TV & Radio

 "The Simpsons" will cross over into "The Family Guy" in September.

Tuned In: 'Simpsons' branches out in 26th season

“The Simpsons” enters its 26th season with new adventures on broadcast and cable; FX renews “Fargo.”

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 "Gotham" cast includes Robin Lord Taylor, Jada Pinkett Smith, guest star Cory Michael Smith, guest star Clare Foley, Donal Logue, Ben McKenzie, Camren Bicondova, David Mazouz and Sean Pertwee.

Tuned In: Fox's 'Gotham' a dark take on the Dark Knight

Fox executives hope a Batman-less “Gotham” can help improve their ratings; TCA Award winners announced.

1 day ago

 Actor James Garner arrives for the 11th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles in 2005. He died Saturday, according to Los Angeles police. He was 86.

Actor James Garner, star of 'Maverick' and 'The Rockford Files,' dies at 86

Although he was adept at drama and action, Mr. Garner was best known for his low-key, wisecracking style.

2 days ago

 Zachary Quinto at the announcement of "The Chair" project last January on the South Side.

Zachary Quinto wants more out of career than 'Heroes'

Green Tree native Zachary Quinto preps “The Chair” and a return to “Star Trek,” but he may not be back on the “Heroes” reboot.

2 days ago

 David Alpay and Marley Shelton in "The Lottery."

'Lottery' misses jackpot; 'NCIS' plans another spinoff

Lifetime's “The Lottery” begins in Pittsburgh; “NCIS” spins off to New Orleans.

3 days ago

 Vaughn Copeland eagerly awaits a first look at the bride in FYI's new series 'Married at First Sight."

Reality check: 'Married at First Sight' draws a rebuke

“Married at First Sight” offensive to some, and yet ...

3 days ago

Wentworth Miller to guest on CW's 'Flash' as Captain Cold

Wentworth Miller, a Quaker Valley High School grad, will get a guest role on “Flash.”

3 days ago

 FILE - In this 2010 publicity file image released by Fox, the cast of "Glee," front row from left, Cory Monteith, Kevin McHale and Lea Michele, center row from left, Jenna Ushkowitz, Dijon Talton, Mark Salling and Dianna Agron, back row from left, Heather Morris, Chris Colfer, Amber Riley, Harry Shum Jr. and Naya Rivera perform "Don't Stop Believing" in the season finale episode of the series which aired on June 8, 2010. Glum news for "Glee" — Britain's High Court on Friday, July 18, 2014 says the musical TV show must change its name because it breaches the trademark of a chain of comedy clubs. A judge has told Twentieth Century Fox that it must re-name the series in Britain, though the order won't take effect until an appeal has been heard. (AP Photo/Fox, Adam Rose, File)

UK court orders 'Glee' name change in legal row

A judge rules the Fox hit “Glee” has to change its name in the United Kingdom.

3 days ago

 Tea Leoni portrays Elizabeth McCord, the newly appointed secretary of state, in "Madame Secretary." It will air Sunday nights on CBS this fall.

Tuned In: CBS gives 'Good Wife' new lead-in

CBS introduces “Good Wife” companion “Madam Secretary” and considers its late-night options; “Facts of Life” cast members reunite.

4 days ago

 Matt Sandusky, the adopted son of former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, during an interview with Oprah Winfrey that aired Thursday.

Jerry Sandusky's adopted son discusses alleged sexual abuse, bedtime 'ritual'

Oprah Winfrey interviewed Matthew Sandusky on her television show about what it was like growing up with his father.

4 days ago

 Viola Davis stars in "How to Get Away With Murder" on ABC.

Tuned In: ABC to fill out Thursday with another Rhimes show

The “Scandal” and “Grey‘‍s Anatomy” network attempts a rebound by putting all its eggs in Shonda Rhimes’ basket on Thursday.

6 days ago

 Stars of NBC's "Marry Me" from left, Tymberlee Hill as Kay, Ken Marino as Jake, Casey Wilson as Annie, Tim Meadows as Kevin, Sarah Wright as Dennah, John Gemberling as Gil.

Tuned In: ‘‍Marry Me' one of few comedies slated for the fall

NBC hopes to score with winning comedy “Marry Me”; a Pittsburgh native lands a role in “Matador.”

1 week ago

 Katherine Heigl will star in a new series called "State of Affairs" airing on NBC this fall.

Heigl produces new drama in her return to TV

A resurgent NBC gets behind a hoping-to-be resurgent Katherine Heigl in “State of Affairs;” details of the “Breaking Bad” prequel.

1 week ago

 Tony Bravo (Gabriel Luna) in "Matador."

A big dose of drama for summer TV viewing

It’s a busy week in cable drama with the premieres of “Matador” on El Rey, “The Divide” on WEtv and “Satisfaction” and “Rush” on USA.

1 week ago

 Anna Martemucci and Shane Dawson are aspiring directors in "The Chair."

Tuned In: Pittsburgh looks good in 'The Chair'

The shot-in-Pittsburgh docuseries “The Chair,” about the making of two movies, lands a premiere date; “The Comeback” comes back.

1 week ago

 Rob Ashford.

Tuned In: Too much good TV for Emmy equality

Too many quality TV shows means lots of deserving shows/actors were left out of the Emmy nominations.

1 week ago

 Famke Janssen gives a decidedly "Mommie Dearest" spin to Season 2 of Netflix's "Hemlock Grove."

'Hemlock Grove' plans more blood and gore

The new season of “Hemlock Grove” arrives today on Netflix, delivering a fresh batch of gore and family dysfunction.

1 week ago

2014 Emmy nominees

“Breaking Bad,” “True Detective” and “House of Cards” are among the drama nominees for the 2014 Emmys.

