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    Gerald McRaney, left, plays the father of Jimmy Smits’ character on ’24: Legacy.’  Photo’ Guy D’Alema/Fox Monday on TV: Is McRaney old enough to be Smits’ father on ‘24’? Nope.
    Hollywood has a long history of casting that ignores the calendar, and there’s a particularly prominent example of that in “24: Legacy” (7 p.m., Fox/C...
    Updated Feb 20 2017 02:45 pm   |     |   Share
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    Thursday on TV: Alice Cooper is out to destroy Archie Andrews on ‘Riverdale’
    Archie Andrews is in trouble in this week’s episode of “Riverdale” (8 p.m., CW/Ch. 30). Betty finds out about his illicit relationship with Miss Grund...
    Updated Feb 16 2017 01:53 pm   |     |   Share
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      Steven Pasquale as Billy Brennan and Katherine Heigl as Sadie Ellis in “Doubt.” JoJo Whilden  |  CBS Tonight on TV: It’s not great legal drama, but ‘Doubt’ is decent soap opera
    Katherine Heigl stars as an attorney who falls for her client — a pediatric surgeon accused of murdering his girlfriend when they were both teenagers ...
    Updated Feb 15 2017 03:58 pm   |     |   Share
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    Tuesday on TV: ‘NCIS’ and ‘NCIS: New Orleans” cross over; PBS delves into 2 very different, very deadly incidents
    Tuesday’s two “NCIS” series tell one story tonight in a crossover event. It gets started on “NCIS” (7 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2), when Abby’s homeland security ...
    Updated Feb 14 2017 01:55 pm   |     |   Share
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    Courtesy  |  Nino Muñoz, The CW  Yael Grobglas as Petra, Andrea Navedo as Xo, Justin Baldoni as Rafael, Gina Rodriguez as Jane, Ivonne Coll as Alba, Jaime Camil as Rogelio and Brett Dier as Michael in ’Jane the Virgin.’ Monday on TV: Yes, SPOILER ALERT is really dead on ‘Jane the Virgin’
    After spending two seasons building up a love triangle on “Jane the Virgin” (8 p.m., CW/Ch. 30) — and a major rivalry between Rafael (Justin Baldoni) ...
    Updated Feb 13 2017 01:18 pm   |     |   Share
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    Host James Corden answers questions from the media after rolling out the red carpet for the 59th Annual Grammy Awards on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017 in Los Angeles. The Grammy Awards will take place on Sunday, Feb. 12. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP) This weekend on TV: Corden hosts the Grammys, and there are a couple of shows Trump won’t like
    The winners of the 59th Annual Grammy Awards (6 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2) matter to the nominees, but not so much to the viewers. This is always a good show be...
    Updated Feb 10 2017 11:16 am   |     |   Share
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    Corey Hawkins stars in “24: Legacy.”  Credit: Ray Mickshaw/Fox This weekend on TV: It’s the 51st Super Bowl and the 10th season of ‘24’
    Television biggest event airs this Sunday — live from Houston, it’s the Atlanta Falcons vs. the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LI (4:30 p.m., Fox/...
    Updated Jan 31 2017 12:27 pm   |     |   Share
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    Justin Kirk and Caitlin Stacey star in ’APB.’  Cr: Chuck Hodes/Fox Monday on TV: Fox’s ‘APB’ is really dumb
    In the rather astonishingly stupid new series “APB” (8 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13), a tech billionaire — reacting to the murder of his friend — essentially buys...
    Updated Jan 31 2017 12:27 pm   |     |   Share
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    The north side of the Alfred Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City is missing after what federal authorities believe to be a car bomb exploded Wednesday, April 19, 1995. (AP Photo) Tuesday on TV: PBS relives horrific ‘American Experiemce’ of Oklahoma City bombing
    The always impressive “American Experience” (7 p.m., PBS/Ch. 7) looks back at the worst case of domestic terrorism in our nation’s history — the 1995 ...
    Updated Jan 31 2017 12:27 pm   |     |   Share
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    Ben Watts  |  E! Entertainment  James Worthington DeMolet, Steven Brown, Leah Wyar Romito, Joanna Coles, Tiffany Reid, Evan Betts, Diandra Barnwell, Adam Mansuroglu appear in “So Cosmo.” Wednesday on TV: ‘So Cosmo’ is so incredibly annoying
    If you’re not already incredibly sick of fake “reality” shows, “So Cosmo” (9 p.m., E!) ought to cure you of watching this kind of junk. This alleged w...
    Updated Jan 31 2017 12:27 pm   |     |   Share
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    Sean Hayes appears in ’The History of Comedy’ by Sean Hayes, Todd Milliner, Mark Herzog, Christopher G. Cowen, an official selection of the Special Events program at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. Courtesy of Sundance Institute Thursday on TV: CNN takes a serious look at the ‘History of Comedy’
    “The History of Comedy” is not just one laugh after another. Oh, there are certainly a lot of laughs in CNN’s eight-part documentary series, which deb...
    Updated Jan 31 2017 12:27 pm   |     |   Share
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    Rafy  |  Syfy  In the Season 2 premiere of ’The Expanse,’ Frankie Adams joins the cast of as Martian marine Bobbie Draper. Tuesday on TV: Are you a sci-fi fan? You should be watching ‘The Expanse’
    “The Expanse” (11 p.m., Syfy) is the best outer-space, science fiction show on television in many years. Set 200 years in the future, much of the sola...
