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“The Story of China” (7 p.m., PBS/Ch. 7) is a fascinating six-part series seems not long enough, given that it explores 4,000 years of Chinese history. Host/historian Michael Wood leads viewers on a compelling journey that begins by traveling back …

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  • Stefanie Martine stars as young Jane Tennison in ìPrime Suspect: Tennison.î  Courtesy ITV Studios and NoHo Film & Television for ITV and MASTERPIECE Scott D. Pierce: ‘Prime Suspect’ returns to PBS with a younger woman … because it’s a prequel
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    Updated Jun 27 2017 04:40 pm   |     |   Share
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    Updated Jun 22 2017 06:27 am   |     |   Share
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    Monday on TV: PBS’ ‘P.O.V’ spotlights Syrian refugees in 2 films
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    Updated Jun 22 2017 06:21 am   |     |   Share
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    Stefanie Martine stars as young Jane Tennison in ìPrime Suspect: Tennison.î  Courtesy ITV Studios and NoHo Film & Television for ITV and MASTERPIECE This weekend on TV: ‘Prime Suspct’ is back on PBS as a prequel
    Utah crimes are front-and-center on network TV this weekend — a murder on NBC and a hostage situation that ended with a fatality on ABC. • “Dateline N...
    Updated Jun 22 2017 06:21 am   |     |   Share

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    Thursday on TV: Live from New York, it’s the NBA Draft! (Which probably won’t been too exciting for Jazz fans.)
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    Updated Jun 22 2017 06:21 am   |     |   Share
  • Michael Wood at the Temple of Heaven in ìThe Story of China.î Courtesy of Mick Duffield TV preview: ‘Story of China’ is exciting stuff
    “The Story of China” (7 and 8 p.m., PBS/Ch. 7) is a fascinating six-part, six-hour series that seems not long enough, given that it explores 4,000 yea...
    Updated Jun 22 2017 03:24 pm   |     |   Share
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    |  Courtesy NBCUniversal   Steve Harvey hosts “Little Big Shots: Forever Young.’ Wednesday on TV: Senior citizens are wildly entertaining in ‘Little Big Shots: Forever Young’
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    Updated Jun 21 2017 10:33 am   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this April 11, 2013, file photo, comedian Marc Maron poses in New York. Maron was ready for a new challenge: playing someone other than himself. In the new Netflix comedy “GLOW,” he stars as the producer of a ladies pro-wrestling cable show.  (Photo by Dan Hallman/Invision/AP, File) Comedian Marc Maron more than talk on Netflix comedy ‘GLOW’
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    Updated Jun 21 2017 12:59 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Steve Griffin  |  Tribune file photo)     Salt Lake County Sheriff’s deputies exit the Salt Lake City Public Library, March 5, 1994 after a hostage situation within the building. Scott D. Pierce: Salt Lake library hostage incident retold on ABC’s ‘In an Instant’
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    Updated Jun 22 2017 03:21 pm   |     |   Share
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    Updated Jun 20 2017 09:24 am   |     |   Share
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    Monday on TV: You better watch the ‘Better Call Saul’ season finale
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    Updated Jun 19 2017 11:45 am   |     |   Share
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  •   Gabrielle Elyse and Mary Nepi star in “Snatchers.” Courtesy Stage 13 Scott D. Pierce: Teen gives birth to alien in Utah-made web series
    The new web series “Snatchers” is the story of a high-school girl who loses her virginity one day and gives birth to a murderous alien creature the ne...
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  • Mistrial declared in Cosby case after jury deadlocks again
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    Updated Jun 17 2017 12:37 pm   |     |   Share
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    NBC should air Megyn Kelly’s interview with Alex Jones — but only if it’s real, hard-hitting journalism
    Alex Jones is a documented liar whose conspiracy theories have long since crossed the line from ridiculous to dangerous. But not only does he have mil...
    Updated Jun 16 2017 12:40 pm   |     |   Share
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    FILE - In this May 27, 2012 file photo, from left,  Mel Giedroyc, Sue Perkins, Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood, presenters and judges of The Great British Bake Off pose for a photograph, in London. The fate of a sweet-toothed TV baking contest with millions of fans has left a sour taste with many Britons. The BBC says it has lost the rights to ’The Great British Bake Off,’ which it has broadcast since 2010. Rival Channel 4 offered more money to program maker Love Productions, it was reported on Monday, Sept. 12, 2016. (Ian West/PA via AP, File) This weekend on TV: Watch the ‘British Baking Show’ while it’s still ‘Great’
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    Updated Jun 16 2017 09:39 am   |     |   Share
  • Bill Cosby arrives at the Montgomery County Courthouse during his sexual assault trial, Friday, June 16, 2017, in Norristown, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) At impasse, Bill Cosby jury tests patience of judge, defense
    Norristown, Pa. • The jury in Bill Cosby’s sexual assault case tested the patience of defense lawyers and even the judge on the fifth day of deliberat...
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  • ‘Andi Mack’ actor loves working in Utah — and his parents will let him drive here
    Andi Mack” co-star Joshua Rush had no hesitation whatsoever when he learned that the Disney Channel series was going to film in Utah. “We love it ove...
    Updated Jun 15 2017 03:05 pm   |     |   Share
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    Actress Diane Keaton waves to the audience after receiving the 45th AFI Life Achievement Award during a gala tribute to her at the Dolby Theatre on Thursday, June 8, 2017, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP) Thursday on TV: AFI honors Diane Keaton, which is great. Woody Allen is there, which is not.
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    Updated Jun 15 2017 11:26 am   |     |   Share
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    Tuesday on TV: The CW makes like Fox News Channel — ‘iZombie’ is all about conspiracy theories
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    Updated Jun 13 2017 12:39 pm   |     |   Share
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    Updated Jun 12 2017 12:36 pm   |     |   Share
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    Updated Jun 09 2017 08:32 pm   |     |   Share
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    For those of us who enjoy live theater but can’t make the trek to New York City every year, the Tony Awards (Sunday, 7 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2) offer us a gli...
    Updated Jun 09 2017 11:18 am   |     |   Share