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Bebe Wood as Shania; Andrew Rannells as Bryan; Justin Bartha as David; Georgia King as Goldie. Courtesy Trae Patton | NBC
This weekend on Utah TV: Utahns finally get a look at "The New Normal"

The rest of the country saw the premiere of The New Normal on Tuesday. Utah viewers can see it Saturday at 10 p.m. on KUCW-Ch. 30.

That is, of course, because KSL is refusing to air the sitcom about two gay guys who meet a young woman who agrees to be the surrogate for their baby they want to have. And the young woman has both a smart daughter and a homophobic, racist mother.

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"The New Normal" isn't a great show, but it isn't awful. There are some laughs.

And it's not any more adult than most of the other NBC shows that KSL does carry.

By the way, thanks to KUCW for picking up "The New Normal."

Friday on TV ...

College football (7 p.m., ESPN2): Washington State at UNLV

High school football (Ch. 2.2): Bonneville at Logan

Shark Tank (7 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): The season premiere.

Touch (7 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13): Martin suspects his mentor is doing something illegal.

Primetime: What Would You Do? (8 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): The season premiere.

Eden Eats (8 p.m., Cooking Channel): Host Eden Grinshpan comes to Salt Lake City to eat fish and chips. Really.

A Chance to Dance (8 and 9 p.m., Ovation): The troupe is cut from 24 dancers to 12.

Lost Girl (8 and 10 p.m. Syfy): Bo and her friends do battle with their enemies.

20/20 (9 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): A look at some of the worst neighbors in the world.

Great Performances at the Met (10 p.m., PBS/Ch. 7): "The Ring" continues as a trio of scheming humans separates Siegfried and Brünnhilde in an attempt to steal the ring.

Boss (11 p.m., Starz): Kane battles corruption, which undermines his power base.

Saturday on TV ...

College football: Locally, there's a little game you might have heard about - BYU at Utah (8 p.m., ESPN2).

And Utah State travels Big Ten country to take on Wisconsin (6 p.m., Big Ten Network).

Nationally, there are a few other games of note: Cal at Oho State (10 a.m. ABC/Ch. 4); Alabama at Arkansas (1:30 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2); Virginia at Georgia Tech (1:30 p.m., ESPNU); Florida at Tennessee (4 p.m., ESPN); Arizona State at Missouri (5 p.m., ESPN2); USC at Stanford (5:30 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13); Notre Dame at Michigan State (6 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4); Texas at Mississippi (7:15 p.m., ESPN);

Rise of the Planet of the Apes (9:55 p.m., HBO): Really good 2011 sci-fi remake. (PG-13)

Doctor Who (7 and 10 p.m., BBC America): The Doctor becomes the sheriff of a town under siege by a cyborg.

Saturday Night Live (10:30 p.m., Ch. 30): Seth MacFarlane hosts; Frank Ocean performs.

Sunday on TV ...

NFL: Baltimore Ravens at Philadelphia Eagles (11 a.m., CBS/Ch. 2); Arizona Cardinals at New England Patriots (11 a.m., Fox/Ch. 13); New York Jets at Pittsburgh Steelers (2 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2); Detroit Lions at San Francisco 49ers (6:15 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5)

Big Brother (7 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): Contestants are nominated for eviction.

Broadway or Bust (7 p.m., PBS/Ch. 7): Performers prepare for the auditions.

Hell on Wheels (7, 8 and 10 p.m., AMC): Durant fights for his life.

Leverage (7 and 8 p.m., TNT): The team tries to stop a terrorist; Sophie is implicated in a theft.

Masterpiece Mystery! (8 p.m., PBS/Ch. 7): "Wallander" helps the Rigan police and gets caught up in a conspiracy.

Boardwalk Empire (10 p.m., HBO): Nucky makes a resolution; Gillian builds a new business. (Season premiere)

Weeds (11 p.m., Showtime): After eight seasons, the series comes to an end with an hourlong episode.

Breaking Amish (11 p.m., TLC): The Amish young people arrive in New York City.

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