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That “Sharknado: The 4th Awakens” (Sunday, 9 p.m., Syfy) is extraordinarily stupid is not exactly news. All the “Sharknado” movies have been dumb. They’re getting dumber and less watchable as they go along, but that’s to be expected, too. It’s …

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  • Netflix has announced plans to revive “The Gilmore Girls” with stars Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel. Courtesy  |  Warner Bros. Scott D. Pierce: Be prepared for jerks to spoil ‘Gilmore Girls’
    If you’re a “Gilmore Girls” fan and Netflix subscriber and you won’t have time to sit and watch six hours of it on Friday, Nov. 25, you’d better stay ...
    Updated Jul 29 2016 11:29 am   |     |   Share
  • ìThe Exorcistî premieres Friday, Sept. 23 on Fox.  Credit: Fox It’s an excellent day for ‘The Exorcist’ and other familiar names on TV this fall
    “The Exorcist” has been a big-screen movie … repeatedly. Five times, as a matter of fact: “The Exorcist” (1973), “The Exorcist II: The Heretic” (1977)...
    Updated Jul 29 2016 09:22 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) Thursday on TV: Hillary Clinton makes history; MLS All-Stars face Arsenal
    Chelsea Clinton will introduce her mother, Hillary Rodham Clinton, who will be the first woman ever to accept the presidential nomination of a major A...
    Updated Jul 28 2016 12:21 pm   |     |   Share
  • In this Monday, July 25, 2016 photo, skydiver Luke Aikins smiles as he jumps from a helicopter during his training in Simi Valley, Calif. After months of training, this elite skydiver says he’s ready to leave his chute in the plane when he bails out 25,000 feet above Simi Valley on Saturday. That’s right, no parachute, no wingsuit and no fellow skydiver with an extra one to hand him in mid-air. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) TV preview: He’s a skydiver working with a net — but no parachute
    Simi Valley, Calif. • He’s made 18,000 parachute jumps, helped train some of the world’s most elite skydivers, done some of the stunts for “Iron Man 3...
    Updated Jul 28 2016 04:17 pm   |     |   Share

  • FILE - In this Oct. 10, 1996 file photo, John F. Kennedy Jr., and his wife Carolyn Bessette Kennedy leave a party in New York. A documentary film on John Kennedy Jr.’s life opens Friday, July 22, 2016, in select theaters. It also airs on Spike TV at 9 p.m. EDT on Aug. 1, and a DVD release is set for Aug. 16. (AP Photo/Douglas Healey, File) TV preview: ‘I Am JFK Jr.’ is surprisingly good
    John F. Kennedy Jr. was famous his entire life, from the day he was born — the son of the president-elect — until the day he died in a small-plane cra...
    Updated Jul 28 2016 11:01 pm   |     |   Share
  • This screen capture image from the latest ’Sharknado’ movie shows Utah Gov. Gary Herbert batting away flying sharks with a a tennis racket. Scott D. Pierce: Utah Gov. Herbert serves up a cameo in latest ‘Sharknado’
    What do Carrot Top, the Chippendales dancers, Gilbert Gottfried, David Hasselhoff, Mötley Crüe’s Vince Neil, Gary Busey and Utah Gov. Gary Herbert all...
    Updated Jul 28 2016 11:01 pm   |     |   Share
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    Former President Bill Clinton reaches out to greet well-wishers as he works rope line following his appearance at a high school in Aurora, Colo., to promote Colorado’s Democratic candidates in the upcoming general election on Monday, Oct. 27, 2014. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) Tuesday on TV: Bill Clinton headlines Democratic convention; MADtv returns
    Former president Bill Clinton — who may end up being the first “first gentleman” in U.S. History — is scheduled to speak at the Democratic National Co...
