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When Roma Downey arrived in Salt Lake City in the summer of 1994, there weren’t a whole lot of expectations for her or her television series. The actress, a native of Northern Ireland, was hardly a household name. And her …

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    Thursday on TV: Meredith and Derek are in trouble on ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ ... ho, hum
    In a lot of ways, “Grey’s Anatomy” (7 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4) has been rejuvenated by new characters. But the show’s original power couple — Meredith (Ellen ...
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  • Actor Jason Beghe talks about his time as a Scientologist in the HBO documentary TV preview: Scientology is exposed on HBO
    Tawdry celebrity secrets are exposed in “Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief.” But that’s just a minor part of the fascinating, frighten...
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Dan Foley and Sierra Dawn Thomas on Wednesday on TV: Utah woman has to put up with chauvenistic, mysogynistic jerks on ‘Survivor’
    After five episodes of “Survivor” (7 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2), I’m feeling sort of sorry for Utahn Sierra Dawn Thomas. She’s still alive in the game, which is...
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Fox 13  anchor Kerri Cronk on the set of Scott D. Pierce: Ratings demos give KSTU win; KUTV 2nd; KSL 3rd
    The demographic data is in from the February sweeps, and KSTU-Ch. 13 won in the late-news demos that count. Here’s how the local stations stacked up ...
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    Utahn Noelle Bybee auditions on Tuesday on TV: Utahn is out, but ‘The Voice’ goes on
    I don’t want to say “I told you so,” but, well, I told you so. When Utahn Noelle Bybee made it through the blind auditions on “The Voice” but only got...
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James Corden takes over as host of “The Late Late Show” on Monday, March 23, on the CBS Television Network. Art Streiber  |  CBS Monday on TV: Can’t wait to see James Corden on “The Late Late Show”
    James Corden takes over as host of “The Late Late Show” (11:35 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2) tonight, and his guests are Tom Hanks and Mila Kunis. And we’re being ...
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James Corden takes over as host of “The Late Late Show” on Monday, March 23, on the CBS Television Network. Art Streiber  |  CBS Scott D. Pierce: I think you’re gonna love James Corden
    The fact that it’s kind of weird that CBS selected James Corden to host “The Late Late Show” isn’t lost on Corden, who makes his late-night debut Mond...
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    Stephen F. Austin guard Trey Pinkney, left, dives in to try and steal the ball from Utah guard Brandon Taylor during the second half of an NCAA college basketball second-round game in Portland, Ore., Thursday, March 19, 2015. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer) This weekend on TV: Utah men are on CBS at the NCAA tournament; BYU women are streaming online on ESPN3
    After a victory over Stephen F. Austin on Thursday, the University of Utah men’s basketball team returns to NCAA tournament play on Saturday. The fift...
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  • In this image released by Fox, Jussie Smollett, left, and Terrence Howard appear in a scene from the season one finale of Finale of ‘Empire’ draws 17.6 million viewers
    New York • With a standard-setting finale to its first season reaching 17.6 million viewers, Fox’s music business drama “Empire” has proven that it’s ...
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    Oregon's Elgin Cook, left, fouls Utah's Kenneth Ogbe during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Eugene, Ore., Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015. (AP Photo/The Register-Guard, Andy Nelson) Thursday on TV: Utes open play in the NCAA basketball tournament
    The University of Utah is back in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament for the first time since 2009. The fifth-seeded Utes take on 12th-seeded Stephe...
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Kurt (Chris Colfer) and Rachel (Lea Michele) make a pact in a flashback to 2009 in the special two-hour series finale of TV preview: ‘Glee’ gone after one last episode
    After six seasons and 121 episodes, “Glee” calls it quits with a two-hour episode that flashes back and forward. We’ll see how the regulars met and ge...
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Cookie Lyon (Taraji P. Henson) visits Lucious Lyon (Terrence Howard) to claim her share of the company in the premiere episode of Wednesday on TV: ‘Empire’ ends Season 1 with a bang
    In the two-hour, first-season finale of “Empire” (7 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13), Lucious has a secret that’s about to change everything. Well, not for a while. ...
