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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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Wednesday on TV: Utahn Tyson Apostol still navigating troubled 'Survivor' waters

Tyson Apostol is probably the only guy I know who could get injured and make me laugh about it. Laugh with him, that is.

Two episodes ago on Survivor: Blood vs. Water (7 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2), the Utah man injured his shoulder during a challenge. He hasn't had to drop out - he even competed in last week's challenge and helped his tribe win - but it has hampered him.

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But he also admitted that he's milking the injury a bit so that he doesn't have to help around camp. He laughed when he admitted that.

It's such a Tyson thing to do. I loved it.

According to CBS, here's what we have to look forward to this week:

One castaway sacrifices their own life in the game for a loved one. Meanwhile, this season of blindsides continues at a wild, unpredictable tribal council.

I'm still rooting for Tyson.

Elsewhere on TV ...

Toy Story of Terror (7 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Woody, Buzz and the gang stop at a haunted motel. It's not exactly "Toy Story 4," but kids will like it.

Revolution (7 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): Neville manipulates patriot power brokers.

Nature (7 p.m., PBS/Ch. 7): Saving an orphaned otter.

Arrow (7 p.m., CW/Ch. 30): Laurel is determined to capture the Arros.

Burton and Taylor (7 and 9 p.m., BBC America): Dominic West Helena Bonham Carter star as Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor in this TV movie.

NBA preseason (7 p.m., ROOT): Portland Trail Blazers at Utah Jazz

Back In the Game (7:30 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Danny tries to be a bad boy to get a girl to notice him.

Criminal Minds (8 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): Esai Morales joins the cast as the new chief.

Modern Family (8 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): The adults in the family race to make a restaurant reservation Jay pulled a lot of strings to get.

Law & Order: SVU (8 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): A woman is raped for the second time.

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (8 p.m., FXX): The gang quarantines themselves inside the bar when there's a flu outbreak.

The Tomorrow People (8 p.m., CW/Ch. 30): Ultra's evil motives are exposed.

Super Fun Night (8:30 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Kimmie decides she has to act more professional.

CSI (9 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): Are you kidding? Contestants on a cooking show accidentally eat human flesh.

Nashville (9 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Rayna cancels the rest of her tour; Teddy proposes to Peggy.

Ironside (9 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): A poker game is robbed.

Top Chef (11 p.m., Bravo): There's an elimination quickfire challenge.

American Horror Story: Coven (11 p.m., FX): Zoe and Madison deal with a tragedy.



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