TV & Radio


 Ari Graynor and Ken Marino in "Bad Teacher."

New sitcom fails to make the grade

The movie "Bad Teacher" gets turned into a weekly sitcom, but can it sustain its one-joke premise?

about 2 hours ago


 ABC's Black Box" stars Ditch Davey as Dr. Ian Bickman, Kelly Reilly as Catherine Black and David Ajala as Will Van Renseller.

'Black Box' is just another routine medical show

ABC's new medical drama tries to titillate but does little to distinguish itself from past doctor programs.

about 2 hours ago


Radio station WYEP turns 40

It hasn't always been smooth sailing, but community-supportted WYEP-FM is celebrating 40 years of innovative programming in Pittsburgh.

about 2 hours ago


Welsch a pioneer as female drive-time host

Rosemary Welsch has been a volunteer, program host and program director at WYEP-FM. She is a senior producer and host of "Afternoon Mix."

about 2 hours ago


Court to hear landmark copyright case

In Supreme Court case, broadcasters contend video service Aereo is stealing content.

2 days ago


 Isabel Leonard, Danielle de Niese and Susanna Phillips in Mozart's "Così fan tutte," a production brought to local theaters by The Met: Live in HD series.

Canonizations among events coming to theater near you

From aces to arias, event cinema delivers new experiences on the big screen.

4 days ago


 Pittsburgh native Don Roy King hoists his fourth Emmy last September for directing "Saturday Night Live."

Two former Pittsburghers, two directors' visions

Rob Ashford and Don Roy King have been involved in shaping alternate content, but from different angles.

4 days ago


 Crystal Lowe, left, Kristin Booth, Valerie Harper, Eric Mabius and Geoff Gustafson in the new Hallmark series "Signed, Sealed, Delivered."

TV Review: 'Signed, Sealed' delivers a sweet message

Hallmark Channel's latest original scripted series merits a Return to Sender stamp.

4 days ago


Reality Check: Lifetime gives 'Dance Moms' star another spinoff

"Dance Moms" star hits the road for new series.

5 days ago


 Clones Sarah, top, and Rachel (both played by Golden-Globe-nominated Tatiana Maslany) in "Orphan Black," which returns to BBC America at 9 p.m. Saturday.

BBC America's 'Orphan Black' returns

The show, an entertaining showcase for newcomer Tatiana Maslany, returns for season two with more clones than ever.

6 days ago


WLTJ-FM host moves to midday

Debbie Wilde can now be heard 10 a.m.-3 p.m. weekdays on Q 92.9.

6 days ago


 WGN America's "Salem": From left, John Alden (Shane West), Cotton Mather (Seth Gabel) and Mary Sibley (Janet Montgomery).

'Salem' doesn't whip up enough magic

WGN America's first scripted series has its silly moments, but it's not quite outrageous enough.

1 week ago


Late shows are a lot different now

When David Letterman first hosted "Late Night" in 1993, the viewing habits of Americans were a lot different than they are today.

1 week ago


 Allison Tolman as Molly Solverson and Bob Odenkirk as Bill Oswalt in "Fargo."

'Fargo' on FX is full of chipper humor

Sure, FX's "Fargo" is the best new series so far in 2014, and that's not just being "Minnesota nice."

1 week ago


 The crowds at the PAX East show in Boston.

Indie gamers flex muscle at Boston expo

New video games from the independent gaming scene were showcased at PAX East.

1 week ago


Cast your ballots for your favorite/least favorite shows

There's still time for TV viewers to vote in the Post-Gazette's annual Keep or Cancel poll.

1 week ago


 Edie Falco as Nurse Jackie Peyton in "Nurse Jackie," season 6.

Tuned In: 'Nurse Jackie' stale; locally shot 'Kill' shaky

Showtime's "Nurse Jackie" seems played out in season six and another sign "Those Who Kill" will not continue.

1 week ago


'Chair' lands at Starz

The filmed-in-Pittsburgh unscripted series "The Chair" will at on Starz beginning in the fall.

1 week ago


 Stephen Colbert signs on as host of the CBS "Late Show" when David Letterman exits next year.

