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It wasn’t that John Stamos objected to playing a grandfather in his new Fox sitcom. But he admits he wasn’t exactly crazy about the title of the show — “Grandfathered.” “I pitched every other title,” he said. “I remember the first call I got was, ‘What do you think of “Grandpa?” ’ And I said, ‘What do you think of “F--- you”?’ ” The premise of this comedy, which is scheduled to premiere Tuesday, Sept. 29, at 7:30 p.m. on Fox/Ch. 13, is that Jimmy Martino (Stamos) is a 50-year-old playboy who …

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Anson Mount as Cullen Bohannon in This weekend on TV: Mormons are on ‘Hell On Wheels’; Real Salt Lake is online, not on TV
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  • FILE - In this Aug. 28, 2003 file photo, Britney Spears, left, and Madonna kiss during the opening performance of the MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall, in New York. Van Toffler, an executive at MTV was on vacation when he got a call from the show's director. “And she said, 'Van, you're not going to believe this. They're rehearsing now. They're all together. And Madonna actually kissed Britney on the lips.' Method to the madness of MTV Video Music Awards
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    Thursday on TV: There’s all kinds of crazy going on ‘Under the Dome’
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    Updated Aug 27 2015 01:39 pm   |     |   Share

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Christopher Heyerdahl as The Swede in TV preview: Mormons are big this week on ‘Hell on Wheels’
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    Wednesday on TV: Jimmy Fallon teams up with Jim Gaffigan
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    Updated Aug 26 2015 01:09 pm   |     |   Share
  • FILE - This file photo combination made from Aug. 6, 2015, photos shows Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, left, and Fox News Channel host and moderator Megyn Kelly during the first Republican presidential debate at the Quicken Loans Arena, in Cleveland. Trump is welcoming Kelly back from a vacation with a broadside of criticism, tweeting that he liked her show better when she was away. Trump has been attacking Kelly ever since her tough questioning of him during the debate. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File) Scott D. Pierce: Trump turns Kelly into a journalist phenom
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    KJZZ will telecast most Weber State home football, basketball games
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  • This undated image released by PBS shows a humpback whale to promote a three-night special called PBS taking live, three-night look at Monterey Bay
    PBS is bringing a live whale watch into the nation’s living rooms — and throwing in some seals, sea otters, dolphins and pelicans. For three evenings ...
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    Tuesday on TV: ‘Public Morals’ starts slow, but give this violent crime drama a chance
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    Monday on TV: ‘Devious Maids” expose a killer in season finale
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  • FILE - This is a Wednesday, March 11, 2015 file photo of TV host Jeremy Clarkson as he gestures as he takes his place in the stands before the Champions League round of 16 second leg soccer match between Chelsea and Paris Saint Germain at Stamford Bridge stadium in London. The BBC said Wednesday March 25, 2015 that it has decided not to renew the contract of “Top Gear’’ host Jeremy Clarkson after a fracas with his producer. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File) Scott D. Pierce: ‘Top Gear’ controversy doesn’t worry Amazon
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  • This image released by Nick News shows Nohemy Ruiz, 15, who was diagnosed with brain cancer. Ruiz will appear on the upcoming episode of Nickelodeon show profiles dying children
    Even though Linda Ellerbee has addressed many tough topics with young audiences before, it took a decade before Nickelodeon approved her idea of a “Ni...
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    TV review: To put it bluntly, ‘Blunt Talk’ is just awful
    For the first time since “Star Trek: The Next Generation” signed off 21 years ago, Patrick Stewart has signed on to star in a television series. And W...
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Blaise Todd (left), Shelby Armstrong, Justin Mader, Garrett Brawith, Justin Gaston and Dakota Guppy star in “The Unauthorized Full House Story.” This weekend on TV: It’s true — Stamos did try to get the Olsen twins fired from ‘Full House”
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KSL News anchors, Dave McCann and Nadine Wimmer on the set of the 6 p.m. news at the KSL studio in Salt Lake City, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013. Dispute knocks KSL off DirecTV in Utah
    As of Friday morning, KSL-Channel 5 disappeared for Utah DirecTV subscribers as the two sides battle over money. Bonneville International, which owns ...
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  • This photo provided by Starz Entertainment, LLC shows, Patrick Stewart as Walter Blunt, in a scene from Patrick Stewart flexes his comedy muscle in ‘Blunt Talk’
    Patrick Stewart never really considered himself a funny guy. After commanding a starship and a team of mutants in sci-fi and superhero franchises, Ste...
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  • This photo provided by AMC shows, Kim Dickens, left, as Miranda and Cliff Curtis as Sean in a scene from Scott D. Pierce: ‘Fear the Walking Dead’ starts slowly
    Millions of “Walking Dead” fans are going to tune into the premiere of “Fear the Walking Dead” on Sunday (10 p.m., AMC). And they’re going to have to ...
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    Thursday on TV: ‘Astronaut Wives Club’ goes out with a couple of big bangs
    The finale of “The Astronaut Wives Club” (7 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4) features a couple of big events. In July 1969, Apollo 11’s historic moon landing is cause...
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    Wednesday on TV: ‘Key & Peele’ can make just about anything funny
    In this week’s episode of “Key & Peele” (11 p.m., Comedy Central), sketches include: • A gangster taking part in a drive-by shooting. • A mom writing ...
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    Tuesday on TV: Did dog commit murder on ‘Rizzoli & Isles’?
    In this week’s episode of “Rizzoli & Isles” (7 and 9 p.m., TNT), a dog trainer is killed and her dog is the prime suspect. I have no inside informatio...
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    Host Cat Deeley announces eliminated contestants Yorelis Apolinario, Ariana Crowder, Utahn Alexia Meyer and Kate Harpootlian on last week's episode of “So You Think You Can Dance.”

Cr: Adam Rose/Fox Monday on TV: There’s just 1 Utahn left on ‘So You Think You Can Dance’
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  • FILE - In this Monday, Aug. 10, 2015 file photo, Stephen Colbert participates in Showtime president: ‘There may be too much good TV’
    Beverly Hills, Calif. • The theme song for the annual rollout of fall and winter television shows could have been that cowboy classic “Home on the Ran...
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    This weekend on TV: We find out how a Utahn ‘Almost Died’ when a pipe went through his head. Really.
    A Utahn survives a pile through the head in Saturday’s episode of “The Day I Almost Died” (10 p.m. Saturday, Discovery Life Channel). Cedar City’s And...
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