    Updated Jul 26 2016 01:24 pm   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this April 10, 2016 file photo, Garry Marshall arrives at the 2016 TV Land Icon Awards at Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Calif. Writer-director Marshall, whose TV hits included ’Happy Days” ’Laverne & Shirley’ and box-office successes included ’Pretty Woman’ and ’Runaway Bride,’ has died at age 81. Publicist Michelle Bega says Marshall died Tuesday, July 19, 2016, in at a hospital in Burbank, Calif., of complications from pneumonia after having a stroke. (Photo by Rich Fury/Invision/AP, File) Scott D. Pierce: Garry Marshall was a TV legend and a great guy
    When Garry Marshall appeared before TV critics to promote CBS’ “Odd Couple” reboot last year, the then-80-year-old positively dominated the room with ...
    Updated Jul 26 2016 09:54 am   |     |   Share
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    (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    L-R Anna Valentine, 15, Ethan Valentine, 12 and Linda Valentine, Layton, pull hand carts with the Sons of the Utah Pioneers entry, in the Days of ’47 parade, Friday, July 24, 2015. Monday on TV: Are the Mormons parading for Hillary Clinton?
    The Mormons are throwing a parade for the Democrats and Hillary Clinton this morning! OK, not really. But both are happening today. Pioneer Day was ac...
    Updated Jul 25 2016 09:21 am   |     |   Share
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      Danny Pino as Sen. Luke Healy and Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Laurel Healy in “BrainDead.” Michael Parmelee  |  CBS This weekend on TV: ‘BrainDead’ bugs out and moves to Sundays
    “Braindead” is bugging out. CBS is moving the summer series that mixes Washington political intrigue and bugs from outer space that crawl into people’...
    Updated Jul 22 2016 10:42 am   |     |   Share
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    FILE - In this May 24, 2016 file photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a campaign event in Albuquerque, N.M. According to an AP count: Trump has reached the number of delegates needed to clinch the Republican nomination for president. Trump, the only remaining GOP candidate left in the race, will go on to accept the nomination at the party’s national convention in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File) Thursday on TV: That guy from ‘The Apprentice’ accepts GOP nomination tonight
    Donald Trump is scheduled to deliver his acceptance speech tonight at the Republican National Convention, and I’m sort of in shock over this. I can’t ...
    Updated Jul 21 2016 12:19 pm   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In a Sept. 29, 2006 file photo, Fox News CEO Roger Ailes poses at Fox News in New York. Fox News Channel’s parent company 21st Century Fox on Monday, July 18, 2016, says there has been no resolution to its probe into the conduct of network chief Roger Ailes, who is accused by a former network anchor of forcing her out because she refused to have sex with him.(AP Photo/Jim Cooper, File) Scott D. Pierce: Fox News’ Roger Ailes has damaged America
    Fox News chief Roger Ailes’ resignation Thursday in the midst of an expanding sexual-harassment scandal marks an ignominious endfor a man who stands a...
    Updated Jul 21 2016 03:04 pm   |     |   Share
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    Indiana Gov. Mike Pence speaks during a Welcome Home Rally, Saturday, July 16, 2016, in Zionsville, Ind. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump announced Pence as his vice presidential running mate. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings) Wednesday on TV: GOP gets to hear from Pence and Ivanka
    Night 3 of the Republican National Convention features not just the acceptance speech by vice presidential nominee Mike Pence, but a speech by Ivanka ...
    Updated Jul 20 2016 01:50 pm   |     |   Share
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    Melania Trump, wife of Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump walks to the stage as Donald Trump introduces her during the opening day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Monday, July 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) Tuesday on TV: RNC rolls on; ‘Containment’ limps to an end; RSL gets ‘friendly’
    At Day 2 of the Republican National Convention, barring some sort of miracle Donald Trump will be formally nominated for president. Speakers include t...
    Updated Jul 19 2016 12:23 pm   |     |   Share
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    FILE - In this June 7, 2016 file photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump gestures to supporters as he leaves the stage with his wife Melania after a news conference at the Trump National Golf Club Westchester in Briarcliff Manor, N.Y. Melania Trump insists she’s her own person, more than an accessory in her husband Donald Trump’s run for the White House.   (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer) Monday on TV: Trump’s current wife set to speak at GOP convention
    The Republican National Convention gets going today, and CNN, C-SPAN, Fox New Channel and MSNBC have coverage pretty much all day long. PBS/Ch. 7 has ...
