TV & Radio

 Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman in "Doctor Who."

Next phase of 'Doctor Who' debuts

The Capaldi Era of the 50-year-old sci-fi series begins with the season eight premiere tonight on BBC America.

about 14 hours ago

Reality check: 'Utopia' sounds anything but

“Utopia’s” cast of pioneers is released. These people are going to create a new society?

about 14 hours ago

 Gary Fischer, John Simm, Mira Sorvino, James Frain and Millie Brown in 'Intruders."

Tuned In: 'Intruders' a tough nut to crack

BBC America debuts the puzzling, clear-as-mud “Intruders”; Nielsen dishes data on Pittsburgh TV viewers.

1 day ago

 Leonard Nimoy, second from left, guest starred as himself in "The Simpsons" episode "Marge Vs. the Monorail."

Today's Springfield Moment ...

Things get spacey when guest star Leonard Nimoy drops by Springfield in “The Simpsons” episode “Marge Vs. the Monorail.”

1 day ago

 Bart Simpson.

FXX to air every 'Simpsons' episode ever

Ay carumba! A 552-episode “Simpsons” marathon starts Thursday on FXX.

3 days ago

 "Game of Thrones," with stars Natalie Dormer and Jack Gleeson, is a winner of 2014 Creative Arts Emmys in editing, makeup, costumes and visual effects.

2014 Emmy Awards nominees and winners

Winners are marked with an “X” on the PG list of major-category nominees for the Primetime Emmys.

6 days ago

 Tim Gunn.

TV Q&A: Sweeps ratings absolutely matter

Sweeps ratings mean a lot to TV stations competing for advertising dollars.

6 days ago

 Peters Township "mystifier" Mike Super freaks out "America's Got Talent" judge Mel B.

Reality check: Young pianist fails to get enough votes on 'America's Got Talent'

Contestants Adrian Romoff and Mike Super are out in the quarterfinal round.

1 week ago

Sally Wiggin to be inducted into state broadcasters hall of fame

Longtime Pittsburgh broadcaster Sally Wiggin will be inducted into the Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame in the spring.

1 week ago

 Daniel Tiger meets his new baby sister on "Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood."

Tuned In: New Tiger joins 'Neighborhood'

“Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood” returns for season two with a new character named after Fred Rogers’ mentor; SEC Network arrives on Comcast.

1 week ago

 Taylor Schilling portrays in inmate in the women's prison series "Orange is the New Black" a streaming series on Netflix.

TV discovers prison isn't such a confining setting

At least three current shows have found a home, at least partly, in the grim penitentiary setting.

1 week ago

WDZZ-AM up for sale

WDDZ-AM is part of the station group up for sale by Radio Disney network.

1 week ago

 Lisa Loring, who portrayed Wednesday Addams on "The Addams Family," will be at the Horror Realm convention this weekend.

Horror Realm will be a-haunting this weekend

Zombies, monsters and Addamses walk among the faithful for a weekend of thrills and chills in Bethel Park.

1 week ago

 Among the cast of "Heartbreakers" on Investigation Discovery are Christopher Knight, left, Tracey Gold and Anthony Sabato Jr.

Tuned In: Cheesy real-crime series 'Heartbreakers' debuts

Investigation Discovery’s “Heartbreakers,” stars ‘80s and ‘90s prime-time stalwarts re-creating tales of real-life crimes.

1 week ago

 Pittsburgh chef Elise Wims will be on NBC's "Food Fighters."

Local chef snags celebrity role on 'Food Fighters'

Pittsburgh chef and former “Hell’s Kitchen” standout Elise Wims returns to TV tonight with NBC’s “Food Fighters.”

1 week ago

 Sean Bean stars as an undercover agent in TNT's "Legends."

Tuned In: Sean Bean is believable in 'Legends'

Actor Sean Bean, killed off in HBO’s “Game of Thrones” and ABC’s “Missing,” gets to live as the hero in TNT’s “Legends.”

