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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: People’s Choice Awards are meaningless fluff

At least tonight’s People’s Choice Awards (8 p.m., CBS/Channel 2) are upfront about what they are. They’re selected on the basis of online voting by people who care enough to vote.

In other words, they’re meaningless.

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Ah, well. Host Kaley Cuoco ("Big Bang Theory") is adorable. And if you don’t take any of it seriously, it’s mildly entertaining.

Elsewhere on TV …

NBA » (5 p.m., ROOT): Utah Jazz at Charlotte Bobcats

"I Get That A Lot" » (7 p.m., CBS/Channel 2): Cheech Marin, Phil Keoghan, Jeff Gordon, Bruce Jenner, Jane Seymour and the late Larry Hagman pretend to be their own look-alikes in this amusing pranks show.

"The Middle" » (7 p.m., ABC/Channel 4): Axl has to work on a school project with Sue.

"Whitney (7 p.m., NBC/Channel 5): Whitney tells Alex about her medical condition.

"Stars In Danger: The High Dive" » (7 p.m., Fox/Channel 13): Just when you thought celebrity competitions couldn’t get any dumber.

"The Neighbors" » (7:30 p.m., ABC/Channel 4): Larry Bird helps Debbie with the PTA; Jackie Joyner Kersee helps Marty coach the soccer team.

"Guys with Kids" » (7:30 p.m., NBC/Channel 5): Gary tries to earn his father-in-law’s respect.

"People’s Choice Awards" (8 p.m., CBS/Channel 2): Kaley Cuoco hosts these essentially meaningless awards.

"Modern Family" » (8 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): The family heads to Palm Springs for New Year’s.

"Law & Order: SVU" » (8 p.m., NBC/Channel 5): A rape victim is arrested for murder.

"Nova" » (8 p.m., PBS/Channel 7): DNA evidence indicates humans and Neanderthals interbred some 60,000 years ago.

"Suburgatory" » (8:30 p.m., ABC/Channel 4): Tessa is obsessed with finding out what Dalia got on her PSATs.

"Nashville" » (9 p.m., ABC/Channel 4): Everyone is shocked by Juliette and Sean’s elopement.

"Chicago Fire" » (9 p.m., NBC/Channel 5): Severide finally tells the chief about his injury.

"Life on Fire" » (9 p.m., PBS/Channel 7): Volcanologists try to predict eruptions.

"Top Chef: Seattle" » (11 p.m., Bravo): The contestants try to impress Wolfgang Puck.

"American Horror Story: Asylum" » (11 p.m., FX): The monsignor goes to extremes to silence Jude.

"Hot In Cleveland" » (11 p.m., Comedy Central): Joy’s mother visits.

"Happily Divorced" » (11:30 p.m., Comedy Central): Judi’s college boyfriend wants to rekindle their romance.



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