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    In this image released by Fox, Robin Lord Taylor portrays Oswald Cobblepot, left, and Carol Kane portrays his mother in a scene from ’Gotham,’ airing Mondays at 8 p.m. EST on Fox. (AP Photo/Fox, Jessica Miglio) Monday on TV: Holy violence, Batman! ‘Gotham’ is sadistic. (And ‘Houdini and Doyle’ is disappointing)
    In Season 2, I’ve become a fan of “Gotham” (7 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13). This “Batman” prequel of sorts has become compelling viewing, and I’m happy to recomm...
    Updated May 02 2016 02:27 pm   |     |   Share
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    First lady Michelle Obama, left, and President Barack Obama stand for the national anthem during the White House Correspondents’ Association dinner at the Washington Hilton on Saturday, April 25, 2015, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) This weekend on TV: Larry Wilmore, President Obama headline White House Correspondents’ Dinner
    It’s not often that I would start this feature by urging you to watch something on C-SPAN, but there aren’t many events like the White House Coorespon...
    Updated Apr 29 2016 11:30 am   |     |   Share
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    Cliff Lipson  |  CBS  Matthew Perry, Mr. Met and Garry Marshall on ’The Odd Couple.’ Thursday on TV: Garry Marshall shows up on ‘The Odd Couple’ — along with Mr. Met!
    Tonight’s episode of “The Odd Couple” (8:30 p.m., Garry Marshall makes an appearance as Oscar’s father. Oscar (Matthew Perry) is asked to throw out th...
    Updated Apr 28 2016 01:25 pm   |     |   Share
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    Mark Levine  |  ABC  Ungrateful brat Maddie (Lennon Stella, left), argues with her mother, Rayna (Connie Britton), on ’Nashville.’ Wednesday TV: Teenage brat continues to make ‘Nashville’ unpleasant viewing
    In tonight’s episode of “Nashville” (9 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4), Rayna (Connie Britton) tries desperately to get her runaway 16-year-old daughter, Maddie (Len...
    Updated Apr 27 2016 02:25 pm   |     |   Share
  • KUTV’s parent company is buying KJZZ
    Sinclair Broadcasting, the parent company of KUTV-Ch. 2, has reached an agreement to buy KJZZ-Channel 14 from Larry H. Miller Communications. The sale...
    Updated Apr 28 2016 12:38 pm   |     |   Share
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    FILE - In this Nov. 22, 2015 file photo, Prince presents the award for favorite album - soul/R&B at the American Music Awards in Los Angeles. Prince, widely acclaimed as one of the most inventive and influential musicians of his era with hits including ’Little Red Corvette,’ ’’Let’s Go Crazy’ and ’When Doves Cry,’ was found dead at his home on Thursday, April 21, 2016, in suburban Minneapolis, according to his publicist. He was 57. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File) Tuesday on TV: Prince pops up in ‘New Girl’ episode from 2014
    Fox made a bit of a change to its schedule tonight. The network was already planning to air a pair of new episodes of “New Girl” (7 and 8 p.m., Ch. 13...
    Updated Apr 26 2016 03:38 pm   |     |   Share
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    | Courtesy Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Billy Gardell, and Melissa McCarthy star in ’Mike & Molly’ on CBS. Monday on TV: ‘Mike & Molly’ returns for its final few episodes
    “Mike & Molly” (7 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2) returns tonight to begin its final run. Seven more episodes and it’s over — canceled by CBS after six seasons and 1...
    Updated Apr 25 2016 02:48 pm   |     |   Share
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    Iwan Rheon as Ramsay Bolton and Sophie Turner as Sansa Stark in ’Game of Thrones.’ Helen Sloan  |  Courtesy HBO
    As it enters Season 6, “Game of Thrones” (Sunday, 10 p.m., HBO) will go where it hasn’t gone before. The narrative has (for the most part) caught up w...
    Updated Apr 22 2016 10:53 am   |     |   Share
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      The gang celebrates Sheldon’s birthday inn the 200th episode of “The Big Bang Theory.” Pictured left to right: Jim Parsons, Kunal Nayyar, Sara Gilbert, Kevin Sussman, Adam West, Simon Helberg, Melissa Rauch, John Ross Bowie, Wil Wheaton, Johnny Galecki and Kaley Cuoco. Monty Brinton  |  CBS Thursday on TV: There’s a big battle on ‘The Big Bang Theory’
    If Leonard Hoffstadter (Johnny Galecki) and Sheldon Cooper (Jim Parsons) were real people, Leonard probably would have killed Sheldon by now. He’s inc...
