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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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Lights illuminate the stadium during the Opening Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Friday, July 27, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
This weekend on Utah TV: Olympics close with Closing Ceremonies — of course

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.

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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.



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