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    Gavin Bond  |  Comedy Central   Anthony Atamanuik stars as Donald J. Trump in “The President Show.’ Thursday on TV: ‘The President Show’ uses faux Trump to mock real Trump
    So, what will Donald Trump do when he’s no longer in the White House? How about … host a late-night talk show? Comedy Central gives us a taste of what...
    Updated Apr 27 2017 11:09 am   |     |   Share
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    |  CBS Entertainment   Sierra Dawn-Thomas is still fighting for the million bucks on “Survivor.” Wednesday on TV: Utahn is still trying to outwit, outplay and outlast on ‘Survivor’
    And Utahn Sierra Dawn-Thomas has been in the thick of the plotting lately. She’s still there, but her plans have exactly worked out. This week, friend...
    Updated Apr 26 2017 08:18 am   |     |   Share
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    Briga Heelan and Andrea Martin star in ìGreat News.î Eddy Chen  |  NBC Tuesday on TV: ‘Great News’ isn’t great, but it’s not bad
    The new NBC sitcom “Great News” (8 and 8:30 p.m., Ch. 5) comes to us from the producers of “30 Rock” and “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” — and shares a ce...
    Updated Apr 25 2017 09:54 am   |     |   Share
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    Monday on TV: ‘Gotham’ is back, and the Riddler emerges
    “Gotham” (7 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13) returns tonight after a three-month hiatus (really!), and Ed Nygma starts introducing himself as The Riddler. Also, Bull...
    Updated Apr 24 2017 09:36 am   |     |   Share
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    (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Utah Jazz guard George Hill (3) tries to get down court as LA Clippers guard Chris Paul (3) defends, in NBA action Utah Jazz vs. LA Clippers, in Salt Lake City, Monday, March 13, 2017.   This weekend on TV: Utah Jazz can take commanding lead over L.A. Clippers
    The Utah Jazz will have two chances this weekend to do something they haven’t done since April 30, 2010 — win a playoff game at home. (It’s not like t...
    Updated Apr 21 2017 02:07 pm   |     |   Share
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    Courtesy  |  NBCUniversal  Colton Dunn as Garrett, Nico Santos as Mateo, Ben Feldman as Jonah, America Ferrera as Amy, Mark McKinney as Glenn, Nichole Bloom as Cheyenne and Lauren Ash as Dina in “Superstore.”  Thursday on TV: They’re spring-cleaning at Cloud 9 on ‘Superstore’
    Glenn mandates a spring cleaning this week at the “Superstore” (7 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5), and Amy and Garrett find a trove of abandoned photos — which promp...
    Updated Apr 20 2017 12:00 pm   |     |   Share
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    Matthias Clamer  |  FX  Ewan McGregor stars as Emmit Stussy in Season 3 of ìFargo.î Wednesday on TV: ‘Fargo’ gets off to a great restart; ‘The Expanse’ ends an excellent season
    One really good show starts its third season and another really good show ends its second season tonight. • In the third-season premiere of “Fargo” (...
    Updated Apr 19 2017 11:33 am   |     |   Share
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    Tuesday on TV: Pretty people in ‘Famous in Love’ are pretty boring
    If I tell you that “Famous In Love” (10 p.m., Freeform) is a new series from the I. Marlene King, the producer of “Pretty Little Liars,” you probably ...
    Updated Apr 18 2017 01:22 pm   |     |   Share
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    Tyler Golden  |  NBC  Utahn Aaliyah Rose performs on “The Voice.’ Monday on TV: ‘The Voice’ live (but not here) shows begin; Utahn is still in the competition
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    Updated Apr 15 2017 08:24 am   |     |   Share
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    FILE - In this Aug. 25, 2014, file photo, Jimmy Fallon presents an award at the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles. Fallon got the royal treatment at Harvard. ’The Tonight Show’ host and ’Saturday Night Live’ alum was honored Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015, by the Harvard Lampoon. Four months Fallon needed emergency surgery to save one of his fingers after falling in his kitchen, Fallon hurt his other hand in spill at a party in his honor on Saturday. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File) This weekend on TV: ‘SNL’ will be live on Ch. 5; Jazz are in the playoffs; ‘60 Minutes’ reports on Utahn’s humanitarian work
    NBC makes “Saturday Night Live” live this week everywhere across the continental United States — including here in Utah. KSL-Ch. 5 will air it on Satu...
