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This weekend on TV: 'Downton Abbey' season finale; 2 new sitcoms; 2 Utahns on 'Amazing Race'
One great series ends (for the season); two promising new series debut; and a couple of Utahns race toward a million dollars this weekend.
In the two-hour season finale of Downton Abbey (Sunday, 8 p.m., PBS/Ch. 7), the Crawleys get caught up trying to prevent the Prince of Wales from a public scandal.
NBC will use the Olympics to launch a pair of sitcoms - both late in the evening and both without commercials. About a Boy (Saturday, 10:07 p.m., Ch. 5) is a really good adaptation of the book and the movie that also carried that titled. Growing Up Fisher (Sunday, 9:38 p.m., Ch. 5) is a winning family comedy about a blind man, his estranged wife and their children. (The two shows move to Tuesday at 8 and 8:30 p.m., respectively.)<
Friday on TV ...
Women's college gymnastics (7 p.m., BYUtv): Southern Utah at BYU
Great Performances (8 p.m., PBS/Ch. 7): Sting performs highlights from his musical play "The Last Ship."
NBA (8 p.m., ROOT): Utah Jazz at Portland Trail Blazers
Helix (8 and 10 p.m., Syfy): The vectors launch an attack.
Saturday on TV ...
Men's college basketball: Portland at BYU (7 p.m., BYUtv)
Ripper Street (7 p.m., BBC America): In the season premiere, Jackson discovers evidence of a power drug on the streets.
NBA (7 p.m., ROOT): Minnesota Timberwolves at Utah Jazz
Black Sails (7, 8 and 9 p.m., Starz): Bonny makes a confession.
Sunday on TV ...