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Scott D. Pierce
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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Wednesday on Utah TV: KSL substitutes “Saints and Soldiers” for “Saturday Night Live”

This somehow seems especially appropriate. Our friends at KSL have chosen not to air the "Saturday Night Live" Christmas special that’s airing tonight on NBC.

In its place, the station will air Saints and Soldiers (8 p.m., Ch. 5), the 2003 film about faith under fire.

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It’s a good movie, actually. But the juxtaposition is, well, interesting.

Elsewhere on TV ...

NBA (6 p.m., Utah Jazz at New Orleans Hornets

Survivor: Philippines (7 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): Can that horrendous Abi turn things around? And what the heck was host Jeff Probst doing last week, making that awful woman who bullied everyone else look like a victim?

A Charlie Brown Christmas (7 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Classic 1965 animation. (Repeat)

Christmas in Rockefeller Center (7 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): Annual tree-lighting ceremony and lots of music from Trace Adkins, Mariah Carey, CeeLo Green, Victoria Justice, Chris Mann, Rod Stewart and Il Volo.

The X Factor (7 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13): The remaining finalists perform.

Arrow (7 p.m., CW/Ch. 30): Oliver meets a mysterious woman.

College basketball (7 p.m., BYUtv): BYU at Montana

Dance Academy (7 p.m. Nickelodeon): New drama series about a small-town teen trying to make it at the National Academy of Dance.

Criminal Minds (8 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): A motivational speaker is suspected of murder..

Modern Family (8 p.m., ABC.Ch. 4): Mitch and Cam try to save a tree.

Supernatural (8 p.m., CW/Ch. 30): Castiel has decided to become a hunter.

Suburgatory (8:30 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Dallas gives George a makeover.

CSI (9 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): Capt. Brass uncovers information about his daughter.

Nashville (9 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Teddy is forced to tell Rayna the truth about Peggy.

Top Chef: Seattle (11 p.m., Bravo): The contestants have to re-create a 1950s menu.

American Horror Story (11 p.m., FX): Sister Mary Eunice discovers a dark angel at Briarcliff.

Hot In Cleveland (11 p.m., TV Land): A baby enters the women’s lives. (Season premiere)

Key & Peele (11:30 p.m., Comedy Central): One sketch features the last two men on Earth.

Love You, Mean It with Whitney Cummings (11:30 p.m., E!): The star of "Whitney" and co-creator of "2 Broke Girls" has her own weekly talk show. Her first guest - Mindy Kaling ("The Mindy Project").

Happily Divorced (11:30 p.m., TV Land): Fran has to choose between Elliot and Frankie.



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