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Questions answered about online streaming vs. cable, how reality show stars cash in and “The Flash.”

about 13 hours ago

 NBC's "American Ninja Warrior" films its show in Swissvale at the Carrie Furnace on Friday.

Carrie Furnace is steely backdrop for 'American Ninja Warrior' filming

In Pittsburgh, the bright lights of filming the action reality show “American Ninja Warrior” compete with the echoes of history.

about 13 hours ago

 "I loved every minute of it," said Alicia Giove of her experience of trying to get a spot on the reality show "Masterchef."

Reality check: 'MasterChef' bypasses Penn Hills teacher

No “MasterChef” apron for local home cook Alicia Giove; a Monaca woman’s story is a ratings winner.

1 day ago

 Sarah Moore places padding along the course during the building of NBC's "American Ninja Warrior'" set, which is on the grounds of the former Carrie Furnace site in Swissvale.

'Ninja Warrior' course beckons at Carrie Furnace

It’s Hollywood on the Mon when “American Ninja Warrior” brings lights, cameras and a lot of action to the Carrie Furnaces site.

2 days ago

 From left, Eleanor Tomlinson as Demelza and Aidan Turner as Ross Poldark in the PBS remake of "Poldark."

Tuned In: Networks offer variety of shows for summer

Broadcast networks roll out summer series featuring murderous children, astronauts’ wives, animal attacks, comedies and reality shows.

2 days ago

 David Letterman ends his final broadcast of the "Late Show" after 33 years in late night television, 6,028 broadcasts, nearly 20,000 total guest appearances, 16 Emmy Awards and more than 4,600 career Top Ten Lists.

With no tears, David Letterman signs off after 33 years as late-night TV host

The end of “The Late Show with David Letterman” marks the end of an era in late night television.

3 days ago

 Bill Paxton stars as Sam Houston in "Texas Rising."

TV preview: History tells tale of 'Texas Rising'

After its success with "Hatfields & McCoys" and "The Bible," History again looks to history for its latest miniseries.

3 days ago

WQED to air 10 Memorial Day specials

The annual Memorial Day concert is a highlight of this week’s programming.

4 days ago

 Don Draper, played by Jon Hamm, didn't find much closure in the series finale of "Mad Men."

'Mad Men' finale mostly satisfying

AMC’s hit ended Sunday night with closure for just about all the main characters except Don.

5 days ago

 Jon Hamm portrays Don Draper in "Mad Men." The series will end tonight.

'Mad Men' finale aims to delight, confound

AMC’s “Mad Men,” which inspired the period drama craze that followed on broadcast and cable networks, wraps up its eight-year run tonight.

1 week ago


Questions answered about “Dog & Beth: On the Hunt” and TV shows on DVD.

1 week ago

 Stephen Colbert, successor to David Letterman come fall, takes a selfie with the host.

Old friends bid adieu as 'Late Show' host wraps it up

Including Wednesday’s show, David Letterman will have hosted 6,028 of his late-night broadcasts.

1 week ago

 Alicia Giove hopes to win a "MasterChef" apron when the Fox series debuts Wednesday.

Reality check: Penn Hills music teacher takes a shot at 'MasterChef'

Penn Hills music teacher Alicia Giove and 39 other contestants will vie for 20 regular spots on the program.

5 days ago

 The cast of "DC's Legends of Tomorrow," premiering midseason on The CW, includes from left, Arthur Darvill as Rip Hunter, Ciara Renee as Kendra/Hawkgirl, Victor Garber as Professor Martin Stein, Caity Lotz as White Canary, Brandon Routh as Ray Palmer/Atom, Wentworth Miller as Leonard Snart/Captain Cold, and Dominic Purcell as Mick Rory/Heat Wave.

Tuned in: The CW sticks with stability and another superhero series

Coming off its highest-rated season ever, The CW adds only one new show in the fall and holds its latest superhero series for midseason.

1 week ago

 "Supergirl" stars Melissa Benoist as Kara Danvers/Kara Zor-El.

Tuned In: CBS freshens up to attract younger viewers

CBS ends "CSI" with a TV movie and adds three dramas and two comedies to its fall prime-time lineup.

