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This weekend on TV: 'Prime Suspct' is back on PBS as a prequel

Published June 22, 2017 6:21 am
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Utah crimes are front-and-center on network TV this weekend — a murder on NBC and a hostage situation that ended with a fatality on ABC.

• "Dateline NBC" (Friday, 9 p.m., Ch. 5) recounts the case of Conrad Truman. In 2012, Truman's wife, Heidy, died in their Orem home of a gunshot to the head.

In 2014, Conrad Truman was convicted of murdering his wife. In 2016, a judge ordered a new trial because jurors in the first trial relied on incorrect measurements of the Truman home.



In 2017, a second jury acquitted Truman.

• "20/20: In an Instant" (Saturday, 8 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4) looks back at the 1994 incident when a schizophrenic man armed with a gun and a bomb took hostages at Salt Lake's main library.

The story is told completely by those who were caught up in the incident — including Lloyd Prescott, the Salt Lake County sheriff's lieutenant who snuck in as one of the hostages and heroically saved everyone.

• Also this weekend, Stefanie Martini follows in the footsteps of Oscar-winning actress Helen Mirren, taking on the role of Jane Tennison — for which Mirren won a two Emmys and three BAFTAs in "Prime Suspect."

But Martini pulls it off, playing Jane as a 23-year-old, newly minted police officer in the prequel "Prime Suspect: Tennison on Masterpiece" (Sunday, 9 p.m., PBS/Ch. 7), the first of three 90-minute TV movies in the best tradition of British crime drama.

Friday on TV ...

• "The Originals" (7 p.m., CW/Ch. 30): The Mikaelsons are out of options as they face the entity known as The Hollow;. (Season finale)

• "The Great British Baking Show" (8 p.m., PBS/Ch. 7): An episode about bread Sweet dough with a twist.

• "Stuck In the Middle" (9 p.m., Disney): The Diaz family hosts Olympic medalist Laurie Hernandez .

• "Andi Mack" (9:30 p.m., Disney Channel): Andi is convinced Bex and Bowie are destined to be together. Bex and Bowie aren't so sure.

• "Bizaardvark" (10 p.m., Disney): In the Season 2 premiere, Paige and Frankie take on public high schooll.

• "Dark Matter" (10 p.m., Syfy): Three is trapped in a time loop.

• "Wynonna Earp" (11 p.m., Syfy): Wynonna deals with an angry Marzanoik.

Saturday on TV …

• "20/20: In an Instant" (8 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): This look back at the 1994 incident when a schizophrenic man armed with a gun and a bomb took hostages at Salt Lake's main library is told completely by those who were caught up in the incident — including Lloyd Prescott, the Salt Lake County sheriff's lieutenant who snuck in as one of the hostages and heroically saved everyone.

• Major League Soccer (8:30 p.m., KMYU): Real Salt Lake at San Jose Earthquakes

• "TURN: Washington's Spies" (10 p.m., AMC): Abe's plan to rescue Caleb turns deadly.

• "Doctor Who" (10 p.m., BBC America): The Doctor makes the rashest decision of his life when he witnesses the death of someone he is pledged to protect.

• "Orphan Black" (11 p.m., BBC America): The ghost of friendships past haunt.

Sunday on TV …

• BET Awards (6 p.m., BET, Centric, Logo, MTV, MTV2, Spike, VH1): Leslie Jones hosts; scheduled musical performers include Bruno Mars, Future, Migos, Tamar Braxton and Trey Songz.

• "Celebrity Family Feud" (7 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): It's the men of Steve Harvey's family vs. the women; and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar vs. Ralph Sampson.

• "My Mother and Other Strangers on Masterpiece" (7 p.m., PBS/Ch. 7): Emma finds a new suitor; Rose takes a stand.

• "Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown" (7 p.m., CNN): Bourdain travels to Portugal. (Season finale)

• "Good Witch" (7 p.m., Hallmark): Martha announces that her son Michael is getting married.

• "CLAWS" (7 and 8 p.m., TNT): Desna tries to cover their tracks.

• "Grantchester on Masterpiece" (8 and 11 p.m., PBS/Ch. 7): A man is found murdered in a peculiar position.

• "American Grit" (8 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13): The cadres appoint new team captains who must navigate their blindfolded teammates in a boat race.

• "United Shades of America" (8 p.m, CNN): W. Kamau Bell visits San Francisco's Chinatown.

• "The $100,000 Pyramid" (9 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Aaron Rodgers, Erin Andrews, Italia Ricci and Robbie Amell are the celebrity players; Michael Strahan hosts.

• "Hotel Transylvania: The Series" (9 p.m., Disney): In the premiere of this animated series based on the 2012 and 2015 movies, Mavis accidentally lures an unwelcome guest into the hotel.

• "Twin Peaks" (9 p.m., Showtime): Gotta light?

• "Fear the Walking Dead" (10 p.m., AMC): Madison and Troy search for answers; Alicia must reconcile with her past.

• "I'm Dying Up Here" (10 p.m., Showtime): Goldie's ex-husband asks her for a favor; Adam meets his comedy idol; Cassie struggles with being a woman in the comedy world.

• "Power" (10 and 11 p.m., Starz): In the Season 4 premiere, Ghost faces threats from all sides following his arrest for the murder of Agent Knox.

• "Preacher" (11 p.m., AMC): In the Season 2 premiere, Jesse, Tulip, and Cassidy begin the search to find God — and they're being followed by a killer cowboy from Hell.

• "Silicon Valley" (11 p.m., HBO): Richard is caught in a web of lies; Jared plans his exit; Jack bets big; Gavin plots a comeback. (Season finale)

• "Veep" (11:30 p.m., HBO): Selina and her team prepare for the long-awaited groundbreaking of her presidential library. (Season finale)

 

 

 

 

 

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