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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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The Olympic Stadium prepares for the Opening Ceremony of the 2012 Summer Olympic Games on Friday, July 27, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Martin Rickett, PA) UNITED KINGDOM OUT NO SALES NO ARCHIVE
This weekend on Utah TV: The Olympics open

The Olympics open on Friday evening with - what else? - the opening ceremonies.

Bob Costas, Matt Lauer and Meredith Vieira will anchor the coverage, with reports from Ryan Seacrest and Tom Brokaw.

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(When did you think you would see Seacrest and Brokaw in the same sentence, let alone the same broadcast?)

We're promised that we'll see all 200-plus flags enter the stadium.

Elsewhere on Friday ...

MLS (7 p.m., Ch. 30): Vancouver Whitecaps at Real Salt Lake

Lost Girl (8 and 10 p.m., Syfy): Bo makes a startling discovery.

Common Law (11 p.m., USA): When their mentors are called in, Wes and Travis see each other differently.

Elsewhere on Saturday ...

NYC 22 (7 and 8 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): CBS burns off more episodes of this failed cop show.

Jack and Jill (10 p.m., Starz): Adam Sandler plays male-female twins in this dreadful comedy - one of the worst films of 2011.

Elsewhere on Sunday ...

Big Brother (7 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): The houseguests in danger of elimination are chosen.

Masterpiece Mystery! (8 p.m., PBS/Ch. 7): Inspector Lewis investigates the murder of an American academic.

Breaking Bad (8, 9:36 and 11:12 p.m., AMC): The guys put their business plan into action; Walt confesses to Marie.

True Blood (10 p.m., HBO): Sookie and Jason visit the site of their parents' deaths.

The Newsroom (11 p.m., HBO): Will suffers from insomnia; Sloan jeopardizes her career

Political Animals (11 p.m., USA): Elaine announces her plan to run; Garcetti hatches a plan.

Episodes (11:30 p.m., Showtime): Sean and Beverly learn about Matt's stalker.



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