1 week ago

 This image released by Fox shows Mr. Burns, left, and his assistant Smithers, both voiced by Harry Shearer, in a scene from the long-running animated series, "The Simpsons." An escalating contract dispute suggests that Shearer may exit "The Simpsons," where he has voiced several of its characters since the Fox cartoon series debuted in 1989.

Harry Shearer, 'Simpsons' star, announces he's leaving the show

Shearer, who has been a part of the “Simpsons” cast since it made its debut in 1989, announced via Twitter that he was leaving the show.

1 week ago

 Matt Dillon as Ethan Burke in "Wayward Pines."

TV review: 'Wayward Pines' engrossing and spooky

Fox’s mysterious “Wayward Pines” gets off to a strong start and offers answers to its central mystery early, but is the answer good enough?

1 week ago

 The Muppets, including Kermit and Gonzo, are returning to ABC for a new prime-time TV series "The Muppets."

Tuned In: ABC makes few changes

Few changes and more time slot sharing highlight ABC’s stable fall 2015 schedule.

1 week ago

 Rose Tennent

Rose Tennent to host new conservative show on WPGP-AM

Ms. Tennent will host the 8-10 a.m. time slot, following Bill Bennett's "Morning in America" (6-8).

1 week ago

 Lucious (Terrence Howard, third from right) toasts his family in the "Devil Quotes Scripture" episode of "Empire" on Fox.

Tuned In: Fox's schedule solidifies 'Empire'

Fox ends “American Idol,” brings back “The X-Files” in January and builds a new Tuesday night in the fall.

1 week ago

 The next season of 'American Idol,' its 15th, will be its last, Fox announced today.

'American Idol' canceled after 15th season

The music reality show was once the most popular on U.S. television.

1 week ago

 From left, Laurie Holden as Dr. Hannah Tramble, Nick Gelfuss as Dr. Will Halstead, S. Epatha Merkerson as Sharon Goodwin in NBC's "Chicago Med."

Tuned In: NBC sets fall schedule

NBC shunts comedy to Friday, leaves “Blacklist” on Thursday in its fall 2015 schedule.

1 week ago

 The Arctic-set murder-mystery drama “Fortitude,” starring Stanley Tucci, marked relative newcomer cable network Pivot's first foray into expensive, scripted dramas when it debuted in January. A second season has been ordered.

Tuned In: When will TV's scripted series binge end?

The trend toward more scripted TV series may be reaching a tipping point but networks continue to clamor for these original series.

2 weeks ago

 Queen Latifah in "Bessie."

TV review: 'Bessie' biopic all music and little else

Great music is the highlight of this otherwise disappointing biopic of blues singer Bessie Smith.

2 weeks ago

 Mike LaPoint, former WPXI chief meteorologist, now on WOWT in Omaha, showed up on an episode of "Better Call Saul."


Questions answered about a familiar local TV news voice on “Better Call Saul,” the future of “Revolution” and “Cake Boss.”

2 weeks ago

Reality check: Beaver County youth football in the spotlight

Local teams tackle Esquire Network series “Friday Night Tykes”; “American Ninja Warrior” comes to Carrie Furnace May 22-24.

2 weeks ago

 Sam Waterston, Lily Tomlin, Jane Fonda and Martin Sheen in the Netflix Original Series "Grace and Frankie."

Tuned In: 'Grace and Frankie' disappoints on Netflix

Netflix falters with disappointing throwback “Grace and Frankie;” “Bates Motel” suffers from lame B and C plots.

2 weeks ago

 Singer-songwriter and actress Emily Kinney.

Music preview: Emily Kinney of 'The Walking Dead' turns her focus to music

The singer-songwriter, who once performed here as part of “August: Osage County,” plays a sold-out show at Club Cafe on Tuesday.

2 weeks ago

 Madison Routh, Christi Fitz, Mary “Mimi” Monger, Sophia Hoff, Shayla Hoff, Jennifer Routh and Lily Fitz are featured in an advertising campaign for Dove Beauty Bar.

