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This weekend on TV: Premieres, finales, RSL soccer and more — there's a lot to see

Published March 3, 2017 11:27 am
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There's a lot going on this weekend on TV:

• A couple of time-travel series premiere — ABC's "Time After Time" (Sunday, 8 p.m., Ch. 4) gets off to a pretty good start; Fox's "Making History" (Sunday, 7:30 p.m., Ch. 13) is awful. I've seen four episodes, and it's really surprisingly bad.

• The very good miniseries "When We Rise" comes to an end (Friday, 8 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4), and the very good "Masterpiece" series "Victoria" wraps up its first season (Sunday, 8 p.m., PBS/Ch. 7). Excellent news — it has been renewed for a second season.

• The eight-part series "FEUD: Bette and Joan" begins on FX (Sunday, 11 p.m.) — and it's absolutely worth watching.

• An episode aired on Wednesday, but "Chicago Justice" makes its official debut on Sunday (8 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5). It's "Law & Order" in Chicago.

• And Real Salt Lake opens the 2017 MLS season, hosting Toronto FC (Saturday, 2:30 p.m., KMYU).

And those are just a few highlights.

Friday on TV …

• Women's college basketball (3 p.m., BYUtv): BYU vs. San Diego at the WCC tournament.

• "Shark Tank" (7 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Products made from recycled billboards; lozenges that prevent overeating.

• "Grimm" (7 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): A man claims his friend was consumed by a tree-like figure.

• "The Vampire Diaries" (7 p.m., CW/Ch. 30): A wedding is planned so that Damon and Stefan can lure a threat out into the open.

• ECHL hockey (7 p.m., KMYU): Alaska Aces at Utah Grizzlies

• Women's college gymnastics (7 p.m, BYUtv): Iowa at BYU

• NBA (7 p.m., ROOT): Brooklyn Nets at Utah Jazz

• "When We Rise" (8 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): In the conclusion of this four-part miniseries, Cleve organizes a march on Washington D.C. to protest California's Proposition 8; Roma uses her past activist experiences to fight for healthcare in San Francisco; Ken seeks Cecilia Chung's help getting the city to fund a meal program for a church; the battle for same-sex marriage reaches the Supreme Court.

• "Emerald City" (8 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): In the finale, Dorothy faces off against the wizard; Glinda brings her power to the battlefield as the threat of the beast looms.

• "Sleepy Hollow" (8 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13): A monster that looks like Molly's childhood imaginary friend appears;.

• "Reign" (8 p.m., CW/Ch. 30): Lord Darnley surprises Mary; Elizabeth fights to gain allies.

Saturday on TV …

• College basketball: BYU vs. Loyola Marymount at the WCC tournament (2 p.m., BYUtv); Montana State at Utah State (7 p.m., Ch. 14)

• MLS (2:30 p.m., KMYU): Toronto FC at Real Salt Lake

• "Custody" (6 p.m., Lifetime): Oscar- and Emmy-winner stars as a family court judge in case involving a single mother (Catalina Sandino Moreno) fighting to regain custody of her children in this 2016 film, which had limited theatrical release. The cast includes Hayden Panettiere, Ellen Burstyn and Tony Shalhoub.

• "Ransom" (9 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): A couple in France turn to Eric and his team for help after their daughter is abducted from a train.

• "Planet Earth 2" (10 p.m., BBC America): From the jungles of Brazil to Costa Rica, animals face life in the most competitive place on Earth.

• "Saturday Night Live" (10:30 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): Octavia Spencer hosts; Father John Misty performs.

Sunday on TV …

• NBA (4 p.m., ROOT): Utah Jazz at Sacramento Kings

• "60 Minutes" (6 p.m, CBS/Ch. 2): The largest airlift of lions in history, as 33 are rescued from circuses and flown to an African sanctuary.

• iHeart Radio Music Awards (6 p.m., TBS, TNT, truTV): These awards are less meaningful than most — c'mon, they give out an award for best fan army. Really.

But, leaving the dopey awards aside, the sheduled performers include Katy Perry, Ed Sheeran, the Chainsmokers and Big Sean.

