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  • |  Courtesy Discovery  Sam Worthington as Jim Fitzgerald and Paul Bettany as Ted Kaczynski in ’Manhunt: Unabomber.’ TV preview: Discovery hunts the ‘Unabomber’
    The eight-episode series “Manhunt: Unabomber” retells the true story of FBI Agent Jim “Fitz” Fitzgerald (Sam Worthington), who tracked down the Unabom...
    Updated Jul 27 2017 02:21 pm   |     |   Share
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       JR Bourne and Paula Patton in “Somewhere Between.” Eike Schroter  |  ABC TV preview: ABC didn’t screen ‘Somewhere Between’ for critics, which is not a good sign
    ABC is premiering the 10-part drama “Somewhere Between” tonight at 10 (Ch. 4), and I can tell you that it’s based on a Korean format. I can’t tell you...
    Updated Jul 24 2017 10:48 am   |     |   Share
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       Yul Vasquez, Ariel Kebbel, Dylan Bruce, Parisa Fitz-Henley, Peter Mensah, Francois Arnaud, Jason Lewis and Sarah Ramos star in “Midnight, Texas.” Courtesy NBC Universal TV review: NBC’s ‘Midnight, Texas’ premiering Monday is a supernatural mess
    NBC programmers keep telling us that the summer is very important to them — that they are interested in a year-round schedule with good shows througho...
    Updated Jul 24 2017 10:39 am   |     |   Share
  • ’Downward Dog’ stars Ned as Martin and Allison Tolman as Nan.   Craig Sjodin  |  ABC Scott D. Pierce: Do you miss the TV show ‘Downward Dog’? Buy the book!
    For the 28th consecutive year, I’m in Southern California at the Television Critics Association summer press tour — 2½ weeks of set visits and intervi...
    Updated Jul 24 2017 09:57 am   |     |   Share

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    TV review: ‘Ozark’ is a weak attempt to mimic ‘Breaking Bad’
    If you were a huge fan of “Breaking Bad” and you miss that show so desperately that you’re willing to watch a shameless ripoff, then Netflix’s “Ozark”...
    Updated Jul 20 2017 12:09 pm   |     |   Share
  • |  Courtesy Disney Channel   The portrait of Lucifer the cat looks over the set of “Descendants 2.” Utahn drops Disney Easter eggs in ‘Descendants 2’
    Utahn Mark Hofeling dropped a few Easter eggs in Disney’s “Descendants 2.” The native Salt Laker is the production designer on the big Disney Channel ...
    Updated Jul 20 2017 05:46 pm   |     |   Share
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    David Benioff, left, and D.B Weiss accept the award for outstanding writing for a drama series for “Game of Thrones” at the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP) Next up for ‘Game of Thrones’ producers — ‘Confederate,’ a series about the impending Third American Civil War
    HBO is developing a slew of “Game of Thrones” prequels, but the executive producers of “GOT” — David Benioff and D.B. Weiss — will not be involved wit...
    Updated Jul 19 2017 03:19 pm   |     |   Share
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    Park City TV sold to company with close ties to Sinclair
    Park City Television has been sold to Deerfield Media. Terms of the sale were not announced. Stanton Jones, the longtime owner of the low-power PCTV, ...
    Updated Jul 19 2017 02:33 pm   |     |   Share
  • Helen Sloan  |  HBO   Now that Daenerys Tagaryen has returned to Westeros, what will she do next on ’Game of Thrones’? Scott D. Pierce: I blame Netflix for all the people whining about HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones’
    The less patient among us pitched fits on Sunday because the Season 7 premiere of HBO’s “Game of Thrones” wasn’t as action-packed as they’d hoped. I...
    Updated Jul 20 2017 05:46 pm   |     |   Share
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    Nick Helm, Jim Howick, Samuel Anderson and Jonny Sweet star in ’Loaded.’ Courtesy AMC TV review: You should get ‘Loaded’ on AMC
    AMC’s new series “Loaded,” which premieres Monday night, is sort of the flip side of the long-running AMC series “Mad Men.” Like that 2007-14 series, ...
    Updated Jul 17 2017 11:26 am   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this file photo dated Monday, Jan. 27, 2014, British actress Jodie Whittaker, who starred in TV series Broadchurch, arrives for South Bank Sky Arts Awards 2014, held at the Dorchester hotel in central London. The BBC has announced Sunday July 16, 2017,  Jodie Whittaker is the next star of the long-running science fiction TV series ’Doctor Who’ set to become the first woman to take the leading title role.  (FILE Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP) Jodie Whittaker named first female star of ‘Doctor Who’
    London • British actress Jodie Whittaker was announced Sunday as the next star of the long-running science fiction series “Doctor Who” — the first wom...
    Updated Jul 16 2017 04:28 pm   |     |   Share
  •    Max Charles as Zack Goodweather in “The Strain.” Michael Muller  |  FX Scott D. Pierce: Can the super-evil kid on ‘The Strain’ be saved?
    “The Strain” heads into its fourth and final season with a mandate to wrap up its decidedly different vampire tale — no sparkly hunks, just horrifying...
    Updated Jul 14 2017 03:51 pm   |     |   Share
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    TV review: Netflix’s ‘Friends from College’ is an annoying stink bomb
    I was looking forward to the new Netflix comedy “Friends from College” — which may help explain why I dislike it so much. Maybe my expectations were t...
