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    The U.S. team celebrates after defeating Germany 2-0 in a semifinal in the Women's World Cup soccer tournament, Tuesday, June 30, 2015, in Montreal, Canada. (Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press via AP) This weekend on TV: It’s USA vs. Japan in the Women’s World Cup final!
    The United States plays for a World Cup championship on Sunday — a Women’s World Cup championship, that is. In a rematch of the 2011 final, Team USA t...
    Updated Jul 02 2015 08:21 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 Jun 25 2015 03:57 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
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    This image released by CBS shows the Bailey Family, from the Dorchester neighborhood of Boston, who are participants in the new reality show Wednesday on TV: Do you want to get ‘The Briefcase’ canceled?
    I am not a fan of CBS’ “The Briefcase,” but there are people who like it less than I do. Like the group sponsoring an Care2 online petition to get the...
    Updated Jun 17 2015 01:21 pm   |     |   Share
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    Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry reacts after scoring against the Cleveland Cavaliers during the first half of Game 5 of basketball's NBA Finals in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, June 14, 2015. (AP Photo/Ben Margot) Tuesday on TV: NBA Finals could end; Team USA could advance at Women’s World Cup
    The NBA Finals could be over tonight, and the Team USA could advance to the next round of the Women’s World Cup. Golden State leads Cleveland 3-2 in t...
    Updated Jun 16 2015 02:19 pm   |     |   Share
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    Monday on TV: The Mafia finds a home in New York
    Ray Liotta narrates “Making of the Mob: New York” (11 p.m., AMC), a new docudrama about the origins of the Mafia in NYC and the rise of the five famil...
    Updated Jun 15 2015 03:39 pm   |     |   Share
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    This weekend on TV: BBC America has magical drama; Syfy has (gasp!) an outer-space show
    What if magic — real magic, not illusions — existed in 19th-century England? Well, it would have been convenient when it came to the ongoing wars agai...
    Updated Jun 12 2015 01:56 pm   |     |   Share
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    Juliette Lewis, Melisa Leo, Matt Dillon, Tim Griffin, Toby Jones, Terrence Howard, Shannyn Sossamon, Charlie Tahan, Reed Diamond and Carla Gugino star in Thursday on TV: ‘Wayward Pines’ reveals its Big Secret tonight — and it’s a doozy
    In tonight’s episode of “Wayward Pines” (8 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13), we learn what’s going on in this very strange Idaho town that no one can leave. I haven’...
    Updated Jun 11 2015 10:54 am   |     |   Share
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Drew and Jonathan Scott compete against each other in the Season 3 premiere of HGTV's Wednesday on TV: ‘Brother vs. Brother’ is kind of childish, but lots of fun to watch
    To say that the Scott brothers are the most popular people on HGTV would be an understatement. Twin brothers Drew and Jonathan are the stars/hosts of ...
    Updated Jun 03 2015 04:12 pm   |     |   Share
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    Rebecca Rittenhouse as Cody ,Chace Crawford as Billy, Don Johnson as Hap, Amber Valetta as Carla and Scott Michael Foster as Wick in a  new series on ABC that will be produced in Utah. Courtesy ABC ABC’s upcoming made-in-Utah series has another new title and a new executive producer
    The new made-in-Utah TV series has another new title and a new executive producer. Both of which appear to be good things. The show originally titled ...
    Updated Jun 04 2015 04:25 pm   |     |   Share
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    Tuesday on TV: Phony-feeling reality show ‘Chrisley Knows Best’ returns
    As Season 3 “Chrisley Knows Best” (10 and 10:30 p.m., USA) begins, these attention whores are interviewed for a magazine piece. And then, in the secon...
    Updated Jun 02 2015 04:08 pm   |     |   Share
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    Monday on TV: ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ has undergone a major makeover
    Season 12 of “So You Think You Can Dance” begins (7 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13), and, no, there were not any auditions in Utah this year. As we’ve learned, that...
    Updated Jun 01 2015 12:57 pm   |     |   Share
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    TV review: If you hate ‘The Bachelor,’ you just might love ‘Unreal’
    Lifetime’s new series “Unreal” is a really mean-spirited scripted show set behind the scenes of one of those ludicrous TV dating shows — something alo...
    Updated Jun 01 2015 11:00 am   |     |   Share
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    This weekend on TV: It’s still rock ‘n’ roll to me — and to HBO on Saturday night
    It’s all rock ‘n’ roll to HBO on Saturday — the 2015 Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony (9 p.m.), that is. This year’s inductees are Ringo ...
    Updated May 29 2015 01:42 pm   |     |   Share
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    David Duchovny as Sam Hodiak in Thursday on TV: NBC’s ‘Aquarius’ is just another cop show — but you can binge watch it online
    NBC’s “Aquarius” (8 and 9 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5), is a new show that feels like an old show. And that’s not just because we’ve seen plenty of TV shows that ...
    Updated May 28 2015 10:47 am   |     |   Share
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    Wednesday on TV: ‘The Briefcase’ tries to uplift, but doesn’t quite get there
    “The Briefcase” (7 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2) is an attempt at an uplifting reality show that’s only partly successful. It’s sort of interesting. But uplifting?...
    Updated May 27 2015 03:15 pm   |     |   Share
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    Tuesday on TV: Celebrities claim, ‘I Can Do That!’
    Marlon Wayans hosts “I Can Do That!” (9 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5), which feature six celebrities (dancer Cheryl Burke, singers Ciara, Joe Jonas and Nicole Sche...
    Updated May 26 2015 04:12 pm   |     |   Share
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    Monday on TV: Do you want to be standed on ‘The Island’?
    Bear Grylls hosts “The Island” (9 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5), a new reality series about 14 men isolated on a deserted island with only the clothes on their bac...
    Updated May 25 2015 05:51 pm   |     |   Share
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Real Salt Lake coach Jason Kreis speaks during a kickoff event to celebrate the future site of the Salt Lake Regional Athletic Complex at 2199 North and 1912 West Friday November 5, 2010. This weekend on TV: RSL hosts old friends and former coach on Saturday night
    On Saturday (8 p.m., KMYU), Real Salt Lake hosts New York City FC — the first time the Major League Soccer expansion team has visited Utah. But it wil...
    Updated May 22 2015 01:18 pm   |     |   Share
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    Thursday on TV: It’s ‘Red Nose Day,’ and NBC is raising money for charity
    It’s “Red Nose Day” (7 p.m., Ch.5) on NBC! This three-hour fundraiser for programs that address the needs of young people living in poverty will featu...
    Updated May 21 2015 03:58 pm   |     |   Share