    Updated Jul 18 2016 11:36 am   |     |   Share
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    Fred Norris  |  HBO  Danny McBride and Walton Goggins star in ’Vice Principals.’ This weekend on TV: HBO’s ‘The Night Of’ soars; ‘Vice Principals’ sinks. And stinks.
    Last week, HBO premiered a really good new drama — “The Night Of” (Sunday, 10 p.m.). This week, the pay-cable channel premieres a new comedy, “Vice Pr...
    Updated Jul 15 2016 02:38 pm   |     |   Share
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    Rami Malek as Elliot Alderson, left, and Christian Slater as Mr. Robot. (Photo by: Peter Kramer/USA Network) Wednesday on TV: Weirdness continues — ‘Mr. Robot’ is back
    Season 2 of “Mr. Robot” begins with an extended, 91-minute episodes that finds Elliot in seclusion; Angela happy at E Corp; and fsociety delivering a ...
    Updated Jul 13 2016 03:03 pm   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this Aug. 25, 2015 file photo, pamphlets and prayer cards of Sister Blandina Segale sit on a table at the Catholic Center in Albuquerque, N.M. The Italian-born nun who once challenged Billy the Kid and later opened New Mexico hospitals and schools will soon be the subject of a television series. (AP Photo/Russell Contreras, File) Nun who stood up to Billy the Kid to be subject of TV series
    An Italian-born nun who once challenged Billy the Kid, calmed angry mobs, opened hospitals and schools in the American Southwest and is now on a path ...
    Updated Jul 14 2016 05:33 pm   |     |   Share
  • Heidi Gutman  |  ABC  “Match Game” host Alec Baldwin and (back row from left) Jack McBrayer, Cheryl Hines, Ike Barinholtz, (front row) Leslie Jones, Josh Charles and Leah Remini. TV preview: ‘Match Game’ is surprisingly fun
    Who would have thought that a show that launched 54 years ago could be this much fun? But the revival of “Match Game” is just that — lightweight, (sli...
    Updated Jul 27 2016 09:14 pm   |     |   Share
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    Tuesday on TV: Baseball’s All-Star Game is stupid. I hate it.
    In general, I have absolutely no interest in pro all-star games because they’re meaningless. Except for the MLB All-Star Game (6 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13), wh...
    Updated Jul 12 2016 01:09 pm   |     |   Share
  •   Riz Ahmed and John Turturro star in ’The Night Of.’ Craig Blankenhorn  |  HBO Scott D. Pierce: Where’s the blood in ‘The Night Of’? And ‘Vice Principals’ stinks
    Last week, I told you how great HBO’s eight-part crime drama “The Night Of” is. I positively gushed, using words like “exceptional,” “gripping” and “e...
    Updated Jul 27 2016 09:14 pm   |     |   Share
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    Monday on TV: It’s really rare — no Utahns are finalists in lame kids’ version of ‘So You Think You Can Dance’
    The 10 finalists have been named for the current season of “So You Think You Can Dance” (7 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13), and there’s shocking news. None of them ...
    Updated Jul 11 2016 11:38 am   |     |   Share
  • Rami Malek and Christian Slater star in ’Mr. Robot’ on USA Network.  Photo by: Theo Wargo/NBCUniversal Scott D. Pierce: Christian Slater stars as man who isn’t there in ‘Mr. Robot’
    Onetime movie star Christian Slater’s film career cooled off long ago. In the past few years, he’s attempted TV series stardom without success. “My O...
    Updated Jul 08 2016 01:10 pm   |     |   Share
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      Riz Ahmed and John Turturro star in ’The Night Of.’ Craig Blankenhorn  |  HBO This weekend on TV: HBO’s ‘The Night Of’ really is must-see TV
    “The Night Of” (Sunday, 10 p.m.) is the best new drama to air on HBO since the first season of “True Detective” in 2014. That’s not faint praise, alth...
    Updated Jul 08 2016 01:11 pm   |     |   Share