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    Tuesday on TV: Utahn is on ‘America’s Got Talent’; RSL is in Guatemala
    The top 36 acts are revealed on “America’s Got Talent” (7 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5) — will Utahn Alex Boye be one of them? Maybe. Tonight is the final episode ...
    Updated Aug 04 2015 12:18 pm   |     |   Share
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    Monday on TV: Both Utah finalists are still alive on ‘So You Think You Can Dance’
    The remaining 16 contestants perform on “So You Think You Can Dance” (7 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13), and two are eliminated. Both Utahns are still in the compet...
    Updated Aug 03 2015 12:33 pm   |     |   Share
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Is Cullen Bohannon (Anson Mount) about to meet his maker in the season finale of This weekend on TV: It’s ‘Hell on Wheels’ for (fictional) Mormons
    Mormons continue to play a major role in “Hell on Wheels” (Saturday, 10 p.m., AMC) in this, the show’s fifth and final season. Fictional Mormons, that...
    Updated Jul 31 2015 01:09 pm   |     |   Share
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The world outside is rocked by a catastrophic meteor shower in “Under the Dome.” Thursday on TV: Turns out being ‘Under the Dome’ might be a good thing
    Apparently, now it’s a good thing to be trapped “Under the Dome” (9 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2). In this week’s episode, the world outside is rocked by a catastr...
    Updated Jul 30 2015 11:45 am   |     |   Share
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    KUTV wins July sweeps in late news, but KSL makes it close
    The household numbers are in from the July sweeps, and the late-news race is the closest it’s been in quite some time: KUTV-Ch. 2 - 6.6; KSL-Ch. 5 - 5...
    Updated Jul 30 2015 05:42 pm   |     |   Share
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    Wednesday on TV: ICYMI, man, I really love ‘The Jim Gaffigan Show’
    If I was being too subtle in my earlier rave review of “The Jim Gaffigan Show” (8 p.m. Nickelodeon; 11 p.m. TV Land), let me make it perfectly clear. ...
    Updated Jul 29 2015 12:03 pm   |     |   Share
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    Tuesday on TV: ‘Hollywood Game Night’ is dopey fun
    If you’ve got an hour to kill, there are worse ways to spend it than watching “Hollywood Game Night” (9 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5). Jane Lynch hosts what amount...
    Updated Jul 28 2015 10:21 am   |     |   Share
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    Monday on TV: Another idiotic season of ‘The Bachelorette’ finally ends
    “The Bachelorette” (7 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Kaitlyn picks of the two remaining suitors, Nick and Shawn — or not — in the season finale. Then everybody ge...
    Updated Jul 27 2015 09:42 am   |     |   Share
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A Chinese Dragon, representing the Chinese Society of Utah (Taiwan), stops in front of the Salt Lake Temple waiting for its turn in the 2014 Days of '47 Parade in Salt Lake City, Thursday, July 24, 2014.
This weekend on TV: It’s Pioneer Day, complete with traditional parade and soccer game
    The annual Days of ‘47 Parade (9 a.m., Ch. 5) kicks off Pioneer Day; the annual Real Salt Lake game (vs. Kansas City) wraps it up (9 p.m., KMYU and Un...
    Updated Jul 24 2015 08:06 pm   |     |   Share
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Azure Parsons and Sam Reid star as Annie and John Glenn in “The Astronaut Wives Club.” Thursday on TV: Things get politcally incorrect on ‘The Astronaut Wives Club’
    “The Astronauts Wives Club” (7 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): John Glenn has his sights set on a political career and hits the campaign trail with his wife, Annie....
    Updated Jul 23 2015 08:30 am   |     |   Share
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Ian Ziering as Fin Shepard in “Sharknado 3.” Wednesday on TV: ‘Sharknado 3’ is stupid, gross and — unfortunately — pretty boring
    Shark-infused storms wreak havoc on Washington, D.C., and Orlando, Fla. In Sharknado 3: Oh, Hell No!” (10 p.m., Syfy). It’s predictably and intentiona...
    Updated Jul 22 2015 09:30 am   |     |   Share
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Center Stage performs on “America's Got Talent” Tuesday on TV: Utah dancers try to slide into the next round of ‘America’s Got Talent’
    The “America’s Got Talent” judges will pass judgment on the Center Stage dancers from Orem tonight (7 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5) — they’ll decide if the youngst...
    Updated Jul 21 2015 08:41 am   |     |   Share
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    Monday on TV: Will 2 Utahns avoid elimination on ‘So You Think You Can Dance’?
    Two of the 20 finalists on “So You Think You Can Dance” (7 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13) will be eliminated tonight. We know that both Utahns — Orem’s Alexia Meye...
    Updated Jul 20 2015 01:51 pm   |     |   Share
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Jim Kent (Sean Astin), Ephraim Goodweather (Corey Stoll) and Nora Martinez (Mia Maestro) examine one of the vampire's victims in This weekend on TV: ‘The Strain’ will still scare the crud out of you
    In its second season, Guillermo del Toro’s “The Strain” (Sunday, 11 p.m., FX) remains the creepiest show on TV. There’s not a sparkly vampire to be se...
    Updated Jul 17 2015 10:09 am   |     |   Share
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    In this image released by FX, Denis Leary portrays Johnny Rock in a scene from, Thursday on TV: Denis Leary is back on FX — and this time it’s all about ‘Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll’
    Denis Leary (“Rescue Me”) returns to series TV in “Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll” (11 p.m., FX) — which is pretty much what the title indicates. Leary stars as ...
