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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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(Jud Burkett | The Associated Press) Warren Jeffs looks at one of his attorneys during a 2007 court appearance in St. George. The marshal for Colorado City, Ariz., claims his office protected Jeffs when the FLDS leader was a federal fugitive.
This weekend on TV: Lifetime obsesses over

It's not quite all-Warren Jeffs, all the time Saturday on Lifetime. It just seems that way.

First up, it's the premiere of the TV movie Outlaw Prophet: Warren Jeffs (6 p.m., Lifetime). Which is pretty ridiculous from the get-go, what with the very handsome Tony Goldwyn ("Scandal") playing the not-so-handsome Jeffs.

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That's followed by the documentary Warren Jeffs: Beyond the Headlines (8 p.m., Lifetime). All this might be news to anyone who doesn't live in Utah; not so much to anyone who does.

Oh, and "Outlaw Prophet" repeats at 10:02 p.m. and 12:02 a.m.

Friday on TV ...

A Leap of Faith (7 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): Meredith Vieira reports on an emerging medical breakthrough involving the field of regenerative medicine.

Rake (8 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13): A mother and son both confess to the same murder.

Continuum (8 p.m., Syfy): Kiera and Liber8 find themselves in an unlikely alliance. (Season finale)

Crossbones (9 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): Lowe uncovers Blackbeard's scheme.

Great Performances at the Met (8 p.m., PBS/Ch. 7): A performance of Puccini's "La Bohème."

20/20 (9 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Barbara Walters interviews Peter Rodger, the father of Elliot Rodger, who killed six people, wounded 13 more and killed himself near the campus of UC Santa Barbara.

Saturday on TV ...

World Cup soccer: Brazil vs. Chile (10 a.m., ABC/Ch. 4); Columbia vs. Uruguay (2 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4)

Power (7, 8:05 and 10 p.m., Starz): Ghost and Tommy meet with gang leaders

MLS (8:30 p.m., Ch. 4): Real Salt Lake at Chivas USA

The Assets (midnight, ABC/Ch. 4): Sandy learns there's still a leak at the CIA.

Sunday on TV ...

World Cup soccer: Mexico vs. Netherlands (10 a.m., ESPN); Costa Rica vs. Greece (2 p.m., ESPN)

Rising Star (7 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): The qualifying continues.

Last Tango in Halifax (7 p.m., PBS/Ch. 7): Richard is released from the hospital.

The Musketeers (7 p.m., BBC America): The Musketeers battle a master criminal.

The Last Ship (7 and 9:02 p.m., TNT): The ship travels to Guantanamo Bay for fuel and supplies, but things don't go as planned.

Reckless (8 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): Sparks fly in this sexy new legal drama when a Yankee defense attorney meets a good ol' boy prosecutor in Charleston, S.C.

Masterpiece Mystery (8 p.m., PBS/Ch. 7): In the second-season premiere of "Endeavor," Morse suspects an apparent suicide was murder.

Halt and Catch Fire (8 and 10 p.m., AMC): Cameron bristles under a new manager.

Devious Maids (8 and 9 p.m., Lifetime): Marisol threatens to turn Opal in to the police; Adrian learns the truth about Tony.

Falling Skies (8:01 p.m., TNT): Tom is faced with a huge dilemma when he learns what the Esphani are planning.

Unforgettable (9 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): Al and Carrie work with the Secret Service on a murder case.

Wipeout (9 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): It's hotties vs. nerds.

Vicious (9:30 p.m., PBS/Ch. 7): Ian McKellen and Derek Jacobi star as an aging gay couple in this British sitcom.

True Blood (10 p.m., HBO): Vince forms a posse to rescue the prisoners.

Nurse Jackie (10 p.m., Showtime): Akalitus ordering Jackie to take a drug test. (Season finale)

Sister Wives (10 p.m., TLC): The Browns outline what it's like to grow up polygamist.

Californication (10:30 p.m., Showtime): Hank makes a life-changing decision. (Season finale)



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