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I don’t set out to write mean things about TLC. But the cable channel has so much reprehensible programming, it’s tough not to notice. Including TLC’s revival of “Toddlers & Tiaras” (9 p.m.), which — ...

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  •   Rupert Penry-Jones as Quinlan and Kevin Durand as Vasiliy Fet in the Season 3 premiere of ’The Strain.’ Michael Gibson  |  FX Scott D. Pierce: Scary ‘Strain’ picks up the pace in Season 3
    Fans of “The Strain” will notice changes this season — including the opening title sequence. New music. New graphics. A new feel. “We love it,” said ...
    Updated Aug 24 2016 05:33 pm   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this Jan. 30, 1996 file photo, Roger Ailes, left, speaks at a news conference as Rupert Murdoch looks on after it was announced that Ailes will be chairman and CEO of Fox News.  Former Fox News host Andrea Tantaros has charged in a lawsuit filed Monday, Aug. 22, 2016, she was sexually harassed by former network chief Roger Ailes and other top executives. The defendants in the lawsuit filed Monday in Manhattan state Supreme Court include William Shine, who was named co-president of Fox News after Ailes resigned because of a sexual harassment lawsuit filed by another former anchor, Gretchen Carlson.  (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File) Ex-Fox News host claims network ‘a sex-fueled, Playboy Mansion-like cult’
    It’s not exactly stunning that former Fox News host Andrea Tantaros has filed a lawsuit against the cable channel and recently deposed chairman Roger ...
    Updated Aug 23 2016 10:29 pm   |     |   Share
  • In this Aug. 18, 2016 photo, Henry Winkler poses for a portrait at his home in Los Angeles. Winkler stars with George Foreman, Terry Bradshaw and William Shatner in ’Better Late Than Never,’ a four-episode reality series documenting their 35-day trip  through Japan, Korea, Hong Kong and Thailand. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP) Henry Winkler bonds with icons in new show, dreams of Tony
    During an hour-long chat at his Los Angeles home, Henry Winkler does impressions of George Foreman, Terry Bradshaw and William Shatner (his co-stars i...
    Updated Aug 24 2016 07:43 pm   |     |   Share
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    FILE - In this April 2, 2015 file photo, William Shatner arrives at the NBC Universal Summer Press Day at The Langham Huntington Hotel in Pasadena, Calif. Shatner first swaggered onto the bridge of the starship Enterprise in 1966. Celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, the original television series has spawned four spin-off series and 13 feature films, including this summer’s “Star Trek Beyond.”  (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP) Tuesday on TV: Shatner, Winkler, Bradshaw and Foreman are ‘Better Late Than Never’
    “Better Late than Never” (9 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5) is a weird sort of show that’s sort of heart-warming, sort of offensive, sort of interesting, sort of stu...
    Updated Aug 23 2016 11:38 am   |     |   Share

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    Monday on TV: Rah! Rah! Sis boom bah! ‘Cheer Squad’ tumbles onto TV
    “Cheer Squad” is everything you ever wanted to know about competitive cheerleading — and more. Much more. This 10-part reality show — which airs Monda...
    Updated Aug 22 2016 11:15 am   |     |   Share
  •  Utah’s Lei-Away Leidies,which include include Carey Ofahengaue, left, Autumn Prescott and Summer Prescott, will compete on the ’Great Food Truck Race: Family Face-Off,’ beginning Sunday, Aug. 28. Zac Hahn  |  Food Network Utah family trades Hawaiian leis for food truck fare in Food Network competition show
    Utah’s Lei-Away Leidies may be amateur cooks, but they never feared feeding a crowd while filming the new season of “Great Food Truck Race: Family Fac...
    Updated Aug 23 2016 07:03 pm   |     |   Share
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    Saturday’s Olympic TV highlights: USA women cagers go for gold — and it’s live on NBC!
    Team USA can win the gold medal in women’s basketball today, and you can watch it live at 12:30 p.m. on both NBC/Ch. 5 and the Basketball Speciality C...
    Updated Aug 19 2016 11:43 am   |     |   Share
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    Friday’s Olympic TV highlights: U.S. women go for water polo gold — but not soccer
    The Americans won’t be there (and Hope Solo is probably still whining about that), but the women’s gold-medal soccer match between Germany and Sweden ...
    Updated Aug 19 2016 11:27 am   |     |   Share
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    Jim (Jim Gaffigan) is on the run after finding the wrong kind of fame with his Bible in ìThe Jim Gaffigan Show.î Courtesy  |  TV Land This weekend on TV: Jim Gaffigan wraps up Season 2 of his sitcom — and he’s coming to Utah!
    The second season of “The Jim Gaffigan Show” wraps up with a pair of episodes (11 and 11:30 p.m., TV Land). In the first, Jim is left home alone for t...
    Updated Aug 19 2016 11:54 am   |     |   Share
  • (Franciso Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Glimpses of the scenic famed walls of Zion National Park flash by motorists as they travel through the mile long tunnel along the Zion-Mount Carmel Highway. National Parks star in TV and movies, too
    In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service, KUED-Channel 7 will repeat “National Park Symphony — The Mighty Five” on Wednesd...
    Updated Aug 19 2016 06:45 pm   |     |   Share
  • Christopher Mintz-Plasse, back row from left, Christine Ko, and front row from left, Joel McHale, Susan Fielding and Stephen Fry participate in ’The Great Indoors’ panel during the CBS Television Critics Association summer press tour on Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2016, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP) Scott D. Pierce: Millennials offended by jokes about millennials in new sitcom
    The premise of CBS’ new comedy “The Great Indoors” is that a Gen X, tech-phobic man (Joel McHale of “Community”) is forced to work with a group of cod...
