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 Stephen Colbert takes over "The Late Show" on CBS beginning Tuesday night.

TV preview: New 'Late Show' host Colbert coy about his game plan

Stephen Colbert keeps details quiet on how he’ll evolve ‘The Late Show,’ but expect more emphasis on news and politics.

about 10 hours ago


 Shown from left to right: Charles Edwards as Alfred Wood, Martin Clunes as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Arsher Ali as George Edalji. (C) Neil Genower/Buffalo Pictures and MASTERPIECE for ITV and MASTERPIECE MASTERPIECE Arthur & George Sundays, September 6 – 20, 2015 at 8pm ET Martin Clunes (Doc Martin) stars as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, creator of Sherlock Holmes, in a three-part MASTERPIECE Mystery! adaptation of a novel by Julian Barnes based on an actual event. Outraged by injustice to an Anglo-Indian solicitor, Doyle uses the methods of his own fictional detective to get at the truth. Also starring are Arsher Ali (The Missing), Charles Edwards (Downton Abbey), Hattie Morahan (The Bletchley Circle), and Art Malik (The Jewel in the Crown). Arthur & George airs on MASTERPIECE at the special time of 8pm ET on PBS. Shown from left to right: Charles Edwards as Alfred Wood, Martin Clunes as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Arsher Ali as George Edalji (C) Neil Genower/Buffalo Pictures and MASTERPIECE for ITV and MASTERPIECE This image may be used only in the direct promotion of MASTERPIECE. No other rights are granted. All rights are reserved. Editorial use only.

Tuned In: British star charms in PBS series 'Arthur & George'

“Doc Martin” star Martin Clunes takes on a new role as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

about 23 hours ago


 Dana Delany and Ron Perlman star in Amazon's "Hand of God."

TV review: Amazon’s 'Hand of God' pilot is a bit of a slog

Drama series is more good than great but it benefits from a talented cast and central mystery.

about 23 hours ago


 Vandergrift native Mia Z and Texan Luke Wade, both "The Voice" veterans, teamed up to record "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" to benefit the Susan G. Komen foundation.

'Voice' veterans sing to aid breast cancer research

Mia Z and Luke Wade team up to make music to help find a breast cancer cure and will perform tonight at Pittsburgh Winery.

1 day ago


 Fred Rogers pauses during a taping of his show "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood." Starting today, episodes of the children's show are available for the first time via Netflix.

Netflix picks up 'Neighborhood'

“Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” episodes are now available on Netflix.

3 days ago


 Penn Jillette after his recent weight loss.

TV Q&A: 'Resurrection,' 'Mad Men' and more

Questions answered about “Resurrection,” a “Mad Men” finale stunt and Penn Jillette’s appearance on “Jeopardy!”

4 days ago


 David Letterman, left, and Bobby Rahal, car owners for driver Oriol Servia, of Spain, talk before the 93rd running of the Indianapolis 500 auto race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis.

David Letterman struggling with love of racing after fatal crash

Retired late-night comedian and IndyCar team co-owner David Letterman re-examines his love of the sport following Justin Wilson's death.

1 week ago


MTV VMAs red-carpet show to live-stream virtual reality video

The digitally savvy will be able to enjoy a 360-degree, virtual-reality experience during the MTV Video Music Awards preshow.

4 days ago


 A Garamba National Park ranger carries an ivory tusk retrieved from a newly poached elephant.

Tuned In: Discovery, National Geographic return to serious science programming

Discovery Channel and National Geographic Channel, have reversed course in getting serious about science/natural history programming.

6 days ago


 WDBJ-TV7 anchor Chris Hurst, right, the boyfriend of slain news reporter Alison Parker, hugs meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner during the early morning newscast at WDBJ-TV7, in Roanoke, Va., today.

Memories, tears mark newscast a day after on-air shootings

The emotional crescendo of WDBJ-TV’s “Mornin’ ” show came when two anchors and a weatherman joined hands to mark a moment of silence.

1 week ago


 "The Carmichael Show" cast, from left, Jerrod Carmichael as Jerrod, Amber West as Maxine, David Alan Grier as Joe Carmichael and Loretta Devine as Cynthia Carmichael.

TV review: Topical humor gives 'The Carmichael Show' an edge

Better-than-expected “The Carmichael Show” embraces contemporary issues in politically incorrect ways.

1 week ago


 Edward Burns stars in "Public Morals."

TV review: 'Public Morals' benefits from wealth of characters

TNT continues to try to find a successful cop show, this time launching a 1960s-set drama from writer/actor Edward Burns.

1 week ago


 Penn State student Monica Ten Kate stars in ABC Family's "Monica the Medium."

TV Preview: The spirits speak to Penn State student Monica Ten-Kate

ABC Family’s “Monica the Medium” focuses on a Monica Ten-Kate, who says talking to dead people doesn’t make her “crazy,” just different.

1 week ago


 Cliff Curtis as Travis, and Kim Dickens as Madison in "Fear the Walking Dead."

