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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 GIRL: Sienna Miller. photo: Kelly Walsh
This weekend on Utah TV: Creepy Hitchcock and lots of other stuff

Tippi Hedren worked with Alfred Hitchcock in two movies - "The Birds" and "Marnie" - and her experiences were, at times, horrific. In the TV movie The Girl (Saturday, 10 p.m., HBO), we see a young woman abused and assaulted.

"We are dealing with a brain here that is unusual, genius and evil, deviant almost to the point of dangerous," said Hedren, who is portrayed by Sienna Miller (with Toby Jones as Hitchcock).

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Friday on TV ...

Women's college soccer: Utah at Southern California (4:30 p.m., P12N-Mountain); Gonzaga at BYU (7 p.m., BYUtv)

National League Championship Series (6 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13): Game 5 - San Francisco Giants at St. Louis Cardinals

Women's college volleyball (7 p.m., P12N-Mountain): Utah at Southern California

CSI: NY (8 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): Lindsay is injured during the attempted assassination of a political candidate.

Grimm (8 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): A high school competition turns deadly.

Nikita (8 p.m., CW/Ch. 30): Ryan and Nikita take charge of Division. (Season premiere)

Haven (8 and 10 p.m., Syfy): A woman is stalking Haven's criminals.

Blue Bloods (9 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): A bride is murdered on her wedding day.

Boss (10 and 11 p.m., Starz): Miller prints a story that could destroy Kane.

Saturday on TV ...

College football: New Mexico State at Utah State (1 p.m., Ch. 2.2); BYU at Notre Dame (1:30 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5); Utah at Oregon State (8:30 p.m., ESPN2)

Bedlam (7 and 10 p.m., BBC America): Ellie finds unexpected comfort after her engagement ends.

The Girl (10 p.m., HBO): Tippi Hedren's tale of how she was terrorized by Alfred Hitchcock during the filming of "The Birds" and "Marnie" is turned into a rather shocking made-for-TV movie.

Saturday Night Live (10:30 p.m., Ch. 30): Bruno Mars hosts and performs.

Sunday on TV ...

NFL: Baltimore Ravens at Houston Texans (11 a.m., CBS/Ch. 2); Washington Redskins at New York Giants (11 a.m., Fox/Ch. 13); New York Jets at New England Patriots (2 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2); Pittsburgh Steelers at Cincinnati Bengals (6:20 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5)

National League Championship Series (2:30 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13): Game 6 (if necessary) - St. Louis Cardinals at San Francisco Giants

60 Minutes (6 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): Steven Spielberg talks about his upcoming film, "Lincoln"; the medical marijuana industry in Colorado; a former Goldman Sachs employee rats out the company.

The Amazing Race (7 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): The remaining teams race through Bangladesh.

Once Upon a Time (7 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Rumplestiltskin tries to save his wife from a band of pirates.

Call the Midwife (7 p.m., PBS/Ch. 7): A baby is missing.

The Simpsons (7 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13): Marge gets a new car.

The Walking Dead (7, 8 and 10 p.m., AMC): A life hangs in the balance.

The Good Wife (8 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): Alicia and Diane have to scramble when the opposing attorney keeps changing his arguments.

Revenge (8 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Daniel takes matters into his own hands.

Masterpiece Classic (8 p.m., PBS/Ch. 7): The house is in an uproar on "Upstairs, Downstairs."

The Mentalist (9 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): The team gets caught in the middle of a small-town gang war.

666 Park Avenue (9 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): The apparition issues a warning.

I Was Mummified (10 p.m., Discovery): A guy leaves his body to science so scientists can try to mummify his remains. Ick.

Boardwalk Empire (10 p.m., HBO): Nucky is detained in Washington.

Dexter (10 p.m., Showtime): The Ukrainian mobsters are after Dexter.

Treme (11 p.m., HBO): Desiree's mother's house collapses.

Homeland (11 p.m., Showtime): Brody runs into Carrie at CIA headquarters.



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