Stephen Colbert to replace David Letterman as host of the CBS 'Late Show'

Comedy Central's star of "The Colbert Report" has signed a five-year deal to take the late-night hot seat.

1 week ago


 Lee Majors in "The Six Million Dollar Man" Circa: 1974.

Lee Majors and Trekkers star at Steel City Con

The annual pop-culture convention beams in stars from “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” among other genre celebrities.

2 weeks ago


 Showtime presents "Years of Living Dangerously," a groundbreaking documentary event series which provides first-hand reports on those affected by -- and seeking solutions to -- climate change. Pictured: Correspondent and executive producer Arnold Schwarzenegger, left, on location in Montana, from the segment "Fire Line."

Showtime puts a face on climate change with 'Years of Living Dangerously'

The nine-part series sends actors out to report on environmental crises around the world.

2 weeks ago


 Sophie Guest, 8, acts out her Oscar acceptance speech at her home in Ben Avon.

Avonworth third-grader on CBS tonight

This is a big week for Sophie Guest, 8, of Ben Avon, on TV and the big screen.

2 weeks ago


 Season seven of "Mad Men" from left: Jim Cutler (played by Harry Hamlin), Ted Chaough (Kevin Rahm), Roger Sterling (John Slattery), Bertram Cooper (Robert Morse), Peggy Olson (Elisabeth Moss), Joan Harris (Christina Hendricks), Don Draper (Jon Hamm), Megan Draper (Jessica Pare), Harry Crane (Rich Sommer), Pete Campbell (Vincent Kartheiser), Ken Cosgrove (Aaron Staton), Stan Rizzo (Jay R. Ferguson), Michael Ginsberg (Ben Feldman), Betty Francis (January Jones), Henry Francis (Christopher Stanley) and Sally Draper (Kiernan Shipka).

Tuned In: AMC's 'Mad Men' begins a 2-part final season

AMC's "Mad Men" is back Sunday for the beginning of the end, the first half of its final season.

2 weeks ago


 A screen shot shows the San Francisco Giants' diamond at dusk in PSVita's "MLB 14: The Show."

'MLB: 'The Show' pitches good game

The latest version of Sony's "MLB" scores with dynamic difficulty and year-to-year saves, but the addition of stubs may be an error.

2 weeks ago


FiOS offers new TV service

Pittsburgh one of first in nation to get Verizon's new FiOS Quantum TV

2 weeks ago


 Sisters Adelaide, 6, and Jillian McLaughlin, 8, inside their Forest Hills home studio, where they film videos for their YouTube channel.

Sisters from Forest Hills star in imaginative YouTube videos

Their channel, babyteeth4, received more than 1 million views in a recent week.

2 weeks ago


 Comedian John Pinette performs as part of CMT presents "Ron White's Comedy Salute to the Troops" at The Grand Ole Opry on February 2012 in Nashville. He died Saturday afternoon at the Sheraton Hotel in Station Square.

Comedian John Pinette, 50, dies in Pittsburgh hotel

The medical examiner's office said Pinette had suffered liver and heart disease. He appeared on the series finale of the sitcom "Seinfeld."

2 weeks ago


 Damian Lewis won an Emmy for outstanding lead actor in a drama series for “Homeland” in 2012, but his character, Nicholas Brody, has been killed off for good.

Theories on Penny's last name

A "Big Bang Theory" character lacks a surname, "Homeland" soldiers on and "Almost Human" will almost surely be canceled.

2 weeks ago


 Savini program grad Daran Holt fell short in this week’s robot challenge on Syfy’s “Face Off.”

Contestant trips up on futuristic robots challenge on 'Face Off'

Futuristic robots are a bane to Savini special effects program grad.

2 weeks ago


ETrade replaces baby with actor Spacey

ETrade Financial Corp., represented for the past six years by an arrogant talking baby, has hired actor Kevin Spacey as a pitchman.

2 weeks ago


 Jamie Bell portrays Abraham Woodhull on the new AMC series "Turn."

