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Scott D. Pierce
Scott D. Pierce writes about television for the Salt Lake Tribune. Vice president of the Television Critics Associationn, he's covered TV in Utah since 1990.

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Utah TV highlights — A few shows to keep an eye on through June 20

I'm going to be off for a few days - I try to take some vacation time at least once every 14 months - so here are a few TV highlights to help tide you over. — SDP

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THURSDAY, JUNE 14

Golf (10 a.m., ESPN; 1 p.m. NBC/Ch. 5; 3 p.m. ESPN): First round of the U.S. Open

NBA Finals (7 p.m., ABC/CH. 4): Game 2 - Miami Heat at Oklahoma City Thunder

Take Me Out (7 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13): The women continue their search.

Breaking Pointe (7 p.m., CW/Ch. 30): The dancers take a road trip.

Saving Hope (8 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): Charlie's ex-wife complicates matters for Alex.

The Choice (8 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13): This week's celebrities are pop star Joe Jonas, snowboarder Seth Wescott and actor Parker Young.

Men at Work (8 and 10 p.m., TBS): Milo moves in with Tyler - temporarily.

Burn Notice (10 p.m., USA): Michael races the clock to hunt for Anson. (Season premiere)

Suits (11 p.m., USA): Harvey puts Mike in charge of a major case. (Season premiere)

FRIDAY, JUNE 15

Golf (10 a.m., ESPN; 1 p.m. NBC/Ch. 5; 3 p.m. ESPN): Second round of the U.S. Open

Whale Wars (7 and 9 p.m. Animal Planet): There's disaster aboard the Brigitte Bardot.

Megastunts: Highwire Over Niagara Falls - Live (8 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Nik Wallenda walks a tightrope over the Horseshoe Falls. (Taped delayed in this time zone.) It's preceded by Countdown to Niagara: The Greatest Megastunts of All Time (7 p.m., ABCCh. 4), which looks at stunts over the years.

Fairly Legal (10 p.m. USA): Kate uncovers a scandal.

Common Law (11 p.m., USA): Travis' foster brother is a suspect in a string of home invasions.

SATURDAY, JUNE 16

The Firm (9 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): Mitch makes a deal to defend Joey's best friend.

MLS (8:30 p.m., Ch. 30): Real Salt Lake at Chivas USA

Crazy, Stupid, Love (9 p.m., HBO): Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Julianne Moore and Emma Stone star in this 2011 romantic comedy. (Rated PG-13)

SUNDAY, JUNE 17

Golf (2 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): Final round of the U.S. Open

NBA Finals (6 p.m., TNT): Game 3 - Oklahoma City Thunder at Miami Heat

The Killing (7, 8 and 10:04 p.m., AMC): In the season finale, Sarah and Holder finally close the case.

Drop Dead Diva (7 and 11 p.m. Lifetime): Jane represents a client suing for wrongful termination.

The Client List (8 p.m., Lifetime): Georgia is tipped off that the police are investigating her. (Season finale)

The Glades (10 p.m., A&E): Carlos discovers a murder victim.

True Blood (10 p.m., HBO): Bill and Eric meet Salome at the Vampire Authority headquarters.

Nurse Jackie (10 p.m., Showtime): Jackie is pushed to the breaking point. (Season finale)

Sister Wives (10 and 10:30 p.m., TLC): Kody and Meri go on a romantic getaway; the Browns answer questions from viewers.

The Big C (10:30 p.m., Showtime): Cathy spends time with a stranger. (Season finale)

Longmire (11 p.m., A&E): An exotic dancer is murdered.

Girls (11 and 11:30 p.m., HBO): Hannah questions her relationship with Adam. (Season finale)

The Borgias (11 p.m., Showtime): The assassin strikes. (Season finale)

MONDAY, JUNE 18

The Bachelorette (7 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): The drama continues.

America's Got Talent (7 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): The auditions continue.

Hell's Kitchen (7 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13) and MasterChef (8 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13): The cooking competitions continue.

Hollywood Heights (7 p.m., Nickelodeon): In this summer series aimed at tweens, a teenager becomes a star.

Eureka (7 and 9 p.m., Syfy): Carter meets Allison's brother.

Lost Girl (8 and 10 p.m., Syfy): A hunter traps the group.

The Glass House (9 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Is this new show a rip-off of "Big Brother"? CBS certainly thinks so - it's suing.

The Secret Life of the American Teenager (9 p.m., ABC Family): Newly married Amy and Ricky return home.

Bunheads (10 p.m., ABC Family): Michelle and her mother-in-law are at odds.

Teen Wolf (11 p.m., MTV): There's a new hunter in town.

TUESDAY, JUNE 19

NBA Finals (6 p.m., TNT): Game 4 - Oklahoma City Thunder at Miami Heat

Bristol Palin: Life's a Tripp (8 and 9 p.m., Lifetime): Bristol exploits her mother's fame and her young son in this reality show, which seems even less real than most. If you completely throw politics out of it and look at it purely as a TV show, it's terrible.

Hell's Kitchen (7 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13) and MasterChef (8 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13): The cooking competitions continue.

The Catalina (7 p.m., CW/Ch. 30): The hotel hosts a book-signing party.

Rizzoli & Isles (7 and 9 p.m., TNT): Someone from Jane's past makes an unexpected appearance.

America's Got Talent (8 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): Auditions continue.

Franklin & Bash (8 and 10 p.m., TNT): Peter and Jared go up against a pair of lawyers who are strangely familiar.

Love In the Wild (9 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): Six women are sent home.Briston

Pretty Little Liars (9 and 11 p.m., ABC Family): Emily gets some news about her English exam.

Jane By Design (10 p.m., ABC Family): Jane gets a surprise on her birthday.

Deadliest Catch (10 p.m., Discovery): .

The Glee Project (10 and 11 p.m., Oxygen): The competition continues.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20

Major League Soccer (7 p.m., Ch. 30): Los Angeles Galaxy at Real Salt Lake

So You Think You Can Dance (7 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13): The Las Vegas round of the competition begins.

Dallas (7 and 9 p.m.): J.R. moves back into Southfork; Cliff Barnes shows up.

Dogs In the City (7 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): Justin mediates between badly behaved dogs and even more badly behaved dog owners.

Duets (8:31 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): The singing competition continues.

Baby Daddy (9:30 p.m., ABC Family): New sitcom about a young guy who becomes a father when an ex-girlfriend leaves a baby on his doorstep.

Royal Pains (10 p.m. USA): Hank and Evan go after the same business opportunity.

Independent Lens (11 p.m., PBS/Ch. 7): In "We Were Here," San Francisco respons to the AIDS crisis beginning in 1981.

Futurama (11 and 11:30 p.m., Comedy Central): Bender fathers a child with the office soda machine; an ancient prophecy predicts the world will end in 3012.

Necessary Roughness (11 p.m., USA): Dani evaluates a new recruit.

The Soul Man (11 p.m., TV Land): Cedric the Entertainer stars as a minister and Niecy Nash as his flamboyant wife in this new sitcom, which is loud but not particularly funny.

The Exes (11:30 p.m., TV Land): Holly sends the three guys to couples' therapy. (Season premiere)



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