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When Garry Marshall appeared before TV critics to promote CBS’ “Odd Couple” reboot last year, the then-80-year-old positively dominated the room with his energy and enthusiasm. He told one story that still makes me smile — a story about the …

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    (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    L-R Anna Valentine, 15, Ethan Valentine, 12 and Linda Valentine, Layton, pull hand carts with the Sons of the Utah Pioneers entry, in the Days of ’47 parade, Friday, July 24, 2015. Monday on TV: Are the Mormons parading for Hillary Clinton?
    The Mormons are throwing a parade for the Democrats and Hillary Clinton this morning! OK, not really. But both are happening today. Pioneer Day was ac...
    Updated Jul 25 2016 09:21 am   |     |   Share
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      Danny Pino as Sen. Luke Healy and Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Laurel Healy in “BrainDead.” Michael Parmelee  |  CBS This weekend on TV: ‘BrainDead’ bugs out and moves to Sundays
    “Braindead” is bugging out. CBS is moving the summer series that mixes Washington political intrigue and bugs from outer space that crawl into people’...
    Updated Jul 22 2016 10:42 am   |     |   Share
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    FILE - In this May 24, 2016 file photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a campaign event in Albuquerque, N.M. According to an AP count: Trump has reached the number of delegates needed to clinch the Republican nomination for president. Trump, the only remaining GOP candidate left in the race, will go on to accept the nomination at the party’s national convention in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File) Thursday on TV: That guy from ‘The Apprentice’ accepts GOP nomination tonight
    Donald Trump is scheduled to deliver his acceptance speech tonight at the Republican National Convention, and I’m sort of in shock over this. I can’t ...
    Updated Jul 21 2016 12:19 pm   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In a Sept. 29, 2006 file photo, Fox News CEO Roger Ailes poses at Fox News in New York. Fox News Channel’s parent company 21st Century Fox on Monday, July 18, 2016, says there has been no resolution to its probe into the conduct of network chief Roger Ailes, who is accused by a former network anchor of forcing her out because she refused to have sex with him.(AP Photo/Jim Cooper, File) Scott D. Pierce: Fox News’ Roger Ailes has damaged America
    Fox News chief Roger Ailes’ resignation Thursday in the midst of an expanding sexual-harassment scandal marks an ignominious endfor a man who stands a...
    Updated Jul 21 2016 03:04 pm   |     |   Share

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    Indiana Gov. Mike Pence speaks during a Welcome Home Rally, Saturday, July 16, 2016, in Zionsville, Ind. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump announced Pence as his vice presidential running mate. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings) Wednesday on TV: GOP gets to hear from Pence and Ivanka
    Night 3 of the Republican National Convention features not just the acceptance speech by vice presidential nominee Mike Pence, but a speech by Ivanka ...
    Updated Jul 20 2016 01:50 pm   |     |   Share
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    Melania Trump, wife of Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump walks to the stage as Donald Trump introduces her during the opening day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Monday, July 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) Tuesday on TV: RNC rolls on; ‘Containment’ limps to an end; RSL gets ‘friendly’
    At Day 2 of the Republican National Convention, barring some sort of miracle Donald Trump will be formally nominated for president. Speakers include t...
    Updated Jul 19 2016 12:23 pm   |     |   Share
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    FILE - In this June 7, 2016 file photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump gestures to supporters as he leaves the stage with his wife Melania after a news conference at the Trump National Golf Club Westchester in Briarcliff Manor, N.Y. Melania Trump insists she’s her own person, more than an accessory in her husband Donald Trump’s run for the White House.   (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer) Monday on TV: Trump’s current wife set to speak at GOP convention
    The Republican National Convention gets going today, and CNN, C-SPAN, Fox New Channel and MSNBC have coverage pretty much all day long. PBS/Ch. 7 has ...
    Updated Jul 18 2016 11:36 am   |     |   Share
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    Fred Norris  |  HBO  Danny McBride and Walton Goggins star in ’Vice Principals.’ This weekend on TV: HBO’s ‘The Night Of’ soars; ‘Vice Principals’ sinks. And stinks.
    Last week, HBO premiered a really good new drama — “The Night Of” (Sunday, 10 p.m.). This week, the pay-cable channel premieres a new comedy, “Vice Pr...
    Updated Jul 15 2016 02:38 pm   |     |   Share
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    Rami Malek as Elliot Alderson, left, and Christian Slater as Mr. Robot. (Photo by: Peter Kramer/USA Network) Wednesday on TV: Weirdness continues — ‘Mr. Robot’ is back
    Season 2 of “Mr. Robot” begins with an extended, 91-minute episodes that finds Elliot in seclusion; Angela happy at E Corp; and fsociety delivering a ...
    Updated Jul 13 2016 03:03 pm   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this Aug. 25, 2015 file photo, pamphlets and prayer cards of Sister Blandina Segale sit on a table at the Catholic Center in Albuquerque, N.M. The Italian-born nun who once challenged Billy the Kid and later opened New Mexico hospitals and schools will soon be the subject of a television series. (AP Photo/Russell Contreras, File) Nun who stood up to Billy the Kid to be subject of TV series
    An Italian-born nun who once challenged Billy the Kid, calmed angry mobs, opened hospitals and schools in the American Southwest and is now on a path ...
