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    This photo provided by Netflix shows Jane Fonda, left, and Lily Tomlin in the Netflix Original Series ’Grace and Frankie.’  (Melissa Moseley/Netflix via AP) This weeked on TV: ‘Grace and Frankie’ are back; ‘Bette and Joan’ do battle
    The very amusing comedy “Grace and Frankie” begins streaming its third season Friday on Netflix. Grace (Jane Fonda) and Frankie (Lily Tomlin) are goin...
    Updated Mar 24 2017 11:39 am   |     |   Share
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    (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Gonzaga Bulldogs forward Johnathan Williams (3) beats Northwestern Wildcats center Dererk Pardon (5) up on the jump ball as the teams face off in the NCAA tournament in Salt Lake City on Saturday, March 18, 2017. Thursday on TV: NCAA men’s basketball tournament resumes — Arizona, Gonzaga and Oregon are all in action
    The NCAA men’s basketball tournament resumes this evening with as close as we’re going to come to having any local interest in the games. None of the ...
    Updated Mar 23 2017 02:48 pm   |     |   Share
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    Stephan James and Sanaa Lathan star in ’Shots Fired.’   Courtesy FOX Wednesday on TV: Fox’s ‘Shots Fired’ — which debuted at Sundance — is a series with something to say
    “Shots Fired” (7 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13) is something different for Fox – a serious drama that has something to say about America. It’s an unflinching story...
    Updated Mar 22 2017 11:30 am   |     |   Share
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    Jack Rowand  |  The CW  Melissa Benoist and Grant Gustin perform in the musical episode of “The Flash.” Tuesday on TV: ‘Flash’/’Supergirl’ crossover is good, but it’s not great
    Tonight, it’s the long-anticipated (at least by some of us) musical crossover between “The Flash” (7 p.m., CW/Ch. 30) and “Supergirl.” It’s also a “Gl...
    Updated Mar 21 2017 12:52 pm   |     |   Share
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    Monday on TV: ‘Dancing with the Stars’ is back — complete with another stupid controversy
    There’s yet another fake controversy involving “Dancing with the Stars” (7 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): — which, of course, ABC hopes will help pump up the ratin...
    Updated Mar 20 2017 01:47 pm   |     |   Share
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    This weekend on TV: Netflix/Marvel’s ‘Iron Fist’ is not worth binging
    Netflix and Marvel are up at bat with their latest superhero series, and it’s a swing and a miss. Or, at least, a bad foul into the stands. “Iron Fist...
    Updated Mar 17 2017 10:54 am   |     |   Share
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    Thursday on TV: Are your brackets done? NCAA tournament tips off!
    Well, productivity at work will be down for the next couple of days — the NCAA men’s basketball tournament tips off and goes non-stop for 12 hours at ...
    Updated Mar 16 2017 09:49 am   |     |   Share
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    (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Brigham Young Cougars head coach Dave Rose during the game against San Francisco Dons at the Marriott Center Thursday January 12, 2017. Wednesday on TV: BYU’s NIT game delayed 2 hours because of snowstorm in New York
    Tonight’s NIT game in Provo — BYU is hosting Texas-Arlington — has been pushed back a couple of hours because of a snowstorm. Tipoff is now at 9 p.m. ...
    Updated Mar 15 2017 02:18 pm   |     |   Share
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    Mandy Moore, Milo Ventimiglia, Chrissy Metz, Justin Hartley, Susan Kelichi Watson and Sterling K. Brown star in ’This Is Us.’ Courtesy  |  NBC Universal Tuesday on TV: ‘This Is Us’ ends (for now); ‘Trial & Error’ begins; and there’s college basketball (including Utes)
    There’s a big finale, a big premiere and some college basketball tonight. • I told you back in September that “This Is Us” (8 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5) is the ...
    Updated Mar 14 2017 11:33 am   |     |   Share
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    Monday on TV: Tony is alive, and he’s back on ‘24’
    He’s been good. He’s been bad. He’s been alive. He’s been dead. Carlos Bernard returns to “24: Legacy” (7 p.m., Fox/13) as Tony Almeida, who lived and...
    Updated Mar 13 2017 02:18 pm   |     |   Share
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    Rory Reid, Matt LeBlanc and Chris Harris are in Kazakhstan on the season premiere of “Top Gear.”  Photo Credit: BBCA 2017 This weekend on TV: BBC’s remodeled ‘Top Gear’ mentions Utah (sort of)
    The BBC’s latest reboot of “Top Gear” (Sunday, 9 p.m., BBC America) references Utah … without ever using the name of the state. This is the second att...
