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Miami • After receiving a standing ovation from his emotional audience, Don Francisco, the popular host of “Sabado Gigante,” tried to explain why television’s longest-running show is coming to an end. Created by its boisterous host, the weekly three-hour show, …

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  • NBC and its networks miss out on Fallon hit
    When Jimmy Fallon sought to turn the popular lip-sync competition feature from the “Tonight” show into a television series, NBC turned down one of its...
    Updated Apr 18 2015 01:05 am   |     |   Share
  • Diogo Morgado stars as The Man in ìThe Messengers.î Ursula Coyote  |  The CW TV preview: ‘Messengers’ is a muddled mess
    The CW’s new series “The Messengers” is a religious/apocalyptic series about an object that plummets to Earth, turning five people into angels with su...
    Updated Apr 17 2015 11:09 pm   |     |   Share
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    Thursday on TV: ‘Scandal’ has gone from stupid fun to just plain stupid
    “Scandal” (8 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4) used to be crazy, stupid fun. Lately, it’s just been crazy stupid. That was predictable, but it’s too bad. In this week’...
    Updated Apr 15 2015 01:18 pm   |     |   Share
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Daenerys Targaryen (Emila Clarke) is flanked by her dragons on one side and Sir Jorah Mormont (Iain Glen) and Sir Barristan Selmy (Ian McElhinney) on the other in this scene from Watching pirated ‘Game of Thrones’? You’re a thief
    If you watched the four pirated episodes of “Game of Thrones” online, you are a criminal. Seriously, it’s a crime. Not just for the person who stole ...
    Updated Apr 17 2015 11:09 pm   |     |   Share

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    Wednesday on TV: Utahn is keeping her head down ‘Survivor’
    We haven’t seen a whole lot of Utahn Sierra Dawn Thomas on “Survivor” lately, and that’s a good thing for her. Because if a contestant is going to get...
    Updated Apr 15 2015 01:06 pm   |     |   Share
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    In this image released by ABC, Constance Wu, from left, Forrest Wheeler, Hudson Yang and Ian Chen  appear in a scene from the new comedy series Tuesday on TV: ‘Fresh Off the Boat’ is freakin’ hilarious
    Tonight’s episode of “Fresh Off the Boat” (7 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4) is laugh-out-loud funny. The parents learn they have to volunteer at the school — Louis ...
    Updated Apr 14 2015 02:48 pm   |     |   Share
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    Utah Jazz guard Alec Burks (10) defends against Dallas Mavericks guard Monta Ellis (11) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, in Dallas. (AP Photo/LM Otero) Monday on TV: Jazz play their final home game. Can they finally beat the Mavs?
    The Utah Jazz play their second-to-last game — and final home game — of the 2014-15 season tonight when they host (7 p.m., ROOT). The Jazz are 0-3 aga...
    Updated Apr 13 2015 04:33 pm   |     |   Share

Eddie Huang takes questions from TV critics at the Television Critics Assocation press tour in January. Courtesy ABC/Image Group LA Scott D. Pierce: Eddie Huang betrays ‘Fresh Off the Boat’; ‘Gotham’ turns ‘Stalker’
    If your life story was turned into a family sitcom, would you expect it to include the part about your parents abusing you and your siblings? Of cour...
    Updated Apr 13 2015 09:27 am   |     |   Share
  • This image released by HBO shows Kit Harington, from left, Liam Cunningham and Stephen Dillane in a scene from ’Game of Thrones’ star Harington: a quiet force as Jon Snow
    New York • Shhhh! “Quiet” and “still” aren’t words you might associate with “Game of Thrones.” HBO’s epic fantasy, set in the make-believe continent o...
    Updated Apr 11 2015 01:36 pm   |     |   Share
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    This weekend on TV: Super-cool ‘Daredevil’ starts streaming on Netflix
    The geeks and the nerds have something to binge watch this weekend. Marvel’s 13-episode series “Daredevil” stars streaming on Netflix on Friday. And, ...
    Updated Apr 10 2015 02:52 pm   |     |   Share

Julia Louis-Dreyfus stars as President Selina Meyer in TV preview: Should ‘Veep’ be retitled ‘Prez’?
    Maybe they need a new title for “Veep.” At the end of last season, Selina (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) suddenly became president — and quickly lost two presi...
    Updated Apr 10 2015 01:05 am   |     |   Share
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    Thursday on TV: Will Sheldon and Amy get romantic on ‘The Big Bang Theory’?
    There are big happenings tonight on “The Big Bang Theory” (7 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2). When Sheldon and Amy build a blanket fort, they come to major crossroad...
    Updated Apr 09 2015 05:15 pm   |     |   Share
  • Timothy Olyphant as Deputy U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens, Walton Goggins as Boyd Crowder in ‘Justified’ captures spirit of Elmore Leonard, makes its series finale
    As “Justified” heads toward the finish line of its six-season run, the show has done something that others have tried and failed to accomplish several...
    Updated Apr 15 2015 12:41 pm   |     |   Share
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    Wednesday on TV: Utahn is still hanging in there on ‘Survivor’
    Another week, and Utahn Sierra Dawn Thomas is still alive on “Survivor” (7 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2). It’s an individual game now, and the going is getting tou...
    Updated Apr 08 2015 04:56 pm   |     |   Share

