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 Grace Lee Whitney received a star in the Walk of Fame in Hollywood in 1991. She died Friday at the age of 85.

'Star Trek' actress Grace Lee Whitney dies at 85

Whitney played Yeoman Janice Rand in the first eight episodes before being written out of the series.

about 8 hours ago

 Orson Welles 100th birthday.

Remembering Orson Welles

Nearly 100 years after his birth, Orson Welles endures a sharp rise to fame and sharp fall from Hollywood grace to ultimately stay on top.

1 day ago

 Anne Reid (Celia) and Derek Jacobi (Alan) star in "Last Tango in Halifax," returning for its third season on PBS on June 28.


Questions answered about “Downton Abbey,” “Doc Martin,” WEPA and the Tuned In podcast.

1 day ago

 Former Steeler Hines Ward and Emma Slater whirl through an anniversary special dance on ABC's 'Dancing With The Stars."

Reality check: Hines Ward back on 'Dancing With Stars'

Former Steeler Hines Ward marches back into the “Dancing With the Stars” spotlight.

2 days ago

Comic-book artists' original Avengers pages exhibited at the ToonSeum

The exhibition starts at the beginning, with a page by Jack Kirby of the Marvel superheroes’ first appearance.

3 days ago

Tuned In: Poll looks favorably on Netflix

Voters in the Keep or Cancel poll pick a long-standing favorite series but give big props to a newer network.

3 days ago

WAMO DJ suspended after Freddie Gray social media post

A screenshot of an Instagram post -- since deleted -- showed a list of Freddie Gray's arrests for narcotics-related offenses.

4 days ago

 Michael Gambon and Julia McKenzie star in the HBO miniseries "The Casual Vacancy."

TV review: 'Casual Vacancy' a pleasant miniseries

HBO debuts the miniseries adaptation of J.K. Rowling’s “The Casual Vacancy,” a small town story with a too-quick conclusion.

5 days ago

 Betty White accepts the lifetime achievement award at the 42nd annual Daytime Emmy Awards at Warner Bros. Studios on Sunday, April 26, 2015, in Burbank, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

Lauer, DeGeneres team for racy Daytime Emmys opening

“The Young and the Restless” shared the best drama series award with “Days of Our Lives” on Sunday night.

6 days ago

 Christine Baranski on "The Good Wife."

TV Q & A

Questions answered about “Survivor,” “The Good Wife,” “Galavant” and a pregnant WTAE anchor.

1 week ago

NBC News: Brian Williams embellished stories many times

The investigation, led by NBC News senior executive producer Richard Esposito, may be a factor in network’s decision to rehire Mr. Williams.

1 week ago

 Wiz Khalifa's song from the “Furious 7” soundtrack is currently No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Wiz Khalifa will make 'SNL' debut May 2

Actress Scarlett Johansson will host the episode; Khalifa will be musical guest.

1 week ago

 Bradley Whitford, left, stars as Jonathan, Steve Coogan is Thom and Kathryn Hahn is Lee in Showtime's "Happyish."

Tuned In: Clever 'Happyish' may be too profane

Showtime’s “Happyish” explores some interesting media terrain beneath its profane facade; “Queens of Drama” embarrasses everyone involved.

1 week ago

Time Warner Cable loses one suitor while another’s in the wings

Comcast Corp. dropped its $45.2 billion deal, valued at about $158.82 a share, to buy Time Warner Cable on Friday.

1 week ago

 Lori Loughlin, Erin Krakow and Daniel Lissing star in Hallmark Channel's "When Calls the Heart," which premieres its second season at 8 p.m. Saturday.

TV review: Hallmark's 'When Calls the Heart' too predictable

Hallmark Channel's "When Calls the Heart" returns for second season of comfort food TV made for viewers who decry TV sex and violence.

1 week ago

 The WGN America series "Outsiders" will film in Pittsburgh beginning next month.

'Outsiders' TV series to begin filming in Pittsburgh next month

Production on WGN America’s TV series, expected to debut in early 2016, begins May 5 as sets are being built in a studio and on location.

