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    In this image released by FX, Denis Leary portrays Johnny Rock in a scene from, ’Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll.’ (Patrick Harbron/FX via AP) Thursday on TV: We’ve got your ‘Greatest Hits’ to go with ‘Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll’
    One music-centered show debuts tonight, another returns for a second season. ABC is hoping that nostalgia can drive is summer series “Greatest Hits” (...
    Updated Jun 30 2016 02:58 pm   |     |   Share
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    Family patriarch Mitchell Hawthorne (Jamey Sheridan), hospitalized after a heart attack, is visited by his wife, Madeline (Virginia Madsen.  Photo: Christos Kalohoridis/CBS Wednesday on TV: The plot thickens on ‘American Gothic’?
    The mystery of the Silver Bells Killer deepens in Episode 2 of “American Gothic” (9 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2). The family patriarch is dead — his death hastene...
    Updated Jun 29 2016 11:27 am   |     |   Share
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    A great white shark on Guadalupe Island. Courtesy Discovery Channel Tuesday on TV: It’s sharks and more sharks on Discovery
    Shark Week continues on the Discovery Channel with a couple of new programs tonight. “Wrath of a Great White Serial Killer” (10 p.m., Discovery) follo...
    Updated Jun 28 2016 03:46 pm   |     |   Share
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      Rashida Jones and Hayes MacArthur star in ’Angie Tribeca.’ Courtesy TBS Monday on TV: TBS’ ‘Angie Tribeca’ is big, dumb fun
    “Angie Tribeca” (7 p.m., TBS) is convinced that the death of a 102-year-old is suspicious — she thinks it was murder. Not all the gags in this cop com...
    Updated Jun 27 2016 02:56 pm   |     |   Share
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    This weekend on TV: ABC does a good job recounting Utah murder/hostage-taking incident
    On Saturday night, “20/20: In an Instant” (8 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4) recounts a deadly hostage-taking at Alta View Hospital that happened 25 years ago – an i...
    Updated Jun 24 2016 12:30 pm   |     |   Share
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    Thursday on TV: ‘Queen of the South’ is sort of a female ‘Breaking Bad’
    It’s tough to try to follow “Breaking Bad,” but Netflix’s “Narcos” managed to carve out a place as a second high-quality drug-trade drama. It’s even h...
    Updated Jun 23 2016 02:52 pm   |     |   Share
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    Wednesday on TV: Viewers beware — ‘Big Brother’ is back
    “Big Brother” returns to CBS (7 p.m., Ch. 2), and “the theme of this season’s house is ‘summer vacation,’ showcasing design elements and decor that ce...
    Updated Jun 22 2016 01:30 pm   |     |   Share
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    Tuesday on TV: ‘Person of Interest’ goes out with a bang; USA faces Argentina in huge soccer match
    After five seasons and 103 episodes, it’s a wrap for “Person of Interest” (9 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2). The show’s been canceled, and fans are promised some so...
    Updated Jun 21 2016 11:04 am   |     |   Share
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    Tony Shalhoub as Sen. Red Wheatus in “BrainDead.” Jeff Neumann  |  CBS Monday on TV: Don’t miss the amazing musical recap on ‘BrainDead’
    I realize this sounds sort of weird, but my absolute favorite part of tonight’s episode of “BrainDead” (9 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2) is the recap of last week’s...
    Updated Jun 20 2016 11:36 am   |     |   Share
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    FILe - In this June 7, 2015 file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) watches as Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry dribbles during the second half of Game 2 of basketball’s NBA Finals in Oakland, Calif. For months, the Cavaliers’ megastar has lived slightly under the radar, if that’s even possible for one of the world’s most famous and recognizable athletes. While Stephen Curry rained 3-pointers as the new face of the NBA, the Golden State Warriors hunted down history and Kobe Bryant took his final bows, James remained in the background awaiting his turn. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File) This weekend on TV: NBA Finals final vs. ‘Game of Thrones’ battle
    We know for sure that an NBA champion will be crowned on Sunday (7 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4). It’s Game 7, and somebody has to win. But will it be defending ch...
