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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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(Scott Lomu and George Wright are featured in "Jungle Gold." Courtesy photo)
This weekend on TV: Utahns' lives in danger on "Jungle Gold"

The second season of Jungle Gold was cut short. As was Utahns Scott Lomu and George Wright's search for gold. The men and the film crew had to make a quick retreat from Ghana when faced with an armed militia.

After a one-hour behind-the-scenes special on Friday at 9 p.m. on Discovery, the two-hour Season 2 finale airs at 10 p.m.

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Friday on TV ...

Teach (7 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): Celebrities honor teachers in this special, which also follows four public school teachers through the 2012-13 school year.

Women's college soccer (7 p.m., BYUtv): Utah at BYU

America's Next Top Model (8 p.m., CW/Ch. 30): One of the models is in a snit because of a prank.

Luther (8 p.m., BBC America): Luther has to clear his name after he's falsely accused of murder.

Saturday on TV ...

College football: Weber State at Utah (noon, P12N); Utah State at Air Force (1:30 p.m., CBSSN); Texas at BYU (5 p.m. ESPN2)

Tennis (5 p.m., Tennis Channel): The women's doubles finals at the U.S. Open

Hell on Wheels (7 and 8 p.m., AMC): Durant files an injunction against Union Pacific.

The White Queen (7, 8 and 9 p.m., Starz): Warwick plots to restore Henry VI to the throne.

Do No Harm (9 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): NBC finally burns off the last episode of this terrible, long-ago-canceled series.

Argo (9 p.m., HBO): This 2012 film about the effort to save several Americans during the Iran Hostage Crisis won the best-picture Oscar. (Rated R)

Sunday on TV ...

Tennis (10:30 a.m., ESPN2): Men's doubles final at the U.S. Open

NFL: Cincinnati Bengals at Chicago Bears (11 a.m., CBS/Ch. 2); Seattle Seahawks at Carolina Panthers (11 a.m., Fox/Ch. 13); Green Bay Packers at San Francisco 49ers (2:25 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2); New York Giants at Dallas Cowboys (6:15 p.m. NBC/Ch. 5)

Tennis (2 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): The women's final at the U.S. Open

Big Brother (7 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): Contestants face eviction.

Last Tango In Halifax (7 p.m., PBS/Ch. 7): Derek Jacobi and Anne Reid star in this British drama as a pair of older singles who reconnect several decades after they were almost an item in high school. It's charming, witty, funny and endearing - and Jacobi and Reid are absolutely fantastic.

Breaking Bad (7, 9:35 and 11:40 p.m., AMC): The heat is turned up on Walt.

Unforgettable (8 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): An urban explorer is murdered.

Masterpiece Mystery! (8 p.m., PBS/Ch. 7): In "Silk," Martha defends a repeat offender.

Copper (8 p.m., BBC America): Corcoran takes on Tammany Hall.

Low Winter Sun (8:04 and 10:40 p.m., AMC): A low-level murder is linked to McCann.

Devious Maids (8 p.m., Lifetime): Taylor and Michael are suspicious of Marisol.

Boardwalk Empire (10 p.m., HBO): Nucky tries to make peace with Joe Masseria. (Season premiere)

Dexter (10 p.m., Showtime): Someone important to Dexter is murdered right before his eyes.

Sister Wives (10 p.m., TLC): Kody and Meri make a decision about Robyn's surrogacy offer.

The Newsroom (11 p.m., HBO): On election night, he team considers holding off on a story that might influence a Senate race.

Ray Donovan (11 p.m., Showtime): Ray and the family attend Fite Nite at the Donovan Fite Club.



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