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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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Ray Burmiston | BBC Worldwide The Doctor (Peter Capaldi) and Clara (Jenna Coleman) in "Doctor Who."
This weeked on TV: There's a new 'Doctor Who'; and 'Intruders' is a big disappointment

A new season of Doctor Who begins with a new Doctor - Peter Capaldi takes over the role of everyone's favorite Time Lord (Saturday, 6:15 p.m., BBC America). And the Doctor and Clara (Jenna Coleman) are in Victorian London, where there's a dinosaur on the loose. If that's not enough to deal with, a whole bunch of people are dying when they spontaneously combust.

"Doctor Who" is always great fun. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for Intruders (Saturday, 8 p.m., BBC America), a dark, muddled mess of a new series.

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Friday on TV ...

High school football: Cottonwood at Olympus (7 p.m., Ch. 14); Bingham at Davis (7 p.m., KMYU)

MLS (7 p.m., NBCSN): Real Salt Lake at FC Dallas

Great Performances (8 p.m., PBS/Ch. 7): Conductor Christoph Eschenbach leads the Vienna Philharmonic in its traditional open-air concert at Austria's Schönbrunn Palace Gardens.

The Knick (8, 9 and 10 p.m., Cinemax): Thackery debates performing surgery on an ex-lover.

Saturday on TV ...

Little League World Series: International championship game (10:30 a.m., ABC/Ch. 4); U.S. championship game (1:30 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4)

Outlander (7, 8 and 9 p.m., Starz): Claire uses her medical skills to escape Castle Leoch.

Hell On Wheels (10 p.m., AMC): Cullen takes railroad matters into his own hands.

Sunday on TV ...

Little League World Series (1 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): The championship game

Wipeout (6 and 8 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Bosses and their employees team up.

Big Brother (7 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): Nominations for eviction are announced.

Rising Star (7 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): A winner is declared in the season finale..

The Musketeers (7 p.m., BBC America): Athos takes Milady hostage.

The Witches of East End (7 and 9 p.m., Lifetime): Wendy encounters someone from her past.

MTV Video Music Awards (7 p.m., MTV, MTV2, Logo and VH1): Beyonce and Iggy Azalea lead the way with eight nominations each; Eminem is just behind with seven.

The Last Ship (7 and 9 p.m., TNT): Chandler and the crew journey home. (Season 1 finale)

Unforgettable (8 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): The investigation into the death of a college dropout takes a surprising turn.

Masterpiece Mystery! (8 p.m., PBS/Ch. 7): Part 1 of the three-part "Breathless," about the goings-on in a 1961 London hospital's obstetrics ward.

The Lottery (8 p.m., Lifetime): Vanessa works against Darius to control the Lottery.

Falling Skies (8 and 10 p.m., TNT): Tom leads a dangerous mission to destroy the Espheni power core.

Reckless (9 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): Roy agrees to defend his high-school sweetheart against murder charges.

True Blood (10 p.m., HBO): After seven seasons, this increasingly unwatchable series comes to an end.

Ray Donovan (10 p.m., Showtime): The Donovan family gathers for Conor's birthday.

The Strain (11 p.m., FX): Jim is used as bait in a plan to track down the Master.

The Leftovers (11 p.m., HBO): Tom connects with his past, even though he knows it's a mistake.

Masters of Sex (11 p.m., Showtime): Masters tries to keep his new clinic solvent by borrowing against his house and offering medical services to the hotel.



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