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    Wednesday on TV: TLC brings reprehensible ‘Toddlers and Tiaras’ back
    I don’t set out to write mean things about TLC. But the cable channel has so much reprehensible programming, it’s tough not to notice. Including TLC’s...
    Updated Aug 24 2016 03:18 pm   |     |   Share
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    FILE - In this April 2, 2015 file photo, William Shatner arrives at the NBC Universal Summer Press Day at The Langham Huntington Hotel in Pasadena, Calif. Shatner first swaggered onto the bridge of the starship Enterprise in 1966. Celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, the original television series has spawned four spin-off series and 13 feature films, including this summer’s “Star Trek Beyond.”  (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP) Tuesday on TV: Shatner, Winkler, Bradshaw and Foreman are ‘Better Late Than Never’
    “Better Late than Never” (9 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5) is a weird sort of show that’s sort of heart-warming, sort of offensive, sort of interesting, sort of stu...
    Updated Aug 23 2016 11:38 am   |     |   Share
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    Monday on TV: Rah! Rah! Sis boom bah! ‘Cheer Squad’ tumbles onto TV
    “Cheer Squad” is everything you ever wanted to know about competitive cheerleading — and more. Much more. This 10-part reality show — which airs Monda...
    Updated Aug 22 2016 11:15 am   |     |   Share
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    Saturday’s Olympic TV highlights: USA women cagers go for gold — and it’s live on NBC!
    Team USA can win the gold medal in women’s basketball today, and you can watch it live at 12:30 p.m. on both NBC/Ch. 5 and the Basketball Speciality C...
    Updated Aug 19 2016 11:43 am   |     |   Share
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    Friday’s Olympic TV highlights: U.S. women go for water polo gold — but not soccer
    The Americans won’t be there (and Hope Solo is probably still whining about that), but the women’s gold-medal soccer match between Germany and Sweden ...
    Updated Aug 19 2016 11:27 am   |     |   Share
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    Jim (Jim Gaffigan) is on the run after finding the wrong kind of fame with his Bible in ìThe Jim Gaffigan Show.î Courtesy  |  TV Land This weekend on TV: Jim Gaffigan wraps up Season 2 of his sitcom — and he’s coming to Utah!
    The second season of “The Jim Gaffigan Show” wraps up with a pair of episodes (11 and 11:30 p.m., TV Land). In the first, Jim is left home alone for t...
    Updated Aug 19 2016 11:54 am   |     |   Share
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    (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Members of the football team practice at Skyridge High School Tuesday August 16, 2016. Thursday on TV: High school football returns to KJZZ — 2 new schools play first game
    Now that Sinclair has added Ch. 14 to its portfolio of Utah television stations — adding KJZZ to KUTV and KMYU — there will be some changes coming. Bu...
    Updated Aug 18 2016 02:03 pm   |     |   Share
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    Thursday’s Olympic TV highlights: Usain Bolt goes for gold again
    If there were an Olympic gold medal for biggest ego, Jamaica’s Usain Bolt would — at the very least — be a strong contender. If his posturing and posi...
    Updated Aug 18 2016 01:07 pm   |     |   Share
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    |  Courtesy Justin Baldwin  Justin Baldwin is the creator, producer and host of ’My Last Days.’ Wednesday on TV: The CW’s ‘My Last Days’ just might change your life
    There’s some incredibly inspirational programming on TV tonight — and it has nothing to do with athletic events in Brazil. “My Last Days” (8 p.m., CW/...
    Updated Aug 17 2016 12:35 pm   |     |   Share
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    Wednesday’s Olympic TV highlights: Bad boy of badminton takes the court
    If you’ve never watched much badminton on TV — and who among us has? — there’s the possibility of added entertainment value during today’s coverage of...
    Updated Aug 17 2016 01:37 pm   |     |   Share
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    Tuesday on TV: ‘Scream’! Another season of murder and mayhem comes to a (deadly) end
    Who would’ve thought that “Scream” would spawn four movies and two seasons of a TV series — a total of 22 episodes? That’s a lot of murders. “Scream: ...
    Updated Aug 16 2016 01:36 pm   |     |   Share
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    Tuesday’s Olympic TV highlights: More (taped) gymnastics finals on NBC
    There are individual event finals in tonight’s (taped) coverage on NBC, including the men’s parallel bars and high bar. And the final of the women’s ...
    Updated Aug 16 2016 01:36 pm   |     |   Share
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    Monday on TV: There’s more drama on ‘The Fosters’
    In this week’s episode of “The Fosters” (9 p.m., Freeform), Callie does volunteer work at Girls United, where one resident hides a dangerous secret. A...
    Updated Aug 15 2016 02:48 pm   |     |   Share
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    Monday’s Olympic TV highlights: Felix can become most-decorated American woman on the track
    NBC’s (taped) prime-time coverage will feature and an American athlete attempting to win her way into the record book. If Allyson Felix can medal in t...
    Updated Aug 15 2016 01:24 pm   |     |   Share
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    Sunday’s Olympic TV highlights — Americans play hoops, v-ball and water polo
    American teams wrap up preliminary-round play in a number of sports today. It’s USA vs. France in men’s basketball; USA vs. China in women’s basketbal...
    Updated Aug 12 2016 08:24 am   |     |   Share
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    Michael Mangum  |  Special to the Tribune  Real Salt Lake forward Juan Manuel Martinez (7) hits the ball with his shoulder in front of Chicago Fire midfielder Michael Stephens (26) during their MLS match at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah on Saturday, August 6th, 2016. This weekend on TV: RSL plays on Sunday — and on a national network!