    Updated Mar 10 2017 12:09 pm   |     |   Share
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      Luke Perry as Fred Andrews, Madchen Amick as Alice Cooper, Cole Sprouse as Jughead Jones, Camila Mendes as Veronica Lodge, KJ Apa as Archie Andrews, Lili Reinhart as Betty Cooper, Madelaine Petsch as Cheryl Blossom, Ashleigh Murray as Josie McCoy, Marisol Nichols as Hermione Lodge and Casey Cott as Kevin Keller in “Riverdale.” Art Streiber  |  The CW Thursday on TV: Utahn wrote tonight’s episode of ‘Riverdale’; Utah and USU try to advance at their tournaments
    Tonight’s episode of “Riverdale” (8 p.m., CW/Ch. 30) was written by Aaron Allen — a native Utahn who’s building a nice career for himself as a TV writ...
    Updated Mar 09 2017 11:40 am   |     |   Share
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    Contestants Jessie and Michael and host Hanna Simone in the premiere of “Kicking & Screaming.”  CR: Jeff Neira/Fox TV review: ‘Kicking & Screaming’ is a terrible ‘Survivor’ rip-off
    Fox is making another attempt to rip off CBS’ “Survivor” — and the the result is a show you’d have to drag me “Kicking & Screaming” to watch again. Th...
    Updated Mar 09 2017 11:32 am   |     |   Share
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    Wednesday on TV: ‘Survivor’ airs its 500th episode (and a Utahn returns to compete)
    The latest edition of “Survivor” (7 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2) is subtitled “Game Changers,” because all 20 contestants have been on the show before and, suppos...
    Updated Mar 08 2017 02:58 pm   |     |   Share
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    Keri Russell as Elizabeth Jennings, Matthew Rhys as Philip Jennings in ’The Americans.’ Patrick Harbron  |  FX Tuesday on TV: FX’s ‘The Americans’ is a great show, and a new season starts tonight
    In the Season 5 premiere of “The Americans” (11 p.m., FX) — one of TV’s best dramas, Philip and Elizabeth struggle to contain the risks from Paige’s g...
    Updated Mar 07 2017 11:40 am   |     |   Share
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    St. Mary’s Calvin Hermanson, left, and Evan Fitzner (21) defend BYU guard Nick Emery (4) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, in Provo, Utah. Saint Mary’s won 70-57. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) Monday on TV: It’s BYU’s vs. St. Mary’s and BYU vs. St. Mary’s
    It’s BYU vs. St. Mary’s and BYU vs. St. Mary’s today in the semifinals of the West Coast Conference tournament. Tournaments, that is. The women’s team...
    Updated Mar 06 2017 01:01 pm   |     |   Share
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    Susan Sarandon (left) as Bette Davis and Jessica Lange as Joan Crawford in “Feud: Bette and Joan.”  CR: Kurt Iswarienko/FX. This weekend on TV: Premieres, finales, RSL soccer and more — there’s a lot to see
    There’s a lot going on this weekend on TV: • A couple of time-travel series premiere — ABC’s “Time After Time” (Sunday, 8 p.m., Ch. 4) gets off to a p...
    Updated Mar 03 2017 11:56 am   |     |   Share
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    Rafael De Fuenta (front and center) stars as Ricardo in ’When We Rise.’ Eike Schroter  |  ABC Thursday on TV: ABC shows us the real people behind ‘When We Rise’
    Tonight, ABC/Ch. 4 airs Part 3 of “When We Rise” (8 p.m.), the fine miniseries about the decades-long LGBT fight for rights. It’s the early ‘90s, and ...
    Updated Mar 02 2017 04:25 pm   |     |   Share
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    A scene from the documentary ’Maya Angelou And Still I Rise,’ which is premiereing at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival. Courtesy Sundance Film Festival Tuesday on TV: Maya Angelou’s ‘American Experience’ is inspiring
    At a time when Americans need all the inspiration they can get, “American Masters” gives “Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise” (7 p.m., PBS/Ch. 7). If you’...
    Updated Feb 21 2017 12:15 pm   |     |   Share
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    Gerald McRaney, left, plays the father of Jimmy Smits’ character on ’24: Legacy.’  Photo’ Guy D’Alema/Fox Monday on TV: Is McRaney old enough to be Smits’ father on ‘24’? Nope.
    Hollywood has a long history of casting that ignores the calendar, and there’s a particularly prominent example of that in “24: Legacy” (7 p.m., Fox/C...
