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This weekend on TV: RSL opens the season — and in HD!

Published March 9, 2012 10:38 am

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It's a new season and a new local TV contract for Utah's Major League Soccer franchise.

It's Real Salt Lake at Los Angeles Galaxy on Saturday at 8 p.m. on KTVX-Channel 4. That's right, Channel 4. It's the first of 10 games that will air on KTVX this season, with another 20 on sister station KUCW-Channel 30. And all 30 games will be in high definition.

That's great news.

The only better news would be if RSL can beat the Galaxy.

Elsewhere on Friday ...

NBA (5p.m., ROOT and NBATV): Utah Jazz at Philadelphia 76ers

Undercover Boss (7 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): The CEO of the Oriental Trading Company goes under cover.

Who Do You Think You Are? (7 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): Retired Steelers star Jerome Bettis learns about his family history.

Men's college volleyball (7 p.m., BYUtv): Pacific at BYU

Men's college basketball: Pac-12 tournament semifinals - Arizona vs. Oregon State (7 p.m., ROOT/FSN); California vs. Colorado (9:30 p.m., ROOT/FSN)

The Mentalist (8 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): An original episode on an unusual night. Is CBS testing the waters for a possible schedule change? Could be. In this episode, a terminally ill salesman is murdered.

Grimm (8 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): Nick investigates an arson-related homicide.

Merlin (8 and 10 p.m., Syfy): An eerie shrine turns out to be dangerous.

Blue Bloods (9 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): Danny investigates when a witness in Erin's murder case is also murdered.

Star Wars: The Clone Wars (9 p.m., Cartoon Network): Savage Oppress searches for Darth Maul.

The Ultimate Fighter Live (10 p.m., FX): A new channel and a new format for this show in which contestants face off for a UFC contract. (And, no, it's not live here.)

Spartacus (11 p.m., Starz): Spartacus and his men try to free the fighters enslaved in foreign wars.

Elsewhere on Saturday ...

Men's college basketball: Pac-12 title game (4 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2); WAC title game (10 p.m., ESPN2)

NBA (6 p.m., ROOT): Utah Jazz at Chicago Bulls

Being Human (7 and 10 p.m., BBC America): Hal needs to find a job.

Men's college volleyball (7 p.m., BYUtv): Pacific at BYU

The Firm (8 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): Mitch defends a woman accused of kidnapping a baby.

Game Change (10 p.m., HBO): Highly entertaining retellng of how John McCain (Ed Harris) chose Sarah Palin (Julianne Moore) as his running mate - and what happened next.

Saturday Night Live (10:30 p.m., Ch. 30): Jonah Hill hosts; the Shins perform.

Elsewhere on Sunday ...

NCAA Basketball Championship Selection Show (4 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): Who gets into the tournament - and which bracket they're assigned to - will be announced.

60 Minutes (6 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): The former head of Israel's intelligence service discusses the Iranian nuclear question.The Amazing Race (7 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): As the teams race through Italy, a random act of kindness leaves one team in tears.

Once Upon a Time (7 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Emma hires Ruby as her assistant.

Harry's Law (7 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): Another new time slot for this show. And Harry acts in an ethically questionable way when it comes to settling a case.

The Simpsons (7 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13): Homer's mother (voiced by Glenn Close) returns in an episode that finds Homer wetting the bed.

The Walking Dead (7, 9 and 10:30 p.m., AMC): Someone dangerous is stalking the farm.

Army Wives (7 p.m., Lifetime): Trevor isn't happy about the houseguests.

Bob's Burgers (7:30 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13): In the second-season premiere, the kids hunt for treasure in an abandoned taffy factory. Some people like this show. I'm not one of them.

The Good Wife (8 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): Alicia helps Colin Sweeney fight a sexual misconduct claim.

Desperate Housewives (8 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Tom's girlfriend has some shocking news for Lynette.

Celebrity Apprentice (8 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): The teams have to organize an event to unveil a new car.

CSI: Miami (9 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): The Miami Taunter strikes again.

GCB (9 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Carlene plots revenge against Amanda.

Luck (10 p.m., HBO): Jerry tries to get into a poker tournament.

Shameless (10 p.m., Showtime): Monica returns.

Breakout Kings (11 p.m., A&E): A group of convicts escapes by tunneling out of prison.

Eastbound & Down (11 p.m., HBO): Kenny blames his problems on baby Toby.

House of Lies (11 p.m., HBO): Another firm makes things tough on Marty.

Life's Too Short (11:30 p.m., HBO): Warwick goes to Ricky and Stephen for advice about his divorce.Californication (11 p.m., HBO): Hank runs into trouble his first day on the set.