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TV Q&A: 'Taxi Brooklyn' may not roll again

Questions answered about “Playing House,” “NBC Nightly News,” “Extant,” “Boston’s Finest” and WBGN.

about 11 hours ago


 Chris Jamison will head for the West Coast after the holidays in search of singing opportunities.

No place like home for Chris Jamison of 'The Voice'

The singer from Ross who made a splash on national TV is enjoying down time with his family before heading back to the West Coast.

1 day ago


 Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto helps as a carpenter installing doors with the city housing authority during his appearance on "Undercover Boss," which airs at 8:30 p.m. Sunday.

Tonight's 'Undercover Boss' appearance gives Mayor Peduto a new perspective

“Undercover Boss” gives Pittsburgh Mayor Peduto a new perspective on how to run a city.

1 day ago


 Elisha Cuthbert and Nick Zano star in "One Big Happy."

Tuned In: Networks roll out new shows for midseason

Broadcast networks plan for the new year, announcing new series premiere dates and series return dates, too.

2 days ago


 Martin Freeman plays one of the quirky characters in FX's "Fargo."

Best TV Show: 'Fargo'

With so much good TV, it's more difficult than ever to single out the truly great shows, although the No. 1 pick was an easy choice.

3 days ago


 Warner Bros.' "Middle-Earth: Shadows of Mordor."

Best Video Game: 'Shadow of Mordor'

With nothing new on the console front, 2014 was the year of games.

3 days ago


 Mary Robb Jackson.

KDKA's Mary Robb Jackson to retire

Longtime KDKA-TV reporter Mary Robb Jackson, who says her job has been the best ride of her life, will retire at the end of the year.

4 days ago


 Chris Jamison during finale of "The Voice."

Ross native Chris Jamison humbled by 'Voice' attention

As his star rises on “The Voice,” Pittsburgh’s Chris Jamison keeps his feet on the ground.

5 days ago


 Ross native Chris Jamison performs in the live finale of "The Voice" Monday night.

Pittsburgh's Chris Jamison finishes third in 'The Voice' competition

After three months on NBC's reality juggernaut, Mr. Jamison did not win "The Voice," but he certainly made a name for himself.

4 days ago


 "Elf: Buddy's Musical Christmas." Pictured, Buddy and Jovie.

TV review: 'Elf' won't become a holiday TV classic

The 2003 Will Ferrell film “Elf” gets remade as a one-hour animated musical, and the results disappoint.

5 days ago


 Three rings, priced at $200-$350, display iconic images from 'Sons of Anarchy" and are available online at thegreatfroglondon.com.

Shop Holiday: Gift suggestions for TV lovers

From “Sons of Anarchy” rings to books on “Downton Abbey,” there are plenty of options for television buffs.

5 days ago


 James D'Arcy and Chloe Sevigny starred in A&E's "Those Who Kill," which was canceled in June.

TV Q&A: Writer reveals what might have been for 'Those Who Kill'

Questions answered about “Those Who Kill,” “The Blacklist,” “Manhattan,” “Graceland,” “Survivor” and Brent Musberger.

1 week ago


 Chris Jamison of Ross, a finalist on "The Voice," performs Dec. 3 for the hometown crowd at Stage AE on the North Side.

Reality check: Pittsburgh’s Chris Jamison goes for the brass ring on 'The Voice'

At one point this week, Ross’ Chris Jamison had not one but two songs in the iTunes Top 10.

1 week ago


 Fireworks at Downtown's Light Up Night fireworks last month.

Fox News takes back not-so-‘sparkling’ report on Pittsburgh

As evidence of the “War on Christmas,” Fox cited Pittsburgh’s “Sparkle Day,” an outdated reference to the 1994-97 “Sparkle Season” campaign.

1 week ago


 Brian Van Holt portrays Capt. William Denninger in the Syfy miniseries "Ascension."

Tuned In: 'Ascension' goes off course; 'Secret Santa' lags

Syfy’s “Ascension” begins well but betrays its promise to be a “limited-event series” by the time it’s done; TLC’s “Secret Santa” bores.

1 week ago


 Michael Keaton stars as Riggan in "Birdman." Keaton has been nominated for a Golden Globe for best actor in a comedy or musical and the movie's director, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, has also been nominated. The movie garnered five other nominations: best supporting actor, actress, best original score, best director and best screenplay.

