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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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Monday on TV: ‘Partners’ is awful; ‘Bachelor in Paradise’ is dumb

FX, which gives us pretty much nothing but good dramas, gives us yet another bad comedy tonight. Partners (10 and 10:30 p.m., FX) is a lame, unfunny sitcom about a pair of odd couple lawyers (Kelsey Grammer, Martin Lawrence).

For more about just how bad it is, look here.

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Also tonight, it’s the premiere of Bachelor in Paradise (7 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4), the latest dumb show in this dumb franchise.

There are a couple of Utahns involved — Michelle Money, who made herself infamous for her behavior on Season 16 of "The Bachelor" and for revealing in an interview that she had an affair with former Utah Jazz player Carlos Boozer - while he was still married.

The other Utahn is Brooks Forester, who was on Season 9 of "The Bachelorette." Desiree fell for him, but he left the show because he did not return her affections.

Ugh.

Elsewhere on TV ...

Running with Bear Grylls (7 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): Ben Stiller joins Bear for an adventure on Scotland’s Isle of Skye,

MasterChef (7 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13): The remaining 11 contestants choose between two mystery boxes,

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

Major Crimes (7 and 9 p.m., TNT): A tech entrepreneur with possible mob ties is murdered.

American Ninja Warrior (8 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): The Denver finals.

Hotel Hell (8 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13): An Oregon hotel has lots of problems - including that the owners are divorced and hate each other.

Murder In the First (8 and 10 p.m. TNT): In the aftermath of the Erich Blunt verdict, the detectives are faced with a new murder to solve.

Under the Dome (9 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): Barbie and Sam investigate a mysterious tunne

Mistresses (9 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): April is haunted by her past.

Switched at Birth (9 p.m., ABC Family): Daphne rallies the troops for senior ditch day at Carlton,

The Fosters (10 p.m., ABC Family): Callie does volunteer work at Girls United, where she learns that neighbors want the girls removed.

Longmire (11 p.m., A&E): Walt seeks closure for his wife’s murder. (Season finale)

Teen Wolf (11 p.m., MTV): A mysterious outbreak hits the high school.



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