The Utes' and Cougars' college football games on Saturday are proof they're ready for prime time - on the West Coast.
Sure, Arizona at Utah (8 p.m., ESPNU) and BYU at San Jose State (8:30 p.m., ESPN2) are late games on the East Coast. But they'll smack-dab in prime time in the Mountain and Pacific Time Zones.
They're not the most high-profile college football games on Saturday, but they're not exactly squirreled away.
Unfortunately, what is probably Saturday's most important local game - Utah State at No. 19 Louisiana Tech (2 p.m.) - is only available online at ESPN3.com.
Friday on TV
High school football: 3A championship/Dixie vs. Spanish Fork (11 a.m., Ch. 14); 5A championship/Jordan vs. Syracuse (2:30 p.m., Ch. 14); 4A championship/Mountain Crest vs. Dixie (6:30 p.m., Ch. 14)
NBA (5 p.m., ESPN and ROOT): Utah Jazz at Philadelphia 76ers
College basketball: BYU vs. Florida State (5 p.m. truTV - pending the outcome of this game, BYU will play Notre Dame or St. Joseph's on Saturday on truTV - time TBA); Sacramento State at Utah (7 p.m., P12N-Mountain)
Undercover Boss (7 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): Cinnabon Inc. President Kat Cole goes under cover.
Last Man Standing (7 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Eve gets drunk at a party.
America's Next Top Model (7 and 8 p.m., CW/Ch. 30): A winner is chosen in the season finale. And then it's an hour of the best model freak-outs - and there are so many to choose from.
Malibu Country (7:30 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Lillie Mae has a secret admirer.
CSI: NY (8 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): A student from an elite prep school is murdered.
Grimm (8 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): Adalind is determined to avenge her mother's death.
Fringe (8 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13): The team orchestrates an event of its own.
Haven (8 and 10 p.m., Syfy): Nathan tries to bring Duke home - from 1955.
We Will Always Love You: A Grammy Salute to Whitney Houston (9 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): Celine Dion, Jennifer Hudson, Usher, Yolanda Adams and CeCe Winans sing Houston's songs.
Jungle Gold (11 p.m., Discovery): George is called home to fight a lawsuit. leaving Scott in charge.
Saturday on TV ...
Women's college soccer (5 p.m., BYUtv): Marquette at BYU in the third round of the NCAA tournament
NBA (5 p.m., ROOT): Utah Jazz at Washington Wizards
Wedding Band (8 and 9 p.m., TBS): The band plays a gig at Comic Con.
College football: Arizona at Utah (8 p.m., ESPNU); BYU at San Jose State (8:30 p.m., ESPN2)
The New Normal (10 p.m., Ch. 30): Everybody tries to give up their modern technology for a week.
John Carter (10 p.m., Starz): Underrated, made-in-Utah, 2012 sci-fi film. (Rated PG-13)
Saturday Night Live (10:30 p.m., Ch. 30): Jeremy Renner hosts; Maroon 5 performs.
Sunday on TV ...
NFL: Cleveland Browns at Dallas Cowboys (11 a.m., CBS/Ch. 2); Green Bay Packers at Detroit Lions (11 a.m., Fox/Ch. 13); San Diego Chargers at Denver Broncos (2 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2); Baltimore Ravens at Pittsburgh Steelers (6:20 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5)
MLS playoffs: Houston Dynamo at D.C. United (2 p.m., NBCSN); Green Bay Packers at Detroit Lions (L.A. Galaxy at Seattle Sounders (7 p.m., ESPN)
60 Minutes (6 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): A three-year investigation and bust of the a huge drug trafficking cartel; can babies tell right from wrong?; out-of-control college football.
The Amazing Race (7 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): Abba and James try to recover their lost passports.
American Music Awards (7 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Scheduled performers include Justin Bieber, Kelly Clarkson, Carly Rae Jepsen, PSY, The Wanted, Swizz Beatz featuring Chris Brown and Ludacris, Carrie Underwood, Christina Aguilera, Ke$ha, Linkin Park, Nicki Minaj, No Doubt, P!nk, Pitbull, Taylor Swift and Usher.
The Dust Bowl (7 and 9 p.m., PBS/Ch. 7): Part 1 of Ken Burns' excellent two-part, four-hour documentary. (Concludes Monday)
The Simpsons (7 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13): Homer's pal is an accountant for the mob.
The Walking Dead (7, 8 and 10 p.m., AMC): Michonne makes a decision; Glenn and Maggie go on the run.
The Good Wife (8 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): Will thinks a judge is biased against his client.
The Mentalist (9 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): Brett Stiles and Jane plot to break Lorelei out of prison so she'll lead them to Red John.
Boardwalk Empire (10 p.m., HBO): Nucky tries to keep Jess Smith quiet.
Superstorm 2012: Hell and High Water (10 p.m., History): A look at Hurricane Sandy and its aftermath.
Dexter (10 p.m., Showtime): Debra learns about Dexter's relationship with Hannah.
Sister Wives (10 p.m., TLC): Bad credit brings the family's plans to a screeching halt.
Treme (11 p.m., HBO): Janette is attacked by crawfish ravioli.
Homeland (11 p.m. Showtime): Carrie defies Quinn's orders.
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