TV & Radio


WQED-TV shows to focus on veterans

The programming leading to Veterans Day begins Sunday with “Long Road Home: Tony’s Story,” followed by five more shows.

about 17 hours ago


 Frances McDormand and Richard Jenkins star in HBO's "Olive Kitteridge."

Tuned In: Attention to detail helps 'Olive Kitteridge'

The slow TV movement gets a boost from HBO’s character-driven miniseries “Olive Kitteridge;” WPCB adds digital subchannel.

about 17 hours ago


TV review: 'McCarthys' has oldie-moldy feel

Genial new CBS sitcom "The McCarthys" has some strong comedic moments but falters with stale stereotypes.

1 day ago


TV review: PBS's Craft in America' focuses on veterans

The PBS series “Craft in America” has put together a thoughtful program in “Service,” which focuses on veterans.

2 days ago


KDKA anchorwoman Kimberly Gill headed to Detroit

Ms. Gill, who arrived in Pittsburgh three years ago after a stint with WEWS in Cleveland, anchors her last Pittsburgh newscast Nov. 7.

2 days ago


'Even This I Get to Experience': Television is all in the family for Norman Lear

Norman Lear’s autobiography is short on deep-dive details from the TV trenches, but full of entertaining stories from his life beyond TV.

5 days ago


The Game Guy: Play these spooky games with the lights off

A medium that can deliver screams of terror comparable to a Wes Craven movie is the video game.

5 days ago


 Don Johnson, left, has starred in a number of TV series since "Miami Vice,' including "Nash Bridges" and "From Dusk Till Dawn," while Philip Michael Thomas hasn't had an acting role since 2006, according to IMDB.com. Don Johnson and Philip Michael Thomas in an undated publicity handout photo from "Miami Vice. PUBLISHED CAPTION: Don Johnson, left, and Philip Michael Thomas in ?Miami Vice,? one of the reruns that will launch the new cable channel Sleuth. Original Filename: Miami Vice.tif

TV Q&A: 'Miami Vice' stars have gone separate ways

Questions answered on “Signed, Sealed, Delivered,” “The Real Housewives” and fewer episodes of cable shows.

5 days ago


 Fox Chapel native Garrett Morosky is in the running to become a "Price Is Right" model.

Reality check: Friends gather to watch Ross man on 'The Voice'

Ross Township man’s journey on “The Voice” leads to a crowded house.

6 days ago


 The two-part miniseries "Death Comes to Pemberley" stars Matthew Rhys as Darcy and Anna Maxwell Martin as Lizzy. It will air on PBS on Sunday and Nov. 2.

TV review: 'Pemberley' missing sparks of earlier PBS series

The sequel to Jane Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice” is missing the spark of the earlier PBS miniseries.

6 days ago


 Matt Ryan as John Constantine in the new series "Constantine."

Tuned In: NBC turns to another comic book hero

Special effects overwhelm character in the rejiggered pilot for NBC’s comic book adaptation “Constantine.”

1 week ago


Cybertainment: Seinfeld's back in the car

Jerry Seinfeld’s “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee” is back for a fifth season. USC study monitors daily rhythms of Internet usage.

1 week ago


Radio notes: 'Thin Man Returns'

Mystery is in the air for “The Thin Man Comes to Pittsburgh.”

1 week ago


 (Clockwise) Lil Rel Howery, Jermaine Fowler, Josh Rabinowtiz, The Lucas Bros., Kevin Barnett and Jennifer Bartels of truTV's "Friends of the People," a new sketch comedy series.

Revamped TruTV aims to be a fun ride

TruTV leaves its Court TV past behind and embarks on a recalibration to become a destination for comedy fans.

1 week ago


 A&E's "Godfather of Pittsburgh" features Vince Isoldi and his family.

'Godfather of Pittsburgh' to premiere Nov. 10 on A&E

Eight one-hour episodes will feature Vince Isoldi, his wife, Carla, sons Enzo, Adolfo and Romero and father-in-law Junior Williams.

1 week ago


 Chris Evans, right, leads a band of have-nots in the dystopian thriller, "Snowpiercer" available on video on demand.

