This weekend on Utah TV: Would you believe a reality show about Mormon missionaries?
There have been plenty of Mormons on plenty of reality TV shows in recent years, so maybe it makes sense for a reality show about Mormons.
But a reality show about Mormon missionaries?
It probably won't surprise you to learn that just such a show, The District, is on BYUtv on Sunday, 6:30 p.m. I haven't seen it yet, but here is BYUtv's description:
"In this unscripted, actor-less documentary series, viewers will meet eight young men and women who serve LDS missions in San Diego, California, as well as the diverse characters they come across each day - from hospitable investigators to hostile passersby."
I'm reserving judgment until I actually do get a chance to see it.
Friday on TV ...
Women's college soccer (2 p.m., P12N-Mountain): Stanford at Utah
High school football (5 p.m., Ch. 2.2): Jordan at Cottonwood
Baseball playoffs: National League wild card game - St. Louis Cardinals at Atlanta Braves (3 p.m., TBS); American League wild card game - Baltimore Orioles at Texas Rangers (6:30 p.m., TBS)
CSI: NY (7 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): An arsonist is on the loose.
Made In Jersey (8 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): Martina is convinced that her client - who pleaded guilty to manslaughter - is innocent.
Grimm (8 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): Angelina comes to town with bad news.
Fringe (8 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13): The team needs info out of the Harvard lab, which is controlled by the Observers.
Haven (8 and 10 p.m., Syfy): A Boston cop comes to town to investigate a murder.
College football (8:15 p.m., ESPN): Utah State at BYU
Women's college volleyball (8:30 p.m., P12N-Mountain): Washington at Utah
Blue Bloods (9 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): Linda returns to work.
Boss (10 p.m., Starz): Kane s forced into an alliance with an enemy on the city council.
Saturday on TV ...
Baseball playoffs: Oakland Athletics at Detroit Tigers (4 p.m., TBS); Cincinnati Reds at San Francisco Giants (7:30 p.m. TBS)
Bedlam (7 and 10 p.m., BBC America): A young woman who can see ghosts is looking for Jed.
MLS (7 p.m., NBCSN): Real Salt Lake at Los Angeles Galaxy
Cowboys vs. Aliens (9 p.m., HBO): Disappointing 2011 Western/sci-fi film. (Rated PG-13)
50/50 (9 p.m., Showtime): Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Seth Rogan star in this winning 2011 comedy/drama. (Rated R)
The New Normal (10 p.m., Ch. 30): David plans to tell his mother about the baby.
The Muppets (10 p.m., Starz): Really entertaining 2011 revival. (Rated PG)
Saturday Night Live (10:30 p.m., Ch. 30): Daniel Craig hosts; Muse performs.
Sunday on TV ...
NFL: Baltimore Ravens at Kansas City Chiefs (11 a.m., CBS/Ch. 2); Green Bay Packers at Indianapolis Colts (11 a.m., Fox/Ch. 13); Denver Broncos at New England Patriots (2:15 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2); San Diego Chargers at New Orleans Saints (6:20 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5)
Baseball playoffs: TBS will telecast games at 1:30, 5 and 8:30 p.m. The schedule will be determined Friday's wildcard games.
60 Minutes (6 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): A report on a Chinese telecom that wants to do business in the USA; a profile of singer/songwriter Rodriguez.
The Amazing Race (7 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): One of the teams makes a risky move.
Once Upon a Time (7 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Regina tries to regain her powers.
Call the Midwife (7 p.m., PBS/Ch. 7): A newcomer by the name of Chummy struggles to fit in.
The Simpsons (7 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13): It's really early this year, but in "Treehouse of Horror XXIII" Marge makes an unholy pact and Bart travels back in time.
Hell on Wheels (7, 9 and 11 p.m., AMC): Cullen prepares for battle.
Steel Magnolias (7 and 11 p.m., Lifetime): This is exactly the same movie as the 1989 theatrical film, only this time it features an African-American cast. It's very well done, and Queen Latifah is great as M'Lynne, the role Sally Field played 23 years ago.
The Good Wife (8 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): As the firm is undergoing cuts, Will returns to the courtroom and Alicia helps Peter's campaign.
Revenge (8 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Emily tries to weave her way back into the Graysons' lives.
Masterpiece Classic (8 p.m., PBS/Ch. 7): World War II looms as the second season of "Upstairs, Downstairs" begins.
Copper (8 and 11 p.m., BBC America): Corcoran faces a difficult decision.
The Mentalist (9 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): A diamond cutter is murdered.
666 Park Avenue (9 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Jane makes a terrifying discovery behind the walls of the Drake.
Boardwalk Empire (10 p.m., HBO): Nucky and Owen hide out.
Dexter (10 p.m., Showtime): Deb wants to cure Dexter of being a serial killer.
Treme (11 p.m., HBO): Toni searches for a killer; Everett meets the family of his victim.
Homeland (11 p.m., Showtime): Carrie is in on an operation that could bring down Abu Nazir.