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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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This undated publicity photo provided by PBS shows, from left, Elizabeth McGovern as Lady Grantham, Hugh Bonneville as Lord Grantham, Dan Stevens as Matthew Crawley, Penelope Wilton as Isobel Crawley, Allen Leech as Tom Branson, Jim Carter as Mr. Carson, and Phyllis Logan as Mrs. Hughes, from the TV series, "Downton Abbey." (AP Photo/PBS, Carnival Film & Television Limited 2012 for MASTERPIECE, Nick Briggs)
This weekend on Utah TV: The Grammys are big ... but don't forget the "Downton Abbey" finale

There are all sorts of music stars on The Grammy Awards on Sunday (7 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2 - a one-hour tape-delay). And that's always an entertaining show.

But ... Downtown Abbey (8 p.m., PBS/Ch. 7) is wrapping up its third season with a two-hour episode, and there's all sorts of things going on.

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I don't want to give anything away, but just make sure you don't miss the final minutes. Gasp!

Elsewhere on Friday ...

The Job (7 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): In the premiere of this not particularly good reality show, contestants vie for a job with the Palm Restaurant Group.

Last Man Standing (7 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Mike offers Mandy's new boyfriend a job.

Touch (7 and 8 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13): This weird, disappointing series returns with a pair of episodes.

Women's college gymnastics (7 p.m., BYUtv): Southeast Missouri State at BYU

Alpha Dogs (7 and 7:30 p.m.; 10 and 10:30 p.m., National Geographic Channel): This new series goes inside the training of police and military dogs.

Malibu Country (7:30 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Shauna moves in with Reba while they work on a song.

CSI: New York (8 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): Mac works with D.B. (Ted Danson) to rescue Christine in the conclusion of a story that began Wednesday on "CSI."

Shark Tank (8 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Product pitches include a hand-held cooler, environmentally friendly dry cleaning bag, and a chewing tobacco alternative.

Shakespeare Uncovered (8 and 9 p.m., PBS/Ch. 7): David Tennant investigates "Hamlet"; Trevor Nunn investigates "The Tempest."

NBA (8:30 p.m., ESPN and Root): Chicago Bulls at Utah Jazz

Blue Bloods (9 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): Danny investigates murders inside the Hasidic community

Spartacus: War of the Damned (10 p.m., Starz): Tiberius makes a fateful decision.

Elsewhere on Saturday ...

Men's college basketball: Utah at Oregon (6 p.m., P12N); San Francisco at BYU (7 p.m. BYUtv);

Ripper Street (7 and 10 p.m., BBC America): The detectives have only an unreliable witness in a murder case.

The Grammys Go On: A Death in the Family (8 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): The adulation of the troubled Whitney Houston goes on in this hourlong exploitation of her death. Sigh.

NBA (8 p.m., ROOT): Utah Jazz at Sacramento Kings

That's My Boy (10 p.m., Starz): Awful 2012 "comedy" (sort of) with Adam Sandler and Andy Samberg. (Rated R)

Saturday Night Live (10:30 p.m., Ch. 30): Justin Bieber hosts and performs.

Battleship (10:30 p.m., HBO): Awful 2012 movie based (sort of) on the board game. (PG-13)

Elsewhere on Sunday ...

Women's college basketball (1 p.m., P12N): Oregon State at Utah

60 Minutes (6 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): Three of the five Americans who survived the al Qaeda attack on an Algerian natural gas facility that resulted in the deaths of 37 foreign workers tell Charlie Rose about their ordeal..

BAFTA Awards 2013 (6 p.m., BBC America): These awards are the British equivalent of the Oscars.

Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome (6 p.m., Syfy): In this really good prequel, young William Adama goes on his first mission. "BG" fans should love this.

Once Upon a Time (7 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Cora unleashes a giant on Storybrooke.

The Simpsons (7 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13): Mary Spuckler (Zooey Deschanel) returns to Springfield.

The Walking Dead (7, 9, 10 and 11 p.m., AMC): The second half of the season begins and Rick has to save one of his group.

Revenge (8 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Amanda and Jack get married, and we reach the point where the season began - the flash-forward in which Jack's boat has sunk and there's a body aboard.

Girls (10 p.m., HBO): Hannah is attracted to a 42-year-old man.

Shameless (10 p.m., Showtime): Frank is placed on babysitting duty.

Enlightened (10:30 p.m., HBO): Eileen and Tyler start dating.

House of Lies (11 p.m. Showtime): Matt Damon guest stars.

Californication (11:30 p.m., Showtime): Hank and Charlie meet with Robbie Mac.



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