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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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(Power Practical courtesy image) University of Utah graduates Paul Slusser and David Toledo developed a portable cooking pot capable of charging devices with thermoelectricity.
This weekend on TV: One Utahn pitches his product; another faces murder charges

Utahns will be featured on ABC on Friday and CBS on Saturday.

On Friday, University of Utah grad David Toledo will appear Friday on Shark Tank (7 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4) to try to convince the sharks to invest in his company, which makes portable cooking pots that double as power sources.

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On Saturday, 48 hours (9 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2) will report on the cast of Johnny Wall, who is accused of drowning his ex-wife, Uta Von Schwedler, in 2011. Originally ruled a suicide, Wall and Von Schwedler's teenage son, Pele Wall, led the efforts to have his father charged with the crime.

Friday on TV ...

College softball: Santa Clara at BYU (6 p.m., BYUtv); Utah at Arizona State (6 p.m., P12N)

Unforgettable (7 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): Carrie catches an assassin who has information about an impending terrorist attack.

Last Man Standing (7 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Vanessa talks to the girls about caring for her and Mike in their old age.

Rake (7 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13): A doctor is accused of animal cruelty.

Whose Line Is It Anyway? (7 p.m., CW/Ch. 30): Michael Weatherly is the guest. (A repeat follows at 7:30 p.m.)

NBA (7 p.m., ROOT): Portland Trailblazers at Utah Jazz

The Neighbors (7:30 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Larry finds out he's pregnant. (Season finale. And it would not be a surprise if there is no next season for this show.)

Hawaii Five-0 (8 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): Danny and Steve are trapped in a building that's rigged to explode.

Grimm (8 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): Nick and his mother try to protect Adalind's baby.

Live from Lincoln Center (8 p.m., PBS/Ch. 7): Jason Isbell performs.

Kitchen Nightmares (8 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13): In the season premiere, Gordon Ramsay returns to Amy's Baking Company - the only restaurant he walked away from because the incredibly obstinate owners.

Hart of Dixie (8 p.m., CW/Ch. 30): Zoe thinks she's been cursed.

Continuum (8 and 10 p.m., Syfy): The mayor is kidnapped.

Saturday on TV ...

Golf (1 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): Third round of The Masters

MLS (2 p.m., Ch. 4): Real Salt Lake at Philadelphia Union

ECHL hockey (7 p.m., KMYU-Ch. 2.2): Idaho at Utah

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

Da Vinci's Demons (10 p.m., Starz): Leonardo attempts to navigate the Atlantic without maps.

Saturday Night Live (10:30 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): Seth Rogen hosts; Ed Sheeran performs.

Sunday on TV ...

Golf (noon, CBS/Ch. 2): Final round of The Masters

Granite Flats (4, 7 and 10 p.m., BYUtv): The teen detectives argue about meddling in the FBI's investigation of the missing Soviet satellite.

60 Minutes (6 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): Hometown favorite Shalane Flanagan will not jinx her chances of winning the Boston Marathon by crossing the finish line in practice runs.

The Amazing Race (7 p..m., CBS/Ch. 2): Contestants race to Rome.

Once Upon a Time (7 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Ariel asks Hook to help her find Prince Eric

Call the Midwife (7 p.m., PBS/Ch. 7): The nursing staff calls in sick.

The Simpsons (7 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13): In a weird future, Homer receives a new clone every time he dies; Lisa is married to zombie Milhouse, who's a zombie; and Bart has custody problems with ex-wife.

Turn (7 p.m., AMC): A British officer is murdered.

Drop Dead Diva (7, 8 and 11:02 p.m., Lifetime): Jane and Grayson make plans for a romantic evening.

2014 MTV Movie Awards (7 p.m., MTV2): Conan O'Brien hosts.

Family Guy (7:30 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13): Peter takes Stewie to the park and brings home the wrong baby.

The Good Wife (8 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): Alicia and Diane consider merging their firms in the wake of Will's death.

Resurrection (8 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Rachael's secret falls into the wrong hands.

Believe (8 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): Tate goes home to seek the childhood friends who framed him for murder.

Mr. Selfridge (8 p.m., PBS/Ch. 7): The outbrea of the Great War spurs enlistment fever among the male staff.

Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey (8 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13): A journey beneath the Earth's surface, among other things.

Mad Men (8 and 9 p.m., AMC): The Season 7 opener finds Don making a new friend, and Joan meeting a client for drinks. Elsewhere, Peggy hears some impressive new work, and Roger experiences a strange phone call.

Revenge (9 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Victoria sets a trap she knows Emily can't resist.

Crisis (9 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): Dunn and Finley go off grid, becoming targets of the CIA when they take drastic measures to get information.

Game of Thrones (10 p.m., HBO): There's a royal wedding at King's Landing - and DO NOT miss the final few minutes of this episode.

Nurse Jackie (10 p.m., Showtime): In the Season 6 premiere, Jackie is taking drugs again.

Californication (10:30 p.m., Showtime): In the Season 7 premiere, Hank is anxious to reunite with the love of his life, Karen.

Silicon Valley (11 p.m., HBO): Peter demands cutbacks before he'll fund the start-up.

Years of Living Dangerously (11 p.m., Showtime): Celebrities abound in this nine-episode series about the impact of climate change.

Veep (11:30 p.m., HBO): Selina visits her campaign headquarters.



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