• "NCIS: Los Angeles" (7 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): The team investigates the kidnapping of a retirement home resident.

• "Once Upon a Time" (7 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): With Snow still asleep in Storybrooke, David and Hook try to stop Gideon before he confronts Emma.

• "Little Big Shots" (7 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): Kids perform in the Season 2 premiere.

• "Mercy Street" (7 and 11 p.m., PBS/Ch. 7): The Greens suffer a setback; Pinkerton's inquiry heats up; Foster and Samuel visit Foster's family plantation; hospital staff unites to oust their chief. (Season finale)

• "The Simpsons" (7 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13): Bart and Lisa return home from Kamp Krustier earlier than expected, interrupting Homer and Marge's romantic encounters.

• "Relative Race" (7 p.m., BYUtv): In the Season 2 premiere, the couples take off from the starting line in Miami.

• "Making History" (7:30 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13): Hoo, boy. Nobody sets out to make a bad TV show, but this alleged comedy about a present-day guy (Adam Pally) who goes back to colonial America and messes up history is … well … awful.

• "Madam Secretary" (8 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): Elizabeth tries to reunite the son of the Colombian president and the daughter of a rebel leader, whose upcoming marriage is at the heart of an important peace deal.

• "Time After Time" (8 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): If you remember the 1979 movie with this title, well, you know how this show is going to go — it begins as pretty much a remake. H.G. Wells (Freddie Stroma), and his pal Dr. John Stevenson (Josh Bowman) — who, it turns out, is Jack the Ripper — uses it to escape into the prsent. Where he starts killing people again.

The pilot is good, but then I'm a big fan of the movie. Whether this premise will hold up on a weekly basis … well, only time will tell.

• "Chicago Justice" (8 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): This is officially the "premiere" of this latest "Chicago" spinoff, although an episode aired on Wednesday. Stone and the state's attorney team probe the events following the arrest and death of a young man and seek charges against police, the fire department and medical personnel.

• "Victoria on Masterpiece" (8 p.m., PBS/Ch. 7): In the first season finale, pregnant Victoria attempts to preserve her independence until a threat to her life leaves her in fear and she clashes with Albert.

• "Family Guy" (8 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13): A dating app sends Quagmire on the road to hedonism.

• "Last Man on Earth" (8:30 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13): The beginning of the deadly virus outbreak that led to the demise of all but a handful of humans is revealed.

• "Elementary" (9 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): Holmes' former protégé, Kitty Winter, warns him of a killer who is eliminating everyone involved with a case they worked on together in London.

• "Shades of Blue" (9 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): In the Season 2 premiere, Harlee (Jennifer Lopez) goes to extremes to cover up the murder of her abusive ex.

• "Black Sails" (9 p.m., Starz): Nassau is delivered; Madi and Flint are separated.

• "The Walking Dead" (10 p.m., AMC): The group scavenges for supplies; someone must make a morally challenging decision.

• "Big Little Lies" (10 p.m., HBO): In an effort to get under Renata's skin, Madeline organizes a trip to compete with Amabella's birthday party.

• "Homeland" (10 p.m., Showtime): Carrie receives bad news; Saul starts planning; Quinn accepts his situation.

• "The Missing" (10 p.m., Starz): Breaks in the case during 2014 and 2016 point Julien toward two key suspects.

• "The Arrangement" (11 p.m., E!): When television actress Megan gets offered a contract that could change her life forever, she must decide if she will accept the consequences.

• "FEUD: Bette and Joan" (11 p.m., FX): Cast aside by Hollywood, screen legends Joan Crawford and Bette Davis battle ageism, sexism and each other when they sign up to make ``What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?''

• "Girls" (11 p.m., HBO): Hannah interviews influential writer Ode Montgomery; Adam storms off the set of his latest acting job.

• "Billions" (11 p.m., Showtime): Axe considers the purchase of an NFL team; Chuck works to cultivate a low-level informant.

• "Who Do You Think You Are?" (11 p.m., TLC): Courteney Cox is shocked to learn that one of her ancestors is one of Europe's most famous characters. (Season premiere)

• "Crashing" (11:30 p.m., HBO): Pete and T.J. travel upstate for his wife's yard sale.






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