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    Kentucky Derby hopeful Firing Line is ridden by exercise rider Homberto Gomez during a morning workout at Churchill Downs Tuesday, April 28, 2015, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) This weekend on TV: ABC has sharks; NBC has horses
    If one hour of “Shark Tank” is good, two hours must be better, right? Well, one hour of “Shark Tank” (8 p.m. Friday, ABC/Ch. 4) and a follow-up hour o...
    Updated May 01 2015 01:39 pm   |     |   Share
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Dan Foley, Rodney Lavoie Jr. and Utahn Sierra Dawn Thomas compete during the eleventh episode of SURVIVOR on the 30th season. Wednesday on TV: Can Utahn survive another episode of ‘Survivor’?
    This season of “Survivor” (7 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2) just seems to be getting crazier and crazier, and so far Utahn Sierra Dawn Thomas has just been riding i...
    Updated Apr 29 2015 04:20 pm   |     |   Share
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Tuesday on TV: ‘Chicago Fire’ starts a story that ‘Chicago P.D.’ will continue and ‘SVU’ will end
    Three shows. Three hours. Two nights. One story. In tonight’s episode of “Chicago Fire” (9 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5), a Chicago fire uncovers evidence of rape ...
    Updated Apr 28 2015 11:53 am   |     |   Share
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    Monday on TV: ‘Castle’ fans, watch your show before it’s canceled. Maybe.
    Calm down, “Castle” fans. Your show has not been canceled. Yet. There’s considerable speculation that it might be, including in a column by yours trul...
    Updated Apr 27 2015 10:51 am   |     |   Share
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    In this Monday, Jan. 16, 2012 photo, former Olympic athlete Bruce Jenner, with stitches and a scar on his face, attends an NBA basketball game between the Dallas Mavericks and Los Angeles Lakers in Los Angeles. Whether or not Jenner becomes its new champion, the transgender-rights movement is making remarkable strides on many fronts - ranging from mass-media visibility to legal protections. Yet despite the gains, activists say many transgender Americans, far more so than gays and lesbians, remain vulnerable to violence, discrimination and lack of understanding. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok) This weekend on TV: Bruce Jenner speaks! That’s what TV news looks like today
    Once upon a time — many years ago — network news types were lauded when they landed big interviews with heads of state. Today, it’s a Big Deal because...
    Updated Apr 24 2015 12:15 pm   |     |   Share
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    FILE- In this Nov. 23, 2014 file photo, Patrick Dempsey presents the award for pop/rock band, duo or group on stage at the 42nd annual American Music Awards in Los Angeles. In the Thursday, April 23, 2015, episode of Latest death on ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ might help the show
    Updated Apr 24 2015 10:57 am   |     |   Share
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    Thursday on TV: Maybe Sheldon and Howard aren’t so smart on ‘The Big Bang Theory’
    Sheldon and Howard think they’re so smart, but they can’t get a toy drone to work on this week’s episode of “The Big Bang Theory” (7 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2)....
    Updated Apr 23 2015 03:30 pm   |     |   Share
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    Wednesday on TV: I’m worried about the Utahn on ‘Survivor’
    I am concerned about the future of Utahn Sierra Dawn Thomas on “Survivor” (7 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2). Because I do not trust the contestants with whom she ha...
    Updated Apr 22 2015 02:51 pm   |     |   Share
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    Tuesday on TV: ‘Fresh Off the Boat’ season finale is a hoot
    It’s entirely possible that I write too much about “Fresh Off the Boat” (7 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4), but I’m not apologizing. I like this show a lot. And I th...
    Updated Apr 21 2015 02:27 pm   |     |   Share
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    FILE - In this Feb. 22, 2015 file photo, John Stamos arrives at the 87th Academy Awards - 2015 Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscar Party in West Hollywood, Calif.  Stamos says he's on board for a 13-episode reboot of the sitcom Do you really remember ‘Full House’? It wasn’t good
    One thing has been missing from all the chatter about how Netflix is going to revive the sitcom “Full House.” Go back and watch it. It’s not good. It’...
