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      James Marsden as Teddy Flood and Evan Rachel Wood as Dolores Abernathy in “Westworld.” John P. Johnson  |  HBO This weekend on TV: Utah looks gorgeous, but HBO’s ‘WestWorld’ starts slowly
    “WestWorld” (Sunday, 10 p.m., HBO) is based on the 1973 movie written and directed by Michael Crichton — but there are some major differences. Not jus...
    Updated Sep 30 2016 10:48 am   |     |   Share
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      Woody Allen and Miley Cyrus in ’Crisis in Six Scenes.’ Courtesy Amazon TV review: Woody Allen’s ‘Crisis in Six Scenes’ is a big waste of time
    It’s ask the TV critic time, and I’ll make it brief: Q: Should I subscribe to Amazon Prime in order to watch the six-part Woody Allen series “Crisis...
    Updated Sep 30 2016 10:48 am   |     |   Share
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      Tim Jo, Meagan Holder, Mo McRae, Kylie Bunbury, Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Mark Consuelos, Ali Larter and Dan Lauria star in “Pitch.” Tommy Garcia  |  Fox Thursday on TV: Well, I still hate ‘Pitch.’ It’s still terrible.
    I was concerned that perhaps I was too harsh in my review of “Pitch” (8 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13). I did, after all, call it the worst new show this fall. But...
    Updated Sep 29 2016 11:27 am   |     |   Share
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    Kiefer Sutherland stars in ìDesignated Survivor.î Courtesy  |  ABC Wednesday on TV: Where the heck is ‘Designated Survivor’ headed?
    After tonight’s episode, we should have a better idea of what “Designated Survivor” (9 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4) will turn out to be. Will it be a taut drama l...
    Updated Sep 28 2016 01:11 pm   |     |   Share
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    This weekend on TV: Utah, BYU, USU and RSL all have big games
    There are three local college football games and a local pro soccer game on TV this weekend — and all four are big to their teams’ fans. On the gridir...
    Updated Sep 22 2016 10:43 pm   |     |   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) Monday on TV: Debate drama — it’s Hillary Clinton vs. Donald Trump
    The Big Event on Monday is, of course, the first of three debates between presidential contenders Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump (7 p.m., Channels 2...
    Updated Sep 22 2016 10:44 pm   |     |   Share
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    The Choice 2016 will investigate formative moments in Donald Trump and Hillary Clintonís lives through interviews with those who know them best. Courtesy  |  PBS Tuesday on TV: ‘Frontline’ will help you make ‘The Choice’ between Clinton and Trump
    If you’re going to vote in the presidential election, you should watch “The Choice: 2016” (8 p.m., PBS/Ch. 7) — the quadrennial biography of the two m...
    Updated Sep 22 2016 10:42 pm   |     |   Share
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    Lucas Till stars in “MacGyver.” Guy D’Alema  |  CBS TV review: There’s a remake (‘MacGyver’), a horror remake (‘The Exorcist’) and a horror re-imagining (‘Van Helsing’)
    Three series premiere on Friday night — a remake, a remake of a horror show, and a re-imagined horror classic. • The remake of “MacGyver” (7 p.m., CBS...
    Updated Sep 22 2016 10:42 pm   |     |   Share
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      Tim Jo, Meagan Holder, Mo McRae, Kylie Bunbury, Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Mark Consuelos, Ali Larter and Dan Lauria star in “Pitch.” Tommy Garcia  |  Fox Thursday on TV: Two truly terrible shows premiere — ‘Pitch’ and ‘Notorious’
    Coincidentally, two of this fall’s worst new shows premiere tonight — at the same time on different channels. On Fox, it’s “Pitch” (8 p.m., Ch. 13). A...
    Updated Sep 22 2016 10:36 am   |     |   Share
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    Kiefer Sutherland stars in ìDesignated Survivor.î Courtesy  |  ABC TV review: ‘Designated Survivor’ starts strong, but then falters
    The first 20 minutes or so of “Designated Survivor” (9 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4) are absolutely outstanding. (Although what happens won’t come as a surprise – ...