'Birdman' grabs 7 Golden Globe nominations, 'Foxcatcher,' 3

The annual awards, chosen by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, will be hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler on Jan. 11.

1 week ago


 Michael Keaton, left, and Edward Norton were nominated for Screen Actors Guild Awards Wednesday for their roles in "Birdman."

‘Birdman’ leads SAG nominations; Pittsburgh-filmed 'Foxcatcher' also honored

Pittsburgh native Michael Keaton earns a Screen Actors Guild Awards nomination for leading actor for his role in “Birdman.”

1 week ago


 Bing Crosby.

TV preview: 'Bing Crosby' special touches on Pirates ties

PBS’s “American Masters” re-discovers Bing Crosby for a 90-minute documentary and his son talks of Pittsburgh ties.

1 week ago


 PIttsburgh's Chris Jamison performs Monday night on NBC's "The Voice."

Pittsburgh's Chris Jamison moves on to 'The Voice' finale

The Ross man qualifies for next week's finale of NBC's "The Voice," as revealed Tuesday night on the live results show.

1 week ago


 From left, Tobias Menzies and Maggie Gyllenhaal starred in the SundanceTV original series "The Honorable Woman."

TV Q&A: Antenna is likely culprit for bad reception

Questions answered about Cloo, “The Honorable Woman” and “The Price Is Right.”

2 weeks ago


 Ross native Chris Jamison, a semifinalist on NBC's "The Voice," performs Wednesday night for a hometown crowd at Stage AE on the North Shore.

Reality check: Cranberry sisters give 'Dead Files' a hand

Butler County sisters help spirits “cross cover” on Travel Channel show.

2 weeks ago


 Courtney Benedetti just had to take "Tonight" host Jimmy Fallon to Primanti's in the Strip shortly before the show's launch.

Upper St. Clair native styles celebrities' hair for stage, screen, red carpet

Courtney Benedetti is head of the hair department for “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” and lists many other famous clients.

2 weeks ago


 Rebecca Romijn in TNT's "The Librarians."

Tuned In: TNT's 'Librarians' off to a slow start

Plus: WQED changes one of its subchannels; WTAE raises “Project Bundle-Up” funds.

2 weeks ago


 Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto goes undercover (pictured at right) for an episode of CBS's "Undercover Boss" airing Dec. 21.

Pittsburgh mayor Bill Peduto stars on CBS reality show 'Undercover Boss'

The mayor’s “Undercover Boss” episode was filmed this fall in a little less than a week.

2 weeks ago


 Henry Winkler on "Watch What Happens Live."

Steel City Con: Henry Winkler divides his time between acting career and helping kids

The actor best known for his role as The Fonz has authored many books and has been an advocate for children with learning challenges.

2 weeks ago


 Edison Elf and Murray himself in "How Murray Saved Christmas."

TV Review: 'How Murray Saved Christmas' is a rare, irreverent holiday special

From a writer of "The Simpsons" with music reminiscent of "Family Guy," an offbeat Christmas special debuts tonight on NBC at 8 p.m.

2 weeks ago


Cutting the cord and going Roku

Roku is a brave new world of streaming television and a lower cable bill.

2 weeks ago


CBS, Dish TV face Thursday deadline

Pittsburgh Dish subscribers might lose KDKA, The CW

2 weeks ago


Viewership slips on early morning newscasts

Early risers not wedded to TV news lately

2 weeks ago


 Vince Isoldi, of Collier, starred in A&E's "Godfather of Pittsburgh."

A&E pulls plug on 'Godfather of Pittsburgh'

The remaining “Godfather” episodes will be burned off at 12 and 1 p.m. Sunday beginning this weekend.

2 weeks ago


 "Toy Story That Time Forgot," is a new Christmas special featuring favorite characters from the "Toy Story" films.

TV review: 'Toy Story' short on ABC entertaining

A new “Toy Story” short on ABC serves as a welcome placeholder until the fourth film arrives in 2017.

2 weeks ago


 Ross Township's Chris Jamison will be performing live in his hometown.

Chris Jamison moves on to 'The Voice' semifinals, performs today at Stage AE

The Ross native will be at Stage AE for a free concert tonight at 6.

2 weeks ago


 Angie Harmon's character, Jane Rizzoli, has become pregnant in TNT's "Rizzoli & Isles."

