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    Idina Menzel, left, and Nia Long pose for a portrait to promote their film ’Beaches’ at the Winter Television Critics Association press tour on Friday, Jan. 13, 2017, in Pasadena, Calif. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP) TV review: Forget Lifetime’s ‘Beaches’ remake and just watch the 1988 original
    If you’ve never seen the 1988 movie “Beaches,” you just might like the TV-movie remake (Saturday, 6, 9 and 11 p.m., Lifetime). If you have seen the or...
    Updated Jan 20 2017 04:12 pm   |     |   Share
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    Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell (26) is tackled by New England Patriots during the first half of an NFL football game in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016. (AP Photo/Jared Wickerham) This weekend on TV: Who will make it to the Super Bowl? Falcons or Packers? Steelers or Patriots?
    The matchup for Super Bowl LI will be set on Sunday. First up is the NFC Championship (1 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13), with the Atlanta Falcons hosting the Green...
    Updated Jan 20 2017 11:18 am   |     |   Share
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    Thursday on TV: Chris Pratt joins his wife on ‘Mom’
    “Mom” (8 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2) series star Anna Faris is joined by her real-life husband, Chris Pratt (“Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Parks and Recreation”) i...
    Updated Jan 18 2017 07:53 pm   |     |   Share
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    Wednesday on TV: It’s the People’s Choice Awards — which mean absolutely nothing
    In the grand scheme of things, awards shows don’t mean much. Just famous people patting each other on the back. “The People’s Choice Awards” (8 p.m., ...
    Updated Jan 18 2017 11:23 am   |     |   Share
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    NBC confirms that ‘Will & Grace’ is coming back for 10 episodes next season
    NBC has confirmed the long-rumored return of “Will & Grace,” which signed off — supposedly for good — in 2006 after eight seasons and 194 episodes. Te...
    Updated Jan 18 2017 11:20 am   |     |   Share
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    Tuesday on TV: TV Land is going to start ‘Throwing Shade’
    Tonight, TV Land premieres its first late-night show — and your guess is almost as good as mine. I have seen a couple of sketches from “Throwing Shade...
    Updated Jan 17 2017 02:48 pm   |     |   Share
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    Monday on TV: Utahn lucky ‘The Bachelor’ sent her home
    If you look around the internet, you will find stories about how Utahn Briana Guertler and seven other “unlucky ladies” were sent home by “Bachelor” N...
    Updated Jan 16 2017 10:42 am   |     |   Share
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    Jenna Coleman as Queen Victoria. Courtesy of ITV Plc/Masterpiece This weekend on TV: Young ‘Victoria,’ a ‘Young Pope’ and ‘Sneaky Pete’
    If you miss “Downton Abbey” — and who doesn’t? — give “Victoria on Masterpiece” (Sunday, 8 p.m., PBS/Ch. 7) a try. This engaging new series centers on...
    Updated Jan 13 2017 09:32 am   |     |   Share
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    Thursday on TV: One kitchen competition ends; another begins
    Tonight, it’s the season finale of “The Great American Baking Show” (7 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4). In the finale, the two remaining bakers face the three most d...
    Updated Jan 12 2017 11:07 am   |     |   Share
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    Wednesdy on TV: ‘Black-ish’ deals with disappointment over Trump election
    Network television has been skittish about dealing with the results of presidential election, but “Black-ish” (8:30 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4) is going to meet ...
    Updated Jan 11 2017 03:12 pm   |     |   Share
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    President Barack Obama speaks about the election, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) Tuesday on TV: President Obama speaks; TV schedule adjusts
    President Barack Obama delivers his farewell address from the Oval Office (7 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2, ABC/Ch. 4, NBC/Ch. 5, Fox/Ch. 13, CNN, C-SPAN, MSNBC). T...
    Updated Jan 10 2017 09:30 am   |     |   Share
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    KJZZ (along with KUTV) adds a 9 p.m. newscast
    Beginning tonight, 9 p.m. becomes more of a battle front in the local TV news wars. The competition increases with the debut of “2 News at 9” on KJZZ-...