Tuned In: AMC's 'Turn' turns out to be bit of a bore

AMC's "Turn" turns out to be a bit of a bore but HBO's "Silicon Valley" offers smart, insightful laughs at high-tech pomposity.

2 weeks ago


 Natalie Dormer and Diana Rigg in "Game of Thrones."

Mayhem reigns on 'Game of Thrones'

HBO's "Game of Thrones" sure knows how to ruin a party: Last year it was the "Red Wedding," and this season there's more mayhem.

3 weeks ago


KDKA plans autism event

KDKA-AM will set up hotline for World Autism Awareness Day; Comcast releases results of binge-watching study; Charlie Batch to be roasted.

3 weeks ago


 Neil Patrick Harris, Cobie Smulders, Josh Radnor, Jason Segel and Alyson Hannigan in season one.

TV Preview: CBS winds up 'How I Met Your Mother'

Viewers will learn this week how CBS's "How I Met Your Mother" ends, but some of the actors have known the conclusion since season two.

3 weeks ago


 James Van Der Beek, Kevin Connolly and Majandra Delfino in the pilot episode of “Friends With Better Lives.”

TV Preview: 'Friends With Better Lives' launches with raunchy, funny pilot

It's amiably crude and fairly funny, too, but the show will leave some viewers clutching their pearls.

3 weeks ago


 Dave Itzkoff.

'Mad as Hell: The Making of 'Network' ' at its best with script analysis, bios of classic 1976 film

"Mad as Hell" weighs in on the film's importance in the careers of its cast and their behavior on the set.

3 weeks ago


 On “The Tomorrow People,” viewers will often find Robbie Amell’s Stephen Jameson shirtless. Peyton List portrays Cara Coburn on The CW show.

TV Q&A: WPXI shifts Benson; Bashir off after crude remarks

Post-Gazette TV writer Rob Owen answers reader questions online every Friday in Tuned In Journal blog at post-gazette.com/tv.

3 weeks ago


 Belle Vernon native and Seton Hill University senior Jake Corrick works on his undersea creature on the Syfy series "Jim Henson's Creature Shop Challenge."

Reality check: Belle Vernon native hangs in there on 'Henson Challenge'

"Jim Henson's Creature Shop Challenge" is off to a quick, bickering start.

3 weeks ago


'Scandal' actor charged with felony

"Scandal" star Columbus Short faces felony battery charges in connection with a fight with a man at a Los Angeles restaurant.

3 weeks ago


 Carnegie Mellon University grad and 2013 best actress Tony Award winner Patina Miller will perform for PBS’s "Live From Lincoln Center."

Tuned In: PBS turns spotlight on Patina Miller

CMU grad Patina Miller is in the spotlight tonight on PBS, and a local woman gets her shot at reality TV fame in MTV's "House of Food."

3 weeks ago


Taco Bell's ads star real-life Ronald McDonalds

Taco Bell taps real-life Ronald McDonalds in television ads to promote new breakfast menu.

3 weeks ago


  Christopher Meloni and Connor Buckley star in "Surviving Jack."

'Surviving Jack': tough love, weak laughs

Fox's "Surviving Jack" elicits some laughs, but it offers less heart than the similar "The Goldbergs" on ABC.

4 weeks ago


 Seattle in the video game “InFamous Second Son.”

Visually stunning 'InFamous Second Son' fails to advance series

The third "InFamous" game looks great and shifts characters on the new console but otherwise adds little to the series.

4 weeks ago


'Those Who Kill' goes to LMN on Sundays

Pittsburgh-set "Those Who Kill" moves to Sunday nights on the Lifetime Movie Network.

4 weeks ago


 Chloe Sevigny and Omid Abtahi shoot a scene atop a Downtown parking garage in November for the series "Those Who Kill''

Pittsburgh-set 'Those Who Kill' moving to LMN

The first two episodes, which previously aired on A&E, will repeat at 8 and 9 p.m. Sunday with the new, third episode airing at 10 p.m.

4 weeks ago


Media notes: Verizon and Comcast offer free on-demand viewing; new app from ACC Sports

'Tis the season for cable binge-watching thanks to Verizon and Comcast free video-on-demand marathons.

1 month ago


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