1 week ago

Cullen takes her leave of WQED program

A contentious debate on Friday’s episode of “4802” causes longtime talk host Lynn Cullen to call it quits as a panelist.

1 week ago

 Comedian Bob Saget, producer Lori Laughlin, actor John Stamos, actress Candice Bure and Jeff Franklin pose during Stamos' induction ceremony on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in November 2009 in Hollywood.

'Full House' reunion to appear on Netflix

“Full House,” which aired on ABC from 1987 to 1995, followed Danny Tanner (Bob Saget) and his large family in the wake of his wife's death.

1 week ago

Erie family featured on ESPN2 special tonight

The feature will cover a special bond between an Erie boy and Los Angeles Clippers star Chris Paul.

1 week ago

 The various looks of Keri Russell as Elizabeth Jennings on "The Americans."

Disguises, no limit: How the Russian spies of FX's 'The Americans' change their looks

Wigs, glasses, mustaches and more are used to make the quick changes required of undercover KGB agents on the critically acclaimed TV show.

2 weeks ago

 "Under the Dome" was renewed for a third season by CBS.


Questions answered about “Under the Dome,” failed pilots, “Chicago P.D.” and more.

2 weeks ago

 Morning anchor Jennifer Antkowiak tears up as meteorologist Dennis Bowman goes through his last morning telecast on KDKA-TV Friday.

That's a wrap for KDKA-TV weatherman Dennis Bowman

April showers usher out KDKA-TV retiring meteorologist Dennis Bowman.

2 weeks ago

 Mia Zanotti was eliminated on Tuesday's results show of "The Voice."

Reality check: Kiski student knocked off ‘Voice'

Local singer Mia Zanotti out on “The Voice,” says she has no regrets.

2 weeks ago

 Even with the change, Verizon's bundle option won't disappear completely.

Want a custom cable package? Verizon will have you covered

Starting Sunday, FiOS Custom TV will allow customers to choose the channels they want and eliminate others.

2 weeks ago

 Neil deGrasse Tyson on the set of his new talk show series “StarTalk.”

Tuned In: 'StarTalk' not so far out of this world

National Geographic Channel enters the late-night talk show game with Neil deGrasse Tyson’s “StarTalk.”

2 weeks ago

 The CBC fired Jian Ghomeshi as host of Q, an internationally syndicated CBC Radio music and arts program, in October 2014.

Report slams Canadian Broadcasting Corp. for failing to halt abuse by radio host Ghomeshi

Jian Ghomeshi, former host of Q, is facing eight criminal charges, including seven charges of sexual assault and one of choking.

2 weeks ago

Dave Bondy leaving WPXI for anchor job in Michigan

Mr. Bondy joined WPXI-TV in February 2010.

2 weeks ago

TV reality series looking for Yinzers

Veteran reality TV producers are seeking a Pittsburgh family for a TV series “that defines what it means to be a Yinzer.”

2 weeks ago

 Mia Zanotti, 16, was among three singers who had to sweat it out through the five-minute Twitter poll, as they had the lowest viewer votes from the previous night.

Kiski Area teen out on NBC's 'The Voice'

An "Instant Save " couldn't save Mia Zanotti on NBC's "The Voice."

2 weeks ago

 Firefighter Matthew Onyshko, a Brighton Heights resident and North Catholic High School graduate, appeared on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" in October with his wife, Jessica.

How did Ellen DeGeneres surprise Pittsburgh firefighter with ALS?

Matthew Onyshko and his wife, Jessica, also appeared on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” in October.

3 weeks ago

 Grace Kollar, 4, and her little brother, Jackson Kollar, 3, of Bridgeville, wait to register as extras for "Outsiders," a television series to be filmed in the Pittsburgh region.

Potential extras line up for TV series 'Outsiders' being filmed in Pittsburgh

Hundreds of hopeful extras turn out for two days of casting calls for WGN America TV series “Outsiders,” which will call Pittsburgh home.

3 weeks ago

 John Dickerson in 2012.