    Updated Jan 11 2017 08:45 pm   |     |   Share
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    Alabama’s Derrick Henry runs for a touchdown during the first half of the NCAA college football playoff championship game Monday, Jan. 11, 2016, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson) Monday on TV: There are multiple ways to watch Alabama-Clemson title game
    Tonight marks the end of the college football season — it’s the national championship game, and it’s a rematch of last year’s title matchup — No. 1 Al...
    Updated Jan 09 2017 10:46 am   |     |   Share
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    Joely Richardson as Glinda/North, Vincent D’Onofrio as Wizard/Frank, Adria Arjona as Dorothy Gale and Oliver Jackson-Cohen as Lucas/Roan in ’Emerald City.’  Photo by: Michael Muller/NBC This weekend on TV: Oz is a dark and scary place in ‘Emerald City’
    After a long, long delay, NBC premieres “Emerald City” tonight (8 and 9 p.m., Ch. 5). In this re-imagined “Wizard of Oz,” Dorothy is an adult; Toto is...
    Updated Jan 06 2017 09:00 am   |     |   Share
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    Thursday on TV: ABC relives the case of the Mom and Dad-murdering Menendez brothers
    For those of you lucky enough to be too young to remember, Lyle and Erik Menendez made headlines when they shot their parents to death in their Beverl...
    Updated Jan 05 2017 08:36 am   |     |   Share
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    (Jerry Henkel   |   The Associated Press)   Kody Brown sits with his wives in July at one of their homes in Las Vegas. They are the polygamist family featured on TLC’s ’Sister Wives’ program.  Pictured are: top row, Janelle, left, and Christine; bottom row, Meri, left, Kody and Robyn. After daughter comes out, ‘Sister Wives’ parents have chance to prove their stance on gay marriage is different from Mormon church
    Even before “Sister Wives” premiered, the question of the polygamists’ views on homosexuality was raised. Well, it was sort of an uninformed question ...
    Updated Jan 05 2017 03:50 pm   |     |   Share
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    Heidi Gutman  |  ABC  “Match Game” host Alec Baldwin. Wednesday on TV: Yes, ‘Match Game’ is dumb. But it’s big, dumb fun!
    Nobody is going to get any smarter by watching ABC’s revival of “Match Game” (9 p.m., Ch. 4). It’s silly and slightly naughty and sort of ridiculous. ...
    Updated Jan 04 2017 09:30 am   |     |   Share
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    FILE - This undated file photo shows Adolf Hitler, right, and his mistress Eva Braun posing on the Terrace of the Berghof, in Berchtesgeden, Germany. American television viewers get their first chance to see and hear Hitler’s inner circle describe the dictator’s final hours in filmed interviews when “The Day Hitler Died” premieres on the Smithsonian Channel on Monday, Nov. 16, 2015, at 8 p.m. EDT/PDT. Hitler shot himself alongside Braun, the longtime mistress who took a poison capsule and died beside Hitler the day after they were married. (AP Photo, File) Tuesday on TV: AHC will scare us with ‘Hitler’s Zombie Army.’ Really.
    Glancing through tonight’s TV listings, this sort of jumped out at me — “Hitler’s Zombie Army” (8 p.m., American Heroes Channel) If nothing else, this...
    Updated Jan 03 2017 08:57 am   |     |   Share
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    President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama arrive for a reception to honor recipients of the 2016 Kennedy Center Honors in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta) Tuesday on TV: Colbert hosts the always-classy Kennedy Center Honors
    Stephen Colbert returns as host of TV’s classiest awards — the 39th Annual Kennedy Center Honors (8 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2). This year’s honorees are pianist...
    Updated Dec 27 2016 10:51 am   |     |   Share
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    Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott (4) celebrates linebacker Albert Morris’ touchdown during the second half of an NFL football game against the Washington Redskins in Landover, Md., Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Mark Tenally) Monday on TV: Are you ready for some football?
    It’s the day after Christmas and there’s football … and not a whole lot else. • College football: St. Petersburg Bowl — Miami (Ohio) vs. Mississippi S...
    Updated Dec 26 2016 10:00 am   |     |   Share
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    (Courtesy photo)    Peter Billingsley stars as Ralphie in ’A Christmas Story.’ This weekend on TV: How can you NOT watch ‘A Christmas Story’?
    I probably won’t sit down and watch all of “A Christmas Story” at once, but I’ll definitely watch pieces of it on Saturday and Sunday. It’s a great mo...