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Kyle Chandler (John Rayburn) and Sissy Spacek (Sally Rayburn) in the Netflix original series Netflix’s ‘Bloodline’ is binge-ready
    Any Netflix subscriber knows that the quality of the streaming service’s original series is on par with the best of broadcast and cable television. T...
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  • In this image released by Netflix, Jane Krakowski, left, and Ellie Kemper appear in a scene from Laughs stream with Jane Krakowski on Netflix’s ‘Unbreakable’
    Here’s some good news: The daffy ethos of “30 Rock” lives again in “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.” And why shouldn’t it? This new Netflix comedy (with it...
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Tyler Haws warms up before the BYU vs. San Diego Toreros at the Marriott Center,  Saturday, January 4, 2014. Tuesday on TV; There’s BYU basketball, zombies and a lesbian sitcom
    Tonight’s TV schedule includes a basketball game of local interest and a couple of premieres — a good zombie show and a bad lesbian sitcom. The NCAA m...
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Dancing with the Stars: Live! Tour arrives at the Maverik Center Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015, featuring Utah’s own Mirrorball winner Witney Carson and her celebrity partner Alfonso Ribeiro. Other performers include 24-year-old dance sensation, Keo Motsepe, a hugely successful pro-dancer from South Africa, and Mark Ballas, Sasha Farber and Valentin Chmerkovskiy, Paul Karmiryan and their partners. Monday on TV: They’re ‘Dancing with the Stars’ again on ABC — the 20th season begins
    The 20th season of “Dancing With the Stars” gets under way tonight (7 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4), and here what you can expect: Noah Galloway partnered with Sha...
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  • FILE - In this Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014, file photo, actress Julianne Hough looks back for photographers at the premiere of the film ’Dancing’ judges, Utah’s Julianne Hough, talk showmances, partner patterns and more
    “Dancing with the Stars” returned this week for its 20th season. That’s a lot of spray tanning, glitter and drama. The show, which airs Mondays at 7 ...
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Rose McIver as Olivia Scott D. Pierce: ‘iZombie’ eats brains and solves murders
    What TV has clearly been lacking is a series about an attractive young zombie who solves murders. It might be this year’s dumbest-sounding idea, but ...
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  •  In this image provided by the Travel Channel, journalist Mariana Van Zeller, left, and chef Michael Voltaggio, hosts of Travel Channel's A travel series serving food for thought in global hot spots
    In less skilled hands, this might have been little more than a food fight. The ambitious, borderline-explosive formula for “Breaking Borders” lands a ...
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    Utah State's David Collette covers Wyoming's Larry Nance Jr. during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the quarterfinal round of the Mountain West Conference tournament Thursday, March 12, 2015, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken) This weekend on TV: Utes are still playing (on ESPN), but Aggies, Wildcats and Wolverines are all done
    And then there was one … There’s only one local college basketball team still in contention to play on Saturday. And Utah has to beat Oregon on Friday...
    Updated Mar 13 2015 11:44 am   |     |   Share
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    Stanford forward Anthony Brown, top, and Utah forward Brekkott Chapman, bottom, battle for a loose ball in the first half during an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) Thursday on TV: Utes and Aggies are on TV; Wildcats and Wolverines are not
    A pair of local college basketball teams begin postseason play on TV today — coincidentally, both in Las Vegas. At the Mountain West tournament, it’s ...
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Cookie Lyon (Taraji P. Henson) visits Lucious Lyon (Terrence Howard) to claim her share of the company in the premiere episode of TV preview: ‘Empire’ will leave us hanging
    Nobody — not even the folks at Fox — expected “Empire” to turn into a big hit. And yet this over-the-top soap with a primarily African-American cast h...
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    Wednesday on TV: We may see more of Utahn on ‘Survivor’ this week
    We haven’t seen a whole lot of Utahn Sierra Dawn Thomas in the first couple of episodes of “Survivor” (7 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2). And that’s not a bad thing ...
    Updated Mar 11 2015 03:04 pm   |     |   Share
  • Executive producer Dan Harmon and Joel McHale of Sitcom ‘Community’ rises from the dead to stream on Yahoo
    Apparently, you just can’t kill “Community.” NBC — and most American TV viewers — certainly tried. During its five-season run on the broadcast network...
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