    Updated Apr 21 2016 12:48 pm   |     |   Share
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    Wednesday on TV: Another good season of ‘Survivor’ continues
    Season 32 of “Survivor” (7 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2) has turned out to be a pretty good one. The whole “Brains vs. Brawn vs. Beauty” thing wasn’t that great, ...
    Updated Apr 20 2016 08:06 am   |     |   Share
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    Tuesday on TV: ‘Containment’ disappoints, but ‘The Night Manager’ is great
    If you think people spurting blood, dying from a horrible virus is entertaining, then “Containment” (8 p.m., CW/Ch. 30) is the show for you. The virus...
    Updated Apr 19 2016 08:03 am   |     |   Share
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    Rachel Bloom stars in ’Crazy Ex Girlfriend.’ Eddy Chen  |  The CW Monday on TV: It’s a night for ‘Crazy’ and ‘Super’ season finales
    Two series about very different young women air their season finales tonight — “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” will definitely be back next season; CBS has yet ...
    Updated Apr 18 2016 08:21 am   |     |   Share
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      Dylan Baker as Sen. Orrin Hatch, Greg Kinnear as Sen. Joe Biden and Treat Williams as Sen. Ted Kennedy in “Confirmation.” Frank Masi  |  HBO This weekend on TV: Orrin Hatch portrayed in ‘Confirmation’; ‘Kimmy Schmidt’ returns; ‘Girls’ exits
    Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch (played by Dylan Baker) is a minor presence in “Confirmation” (9 p.m., HBO), a TV movies that recounts the battle over the nomin...
    Updated Apr 15 2016 11:20 am   |     |   Share
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    Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton, left, and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt, pose for a photo before debating at the University of New Hampshire Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016, in Durham, N.H. (AP Photo/Jim Cole) Thursday on TV: Hurrah! Clinton vs. Sanders is last scheduled debate
    Our long national nightmare is over. For now. Tonight’s Democratic presidential debate (7 p.m., CNN) between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders is the...
    Updated Apr 14 2016 12:06 pm   |     |   Share
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    Los Angeles Lakers forward Kobe Bryant (24) drives around Utah Jazz forward Gordon Hayward (20) during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game, Monday, March 28, 2016, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) Wednesday on TV: Kobe is done, and the Jazz might be, too
    Kobe Bryant plays his last NBA game and the Utah Jazz might be playing their last game of the season when the Jazz visit the Lakers (8:30 p.m., ROOT a...
    Updated Apr 13 2016 05:15 pm   |     |   Share
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    David Lyons, Michael Raymond-James and Larenz Tate star in ’Game of Silence.’ Bob Mahoney  |  NBC Tuesday on TV: NBC’s new ‘Game of Silence’ is a big disappointment
    NBC’s new drama “Game of Silence” (9 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5) is not a game. For 25 years, a group of boyhood friends kept secret the fact that they were abus...
    Updated Apr 12 2016 11:46 am   |     |   Share
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    Jackie Robinson. Courtesy Getty Images Monday on TV: ‘Jackie Robinson’ is a great documentary about a great man
    There’s a lot more to “Jackie Robinson” (8 and 10 p.m., PBS/Ch. 7) than just the legend of the man who broke Major League baseball’s color barrier. He...
    Updated Apr 11 2016 03:38 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Real Salt Lake midfielder Luke Mulholland (19) congratulate Jou Plata (8) after Plata’s goal in the first period for Salt Lake, in MLS action, Real Salt Lake vs. The Colorado Rapids, at Rio Tinto Stadium, Saturday, May 17, 2014. This weekend on TV: It’s Utah vs. Colorado in MLS and NBA
    It’s Utah vs. Colorado this weekend on the pitch and on the court. On Saturday, Real Salt Lake hosts the Colorado Rapids in MLS action (7:30 p.m., KMY...
    Updated Apr 08 2016 12:05 pm   |     |   Share
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    This weekend on TV: Surprise! It’s yet another country music awards show
    It’s been at least a week since somebody held some country music awards, so it must be time for the Academy of Country Music Awards (Sunday, 7 p.m., C...
