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(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) Utah's John White runs for a touchdown in the fourth quarter. BYU's Spencer Hadley gives chase. BYU vs. Utah, college football in Provo, Utah, Saturday, September 17, 2011.
This weekend on TV: Cougars, Utes, Aggies (and Trojans) take center stage

There's a little football game of some local interest on Saturday night - Utah at BYU (8:15 p.m., ESPN2). Here's hoping there's no two-hour weather delay in Provo this week.

It's been somewhat overshadowed by the BYU-Utah game, but don't overlook Utah State at USC (Saturday, 1:30 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4). It's a big game and a chance for great national exposure for the Aggies.

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And TV buffs won't want to miss The 65th Annual Prime Time Emmy Awards (6 p.m. Sunday, CBS/Ch. 2).

Friday on TV ...

Last Man Standing (7 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Mike doesn't want Boyd attending a bilingual school. (Season premiere)

Women's college volleyball (7 p.m., BYUtv): San Diego at BYU

The Neighbors (7:30 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Reggie and Amber tell their parents about their relationship. (Season premiere)

Shark Tank (8 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): The sharks are presented with savory cake balls and gourmet pickles. (Season premiere)

Great Performances (8 p.m., PBS/Ch. 7): In Part 1 of "The Hollow Crown," PBS is presenting Shakespeare's "Richard II."

America's Next Top Model (8 p.m., CW/Ch. 30): Two eliminated contestants get a chance to return to the competition.

Haven (8 and 10 p.m., Syfy): Charred bodies are uncovered around Haven.

Saturday on TV ...

Hell on Wheels (7 and 8 p.m., AMC): Cullen seeks help from Durant to win his workers back from the Mormons.

The White Queen (7, 8 and 9 p.m., Starz): Queen Elizabeth copes with two tragedies.

Sunday on TV ...

NFL: Houston Texans at Baltimore Ravens (11 a.m., CBS/Ch. 2); Green Bay Packers at Cincinnati Bengals (11 a.m., Fox/Ch. 13); Indianapolis Colts at San Francisco 49ers (2:25 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2); Chicago Bears at Pittsburgh Steelers (6:20 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5)

Women's college soccer (noon, P12N): Oklahoma at Utah

Last Tango in Halifax (7 p.m., PBS/Ch. 7): Celia and Alan end up trapped in a haunted mansion.

Breaking Bad (7 and 9:45 p.m., AMC): The end is near ...

Masterpiece Mystery! (8 p.m., PBS/Ch. 7): In "Foyle's War," Foyle investigates a military base.

Devious Maids (8 and 9 p.m., Lifetime): At long last, Flora's killer is revealed. (I think I figured it out, but I will resist guessing here for fear my guess actually turns out to be correct and I'll be one of those jerks who prints spoilers.)

Sister Wives (9 and 10 p.m., TLC): Kody and all five wives go to a "couples retreat" to work on their issues. (Issue No. 1 - they're not a couple!) And then they spend an hour answering viewers' questions.

Boardwalk Empire (10 p.m., HBO): Harrow tries to bury his past.

Dexter (10 p.m., Showtime): It's the series finale, and there are two big questions. First, will Dexter get away with everything he's done? And, second, do we want him to get away with everything he's done?

Ray Donovan (11 p.m., Showtime): Ray catches Eddie. (Season finale)



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