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Responses to questions about “Downton Abbey,” “Face Off,” “Longmire” and a reporter on WPXI.

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 Mt. Lebanon's Danny Johnson solves the riddle of Snake Crossing on NBC's "American Ninja Warrior" during the broadcasdt from the Carrie Furnace.

Reality check: Locals forge ahead on ‘Ninja's' Pittsburgh course

Pittsburgh athletes conquer the “American Ninja Warrior” course on the first night of the competition at the Carrie Furnace in Swissvale.

1 day ago

 Shark expert, Greg Skomal comes face to face with a tiger shark off Florida.

Tuned In: The sharks are back on Discovery Channel

Shark-themed programs compete for viewer attention on two cable networks beginning Sunday; “Ellen” moves to WTAE this fall.

2 days ago

Cable's Reelz picks up Miss USA pageant after NBC pulls out

NBC dropped out last week, citing pageant co-owner Donald Trump's derogatory comments about immigrants.

2 days ago

Miss Universe defections rise

More fallout in the Miss USA pageant: co-host Cheryl Burke leaves, Donald Trump calls NBC “weak”

4 days ago

WPXI to air lottery

Pennsylvania Lottery results move to WPXI.

4 days ago

 Nonso Anozie, left, portrays Abraham Kenyatta and James Wolk is Jackson Oz on the CBS drama "Zoo," based on the book by James Patterson.

TV review: 'Zoo' should have stayed behind bars

Animals begin attacking humans in CBS’s preposterous, unintentionally funny summer drama “Zoo.”

5 days ago

 Donald Trump speaks June 16 at Trump Tower in New York.

NBCUniversal cuts ties with Trump after 'derogatory' comments about Mexicans

The real estate mogul is one of many contenders for the GOP nomination for president.

5 days ago

 Camera crews wait for a contestant with the remains of the Carrie Furnace lit in the background during filming of "American Ninja Warrior" last month.

Carrie Furnace stars as locale of reality TV show

“American Ninja Warrior” uses the former blast furnace as a backdrop.

1 week ago

 Allison McAtee

TV Preview: Insiders liked what they saw in Allison McAtee

The Western Pennsylvania native and University of Pittsburgh grad is now a series regular on OWN’s “The Haves and the Have Nots.”

1 week ago


Questions answered about a WTAE anchor’s name change, “Person of Interest,” “Longmire” and “Cash Cab.”

1 week ago

Reality check: Contestants continue to rough it 'Alone'

On “Alone,” the outdoorsmen encounter more mountain lions and bears and slugs, oh my.

1 week ago

Comedy Central streams 'Daily Show' marathon

Every episode of “The Daily Show” hosted by Jon Stewart will be shown on Comedy Central’s website leading up to his last day.

1 week ago

 Gemma Chan portrays a synthetic robo-servant in the new AMC series "Humans" premiering Sunday.

Tuned In: AMC’s 'Humans' explores the impact of artificial intelligence

British co-production has the feel of a BBC America series more than that of a homegrown AMC program.

1 week ago

WQED celebrates the Fourth

Independence Day programming is front and center on WQED.

1 week ago

 Rami Malek as Elliot in "Mr. Robot."

TV review: 'Mr. Robot' Delves into darkness

USA’s intriguing new drama introduces a “Dexter”-like lead character but its pilot doesn’t provide many clues for what will follow.

1 week ago

Obituary: Danny Villanueva / Played pro football, founded Univision

He was known as a gregarious, friendly executive. Unless his principles were crossed.

1 week ago

 Pianist Nick Barilla, of Point Breeze, and guitarist Andrew Radick, of Mars, practice before performing for the "American Idol" producers this morning in Schenley Plaza.

More than 500 show up for 'American Idol' auditions in Oakland

The bus tour is a smaller version of the main audition tour and is intended to enable producers to hear more potential contestants.

1 week ago

 Dwayne Johnson and John David Washington in "Ballers."

TV reviews: HBO's 'Ballers' funny, but 'The Brink' silly

HBO debuts two new comedies tonight that couldn’t be more different in tone.

2 weeks ago

 Aidan Turner as Ross Poldark and Heida Reed as Elizabeth.Poldark in "Poldark." Sundays, June 21 - August 2, 2015 on "Masterpiece on PBS."

TV reviews: Two period series debut on PBS on Sunday nights

A 1780s swashbuckler and a World War I field hospital drama join PBS’s Sunday night schedule for the summer.

2 weeks ago

TV Q&A: Get used to digital subchannels such as Channel 2.2

Questions answered about KDKA’s Decades channel, Bob Beckel of “The Five” and Hallmark Channel’s “The Good Witch”

2 weeks ago

 Greensburg native Janel Koloski has made it to the finals in Travel Channel's online series "Travel Channel Star."

Reality check: Greensburg woman in final 5 for Travel Channel show

A self-described “nerdy and relatable” Greensburg woman gets her shot at a Travel Channel prize.

2 weeks ago

 Ralph Roberts

Obituary: Ralph Roberts / Founder of cable giant Comcast

He built Comcast from a small cable TV system in Mississippi into an entertainment and communications behemoth.