    Updated Apr 01 2016 09:18 am   |     |   Share
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    Justin Hires and Jon Foo star in ’Rush Hour.’ Neil Jacobs  |  CBS Thursday on TV: CBS’ ‘Rush Hour’ is sort of big, dumb fun
    “Rush Hour” (9 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2), which is based on the 1998 Jackie Chan-Chris Tucker movie, pairs a by-the-book Hong Kong police detective (Jon Foo) w...
    Updated Mar 31 2016 04:23 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 ’Empire.’ Chuck Hodes  |  Fox Wednesday on TV: ‘Empire’ is back, and it’s still bad
    After a 3½ month hiatus, “Empire” returns to Fox’s schedule tonight (8 p.m., Ch. 13). I wish I could tell you the show has gotten better, but it hasn’...
    Updated Mar 30 2016 02:44 pm   |     |   Share
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      Grant Gustin stars as “The Flash.” Cate Cameron  |  The CW Tuesday on TV: Is ‘The Flash’ a Mormon?
    No, the Flash is not Mormon. But Supergirl’s boss thought he might be. Sort of. If you missed Monday’s episode of “Supergirl,” it featured a crossover...
    Updated Mar 29 2016 10:42 am   |     |   Share
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    Monday on TV: The Flash and Supergirl team up
    It’s a super crossover tonight on “Supergirl” (7 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2) — the Flash (Grant Gustin) accidentally ends up in Kara’s (Melissa Benoist) universe...
    Updated Mar 28 2016 04:01 pm   |     |   Share
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    This weekend on TV: Why does ‘The Ten Commandments’ always air on Easter weekend?
    It’s sort of a mystery why airing the 1956 film “The Ten Commandments” on Easter weekend (Saturday, 7 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4) has become an annual event … gi...
    Updated Mar 25 2016 10:36 am   |     |   Share
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    Peter Krause and Mireille Enos star in ’The Catch.’ Richard Cartwright  |  ABC Thursday on TV: ‘The Catch’ doesn’t look made to last
    The latest addition to ABC’s Shonda-land TGIT lineup looks really cool. If only “The Catch” (8 p.m., Ch. 4) was as good as it looks. This is a show th...
    Updated Mar 24 2016 02:30 pm   |     |   Share
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    Wednesday on TV: It’s the Jazz vs. ‘Survivor’
    There are competing competitions on TV tonight. At 6 p.m. on ROOT, the Utah Jazz take on the Houston Rockets in an attempt to make it to the NBA playo...
    Updated Mar 23 2016 04:30 pm   |     |   Share
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      Melissa George stars in ’Heartbeat.’ Courtesy  |  NBCUniversal Tuesday on TV: NBC’s ‘Heartbeat’ barely has one
    NBC’s “Heartbeat” (8 p.m., Ch. 5) was supposed to premiere this past September, but star Melissa George (“The Slap”) got pregnant, so production was d...
    Updated Mar 22 2016 12:27 pm   |     |   Share
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    Donald Trump’s second ex-wife, Marla Maples, will compete in the new season of “Dancing With the Stars.”  Photo: Aaaron Poole/ABC Monday on TV: Trump’s ex-wife No. 2 will be ‘Dancing With the Stars’
    The 22nd season of “Dancing with the Stars” (7 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4) begins tonight, and — as always — not all of the stars are actually stars. Some of the...
    Updated Mar 21 2016 01:29 pm   |     |   Share
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    Utah forward Jakob Poeltl, front, drives past Fresno State center Terrell Carter II in the second half of a first-round men’s college basketball game Thursday, March 17, 2016, in the NCAA Tournament in Denver. Utah won 80-69. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) This weekend on TV: Utes and Cougars and ’Cats, oh my! Lots of postseason basketball
    Five local college teams are playing in the postseason this weekend — and four of them will be on TV: • In the first round of the NCAA men’s tournamen...
    Updated Mar 18 2016 11:57 am   |     |   Share
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    Pansexual ex-Mormon Chris Ammon — who’s also an ex-Utahn — is in the cast of MTV’s ’The Real World: Go Big or Go Home.’  Courtesy MTV Thursday on TV: Pansexual ex-Mormon enters MTV’s ‘Real World’
    The new season of “Real World” — subtitled “Go Big Or Go Home” — features a new twist. And it’s not Chris Ammon, the pansexual ex-Mormon. This time ar...
    Updated Mar 17 2016 12:50 pm   |     |   Share