    Updated Jul 14 2016 05:33 pm   |     |   Share
  • Heidi Gutman  |  ABC  “Match Game” host Alec Baldwin and (back row from left) Jack McBrayer, Cheryl Hines, Ike Barinholtz, (front row) Leslie Jones, Josh Charles and Leah Remini. TV preview: ‘Match Game’ is surprisingly fun
    Who would have thought that a show that launched 54 years ago could be this much fun? But the revival of “Match Game” is just that — lightweight, (sli...
    Updated Jul 14 2016 01:40 pm   |     |   Share
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    Tuesday on TV: Baseball’s All-Star Game is stupid. I hate it.
    In general, I have absolutely no interest in pro all-star games because they’re meaningless. Except for the MLB All-Star Game (6 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13), wh...
    Updated Jul 12 2016 01:09 pm   |     |   Share
  •   Riz Ahmed and John Turturro star in ’The Night Of.’ Craig Blankenhorn  |  HBO Scott D. Pierce: Where’s the blood in ‘The Night Of’? And ‘Vice Principals’ stinks
    Last week, I told you how great HBO’s eight-part crime drama “The Night Of” is. I positively gushed, using words like “exceptional,” “gripping” and “e...
    Updated Jul 14 2016 01:39 pm   |     |   Share
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    Monday on TV: It’s really rare — no Utahns are finalists in lame kids’ version of ‘So You Think You Can Dance’
    The 10 finalists have been named for the current season of “So You Think You Can Dance” (7 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13), and there’s shocking news. None of them ...
    Updated Jul 11 2016 11:38 am   |     |   Share
  • Rami Malek and Christian Slater star in ’Mr. Robot’ on USA Network.  Photo by: Theo Wargo/NBCUniversal Scott D. Pierce: Christian Slater stars as man who isn’t there in ‘Mr. Robot’
    Onetime movie star Christian Slater’s film career cooled off long ago. In the past few years, he’s attempted TV series stardom without success. “My O...
    Updated Jul 08 2016 01:10 pm   |     |   Share
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      Riz Ahmed and John Turturro star in ’The Night Of.’ Craig Blankenhorn  |  HBO This weekend on TV: HBO’s ‘The Night Of’ really is must-see TV
    “The Night Of” (Sunday, 10 p.m.) is the best new drama to air on HBO since the first season of “True Detective” in 2014. That’s not faint praise, alth...
    Updated Jul 08 2016 01:11 pm   |     |   Share
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    Thursday on TV: Well, at least there’s some original programming
    It’s not a great night for TV, but there is some original programming. • “BattleBots” (7 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): The qualifying round concludes. • NBA Summe...
    Updated Jul 07 2016 03:03 pm   |     |   Share
  • Rami Malek as Elliot Alderson, left, and Christian Slater as Mr. Robot. (Photo by: Peter Kramer/USA Network) TV preview: ‘Mr. Robot’ picks up the pieces
    In the Season 1 finale of “Mr. Robot,” Elliott (Rami Malek) and fsociety hacked the world’s biggest corporate conglomerate, freeing people from debt a...
    Updated Jul 07 2016 06:33 pm   |     |   Share
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      “Tyrant” stars Nasser Faris as Khaled, Alice Krige as Amira, Ashraf Barhom as Jamal, Moran Atias as Leila, Adam Rayner as Barry, Anne Winters as Emma, Jennifer Finnegan as Molly and Noah Silver as Sammy. Courtesy Patrick Harbron / FX Wednesday on TV: There’s more Middle Eastern intrigue when ‘Tyrant’ returns
    Season 3 of “Tyrant” (11 p.m., FX) picks up shortly after Season 2 ended. Jamal Al-Fayeed (Ashraf Barhom), the brutal president of the (fictional) Mid...
    Updated Jul 06 2016 02:11 pm   |     |   Share
  • John Turturro and Riz Ahmed star in “The Night Of.”  Photo: Craig Blankenhorn/HBO  Scott D. Pierce: HBO’s ‘The Night Of’ is incredibly good TV
    The Night Of” is the best new drama to air on HBO since the first season of “True Detective” in 2014. That’s not faint praise, although there’s been ...
    Updated Jul 07 2016 06:33 pm   |     |   Share
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    Tuesday on TV: Jazz face Celtics in Summer League game — which is sort of like NBA basketball, right?
    If you’re starved for NBA basketball — it has, after all, been 16 days since the Cavs came back to win the title — there’s sort-of NBA basketball on T...
    Updated Jul 05 2016 02:31 pm   |     |   Share
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    Monday on TV: You can see lots of fireworks on TV
    If you want to watch fireworks on TV instead of going out and actually watching fireworks, NBC, PBS and CBS have you covered. • “Macy’s Fourth of July...
    Updated Jul 04 2016 11:05 am   |     |   Share
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    This weekend on TV: ABC’s Sunday-night game shows are actually fun
    ABC’s summer Sunday lineup is kind of retro — game shows in prime time. And retro game shows at that. • Steve Harvey hosts “Celebrity Family Feud” (7 ...
    Updated Jul 01 2016 01:53 pm   |     |   Share
  •   Clark Gregg and Ming-na Wen in “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” Eric McCandless  |  ABC Scott D. Pierce: 14 TV shows I really need to stop watching
    It wasn’t easy, but I managed to quit “Hawaii Five-0” cold turkey last fall. It’s a show that I once liked — never loved, but liked — but it has long...
    Updated Jul 07 2016 09:55 am   |     |   Share