2 weeks ago

Obituary: Jack Rollins / Legendary talent manager who had long comedy client list

Along the way, he helped create the role of the modern show business manager.

2 weeks ago

 Taylor Kitsch stars in season two of "True Detective" as California Highway Patrol officer Paul Woodrugh.

Tuned In: HBO's 'True Detective' goes over the top

A media sensation when its first season aired early last year, “True Detective” returns Sunday for a tricky-to-pull-off second act.

2 weeks ago

 Kendall Vertes

Resume: A newsmaker you should know / Kendall Vertes takes it in stride as star of 'Dance Moms'

The 12-year-old from Penn Township is temporarily living in Los Angeles while filming the show and video of her new single.

2 weeks ago

 Brian Williams, former anchor and managing editor of "NBC Nightly News."

Suspended Brian Williams won't return as 'NBC Nightly News' anchor

Williams has reached a tentative agreement that he would stay on at NBC but would assume a different role.

2 weeks ago

 Jason O'Mara portrays a doctor whose life is changed when he witnesses a drive-by shooting in "Complications."

TV review: 'Complications' is mired in implausibility

In a new USA cable drama, a devoted doctor gets caught between rival gangs as he tries to save a boy injured in a drive-by shooting.

2 weeks ago

 Yvonne Strahovski and Wilson Bethel portray Rene and Scott Carpenter on the new ABC drama "The Astronaut Wives Club," based on the book by Lily Koppel.

TV review: 'Astronaut Wives Club' begins with complicated launch

Get ready to play a memory match game with the confusing pilot episode of ABC's new period drama.

2 weeks ago

 Plum Boro's Dustin Feher will be trying to outlast nine other men as they face the trials of the wild on History's "Alone."

Plum man battles other survivalists on 'Alone'

Plum man tries to make it “Alone” on History show.

2 weeks ago

 Jim Krenn is back on morning radio.

Jim Krenn back on morning radio

The longtime radio host will host the morning show on Q92.9/WLTJ-FM (92.9) starting July 6.

2 weeks ago

 Jennifer Beals stars in "Proof," on TNT.

TV review: 'Proof' just a throwback to earlier TNT dramas

Jennifer Beals stars in “Proof” as a cynical doctor tasked with proving the existence of the afterlife.

2 weeks ago

 WPXI-TV reporter Timyka Artist

WPXI's Timyka Artist expected to leave for anchor post in Cincinnati

The reporter is on-air here until June 26.

2 weeks ago

 WESA general manager DeAnne Hamilton began her tenure at the station in October 2011.

WESA general manager to leave station in July

DeAnne Hamilton helped launch locally produced programs and series, including the signature "Essential Pittsburgh."

2 weeks ago

TV Q&A: Departed reporter, 'Homicide Hunter' and future of 'Sherlock'

Questions answered about a departed WTAE reporter, a current Channel 4 anchor and the future of PBS’s “Sherlock.”

3 weeks ago

 The summer season of LIfetime's "Dance Moms" moves the action from Penn Hills to Los Angeles, with a lineup of Maddie Ziegler, JoJo Siwa, Nia Frazier, Mackenzie Ziegler, Kalani Hilliker and Kendall Vertes."

Reality check: 'Dance Moms' takes LA by storm

It’s a new city but the same problems as “Dance Moms” debuts its West Coast swing.

3 weeks ago

 Mr Norrell (Eddie Marsan) and The Gentleman (Marc Warren) in BBC America's "Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell."

Tuned In: BBC's 'Strange' an unusual period drama

BBC America introduces 19th-century magicians in “Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell” and Syfy explores “Dark Matter” in its new space show.

3 weeks ago

'American Idol' auditions coming to Oakland June 22

Open call auditions will be held in Schenley Plaza, 4100 Forbes Ave., Oakland at 7 a.m., June 22.

3 weeks ago

 Jill Kargman plays a fictionalized version of herself in "Odd Mom Out," on Bravo.

TV review: 'Odd Mom Out'

Bravo’s “Odd Mom Out” scores laughs at the expense of the wealthy, making it an ideal companion to the “Real Housewives.”

4 weeks ago

 Kristin Chenoweth will host the Tony Awards.

What to watch for while watching the Tonys

The ceremony honoring Broadway’s best airs live at 8 tonight on CBS.

4 weeks ago

 James Norton as vicar Sidney Chambers and Robson Green as Inspector Geordie Keating star in "Masterpiece: Mystery! Grantchester," which PBS will likely renew for a second season.


Questions answered about “Grantchester,” “CSI: Cyber” and “General Hospital.”

4 weeks ago

 Melissa George, the star of “Heartbreaker,” is pregnant, so NBC has taken show off the fall schedule.

NBC swaps ‘Chicago Med’ for ‘Heartbreaker’ due to Melissa George’s pregnancy

Because the Melissa George, the star of “Heartbreaker” is pregnant, NBC will replace that show on its fall schedule with “Chicago Med.”

4 weeks ago

 Brian J. Smith and Tuppence Middleton in a scene from Netflix's "Sense8."

Tuned In: Challenging 'Sense8' plods along

Netflix’s “Sense8” is not so sensational but next week’s return of “Orange Is the New Black” gives reason for TV fans to rejoice.

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