This weekend on Utah TV: Sadly, the Utes aren't playing the Cougars
Published: November 23, 2012 10:52AM
Updated: November 23, 2012 10:54AM
Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune Utah's John White runs for a touchdown against BYU during the 2011 rivalry game in Provo.
Just a couple a years ago, there would have been local interest in the end of the college football games even if - as is the case this year - Utah was 4-7 and BYU was 6-5. We would have cared who won when they played each other this weekend.
But in the new college football reality, we have a couple of game not much of anybody cares about. On Friday, it's Utah at Colorado (1 p.m., FX).
And on Saturday, BYU at New Mexico State (1:30 p.m.) isn't even on broadcast or cable TV. You'll have to watch it online at
The one local game that does mean something is Idaho at Utah State (Saturday, 1:30 p.m., Altitude). A win gives USU an outright WAC championship, but Idaho is so dreadful the game is not expected to be competitive - USU is about a 40-point favorite.
Friday on TV ...
Men's college basketball (5 p.m. P12N): Central Michigan at Utah
Women's college volleyball (6 p.m., P12N): Colorado at Utah
Last Man Standing (7 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Ed wants to get back together with his ex-wife.
NBA (7 p.m., ROOT): Sacramento Kings at Utah Jazz
Malibu Country (7:30 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Reba is furious with her ex-husband when he gives their son a sports car.
It's a SpongeBob Christmas! (8:30 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): New stop-motion animation special.
Jungle Gold (11 p.m., Discovery): George risks it all in a dangerous gold hustle.
Saturday on TV ...
College basketball: Cal State-Northridge at BYU (7 p.m., BYUtv); Wright State at Utah (7:30 p.m., P12N)
Made in Jersey (7 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): Nolan and Martina represent a woman who is acting as a surrogate for her comatose sister.
NBA (8 p.m., NBATV and ROOT): Utah Jazz at Sacramento Kings
Wedding Band (8 and 9 p.m., TBS): Tommy is supposed to look after Eddie's children.
The New Normal (10 p.m., Ch. 30): Shania and Bryan adopt all the turkeys at the farm.
Sunday on TV ...
NFL: Denver Broncos at Kansas City Chiefs (11 a.m., CBS/Ch. 2); Minnesota Vikings at Chicago Bears (11 a.m., Fox/Ch. 13); San Francisco 49ers at New Orleans Saints (2 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13); Green Bay Packers at New York Giants (6:20 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5)
The Amazing Race (7 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): The teams race to Amsterdam.
Once Upon a Time (7 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Cora tries to steal the compass from Emma and Mary Margaret.
The Simpsons (7 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13): Lisa tries to win Homer a MyPad.
The Walking Dead (7, 8 and 10 p.m., AMC): A new guest at the prison forces Rick's hand.
The Good Wife (8 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): Alicia's mother (Stockard Channing) visits for Thanksgiving.
Revenge (8 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): In a flashback, Victoria is visited by her mother (Adrienne Barbeau).
Apollo Live (8:30 p.m. Centric; 11:30 p.m. BET): Debut of this new singing talent show, taped at the Apollo Theater in Harlem.
The Mentalist (9 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): A real estate agent with gang ties is killed.
Boardwalk Empire (10 p.m., HBO): Nucky and Eddie seek refugre with Chalky.
666 Park Avenue (9 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Jane disappears.
Dexter (10 p.m., Showtime): Dexter scrambles to track down Isaak.
Sister Wives (10 p.m., TLC): Kody and the wives all attend -parent-teacher conferences for their kids.
Treme (11 p.m., HBO): Davis says goodbye to the musician's life. (Season finale)
Homeland (11 p.m. Showtime): Carrie and the CIA are scrambling to locate Brody.