Dove Mother's Day ad features four generations of Beaver County family

The spots, which run online and through social media, debuted about a week ago with the hashtag #BeautyStory in a run-up to the holiday.

2 weeks ago

KDKA hires Indiana meteorologist to replace retired Bowman

Ron Smiley arrives from the Fox affiliate in Indianapolis in late June.

2 weeks ago

 Charlie Batch played QB for the Steelers from 2002-12.

Ex-Steelers Batch, Hoke will replace Edmund Nelson on KDKA next season

The Steelers said nelson, a former defensive tackle with the team, is retiring from his TV duties.

2 weeks ago

 Grace Lee Whitney received a star in the Walk of Fame in Hollywood in 1991. She died Friday at the age of 85.

'Star Trek' actress Grace Lee Whitney dies at 85

Whitney played Yeoman Janice Rand in the first eight episodes before being written out of the series.

2 weeks ago

Remembering Orson Welles

Nearly 100 years after his birth, Orson Welles endures a sharp rise to fame and sharp fall from Hollywood grace to ultimately stay on top.

3 weeks ago

 Anne Reid (Celia) and Derek Jacobi (Alan) star in "Last Tango in Halifax," returning for its third season on PBS on June 28.


Questions answered about “Downton Abbey,” “Doc Martin,” WEPA and the Tuned In podcast.

3 weeks ago

 Former Steeler Hines Ward and Emma Slater whirl through an anniversary special dance on ABC's 'Dancing With The Stars."

Reality check: Hines Ward back on 'Dancing With Stars'

Former Steeler Hines Ward marches back into the “Dancing With the Stars” spotlight.

3 weeks ago

Comic-book artists' original Avengers pages exhibited at the ToonSeum

The exhibition starts at the beginning, with a page by Jack Kirby of the Marvel superheroes’ first appearance.

3 weeks ago

Tuned In: Poll looks favorably on Netflix

Voters in the Keep or Cancel poll pick a long-standing favorite series but give big props to a newer network.

3 weeks ago

WAMO DJ suspended after Freddie Gray social media post

A screenshot of an Instagram post -- since deleted -- showed a list of Freddie Gray's arrests for narcotics-related offenses.

3 weeks ago

 Michael Gambon and Julia McKenzie star in the HBO miniseries "The Casual Vacancy."

TV review: 'Casual Vacancy' a pleasant miniseries

HBO debuts the miniseries adaptation of J.K. Rowling’s “The Casual Vacancy,” a small town story with a too-quick conclusion.

3 weeks ago

 Betty White accepts the lifetime achievement award at the 42nd annual Daytime Emmy Awards at Warner Bros. Studios on Sunday, April 26, 2015, in Burbank, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

Lauer, DeGeneres team for racy Daytime Emmys opening

“The Young and the Restless” shared the best drama series award with “Days of Our Lives” on Sunday night.

3 weeks ago

 Jim Quinn

Jim Quinn on Latrobe station

Jim Quinn returns to limited airwaves with a weekday show.

2 weeks ago

 Christine Baranski on "The Good Wife."

TV Q & A

Questions answered about “Survivor,” “The Good Wife,” “Galavant” and a pregnant WTAE anchor.

4 weeks ago

NBC News: Brian Williams embellished stories many times

The investigation, led by NBC News senior executive producer Richard Esposito, may be a factor in network’s decision to rehire Mr. Williams.

4 weeks ago

 Wiz Khalifa's song from the “Furious 7” soundtrack is currently No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Wiz Khalifa will make 'SNL' debut May 2

Actress Scarlett Johansson will host the episode; Khalifa will be musical guest.

1 month ago

 Bradley Whitford, left, stars as Jonathan, Steve Coogan is Thom and Kathryn Hahn is Lee in Showtime's "Happyish."

Tuned In: Clever 'Happyish' may be too profane

Showtime’s “Happyish” explores some interesting media terrain beneath its profane facade; “Queens of Drama” embarrasses everyone involved.

1 month ago

Time Warner Cable loses one suitor while another’s in the wings

Comcast Corp. dropped its $45.2 billion deal, valued at about $158.82 a share, to buy Time Warner Cable on Friday.

1 month ago



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