TV Preview: 'Fear the Walking Dead' walks to its own drummer

“The Walking Dead” spawns a West Coast-set spinoff/prequel in “Fear the Walking Dead.”

1 week ago


TV Q&A

Questions answered about “The Following,” “Iron Chef America,” “Mad Men,” local news exhortations and nightcrawlers.

1 week ago


 Frank Ruzomberka adds toasted coconut to his Coconut Cream Pie at Grant Bar & Restaurant in Millvale.

Rick Sebak's new PBS shows, 'A Few Good Pie Places' and 'A Few Great Bakeries,' are good eats

Grant Bar & Restaurant and Minerva Bakery are among the good pie places and great bakeries in Rick Sebak’s latest TV specials.

1 week ago


 Let the baking begin! Judges Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry are back for PBS’s “The Great British Baking Show,” beginning Sept. 6.

Reality Check: PBS baking contest rises again

It’s ready, set, BAKE, as “The Great British Baking Show” returns on Sept. 6; Clairton’s Nora Hewitt avoids the ax on “Face Off.”

1 week ago


Pittsburgh's Hidden Treasures appraisal event on tap at Heinz History Center

More than 30 appraisers will assess the historical significance of items and provide a verbal assessment of their value on Aug. 30.

1 week ago


 From left, camera man Jay Maurer, plumber Richard Trethewey, director Thom Draudt and producer Heath Racela look over a take as Ask This Old House, a television show that does traveling home repairs, shoots a segment on thermostats in Sept. 2014 at the home of Peter and Suzanne Bird in Squirrel Hill.

TV expert helps with high gas bills

"Ask This Old House" episode featuring Squirrel Hill house to air next Saturday.

1 week ago


 Actor Terrence Howard attends an Aug. 13 hearing in which he is attempting to overturn a 2012 divorce settlement with ex-wife Michelle Ghent.

From witness chair, 'Empire's' Terrence Howard forced to confront past

The Oscar-nominated actor testifies about accusations of abuse against his ex-wife as he asks an L.A. court to undo his divorce settlement.

1 week ago


 Cliff Curtis as Travis, Kim Dickens as Madison, Alycia Debnam Carey as Alicia and Frank Dillane as Nick in "Fear the Walking Dead."

Tuned In: 'Fear the Walking Dead' off to good start

AMC’s “Fear the Walking Dead” shows promise and some concerns about how it could be too much like the original; “Survivor’s Remorse”

1 week ago


WESA adds BBC News in morning

WESA adds BBC World News Hour in the morning at 9 a.m., replacing repeat of NPR “Morning Edition.”

1 week ago


 Patrick Stewart stars in "Blunt Talk."

TV review: 'Blunt Talk' but little humor in new Starz comedy

Patrick Stewart is Walter Blunt, a Piers Morgan-like cable TV news star with multiple addictions and a wildly narcissistic personality.

2 weeks ago


 Fred Armisen and Bill Hader star in "Documentary Now!"

TV review: SNL comics team up for IFC's funny 'Documentary Now!'

A parody show starring Fred Armisen and Bill Hader lovingly mocks documentary films including “Grey Gardens” and “The Thin Blue Line.”

2 weeks ago


 Bud Yorkin

Obituary: Alan “Bud” Yorkin / TV producer was unafraid to tackle sensitive subjects

Over the course of his long career, Washington, Pa. native Alan “Bud" Yorkin won six Emmy Awards, a Peabody, a Sylvania and a Director's

2 weeks ago


 Jared Fogle, 37, became Subway’s pitchman after shedding more than 200 pounds as a college student

Feds: Ex-Subway pitchman Fogle sought sex acts with minors

The document released by prosecutors in Indianapolis said the allegations involve at least 12 minors who appeared in pornography.

2 weeks ago


 Western Pennsylvania native Joe Kenda

TV Preview: Detective Joe Kenda now shares cases with viewers

Western Pennsylvania native Joe Kenda recounts his past cases and adjusts to fame on Investigation Discovery’s “Homicide Hunter.”

2 weeks ago


 "Banshee" series co-creator Jonathan Tropper, left, discusses a scene with actor Antony Starr.

Vandergrift will miss the Cinemax series 'Banshee,' but it was a fun ride while it lasted

When it comes to making a show about Pennsylvania, there’s no place like shooting in Vandergrift.

2 weeks ago


 Neil Patrick Harris will host a variety show on NBC this fall.

Considered a winner, NBC still has much work ahead

The Peacock network won the season but with steep ratings declines; plans are ahead for new comedies, just not many this fall.

2 weeks ago


On 'Banshee,' expect the body count to rise

All in a day’s work for “Banshee”: there will be blood.

2 weeks ago


 In "Scandal," Kerry Washington's Olivia Pope continues to rebuild herself disaster after disaster.

A binge watcher's guide: TV shows to help you through the final lazy, hazy days of summer

Three Post-Gazette former interns give their take on the best end-of-summer TV binge watching.

