Last Updated Oct 28, 2016 11:24AM

There’s an interesting story behind the new IFC series “Stan Against Evil.” Far more interesting than the series itself, unfortunately. “Stan” is an attempt at comedy/horror, written and produced by comedian/former “Simpsons” writer Dana Gould. A retired, small-town sheriff, Stan …

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    FILE - This Sept. 23, 2016, file photo, Utah quarterback Troy Williams (3) looks down field in the second half during an NCAA college football game against Southern California, in Salt Lake City. Williams signed with Washington as a top-ranked dual-threat quarterback in 2013. Two years later, Williams is the starter for Utah and he wants to show the fourth-ranked Huskies’ coaching staff what they missed out on. The Utes host Washington on Saturday. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File) This weekend on TV: It’s Utes vs. Huskies in a Really Big Game
    The Utes play in a Really Big college football game on Saturday — No. 17 Utah hosts No. 4 Washington (1:30 p.m., Fox Sports 1) in a matchup that could...
    Updated Oct 28 2016 10:46 am   |     |   Share
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    Elizabeth Smart retells her story on ‘Crime Watch Daily’
    Elizabeth Smart will once again tell her story of survival on Thursday’s edition of “Crime Watch Daily” (2 p.m., Ch. 13) — the syndicated series that ...
    Updated Oct 27 2016 12:25 pm   |     |   Share
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    Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Stephen Fry, Susannah Fielding, Joel McHale, Christine Ko, and Shaun Brown star in ìThe Great Indoors.îCliff Lipson  |  CBS Thursday on TV: ‘Great Indoors’ and ‘Pure Genius’ premiere; ‘Mom’ and ‘Life In Pieces’ return; ‘Big Bang’ moves
    Tonight on CBS, there’s a new comedy, a new drama, two season premieres, and a new/old night for TV’s biggest comedy. • The new sitcom, “The Great Ind...
    Updated Oct 27 2016 01:10 pm   |     |   Share
  • Bill Murray is honored with the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016, in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP) TV preview: Bill Murray wins the Twain prize
    The 19th annual Mark Twain Prize goes to Bill Murray, and among those on hand (or on tape) for the ceremony at the Kennedy Center were David Letterman...
    Updated Oct 27 2016 02:38 pm   |     |   Share

