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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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(Courtesy photo) Will (Josh Charles) and Alicia (Julianna Margulies) in a scene from "The Good Wife."
This weekend on TV: 'Good Wife' war begins; BYU battles Boise State; Utah tackles USC

In an episode of The Good Wife (Sunday, 8 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2) that the series has been building to since the middle of last season, Alicia, Cary and the other fourth-year associates finally break from Lockhart/Gardner and launch their own law firm - and the fireworks begin.

It's great stuff. Fans of the show won't want to miss it, and it could make a fan out of you if you aren't already.

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Friday on TV ...

Women's college soccer (1 p.m., P12N): UCLA at Utah

College football (6 p.m., ESPN): Boise State at BYU

Undercover Boss (7 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): goes under cover.

Last Man Standing (7 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Mike thinks it's a mistake for Boyd to attend a bilingual school.

MasterChef Junior (7 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13): The kids take over a restaurant.

The Carrie Diaries (7 p.m., CW/Ch. 30): Carrie makes the most of her summer in Manhattan.

Hawaii Five-0 (8 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): A seemingly harmless surveillance job turns deadly.

Grimm (8 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): Juliette, Monroe, Rosalee and Hank fight off a horde of zombies. (Season premiere)

The iHeartradio Album Release Party with Katy (8 p.m., PBS/Ch. 7): Celebrating Katy Perry's new album.

Haven (8 and 10 p.m., Syfy): Something is attacking townsfolk in their nightmares.

Blue Bloods (9 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): A mother denies that her missing daughter has been kidnapped.

Dracula (9 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): Weirdly enough, this series that casts Dracula (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) as the good guys is pretty good.

Secret Princes (11 p.m., TLC): Four princes - or so they say - look for love in Austin, Texas. As you might expect, this is insultingly stupid.

Saturday on TV ...

College football (2 p.m., P12N): Utah at USC

College basketball (7 p.m., BYUtv): Colorado College at BYU

World Series (5:30 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13): Game 3 - Boston Red Sox at St. Louis Cardinals

Saturday Night Live (10:35 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): Edward Norton hosts; Janelle Monáe performs.

Sunday on TV ...

Women's college volleyball (2 p.m., P12N): Arizona at Utah

NFL: Miami Dolphins at New England Patriots (11 a.m., CBS/Ch. 2); San Francisco 49ers vs. Jacksonville Jaguars in London (11 a.m., Fox/Ch. 13); Washington at Denver Broncos (2:20 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13); Green Bay Packers at Minnesota Vikings (6:20 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5)

World Series (6 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13): Game 4 - Boston Red Sox at St. Louis Cardinals

60 Minutes (6 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): Backstage at the New York Metropolitan Opera.

The Amazing Race (7 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): The teams race to Poland and participate in a polka challenge.

Once Upon a Time (7 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Hook searches for a sextant that will lead him out of Neverland.

Secrets of the Tower of London (7 p.m., PBS/Ch. 7): Exploring secret rooms.

The Walking Dead (7, 9 and 10:30 p.m., AMC): A group leaves the prison to search for supplies.

Drop Dead Diva (7 and 11:02 p.m., Lifetime): Jane represents Deb's mother in a sex solicitation case.

American Blackout (7 and 9 p.m., National Geographic Channel): TV movie about what happens when a cyber attack plunges of all of the United States into a blackout that can't be repaired.

Revenge (8 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Emily is losing control of Daniel and her plan.

Masterpiece Classic (8 p.m., PBS/Ch. 7): As "The Paradise" continues, Jonas' mysterious past is revealed.

Witches of East End (8 and 9 p.m., Lifetime): Joanna's lawyer prepares to defend he against the murder charges.

Instant Mom (8 p.m., Nick): Gabby seeks Stephanie's advice.

The Mentalist (9 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): Jane hopes that a clue will lead him to Red John.

Betrayal (9 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Drew tries to coerce Brandy.

Boardwalk Empire (10 p.m., HBO): gent Knox discovers new information about the Thompsons.

Homeland (10 p.m., Showtime): Dana runs away; Saul follows the money trail to an unexpected location

The Governor's Wife (11 p.m., A&E): This distasteful piece of reality-show trash features 86-year-old Edwin Edwards, a former four-term governor of Louisiana who spent 11 years in prison on racketeering charges, and his 34-year-old third wife, Trina.

Eastbound & Down (11 p.m., HBO): Kenny agrees to go to couples therapy.

Masters of Sex (11 p.m., Showtime): Couples join the sex study.

Hello Ladies (11:30 p.m., HBO): Stuart plans a pool party.



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