2 weeks ago


 Kennedy's Ron Schmidt tackles the Devil Steps in the Pittsburgh finals of NBC's "American Ninja Warrior."

Reality check: Kennedy man moves forward on 'Warrior'

Pittsburgh’s “American Ninja Warrior” obstacle course is daunting, but Ron Schmidt qualified for the Las Vegas finals.

2 weeks ago


 he next five seasons of “Sesame Street” will premiere on HBO and its assorted platforms.

'Sesame Street' moving from PBS to HBO

Under a new five-year deal, the next five seasons of “Sesame Street” will premiere on HBO and its assorted platforms.

3 weeks ago


 Jack Coleman stars as HRG in "Heroes Reborn."

Tuned In: Why is NBC bringing “Heroes” back?

NBC is calling “Heroes Reborn” a 13-episode event series.

3 weeks ago


Programming director leaving WPXI

After 31 years on the job, Mark Barash is retiring from WPXI and PCNC, but he says he still plans to remain in the work force.

3 weeks ago


 Winona Ryder and Oscar Isaac star in HBO's "Show Me a Hero."

Tuned In: HBO debuts David Simon drama about public housing battles

Also, CBS shows have Pittsburgh ties and The CW plans ahead.

3 weeks ago


 Alex Neustaedter as Bram Bowman, Isabella Crovetti-Cramp as Grace Sullivan, Sarah Wayne Callies as Katie Bowman, Josh Holloway as Will Bowman in "Colony."

Press Tour: USA explores subjugation in ‘Colony’

“Lost” and “Walking Dead” alums face off against an alien-installed government.

3 weeks ago


 Kelli Williams stars in "Ties that Bind" on cable's Up network.

Tuned In: Cable's Up debuts family drama

Up joins the scripted series race with family/procedural hybrid “Ties that Bind” tonight; Stephen Colbert readies his CBS “Late Show.”

3 weeks ago


Nominations for the 33rd annual Mid-Atlantic Emmy awards announced

WTAE, KDKA lead regional Emmy list with 18 nominations apiece

3 weeks ago


 Stephen Colbert, Host, Executive Producer and Writer, THE LATE SHOW with STEPHEN COLBERT

PressTour: Stephen Colbert eager to get on CBS

The new “Late Show” host is tight-lipped about specifics of format.

3 weeks ago


 "Limitless," a new fast-paced drama.

Press Tour: CBS fall dramas “Limitless,” “Code Black” have Pittsburgh ties

One executive producer grew up in Squirrel Hill; the other went to medical school at the University of Pittsburgh

3 weeks ago


 Melissa Benoist stars as Kara Danvers aka Supergirl in the new action-adventure drama "Supergirl," premiering in October on CBS.

Tuned In: Will ‘Supergirl' come to the rescue with ratings?

CBS executives hope their newest superhero flies high in ratings; WTAE announces dates for the Project Bundle-Up online auction.

3 weeks ago


Tuned In: Hulu opts for weekly episode release

Will not follow Netflix model with new original episodes; “The Chair” and Jon Hamm take home TCA Awards.

3 weeks ago


 Michael Mosley, left, Kevin Bigley and Kevin Daniels in "Sirens," canceled by USA and unlikely to return on another network.

TV Q&A: Money is the root of all cancellations

Questions answered about “Sirens,” “In an Instant,” “The Jim Gaffigan Show,” weather coverage and WQED’s digital subchannels’ listings.

3 weeks ago


 New England Patriot Ron Gronkowski's party ship cruise will sail from Miami Feb. 19-22, 2016.

Theme cruises: Zombies, Def Leppard and Gronk

Zombies are on deck for upcoming themed cruises leaving ports in Florida next year.

3 weeks ago


Television Critics Association gives 'The Chair' top honors

The TCA announced its 2015 Awards winners which included shot-in-Pittsburgh docu-series "The Chair."

3 weeks ago


 Paige Spara stars as Audrey on ABC Family's "Kevin From Work."

Tuned in: ‘Kevin From Work' features Washington, Pa., native

Paige Spara, a 2008 graduate of Washington High School, portrays an office mate in an awkward work situation in a new ABC Family comedy.

3 weeks ago


 Beauty queen Mackenzie Bart, left, former wrestler Miller Robson and David "Cornbread" Collins are among those vying to become "America's Next Weatherman." TBS/

Reality check: TBS's 'Weatherman' a little cloudy now

The forecast for Funny or Die’s “America’s Next Weatherman”: predictable reality show drama with occasional periods of laughter.

3 weeks ago


 The author, Steve Hansen, left, and Jimmy (Roachman) Roach in their heyday at WDVE.

First Person: The Roachman retires

He broke the rules and redefined rock ’n roll radio in Pittsburgh.

3 weeks ago


 Ted Danson and Patrick Wilson star in season two of "Fargo."

Press Tour: FX’s ‘Fargo’ goes back to the ‘70s

The anthology’s second season, starring Ted Danson and Patrick Wilson, explores new crimes through new characters.

3 weeks ago


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