John Dickerson to be new 'Face the Nation' host

John Dickerson, the political director for CBS, will take the place of Bob Schieffer when he retires this summer.

3 weeks ago

 Animal trainer Brandon McMillan host of "Lucky Dog," embraces the difficult task of turning frightened pooches into perfect pets at the Lucky Dog Ranch. The show airs at 10 a.m. on Saturdays on KDKA-TV.

TV Q&A: Why don't stations sign a sports deal?

Questions answered about sports on local TV, “Lucky Dog” and “Babylon.”

3 weeks ago

 Mia Zanotti has made it to the next level "The Voice."

Reality check: Mia Z continues to dazzle on 'The Voice'

There was plenty of love for Pittsburgh’s Mia Zanotti — aka Mia Z — in the first live elimination on the NBC singing competition.

3 weeks ago

Report: Jon Hamm was arrested in college for brutally hazing another student

“Mad Men’s” Jon Hamm was arrested as a University of Texas sophomore in connection with a violent hazing incident.

3 weeks ago

 Charlie Cox as Matt Murdock and Deborah Ann Woll as Karen Page in the Netflix Original Series “Marvel’s Daredevil.”

Tuned In: Sci-fi fantasy fans can get their fill with these series

Sci-fi and fantasy, once an also-ran TV genre, has gotten a big boost in recent years as the next two weeks of premieres demonstrates.

3 weeks ago

 Josh Gad and Billy Crystal star in the new FX series "The Comedians."

TV preview: Josh Gad plays faux version of himself on 'Comedians'

After CMU, the Pittsburgh-set “Back to You” and voicing Olaf in “Frozen,” comic actor Josh Gad next plays himself in FX’s “The Comedians.”

3 weeks ago

 Wiz Khalifa performs at First Niagara Pavilion in August.

Wiz Khalifa, Chris Jamison give 'The Voice' more Pittsburgh flavor tonight

The two are scheduled to perform a duet of “See You Again” from “Furious 7.” Kiski Area sophomore Mia Zanotti is a contestant this season.

3 weeks ago

 Mia Zanotti, known as Mia Z to millions of fans on NBC's "The Voice," is through to the top 12.

Kiski Area teen moves into top 12 on 'The Voice'

Mia Zanotti sang her way into next week's live round with Bill Withers' "Ain't No Sunshine" Monday.

3 weeks ago

 The U.S. Postal Service unveiled a limited- edition “Forever” stamp honoring the late poet, author and civil rights champion Maya Angelou.

People: Bruce Jenner, Eliza Duskhu, James Best, B.B King, Maya Angelou, George Takai

Diane Sawyer’s interview with Bruce Jenner gets April 24 date on ABC’s ’20/20’

3 weeks ago

 What better way to sell the stars of "Mad Men" to the Emmy voters than create "for your consideration" campaigns that mimicking advertising styles of the era? Christina Hendricks as Joan is a portrait in red.

As 'Mad Men' has evolved, so has the industry at its heart -- advertising

To everything -- including “Mad Men” and the age of advertising -- there is a season, turn, turn, turn.

4 weeks ago

 Robert Taylor stars in "Longmire." Netflix has picked up production of the show.

TV Q&A: Netflix producing 'Longmire'

Questions answered about local news anchors, talk show rerun schedules, “Longmire,” “Dallas” and “The Millers.”

4 weeks ago

 “Monica the Medium” follows Monica Ten-Kate, a junior at Penn State, as she navigates friends, family, relationships and the fact that she’s a medium and can talk to dead people.

Reality check: Penn State junior to star in ABC Family show

Monica Ten-Kate is shooting a nonscripted series called “Monica the Medium.” She has been giving readings since she was a teenager.

1 month ago

 Mark Rylance portrays Thomas Cromwell in "Masterpiece: Wolf Hall," premiering Sunday on PBS.

TV review: PBS's 'Wolf Hall' reveals a king's counselor

PBS’s “Masterpiece” retells the story of “The Tudors” from the point of view of Henry VIII’s counselor Thomas Cromwell.

1 month ago



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