    Updated Sep 21 2016 10:24 am   |     |   Share
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    Damon Wayans and Clayne Crawford star in ìLethal Weapon.î  Credit: Richard Foreman/FOX TV review: ‘Lethal Weapon’ isn’t original, but it is good
    If you’ve seen any of the four “Lethal Weapon” movies, you already know what the “Lethal Weapon” TV show (Wednesday, 7 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13) is all about....
    Updated Sep 21 2016 10:24 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: Huge storm forces ‘Survivor’ to go where it has never gone before
    The new season of TV’s best reality/competition show — “Survivor” (7 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2) — begins with yet another twist on the tried-and-true formula. I...
    Updated Sep 21 2016 10:30 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 TV review: ‘Speechless’ is very funny stuff
    Yes, ABC deserves applause for its new sitcom “Speechless” (7:30 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4) — because it features a family with a special needs child. But you w...
    Updated Sep 21 2016 10:18 am   |     |   Share
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    Michael Weatherly (left) stars as Dr. Jason Bull in ìBull,î a drama inspired by the early career of Dr. Phil McGraw. David M. Russell  |  CBS TV review: Michael Weatherly is likable, but ‘Bull’ is pretty bad
    The folks at CBS are under the impression that “Bull” (8 p.m., Ch. 2) has two really big things going for it. The first is former “NCIS” star Michael ...
    Updated Sep 20 2016 10:23 am   |     |   Share
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    Mandy Moore, Milo Ventimiglia, Chrissy Metz, Justin Hartley, Susan Kelichi Watson and Sterling K. Brown star in ìThis Is Us.î Courtesy  |  NBC Universal Tuesday on TV: Careful ... you might fall in love with ‘This Is Us’
    I don’t want to raise your expectations too high, but I really love the premiere of “This Is Us” (9 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5). It is my favorite pilot of this ...
    Updated Sep 20 2016 10:23 am   |     |   Share
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    Justin Lubin  |  NBC  Kristen Bell and Ted Danson star in “The Good Place.” TV review: Surprise! ‘The Good Place’ is offbeat, but you’ll love it to death
    “The Good Place” (9 and 9:30 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5) is one of this season’s most surprising new shows. And a very pleasant surprise at that. Kristen Bell (“...
    Updated Sep 19 2016 11:48 am   |     |   Share
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      Kevin James stars in the new CBS sitcom “Kevin Can Wait.” David Giesbrecht  |  CBS TV review: ‘Kevin Can Wait’ is lame
    If you like traditional sitcoms with predictable jokes; hysterical laughter from the studio audience in response to unfunny jokes; and the feeling tha...
    Updated Sep 19 2016 11:48 am   |     |   Share
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    Monday on TV: ‘Big Bang Theory’ season premiere is laugh-out-loud funny
    I’m a huge fan of “The Big Bang Theory” (7 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2), and I love tonight’s episode. The 10th-season premiere is one of my favorites. Ever. One ...
    Updated Sep 19 2016 11:48 am   |     |   Share
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    The Pittsburgh Steelers take the field as they are introduced before an NFL wildcard playoff football game against the Baltimore Ravens, Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Gene Puskar) Monday on TV: MNF and ‘DWTS’ are back; ‘Ninja Warrior’ and ‘SYTYCD’ exit
    Monday Night Football returns with not one but two games, one reality-competition series returns and two more close out their seasons. • In the NFL, i...
    Updated Sep 12 2016 10:42 am   |     |   Share
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    (Rick Egan  | The Salt Lake Tribune)     Brigham Young Cougars quarterback Taysom Hill (4) looks for an open man,   as BYU faced The University of Utah, at Lavell Edwards Stadium, Saturday, September 21, 2013. This weekend on TV: It’s war! Utah battles BYU for football supremacy
    As you’re no doubt aware, the BYU-Utah rivalry is renewed on Saturday when the Utes host the Cougars in Salt Lake City (5:30 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13). (Don’t...