Video on demand is ramping up marketing

Coming soon to a laptop near you: the latest blockbuster movie?

1 week ago


 Jim Longworth (portrayed by Matt Passmore) was shot on his wedding day to Callie Cargill (Kiele Sanchez) on “The Glades,” which A&E canceled before resolving its cliffhanger.

TV Q&A: Who shot Jim Longworth on 'The Glades'?

Questions answered about “The Glades,” “The Sound of Music Live” and “Ripper Street.”

1 week ago


 Pleasant Hills resident Drew Talbot, shown in the "Beautiful Disaster" episode, is still is still in the running on Syfy's "Face Off."

Reality Check: Pleasant Hills resident enjoys ‘Face Off' challenge

“Face Off” showcases Pleasant Hills’ Drew Talbot, others with local ties; Ross’ Chris Jamison kills it on “The Voice.”

1 week ago


NPR's 'Wait, Wait ... Don’t Tell Me' show in Pittsburgh airs this weekend

Taped Thursday at the Benedum Center, the hour-long show featured Pittsburgh native Jeff Goldblum as the home-grown celebrity guest.

1 week ago


 Viola Davis in "How to Get Away With Murder, " the new TV season'' biggest hit.

Tuned In: Looking at hits, misses of the new season

It’s more difficult than ever to judge prime-time winners and losers, but we look at the performance of the fall season’s newcomers.

2 weeks ago


 John Carroll Lynch attends the premiere screening of FX's "American Horror Story: Freak Show."

John Carroll Lynch lands juicy role in 'Freak Show'

Getting to know Twisty the Clown from FX's "American Horror Story: Freak Show."

2 weeks ago


 A Time Warner Cable office is pictured in San Diego on Wednesday. Time Warner Inc.'s HBO will launch a standalone online streaming service next year to make hit shows such as "Game of Thrones" available to people who do not subscribe to cable television.

HBO Go will stand on its own as Internet TV rises

So, is this the end of pay-TV as we know it? As many as 10 million U.S. households are now broadband-only.

2 weeks ago


 Ken Marino as Jake, Casey Wilson as Annie in "Marry Me."

TV Review: 'Marry Me' gets off to a funny start

“Marry Me” owes a debt to the late “Happy Endings” as “Marry Me” attempts to succeed where “Happy Endings” failed.

2 weeks ago


BBC Radio documentary explores August Wilson's Pittsburgh and plays

British actor Lenny Henry came to Pittsburgh to conduct interviews and see the city that shaped the late playwright’s life and work.

2 weeks ago


 Gina Rodriguez as Jane and Andrea Navedo as Xiomara in "Jane the Virgin."

TV Review: 'Jane the Virgin' serves up comic melodrama

Like the telenovela-inspired “Ugly Betty,” The CW’s telenovela remake “Jane the Virgin” relies on a fizzy mix of comedy and melodrama.

2 weeks ago


TV Q&A: TLC renews 'Myrtle Manor'

Questions answered about “The Newsroom,” “Welcome to Myrtle Manor” and local weather branding.

2 weeks ago


 In this Sept. 22, 2014 photo, Tommy Chong performs with Peta Murgatroyd on the celebrity dance competition series "Dancing With the Stars" in Los Angeles. The Nielsen company admitted Friday to errors dating back to March in its measurement of television viewing. CBS research chief David Poltrack said his network became suspicious upon looking at ratings for “Dancing With the Stars” on Sept. 22.

Nielsen admits to errors in TV measurement

The Nielsen company blamed a software glitch for errors in its television ratings system.

2 weeks ago


Reality check: It's back to Wasilla with new MTV series

MTV unveils plans for new show, “Slednecks.” It’s set in Alaska and sounds pretty much like what you’d expect.

2 weeks ago


 Dominic West as Noah and Ruth Wilson as Alison in "The Affair."

TV review: 'The Affair' delivers creative storytelling

Showtime’s engrossing “The Affair” offers a fresh storytelling approach; “The Walking Dead” returns, offers a rare moment of happiness.