    Updated Apr 21 2015 02:00 pm   |     |   Share
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Pictured left to right: Eddie Kaye Thomas as Toby Curtis, Elyes Gabel as Walter O’Brien, Ari Stidham as Sylvester Dodd, Robert Patrick as Federal Agent Cabe Gallo, and Jadyn Wong as Happy Quinn in “Scorpion.” Monty Brinton | Courtesy CBS Monday on TV: ‘Scorpion’ wraps up first season; it’ll be back in the fall
    The first-season finale of “Scorpion” airs tonight (8 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2), and it’s already been renewed for a second season. Which sort of kills some of...
    Updated Apr 20 2015 04:02 pm   |     |   Share
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    Thursday on TV: ‘Scandal’ has gone from stupid fun to just plain stupid
    “Scandal” (8 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4) used to be crazy, stupid fun. Lately, it’s just been crazy stupid. That was predictable, but it’s too bad. In this week’...
    Updated Apr 15 2015 01:18 pm   |     |   Share
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    Wednesday on TV: Utahn is keeping her head down ‘Survivor’
    We haven’t seen a whole lot of Utahn Sierra Dawn Thomas on “Survivor” lately, and that’s a good thing for her. Because if a contestant is going to get...
    Updated Apr 15 2015 01:06 pm   |     |   Share
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    In this image released by ABC, Constance Wu, from left, Forrest Wheeler, Hudson Yang and Ian Chen  appear in a scene from the new comedy series Tuesday on TV: ‘Fresh Off the Boat’ is freakin’ hilarious
    Tonight’s episode of “Fresh Off the Boat” (7 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4) is laugh-out-loud funny. The parents learn they have to volunteer at the school — Louis ...
    Updated Apr 14 2015 02:48 pm   |     |   Share
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    Utah Jazz guard Alec Burks (10) defends against Dallas Mavericks guard Monta Ellis (11) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, in Dallas. (AP Photo/LM Otero) Monday on TV: Jazz play their final home game. Can they finally beat the Mavs?
    The Utah Jazz play their second-to-last game — and final home game — of the 2014-15 season tonight when they host (7 p.m., ROOT). The Jazz are 0-3 aga...
    Updated Apr 13 2015 04:33 pm   |     |   Share
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    This weekend on TV: Super-cool ‘Daredevil’ starts streaming on Netflix
    The geeks and the nerds have something to binge watch this weekend. Marvel’s 13-episode series “Daredevil” stars streaming on Netflix on Friday. And, ...
    Updated Apr 10 2015 02:52 pm   |     |   Share
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    Thursday on TV: Will Sheldon and Amy get romantic on ‘The Big Bang Theory’?
    There are big happenings tonight on “The Big Bang Theory” (7 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2). When Sheldon and Amy build a blanket fort, they come to major crossroad...
    Updated Apr 09 2015 05:15 pm   |     |   Share
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    Wednesday on TV: Utahn is still hanging in there on ‘Survivor’
    Another week, and Utahn Sierra Dawn Thomas is still alive on “Survivor” (7 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2). It’s an individual game now, and the going is getting tou...
    Updated Apr 08 2015 04:56 pm   |     |   Share
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    FILE - In this March 14, 2015 file photo, honoree Justin Bieber arrives at the Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber at Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City, Calif. Bieber's former neighbors Jeffrey and Suzanne Schwartz sued the pop singer in Los Angeles on Thursday March 19, 2015, claiming he spit on Jeffrey Schwartz during a dispute in March 2013 and caused emotional distress with loud parties and unsafe driving in their neighborhood. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File) Monday on TV: Justin Bieber tries to remake his image by getting roasted. Really.
    If you’re a spoiled brat pop star who has burned a lot of bridges with your terrible behavior, how do you remake your image? If you’re Justin Bieber, ...
    Updated Mar 30 2015 03:03 pm   |     |   Share
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    In this photo taken Oct. 27 2009 South African comedian Trevor Noah is photographed during an interview. Trevor Noah, a 31-year-old comedian from South Africa who has contributed to New ‘Daily Show’ host is going to have a rough go of it
    I feel kind of sorry for Trevor Noah. I know that sounds counter-intuitive. Noah was just named as Jon Stewart’s successor as the host of “The Daily S...
    Updated Mar 30 2015 11:12 am   |     |   Share
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    Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski speaks with Duke's Tyus Jones during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against North Carolina, Saturday, March 7, 2015, in Chapel Hill, N.C. Duke won 84-77. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome) This weekend on TV: Can Utes make it from the Sweet 16 to the Elite Eight?
