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Mormons continue to play a major role in “Hell on Wheels” (Saturday, 10 p.m., AMC) in this, the show’s fifth and final season. Fictional Mormons, that is. And, for the most part the fictional Mormons are bad guys in this …

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  • Trevor Noah speaks during the Scott D. Pierce: New ‘Daily Show’ host Trevor Noah might just pull it off
    Trevor Noah is a smart guy. He knows he’s got his work cut out for him. Following Jon Stewart as the host of “The Daily Show” on Comedy Central isn’t...
    Updated Jul 31 2015 12:38 pm   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this July 1945, file photo, scientists and workmen rig the world's first atomic bomb to raise it up into a 100-foot tower at the Trinity bomb test site in the desert near Alamagordo, N.M. PBS special ‘The Bomb’ seeks to tell story of atomic weapons
    The creation of the atomic bomb in a New Mexico secret city and newly restored and declassified footage will be featured in a new PBS special released...
    Updated Jul 31 2015 03:26 pm   |     |   Share
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The world outside is rocked by a catastrophic meteor shower in “Under the Dome.” Thursday on TV: Turns out being ‘Under the Dome’ might be a good thing
    Apparently, now it’s a good thing to be trapped “Under the Dome” (9 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2). In this week’s episode, the world outside is rocked by a catastr...
    Updated Jul 30 2015 11:45 am   |     |   Share
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    KUTV wins July sweeps in late news, but KSL makes it close
    The household numbers are in from the July sweeps, and the late-news race is the closest it’s been in quite some time: KUTV-Ch. 2 - 6.6; KSL-Ch. 5 - 5...
    Updated Jul 30 2015 05:42 pm   |     |   Share

  • FILE - In this March 12, 2009 file photo, Jim Cramer, left, host of the CNBC 10 of Jon Stewart’s highlights from ‘The Daily Show’
    When he leaves Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show” on Aug. 6 after hosting nearly 2,600 episodes, Jon Stewart will have logged too many great moments to...
    Updated Jul 31 2015 02:26 pm   |     |   Share
  • FILE - This Nov. 30, 2011 file photo shows television host Jon Stewart during a taping of Jon Stewart signing off ‘Daily Show’ fake newscast for real
    After more than 16 years and nearly 2,600 telecasts, Jon Stewart can feel proud of his scads of Emmys and his Peabody Award, his cultural gravitas (he...
    Updated Jul 31 2015 12:32 pm   |     |   Share
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President Lyndon Baines Johnson in the Oval Office. TV preview: PBS focuses on JFK and LBJ
    The documentary “JFK and LBJ: A Time for Greatness” recounts how, in the wake of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination in November 1963, President...
    Updated Jul 30 2015 05:10 pm   |     |   Share