    Updated Jan 31 2017 12:24 pm   |     |   Share
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      Judd Hirsch as Arthur and Jermaine Fowler as Franco in “Superior Donuts.” Monty Brinton  |  CBS Thursday on TV: ‘Superior Donuts’ is good; ‘Powerless’ is bad; ‘Training Day’ is OK
    Three series premiere tonight — a good comedy, a bad comedy, and an OK action/drama: • “Superior Donuts” (7:30 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2), based on the play by ...
    Updated Jan 31 2017 12:26 pm   |     |   Share
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    |  CBS  Boomer Esiason and Daniela Ruah host “Super Bowl Greatest Commercials 2017.” Tuesday on TV: It’s a battle among Super Bowl commercials
    This year’s edition of “Super Bowl Greatest Commercials 2017” (7 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): is the People’s Choice Awards of commercials — viewers have voted o...
    Updated Jan 31 2017 10:36 am   |     |   Share
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    Courtesy  |  Sundance Institute  A film still from ’Summer Camp Island’ by Julia Pott, an official selection of the Shorts Programs at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. Sundance animated short will become a series on the Cartoon Network
    We’ve grown accustomed to projects from the Sundance Film Festival showing up on HBO, PBS and Netflix, but one of this year’s short films will be tran...
    Updated Feb 02 2017 04:51 pm   |     |   Share
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    Tanisha Belnap (R) and Nick Lazzarini perform a contemporary routine to ’Sheís Out Of My Life’ choreographed by Stacey Tookey on ’So You Think You Can Dance.’ Adam Rose | Fox Fox renews ‘So You Think You Can Dance’; auditions are in NYC and L.A.
    Fox has, somewhat belatedly, renewed “So You Think You Can Dance” for a 14th season — and it won’t be another “Next Generation” iteration with contest...
    Updated Feb 02 2017 04:49 pm   |     |   Share
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      Matthew Perry and Thomas Lennon in “The Odd Couple.” Cliff Lipson | Courtesy CBS Monday on TV: It’s (probably) the end for ‘The Odd Couple’
    There are back-to-back episodes of “The Odd Couple” tonight (8 and 8:30 p.m.). In the first Felix tries to get Oscar to go to church to support Dani, ...
    Updated Jan 30 2017 12:33 pm   |     |   Share
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    Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman (25) of Team Irvin normally a defensive player runs with the football on offense as Los Angeles Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald (99) and Oakland Raiders defensive end Khalil Mack (52) of Team Rice close in on him in the third quarter of the NFL Pro Bowl football game, Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016, in Honolulu. Sherman lost 22 yards on the play. (AP Photo/Eugene Tanner) This weekend on TV: It’s Irrelevant Sunday — Pro Bowl, NHL All-Stars and Miss Universe
    Coincidentally, three absolutely meaningless and irrelevant events air opposite one another on Sunday: • The NHL All-Star Game (5:30 p.m., NBCSN): Liv...
    Updated Jan 27 2017 11:09 am   |     |   Share
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    Adam Olszewski  |  Syfy  Utahn Logan Long returns to compete in Season 11 of ’Face Off.’ Tuesday on TV: 2 Utahns ‘Face Off’ once again on Syfy competition
    The new edition of “Face Off” (10 p.m., Syfy) is an all-star competition — and two of those all-stars are Utahns. Gage Hubbard, who was a runner-up in...
    Updated Jan 24 2017 10:15 am   |     |   Share
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    (Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Utah Jazz guard Rodney Hood (5) pressures Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant (35). Oklahoma City Thunder lead 52-44 over the Utah Jazz at the half at Vivint Smart Home Arena, Friday, December 11, 2015. Monday on TV: Utah Jazz go for 7th win in a row
    The Utah Jazz can run their win streak to seven tonight with a win over the Oklahoma City Thunder (7 p.m., ROOT). The Jazz, who host the Thunder tonig...
    Updated Jan 23 2017 11:17 am   |     |   Share
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    Idina Menzel, left, and Nia Long pose for a portrait to promote their film ’Beaches’ at the Winter Television Critics Association press tour on Friday, Jan. 13, 2017, in Pasadena, Calif. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP) TV review: Forget Lifetime’s ‘Beaches’ remake and just watch the 1988 original
    If you’ve never seen the 1988 movie “Beaches,” you just might like the TV-movie remake (Saturday, 6, 9 and 11 p.m., Lifetime). If you have seen the or...
    Updated Jan 20 2017 04:12 pm   |     |   Share
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    Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell (26) is tackled by New England Patriots during the first half of an NFL football game in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016. (AP Photo/Jared Wickerham) This weekend on TV: Who will make it to the Super Bowl? Falcons or Packers? Steelers or Patriots?
    The matchup for Super Bowl LI will be set on Sunday. First up is the NFC Championship (1 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13), with the Atlanta Falcons hosting the Green...
    Updated Jan 20 2017 11:18 am   |     |   Share
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    Thursday on TV: Chris Pratt joins his wife on ‘Mom’
    “Mom” (8 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2) series star Anna Faris is joined by her real-life husband, Chris Pratt (“Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Parks and Recreation”) i...
    Updated Jan 18 2017 07:53 pm   |     |   Share
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    Wednesday on TV: It’s the People’s Choice Awards — which mean absolutely nothing
    In the grand scheme of things, awards shows don’t mean much. Just famous people patting each other on the back. “The People’s Choice Awards” (8 p.m., ...
    Updated Jan 18 2017 11:23 am   |     |   Share
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    NBC confirms that ‘Will & Grace’ is coming back for 10 episodes next season
    NBC has confirmed the long-rumored return of “Will & Grace,” which signed off — supposedly for good — in 2006 after eight seasons and 194 episodes. Te...
    Updated Jan 18 2017 11:20 am   |     |   Share
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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 02:48 pm   |     |   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