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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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Tuesday on TV: Mormon man wants to be ‘The Biggest Loser’

A new season of The Biggest Loser begins (7 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5), and there is a Utahn among the contestants - Hap Holmstead of Pleasant Grove.

Based on an interview I did with him a couple of weeks ago, I like him. He’s a great guy. A returned LDS missionary who’s devoted to his family. I know that the folks at NBC like him, too. I heard a lot about what a nice guy he is before I interviewed him.

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My only concern is that he might be too nice a guy to win a reality/competition show. Although the thing about "The Biggest Loser" is that anyone who loses weight is a winner, regardless of who wins the money.

Elsewhere on TV ...

Baseball playoffs: Boston Red Sox at (2 p.m., TBS); St. Louis Cardinals at Los Angeles Dodgers (6 p.m.,TBS)

NCIS (7 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): Gibbs and McGee travel to Afghanistan to investigate a murder.

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (7 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): A woman who commits a series of heists is a threat to Coulson.

Superheroes: A Never-Ending Battle (7 p.m., PBS/Ch. 7): Entertaining, informative look at the history of comic-book superheroes as part of American culture.

The Originals (7 p.m., CW/Ch. 30): Klaus and Rebekah try to bring down Marcel’s empire.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine (7:30 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13): Another detective swoops in and steals Jake’s case just as he’s about to solve a murder.

NCIS: Los Angeles (8 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): The team investigates the kidnapping of a man who claims to be Callen’s father.

The Goldbergs (8 p.m., ABC/Ch.4): The kids learn about their father’s romantic past.

The Voice (8 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): The battle rounds continue.

New Girl (8 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13): Nick inherits money from his father.

Supernatural (8 p.m., CW/Ch. 30): Abaddon plots to take over hell.

Trophy Wife (8:30 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Meg stays with Kate and Pete after a break-up.

The Mindy Project (8:30 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13): Mindy dates a skateboarder.

Person of Interest (9 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): Did a lawyer have her husband killed, or is she being framed?

Chicago Fire (9 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): Mouch campaigns for union president.

Sons of Anarchy (11 p.m., FX): Jax and the MC have to face their pasts.



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