    Real Salt Lake does two somewhat unusual things this weekend. The MLS team plays a sudden team, which it does infrequently. And it plays on a national...
    Updated Aug 12 2016 08:21 am   |     |   Share
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    Friday’s Olympic TV highlights: American shot-putter gets some help from her dad
    NBC’s (taped) prime-time coverage tonight includes the women’s shot put final. The United States isn’t a favorite, but Michelle Carter did win a bronz...
    Updated Aug 12 2016 08:21 am   |     |   Share
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    Saturday’s Olympic TV highlights: Phelps goes for gold one last time
    It’s the end of an era tonight. NBC has (taped) coverage of Michael Phelps final Olympic race (7-11 p.m., Ch. 5). Phelps is scheduled to swing the but...
    Updated Aug 12 2016 08:21 am   |     |   Share
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    Brazil’s Jade Barbosa performs her routine on the balance beam during a training session ahead of the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell) Tuesday’s Olympic TV highlights — American gymnasts go for gold
    In primetime (7-11 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5), it’s the team finals of women’s gymnastics. The Americans are not only the defending gold medalists but heavy fav...
    Updated Aug 09 2016 11:53 am   |     |   Share
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    Michael Phelps stands poolside after practicing at the Arena Pro Swim Series swim meet in Charlotte, N.C, Thursday, May 14, 2015. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond) Monday’s Olympic TV highlights: It’s cool at the pool
    There’s a good deal of action in the pool today in Rio, including the gold-medal finals of the men’s 200m freestyle and 100m backstroke, and the women...
    Updated Aug 08 2016 10:41 am   |     |   Share
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    Jim Fiscus | Courtesy   Roselyn Sanchez, Edy Ganem, Ana Ortiz, Dania Ramirez and Judy Reyes star in the Lifetime series ’Devious Maids.’ Monday on TV: ‘Devious Maids,’ ‘UnREAL’ and ‘Angie Tribeca’ wrap up seasons
    The Olympics dominates programming tonight (see accompanying story), but there is other programming. Including three season finales — “Devious Maids” ...
    Updated Aug 09 2016 11:51 am   |     |   Share
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    Cuba Gooding, Jr. stars as O.J. Simpson, Joseph Buttler plays the polygraph examiner in ’The People V. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story.’ Ray Mickshaw  |  FX ‘People V. O.J.’ and women dominate the TCA Awards
    Members of the Television Critics Association don’t just like “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story,” they love it. The FX miniseries won ...
    Updated Aug 08 2016 11:12 am   |     |   Share
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    Lilan Bowden and Peyton Elizabeth Lee star in ’Andi Mack,’ a new Disney Channel series that will be produced in Utah. Courtesy  |  Disney Channel Disney Channel will produce new sitcom in Utah
    For the first time since ABC canceled “Blood & Oil” last year, a television series will be filmed in Utah — this one for the Disney Channel. “Andi Mac...
    Updated Aug 05 2016 12:06 pm   |     |   Share
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    This weekend on TV: Opening ceremonies won’t be live — no Olympics will be live on NBC in Mountain Time Zone
    The 2016 Summer Olympics officially begins with — you guessed it! — the Opening Ceremonies. And you won’t be able to watch the events at Maracana Stad...
    Updated Aug 05 2016 10:51 am   |     |   Share
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    Thursday on TV: NBC previews the Olympics
    The Olympics officially open on Friday, so — not surprisingly — NBC gives us a “Rio Olympics preview” tonight (7 p.m., Ch. 5). Bob Costas hosts, and i...
    Updated Aug 04 2016 11:39 am   |     |   Share
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    Real Salt Lake goalkeeper Nick Rimando makes a save on a penalty kick by Houston Dynamo midfielder Brad Davis during an MLS soccer match, Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, in Houston. Houston won 1-0. (AP Photo/Houston Chronicle, Smiley N. Pool)  MANDATORY CREDIT Wednesday on TV: Can RSL make it 2 wins in a row?
    Real Salt Lake, coming off a win in Chicago on Sunday, is back on the road for a midweek game — this one in Toronto (5 p.m., KMYU). RSL will try to ma...
    Updated Aug 03 2016 03:09 pm   |     |   Share
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    Tuesday on TV: PBS looks back at the Nazi Olympics
    The Rio Olympics begin later this week on NBC, and PBS sort of previews them with a couple of really good programs. “The Nazi Games: Berlin 1936” (7 p...
    Updated Aug 02 2016 11:49 am   |     |   Share
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    Monday on TV: Big money in politics? ‘Meet the Donors’ on HBO
    Filmmaker Alexandra Pelosi’s documentaries are always very personal, and “Meet the Donors” (7 p.m., HBO): is no exception. She tracks down mega-rich d...
    Updated Aug 01 2016 11:12 am   |     |   Share
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    Gene Page  |  Syfy  Ian Ziering as Fin Shepard in “Sharknado 3.” This weekend on TV: Utah is hit by a ‘Sharknado’
    That “Sharknado: The 4th Awakens” (Sunday, 9 p.m., Syfy) is extraordinarily stupid is not exactly news. All the “Sharknado” movies have been dumb. The...
    Updated Jul 29 2016 11:25 am   |     |   Share
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    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks to the Democratic National Committee 22nd Annual Women’s Leadership Forum National Issues Conference in Washington, Friday, Oct. 23, 2015. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) Thursday on TV: Hillary Clinton makes history; MLS All-Stars face Arsenal
    Chelsea Clinton will introduce her mother, Hillary Rodham Clinton, who will be the first woman ever to accept the presidential nomination of a major A...
    Updated Jul 28 2016 12:21 pm   |     |   Share