    Updated Jun 17 2016 02:13 pm   |     |   Share
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    Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James, right, shoots against the Golden State Warriors during the second half of Game 2 of basketball’s NBA Finals in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, June 2, 2016. The Warriors won 104-89. (Ezra Shaw, Getty Images via AP, Pool) Thursday on TV: Golden State has another chance to win NBA title; Team USA battles to eliminate Ecuador
    Golden State has a second chance to wrap up a second-straight title tonight in Game 6 of the NBA Finals (7 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4), but this time the Warrior...
    Updated Jun 16 2016 01:35 pm   |     |   Share
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    Tuesday on TV: TNT’s ‘Animal Kingdom’ is dark family drama about criminals
    TNT has had considerable success but not necessarily a whole lot of respect with its original dramas. Not that “Major Crimes,” “Rizzoli & Isles,” “The...
    Updated Jun 14 2016 12:29 pm   |     |   Share
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      Danny Pino as Sen. Luke Healy and Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Laurel Healy in “BrainDead.” Michael Parmelee  |  CBS Monday on TV: ‘BrainDead’ is really weird, but I like it
    “BrainDead” (9 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2) is a weird, entertaining new series that’s sort of a cross between “The West Wing” and “Invasion of the Body Snatchers...
    Updated Jun 13 2016 12:40 pm   |     |   Share
  • (KSTU-Channel 13 will unveil its new state-of-the-art HD studio on Monday, April 23. Courtesy photo)  Dish drops KSTU-Ch. 13 in dispute with station’s owners
    Utahns who subscribe to Dish Network have lost access to the local Fox station, but the dispute has nothing to do with Fox. Dish is battling Tribune B...
    Updated Jun 14 2016 12:37 pm   |     |   Share
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    This image released by The Public Theater shows Lin-Manuel Miranda, foreground, with the cast during a performance of ’Hamilton,’ in New York. (Joan Marcus/The Public Theater via AP) This weekend on TV: James Corden hosts ‘Hamilton’ celebration ... er, uh, the Tonys
    Perhaps TV’s most entertaining awards show, the 70th Annual Tony Awards (Sunday, 7 p.m., CBS) — which honor Broadway’s best — are hosted this year by...
    Updated Jun 10 2016 03:06 pm   |     |   Share
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    San Jose Sharks’ Dainius Zubrus (9) crashes into Pittsburgh Penguins’ Ben Lovejoy (12) during first period in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup final series Monday, May 30, 2016, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) Thursday on TV: Penguins can claim the Stanley Cup tonight
    Hockey season could come to an end tonight in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Finals (6 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5). Pittsburgh leads the best-of-seven series 3-1, and...
    Updated Jun 09 2016 01:57 pm   |     |   Share
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    Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James, left,  drives past Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry in the second half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Jan. 18, 2016, in Cleveland. The Warriors won 132-98. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak) Wednesday on TV: Game 3 of the NBA Finals pretty much has to be more interesting than Game 2
    The NBA Finals shift to Cleveland for Game 3 (7 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4), and — with any luck — it will be more competitive than Game 2. Hey, I’m not rooting ...
    Updated Jun 08 2016 03:18 pm   |     |   Share
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    This April 18, 2016 photo released by NBC shows Maya Rudolph, left, and Martin Short stars of the new variety show, ’Maya & Marty,’ premiering Tuesday, May 31 at 10 p.m. on NBC. (Lisa Rose/NBC via AP) Tuesday on TV: ‘Maya & Marty’ is sort of ... meh
    “Maya & Marty” (9 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5) debuted last week to OK ratings — due, in no small part, to following “America’s Got Talent” on NBC’s schedule — bu...
    Updated Jun 07 2016 04:30 pm   |     |   Share
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    May sweeps: KUTV-Ch. 2 remains No. 1 in late-news household ratings
    We have household numbers from the just-completed May sweeps, and KUTV-Ch. 2 remains No. 1 at 10 p.m. Remember, these are just household numbers. Not ...
    Updated May 27 2016 01:57 pm   |     |   Share
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    This weekend on TV: Alas, poor Hodor — but ‘Game of Thrones’ continues
    I’m not claiming that I knew Hodor was going to die in last week’s episode of “Game of Thrones” (Sunday, 10 p.m., HBO). And I’m not pretending that I ...