3 weeks ago


Embrace digital content, PBS chief tells WQED

Paula Kerger, speaking at the final 2014 WQED Multimedia public board meeting said education is at the center of everything PBS creates.

3 weeks ago


‘Pittsburgh From the Water’ flows by pleasantly enough

WQED Multimedia program takes viewers on a smooth, watery trip.

3 weeks ago


 Cristela Alonzo stars in "Cristela," a family comedy loosely based on her life and stand-up routine.

TV Review: ‘Cristela’ better than average

A winning lead star and her reactions raise ABC’s “Cristela” above its otherwise typical family sitcom trappings.

3 weeks ago


 Matt Lauria and Nick Jonas star on DIRECTV’s original drama series "Kingdom."

TV review: 'Kingdom' reaches out to dudes

In an attempt to woo both genders, DirecTV blends MMA fighting with soapy storylines in the appealing “Kingdom.”

3 weeks ago


 Warner Bros.' "Middle-Earth: Shadows of Mordor" is one of the best reviewed video games.

Game review: 'Shadows of Mordor' one of year's best

Using the gold standard of the video game action genre, the story is set between the times of “The Hobbit” and “The Lord of the Rings.”

3 weeks ago


 Grant Gustin as "The Flash."

TV Review: 'The Flash'

The CW’s “The Flash” is the feel-good superhero show of the new TV season.

3 weeks ago


 From left, John Doman as Carmine Falcone, Camren Bicondova as Selina Kyle, Jada Pinkett Smith as Fish Mooney, Robin Lord Taylor as Oswald Cobblepot and Cory Michael Smith as Edward Nygma in "Gotham."

TV previews: TV hopes to copy big screen’s superhero success

Moviegoers who are tired of superhero movie overkill won’t find much escape on the broadcast networks this fall.

3 weeks ago


TV Q&A: Morning news is too cute, says viewer

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


 Claire Danes returns as Carrie Mathison in season four of "Homeland."

Tuned in: 'Homeland' reborn without Brody

The death of Brody breathes new life into Showtime’s “Homeland” as Carrie runs operations abroad in season four.

3 weeks ago


 Firefighter Matthew Onyshko, a Brighton Heights resident and North Catholic High School graduate, appeared on The Ellen show with his wife, Jessica.

Pittsburgh firefighter with ALS appears on 'Ellen DeGeneres Show'

Firefighter Matthew Onyshko, a Brighton Heights resident, appeared on the show with his wife, Jessica.

4 weeks ago


 Dave Filoni, Pittsburgh native, Steelers fan and executive producer of "Star Wars: Rebels."

Tuned In: Pittsburgh native delves into 'Star Wars' lore

The Force is with Dave Filoni and he delves deeper into “Star Wars” lore in the new animated series “Rebels.”

4 weeks ago


WQED Multimedia cuts jobs, trims hours of some workers

WQED Multimedia ends fiscal year by cutting staff and reducing hours of five staffers, including producer and host Chris Moore.

4 weeks ago


 Cristin Milioti as Zelda and Ben Feldman as Andrew in "A to Z."

TV reviews: Expect laughs from some debuts, groans from others

Comedies "A to Z" and "Survivor's Remorse" hit their mark; "Bad Judge" and "Mulaney" fall short.

4 weeks ago


 Maggie Q and Dylan McDermott) star in "Stalker" on CBS.

TV reviews: Both 'Stalker' and 'Gracepoint' horrify in their own way

More women in jeopardy as entertainment on CBS’s “Stalker;” Fox remakes BBC America’s “Broadchurch” as “Gracepoint.”

1 month ago


 "All of this is happening and it’s just crazy,” said Chris Jamison, 20, of Ross.

Ross singer's soul rings true with judges on 'The Voice'

Pittsburgher Chris Jamison, a North Hills graduate, makes a splash on “The Voice” after getting his start in music locally.

1 month ago


WQED Multimedia cuts jobs, cuts back some workers' hours

Citing a decline in state and federal support, WQED axes three full-time staffers and one part-timer.

1 month ago


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