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This weekend on Utah TV: Olympics close with Closing Ceremonies — of course

Published August 10, 2012 1:22 pm

This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2012, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for personal research purposes and may not be reprinted.

The 2012 Summer Olympics wrap things up with - what else? - the Closing Ceremonies (Sunday, 7 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5).

Odds are that they will be somewhat less, um, weird than the Opening Ceremonies were. If only because it's difficult to imagine they could possibly be any more odd.

Friday on TV ...

NFL preseason (5:30 p.m., NFL Network): New York Jets at Cincinnati Bengals

Lost Girl (8 and 10 p.m., Syfy): Bo tangles with Fae.

ArenaBowl XXV (8:30 p.m., NFL Network): Live from New Orleans, it's the Philadelphia Soul vs. the Arizona Rattlers. Arizona beat the Utah Blaze 75-69 to make it to this championship game.

Common Law (11 p.m., USA): Wes and Travis tell their full story to Dr. Ryan.

Saturday on TV ...

Golf (noon, CBS/Ch. 2): The third round of the PGA Championship

Major League Soccer (5 p.m., Ch. 4): Real Salt Lake at Vancouver Whitecaps

NYC (7 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): In the final episode of this canceled cop show, Ahmad and Kenny search for a pickpocket.

J. Edgar (9 p.m., HBO): Leonardo DiCaprio stars as former FBI director J. Edgar Hoover in this 2011 film. (Rated R)

The Ides of March (10 p.m., Starz): Ryan Gosling and George Clooney star in this 2011 political thriller. (Rated R)

Sunday on TV ...

Golf (noon, CBS/Ch. 2): The final round of the PGA Championship

Big Brother (7 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): The contestants who will face possible elimination are chosen.

Hell on Wheels (7 and 9:38 p.m., AMC): In the second-season premiere, Durant and Lily push the railroad west.

Drop Dead Diva (7 ands 11 p.m., Lifetime): Jane defends Deb's mother in a lawsuit.

Falling Skies (7 and 9 p.m., TNT): Tector embraces his military past.

Nick News with Linda Ellerbee (7 p.m., Nickelodeon): Considering the ethics of using animals for entertainment.

Breaking Bad (8, 9:38 and 11:38 p.m., AMC): The team has to find a way to gather the materials for the new meth operation.

Army Wives (8 p.m., Lifetime): Roxy and Trevor take Drew home.

The Great Escape (8 and 11 p.m., TNT): Teams try to "escape" from an active power plant.

Ultimate Air Jaws: Reloaded (9 p.m., Discovery), Air Jaws Apocalypse (10 p.m., Discovery) and Shark Week's Impossible Shots (11 p.m., Discovery): Shark Week is under way with a trio of shows.

Animal Practice (9:38 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): NBC gives us a sneak preview of one of its new sitcoms. It is, as you might expect, a workplace comedy set in a veterinary office. It's not bad.

The Glades (10 p.m., A&E): Jim has to make a decision about Callie. (Season finale)

True Blood (10 p.m., HBO): The Authority tries to repair its public image. Yeah, good luck with that.

Longmire (11 p.m., A&E): A killer targets the four boys acquitted of raping a developmentally disabled Cheyenne girl. (Season finale)

The Comedy Central Roast (11 p.m., Comedy Central): Utah native Roseanne Barr is roasted by her former "Roseanne" castmates and ex-husband Tom Arnold, among others.

The Newsroom (11 p.m., HBO): Will and Mac have to abandon their principles when ratings plummet.

Weeds (11 p.m., Showtime): Nancy gets a job; Shane graduates from the police academy.

Episodes (11:30 p.m., Showtime): Sean and Beverly have to tell Matt he's getting too fat.