1 week ago

Local Emmy nominations announced

WTAE-TV and KDKA-TV lead local stations with 25 Mid-Atlantic Emmy nominations each.

1 week ago

 David Shiffman works to control a lemon shark in the Florida Everglades prior to tagging and measuring. Because of his savvy knowledge of sharks, the biologist and Mt. Lebanon High grad has gained a large following on Twitter.

Mt. Lebanon native jaws at Discovery’s Shark Week

Shark Week is ready to chomp down on the nation’s TV screens again this week. And that means David Shiffman is sharpening his harpoon.

1 week ago

Cultural changes in attitude toward TV

A CBS survey of 700 people in the U.S. last year found that 28 percent said they’re watching more television.

1 week ago

 Jayma Mays stars as Debbie in "The Millers," which CBS has renewed for the 2014-15 TV season.

TV Q&A: Why haven't we seen more shots of Pittsburgh?

Answers to questions about the fate of CBS’s “Intelligence,” “The Crazy Ones” and “The Millers.”

1 week ago

 "Swissvale's Gwen Crew was eliminated on the most recent challenge of "Face Off."

Reality Check: Ohio Township woman competes on 'Broken Skull'

The “Office Lady” toughs it out on CMT’s “Broken Skull Challenge.”

2 weeks ago

 Claire Randall (Caitriona Balfe), Jamie Fraser (Sam Heugan), Rupert MacKenzie (Grant O'Rourke) in "Outlander."

Tuned In: 'Outlander' goes from page to small screen

Starz debuts a sometimes slow, often talky fantasy romance, “Outlander;” WQED drops “The Lawrence Welk Show” reruns.

2 weeks ago

WQED picks up $10,000 donation

WQED’s former president and CEO George Miles stopped by the board meeting Thursday to present a $10,000 check from Wesco to the station.

2 weeks ago

  Andre Holland, Michael Angarano, Clive Owen, Louis Butelli, Eve Hewson, Eric Johnson in "The Knick."

Soderbergh moves to Cinemax with bloody drama 'The Knick'

Cinemax moves on from action-adventure with the bloody, period hospital drama "The Knick" directed by Steven Soderbergh.

2 weeks ago

 LeVar Burton in TNT's "Perception."

Steel City Con brings pop culture icons to Pittsburgh

From Aug. 8-10, some of pop culture’s most beloved characters will gather to meet fans at the Monroeville Convention Center.

2 weeks ago

Longtime radio hosts Jack Bogut and Bill Cardille say farewell

Mr. Bogut, a broadcaster for 60 years, and Mr. Cardille, with a mere 57 years experience, signed off from WJAS on Wednesday.

2 weeks ago

 Dwayne Johnson plays Hercules in the recent "Hercules" film from Paramount Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures.

Commentary: Nostalgia economy sets back television

Sequels, reboots and our penchant for nostalgia are threatening the small screen, and TV lovers everywhere should be concerned.

2 weeks ago

 CBS's new summer series "Extant" is a mystery thriller starring Academy Award-winner Halle Berry as Molly Woods, a female astronaut trying to reconnect with her family after returning from a year in outer space.

Halle Berry's 'Extant' finale bumped up a week

“Extant’ will air its Season 1 finale on Sept. 17 at 10 p.m., rather than Sept. 24.

2 weeks ago

 Actress Cheryl Hines walks across a lawn to the tent where her wedding to Robert F. Kennedy Jr. took place in Hyannis Port, Mass. on Saturday.

RFK Jr., actress Hines wed at Kennedy compound

Robert Kennedy Jr. and "Curb Your Enthusiasm" actress Cheryl Hines are now husband and wife.

2 weeks ago

 Pitt professor Joel Brady swings through the Denver regionals of NBC's summer hit show, "American Ninja Warrior."