    Updated Dec 23 2016 11:58 am   |     |   Share
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    When Charlie Brown complains in  ’A Charlie Brown Christmas’ about the overwhelming materialism he sees among everyone during the Christmas season, Lucy suggests he become director of the school Christmas pageant. Charlie Brown accepts, but it proves to be a frustrating struggle; and when an attempt to restore the proper spirit with a forlorn little fir Christmas tree fails, he needs Linus’ help to learn what the real meaning of Christmas is. (© 1965 United Feature Syndicate Inc.) Thursday on TV: It’s ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’ again
    It’s your second chance this season to watch “A Charlie Brown Christmas” (7 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4) on broadcast TV … if you don’t have it on DVD or Blu-ray....
    Updated Dec 22 2016 02:12 pm   |     |   Share
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    Wednesday on TV: BYU vs. Wyoming is sort of a blast from the past
    The Poinsettia Bowl (7 p.m., ESPN) is sort of a blast from the past this year. BYU (8-4) faces Wyoming (8-5) for the first time since the Cougars left...
    Updated Dec 21 2016 01:35 pm   |     |   Share
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    Alec Baldwin and Tony Bennett in ’Tony Bennett Celebrates 90: The Best is Yet to Come.’ Peter Kramer  |  NBC Tuesday on TV: Tony Bennett turns 90 in style
    In “Tony Bennett Celebrates 90: The Best Is Yet to Come” (8 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5), Bennett celebrates his birthday and performs. Guests include Andrea Boc...
    Updated Dec 20 2016 02:21 pm   |     |   Share
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    FILE - In this April 22, 2015 file photo, first lady Michelle Obama speaks in the East Room in Washington. Heading out on a weeklong European trip with stops in London and three Italian cities, Michelle Obama is following a path blazed by first ladies who served before her. She’s stepping up the pace of her international travel where she does not accompany President Barack Obama. The journey Mrs. Obama begins Monday will be her second overseas jaunt without Obama this year. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File) Monday on TV: Michelle Obama dishes with Oprah Winfrey
    Oprah Winfrey is back in prime-time tonight with a special for which the title explains itself — “First Lady Michelle Obama Says Farewell to the White...
    Updated Dec 19 2016 11:30 am   |     |   Share
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    Rufus Sewell stars as an American Nazi official  in ’The Man in The High Castle.’  Photo: Amazon This weekend on TV: Nazis still rule most of America in Season 2 of Amazon’s ‘Man In the High Castle’
    There’s a big release for Amazon subscribers on Friday — the 10-episode second season of “The Man In the High Castle” starts streaming. It’s set in an...
    Updated Dec 16 2016 01:14 pm   |     |   Share
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    Bernadette (Melissa Rauch) is concerned when Wolowitz (Simon Helberg freaks out over her pregnancy announcement. Photo: Sonja Flemming/CBS Thursday on TV: Baby is born on ‘Big Bang Theory’
    There’s a bigger-than-usual episode of “The Big Bang Theory” (7 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2), as Bernadette (Melissa Rauch) gives birth — adding a baby to the “Bi...
    Updated Dec 15 2016 11:14 am   |     |   Share
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    Courtesy  |  CBS  Contestants will try to outwit, outplay and outlast each other on the 33rd season of ’Survivor.’ Wednesday on TV: This season of ‘Survivor’ has been spectacular; new series ‘Star’ is just OK
    When CBS announced the premise of this fall’s edition of “Survivor” (7 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2) — Millennials vs. Gen X — I thought it sounded incredibly cont...
    Updated Dec 14 2016 11:06 am   |     |   Share
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    |  Courtesy of Ed Thompson  The Mormon Tabernacle Choir’s performs its annual Christmas concert. Tuesday on TV: Celebrate Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir
    It won’t air nationally on PBS until next week, but local viewers can see the anual “Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir” tonight at 7 p.m. on ...
    Updated Dec 13 2016 12:45 pm   |     |   Share
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    Monday on TV: ‘Great Christmas Light Fight’ is an ode to excess
    A number of years ago, we had neighbors who went a bit overboard at Christmastime. To be blunt, their house was a nightmarish mish-mash featuring an e...
    Updated Dec 12 2016 09:40 am   |     |   Share