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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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This weekend on Utah TV: What to watch that's not the Olympics

The big television event this weekend is, of course, the Olympics, but there is some original programming that doesn't have anything to do with the events in London:

Friday on TV ...

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WWE Friday Night Smackdown! (6 p.m. Syfy): McMahon makes a shocking announcement regarding SmackDown's new general manager.

20/20 (8 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Billionaires talk about their lives.

Lost Girl (8 and 10 p.m., Syfy): Bo goes under cover as a high school teacher.

Common Law (11 p.m., USA): Wes is been having erotic dreams about Dr. Ryan; Dr. Ryan's fiancé has information about a dead body.

Saturday on TV ...

2012 NFL Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony (5 p.m., ESPN): Jack Butler, Dermontti Dawson, Chris Doleman, Cortez Kennedy, Curtis Martin and Willie Roaf are inducted.

NYC 22 (7 and 8 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): A man shoots two men accused of kidnapping his daughter; an alligator corners Kenny and Jackpot.

Major League Soccer (7 p.m., Ch. 4): Real Salt Lake at Colorado Rapids

UFC (7 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13): Scheduled bouts include Mauricio Rua vs. Brandon Vera; Lyoto Machida vs. Ryan Bader; Joe Lauzon vs. Jamie Varner; and DaMarques Johnson vs. Mike Swick.

Kevin Nealon: Whelmed but Not Overly (11:30 p.m., Showtime): Nealon performs his stand-up act in Denver.

Sunday on TV ...

NFL preseason (6 p.m., NFL Network): Hall of Fame game - Arizona Cardinals vs. New Orleans Saints

Big Brother (7 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): Contestants are chosen to face elimination.

Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition (8 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): A 543-pound man struggles to lose weight.

Breaking Bad (8, 9:34 and 11:08 p.m.): Walt celebrates a birthday; Skyler examines her options.

Leverage (9 p.m., TNT): The team goes after a crooked scientist.

Falling Skies (10 p.m., TNT): The 2nd Mass moves to Charleston.

True Blood (10 p.m., HBO): Eric plots his escape; Sookie gets a clue about her parents' murder.

The Newsroom (11 p.m., HBO): An anonymous source provides some tantalizing information.

Weeds (11 p.m., Showtime): Nancy goes in search of a job.

The Great Escape (11 p.m., TNT): Three teams try to escape from an underground maze of corridors beneath Los Angeles.

Episodes (11:30 p.m., Showtime): Merc asks Matt to convince a former co-star to make a guest appearance.



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