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    (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Real Salt Lake's Kyle Beckerman (5) celebrates his second half goal as Real Salt Lake faces Chivas USA at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Wednesday October 22, 2014. This weekend on TV: Real Salt Lake kicks off the new season
    It still seems sort of early, but the Major League Soccer season gets going this weekend (providing there’s no strike by the players, which remains a ...
    Updated Mar 06 2015 10:00 am   |     |   Share
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A trip to the pet store ends in a fight for Sheldon (Jim Parsons) and Amy (Mayim Bialik) on “The Big Bang Theory.” Thursday on TV: ‘Big Bang’ Mars mission sounds like Utah man’s possible interplanetary trip
    A Utah man’s real life is fictionalized — sort of — in this week’s episode of “The Big Bang Theory” (7 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2). Ken Sullivan of Farmington is...
    Updated Mar 05 2015 10:00 am   |     |   Share
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    Detective Inspector Alec Hardy (David Tennant), Ellie Miller (Olivia Colman), and Reverend Paul Coates (Arthur Darvill). Courtesy  |  ITV/Kudos Wednesday on TV: Season 2 of ‘Broadchurch’ gets off to a great start
    In the Season 2 premiere of “Broadchurch” (8 and 11 p.m., BBC America), Joe Miller pleads not guilty to murder charges and sends shock waves through t...
    Updated Mar 04 2015 10:00 am   |     |   Share
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    Monty Brinton  |  CBS

Patricia Arquette and James Van Der Beek in “CSI: Cyber.” TV review: Oscar-winner Arquette is good in not-so-great ‘CSI: Cyber”
    Yes, there’s another “CSI” — the fourth series in the franchise — joining the CBS schedule. Which, after 764 episodes of the original series, “CSI: M...
    Updated Mar 03 2015 11:30 am   |     |   Share
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Lisa Joyce and Adam Brody star in “Billy & Billie.” TV review: BYU grad Neil Labute’s new show is about step-siblings sleeping together
    Playwright, screenwriter and BYU grad Neil LaBute returns to television for his third series — and, as you might expect, it’s provocative. LaBute is, ...
    Updated Mar 03 2015 10:57 am   |     |   Share
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    Eric McCandless  |  ABC

