makes the top 24 on ‘American Idol’
    The final season of “American Idol” (7 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13) continues, and the top 24 singers will be named tonight. If the spoilers are to be believed, ...
    Updated Feb 04 2016 03:55 pm   |     |   Share
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      Richard Dreyfuss stars as Bernard Madoff in ’Madoff.’ Giovanni Rufino  |  ABC Wednesday on TV: ‘Madoff’ is an OK TV movie about a really bad man
    In the first half of a two-part, four-hour TV movie, counts how Bernie “Madoff” (7 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4) cheats, steals and ruins lives. Richard Dreyfuss i...
    Updated Feb 03 2016 01:55 pm   |     |   Share
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    John Travolta as Robert Shapiro, David Schwimmer as Robert Kardashian, and Cuba Gooding, Jr. as O.J. Simpson in ìThe People V. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story.î Ray Mickshaw  |  FX Tuesday on TV: ‘People v. O.J.’ is great ... except for the really bad parts
    In the series premiere of “The People V. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” (11 p.m., FX), Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman are murdered and O...
    Updated Feb 02 2016 04:35 pm   |     |   Share
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    Monday on TV: Syfy’s ‘The Magicians’ is, well, weirdly magical
    If you missed the first couple of episodes of “The Magicians” (10 p.m., Syfy), you might want to go back and check them out. The first episode takes a...
    Updated Feb 01 2016 04:25 pm   |     |   Share
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    TV review: Utah plays a part in surprisingly good ‘Grease Live!’
    In its first attempt, Fox got the live musical format right. The network’s presentation “Grease Live!” on Sunday captured the energy of a live stage s...
    Updated Feb 01 2016 11:35 am   |     |   Share
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    This weekend on TV: Utahn stars in Fox’s ‘Grease Live!’
    Do you know these lyrics? “We go together, like rama lamma lamma ka dinga da dinga dong, “Remembered forever as shoobop sha wadda wadda yippity boom d...
    Updated Jan 29 2016 11:54 am   |     |   Share
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    “You, Me and the Apocalypse” stars Paterson Joseph as General Arnold Gaines, Kyle Soller as Scotty, Jenna Fischer as Rhonda McNeil, Megan Mullally as Leanne, Pauline Quirke as Paula Winton, Matthew Baynton as Jamie Winton, Rob Lowe as Father Jude Sutton, Gaia Scodellaro as Sister Celine Leonti, Matthew Baynton as Ariel Conroy and Joel Fry as Dave Bosley.  Photo by: Guy Levy/WTTV Productions Limited Thursday on TV: Weirdly enough, ‘You, Me and the Apocalypse’ is great!
    True story — I did not want to watch the new NBC show “You, Me and the Apocalypse” (7 p.m., Ch. 5). It’s an hourlong comedy about the end of the world...
    Updated Jan 28 2016 11:47 am   |     |   Share
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    Wednesday on TV: ‘Hell’s Kitchen’ moves to midweek in place of exiled ‘Second Chance’
    After airing a couple of low-rated episodes on Wednesdays, Fox has exiled “Second Chance” to Fridays … where it will die. Soon. In its place, the old,...
    Updated Jan 27 2016 04:33 pm   |     |   Share
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    Steven Strait as Earther James Holden in “The Expanse.” Rafy  |  Syfy Tuesday on TV: Book of Mormon, angel Moroni show up in ‘The Expanse’
    The Mormon subplot is back and there’s an appearance by the angel Moroni in this week’s episode of “The Expanse” (11 p.m., Syfy). Members of The Churc...
    Updated Jan 27 2016 10:18 am   |     |   Share
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      Rebecca (Rachel Bloom) is obsessed with Josh (Vincent Rodriguez III) in ’Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’ — which is struggling in the ratings. Lisa Rose  |  The CW Monday on TV: ‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’ is back! (Yay!) PBS has Utah teen gridders! ‘Lucifer,’ ‘Magicians,’ ‘Recovery Road’ premiere
    Yes, I’m more than a little obsessed with “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” (7 p.m., CW/Ch. 30), the off-kilter musical comedy. We finally get a new episode tonig...
    Updated Jan 25 2016 11:40 am   |     |   Share
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    Mitch Pileggi, David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson and William B. Davis return in “The X-Files.”  Cr: Frank Ockenfels/FOX This weekend on TV: The truth is — ‘X-Files’ returns, and Super Bowl matchup will be decided
    “The X-Files” (Sunday, 8 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13) returns with six new episodes. (And that time is approximate — it will air after the NFL playoff game.) The...
    Updated Jan 22 2016 02:42 pm   |     |   Share
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    TV review: Zach Galifianakis’ ‘Baskets’ is really weird, but not funny
    “Baskets” (Thursday, 11 and 11:35 p.m., FX) is supposed to be funny. Mostly, it’s just plain weird. I guess that’s pretty much what you have to expect...
