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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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(Courtesy photo) In this Active Route Marker, father-son team David (left) and Connor must assemble a Polynesian outrigger canoe and then paddle down the shore line until they reach the Pit Stop on ìThe Amazing Race.î
This weekend on Utah TV: Utah father-son team takes off on "The Amazing Race"

And they're off! Eleven teams - including Utahns David and Connor O'Leary - race from Los Angeles to Bora Bora in the season premiere of The Amazing Race (Sunday, 7 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2).

I like the O'Leary's. I'm rooting for them. And I remain a fan of this show.

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Friday on TV ...

The Job (7 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): Contestants vie for a job at Cosmopolitan.

Last Man Standing (7 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Kristin, Mandy and Eve make a Valentine's Day music video.

Malibu Country (7:30 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): A neighbor makes a surprising confession.

CSI: New York (8 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): The team investigates three tales of love gone wrong.

Shark Tank (8 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Kevin O'Leary makes a $1 million offer.

Live from Lincoln Center (8 p.m., PBS/Ch. 7): Joel Grey, Chita Rivera, Marin Mazzie and Jason Danieley honor the music of John Kander and Fred Ebb.

Touch (8 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13): Martin's mission to expose Aster Corp. has major consequences.

Merlin (8 and 10 p.m., Syfy): Morgan plots to murder Arthur.

Blue Bloods (9 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): Danny freaks out when a 10-year-old boy is killed.

Saturday on TV ...

Men's college basketball: Portland at BYU (7 p.m., BYUtv); New Mexico State at Utah State (9 p.m., ESPNU)

Hockey (7 p.m., KMYU): Alaska Aces at Utah Grizzlies

Ripper Street (7 and 10 p.m., BBC America): Drake is confronted by a spectre from his past.

History of the Eagles (9 p.m., Showtime): The group is profiled in this documentary.

Beyoncé: Life Is but a Dream (10 p.m., HBO): The singer is profiled in this documentary.

Saturday Night Live (10:30 p.m., Ch. 30): Christoph Waltz hosts; Alabama Shakes perform.

Sunday on TV ...

Men's college basketball (1 p.m., P12N): Arizona at Utah

60 Minutes (6 p.m. CBS/Ch. 2): Maggie Smith is interviewed - and it turns out the "Downton Abbey" star has never watched the show.

NBA All-Star Game (6 p.m., TNT): Live from Houston.

Once Upon a Time (7 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Emma, Henry and Mr. Gold search for Gold's son in New York.

The Simpsons (7 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13): Marge tries to save Maggie from the dangers of children's TV.

The Walking Dead (7, 9, 10 and 11 p.m., AMC): Rick searches for a lost friend; Daryl and Merle question their choices.

The Good Wife (8 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): Will and Diane ask Cary and Alicia to face them in a mock trial.

Revenge (8 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Somebody is going to die on Jack's boat.

Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey (8 p.m., PBS/Ch. 7): Whoops. Last week wasn't the Season 3 finale after all. This week is, I promise. There's a trip to Scotland, a birth and a shocking conclusion.

The Mentalist (9 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): A case involves a graduate student at a natural history museum.

Killing Lincoln (9 and 11 p.m., National Geographic Channel): Tom Hanks narrates and Billy Campbell stars as Lincoln in this documentary/re-creation of his assassination. Yes, this is based on Bill O'Reilly's book, but they've cleaned up all those annoying little historical errors O'Reilly included.

Girls (10 p.m., HBO): Hannah signs a deal to write an e-book.

Shameless (10 p.m., Showtime): Frank needs to move Aunt Ginger's remains out of the back yard before the city starts digging.

Enlightened (10:30 p.m., HBO): Levi returns from rehab.

House of Lies (11 p.m. Showtime): Marty hits it off with a fellow consultant.

Californication (11:30 p.m., Showtime): Marcy makes a decision about Stu.



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