PIERCE - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/PIERCE News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Scott D. Pierce: ‘Madam Secretary’ inspired by Benghazi http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58425481-223/secretary-madam-benghazi-state.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58425481-223/secretary-madam-benghazi-state.html.csp">Scott D. Pierce: ‘Madam Secretary’ inspired by Benghazi</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Scott D. Pierce</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-20T17:31:29.418-06:00">Updated Sep 20, 2014 05:31PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The new CBS series “Madam Secretary” was inspired by the events in Benghazi back in 2012. The series is about a female secretary of state, but not Hillary Clinton. And it’s not really about the terrorist attack — but there is a tie. Executive producer Lori McCreary (“Invictus,” “Under Suspicion”) said she and her company “wanted to break into scripted television” and got some advice from CBS Entertainment president Nina Tassler. “Nina started by saying we needed to find a character whose story ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58425481@www.sltrib.com Sat, 20 Sep 2014 17:31:29 MDT Gardening: Kindness to wildlife can pay off in the garden http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58416071-223/wildlife-garden-hartung-deer.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58416071-223/wildlife-garden-hartung-deer.html.csp">Gardening: Kindness to wildlife can pay off in the garden</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DEAN FOSDICK</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-16T20:36:02.824-06:00">Updated Sep 16, 2014 08:36PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Competition and conflict have existed between people and animals since the first gardeners began sowing seeds on the ground. The critters just as quickly carried them away. But coexisting with wildlife in farm fields or gardens can be a winning proposition if you’re willing to alter your habitat. Even nuisance animals can become plant partners with a little planning. “You can steer your way around a lot of the usual wildlife-property owner confrontations,” said Robert Pierce, an extension fisher...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584160712014-09-16T20:36:02.824-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-16T20:36:02.824-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58416071@www.sltrib.com Tue, 16 Sep 2014 20:36:02 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 <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58343783-223/nbc-really-espn-finale.html.csp">Scott D. Pierce: Five things I really hate about television</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Scott D. Pierce</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-28T16:56:16.473-06:00">Updated Aug 28, 2014 04:56PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">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...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58343783@www.sltrib.com Thu, 28 Aug 2014 16:56:16 MDT Pierce: Pac-12 vs. DirecTV feud still has no winner http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58336795-77/directv-pac-network-sec.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58336795-77/directv-pac-network-sec.html.csp">Pierce: Pac-12 vs. DirecTV feud still has no winner</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Scott D. Pierce</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> Tribune Columnist</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-26T22:19:48.757-06:00">Updated Aug 26, 2014 10:19PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">In Week 1 of the 2014 college football season, it will be easier to find the Utah State game on TV than it will be to find the Utah game. Who would’ve thought that would ever happen? That’s because USU is playing Tennesee (Sunday. 5 p.m.) on the new SEC Network. Which is in 90 million homes. The Utah-Idaho State game (Thursday, 5:30 p.m.) is on the Pac-12 Network, which is available in at least a third fewer homes (We don’t have any firm distribution numbers). A big chunk of that difference com...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58336795@www.sltrib.com Tue, 26 Aug 2014 22:19:48 MDT Scott D. Pierce: Muddled ‘Intruders’ is no ‘Doctor Who’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58317652-223/intruders-doctor-episodes-morgan.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58317652-223/intruders-doctor-episodes-morgan.html.csp">Scott D. Pierce: Muddled ‘Intruders’ is no ‘Doctor Who’</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Scott D. Pierce</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-21T12:05:19.183-06:00">Updated Aug 21, 2014 12:05PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">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...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58317652@www.sltrib.com Thu, 21 Aug 2014 12:05:19 MDT Pierce: Jim Nantz will call more NFL than ever this fall http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58310257-77/games-nantz-nfl-pierce.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58310257-77/games-nantz-nfl-pierce.html.csp">Pierce: Jim Nantz will call more NFL than ever this fall</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Scott D. PiercE</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-19T21:52:46.098-06:00">Updated Aug 19, 2014 09:52PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Jim Nantz is going to be an incredibly busy man during the upcoming NFL season. The veteran CBS sportscaster (and KSL alumnus) will be appearing slightly less on Sundays than he has in past seasons. But considerably more overall. Nantz will be the play-by-play voice of Thursday Night Football through eight games on CBS and seven on the NFL Network. He’ll do nine national games on CBS (when the network has Sunday doubleheaders) and three regional matchups. “So it’s 27 games versus 17 normally,” ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58310257@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 21:52:46 MDT Scott D. Pierce: FXX will air amazing ‘Simpsons’ marathon! http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58297586-223/simpsons-fxx-app-episode.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58297586-223/simpsons-fxx-app-episode.html.csp">Scott D. Pierce: FXX will air amazing ‘Simpsons’ marathon!</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Scott D. Pierce</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-18T09:05:42.674-06:00">Updated Aug 18, 2014 09:05AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">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...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58297586@www.sltrib.com Mon, 18 Aug 2014 09:05:42 MDT Scott D. Pierce: Gay son turned family experiences into new CBS sitcom ‘The McCarthys’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58292701-223/gallivan-family-gay-mccarthys.