    Updated Feb 20 2017 02:45 pm   |     |   Share
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    Thursday on TV: Alice Cooper is out to destroy Archie Andrews on ‘Riverdale’
    Archie Andrews is in trouble in this week’s episode of “Riverdale” (8 p.m., CW/Ch. 30). Betty finds out about his illicit relationship with Miss Grund...
    Updated Feb 16 2017 01:53 pm   |     |   Share
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      Steven Pasquale as Billy Brennan and Katherine Heigl as Sadie Ellis in “Doubt.” JoJo Whilden  |  CBS Tonight on TV: It’s not great legal drama, but ‘Doubt’ is decent soap opera
    Katherine Heigl stars as an attorney who falls for her client — a pediatric surgeon accused of murdering his girlfriend when they were both teenagers ...
    Updated Feb 15 2017 03:58 pm   |     |   Share
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    Tuesday on TV: ‘NCIS’ and ‘NCIS: New Orleans” cross over; PBS delves into 2 very different, very deadly incidents
    Tuesday’s two “NCIS” series tell one story tonight in a crossover event. It gets started on “NCIS” (7 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2), when Abby’s homeland security ...
    Updated Feb 14 2017 01:55 pm   |     |   Share
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    Courtesy  |  Nino Muñoz, The CW  Yael Grobglas as Petra, Andrea Navedo as Xo, Justin Baldoni as Rafael, Gina Rodriguez as Jane, Ivonne Coll as Alba, Jaime Camil as Rogelio and Brett Dier as Michael in ’Jane the Virgin.’ Monday on TV: Yes, SPOILER ALERT is really dead on ‘Jane the Virgin’
    After spending two seasons building up a love triangle on “Jane the Virgin” (8 p.m., CW/Ch. 30) — and a major rivalry between Rafael (Justin Baldoni) ...
    Updated Feb 13 2017 01:18 pm   |     |   Share
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    Host James Corden answers questions from the media after rolling out the red carpet for the 59th Annual Grammy Awards on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017 in Los Angeles. The Grammy Awards will take place on Sunday, Feb. 12. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP) This weekend on TV: Corden hosts the Grammys, and there are a couple of shows Trump won’t like
    The winners of the 59th Annual Grammy Awards (6 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2) matter to the nominees, but not so much to the viewers. This is always a good show be...
    Updated Feb 10 2017 11:16 am   |     |   Share
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    Corey Hawkins stars in “24: Legacy.”  Credit: Ray Mickshaw/Fox This weekend on TV: It’s the 51st Super Bowl and the 10th season of ‘24’
    Television biggest event airs this Sunday — live from Houston, it’s the Atlanta Falcons vs. the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LI (4:30 p.m., Fox/...
    Updated Jan 31 2017 12:27 pm   |     |   Share
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    Justin Kirk and Caitlin Stacey star in ’APB.’  Cr: Chuck Hodes/Fox Monday on TV: Fox’s ‘APB’ is really dumb
    In the rather astonishingly stupid new series “APB” (8 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13), a tech billionaire — reacting to the murder of his friend — essentially buys...
    Updated Jan 31 2017 12:27 pm   |     |   Share
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    The north side of the Alfred Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City is missing after what federal authorities believe to be a car bomb exploded Wednesday, April 19, 1995. (AP Photo) Tuesday on TV: PBS relives horrific ‘American Experiemce’ of Oklahoma City bombing
    The always impressive “American Experience” (7 p.m., PBS/Ch. 7) looks back at the worst case of domestic terrorism in our nation’s history — the 1995 ...
    Updated Jan 31 2017 12:27 pm   |     |   Share
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    Ben Watts  |  E! Entertainment  James Worthington DeMolet, Steven Brown, Leah Wyar Romito, Joanna Coles, Tiffany Reid, Evan Betts, Diandra Barnwell, Adam Mansuroglu appear in “So Cosmo.” Wednesday on TV: ‘So Cosmo’ is so incredibly annoying
    If you’re not already incredibly sick of fake “reality” shows, “So Cosmo” (9 p.m., E!) ought to cure you of watching this kind of junk. This alleged w...
    Updated Jan 31 2017 12:27 pm   |     |   Share
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    Sean Hayes appears in ’The History of Comedy’ by Sean Hayes, Todd Milliner, Mark Herzog, Christopher G. Cowen, an official selection of the Special Events program at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. Courtesy of Sundance Institute Thursday on TV: CNN takes a serious look at the ‘History of Comedy’
    “The History of Comedy” is not just one laugh after another. Oh, there are certainly a lot of laughs in CNN’s eight-part documentary series, which deb...
    Updated Jan 31 2017 12:27 pm   |     |   Share