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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!
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    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
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      ABC’s “Speechless” stars Mason Cook as Ray, stars Kyla Kenedy as Dylan, John Ross Bowie as Jimmy, Minnie Driver as Maya, Micah Fowler as JJ and Cedric Yarbrough as Kenneth. Kevin Foley  |  ABC ABC is adding 5 new shows, moving lots of others
    ABC announced a fall scheduled that features five new shows, but the bigger news is what’s happening with returning series. Five returning shows — “Th...
    Updated May 17 2016 11:59 am   |     |   Share
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      Billy Gardell as Mike Biggs and Melissa McCarthy as Molly Flynn in ’Mike & Molly.’ Robert Voets  |  Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Monday on TV: It’s the end for ‘Mike & Molly’ and ‘Castle’
    In the second-to-last episode of “Mike & Molly” (7 and 7:30 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2) Mike goes to a psychic and Molly goes to church in hopes of bettering the...
    Updated May 17 2016 08:18 am   |     |   Share
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    Damon Wayans and Clayne Crawford star in ’Lethal Weapon,’ premiering this fall on Fox. Courtesy Richard Foreman/Fox Fox turns to old movies, old TV shows for new 2016-17 schedule
    Fox was the second network to announce its 2016-17 schedule at this year’s upfronts — and the second to announce very little in the way of new program...
    Updated May 16 2016 05:21 pm   |     |   Share
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    NBC is adding lots of new shows ... mostly at midseason
    NBC has announced a whole slew of new shows for the upcoming television season — but almost none of them will air in the fall. The network has made re...
    Updated May 16 2016 01:22 pm   |     |   Share
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    This Oct. 6, 2008 photo released by CBS shows ’60 Minutes’ correspondent Morley Safer during the  program’s 40th anniversary celebration in New York. Safer will say farewell Sunday on ’60 Minutes’ as he is honored by the newsmagazine where he’s been a fixture for all but two of its 48 years. (John Paul Filo/CBS via AP) This weekend on TV: TV legend Morley Safer retiring from ‘60 Minutes’
    Morley Safer has been reporting for “60 Minutes” for longer than most Americans have been alive — since 1970. He’s filed 919 reports for the top-rated...
    Updated May 13 2016 11:37 am   |     |   Share
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    In this image released by Fox, Rob Lowe, left, and Fred Savage appear in a scene from ’The Grinder,’ premiering Sept. 29, on Fox. (Ray Mickshaw/FOX via AP) TV bloodbath? Nope. Just a bunch of cancellations
    The broadcast networks canceled a whole bunch of shows this week … which isn’t exactly Big News. It’s that time of year. ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox and The CW...
    Updated May 13 2016 11:15 am   |     |   Share
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    Thursday on TV: Leonard’s father meets Sheldon’s mother on ‘Big Bang Theory,’ and ... OMG!
    We meet a new character on the season finale of “The Big Bang Theory” (7 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2) — although its someone we’ve heard about plenty of times bef...
    Updated May 12 2016 02:42 pm   |     |   Share
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    Screen Grab  |  CBS Entertainment  Tai Trang, Joseph Del Campo, Cydney Gillon, Michele Fitzgerald and Aubry Bracco during the 13th episode of “Survivor: Kaoh Rong — Brains vs. Brawn vs. Beauty.” Wednesday on TV: There’s more backstabbing and betrayal on ‘Survivor’
    In the second-to-last episode of a surprisingly strong season of “Survivor” (7 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2), on of the remaining five contestants is betrayed by h...
    Updated May 11 2016 12:30 pm   |     |   Share
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    Kelsey McNeal  |  ABC  Chloe Bennett as Skye and Luke Mitchell as Lincoln in ’Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ Tuesday on TV: ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ plays off ‘Captain America: Civil War’
    If you don’t want to know anything about the movie “Captain America: Civil War,” you’ll probably want to skip this week’s episode of “Marvel’s Agents ...
    Updated May 10 2016 04:54 pm   |     |   Share
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    Monday on TV: Utah man killed by cops is central figure in ‘Peace Officer’
    Tonight’s film on “Independent Lens” (8 p.m., PBS/Ch. 7) takes place in Utah — although the issue at hand in “Peace Officer” is of national importance...
    Updated May 09 2016 02:36 pm   |     |   Share
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    Bettina Strauss  |  The CW  Nicholas Gonzales at Rupture in “The Flash.” Tuesday on TV: Rupture travel from comic books to “The Flash”
    Another character from the comic books — Rupture — shows up on this week’s episode of “The Flash” (7 p.m., CW/Ch. 30). Cisco is shocked when he “vibes...
    Updated May 03 2016 04:19 pm   |     |   Share
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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