  • In this image released by AMC, Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Negan appears in a scene from ’The Walking Dead.’ ‘The Walking Dead’ returned with a bloody bang for its seventh season as the victim of bat-wielding bad guy Negan was revealed in the Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016 premiere. (Gene Page/AMC via AP) Scott D. Pierce: It’s time to give up on ‘The Walking Dead’
    After thinking about the Season 7 premiere of “The Walking Dead” for days, I keep going back to my initial reaction. I think I’m done. (Spoilers comi...
    Updated Oct 27 2016 02:38 pm   |     |   Share
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    Wednesday on TV: It’s win or go home for Real Salt Lake
    After staggering their way into the MLS playoffs, Real Salt Lake faces a must-win situation tonight — either win on the road against the Los Angeles G...
    Updated Oct 26 2016 11:18 am   |     |   Share
  • (Courtesy photo)   A scene from the classic animated Halloween-themed Peanuts special, ’It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown,’ created by late cartoonist Charles M. Schulz.  (©1966 United Feature Syndicate Inc.) Here are 13 things to watch on TV this Halloween weekend
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    Updated Oct 28 2016 04:51 am   |     |   Share
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    Chicago Cubs’ Javier Baez hits the game-winning solo home run against the Washington Nationals during the 13th inning of a baseball game Sunday, May 8, 2016, in Chicago. The Cubs won 4-3. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh) Tuesday on TV: World Series and the Jazz season begin
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    Updated Oct 25 2016 10:27 am   |     |   Share
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    Monday on TV: KUED shows us WWII German POWS in Utah
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    Updated Oct 24 2016 01:28 pm   |     |   Share
  • Joel McHale (center) stars in the new CBS sitcom ’The Great Indoors.’ Cliff Lipson  |  CBS Scott D. Pierce: ‘Great Indoors’ mocks millennials — and gen-Xers
    The new CBS sitcom “The Great Indoors” is about a fortysomething guy who is always being harassed and insulted by the twentysomethings he supervises a...
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      Rebecca (Rachel Bloom) is obsessed with Josh (Vincent Rodriguez III) in ’Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’ — which is struggling in the ratings. Lisa Rose  |  The CW This weekend on TV: Let’s get ‘Crazy’ again; football, soccer and baseball
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    Updated Oct 21 2016 11:06 am   |     |   Share
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    (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Brigham Young Cougars defensive lineman Bronson Kaufusi (90) rushes Boise State Broncos quarterback Ryan Finley (15) in college football action, BYU vs. Boise State at Lavell Edwards Stadium, Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015. Thursday on TV: It’s BYU vs. Boise and a return to ‘Rocky Horror’
    There’s a big, local college football game on TV tonight … although you may have to stay up pretty late to see all of it. BYU, riding a three-game win...
    Updated Oct 20 2016 11:16 am   |     |   Share
  • Rachel Bloom stars as Rebecca Bunch in ’Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.’  Photo: Mathieu Young/The CW TV preview: ‘Crazy Ex’ is still whole lot of crazy
    When last we saw “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” Rebecca (Rachel Bloom) had just admitted to Josh (Vincent Rodriguez III) that she moved from New York to SoCal...
    Updated Oct 21 2016 11:07 am   |     |   Share
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    Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump points toward Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton during the presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y., Monday, Sept. 26, 2016. (Joe Raedle/Pool via AP) Wednesday on TV: 3rd presidential debate (ugh) disrupts regular programming
    Tonight it’s Round 3 of Hillary Clinton vs. Donald Trump in the final presidential debate (7 p.m., Channels 2, 4, 5, 7, 11, 13, CNN, CNBC, C-SPAN, FNC...
    Updated Oct 19 2016 05:09 pm   |     |   Share
  •   Matthew McCann as Teddy, Hala Finley as Emme, Liza Snyder as Andi, Kevin Nealon as Don, Matt LeBlanc as Adam and Grace Kaufman as Kate in “Man with a Plan.” Monty Brinton  |   CBS Scott D. Pierce: LeBlanc’s Man With a Plan’ is just dreadful
    Matt LeBlanc really wanted to do another traditional sitcom. Not another show like his Showtime comedy “Episodes,” which was filmed like a movie. Anot...
    Updated Oct 21 2016 11:07 am   |     |   Share
  • In this image released by ABC, Suzy Nakamura appears in a scene from the upcoming Halloween episode of ’Dr. Ken,’ airing Oct. 21, on ABC. (Nicole Wilder/ABC via AP) For Suzy Nakamura, ‘Dr. Ken’ means diversity, ‘gwishins’
    As a child, Suzy Nakamura recalls, she was content to quietly observe and leave the talking to others. These days, the actress and comedian is making ...
    Updated Oct 19 2016 09:18 am   |     |   Share
  • In this image released by Hulu, Hugh Laurie portrays forensic psychiatrist Eldon Chance in a scene from the new 10-episode series, ’Chance.’ (David Moyle/Hulu via AP) Hugh Laurie is back as a TV doctor in Hulu’s dark ‘Chance’
    Hugh Laurie warmly recalls “House” and the flawed physician he played as artful combinations of tragedy and comedy. Laurie is returning to TV as a med...
    Updated Oct 27 2016 04:55 pm   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this photo released by The Public Theater, Lin-Manuel Miranda, foreground, performs with members of the cast of the musical ’Hamilton’ in New York. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and 11 Tony Awards, ’Hamilton’ is a cultural phenomenon that stands as the most celebrated work of art ever inspired by the American Revolution. (Joan Marcus/The Public Theater via AP) From Broadway to PBS, ‘Hamilton’s America’ is a really great performance
    Three years ago, Alex Horwitz started filming a behind-the-scenes look at the Broadway smash “Hamilton.” That was two years before the debut of the mu...
    Updated Oct 20 2016 07:09 pm   |     |   Share
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    Mandy Moore, Milo Ventimiglia, Chrissy Metz, Justin Hartley, Susan Kelichi Watson and Sterling K. Brown star in ìThis Is Us.î Courtesy  |  NBC Universal Tuesday on TV: ‘This Is Us’ really is this fall’s best new show
    Shows like “This Is Us” (8 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5) kind of worry me — I loved the pilot episode so much, I worried that the series couldn’t possibly live up ...
    Updated Oct 18 2016 01:44 pm   |     |   Share
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    Toronto Blue Jays catcher Russell Martin (55) hits a single against the Cleveland Indians during the second inning of Game 2 of baseball’s American League Championship Series in Cleveland, Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP) Monday on TV: Baseball playoff game vs. bad football game
    So, sports fans, you’ve got your choice tonight between baseball and football. At 6 p.m. on TBS, it’s Game 3 of the American League Championship serie...
    Updated Oct 17 2016 04:21 pm   |     |   Share
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    Sporting Kansas City defender Matt Besler (5) tries to head the ball while challenged by Real Salt Lake defender Justen Glad (15) in front of Real Salt Lake goalkeeper Nick Rimando, left, during the first half of an MLS soccer match in Kansas City, Kan., Saturday, May 21, 2016. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner) This weekend on TV: Real Salt Lake could REALLY use a win; BYU, Utah, Weber State are all on TV
    Real Salt Lake could clinch a spot in the MLS playoffs with a win over Sporting Kansas City on Sunday (3 p.m., KMYU) — and a win might help the team a...
    Updated Oct 14 2016 11:55 am   |     |   Share
  • Tim Matheson as President Ronald Reagan in “Killing Reagan.”  Courtesy National Geographic Channel Scott D. Pierce: ‘Killing Reagan’ TV adaptation runs away from Bill O’Reilly
    The National Geographic Channel bought the rights to Bill O’Reilly’s “Killing Reagan” and turned it into a TV movie — using as little of the book as p...
    Updated Oct 14 2016 01:51 pm   |     |   Share
  • Annaleigh Ashford, Ivy Levan, Tim Curry, Reeve Carney, Christina Milian, Laverne Cox, Staz Nair, Victoria Justice, Ryan McCartan, Adam Lambert and Ben Vereen star in ìThe Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let’s Do the Time Warp Again.î Miranda Penn Turin  |  Fox Let’s do the Time Warp again! ‘Rocky Horror Picture Show’ remake comes to TV
    When Fox announced that it was remaking “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” as a TV movie, not everyone thought it was a great idea. Some longtime fans of...
    Updated Oct 13 2016 05:20 pm   |     |   Share
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    Thursday on TV: USA’s new ‘Falling Water’ is, well, weird
    “Falling Water” is weird, moody, atmospheric and just plain strange. Intentionally. The new series, which premieres at 11 p.m. on USA, feels more than...
    Updated Oct 13 2016 10:54 am   |     |   Share