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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
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    HBO’s ’Westworld’ is shot largely on location in southern Utah. John P. Johnson  |  HBO This weekend on TV: Made-in-Utah (partly) ‘WestWorld’ is about to leave us hanging
    As the season progressed, “WestWorld” went from slow to engaging. And viewers got a look at some of Southern Utah’s spectacular scenery. In the Season...
    Updated Dec 02 2016 11:39 am   |     |   Share
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    Michael Courtney  |  The CW  David Ramsey as John Diggle, Willa Holland as Speedy, Melissa Benoist as Kara Danvers/Supergirl, Brandon Routh as Ray Palmer/Atom, Caity Lotz as Sara Lance/White Canary, Franz Drameh as Jefferson ’Jax’ Jackson and Dominic Purcell as Mick Rory/Heat Wave. Thursday on TV: CW’s superhero crossover ends ... and the heroes finally fight the aliens
    “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow” (7 p.m., CW/Ch. 30) gives us the conclusion of the four-part crossover that has taken us through “Supergirl,” “The Flash” a...
    Updated Dec 01 2016 03:43 pm   |     |   Share
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    Wednesday on TV: ‘Incorporated’ isn’t bad; ‘Christmas of Many Colors’ is
    The new series “Incorporated” (11 p.m., Syfy and USA) feels a lot like it has been built out of pieces of other sci-fi TV shows, movies and books — wh...
    Updated Nov 30 2016 03:28 pm   |     |   Share
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    Rudolph, Hermey and Yukon Cornelius effect an escape from the Abominable Snow Monster. Courtesy Classic Media Tuesday on TV: Rudolph and his nose so bright are back on CBS tonight
    The most famous reindeer of all returns to network television for the 53rd consecutive year as CBS rebroadcasts “Rudolph th Red-Nosed Reindeer” (7 p.m...
    Updated Nov 29 2016 11:24 am   |     |   Share
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    Michael Courtney  |  The CW  David Ramsey as John Diggle, Willa Holland as Speedy, Melissa Benoist as Kara Danvers/Supergirl, Brandon Routh as Ray Palmer/Atom, Caity Lotz as Sara Lance/White Canary, Franz Drameh as Jefferson ’Jax’ Jackson and Dominic Purcell as Mick Rory/Heat Wave. Monday on TV: ‘The Flash’ asks ‘Supergirl’ to help fight off alien invasion
    The four-part superhero crossover event begins tonight on The CW — but the story doesn’t really get going until Tuesday. Tonight’s episode of “Supergi...
    Updated Nov 28 2016 04:46 pm   |     |   Share
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    Colorado wide receiver Shay Fields, center, is tackled after catching a pass by Utah defensive backs Eric Rowe, front, and Brian Blechen in the first quarter of an NCAA college football game in Boulder, Colo., on Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) This weekend on TV: It’s Utes vs. Buffaloes; Cougars vs. Aggies in regular-season finales
    The college football regular season comes to an end for the local teams this weekend … with games that mean less than we might have hoped. • When they...
    Updated Nov 25 2016 12:31 pm   |     |   Share
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    Thanksgiving on TV: Parades, football, marathons and a dog show
    It’s Thanksgiving, so there are parades, a lot of football and the traditional dog show. That’s the National Dog Show (noon, NBC/Ch. 5), which is oddl...
    Updated Nov 23 2016 01:35 pm   |     |   Share
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    Wednesday on TV: ’Twas the night before Thanksgiving — and, yes, there’s some holiday programming
    It’s the night before Thanksgiving, and — yes — there is some holiday-themed programming. • The 1973 animated special “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving” (...
    Updated Nov 23 2016 12:58 pm   |     |   Share
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      Grant Gustin as The Flash. Jack Rowand  |  The CW Tuesday on TV: Kevin Smith directs Killer Frost episode of ‘The Flash’
    For the second season in a row, Kevin Smith (“Clerks,” “Mallrats”) directs an episode of “The Flash” (7 p.m., CW/Ch. 30). In this week’s installment, ...
    Updated Nov 22 2016 10:30 am   |     |   Share
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    Monday on TV: TBS’ ‘Search Party’ gets funny ... eventually
    If you give the new TBS series “Search Party” (9 and 9:30 p.m., TBS) a few episodes, it just might grow on you. It’s weird. It starts quite slowly. Bu...
    Updated Nov 21 2016 01:05 pm   |     |   Share
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    An animated re-creation of ’Doctor Who: The Power of the Daleks’ airs Saturday, Nov. 18, on BBC America. Courtesy  |  BBC America This weekend on TV: ‘Doctor Who’ No. 2 returns (in animated form); plenty of local college football
    Back in 1974, the BBC erased the six-episode “Doctor Who” adventure “The Power of the Daleks,” and the 1966 tale — the first to feature Patrick Trough...
    Updated Nov 18 2016 11:32 am   |     |   Share
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    Jim Parsons and Mayim Bialik star in ’The Big Bang Theory.’ Photo: CBS Thursday on TV: Green-eyed monster gets Sheldon on ‘Big Bang Theory’
    Sheldon is overcome with jealousy when a colleague wins a big award on “The Big Bang Theory” (7 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2). And Howard finds an old remote contr...
    Updated Nov 17 2016 12:51 pm   |     |   Share
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    Juan Diego Botto and Michelle Dockery star in ìGood Behavior.î Courtesy  |  Vincent Peters/TNT Tuesday on TV: ‘Downton’s’ Dockery is great as a bad girl in ‘Good Behavior’
    Michelle Dockery, who starred as Lady Mary for six seasons of “Downton Abbey,” returns to series television tonight in “Good Behavior” (7 and 8 p.m.; ...
