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This weekend on TV: Give "Enlisted" and "True Detective" a chance

First Published      Last Updated Jan 10 2014 10:41 am

The new comedy Enlisted (Friday, 8:30 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13) is about three brothers serving at an Army base in Florida.

Give it a chance. It's sort of dumb when it starts out, but by the end of the pilot I was laughing.

True Detectives (Sunday, 10 p.m., HBO) couldn't possibly be more different from "Enlisted," except that it, too, starts out slowly so you'll need to give it a chance.

Matthew McConaughy and Woody Harrelson star as Texas police detectives caught up in a gruesome crime. The narrative jumps around in time - 17 years from one end to the other - in each episode.

If you give it a chance, you'll want to see more.

Friday on TV ...

Women's college basketball (6 p.m., P12N): Stanford at Utah

Last Man Standing (7 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): The Baxters have a run-in with the law.

Bones (7 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13): The remains of a girl who died 18 years ago are delivered to Brennan and Booth's house.

The Carrie Diaries (7 p.m., CW/Ch. 30): Devastating news changes Bennet's and Walt's lives.

Men's college volleyball (7 p.m., BYUtv): Northridge at BYU

NBA (7 p.m., ROOT): Cleveland Cavliers at Utah Jazz

The Neighbors (7:30 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Larry wants to build a panic room.

Hawaii Five-0 (8 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): One of Grover's friends disappears.

Grimm (8 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): Juliette learns that her friend is a wesen.

Live from Lincoln Center (8 p.m., PBS/Ch. 7): The Richard Tucker Foundation Gala.

Raising Hope (8 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13): Virginia's cousin visits.

Helix (8, 9:30 and 11 p.m., Syfy): This new series is a thriller set at an Arctic research base where a potential disease outbreak could threaten mankind.

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