    Updated Jul 16 2015 12:18 pm   |     |   Share
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    FILE - This Sept. 22, 2013 file photo provided by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences  shows a general view at the trophy table at the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards held at Nokia Theatre, in Los Angeles. Emmy nominations: ‘Game of Thrones’ leads the way; ‘Empire’ isn’t quite shut out
    The Prime-Time Emmy nominations are out, and there’s some immediate controversy because “Empire” isn’t nomiated for best drama. Immediate, completely ...
    Updated Jul 16 2015 11:08 am   |     |   Share
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Jim (Jim Gaffigan) spends a night in with the kids after a long day in “The Jim Gaffigan Show.” Wednesday on TV: ‘The Jim Gaffigan Show’ is hilarious; ‘Impastor’ is not
    Jim Gaffigan stars as Jim Gaffigan in “The Jim Gaffigan Show” (8 p.m. Nick; 11 p.m. TV Land) — and that’s a very good thing. This new sitcom based on ...
    Updated Jul 15 2015 02:08 pm   |     |   Share
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    Tuesday on TV: ‘Zoo’ is a rather unexciting thriller
    I want to like “Zoo” (8 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2). I really do. But, so far, I’ve been pretty bored. Which is not what you want out of a show that’s supposed t...
    Updated Jul 14 2015 03:17 pm   |     |   Share
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    Thursday on TV: ‘Big Brother’ starts eliminating annoying contestants
    “Big Brother” (7 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2) evicts its first houseguest of the season in tonight’s episode. If only they’d just send them all home and save view...
    Updated Jul 02 2015 06:21 am   |     |   Share
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Halle Berry stars as an astronaut in “Extant.”
Wednesday on TV: ‘Extant’ is back, and it’s still boring
    In the Season 2 premiere of “Extant” (9 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2), Molly (Halle Berry) escapes from the mentalchospital to investigate bizarre deaths similar t...
    Updated Jul 01 2015 07:48 am   |     |   Share
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    Tuesday on TV: ‘P.O.V.’ recounts the story of ‘killer lesbians’
    Tonight’s installment of “P.O.V.” (11 p.m., PBS/Ch. 7) — a collection of independent fims — is the fascinating, troubling “Out In the Night.” It’s abo...
    Updated Jun 30 2015 11:56 am   |     |   Share
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    Monday on TV: 2 Utahns still think they can dance this season
    The next round of “So You Think You Can Dance” auditions begins tonight — the first round of call-backs begins in Las Vegas. And there are a pair of U...
    Updated Jun 28 2015 08:57 pm   |     |   Share
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    Utahn MIke Parson, left, and survival expert Creek Stewart on This weekend on TV: Utahn becomes one of the ‘Fat Guys In the Woods’
    West Jordan resident Mike Parsons — — a DJ at radio station B98.7 —appears in this week’s episode of “Fat Guys In the Woods” (7 p.m., Weather Channel)...
    Updated Jun 26 2015 01:22 pm   |     |   Share
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    Utah Jazz general manager Dennis Lindsey listens for the Jazz's spot in the draft, during the NBA basketball draft lottery, Tuesday, May 19, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson) Thursday on TV: Who will Jazz take in the NBA Draft?
    Live from Brooklyn, it’s the NBA Draft (5 p.m., ESPN)! OK, I’m not sure how exciting it will be. Barring some sort of unexpected trade, the Utah Jazz ...
    Updated Jun 25 2015 10:51 am   |     |   Share
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    Wednesday on TV: There are no robots in ultra-dark ‘Mr. Robot’
    Let’s get one thing out of the way. There are no robots in the USA Network’s new series “Mr. Robot,” which debuts Wednesday at 11 p.m. And despite the...
    Updated Jun 24 2015 01:51 pm   |     |   Share
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Brightyn Marie Brems performs on “America's Got Talent.”
Tuesday on TV: 2 Utahns audition for ‘America’s Got Talent’ — and looks like somebody gets hurt
    Tonight’s installment of “America’s Got Talent” (7 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5) could almost be called “Utah’s Got Talent.” Not one but two Utahns will audition. ...
    Updated Jun 23 2015 03:56 pm   |     |   Share
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LDS Church photos of its temple garments, which faithful members wear beneath their clothes. New ABC series features Mormon character wearing nothing but temple garments
    There’s a Mormon character in one of ABC’s new fall series. And viewers will learn this when they see him wearing nothing but his temple garments. Tha...
    Updated Jul 07 2015 11:29 pm   |     |   Share
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    Monday on TV: Team USA has to beat Colombia or its World Cup run will end
    Team USA faces off against Colombia (6 p.m., Fox/Ch.13) in the knockout round of the Women’s World Cup, and the soccer tournament is very simple from ...
    Updated Jun 22 2015 10:37 am   |     |   Share
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    This weekend on TV: 3 new shows on HBO; ‘Catastrophe’ on Amazon Prime; Ferrell and Wiig star in Lifetime potboiler
    HBO has three premieres on Sunday, and here are the quick takes: The second-season of “True Detective” (10 p.m., HBO) is hugely disappointing. The pre...
    Updated Jun 19 2015 03:51 pm   |     |   Share
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    Thursday on TV: ‘Astronaut Wives Club’ is surprisingly dull
    I’ve got to believe that the space race was a lot more exciting than it seems in “Astronaut Wives Club” (7 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4). Based on the book by Lily...
    Updated Jun 18 2015 08:56 am   |     |   Share