Conleth Hill as Varys and Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister in ‘Game of Thrones’ is back with a vengeance
    Buckle up, “Game of Thrones” fans. Season 5 gets off to a rousing start (Sunday, 10 p.m., HBO). This is not one of those episodes that concentrate on...
    Updated Apr 09 2015 04:40 pm   |     |   Share
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Chloe Bennett as Skye and Luke Mitchell as Lincoln in Tuesday on TV: The future of ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D’ is in doubt — again
    Once again, the future of “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” (8 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4) and the world hangs in the balance. As Robert Gonzalez (Edward James Olmos) mak...
    Updated Apr 07 2015 02:01 pm   |     |   Share
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    Duke's Jahlil Okafor (15) and Michigan State's Gavin Schilling (34) battle for a ball at the tip off during the first half of the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball semifinal game Saturday, April 4, 2015, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip) Monday on TV: It’s the Blue Devils vs. the Badgers for the NCAA championship
    It’s not exactly the matchup everyone was expecting, but two No. 1 seeds will play for the NCAA men’s basketball championship tonight — Duke vs. Wisco...
    Updated Apr 06 2015 03:24 pm   |     |   Share
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Josh Gad and Billy Crystal star in Scott D. Pierce: Billy Crystal-Josh Gad sitcom is painfully unfunny
    The new FX series “The Comedians” features some really big comedy guns. The series stars Billy Crystal and Josh Gad (“Book of Mormon,” “Frozen”). It’...
    Updated Apr 06 2015 10:16 am   |     |   Share
  • This photo released by Masterpiece/BBC shows Mark Rylance as Thomas Cromwell in a scene from episode 1 of the television series, “Wolf Hall.” The show debuts April 5, 2015 at 10 p.m. ET on PBS. (AP Photo/Masterpiece/BBC, Giles Keyte/Playground & Company) 16th-century powerbroker makes his play in ‘Wolf Hall’
    Sure, “Downton Abbey” is easy to love with its romance, high fashion and Ye Olde McMansion. But PBS’ “Wolf Hall” boasts its own seductive strength, co...
    Updated Apr 06 2015 09:30 am   |     |   Share
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James Norton stars as Sidney Chambers in DVD review: Vicar solves the crimes in ‘Grantchester’
    Grade • A- DVD/Blu-ray • Sidney Chambers isn’t quite Hercule Poirot, Sherlock Holmes or Jane Marple, but the character at the center of the British my...
    Updated Apr 06 2015 09:24 am   |     |   Share
  • This photo provided by Comedy Central shows actor Aasif Mandvi in a scene from ‘Halal in the Family’ takes a swipe at anti-Muslim bias
    Aasif Mandvi is bringing the satire he’s honed on “The Daily Show” to a sitcom parody with a serious goal: unraveling anti-Muslim prejudice. The four-...
    Updated Apr 06 2015 09:24 am   |     |   Share
  • AMC President Charlie Collier, left, and the casts of TV Series “Mad Men,” from second from left, John Slattery who played  Roger Sterling, Christina Hendricks who played Joan Harris and Jon Hamm who played Donald Draper, and It’s the beginning of the end for ‘Mad Men’
    “Mad Men” fans have already started to mourn the end of the series. And they’re not alone. “Honestly, there’s no version of this ending that is not su...
    Updated Apr 06 2015 09:06 am   |     |   Share
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    In this image released by AMC, Don Draper portrays Jon Hamm in a scene from season five of This weekend on TV: Spend Easter with Moses, Jesus, Lizzie Borden, Henry VIII, Don Draper and more
    Easter Sunday is sort of a weird mix on TV. You can watch Moses, Jesus, Lizzie Borden, Henry VIII, Don Draper, three Utah Count Men and more. Friday...
    Updated Apr 03 2015 02:59 pm   |     |   Share
  • Matt Galland, Blake Josephson and Danny Bryson as seen on 100 Miles From Nowhere.

Credit: Matt Trappe/Animal Planet BYU professor and pals run 100 miles in new TV series
    Three Utahns make their television debut on Sunday doing something a lot of people are going to think is crazy. In Animal Planet’s “100 Miles From Now...
    Updated Apr 14 2015 07:26 pm   |     |   Share