    Updated Jul 14 2017 11:48 am   |     |   Share
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    Casey Crafford  |  Sky Productions  Michael Landes stars as Hooten and Ophelia Lovibond stars as Lady Alex Spencer-Parker. TV review: ‘Hooten & the Lady’ isn’t great art, but it is summer fun
    It’s summertime, and there’s nothing wrong with a TV show that’s easy. “Hooten & the Lady” (Thursday, 8 p.m., CW/Ch. 30) is probably not going to win ...
    Updated Jul 13 2017 02:48 pm   |     |   Share
  • James Marsden as Teddy Flood and Evan Rachel Wood as Dolores Abernathy in ’Westworld.’ John P. Johnson  |  HBO Made-in-Utah ‘Westworld’ leads Emmy nominations with 22
    A (largely) made-in-Utah show sits atop the Emmy nomination heap — HBO’s “Westworld” is tied with NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” for the most nominations...
    Updated Jul 13 2017 05:01 pm   |     |   Share
  • Lord Eddard ìNedî Stark (Sean Bean) is about to lose his head, which delights young/evil King Joffrey (Jack Gleeson). Courtesy HBO Top 12 deaths on ‘Game of Thrones’ — so far
    “Game of Thrones” returns for its seventh season on Sunday, and a whole lot of characters are going to die. That’s not inside information. HBO didn’t ...
    Updated Jul 14 2017 11:55 am   |     |   Share
  • FILE - This Sept. 18, 2016 file photo shows the main stage during the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles. This year’s Emmy Awards will air Sept. 17 on CBS with host Stephen Colbert. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File) ’This is Us,’ ‘The Crown’ vie for Emmy nods; no ‘Thrones’
    Los Angeles • With “Game of Thrones” off the Emmy battlefield this time around, the likely beneficiaries will be streaming dramas and, in a reversal o...
    Updated Jul 13 2017 12:54 pm   |     |   Share
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    Ben Mark Holzberg  |  CBS   Charlie Rowe and Santiago Cabrera star in “Salvation.” TV review: An asteroid threatens Earth in ‘Salvation,’ and it’s not terrible
    Ack! The world is about to end! Can an MIT student, a tech billionaire and a government spokeswoman save Earth from a giant asteroid that’s going to s...
    Updated Jul 12 2017 01:15 pm   |     |   Share
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    |  Courtesy truTV  Andrea Savage created, stars in and produces the new comedy ’I’m Sorry.’ TV review: ‘I’m Sorry’ is really filthy and pretty darn funny
    “I’m Sorry” is filthy and funny. It’s funny because it’s filthy. Well, partly because it’s filthy. That’s not true of all shows, but it works surprisi...
    Updated Jul 12 2017 01:11 pm   |     |   Share
  • The cast until recently of ’Hawaii Five-0’ - Scott Caan and Alex O’Laughlin and former stars Grace Park and Daniel Dae Kim. Art Streiber  |  CBS Scott D. Pierce: CBS shows it’s happy as the white man’s network (again) with ‘Hawaii Five-0’ fumble
    I have reluctantly come to the conclusion that diversity just isn’t a priority for the people running CBS. That it’s basically still a white man’s wor...
    Updated Jul 14 2017 04:31 pm   |     |   Share
  • Nick Helm, Jim Howick, Samuel Anderson and Jonny Sweet star in ’Loaded.’ Courtesy AMC TV preview: All of a sudden, they’re ‘Loaded’
    “Loaded” is sort of an hourlong British version of “Silicon Valley.” It’s a drama/comedy about four guys who invented a dopey video game that became r...
    Updated Jul 13 2017 01:56 pm   |     |   Share
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    Monday on TV: TNT’s ‘Will’ (as in Shakespeare) is a hot mess
    What if William Shakespeare led an exciting life when he was in his 20s? What if you turned that into an hourlong TV series? Well, you’d end up with “...
    Updated Jul 10 2017 10:04 am   |     |   Share
  • Michael Fishman, Roseanne Barr, John Goodman, Sarah Chalke and Sara Gilbert starred in “Roseanne.” Courtesy ABC Scott D. Pierce: ‘Will & Grace,’ ‘Roseanne’ coming back despite bitterness
    “Will & Grace” and “Roseanne” will rise from their TV graves, but can they leave the bitterness and behind-the-scenes drama behind them? Everyone inv...
    Updated Jul 10 2017 09:18 am   |     |   Share
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    FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2015 file photo, actor Alec Baldwin attends a special screening of his film ’Still Alice’ in New York. Baldwin, who has scored in guest shots on ’Saturday Night Live’ with his mocking impersonation of Donald Trump since the campaign’s final weeks, presided Saturday night, Feb. 11, 2017, as guest host of the NBC comedy show, serving up yet another Trump masquerade. In his spoof, President Trump made good on a tweeted vow to ’see you in court’ directed at the three Ninth Circuit federal judges who last week refused to lift a stay preventing his immigration ban from being enforced. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File) This weekend on TV: Alec Baldwin gets roasted ... and so does Trump
    “One Night Only: Alec Baldwin” (Sunday, 7 and 9 p.m., Spike) is pretty much a roast of the ever-talented, sometimes controversial actor. Filmed in Jun...
    Updated Jul 07 2017 11:16 am   |     |   Share