    Updated Aug 24 2016 08:46 am   |     |   Share
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    (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Members of the football team practice at Skyridge High School Tuesday August 16, 2016. Thursday on TV: High school football returns to KJZZ — 2 new schools play first game
    Now that Sinclair has added Ch. 14 to its portfolio of Utah television stations — adding KJZZ to KUTV and KMYU — there will be some changes coming. Bu...
    Updated Aug 18 2016 02:03 pm   |     |   Share
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    Thursday’s Olympic TV highlights: Usain Bolt goes for gold again
    If there were an Olympic gold medal for biggest ego, Jamaica’s Usain Bolt would — at the very least — be a strong contender. If his posturing and posi...
    Updated Aug 18 2016 01:07 pm   |     |   Share
  • Executive producers Mark Goffman, from back row left, Phil McGraw and Paul Attanasio, and from front row left, Christopher Jackson, Geneva Carr, Michael Weatherly, Freddy Rodriguez and Annabelle Attanasio  participate in the ’Bull’ panel during the CBS Television Critics Association summer press tour on Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2016, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP) Scott D. Pierce: CBS has problems with diversity and quality
    My friends at CBS had a rather rough time during the recently completed Television Critics Association press tour. Their presentations to the critics...
    Updated Aug 23 2016 09:04 am   |     |   Share
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    |  Courtesy Justin Baldwin  Justin Baldwin is the creator, producer and host of ’My Last Days.’ Wednesday on TV: The CW’s ‘My Last Days’ just might change your life
    There’s some incredibly inspirational programming on TV tonight — and it has nothing to do with athletic events in Brazil. “My Last Days” (8 p.m., CW/...
    Updated Aug 17 2016 12:35 pm   |     |   Share
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    Wednesday’s Olympic TV highlights: Bad boy of badminton takes the court
    If you’ve never watched much badminton on TV — and who among us has? — there’s the possibility of added entertainment value during today’s coverage of...
    Updated Aug 17 2016 01:37 pm   |     |   Share
  • Amy (America Ferrerra) gets to meet her hero, Olympic gymnast Missy (Cecily Strong) in a special episode of ’Superstore.’ Photo credit: Paul Drinkwater/NBC TV preview: ‘Superstore’ has Olympics fever
    In an original episode of “Superstore” produced to air during the Olympics, Amy (America Ferrera) gets a chance to meet her childhood hero, Olympic gy...
    Updated Aug 18 2016 03:37 pm   |     |   Share
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    Tuesday on TV: ‘Scream’! Another season of murder and mayhem comes to a (deadly) end
    Who would’ve thought that “Scream” would spawn four movies and two seasons of a TV series — a total of 22 episodes? That’s a lot of murders. “Scream: ...
    Updated Aug 16 2016 01:36 pm   |     |   Share
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    Tuesday’s Olympic TV highlights: More (taped) gymnastics finals on NBC
    There are individual event finals in tonight’s (taped) coverage on NBC, including the men’s parallel bars and high bar. And the final of the women’s ...
    Updated Aug 16 2016 01:36 pm   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this Monday, Aug. 8, 2016, file photo, Taraji P. Henson, a cast member in the FOX series ’Empire,’ poses for a portrait during the 2016 Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, Calif. Henson is back as Cookie in “Empire,” has an autobiography out in October, stars in a movie about a real-life NASA mathematician in January, and says she’s just getting started. (Photo by Rich Fury/Invision/AP, File) Taraji P. Henson is busy: Cookie, a NASA hero and a memoir
    Taraji P. Henson almost backed out of writing her autobiography because she was reluctant to expose herself to scrutiny. She could have bypassed a sta...
    Updated Aug 18 2016 04:37 pm   |     |   Share
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    Monday on TV: There’s more drama on ‘The Fosters’
    In this week’s episode of “The Fosters” (9 p.m., Freeform), Callie does volunteer work at Girls United, where one resident hides a dangerous secret. A...
    Updated Aug 15 2016 02:48 pm   |     |   Share
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    Monday’s Olympic TV highlights: Felix can become most-decorated American woman on the track
    NBC’s (taped) prime-time coverage will feature and an American athlete attempting to win her way into the record book. If Allyson Felix can medal in t...
    Updated Aug 15 2016 01:24 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Levi Mitchell crawls along the floor next to his mother Sarah Mitchell at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, where The Antiques Roadshow taped three episodes Saturday August 13, 2016. Gallery: ‘Antiques Road Show’ has people showing off their valuables — they hope — in Salt Lake City
    Utahns opened their hutches and closets and brought their heirlooms to the Salt Palace Convention Center on Saturday for a chance to be on PBS’s “Anti...
    Updated Aug 15 2016 09:53 am   |     |   Share
  • Jenifer Lewis, from left, Laurence Fishburne and Tracee Ellis Ross participate in the ’Black-ish’’ panel during the Disney/ABC Television Critics Association summer press tour on Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP) Scott D. Pierce: ‘Black-ish’ creator sick of talking about diversity
    Beverly Hills, Calif. ABC’s “Black-ish” is about race. It’s right there in the title. The basic premise of the family sitcom is that dad Andre (Ant...
    Updated Aug 18 2016 11:04 am   |     |   Share