    Updated May 27 2016 02:59 pm   |     |   Share
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    Thursday on TV: Ex-Utahn/’Jeopardy!’ genius Ken Jennings tries to answer ‘500 Questions’
    Season 2 of “500 Questions” (7 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4) kicks off with a new host (Dan Harris) and familiar contestant — former Utahn/ “Jeopardy!” champion Ke...
    Updated May 26 2016 04:50 pm   |     |   Share
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      Ungrateful brat Maddie (Lennon Stella, left), argues with her mother, Rayna (Connie Britton), on ’Nashville.’ Mark Levine  |  ABC Wednesday on TV: ‘Nashville’ bites the dust (and I’m glad)
    After four seasons, “Nashville” is airing its finale episode tonight (9 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4) — and I, for one, am kind of glad. I’m pretty sure I’ve seen ...
    Updated May 25 2016 01:00 pm   |     |   Share
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    Tuesday on TV: Ho, hum. ‘Dancing with the Stars’ and ‘The Voice’ crown winners
    TV dancing and singing competitions come to an end tonight — at the same time — as both “Dancing with the Stars” (8 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4) and “The Voice” (...
    Updated May 24 2016 03:07 pm   |     |   Share
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    “Price Is Right” host Drew Carey and “Survivor” host Jeff Probst  Photo: Jeff Lipson/CBS Monday on TV: Utahn will play ‘Price Is Right’ with ‘Survivor’ favorites
    In tonight’s prime-time edition of “The Price is Right” (7 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2), former contestants on “Survivor” team up with game-show contestants to tr...
    Updated May 23 2016 03:27 pm   |     |   Share
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    Courtesy  |  CBS  John Wayne, Lucille Ball, Vivian Vance and William Frawley in a 1955 episode of ’I Love Lucy.’ This weekend on TV: 6 decades later, ‘I Love Lucy’ is back — and in color!
    Lucille Ball died 27 years ago, but CBS has pulled big ratings by colorizing old episodes of “I Love Lucy.” The latest pair of episodes — airing Frida...
    Updated May 20 2016 12:22 pm   |     |   Share
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    Thursday on TV: There’s a (dopey) wedding in the ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ season finale
    The 12th-season finale of “Grey’s Anatomy” (7 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4) makes about as much sense as the show normally does. In other words, it makes almost no...
    Updated May 19 2016 02:53 pm   |     |   Share
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    In this image released by CBS, Melissa Benoist appears in a scene from ’Supergirl.’ The CW said Thursday, May 12, 2016, that it’s picking up the series from CBS, where it debuted last year. (Darren Michaels/Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. via AP) ‘Supergirl’ flies to The CW, along with 2 new shows this fall
    The CW — which renewed just about everything on its current schedule — nonetheless is adding two new series to its fall schedule. Three, if you factor...
    Updated May 19 2016 08:09 am   |     |   Share
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    Wednesday on TV: A winner will be declared on ‘Survivor’ — go Tai!
    Updated May 18 2016 04:01 pm   |     |   Share
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    Michael Weatherly (center) stars as Dr. Jason Bull in the new CBS drama ìBull.î Courtesy CBS It’s no joke — CBS has lots of comedy on its fall schedule
    A funny thing happened on the way to CBS’ new fall schedule — the network added three new comedies, creating four-sitcom blocks on Monday and Thursday...
    Updated May 18 2016 03:52 pm   |     |   Share
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    FILE - In this May 19, 2014 file photo, Michael Weatherly arrives at CBS Television Studios Summer Soiree at The London Hotel, in Los Angeles. The ’NCIS’ star Weatherly says he’s leaving the long-running CBS drama. In postings on his Twitter account Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2016, Weatherly thanked the show’s fans worldwide and said ’NCIS’ was a ’fantastic ride.’   (Photo by Katy Winn//Invision/AP, File) Tuesday on TV: Weatherly leaves ‘NCIS’; somebody dies on ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’
    Tonight’s season finale of “NCIS” (7 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2) is the last episode for one of the original characters. And somebody is going to die on “Marvel’...
    Updated May 17 2016 11:42 am   |     |   Share