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58292701-223/gallivan-family-gay-mccarthys.html.csp">Scott D. Pierce: Gay son turned family experiences into new CBS sitcom ‘The McCarthys’</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Scott D. Pierce</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-15T01:01:03.009-06:00">Updated Aug 15, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A long time ago, a very successful television writer/producer told me you can’t write the truth because the truth is so often difficult — if not impossible — to believe. Keep that in mind when “The McCarthys” premieres on Oct. 30. The new CBS sitcom is about a boisterous, sports-obsessed Boston family and centers on the gay son, Ronny (Tyler Ritter), who cares far less about the Celtics, Red Sox, Bruins and Patriots. “That’s based on me,” said creator/executive producer Brian Gallivan. “And I d...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58292701@www.sltrib.com Fri, 15 Aug 2014 01:01:03 MDT Scott D. Pierce: It’s all about Shonda for ABC on Thursdays http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58272393-223/abc-scandal-murder-rhimes.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58272393-223/abc-scandal-murder-rhimes.html.csp">Scott D. Pierce: It’s all about Shonda for ABC on Thursdays</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Scott D. Pierce</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-11T09:24:53.226-06:00">Updated Aug 11, 2014 09:24AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Beginning next month, Thursday night will be Shonda night on ABC. Shonda Rhimes, that is. She’s the executive producer of “Grey’s Anatomy.” And “Scandal.” And “How to Get Away With Murder,” which is scheduled to premiere on Thursday, Sept. 25. The three shows will air back-to-back-to-back on Thursday nights from 7-10 p.m. MT. Which, given the success of “Grey’s” and “Scandal,” isn’t a bad idea. And given that CBS will be airing NFL football on Thursday nights through Oct. 23, looks like really ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58272393@www.sltrib.com Mon, 11 Aug 2014 09:24:53 MDT Scott D. Pierce: ‘The Knick’ is so grisly it’s hard to sit through http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58263930-223/knick-drama-grisly-medical.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58263930-223/knick-drama-grisly-medical.html.csp">Scott D. Pierce: ‘The Knick’ is so grisly it’s hard to sit through</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Scott D. Pierce</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-07T09:31:13.473-06:00">Updated Aug 7, 2014 09:31AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Describing “The Knick” as gruesome is an understatement. A massive understatement. If you’re even slightly squeamish, you’re going to be grabbing for the remote. If you don’t click away fast enough, images will be burned into your brain. Forever. Yes, there is all sorts of grisly content on TV. But this medical drama set in 1900 is off the charts. TV artistry has advanced to a point where the caesarean section performed in Friday’s premiere (10 p.m., Cinemax) looks not only real but absolutely ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58263930@www.sltrib.com Thu, 07 Aug 2014 09:31:13 MDT Scott D. Pierce: ‘The Flash’ takes the early lead over ‘Gotham’ in fall TV lineup http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58238273-223/flash-gotham-iframe-com.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58238273-223/flash-gotham-iframe-com.html.csp">Scott D. Pierce: ‘The Flash’ takes the early lead over ‘Gotham’ in fall TV lineup</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Scott D. Pierce</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-31T13:31:39.981-06:00">Updated Jul 31, 2014 01:31PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Having watched all the available pilots for all the upcoming fall shows, maybe the biggest surprise for me is that, while I like “Gotham” a lot, I like “The Flash” more. These are not full-blown reviews. Both these pilots may be tweaked before they air, so it’s possible I could change my mind about one or both of them. “Gotham” is scheduled to premiere Monday, Sept. 22, on Fox; “The Flash” is scheduled to premiere Tuesday, Oct. 7, on The CW. Don’t get me wrong. My first impression of both shows...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58238273@www.sltrib.com Thu, 31 Jul 2014 13:31:39 MDT Pierce: Can ESPN2 game help RSL sell season tickets? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58234114-77/rsl-espn-national-season.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58234114-77/rsl-espn-national-season.html.csp">Pierce: Can ESPN2 game help RSL sell season tickets?</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Scott D. Pierce</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> Tribune Columnist</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-29T23:18:55.764-06:00">Updated Jul 29, 2014 11:18PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Real Salt Lake will be on ESPN2 on Wednesday (7 p.m. MDT) — the only time this regular season the team will appear on an ESPN channel. On the other hand, RSL’s opponents, the New York Red Bulls, play in six of the 18 regular-season MLS games on ESPN this season. Because of simple math: There are 7.46 million homes in the New York TV market; there are 921,000 in the Salt Lake TV market. “This is the way the world runs,” said RSL general manager Garth Lagerwey. “The number of eyeballs in our mark...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58234114@www.sltrib.com Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:18:55 MDT Scott D. Pierce: Why would you watch horrific TV violence? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58215952-223/williamson-didn-fun-sort.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58215952-223/williamson-didn-fun-sort.html.csp">Scott D. Pierce: Why would you watch horrific TV violence?</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Scott D. Pierce</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-28T15:18:38.457-06:00">Updated Jul 28, 2014 03:18PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Kevin Williamson couldn’t have been surprised that the response to his new series “Stalker” has been critical. The writer/producers’s new CBS procedural drama, scheduled to premiere on Sept. 22, opens with a horrifying scene in which a stalker sets a young woman on fire. “That was maybe being a little flashy to try to get picked up,” said Williamson, trying to use humor to deflect criticism. It didn’t work. And that was, at least in part, because Williamson has a history of creating violence in...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58215952@www.sltrib.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 15:18:38 MDT