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This weekend on TV: 'SNL' will be live on Ch. 5; Jazz are in the playoffs; '60 Minutes' reports on Utahn's humanitarian work

Published April 14, 2017 11:39 am
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NBC makes "Saturday Night Live" live this week everywhere across the continental United States — including here in Utah.

KSL-Ch. 5 will air it on Saturday at 9:30 p.m. — an hour earlier than usual.

There's no change in the Eastern and Central Time Zones, where stations have always aired "SNL" live at 11:30 p.m./10:30 p.m.

But here in the Mountain Time Zone and on the West Coast, the show has always aired tape-delayed. Not so tonight.

(There will be a bit of a delay, as always, so the censor can hit the mute button if necessary.)

KSL deserves a pat on the back for agreeing to this. It will, of course, mess with the station's late newscast. Ch. 5 will air its local news at 9 p.m. on Saturday, an hour earlier than usual.

Oh, and Jimmy Fallon is hosting. NBC is hoping not just for good ratings for this edition of "Saturday Night Live," but that the added exposure might help Fallon's "Tonight Show" numbers — so that maybe he can catch up to CBS' "Late Show with Stephen Colbert."

• Also on Saturday, the Utah Jazz play their first postseason game since 2012. They're on the road in Los Angeles to take on the Clippers (8:30 p.m., ESPN and ROOT).

• On Sunday, "60 Minutes" (6 p.m, CBS/Ch. 2) travels Myanmar to report on two eye surgeons — including Utah opthamologist Geoff Tabin — who donate their time and services to help eliminate cataracts and other reversible blindness in the developing world.

Back in 2012, The Salt Lake Tribune's Tony Semerad reported on Tabin's work in Nepal — it's a fascinating story well worth revisiting.

Friday on TV ...

• "Mystery Science Theater 3000 (Streaming, Netflix): The series (which originally ran form 1988-99) returns with 14 new installments. There are new cast members, but it's the same old formula of mocking bad movies. And it's still a hoot.

• College softball (5 p.m., BYUtv): Pacific at BYU in a doubleheader

• "MacGyver" (7 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): Murdoc recruits his recently released former cellmate to infiltrate the Phoenix Complex and kill every agent inside. (Season finale)

• "The Toy Box" (7 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Toy inventions include a ballerina doll, pocket-sized cars, sweet-smelling plush toys,and a piñata in a backpack.

• "First Dates" (7 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): An inebriated man shows up for his date ; a couple bonds over their close relationships with their mothers.

• "Rosewood" (7 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13): Rosie, Villa and TMI investigate the murder of a small-town mayor.

• "The Originals" (7 p.m., CW/Ch. 30): The Hollow's dark magic puts Klaus and Marcel on a collision course.

• "Hawaii Five-0" (8 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): McGarrett investigates the murder of one of the last survivors of the USS Arizona.

• "Shark Tank" (8 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Pitches include a smartphone security app, a bicycle break system, an app that helps shoppers and diners earn free parking, and a free photo-printing service.

• "Great Performances at the Met" (8 p.m., PBS/Ch. 7): Diana Damrau stars in Bartlett Sher's production of Gounod's opera based on Shakespeare's ``Romeo and Juliet.''

• "You the Jury" (8 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13): The case involves online racism.

• "Reign" (8 p.m., CW/Ch. 30): Mary and Darnley wed; Elizabeth frantically tries to salvage England's power.

• "Blue Bloods" (9 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): Frank looks into possible misconduct in the mayor's office.

• "Andi Mack" (9:30 p.m., Disney): Against Celia's wishes, Bex convinces Andi to stay up and watch a scary movie.

Saturday on TV ...

• College football (11 a.m., P12N): Utah's spring game

• "Ransom" (7 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): An old foe of Eric's threatens to set off explosions around the world unless the NSA surrenders its confidential files. (Season — and probably series — finale)

• MLS (7 p.m., KMYU): Real Salt Lake at Colorado Rapids

• "Training Day" (8 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): The hunt for a father-and-son crime team brings up unpleasant memories for Frank.

• "Doctor Who" (10 p.m., BBC America): In the season premiere, The Doctor gets a new companion, Bill (Pearl Mackie) — and she is the series' first openly gay companion.

• "Class" (11 p.m., BBC America): In this "Doctor Who" spinoff, the Doctor charges four students at Coal Hill Academy with battling aliens when he's occupied elsewhere.

Sunday on TV …

• "Stayin' Alive: A Grammy Salute to the Music of the Bee Gees" (7 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): This celebration of the 40th anniversary of the "Saturday Night Fever" soundtrack features performances by Celine Dion, Barry Gibb, John Legend, Ed Sheeran and Stevie Wonder.

• "Once Upon a Time" (7 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Hook and Tiger Lily join forces against the Lost Boys in Neverland.

• "Call the Midwife" (7 p.m., PBS/Ch. 7): The maternity home faces an inspection that could result in it being closed down.

• "Relative Race" (7 p.m., BYUtv): The teams compete in speed eating.

• "Match Game" (8 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Horatio Sanz, Niecy Nash, Mario Cantone, Casey Wilson, Lamorne Morris and Martha Stewart are the panelists; Alec Baldwin hosts.

• "Chicago Justice" (8 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): A young American is acquitted of killing her boyfriend in Spain, but is implicated in another murder when she arrives home.

• "Home Fires on Masterpiece" (8 p.m., PBS/Ch. 7): As the Battle of Britain intensifies, the women do all they can to keep spirits high.

• "American Crime" (9 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Nicholas takes his frustration out on Clair; Jeanette tries to find work.

• "Shades of Blue" (9 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): The team struggles with news of Harlee and Wozniak's betrayal.

• "The White Princess" (9 p.m., Starz): In the premiere of this sequel to "The White Queen," Henry Tudor prepares to ascend the throne.

• "Iron Chef Gauntlet" (10 p.m. Food Channel): Alton Brown is back to host this revival of "Iron Chef."

• "The Leftovers" (10 p.m., HB0): In the third (and final) season premiere, three years have passed since Miracle, Texas, was overrun by the Guilty Remnant. And as the seventh anniversary of the Sudden Departure approaches, many believe another apocalyptic event will happen.

• "Guerrilla" (10 p.m., Showtime): This ambitious limited series from John Ridley focuses on a fictional, underground terrorist cell in 1971 London. It follows a group of disgruntled intellectuals as they're transformed into violent radicals. It's also a love story.

There's a lot to admire about what Ridley tries to accomplish, but it's only partly successful. It plays too much like a sermon.

• "Into the Badlands" (11:25 p.m., AMC): Sunny and Bajie get help from an unlikely source; the Widow considers a risk; MK enacts a dangerous plan.

• "The Arrangement" (11 p.m., E!): Kyle accompanies Megan on a trip to her hometown to officiate her best friend's wedding.

• "FEUD: Bette and Joan" (11 p.m., FX): Joan Crawford is furious when she learns Bette Davis is a producer on "Hush... Hush, Sweet Charlotte,'' so she fakes being sick and shuts down the the production.

• "Girls" (11 p.m., HBO): In the finale of this series, Hannah embarks on a new chapter of her life.

• "Billions" (11 p.m., Showtime): Axe has an offer for inside information; Chuck is urged to end an investigation.

• "Who Do You Think You Are?" (11 p.m., TLC): Actor John Stamos explores his Greek heritage and discovers an explosive feud that shattered his grandfather's childhood.

• "Veep" (11:30 p.m., HBO): In the Season 6 premiere, it's been a year since Selina lost the presidency — and she's struggling to secure her legacy.






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