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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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This weekend on TV: ABC bids Barbara Walters farewell

ABC glorifies one of its own in Barbara Walters: Her Story (8 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4), tribute to the retiring newswoman.

I'm guessing it will play up the good and ignore the fact that, perhaps more than any one person, Walters is responsible for the celebrity-driven, non-news news that makes up so much of what's on TV today. If you're going to give her the credit, she also needs to accept the blame.

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Friday on TV ...

Whose Line Is It Anyway? (7 p.m., CW/Ch. 30): Jack Osbourne is the celebrity guest.

Stanley Cup playoffs (7 p.m., NBSCN): Los Angeles Kings at Anaheim Ducks

Grimm (8 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): It's Monroe and Rosalee's wedding day. (Season finale)

American Masters (8 p.m., PBS/Ch. 7): A profile of the inimitable George Plimpton.

Kitchen Nightmares (8 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13): Gordon Ramsay helps a family-owned restaurant in Pennsylvania. (Season finale)

Hart of Dixie (8 p.m., CW/Ch. 30): Wade has to make a choic about his future. (Season finale)

Continuum (8 p.m., Syfy): Kiera crash-lands during a prisoner transport in 2076 and is forced to work with her enemy captive to survive.

Saturday on TV ...

Stanley Cup playoffs (11 a.m., NBC/Ch. 5): New York Rangers at Montreal Canadiens

Horse racing (2:30 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): The Preakness. Post time is 4:18 p.m.

Orphan Black (7 and 10 p.m., BBC America): Rachel goes on the warpath against Sarah.

MLS (7:30 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Colorado Rapids at Real Salt Lake

Saturday Night Live (10:30 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): Andy Samberg hosts; St. Vincent performs. (Season finale)

Sunday on TV ...

NBA playoffs (1:30 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Miami Heat at Indiana Pacers

60 Minutes (6 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): Steve Kroft reports from Iran as the prospect of a nuclear deal with world powers looms on the horizon

The Amazing Race (7 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): One team wins the race and the $1 million - will it be Utahns Dave and Connor O'Leary?

Billboard Music Awards (7 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Scheduled performers include Luke Bryan, Miley Cyrus, Jason Derulo, 5 Seconds of Summer, Florida Georgia Line, Imagine Dragons, Lorde and John Legend.

Call the Midwife (7 p.m., PBS/Ch. 7): Chummy cares for her dying mother. (Season finale)

The Simpsons (7 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13): Bart scores a big win, but he cheated. (Season finale)

Turn (7 and 9 p.m., AMC): Abe risks everything to protect Anna.

Granite Flats (7 and 10 p.m., BYUtv): Hershel becomes the bait in a dangerous trap.

Drop Dead Diva (7 and 10 p.m., Lifetime): Grayson's near-death experience changes him.

Family Guy (7:30 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13): Stewie travels back in time to prevent his own birth. (Season finale)

The Good Wife (8 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): Alicia and Carey face another crisis; Louis Canning makes a move. (Season finale)

Mr. Selfridge (8 p.m., PBS/Ch. 7): Harry battles to clear his name in this two-hour episode. (Season finale)

Cosmos (8 p.m., PBS/Ch. 7): A look at what can be learned from science about the future.

Mad Men (8 and 10 p.m., AMC): Pete is invited to join an exclusive club.

Devious Maids (8 and 9 p.m., Lifetime): Nicholas is jealous of Marisol's relationship with her book editor.

The Mentalist (9 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): Jane examines his feelings for Lisbon.

Signed, Sealed, Delivered (9 p.m., Hallmark): A letter from a deceased family member could help bring that family together.

Penny Dreadful (9 p.m., Showtime): A séance goes very wrong.

Game of Thrones (10 p.m., HBO): Tyrion finds a surprising ally.

Nurse Jackie (10 p.m., Showtime): Jackie's fake identity is compromised .

Californication (10:30 p.m., Showtime): Rath hosts a "Santa Monica Cop" kickoff party.

Silicon Valley (11 p.m., HBO): TechCrunch Disrupt opens.

Veep (11:30 p.m., HBO): Selina goes to the U.K. for the 100th anniversary of World War I.



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