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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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The Vince Lombardi Trophy is displayed before a news conference Friday, Jan. 31, 2014, in New York. The Seattle Seahawks are scheduled to play the Denver Broncos in the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII football game on Sunday, Feb. 2, at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
This weekend on TV: The Super Bowl and a whole lot more

It's the Denver Broncos vs. the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLVIII (Sunday, 4:30 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13). But there is, of course, more to it than just the game on Fox.

There's Road to the Super Bowl at 10 a.m. And Football America at 11 a.m. And the Super Bowl Pregame at noon.

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After the game, there's the Super Bowl Postgame at approximately 8 p.m. Altogether, that's at least 10½ hours. Which should be more than enough for anybody.

Friday on TV ...

Undercover Boss (7 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): Hudson Group CEO Joe DiDomizio goes under cover.

Last Man Standing (7 p.m. ABC/Ch. 4): Roses are delivered anonymously to the Baxter house.

Bones (7 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13): The remains of a kidnap victim are found in a park.

The Carrie Diaries (7 p.m., CW/Ch. 30): In the season finale - and what is probably the series finale - Larissa drops a bomb on Carrie.

Women's college gymnastics (7 p.m., BYUtv): Denver at BYU

The Neighbors (7:30 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Debbie hosts her study group.

Hawaii Five-0 (8 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): An escaped convict takes McGarrett and Danny hostage.

Great Performances (8 p.m., PBS/Ch. 7): Christopher Plummer stars in "Barrymore" as legendary actor John Barrymore.

Enlisted (8 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13): Pete and Jill lead the platoon in a flag football game against Marines.

Helix (8 and 10 p.m., Syfy): People begin to realize that no one is what they seem.

Raising Hope (8:30 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13): Howdy's hosts the International Grocery Games.

NBA (8:30 p.m., ESPN & ROOT): Utah Jazz at Golden State Warriors

Blue Bloods (9 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): A drag queen is murdered.

Saturday on TV ...

NFL Honors (7 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13): The best of the 2013 season are honored.

Atlantis (7 and 10 p.m., BBC America): Jason accidentally eats sacrifical meat. As you do.

NBA (8:30 p.m., ROOT): Utah Jazz at Los Angeles Clippers

Mythbusters (9 p.m., Discovery): This hour - titled "Do Try This At Home" - investigates myths you can try without blowing up anything.

Men's college basketball (9 p.m., ESPN2): Saint Mary's at BYU

Black Sails (10 p.m., Starz): Flint reveals there's a thief on board.

Saturday Night Live (10:30 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): Melissa McCarthy hosts; Imagine Dragons performs.

Looking (11:30 p.m., HBO): Patrick is horrified when he meets his new boss.

Sunday on TV ...

Women's college basketball (noon, P12N): Utah at Colorado

Downton Abbey (8 p.m., PBS/Ch. 7): Rose throws a surprise party for Robert and causes a bit of a scandal.

New Girl (8:30 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13): Jess and Cece are invited to a party at Prince's mansion. (Time approximate after football)

Sherlock (9 p.m., PBS/Ch. 7): Charles Augustus Magnussen is the only man Sherlock Holmes truly hates.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine (9 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13): Jake learns that Amy may leave to join the major crimes unit. (Time approximate after football)

Shameless (10 p.m., Showtime): Fiona continues her secret affair. Frank tries to claim an insurance payout.

House of Lies (11 p.m., Showtime): Marty contends with hip-hop clothing moguls.

Episodes (11:30 p.m., Showtime): Matt's career takes an unexpected turn.



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