Clark Gregg and Ming-na Wen in “Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” Tuesday on TV: After taking a 3-month break, ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ returns with a bang
    After taking a three-month hiatus, “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” (8 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4) returns and picks up the storylines from its midseason cliffh...
    Updated Mar 03 2015 10:51 am   |     |   Share
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    Utahn Noelle Bybee auditions on Utahn makes it through ‘Voice’ blind auditions
    A Utahn made it through the blind auditions on Monday’s episode of “The Voice,” although she barely made it onto the episode of the hit NBC singing co...
    Updated Mar 02 2015 11:03 pm   |     |   Share
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Kelsey, one of the most controversial bachelorettes of the group. Kelsey, cries to host Chris Harrison on Monday on TV: It’s the dumbest part of the incredibly dumb “Bachelor”
    In the traditional episode “The Bachelor: The Women Tell All” (7 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Chris Soules faces the bachelorettes he rejected. Oh, gag. It’s the...
    Updated Mar 02 2015 03:36 pm   |     |   Share
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    TV review: ‘Secrets and Lies’ is just plain awful
    “Secrets and Lies” (Sunday, 8 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4) is a new show that feels like an old show. Because there’s nothing original about it whatsoever. Yes, i...
    Updated Feb 27 2015 02:06 pm   |     |   Share
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    TV review: ‘Battle Creek’ isn’t bad, but it’s not that good
    The story of how “Battle Creek” (Sunday, 9 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2) got on the CBS schedule is more interesting than the show itself. Twelve years ago, “Break...
    Updated Feb 27 2015 01:49 pm   |     |   Share
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    In this undated photo released by Paramount Pictures, James Doohan, far right, who played Scotty in the original Leonard Nimoy dies — thanks and farewell
    I feel like I’ve lost a friend. Like a little bit of my childhood is gone. Leonard Nimoy — best known as Mr. Spock on “Star Trek” — passed away at the...
    Updated Feb 27 2015 10:55 am   |     |   Share
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    In this image released by Netflix, Kevin Spacey, left, and Michael Kelly appear in a scene from This weekend on TV: ‘House of Cards’ returns; ‘Downton Abbey’ ends season; and CNN is all about Jesus
    For those of you who subscribe to Netflix, Friday is a big day. Season 3 of “House of Cards” has been released. The story picks up six months after th...
    Updated Feb 27 2015 10:27 am   |     |   Share
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    Thursday on TV: Secrets are revealed in the insane finale of crazy ‘How to Get Away with Murder’
    In the last two episodes of the season for “How to Get Away With Murder” (8 and 9 p.m, ABC/Ch. 4),, the shocking truth about Lila’s murder is finally ...
    Updated Feb 26 2015 04:26 pm   |     |   Share
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Lindsey Cascaddan and Sierra Dawn Thomas of the Blue Collar Tribe during the 90-minute premiere of “Survivor” on Wednesday, Feb. 25, at 7 p.m. MT on CBS/Ch. 2. Monty Brinton  |  CBS Wednesday on TV: There’s a Utahn fighting to be the sole ‘Survivor’
    “Survivor: World’s Apart” (7 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): The 30th season begins with a three-tribe competition — white collar vs. blue collar vs. new collar — a...
    Updated Feb 25 2015 02:48 pm   |     |   Share
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Amy Poehler as Leslie Knope and Adam Scott as Ben Wyatt in the series finale of Tuesday on TV: ‘Parks and Recreation’ goes out still on top of its game
    The “Parks and Recreation” gang completes one last task together before saying goodbye to Pawnee in the hourlong series finale (9 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5). Th...
    Updated Feb 24 2015 11:37 am   |     |   Share
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    Edward Snowden in Monday on TV: Oscar-winning Snowden documentary airs on HBO
    Just last night, “CitizenFour” won an Oscar as the year’s best documentary. Tonight, it airs on HBO at 10 p.m. For more on this documentary about Edwa...
    Updated Feb 23 2015 05:21 pm   |     |   Share
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    A visitor takes a picture of an Oscar statue as preparations are made for the 87th Academy Awards in Los Angeles, Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015. The Academy Awards will be held at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday, Feb. 22. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP) This weekend on TV: The Oscars and a Utahn on ‘Undercover Boss’
    The big event this weekend is, of course, “The 87th Annual Academy Awards” (6:30 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Neil Patrick Harris hosts. There’s a half-hour red-...
    Updated Feb 20 2015 04:18 pm   |     |   Share
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Oscar Madison (Matthew Perry) reluctantly agrees to let Felix Unger (Thomas Lennon), his uptight former college roommate, move in with him after the demise of both of their marriages, on the series premiere of Thursday on TV: ‘Big Bang’ deals with death; ‘Odd Couple’ begins; ‘Two and a Half Men’ ends
    There are three comedies worth noting on tonight’s schedule, all on CBS. On “The Big Bang Theory” (7 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2), TV’s top sitcom deals with deat...
    Updated Feb 19 2015 01:14 pm   |     |   Share
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    Tuesday on TV: Doctors, patients deal with death in moving ‘Frontline’
    Tonight’s installment of “Frontline” (9 p.m., PBS/Ch. 7) is all about death — and it’s well worth watching. Titled “Being Mortal,” the hourlong report...
    Updated Feb 10 2015 01:00 pm   |     |   Share
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    Monday on TV: A serial killer comes to ‘Castle’
    In the first of a two-parter, a murder investigation points to a serial killer on “Castle” (9:01 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4). If there were as many serial killer...
    Updated Feb 09 2015 04:21 pm   |     |   Share
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Bob Odenkirk stars in This weekend on TV: ‘Better Call Saul’ is like ‘Bad’ in a good way
    I will readily admit that I thought “Better Call Saul” (Sunday, 11 p.m., AMC) was a terrible idea. Prequels are generally a bad idea. Taking a quirky ...
    Updated Feb 06 2015 02:41 pm   |     |   Share
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    Thursday on TV: ‘The Blacklist’ moves to its new night and time
    In the conclusion of a two-part “The Blacklist” (8 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5), FBI boss Cooper tries to rescue his team in the wake of chaos at a detention faci...
    Updated Feb 05 2015 03:49 pm   |     |   Share
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    In this image released by ABC, Randall Park, left, and Constance Wu appear in a scene from the new comedy series Wednesday on TV: Check out ‘Fresh Off the Boat’ — it’s hilarious
    Do yourself a favor. Check out the first couple of episodes of ABC’s very funny new sitcom “Fresh Off the Boat” (7:30 and 8:30 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4). It’s ...
    Updated Feb 04 2015 01:59 pm   |     |   Share
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    Skip Bolen  |  CBS