TV Q&A: The TV character is pregnant, not the actress

Questions answered about “Longmire,” “Perception,” “Rizzoli & Isles,” “NCIS” and movies on TCM.

3 weeks ago


 NBC's "The Voice" has made Chris Jamison of Ross a literal rock star.

Reality Check: Chris Jamison of Ross makes it to 'The Voice' semifinals

Pittsburgh’s Chris Jamison is hitting high notes on NBC’s “The Voice.”

3 weeks ago


 Grumpy Cat stars "Grumpy Cat’s Worst Christmas Ever."

Tuned In: 'Grumpy Cat' movie feels like cheap rushed job

Lifetime takes a break from woman-in-jeopardy drama for a comedic holiday film starring Grumpy Cat; “It Takes a Choir” re-re-rescheduled.

3 weeks ago


 "Disney's A Christmas Carol" features the voices of Jim Carrey as Scrooge and Gary Oldman as Tiny Tim. It airs Dec. 5 at 6 p.m. on ABC Family.

Holiday TV shows: A complete guide to this season's specials

There’s something for everyone on this list of shows, running through Jan. 1

3 weeks ago


 The new Won't You Be My Neighbor website.

Cybertainment: Fred Rogers Company starts good neighborhood website

The Fred Rogers Company launches Won’t You Be My Neighbor site. YouTube will add Music Key music streaming service.

3 weeks ago


 Laurie Metcalf stars as Marjorie in "The McCarthys" and also appears in HBO's "Getting On."

More actors working double duty this season

TV networks are now more willing to share actors than they've ever been, with several performers pulling double duty as series regulars

3 weeks ago


 "A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving."

Essay: Thanksgiving movies stuffed with dreary drama

Thanksgiving in film and television: traffic jams, family dysfunction and ruined turkeys.

3 weeks ago


 A Lynn Hayes-Freeland feature on former anchor Patrice King Brown was a highlight during KDKA's most recent sweeps period newscasts.

TV employs fewer gimmicks during 'sweeps'

It’s easy to get swept up in sweeps stories, but local stations seem to be toning down their reports.

3 weeks ago


 Sean Michael Kyer is Agent Oscar and Millie Davis is Ms. O in "Odd Squad," premiering Wednesday on PBS Kids.

PBS goes into action with math-based 'Odd Squad'

The Fred Rogers Co. is involved in its first live-action series since “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” with PBS’s “Odd Squad.”

4 weeks ago


 "Odd Squad," a live-action series that will help kids ages 5-8 learn math, premieres Wednesday on PBS Kids with Sean Michael Kyer as Agent Oscar, left, Millie Davis as Ms. O, Dalila Bela as Agent Olive and Filip Gljo as Agent Otto. The Fred Rogers Company is a producer.

TV review: 'Odd Squad' assets add up to a good time

It’s hard not to wonder what Fred Rogers would think of the frantic “Odd Squad,” but taken on its own, this new kids show is a lot of fun.

4 weeks ago


TV Q&A: Actress wasn't series regular on 'Orange' at Emmy time

Questions answered about “Orange Is the New Black,” “The Young & The Restless,” “The Big Bang Theory” and ratings.

4 weeks ago


 Pittsburgh bride Paloma DeNardis went with 'new' on TLC's "Something Borrowed."

Reality Check: Jamison excels with 'Jealous' on 'The Voice'

Ross native Chris Jamison advances on NBC’s “The Voice”; Fox Chapel native Paloma DeNardis shares emotional day on TLC.

4 weeks ago


 Owen Benjamin, left, Steve Byrne and Dan Lauria in TBS's Pittsburgh-set sitcom "Sullivan & Son."

TBS cancels 'Sullivan & Son'

TBS cancels a Pittsburgh bar-set sitcom starring Hampton grad Steve Byrne after three seasons.

4 weeks ago


 Allison Williams is Peter Pan and Christopher Walken portrays Captain Hook in NBC's "Peter Pan Live!"

Tuned In: TV lights up holiday season with new programming

December’s reruns have been replaced with a boatload of pricey premieres to satisfy advertiser demand this holiday season.

1 month ago


 "Super Smash Bros." is now out on Wii U.

Game review: 'Super Smash Bros.' packed with frenzied fun

This super game for Wii U makes the latest “Smash Bros.” a worthy successor in the popular Nintendo series.

1 month ago


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