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TV preview: Don't check into 'Bates Motel'
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With a few exceptions, prequels are generally a bad idea. Including Bates Motel, a prequel to Alfred Hitchcock's classic 1960 horror film "Psycho." It's about teenage Norman Bates (Freddie Highmore, "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory") and his mother, Norma (Vera Farmiga). "It's a beautiful love letter between a mother and her son," Farmiga said. Ick.

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The Biggest Loser

The winner is announced, and Utahn Jackson Carter is still in the running.

Watch • 7 p.m. Monday, Channel 5


Celeb-reality show featuring "stars" learning to high-dive. Really.

Watch • 7 p.m. Tuesday, Channel 4


J.R.'s will is read, and there are some surprises.

Watch • 7 and 9 p.m. Monday, TNT

Pretty Little Liars

There are several shocking revelations in the season finale.

Watch • 9 and 11 p.m. Tuesday, ABC Family


Oliver's ex, the Huntress, is out for revenge.

Watch • 7 p.m. Wednesday, Channel 30 This Weekend

World According to Dick Cheney

This documentary, which debuted at Sundance, will alternately please and enrage the ex-veep's fans and foes.

Watch • 10 p.m. Friday, Showtime


Colorado Rapids at Real Salt Lake

Watch • 4 p.m. Saturday, Channel 4


Memphis Grizzlies at Utah Jazz

Watch • 8 p.m. Saturday, NBAtv and ROOT

Amazing Race

Will Utahns David and Connor O'Leary be forced to quit?

Watch • 7 p.m. Sunday, Channel 2

Walking Dead

A traitor tries to sabotage the governor's deadly plans.

Watch • 7, 9 and 11 p.m. Sunday, AMC


Emily's past catches up with her.

Watch • 8 p.m. Sunday, Channel 4

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