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    Gene Page  |  Syfy  Ian Ziering as Fin Shepard in “Sharknado 3.” This weekend on TV: Utah is hit by a ‘Sharknado’
    That “Sharknado: The 4th Awakens” (Sunday, 9 p.m., Syfy) is extraordinarily stupid is not exactly news. All the “Sharknado” movies have been dumb. The...
    Updated Jul 29 2016 11:25 am   |     |   Share
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    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks to the Democratic National Committee 22nd Annual Women’s Leadership Forum National Issues Conference in Washington, Friday, Oct. 23, 2015. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) Thursday on TV: Hillary Clinton makes history; MLS All-Stars face Arsenal
    Chelsea Clinton will introduce her mother, Hillary Rodham Clinton, who will be the first woman ever to accept the presidential nomination of a major A...
    Updated Jul 28 2016 12:21 pm   |     |   Share
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    Former President Bill Clinton reaches out to greet well-wishers as he works rope line following his appearance at a high school in Aurora, Colo., to promote Colorado’s Democratic candidates in the upcoming general election on Monday, Oct. 27, 2014. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) Tuesday on TV: Bill Clinton headlines Democratic convention; MADtv returns
    Former president Bill Clinton — who may end up being the first “first gentleman” in U.S. History — is scheduled to speak at the Democratic National Co...
    Updated Jul 26 2016 01:24 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    L-R Anna Valentine, 15, Ethan Valentine, 12 and Linda Valentine, Layton, pull hand carts with the Sons of the Utah Pioneers entry, in the Days of ’47 parade, Friday, July 24, 2015. Monday on TV: Are the Mormons parading for Hillary Clinton?
    The Mormons are throwing a parade for the Democrats and Hillary Clinton this morning! OK, not really. But both are happening today. Pioneer Day was ac...
    Updated Jul 25 2016 09:21 am   |     |   Share
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      Danny Pino as Sen. Luke Healy and Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Laurel Healy in “BrainDead.” Michael Parmelee  |  CBS This weekend on TV: ‘BrainDead’ bugs out and moves to Sundays
    “Braindead” is bugging out. CBS is moving the summer series that mixes Washington political intrigue and bugs from outer space that crawl into people’...
    Updated Jul 22 2016 10:42 am   |     |   Share
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    FILE - In this May 24, 2016 file photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a campaign event in Albuquerque, N.M. According to an AP count: Trump has reached the number of delegates needed to clinch the Republican nomination for president. Trump, the only remaining GOP candidate left in the race, will go on to accept the nomination at the party’s national convention in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File) Thursday on TV: That guy from ‘The Apprentice’ accepts GOP nomination tonight
    Donald Trump is scheduled to deliver his acceptance speech tonight at the Republican National Convention, and I’m sort of in shock over this. I can’t ...
    Updated Jul 21 2016 12:19 pm   |     |   Share
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    Indiana Gov. Mike Pence speaks during a Welcome Home Rally, Saturday, July 16, 2016, in Zionsville, Ind. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump announced Pence as his vice presidential running mate. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings) Wednesday on TV: GOP gets to hear from Pence and Ivanka
    Night 3 of the Republican National Convention features not just the acceptance speech by vice presidential nominee Mike Pence, but a speech by Ivanka ...
    Updated Jul 20 2016 01:50 pm   |     |   Share
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    Melania Trump, wife of Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump walks to the stage as Donald Trump introduces her during the opening day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Monday, July 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) Tuesday on TV: RNC rolls on; ‘Containment’ limps to an end; RSL gets ‘friendly’
    At Day 2 of the Republican National Convention, barring some sort of miracle Donald Trump will be formally nominated for president. Speakers include t...
    Updated Jul 19 2016 12:23 pm   |     |   Share
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    FILE - In this June 7, 2016 file photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump gestures to supporters as he leaves the stage with his wife Melania after a news conference at the Trump National Golf Club Westchester in Briarcliff Manor, N.Y. Melania Trump insists she’s her own person, more than an accessory in her husband Donald Trump’s run for the White House.   (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer) Monday on TV: Trump’s current wife set to speak at GOP convention
    The Republican National Convention gets going today, and CNN, C-SPAN, Fox New Channel and MSNBC have coverage pretty much all day long. PBS/Ch. 7 has ...
