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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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(Rj MItte, Anna Gunn, Betsy Brandt, Dean Norris, Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Bob Odenkirk, Jesse Plemons and Laura Fraser star in "Breaking Bad" Courtesy photo)
This weekend on TV: "Breaking Bad" comes to an end; BYU and USU play at same time, different channels

Yikes. Everything that's happened in the past few episodes of Breaking Bad (Sunday, 7 and 10:15 p.m., AMC) has been beyond grim. It's almost unimaginable that this is going to end well for Walter White (Bryan Cranston). But how, exactly, it ends remains a mystery as we head for the finale.

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Friday on TV ...

Undercover Boss (7 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): Twin Peaks CEO Randy Dewitt goes under cover at the sports bar and grill chain. (Season premiere)

Last Man Standing (7 p.m., ABC/Ch.4): Eve is learning to drive.

College football: Utah State at San Jose State (7 p.m., ESPN); Middle Tennessee State at BYU (7 p.m., ESPNU)

MasterChef Junior (7 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13): Fox exploits children for ratings in this cooking competition show. (Premiere)

The Neighbors (7:30 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Larry learns about April Fool's Day and plans a prank against the Weavers.

Hawaii Five-0 (8 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): Gunmen attack Five-0's headquarters. (Season premiere)

Great Performances (8 p.m., PBS/Ch. 7): "The Hollow Crown" continues with a performance of Shakespeare's "Henry IV, Part 1."

Haven (8 and 10 p.m., Syfy): Nathan and Dwight invetigate a series of bloodless corpses.

Blue Bloods (9 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): Erin is forced to release a suspected cop killer because of lack of evidence. (Season premiere)

Saturday on TV ...

MLS (5 p.m., Ch. 30): Real Salt Lake at Vancouver Whitecaps

Hell On Wheels (7 and 8 p.m., AMC): Riders attack Cheyenne.

The White Queen (7, 8 and 9 p.m., Starz): Anne Neville's family succumb to paranoia and a deadly concoction.

Women's college volleyball (8 p.m., BYUtv): Pacific at BYU

Saturday Night Live (10:35 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): KSL finally begins airing first-run episodes of "SNL"; Tina Fey hosts the season premiere.

Sunday on TV ...

Women's college volleyball (1 p.m., P12N): USC at Utah

NFL: Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Minnesota Vikings from London, England (11 p.m,. CBS/Ch.2); Seattle Seahawks at Houston Texans (11 a.m., Fox/Ch. 13); Philadelphia Eagles at Denver Broncos (2:25 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13); New England Patriots at Atlanta Falcons (6:25 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5)

60 Minutes (6 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2):Scott Pelley interviews Secretary of State John Kerry. (Season premiere)

The Amazing Race (7 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): And they're off! The new season begins and the teams race to Chile.

Once Upon a Time (7 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Mean mermaids impede the search for Henry. (Season premiere)

Last Tango in Halifax (7 p.m., PBS/Ch. 7): Caroline and Gillian disappear.

The Simpsons (7 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13): Lisa contacts the FBI because she's worried about Homer. (Season premiere)

Bob's Burgers (7:30 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13): The family goes camping. (Season premiere)

The Good Wife (8 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): Alicia tries to keep a convicted killer from being put to death at the same time she's planning to exit the firm. (Season premiere)

Revenge (8 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Emily is back to plotting against the Graysons. (Season premiere)

Masterpiece Mystery! (8 p.m., PBS/Ch. 7): In "Foyle's War," Foyle protects an MI5 informant.

Family Guy (8 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13): The citizens of Quahog battle to locate a buried treasure. (Season premiere)

Instant Mom (8 p.m., Nick): Tia Mowry stars as the young wife of a man with older children in this new sitcom that's sort of a throwback to the 1970s - harmless, yuck-a-minute kind of thing.

American Dad (8:30 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13): Steve and Snot create prom dates through cloning. (Season premiere)

The Mentalist (9 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): A man who's been missing for two years is murdered.

Betrayal (9 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Premiere of this ho-hum series that revolves around an extra-marital affair and murder.

Boardwalk Empire (10 p.m., HBO): Nucky gets to know Arnold Rothstein.

Eastbound & Down (11 p.m., HBO): Kenny considers a new career.

Hello Ladies (11:30 p.m., HBO): Ricky Gervais' pal Stephen Merchant stars in this new comedy as an awkward Englishman looking for love in Los Angeles.

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