A Navy Lieutenant Commander in impeccable shape turns to Pride and the NCIS team to solve his imminent murder after discovering he has been poisoned with a lethal dose of radiation, NCIS: NEW ORLEANS, Feb 3 (9:00-10:00, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network. Pictured L-R: CCH Pounder as Dr. Loretta Wade and BD Wong as Navy Lieutenant Commander Dr. Gabriel Lin Tuesday on TV: ‘NCIS: New Orleans” channels 1950 movie ‘D.O.A.’
    In an episode reminiscent of the 1950 movie “D.O.A.,” “NCIS: New Orleans” (8 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2) is about a Navy lieutenant commander (BD Wong) who turns...
    Updated Feb 03 2015 03:59 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Mandatory Credit) Paulina Zeng | The Rebel Yell

Kody Brown, third from left, of reality show ‘Sister Wives’ husband divorces Wife No. 1 to legally marry Wife No. 4
    TMZ is reporting that “Sister Wives” husband Kody Brown has legally divorced Wife No. 1 in order to legally marry Wife No. 4. The former Utahns, who m...
    Updated Feb 03 2015 01:13 pm   |     |   Share
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Katia Winters, Tom Mison, Nicole Beharie and Orlando Jones star in the new Fox supernatural drama “Sleepy Hollow.” Monday on TV: ‘Sleepy Hollow’ is looking less serialized these days
    A warlock who was involved in the Salem witch trials escapes purgatory in “Sleepy Hollow” (8 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13). If you’ve think you’ve noticed a chang...
    Updated Feb 02 2015 03:06 pm   |     |   Share
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    This weekend on TV: Super Bowl XLIX follows 6½ hours of pregame
    Television’s single biggest event of the year is on Sunday — Super Bowl XLIX kicks off at 4:30 p.m. on NBC/Ch. 5. But before the game between the Seat...
    Updated Jan 30 2015 10:21 am   |     |   Share
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    Danny Feld  |  NBC

Jon Glaser as Councilman Jamm, Amy Poehler as Leslie Knope, Megan Mullally as Tammy in Tuesday on TV: Another couple of episodes of soon-to-be-gone ‘Parks and Recreation’
    The seventh and final season of “Parks and Recreation” continues with two more new episodes (7 and 7:30 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5). In the first, Leslie and Ben...
    Updated Jan 27 2015 05:36 pm   |     |   Share
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    Gina Rodriguez stars as Jane in ìJane the Virgin.î
Photo:Tyler Golden/The CW Monday on TV: ‘Jane the Virgin’ gets a couple of job offers
    On “Jane the Virgin” (8 p.m., CW/Ch. 30), the nuns offer Jane a permanent teaching position, and Rogelio offers her a writing position on his telenove...
    Updated Jan 26 2015 03:59 pm   |     |   Share
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    Page Kennedy, Beatrice Rosen, Dennis Haysbert, Thomas Dekker, Kristoffer Polaha, Genevieve Angelson and Rainn Wilson star in “Backstrom.”
Cr: Frank Ockenfels/FOX Thursday on TV: ‘Backstrom’ is pretty much annoying
    Rainn Wilson (“The Office”) stars as an incredibly annoying detective in the incredibly annoying new series “Backstrom” (8 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13). Well, th...
    Updated Jan 21 2015 08:29 am   |     |   Share