    Updated Jul 18 2016 11:36 am   |     |   Share
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    Fred Norris  |  HBO  Danny McBride and Walton Goggins star in ’Vice Principals.’ This weekend on TV: HBO’s ‘The Night Of’ soars; ‘Vice Principals’ sinks. And stinks.
    Last week, HBO premiered a really good new drama — “The Night Of” (Sunday, 10 p.m.). This week, the pay-cable channel premieres a new comedy, “Vice Pr...
    Updated Jul 15 2016 02:38 pm   |     |   Share
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    Rami Malek as Elliot Alderson, left, and Christian Slater as Mr. Robot. (Photo by: Peter Kramer/USA Network) Wednesday on TV: Weirdness continues — ‘Mr. Robot’ is back
    Season 2 of “Mr. Robot” begins with an extended, 91-minute episodes that finds Elliot in seclusion; Angela happy at E Corp; and fsociety delivering a ...
    Updated Jul 13 2016 03:03 pm   |     |   Share
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    Tuesday on TV: Baseball’s All-Star Game is stupid. I hate it.
    In general, I have absolutely no interest in pro all-star games because they’re meaningless. Except for the MLB All-Star Game (6 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13), wh...
    Updated Jul 12 2016 01:09 pm   |     |   Share
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    Monday on TV: It’s really rare — no Utahns are finalists in lame kids’ version of ‘So You Think You Can Dance’
    The 10 finalists have been named for the current season of “So You Think You Can Dance” (7 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13), and there’s shocking news. None of them ...
    Updated Jul 11 2016 11:38 am   |     |   Share
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      Riz Ahmed and John Turturro star in ’The Night Of.’ Craig Blankenhorn  |  HBO This weekend on TV: HBO’s ‘The Night Of’ really is must-see TV
    “The Night Of” (Sunday, 10 p.m.) is the best new drama to air on HBO since the first season of “True Detective” in 2014. That’s not faint praise, alth...
    Updated Jul 08 2016 01:11 pm   |     |   Share
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    Thursday on TV: Well, at least there’s some original programming
    It’s not a great night for TV, but there is some original programming. • “BattleBots” (7 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): The qualifying round concludes. • NBA Summe...
    Updated Jul 07 2016 03:03 pm   |     |   Share
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      “Tyrant” stars Nasser Faris as Khaled, Alice Krige as Amira, Ashraf Barhom as Jamal, Moran Atias as Leila, Adam Rayner as Barry, Anne Winters as Emma, Jennifer Finnegan as Molly and Noah Silver as Sammy. Courtesy Patrick Harbron / FX Wednesday on TV: There’s more Middle Eastern intrigue when ‘Tyrant’ returns
    Season 3 of “Tyrant” (11 p.m., FX) picks up shortly after Season 2 ended. Jamal Al-Fayeed (Ashraf Barhom), the brutal president of the (fictional) Mid...
    Updated Jul 06 2016 02:11 pm   |     |   Share
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    Tuesday on TV: Jazz face Celtics in Summer League game — which is sort of like NBA basketball, right?
    If you’re starved for NBA basketball — it has, after all, been 16 days since the Cavs came back to win the title — there’s sort-of NBA basketball on T...
    Updated Jul 05 2016 02:31 pm   |     |   Share
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    Monday on TV: You can see lots of fireworks on TV
    If you want to watch fireworks on TV instead of going out and actually watching fireworks, NBC, PBS and CBS have you covered. • “Macy’s Fourth of July...
    Updated Jul 04 2016 11:05 am   |     |   Share
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    Thursday on TV: ‘Queen of the South’ is sort of a female ‘Breaking Bad’
    It’s tough to try to follow “Breaking Bad,” but Netflix’s “Narcos” managed to carve out a place as a second high-quality drug-trade drama. It’s even h...
    Updated Jun 23 2016 02:52 pm   |     |   Share
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    Wednesday on TV: Viewers beware — ‘Big Brother’ is back
    “Big Brother” returns to CBS (7 p.m., Ch. 2), and “the theme of this season’s house is ‘summer vacation,’ showcasing design elements and decor that ce...
    Updated Jun 22 2016 01:30 pm   |     |   Share
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    Tuesday on TV: ‘Person of Interest’ goes out with a bang; USA faces Argentina in huge soccer match
    After five seasons and 103 episodes, it’s a wrap for “Person of Interest” (9 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2). The show’s been canceled, and fans are promised some so...