    Updated Sep 13 2016 03:39 pm   |     |   Share
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    Lilan Bowden and Peyton Elizabeth Lee star in ’Andi Mack,’ a new Disney Channel series that will be produced in Utah. Courtesy  |  Disney Channel New Disney Channel series starts filming in Salt Lake City
    Production got underway this week in Salt Lake City on the new Disney Channel series “Andi Mack,” which will debut in 2017. The comedy features 12-yea...
    Updated Sep 08 2016 01:00 pm   |     |   Share
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    On the gay ‘Bachelor,’ turns out ‘Prince Charming’ was an escort/porn actor
    Tonight on Logo, it’s the premiere of “Finding Prince Charming” (7 and 9:30 p.m) — which is, for all intents and purposes, a gay version of “The Bache...
    Updated Sep 08 2016 11:53 am   |     |   Share
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    Thursday on TV: You can’t do much better than ‘Better Things’
    “Better Things” (11 p.m., FX) feels a bit like “Louie,” and there’s a darn good reason for that. Louie C.K. is the co-creator, executive producer and ...
    Updated Sep 08 2016 12:38 pm   |     |   Share
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    Wednesday on TV: ‘American Gothic’ killer will be revealed; RSL battles Galaxy
    In the last two episodes of “American Gothic” (8 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2), the killer taunts the Hawthornes and Alison makes a starting discovery, and the ide...
    Updated Sep 07 2016 11:00 am   |     |   Share
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      Donald Glover, Brian Tyree Henry and Keith Standfield star in “Atlanta.” Guy D’Alema  |  FX Tuesday on TV: Donald Glover’s ‘Atlanta’ is amazingly good
    If you only know Donald Glover from his role on “Community,” then his new comedy “Atlanta” (11 p.m., FX) will no doubt come as a bit of a surprise. A ...
    Updated Sep 06 2016 11:14 am   |     |   Share
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    Monday on TV: ‘Rizzoli & Isles’ calls it quits after 105 episodes
    If you’re a fan of “Rizzoli & Isles” (7 and 9 p.m., TNT), I hope you’re prepared. Tonight marks the end of this surprisingly long-running series. The...
    Updated Sep 05 2016 11:15 am   |     |   Share
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    This weekend on TV: There’s lots of college football — including BYU at Arizona
    College football’s opening weekend continues with a whole lot of games … and most of them are not particularly interesting. The BYU-at-Arizona game (S...
    Updated Sep 02 2016 10:59 am   |     |   Share
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    Thursday on TV: Utes-Thunderbirds are on P12N; Aggies-Wildcats are on Twitter
    The local college football season kicks off tonight, with the Utah Utes hosting the Southern Utah Thunderbirds (6 p.m., P12N). The other local game th...
    Updated Sep 01 2016 02:50 pm   |     |   Share
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    Mitt and Ann Romney speak with CNN correspondent Gloria Borger. Courtesy  |  CNN CNN delays documentary about presidential losers, including Mitt Romney, for 2 weeks
    The CNN documentary “Almost President: The Agony of Defeat” — which was supposed to premiere tonight (Wednesday, Aug. 31) — has been delayed for two w...
    Updated Aug 31 2016 05:46 pm   |     |   Share
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    | Courtesy NBC  NBC’s new medical drama ’The Night Shift’ premieres Tuesday at 9 p.m. on Ch. 5. Wednesday on TV: ‘The Night Shift’ is over for the season — and maybe for good
    In the third-season finale of the medical drama “The Night Shift” (9 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5), Scott and Jordan are surrounded by a wildfireas they try to per...
    Updated Aug 31 2016 12:54 pm   |     |   Share