Kevin Spacey stars in Scott D. Pierce: Netflix still refuses to say how many watch
    What are the most popular programs on Netflix? How many people are watching them? It’s a secret. Really. Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos g...
    Updated Jul 30 2015 05:10 pm   |     |   Share
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    Wednesday on TV: ICYMI, man, I really love ‘The Jim Gaffigan Show’
    If I was being too subtle in my earlier rave review of “The Jim Gaffigan Show” (8 p.m. Nickelodeon; 11 p.m. TV Land), let me make it perfectly clear. ...
    Updated Jul 29 2015 12:03 pm   |     |   Share
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    Tuesday on TV: ‘Hollywood Game Night’ is dopey fun
    If you’ve got an hour to kill, there are worse ways to spend it than watching “Hollywood Game Night” (9 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5). Jane Lynch hosts what amount...
    Updated Jul 28 2015 10:21 am   |     |   Share
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    Monday on TV: Another idiotic season of ‘The Bachelorette’ finally ends
    “The Bachelorette” (7 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Kaitlyn picks of the two remaining suitors, Nick and Shawn — or not — in the season finale. Then everybody ge...
    Updated Jul 27 2015 09:42 am   |     |   Share
  • This photo taken Nov. 6, 2014 shows entertainer Bill Cosby gesturing during an interview about the upcoming exhibit, Conversations: African and African-American Artworks in Dialogue, at the Smithsonian's National Museum of African Art in Washington. The Smithsonian Institution is mounting a major showcase of African-American art and African art together in a new exhibit featuring the extensive art collection of Bill and Camille Cosby. More than 60 rarely seen African-American artworks from the Cosby collection will join 100 pieces of African art at the National Museum of African Art. The exhibit “Conversations: African and African American Artworks in Dialogue,” opens Sunday and will be on view through early 2016. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)  Scott D. Pierce: Defending Bill Cosby is just reprehensible
    Weirdly enough, my strongest memory of Bill Cosby is when he moralized and condescended to a room full of TV critics. It was shortly before the prem...
    Updated Jul 27 2015 09:28 am   |     |   Share
  • Comedy Central’s ‘Key & Peele’ will end after current season
    Los Angeles • Comedy Central’s irreverent sketch comedy series “Key & Peele” will come to an end after this season, the network confirmed Sunday. Co-c...
    Updated Jul 26 2015 07:09 pm   |     |   Share
  • New series is heaven-sent for Roma Downey
    Roma Downey’s career didn’t end up exactly where she thought it would when she was a struggling young actress — and she couldn’t be happier about it. ...
    Updated Jul 27 2015 08:40 am   |     |   Share
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    (Sean P. Means  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
A Chinese Dragon, representing the Chinese Society of Utah (Taiwan), stops in front of the Salt Lake Temple waiting for its turn in the 2014 Days of '47 Parade in Salt Lake City, Thursday, July 24, 2014.
This weekend on TV: It’s Pioneer Day, complete with traditional parade and soccer game
    The annual Days of ‘47 Parade (9 a.m., Ch. 5) kicks off Pioneer Day; the annual Real Salt Lake game (vs. Kansas City) wraps it up (9 p.m., KMYU and Un...
    Updated Jul 24 2015 08:06 pm   |     |   Share
  • Dr. Pol treats a chicken in Dr. Pol loves animals, but do they love him?
    Jan Pol is probably the most famous veterinarian in America. OK, he’s the most famous veterinarian in America because he’s the only one with his own ...
    Updated Jul 23 2015 10:45 am   |     |   Share
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Azure Parsons and Sam Reid star as Annie and John Glenn in “The Astronaut Wives Club.” Thursday on TV: Things get politcally incorrect on ‘The Astronaut Wives Club’
    “The Astronauts Wives Club” (7 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): John Glenn has his sights set on a political career and hits the campaign trail with his wife, Annie....
    Updated Jul 23 2015 08:30 am   |     |   Share
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Ian Ziering as Fin Shepard in “Sharknado 3.” Wednesday on TV: ‘Sharknado 3’ is stupid, gross and — unfortunately — pretty boring
    Shark-infused storms wreak havoc on Washington, D.C., and Orlando, Fla. In Sharknado 3: Oh, Hell No!” (10 p.m., Syfy). It’s predictably and intentiona...
    Updated Jul 22 2015 09:30 am   |     |   Share
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Center Stage performs on “America's Got Talent” Tuesday on TV: Utah dancers try to slide into the next round of ‘America’s Got Talent’
    The “America’s Got Talent” judges will pass judgment on the Center Stage dancers from Orem tonight (7 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5) — they’ll decide if the youngst...
    Updated Jul 21 2015 08:41 am   |     |   Share
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Ian Ziering as Fin Shepard in “Sharknado 3.” ‘Sharknado 3’ is more fun if you’re drunk
    The “Sharknado” phenomenon almost defies explanation. Why did this terrible Syfy Channel movie about tornadoes filled with sharks become a pop-cultur...
    Updated Jul 20 2015 04:17 pm   |     |   Share
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    Monday on TV: Will 2 Utahns avoid elimination on ‘So You Think You Can Dance’?
    Two of the 20 finalists on “So You Think You Can Dance” (7 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13) will be eliminated tonight. We know that both Utahns — Orem’s Alexia Meye...
    Updated Jul 20 2015 01:51 pm   |     |   Share
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Jim Kent (Sean Astin), Ephraim Goodweather (Corey Stoll) and Nora Martinez (Mia Maestro) examine one of the vampire's victims in This weekend on TV: ‘The Strain’ will still scare the crud out of you
    In its second season, Guillermo del Toro’s “The Strain” (Sunday, 11 p.m., FX) remains the creepiest show on TV. There’s not a sparkly vampire to be se...
    Updated Jul 17 2015 10:09 am   |     |   Share
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Ian Ziering as Fin Shepard in “Sharknado 3.” Shark-a-palooza on Syfy Channel
    “Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!” (10 p.m. Wednesday, Syfy), the latest in the series, isn’t the only really dumb shark movie on the Syfy Channel in the next...
    Updated Jul 16 2015 03:36 pm   |     |   Share
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    In this image released by FX, Denis Leary portrays Johnny Rock in a scene from, Thursday on TV: Denis Leary is back on FX — and this time it’s all about ‘Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll’
    Denis Leary (“Rescue Me”) returns to series TV in “Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll” (11 p.m., FX) — which is pretty much what the title indicates. Leary stars as ...
    Updated Jul 16 2015 12:18 pm   |     |   Share