Pierce - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/csp/cms/sites/sltrib/pages/columnists.csp?col=Pierce Stories from The Salt Lake Tribune &copy; 2014 The Associated Press, The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Learn more about our privacy policy: http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy. en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Scott D. Pierce: NBC’s Tamron Hall has fallen in love with southern Utah http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58347880-223/hall-utah-beautiful-grylls.html.csp Tamron Hall has fallen in love with southern Utah — despite the trying circumstances of her only visit there. The co-host of the third hour of “The Today Show” and anchor of MSNBC’s “NewsNation,” Hall spent 48 hours learning to be a survivalist an hour outside Kanab for Monday’s episode of “Running Wild with Bear Grylls” (7 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5). “I’m from the great state of Texas,” Hall said, “and when you’re a Texas child, you believe there’s nothing as beautiful as the flat landscape of Texas.” B... Tamron Hall has fallen in love with southern Utah — despite the trying circumstances of her only visit there. The co-host of the third hour of “The Today Show” and anchor of MSNBC’s “NewsNation,” Hall spent 48 hours learning to be a survivalist an hour outside Kanab for Monday’s episode of “Running Wild with Bear Grylls” (7 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5). “I’m from the great state of Texas,” Hall said, “and when you’re a Texas child, you believe there’s nothing as beautiful as the flat landscape of Texas.” B... <img src="http://mngislctrib.112.2O7.net/b/ss/mngislctrib/1/H.17--NS/0?&pageName=RSS" height="1" width="1" border="0" alt=""/> 58347880@www.sltrib.com Sat, 30 Aug 2014 13:42:26 MDT Scott D. Pierce: Five things I really hate about television http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58343783-223/nbc-really-espn-finale.html.csp I love TV. Not all of it, but, yeah, I love it. Except for the parts that I hate. And there are several things that are annoying the heck out of me right now. Here are five: Spoiler alert • Networks, generally try to keep spoilers from getting out so as not to ruin the viewing experience for their audience. Except for NBC, which spoils its own shows. This is nothing new. It’s been happing since NBC ads spoiled the Season 2 premiere of “Law & Order” and what was supposed to be the surprise ret... I love TV. Not all of it, but, yeah, I love it. Except for the parts that I hate. And there are several things that are annoying the heck out of me right now. Here are five: Spoiler alert • Networks, generally try to keep spoilers from getting out so as not to ruin the viewing experience for their audience. Except for NBC, which spoils its own shows. This is nothing new. It’s been happing since NBC ads spoiled the Season 2 premiere of “Law & Order” and what was supposed to be the surprise ret... 58343783@www.sltrib.com Thu, 28 Aug 2014 11:00:05 MDT Scott D. Pierce: Seth Meyers will try to liven up Emmys http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58325721-223/meyers-jokes-really-think.html.csp Seth Meyers is hosting the 66th Annual Primetime Emmys on Monday (6 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5). He wanted the job. Why he wanted it is anybody’s guess. It’s a rather thankless position. You’re the face of an unwieldy three-hour-long (or more) telecast that almost inevitably bogs down into a big bore. To his credit, the host of “Late Night” isn’t going to try to reinvent the wheel. He’s going to get up onstage at the Nokia Theatre LA LIVE and try to be funny. “Well, I’m limited by the fact that I can’t si... Seth Meyers is hosting the 66th Annual Primetime Emmys on Monday (6 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5). He wanted the job. Why he wanted it is anybody’s guess. It’s a rather thankless position. You’re the face of an unwieldy three-hour-long (or more) telecast that almost inevitably bogs down into a big bore. To his credit, the host of “Late Night” isn’t going to try to reinvent the wheel. He’s going to get up onstage at the Nokia Theatre LA LIVE and try to be funny. “Well, I’m limited by the fact that I can’t si... 58325721@www.sltrib.com Mon, 25 Aug 2014 17:49:51 MDT Scott D. Pierce: Muddled ‘Intruders’ is no ‘Doctor Who’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58317652-223/intruders-doctor-episodes-morgan.html.csp You could say that writer/producer Glen Morgan and BBC America are incredibly brave with their new series “Intruders.” You could also question whether they’ve lost their minds. Because the premiere of this show is perhaps the most obtuse hour of television you’ll see this season. At the end of 60 minutes, you’ll have very little idea what’s going on. And that’s by design. “It’s based on a novel by Michael Marshall Smith, and that’s very much how the novel reads,” Morgan said. “You go through th... You could say that writer/producer Glen Morgan and BBC America are incredibly brave with their new series “Intruders.” You could also question whether they’ve lost their minds. Because the premiere of this show is perhaps the most obtuse hour of television you’ll see this season. At the end of 60 minutes, you’ll have very little idea what’s going on. And that’s by design. “It’s based on a novel by Michael Marshall Smith, and that’s very much how the novel reads,” Morgan said. “You go through th... 58317652@www.sltrib.com Thu, 21 Aug 2014 11:50:56 MDT Scott D. Pierce: FXX will air amazing ‘Simpsons’ marathon! http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58297586-223/simpsons-fxx-app-episode.html.csp OMG! The greatest marathon in the history of TV is about to begin! Every episode of “The Simpsons” — 552 to date. Plus “The Simpsons Movie.” Consecutively. That’s almost 12 days of nonstop Homer, Marge, Bart Lisa, Maggie and more, beginning Thursday at 11 a.m. MT on FXX. Cowabunga, dude! There’s so much more to this than just the marathon and all the “Simpsons” FXX carry on a daily basis thereafter. • On Sundays, FXX will air themed, eight-episode mini-marathons leading into the “Simpsons” epi... OMG! The greatest marathon in the history of TV is about to begin! Every episode of “The Simpsons” — 552 to date. Plus “The Simpsons Movie.” Consecutively. That’s almost 12 days of nonstop Homer, Marge, Bart Lisa, Maggie and more, beginning Thursday at 11 a.m. MT on FXX. Cowabunga, dude! There’s so much more to this than just the marathon and all the “Simpsons” FXX carry on a daily basis thereafter. • On Sundays, FXX will air themed, eight-episode mini-marathons leading into the “Simpsons” epi... 58297586@www.sltrib.com Mon, 18 Aug 2014 17:47:57 MDT