    Updated Apr 14 2017 12:23 pm   |     |   Share
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      Phil Keoghan is the producer and host of “The Amazing Race.” Monty Brinton  |  CBS Thursday on TV: ‘Amazing Race’ is off to a good start
    Season 29 of “The Amazing Race” (9 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2) is a bit different from the previous 28, because none of the contestants knew each other before th...
    Updated Apr 13 2017 05:00 pm   |     |   Share
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    Sierra Dawn-Thomas and Tai Trang on the 500th episode of “Survivor.” Robert Voets  |  CBS Entertainment Wednesday on TV: Utahn is still on ‘Survivor’; Jazz have something to play for in regular-season finale
    This is turning out to be another good season of “Survivor” (7 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2), and Utahn Sierra Dawn-Thomas is still in the game. There was a close ...
    Updated Apr 12 2017 03:52 pm   |     |   Share
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    Tuesday on TV: ‘Switched at Birth’ airs its final episode
    There are several season finales tonight — “The Fosters,” “Imposters,” “Detroiters” — and “Switched at Birth” airs its final episode. It may not have ...
    Updated Apr 11 2017 11:31 am   |     |   Share
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    Robert Trachtenberg  |  AMC/Sony Pictures Television  Michael McKean as Chuck McGill and Bob Odenkirk as Jimmy McGill in “Better Call Saul.” Monday on TV: ‘Better Call Saul’ is back; ‘The Great War’ begins; ‘Antiques Road Show’ is still in Salt lake City
    You could say that “Better Call Saul” (11 p.m., AMC) is slow. I’d rather say it’s deliberate. It’s definitely more deliberately paced than a network d...
    Updated Apr 10 2017 02:29 pm   |     |   Share
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      Peyton Elizabeth Lee stars as the title character in “Andi Mack,” which is being produced in Utah. Fred Hayes  |  Disney Channel This weekend on TV: Utah’s ‘Andi Mack’ is good; ‘The Son’ is promising; and 1 of 3 new reality shows is worth checking out
    The Disney Channel comes to Utah beginning tonight … although it never actually says that it’s here. The cable channel’s charming new sitcom “Andi Mac...
    Updated Apr 07 2017 11:57 am   |     |   Share
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    Thursday on TV: ‘Scandal’ continues to be tedious and dumb
    “Scandal” (8 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4) has always been over-the-top crazy. Completely divorced from reality. But it used to be insanely fun. Whether it was lea...
    Updated Apr 07 2017 12:12 pm   |     |   Share
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    Wedneday on TV: ‘Brockmire’ gets off to a vulgar, funny start
    Jim Brockmire (Hank Azaria) is a sportscaster who became a legend for the wrong reason. A decade ago, he had a profane meltdown on the air — in the mi...
    Updated Apr 05 2017 12:59 pm   |     |   Share
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    Wentworth Miller and Dominic Purcell in the all-new ìOgygiaî event series premiere episode of ’Prison Break.’ Courtesy Fox Tuesday on TV: ‘Prison Break’ is back, and it’s both dumb and boring
    “Prison Break” is back (8 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13) a, and it’s dumber than ever. When the series ended in May 2009, the lead character — Michael Scofield (We...
    Updated Apr 04 2017 02:01 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 Monday on TV: CBS gives ‘The Great Indoors’ a Monday-night tryout
    CBS is airing an episode of “The Great Indoors” tonight (8:30 p.m., Ch. 2) as an experiment of sorts. The network has already renewed 18 of its curren...
    Updated Mar 27 2017 04:54 pm   |     |   Share
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    This photo provided by Netflix shows Jane Fonda, left, and Lily Tomlin in the Netflix Original Series ’Grace and Frankie.’  (Melissa Moseley/Netflix via AP) This weeked on TV: ‘Grace and Frankie’ are back; ‘Bette and Joan’ do battle
    The very amusing comedy “Grace and Frankie” begins streaming its third season Friday on Netflix. Grace (Jane Fonda) and Frankie (Lily Tomlin) are goin...