Pitt's 'vampire professor' competes on 'Ninja Warrior'

University of Pittsburgh professor Joel Brady climbs to new heights on the NBC summer hit “American Ninja Warrior.”

2 weeks ago

 Stacy Keach in "Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer" on CBS in 1983.

TV Q&A: What shows are 'On Demand' is a sensitive subject

Questions answered about “The Amazing Race,” “CSI:NY” and the local rollout of Verizon’s FiOS TV.

2 weeks ago

Reality Check: Annual Pittsburgh treasure hunt at History Center Aug. 17

“Pittsburgh’s Hidden Treasures” expects to draw a big crowd — and antiques — to Heinz History Center.

3 weeks ago

Jane Pauley to fill in on CBS morning news shows in August

Jane Pauley will fill in Aug. 10 for Charles Osgood on “CBS News Sunday Morning” and the next day on “CBS This Morning” for Gayle King.

3 weeks ago

 Joel Kinnaman and Mireille Enos star in "The Killing" Season 4 on Netflix.

Tuned In: 'Killing' stumbles through life on Netflix

“The Killing” moves to Netflix for its final melancholy-filled season; FX introduces a new Kelsey Grammer-Martin Lawrence sitcom.

3 weeks ago

 Maggie Gyllenhaal's character Nessa Stein may not be what she appears to be in "The Honorable Woman," premiering tonight on Sundance TV.

TV review: Maggie Gyllenhaal shines in timely miniseries 'The Honorable Woman'

Sundance TV scores with a smart, sophisticated and perhaps uncomfortably timely political thriller.

3 weeks ago

 Pittsburgh rapper Mac Miller.

Mac Miller finds adventure in reality show

Mac Miller talks about his MTV2 show “Most Dope Family,” the mixtape “Faces” and a forthcoming album.

3 weeks ago

 Carnegie-Mellon University professor Scott Sandage, left, helps 'Modern Family' actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson discovery his family history on TLC's 'Who Do You Think You Are?"

CMU professor gets to root of 'Modern Family' star's family tree

CMU’s Scott Sandage helps actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson trace his family history on “Who Do You Think You Are?”

3 weeks ago

 Ian Ziering as Fin Shepard in "Sharknado 2: The Second One."

Tuned In: 'Sharknado' takes Manhattan

Syfy’s silly sequel to last year’s guilty pleasure, “Sharknado,” heads east and leans more toward comedy.

3 weeks ago

Media Notes: Walsh joins KDKA; Costanzo leaves WPXI

KDKA-TV hires Rich Walsh as a TV sports reporter/anchor; Jodine Costanzo leaves WPXI for a job in advertising sales.

3 weeks ago

 Martin Clunes and Ian McNeice in "Doc Martin." Season seven reportedly won't air until January 2016 at the earliest.

TV Q&A with Rob Owen

Burning TV questions answered about “Doc Martin,” the use of YouTube footage by local TV news stations and the fate of “Community.”

3 weeks ago

Reality check: 'Face Off' starts "Life and Death' challenge

New season of Syfy’s “Face Off” is a matter of “Life and Death.”

4 weeks ago

 John Benjamin Hickey and Daniel Stern star in "Manhattan" on WGN America, photo courtesy WGNAmerica

Tuned In: WGN America retells the story of the Manhattan Project

WGN America takes a left turn from witches in “Salem” to a smarter, more ambitious period drama about the Manhattan Project.

4 weeks ago

 Laura Carmichael returns as Lady Edith for season five of "Downton Abbey."

Big changes coming to 'Downton Abbey'?

"Downton Abbey" cast talks season five; Fox remakes "Broadchurch" as "Gracepoint" for fall.

1 month ago

 Bill Maher hosting HBO's "Real Time With Bill Maher." He will perform at Heinz Hall Saturday night.

Bill Maher: Still funny and still doesn't care what you think

Comedy's most likable jerk comes to Heinz Hall on Saturday.

1 month ago



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