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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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Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning warms up before playing against the San Diego Chargers in an NFL AFC division playoff football game, Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)
This weekend on TV: It's the NFL's version of the Final Four

The matchup for the upcoming Super Bowl will be set on Sunday. First up, it's the AFC championship - New England Patriots at Denver Broncos (1 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2); then it's the NFC championship - San Francisco 49ers at Seattle Seahawks (4:30 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13)

Friday on TV ...

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NBA (5:30 p.m., ROOT): Utah Jazz at Detroit Spurs

Undercover Boss (7 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): Mohegan Sun chairman Bruce ''Two Dogs'' Bozsum goes under cover.

Last Man Standing (7 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Mandy tries to improve her grades.

Bones (7 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13): The remains of a country music singer are found in a shallow grave.

The Carrie Diaries (7 p.m., CW/Ch. 30): Carrie tries to cover for Bennet at work.

The Neighbors (7:30 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Marty and Debbie attend their high school reunion.

Hawaii Five-0 (8 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): Chin's father is murdered.

Grimm (8 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): A murder may be part of a series of revenge killings.

Great Performances at the Met (8 p.m., PBS/Ch. 7): Tchaikovsky's opera ''Eugene Onegin,'' starring Anna Netrebko.

Raising Hope (8 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13): Sabrina and Virginia compete in a cooking contest.

Helix (8 and 10 p.m., Syfy): The team thinks they have the virus contained. Ah, foolish team.

Enlisted (8:30 p.m. Fox/Ch. 13): Pete and Jill compete in challenges to determine who is the better soldier.

Blue Bloods (9 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): Danny and Baez search for a Marine veteran who may have PTSD.

Dracula (9 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): Lady Jane prepares for the ultimate vampire hunt.

Saturday on TV ...

Men's college basketball: UCLA at Utah (2 p.m., FS1); BYU at Santa Clara (8 p.m., ROOT)

NBA (6 p.m., ROOT): Utah Jazz at Minnesota Timberwolves

Atlantis (7 and 10 p.m., BBC America): Medusa is held for ransom.

HitRecord on TV (8 and 8:30 p.m., Pivot): Premiere of this unusual variety series headlined by Joseph Gordon-Levitt.

Saturday Night Live (10:30 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): Drake hosts and performs.

Sunday on TV ...

Women's college basketball (1 p.m., P12N): Utah at Washington State

The Bachelor (7 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Revisiting fan-favorite couples.

Revenge (8 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Emily takes a huge risk.

Downton Abbey (8 p.m., PBS/Ch. 7): Mary, Edith, Tom and Anna are all struggling with major dilemmas.

The Following (8:30 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13 - time approximate after football): Another season of this serial-killer show begins, and it's violent, gross and ludicrous.

Betrayal (9 pm., ABC/Ch. 4): The families confront their decisions in the first-season finale. The odds of a second season are low.

Sherlock (9 p.m., PBS/Ch. 7): In the season premiere, Sherlock is back - but what does that mean for Watson?

True Detective (10 p.m., HBO): Hart and Cohle learn they may be replaced by an occult-crimes task force.

Shameless (10 p.m., Showtime): Jeannie makes a power move at Galweather.

Sister Wives (10 p.m., TLC): The wives travel to San Francisco without Kody.

Girls (11 p.m, HBO): Adam's eccentric sister arrives unannounced.

House of Lies (11 p.m., Showtime): Jeannie makes a power move at Galweather.

Looking (11:30 p.m., HBO): Debut of this comedy/drama that revolves around three gay friends in San Francisco.



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