    Updated Mar 24 2017 11:39 am   |     |   Share
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    (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Gonzaga Bulldogs forward Johnathan Williams (3) beats Northwestern Wildcats center Dererk Pardon (5) up on the jump ball as the teams face off in the NCAA tournament in Salt Lake City on Saturday, March 18, 2017. Thursday on TV: NCAA men’s basketball tournament resumes — Arizona, Gonzaga and Oregon are all in action
    The NCAA men’s basketball tournament resumes this evening with as close as we’re going to come to having any local interest in the games. None of the ...
    Updated Mar 23 2017 02:48 pm   |     |   Share
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    Stephan James and Sanaa Lathan star in ’Shots Fired.’   Courtesy FOX Wednesday on TV: Fox’s ‘Shots Fired’ — which debuted at Sundance — is a series with something to say
    “Shots Fired” (7 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13) is something different for Fox – a serious drama that has something to say about America. It’s an unflinching story...
    Updated Mar 22 2017 11:30 am   |     |   Share
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    Jack Rowand  |  The CW  Melissa Benoist and Grant Gustin perform in the musical episode of “The Flash.” Tuesday on TV: ‘Flash’/’Supergirl’ crossover is good, but it’s not great
    Tonight, it’s the long-anticipated (at least by some of us) musical crossover between “The Flash” (7 p.m., CW/Ch. 30) and “Supergirl.” It’s also a “Gl...
    Updated Mar 21 2017 12:52 pm   |     |   Share
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    Monday on TV: ‘Dancing with the Stars’ is back — complete with another stupid controversy
    There’s yet another fake controversy involving “Dancing with the Stars” (7 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): — which, of course, ABC hopes will help pump up the ratin...
    Updated Mar 20 2017 01:47 pm   |     |   Share
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    This weekend on TV: Netflix/Marvel’s ‘Iron Fist’ is not worth binging
    Netflix and Marvel are up at bat with their latest superhero series, and it’s a swing and a miss. Or, at least, a bad foul into the stands. “Iron Fist...
    Updated Mar 17 2017 10:54 am   |     |   Share
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    Thursday on TV: Are your brackets done? NCAA tournament tips off!
    Well, productivity at work will be down for the next couple of days — the NCAA men’s basketball tournament tips off and goes non-stop for 12 hours at ...
    Updated Mar 16 2017 09:49 am   |     |   Share
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    (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Brigham Young Cougars head coach Dave Rose during the game against San Francisco Dons at the Marriott Center Thursday January 12, 2017. Wednesday on TV: BYU’s NIT game delayed 2 hours because of snowstorm in New York
    Tonight’s NIT game in Provo — BYU is hosting Texas-Arlington — has been pushed back a couple of hours because of a snowstorm. Tipoff is now at 9 p.m. ...
    Updated Mar 15 2017 02:18 pm   |     |   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: ‘This Is Us’ ends (for now); ‘Trial & Error’ begins; and there’s college basketball (including Utes)
    There’s a big finale, a big premiere and some college basketball tonight. • I told you back in September that “This Is Us” (8 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5) is the ...
    Updated Mar 14 2017 11:33 am   |     |   Share
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    Monday on TV: Tony is alive, and he’s back on ‘24’
    He’s been good. He’s been bad. He’s been alive. He’s been dead. Carlos Bernard returns to “24: Legacy” (7 p.m., Fox/13) as Tony Almeida, who lived and...
    Updated Mar 13 2017 02:18 pm   |     |   Share
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    Rory Reid, Matt LeBlanc and Chris Harris are in Kazakhstan on the season premiere of “Top Gear.”  Photo Credit: BBCA 2017 This weekend on TV: BBC’s remodeled ‘Top Gear’ mentions Utah (sort of)
    The BBC’s latest reboot of “Top Gear” (Sunday, 9 p.m., BBC America) references Utah … without ever using the name of the state. This is the second att...
    Updated Mar 10 2017 12:09 pm   |     |   Share