    Updated Jan 21 2016 02:33 pm   |     |   Share
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    Tonight on TV: Adele takes a ride with James Corden on ‘The Late Late Show’
    Probably the best thing on “The Late Late Show with James Corden” (11:35 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2) is his carpool karaoke segments. And the segment with Adele,...
    Updated Jan 13 2016 11:49 am   |     |   Share
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    Tuesday on TV: President Obama and ‘Shadowhunters’ (but not in the same show)
    President Barack Obama delivers his final State of the Union Address at 7 p.m. — and you’ve got plenty of choices of channels on which to watch it. It...
    Updated Jan 12 2016 10:51 am   |     |   Share
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    Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney and Alabama head coach Nick Saban arrive for a new conference for the NCAA college football playoff championship game Sunday, Jan. 10, 2016, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Morry Gash) Monday on TV: It’s Clemson vs. ‘Bama for the national championship
    It’s Tigers vs. Crimson Tide tonight as the college football national championship is decided. No. 1 Clemson takes on No. 2 Alabama in the title game ...
    Updated Jan 11 2016 10:54 am   |     |   Share
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    This weekend on TV: Golden Globes are fluff; NFL playoffs are tough
    “The Golden Globes” (6 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5) are not particularly legitimate. There are always questions about the voting and bigger questions about the me...
    Updated Jan 08 2016 10:50 am   |     |   Share
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    Thursday on TV: ‘Angel from Hell’ is painfully unfunny
    “Angel from Hell” (8:30 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2) is supposed to be a comedy about a strange woman (Jane Lynch, “Glee”) who may or may not be a guardian angel ...
    Updated Jan 07 2016 10:18 am   |     |   Share
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    Judges Keith Urban, Jennifer Lopez, Harry Connick Jr. and Host Ryan Seacrest answer questions from the oress on the set of AMERICAN IDOL XIII Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013 in Salt Lake City. CR: Michael Becker / FOX. Wednesday on TV: ‘American Idol’ returns for its 15th and final season
    After years of plummeting ratings, Fox announced last May that this season of “American Idol” (7 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13) would be the last. Why the network ...
    Updated Jan 06 2016 11:30 am   |     |   Share
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    Tuesday on TV: CBS has an ‘NCIS’ crossover; NBC has a ‘Chicago’ crossover
    “NCIS” (7 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2) and “NCIS: New Orleans” (8 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2) team up for a two-hour story. In the first hour, the passengers and crew of a p...
    Updated Jan 05 2016 10:33 am   |     |   Share
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    Monday on TV: Utah’s ‘Diesel Brothers’ debut on Discovery
    The Discovery Channel’s latest series features Utahns tricking out trucks. Really. “Diesel Brothers” features the team at Dieselsellerz.com — the worl...
    Updated Jan 04 2016 09:42 am   |     |   Share
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    A volunteer removes wraps from the City of Torrance float, ’A Purr-fectly Paw-ful Adventure’ at the Fiesta Parade Floats facility in Irwindale, Calif., Monday, Dec. 28, 2015. The float will be part of the 127th Rose Parade on New Year’s Day, Jan. 1, 2016. (AP Photo/Nick Ut) This weekend on TV: Rose Parade and ‘Downton Abbey’ are both back
    The Tournament of Roses parade returns Friday for the 127th time. And we know it will be back next year, too. “Downton Abbey” returns Sunday for its s...
    Updated Jan 01 2016 09:06 am   |     |   Share
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    FILE - This Jan. 1, 2014, file photo shows revelers cheering under falling confetti at the stroke of midnight during the New Year’s Eve celebrations in Times Square, in New York. Americans are closing out 2014 on an optimistic note, according to a new Associated Press-Times Square Alliance poll. Nearly half predict that 2015 will be a better year for them than 2014 was, while only 1 in 10 think it will be worse. There’s room for improvement: Americans give the year gone by a resounding ‘meh.’ (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File) Thursday on TV: New Year’s Eve means football, specials ... and basketball
    It’s New Year’s Eve! So that means college bowl games — including the two national championship semifinals — and the annual specials. Oh, and a couple...
    Updated Dec 31 2015 02:06 pm   |     |   Share
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    Wednesday on TV: More football, basketball and a show about food
    It’s the week between Christmas and New Year’s … so there’s not a whole lot of new programming on today. • College football: Birmingham Bowl — Auburn ...
    Updated Dec 30 2015 02:02 pm   |     |   Share
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    The 2015 Kennedy Center Honors Honorees, from left, actress Cicely Tyson, conductor Seiji Ozawa, actress and singer Rita Moreno, filmmaker George Lucas, and singer-songwriter Carole King stand on stage during a reception for them in the East Room of the White House, Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) Tuesday on TV: ‘Kennedy Center Honors’ are lots of fun
    The “Kennedy Center Honors” (8 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2) is television’s classiest awards show, and one of the most entertaining. Stephen Colbert returns as th...
    Updated Dec 29 2015 08:10 am   |     |   Share