    Utah makes it first trip to the NCAA basketball tournament’s Sweet 16 in a decade on Friday, taking on perennial basketball power Duke (7:45 p.m., CBS...
    Updated Mar 27 2015 02:01 pm   |     |   Share
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    Thursday on TV: Meredith and Derek are in trouble on ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ ... ho, hum
    In a lot of ways, “Grey’s Anatomy” (7 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4) has been rejuvenated by new characters. But the show’s original power couple — Meredith (Ellen ...
    Updated Mar 26 2015 05:25 pm   |     |   Share
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Dan Foley and Sierra Dawn Thomas on Wednesday on TV: Utah woman has to put up with chauvenistic, mysogynistic jerks on ‘Survivor’
    After five episodes of “Survivor” (7 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2), I’m feeling sort of sorry for Utahn Sierra Dawn Thomas. She’s still alive in the game, which is...
    Updated Mar 25 2015 06:06 pm   |     |   Share
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    Utahn Noelle Bybee auditions on Tuesday on TV: Utahn is out, but ‘The Voice’ goes on
    I don’t want to say “I told you so,” but, well, I told you so. When Utahn Noelle Bybee made it through the blind auditions on “The Voice” but only got...
    Updated Mar 24 2015 04:57 pm   |     |   Share
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James Corden takes over as host of “The Late Late Show” on Monday, March 23, on the CBS Television Network. Art Streiber  |  CBS Monday on TV: Can’t wait to see James Corden on “The Late Late Show”
    James Corden takes over as host of “The Late Late Show” (11:35 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2) tonight, and his guests are Tom Hanks and Mila Kunis. And we’re being ...
    Updated Mar 23 2015 03:38 pm   |     |   Share
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    Stephen F. Austin guard Trey Pinkney, left, dives in to try and steal the ball from Utah guard Brandon Taylor during the second half of an NCAA college basketball second-round game in Portland, Ore., Thursday, March 19, 2015. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer) This weekend on TV: Utah men are on CBS at the NCAA tournament; BYU women are streaming online on ESPN3
    After a victory over Stephen F. Austin on Thursday, the University of Utah men’s basketball team returns to NCAA tournament play on Saturday. The fift...
    Updated Mar 20 2015 11:52 am   |     |   Share
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    Oregon's Elgin Cook, left, fouls Utah's Kenneth Ogbe during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Eugene, Ore., Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015. (AP Photo/The Register-Guard, Andy Nelson) Thursday on TV: Utes open play in the NCAA basketball tournament
    The University of Utah is back in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament for the first time since 2009. The fifth-seeded Utes take on 12th-seeded Stephe...
    Updated Mar 19 2015 01:48 pm   |     |   Share
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Cookie Lyon (Taraji P. Henson) visits Lucious Lyon (Terrence Howard) to claim her share of the company in the premiere episode of Wednesday on TV: ‘Empire’ ends Season 1 with a bang
    In the two-hour, first-season finale of “Empire” (7 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13), Lucious has a secret that’s about to change everything. Well, not for a while. ...
    Updated Mar 18 2015 05:45 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Rick Egan  | The Salt Lake Tribune)   

Tyler Haws warms up before the BYU vs. San Diego Toreros at the Marriott Center,  Saturday, January 4, 2014. Tuesday on TV; There’s BYU basketball, zombies and a lesbian sitcom
    Tonight’s TV schedule includes a basketball game of local interest and a couple of premieres — a good zombie show and a bad lesbian sitcom. The NCAA m...
    Updated Mar 17 2015 02:05 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   
Dancing with the Stars: Live! Tour arrives at the Maverik Center Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015, featuring Utah’s own Mirrorball winner Witney Carson and her celebrity partner Alfonso Ribeiro. Other performers include 24-year-old dance sensation, Keo Motsepe, a hugely successful pro-dancer from South Africa, and Mark Ballas, Sasha Farber and Valentin Chmerkovskiy, Paul Karmiryan and their partners. Monday on TV: They’re ‘Dancing with the Stars’ again on ABC — the 20th season begins
    The 20th season of “Dancing With the Stars” gets under way tonight (7 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4), and here what you can expect: Noah Galloway partnered with Sha...
    Updated Mar 16 2015 04:38 pm   |     |   Share