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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 Snow Belles stroll down 25th Street in Ogden during filming of "The Mistle-Tones." From left: Tanisha Long, Britani Bateman, Tori Spelling, Melanie Lewis, Sydney Sorenson. Courtesy photo)
This weekend on Utah TV: Utah is starring in musical “The Mistle-Tones”

Utah stars in the centerpiece of this year’s 25 Days of Christmas event on ABC Family - The Mistle-Tones (Sunday, 9 and 11 p.m.), a made-for-TV musical that was shot here earlier this year.

Tia Mowry stars as the good girl; Tori Spelling stars as the mean girl; and there are lots and lots of Christmas songs.

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Friday on TV ...

Undercover Boss (7 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): PostNet CEO Steve Greenbaum goes under cover.

Last Man Standing (7 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Mike brings home a duck he shot.

NBA (7 p.m., ROOT): Toronto Raptors at Utah Jazz

Malibu Country (7:30 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Reba tries to get dirt on Bobby’s past.

CSI: NY (8 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): The owner of a speak-easy is murdered.

Fringe (8 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13): Peter is in danger as he watches Windmark.

Haven (8 and 10 p.m., Syfy): Haven falls into a deep sleep.

Blue Bloods (9 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): Henry gets mugged.

Jungle Gold (11 p.m., Discovery): Scott and George get kicked off their claim.

Saturday on TV ...

NBA (6 p.m., ROOT): Utah Jazz at Houston Rockets

The American Giving Awards (7 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): Deserving charities are honored. Joel McHale hosts.

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

White House Christmas: Through the Years (8 p.m., HGTV): A look back at Christmases past, followed by White House Christmas 2012 (8 p.m., HGTV).

Wedding Band (8 and 9 p.m., TBS): Tommy loses Courtney Love’s instruments.

War Horse (9 p.m., Showtime): Steven Spielberg directed this 2011 drama. (Rated PG-13)

The New Normal (10 p.m., Ch. 30): Bryan is unhappy when David hires a woman to baby-proof their home.

Saturday Night Live (10:30 p.m., Ch. 30): Jamie Foxx hosts; Ne-Yo performs.

Sunday on TV ...

NFL: Dallas Cowboys at Cincinnati Benals (11 a.m., Fox/Ch. 13); Miami Dolphins at San Francisco 49ers (2 p.m., Fox/Ch. 2); New Orleans Saints at New York Giants (2 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13); Detroit Lions at Green Bay Packer (6:20 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5)

Deer Valley Celebrity Skifest (1 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): This annual event benefits the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Team and the Waterkeeper Alliance.

60 Minutes (6 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): A report on efforts to save the world’s most endangered tortoise.

The Amazing Race (7 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): In a two-hour episode, the remaining teams race to the finish and the $1 million prize.

The Simpsons (7 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13): Marge disapproves of the new neighbors’ parenting methods.

NBA (7:30 p.m., ROOT): Utah Jazz at Los Angeles Lakers

Christmas With Holly (8 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): In this heartwarming Hallmark Hall of Fame movie, a little girl struggles after the death of her mother.

The Mentalist (9 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): A botanist’s murder is tied to the medical marijuana business.

Dexter (10 p.m., Showtime): Dexter learns that the man behind his mother’s death has been released from prison

Sister Wives (10 p.m., TLC): Oddly enough, the Brown teenagers volunteer with an organization that helps people escape from abusive polygamist families.

Homeland (11 p.m. Showtime): Carrie continues her hunt for Nazir and for the mole in the CIA.

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