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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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(Courtesy photo) Jerry O'Connell as Herman, Mason Cook as Eddie and Portia de Rossi as Lily in "Mockingbird Lane."
This weekend on Utah TV: The Munsters return — briefly

Mockingbird Lane (7 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5) is producer Bryan Fuller's ("Pushing Daisies") much-anticipated update of "The Munsters." But keep your enthusiasm in check.

Fuller produced this hour as a pilot for a possible series. NBC execs weren't happy with it, and decided not to order it as a series.

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However, the "Mockingbird Lane" pilot cost a reported $10 million, so NBC is airing it as a Halloween special to try to make back some of those costs.

Friday on TV ...

College basketball (7 p.m., BYUtv): Southeastern Oklahoma at BYU in an exhibition game

CSI: NY (8 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): Mack reopens a 20-year-old case.

All Access Nashville with Katie Couric (8 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Couric interviews country music stars Taylor Swift, Reba McEntire, Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert, Luke Bryan, Martina McBride and Jason Aldean.

Grimm (8 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): A series of child kidnappings bears a striking resemblance to a legend.

Fringe (8 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13): The team runs into Phillip Broyles.

Blue Bloods (9 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): Henry accompanies Jamie on a ride-along.

Jungle Gold (11 p.m., Discovery): A pair of Utahns take on great risks to mine gold in West Africa.

Saturday on TV ...

Women's college soccer (1 p.m., BYUtv): St. Mary's at BYU

College football: BYU at Georgia Tech (1 p.m., ROOT Sports); Cal at Utah (7:45 p.m., Pac-12 Network)

World Series (6 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13): Game 3 - San Francisco Giants at Detroit Tigers

MLS (7 p.m., Ch. 30): Vancouver Whitecaps at Real Salt Lake

The New Normal (10 p.m., Ch. 30): David and Bryan look for godparents for their baby.

Bedlam (10 p.m., BBC America): Ellie divulges a shocking secret.

Sunday on TV ...

NFL: Oakland Raiders at Kansas City Chiefs (2 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2); New Orleans Saints at Denver Broncos (6:20 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5)

World Series (6 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13): Game 4 - Detroit Tigers at San Francisco Giants

60 Minutes (6 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): A North Carolina town battling to come back from the recession; stolen historical American documents; the popular owner of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who's an immigrant from Pakistan.

The Amazing Race (7 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): The heat of Bangladesh puts everyone on edge.

Once Upon a Time (7 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Regina tries to stop using magic in an effort to win back Henry's trust.

Call the Midwife (7 p.m., PBS/Ch. 7): Frank is diagnosed with cancer.

The Walking Dead (7, 8 and 10 p.m., AMC): Andrea and Michonne find a different group of survivors.

The Good Wife (8 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): The firm's big client - drug dealer Lemond Bishop - looks to be in trouble when his accountant is arrested.

Revenge (8 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): People from the past show up in the Hamptons.

Masterpiece Classic (8 p.m., PBS/Ch. 7): The rift between Sir Hallam and Lady Agnes grows wider - and leads to a terrible decision.

The Mentalist (9 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): In this flashback episode, we see the first time Jane met the CBI team.

666 Park Avenue (9 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): The spirit from the suitcase goes after Jane.

Mythbusters (9 p.m., Discovery): Busting a bunch of Halloween myths.

Boardwalk Empire (10 p.m., HBO): Eli tries to get back into Nucky's good graces.

Dexter (10 p.m., Showtime): There are new leads in the Wayne Randall case.

Treme (11 p.m., HBO): Sonny misses the boat.

Homeland (11 p.m. Showtime): Brody is imprisoned again - this time in the United States after he's outed as a terrorist.

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