    Updated Nov 14 2016 08:06 pm   |     |   Share
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    Utahn Belle Jewel on “The Voice.” Tyler Golden  |  NBC Monday on TV: Utahn Belle Jewel reaches ‘live’ playoffs on ‘The Voice’
    “The Voice” (7 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5) reaches the “live playoffs” tonight, and Utahn Belle Jewel is among the 20 contestants hoping to get enough votes from...
    Updated Nov 07 2016 10:46 am   |     |   Share
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    (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Brigham Young Cougars wide receiver Nick Kurtz (5) runs the ball during the game at LaVell Edwards Stadium Friday October 16, 2015. This weekend on TV: Cougars battle Bearcats; Aggies face Cowboys
    The BYU football team faces what could, arguably, be its toughest remaining test on Saturday, traveling to Cincinnati to take on the Bearcats (1:30 p....
    Updated Nov 04 2016 11:03 am   |     |   Share
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    Jim Parsons and Mayim Bialik star in ’The Big Bang Theory.’ Photo: CBS Thursday on TV: Amy tries to pull one over on Sheldon in ‘Big Bang Theory’
    Earlier this season on “The Big Bang Theory” (7 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2), Amy moved in with Sheldon after her apartment was damaged. Tonight, Amy lies to Shel...
    Updated Nov 03 2016 12:07 pm   |     |   Share
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    Chicago Cubs’ Ben Zobrist collides with Cleveland Indians catcher Roberto Perez as he scores during the first inning of Game 6 of the Major League Baseball World Series Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) Wednesday on TV: World Series will end tonight, one way or the other. (Unless it rains.)
    The only thing that could keep the baseball season from ending tonight is the weather — and, according to the Weather Channel, there’s only a 15 perce...
    Updated Nov 02 2016 01:34 pm   |     |   Share
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    Cleveland Indians’ Francisco Lindor and Rajai Davis celebrate after Game 1 of the Major League Baseball World Series against the Chicago Cubs Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016, in Cleveland. The Indians won 6-0 to take a 1-0 lead in the series.(AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) Tuesday on TV: Can Cleveland close out the World Series?
    Cleveland has a second chance to finish off the World Series tonight (6 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13), and Chicago has a second chance to extend the series. The I...
    Updated Nov 02 2016 11:04 am   |     |   Share
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    Wyatt Cynac (center) stars in ’People of Earth.’ Jan Thijs  |  TBS Monday on TV: It’s Halloween, and there are demons on IFC and outer-space aliens on TBS
    It’s not a coincidence that, on Halloween night, we’ve got two new comedies premiering — one trying to wring laughs out of violently killing demons, t...
    Updated Oct 31 2016 01:16 pm   |     |   Share
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    FILE - This Sept. 23, 2016, file photo, Utah quarterback Troy Williams (3) looks down field in the second half during an NCAA college football game against Southern California, in Salt Lake City. Williams signed with Washington as a top-ranked dual-threat quarterback in 2013. Two years later, Williams is the starter for Utah and he wants to show the fourth-ranked Huskies’ coaching staff what they missed out on. The Utes host Washington on Saturday. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File) This weekend on TV: It’s Utes vs. Huskies in a Really Big Game
    The Utes play in a Really Big college football game on Saturday — No. 17 Utah hosts No. 4 Washington (1:30 p.m., Fox Sports 1) in a matchup that could...
    Updated Oct 28 2016 10:46 am   |     |   Share
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    Elizabeth Smart retells her story on ‘Crime Watch Daily’
    Elizabeth Smart will once again tell her story of survival on Thursday’s edition of “Crime Watch Daily” (2 p.m., Ch. 13) — the syndicated series that ...
    Updated Oct 27 2016 12:25 pm   |     |   Share
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    Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Stephen Fry, Susannah Fielding, Joel McHale, Christine Ko, and Shaun Brown star in ’The Great Indoors.’ Cliff Lipson  |  CBS Thursday on TV: ‘Great Indoors’ and ‘Pure Genius’ premiere; ‘Mom’ and ‘Life In Pieces’ return; ‘Big Bang’ moves
    Tonight on CBS, there’s a new comedy, a new drama, two season premieres, and a new/old night for TV’s biggest comedy. • The new sitcom, “The Great Ind...
    Updated Oct 27 2016 01:10 pm   |     |   Share
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    Wednesday on TV: It’s win or go home for Real Salt Lake
    After staggering their way into the MLS playoffs, Real Salt Lake faces a must-win situation tonight — either win on the road against the Los Angeles G...
    Updated Oct 26 2016 11:18 am   |     |   Share
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    Chicago Cubs’ Javier Baez hits the game-winning solo home run against the Washington Nationals during the 13th inning of a baseball game Sunday, May 8, 2016, in Chicago. The Cubs won 4-3. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh) Tuesday on TV: World Series and the Jazz season begin
    The baseball season nears and end and basketball season begins tonight. It’s Game 1 of the 2016 World Series (6 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13), and — in case you ...
    Updated Oct 25 2016 10:27 am   |     |   Share
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    Monday on TV: KUED shows us WWII German POWS in Utah
    KUED’s documentary “Splinters of a Nation” (8 p.m., Ch. 7) recalls a chapter of Utah history that most present-day residents of the state know little ...
    Updated Oct 24 2016 01:28 pm   |     |   Share