    Updated Jun 21 2016 11:04 am   |     |   Share
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    Tony Shalhoub as Sen. Red Wheatus in “BrainDead.” Jeff Neumann  |  CBS Monday on TV: Don’t miss the amazing musical recap on ‘BrainDead’
    I realize this sounds sort of weird, but my absolute favorite part of tonight’s episode of “BrainDead” (9 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2) is the recap of last week’s...
    Updated Jun 20 2016 11:36 am   |     |   Share
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    FILe - In this June 7, 2015 file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) watches as Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry dribbles during the second half of Game 2 of basketball’s NBA Finals in Oakland, Calif. For months, the Cavaliers’ megastar has lived slightly under the radar, if that’s even possible for one of the world’s most famous and recognizable athletes. While Stephen Curry rained 3-pointers as the new face of the NBA, the Golden State Warriors hunted down history and Kobe Bryant took his final bows, James remained in the background awaiting his turn. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File) This weekend on TV: NBA Finals final vs. ‘Game of Thrones’ battle
    We know for sure that an NBA champion will be crowned on Sunday (7 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4). It’s Game 7, and somebody has to win. But will it be defending ch...
    Updated Jun 17 2016 02:13 pm   |     |   Share
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    Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James, right, shoots against the Golden State Warriors during the second half of Game 2 of basketball’s NBA Finals in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, June 2, 2016. The Warriors won 104-89. (Ezra Shaw, Getty Images via AP, Pool) Thursday on TV: Golden State has another chance to win NBA title; Team USA battles to eliminate Ecuador
    Golden State has a second chance to wrap up a second-straight title tonight in Game 6 of the NBA Finals (7 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4), but this time the Warrior...
    Updated Jun 16 2016 01:35 pm   |     |   Share
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    Tuesday on TV: TNT’s ‘Animal Kingdom’ is dark family drama about criminals
    TNT has had considerable success but not necessarily a whole lot of respect with its original dramas. Not that “Major Crimes,” “Rizzoli & Isles,” “The...
    Updated Jun 14 2016 12:29 pm   |     |   Share
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      Danny Pino as Sen. Luke Healy and Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Laurel Healy in “BrainDead.” Michael Parmelee  |  CBS Monday on TV: ‘BrainDead’ is really weird, but I like it
    “BrainDead” (9 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2) is a weird, entertaining new series that’s sort of a cross between “The West Wing” and “Invasion of the Body Snatchers...
    Updated Jun 13 2016 12:40 pm   |     |   Share
  • (KSTU-Channel 13 will unveil its new state-of-the-art HD studio on Monday, April 23. Courtesy photo)  Dish drops KSTU-Ch. 13 in dispute with station’s owners
    Utahns who subscribe to Dish Network have lost access to the local Fox station, but the dispute has nothing to do with Fox. Dish is battling Tribune B...
    Updated Jun 14 2016 12:37 pm   |     |   Share
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    This image released by The Public Theater shows Lin-Manuel Miranda, foreground, with the cast during a performance of ’Hamilton,’ in New York. (Joan Marcus/The Public Theater via AP) This weekend on TV: James Corden hosts ‘Hamilton’ celebration ... er, uh, the Tonys
    Perhaps TV’s most entertaining awards show, the 70th Annual Tony Awards (Sunday, 7 p.m., CBS) — which honor Broadway’s best — are hosted this year by...
    Updated Jun 10 2016 03:06 pm   |     |   Share
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    San Jose Sharks’ Dainius Zubrus (9) crashes into Pittsburgh Penguins’ Ben Lovejoy (12) during first period in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup final series Monday, May 30, 2016, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) Thursday on TV: Penguins can claim the Stanley Cup tonight
    Hockey season could come to an end tonight in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Finals (6 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5). Pittsburgh leads the best-of-seven series 3-1, and...
    Updated Jun 09 2016 01:57 pm   |     |   Share
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    Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James, left,  drives past Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry in the second half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Jan. 18, 2016, in Cleveland. The Warriors won 132-98. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak) Wednesday on TV: Game 3 of the NBA Finals pretty much has to be more interesting than Game 2
    The NBA Finals shift to Cleveland for Game 3 (7 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4), and — with any luck — it will be more competitive than Game 2. Hey, I’m not rooting ...
    Updated Jun 08 2016 03:18 pm   |     |   Share