1 week ago

 Keith and Alana search the island of Fiji for coconuts and cordage in the Discovery Channel reality series "Naked & Afraid.".

Tuned In: Producers: 'Naked & Afraid' not about being naked

Discovery Channel's "Naked & Afraid" on titillation versus survival, Nat Geo is 'Going Deep' next week.

1 week ago

 Corey Stoll as Eph Goodweather in "The Strain."

Tuned In: FX's 'Strain' packs little suspense

FX gets pulpy with vampire virus guilty pleasure “The Strain;” local man with chain saw in neck featured on medical show.

1 week ago

 Halle Berry stars as Molly Woods, a female astronaut trying to reconnect with her family after returning from a year in outer space in "Extant."

Too early to tell if 'Extant' is worth the trip

Halle Berry gets pregnant while on a one-year solo space mission, just one of the mysteries in CBS’s “Extant.”

2 weeks ago

 Kathryn Prescott and Milena Govich playout a mother-daughter relationship in "Finding Carter."

Pittsburgh native draws on mom experiences for MTV drama

Mt. Lebanon native and TV writer Terri Minsky segues from comedy to family drama with MTV’s “Finding Carter.”

2 weeks ago

 Viewers won't find out if the Artiaga family was to become "Famous in 12."

Reality Check: Time's up for 'Famous in 12'

The Artiaga family of California won‘‍t be “Famous in 12,” or famous at all, as The CW cancels the series.

2 weeks ago

 Judy Greer as Lina and Nat Faxon as Russ in "Married."

Tuned In: Summertime sitcoms fizzle

Cable and broadcast networks plan a wealth of July comedy series debuts but the results are a mixed bag.

2 weeks ago

UK children's TV star Rolf Harris jailed for child abuse

Rolf Harris was sent to jail for six years for repeatedly abusing young girls over decades as a beloved host of children‘‍s television.

2 weeks ago

 Steven Fabian, a Plum High School grad and a newscaster for Channel One in New York City.

TV host from Plum tosses out first pitch

Plum native Steven Fabian living his broadcast career ‘‍RightThisMinute.’‍

2 weeks ago

 Frank Cappelli.

'Cappelli & Company' returns to local TV

Pittsburgh-produced children’s show “Cappelli & Company” returns to TV after a 13-year absence.

3 weeks ago

 Ian McKelland, left, and Derek Jacobi star in "Vicious" on PBS this summer.

McKellen, Jacobi sink teeth into 'Vicious'

PBS tries a sitcom with the British import “Vicious,” a broad, funny comedy starring Ian McKellen and Derek Jacobi.

3 weeks ago

 James D'Arcy and Chloe Sevigny star in A&E's "Those Who Kill," which doesn't seem to know that Pennsylvania is a commonwealth.

Commercials are the price for On Demand

Questions answered about On Demand programs, the competitive TV landscape and “Love It or List It.”

3 weeks ago

 Mike Super "freaked out" the judges on NBC's "America's Got Talent" last Sunday. Mr. Super bills himself as a "mystifyer."

Reality Check: Peters native mystifies talent judges

Mike Super focuses on the “spiritual energy” of an imaginary childhood friend for tryout on “America‘‍s Got Talent.”

3 weeks ago

 Dean Norris , Alexander Koch, Natalie Martinez and Mike Vogel in "Under the Dome."

Tuned In: CBS returns to the 'Dome'

“Under the Dome” reboots for season two; “Reckless” is somewhat aimless; WPGH gets getTV; Duquesne dean will appear on Nat Geo.

3 weeks ago

 Amanda Warren, Frank Harts, Justin Theroux star in "The Leftovers."

HBO's 'Leftovers' may leave viewers hanging

Unanswered questions hang over "The Leftovers," HBO's drama about a possible Rapture from a producer of "Lost."

3 weeks ago

Sawyer leaving ABC anchor desk

Diane Sawyer will leave her ABC news anchor post, to be replaced by David Muir.

3 weeks ago

Disney's 'Girl' more family oriented than ABC Family debuts

ABC Family stretches the definition of “family” to the breaking point with two new comedies; Disney Channel revisits “Boy Meets World.”

3 weeks ago

 From left, Ashraf Barhom as Jamal, Adam Rayner as Barry, Jennifer Finnigan as Molly, Anne Winters as Emma and Noah Silver as Sammy in the FX series "Tyrant."

'Tyrant' shows promise; 'Taxi Brooklyn' just silly

FX’s Middle East political-family drama and NBC‘‍s trite procedural represent the best and worst of summer television.

4 weeks ago

TV Preview: 'Sullivan' bellies back up to the bar

“Sullivan & Son” returns for a third season on TBS with another Billy Gardell guest spot and possible romance for Steve and Melanie.

4 weeks ago

 Emmai Alaquiva is nominated for an epsiode of CBS's weekly "Game Changers with Kevin Frazier."

Alaquiva nominated for Daytime Emmy

Pittsburgh‘‍s Emmai Alaquiva is in the running for a Daytime Emmy Award, which will be announced tonight.

1 month ago

 Actress Miriam Lucia plays flight attendant Doreen Welsh in dramatic recreations in "Miracle on the Hudson."

Flight attendant recounts 'Miracle Landing'

Nat Geo debuts a dramatic re-enactment of US Airways Flight 1549 and its “Miracle Landing on the Hudson.”

1 month ago

 Freedom Farms' Joe, Tim, Pete and Dan King, the "Farm Kings," which Great American Country has renewed for a 10-episode fourth season that’s expected to air this fall.

TV Q&A / Look for "Farm Kings" to return in fall

Questions answered about TV news, “Farm Kings,” “St. Elsewhere” on DVD and show starting/ending times.

1 month ago



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