TV & Radio

 ABC's "Selfie" stars Karen Gillan as Eliza and John Cho as Henry.

TV reviews: 'Selfie' is better of 2 ABC comedies premiering tonight

“Pygmalion”-inspired “Selfie” has occasional moments of sharp comedy, but there’s nothing to love about ABC’s “Manhattan Love Story.”

about 7 hours ago

 New York Review of Books editor-writer Hugh Eakin and editor Robert Silvers in the HBO documentary "The 50-Year Argument."

‘50-Year Argument’ explores history of New York Review of Books

Director Martin Scorsese and documentarian David Tedeschi examine 50 years of the New York Review of Books in an HBO documentary.

2 days ago

 In this image provided by Fox, Stewie Griffin, left, learns to skateboard from his new friend, Bart Simpson, in a scene from "The Simpsons Guy," the one-hour season premiere episode of "Family Guy," airing tonight on Fox. The Fox network isn't responding to suggestions that it edit the crossover episode of "The Simpsons" and "Family Guy" to remove a joke where the punch line is "your sister's being raped."

Rape joke on Fox cartoons draws attention

Tonight’s crossover episode of “The Simpsons” and “Family Guy” contains a joke with the punch line: “Your sister is being raped.”

4 days ago

 Maddie Ziegler of Murrysville showed her dancing talent on Dancing With the Stars."

Reality Check: Clowns no laughing matter on 'Face Off'

There’s nothing funny about the latest “Face Off” clown challenge.

3 days ago

 Gigi Edgley, a star of "Farscape" and "Jim Henson's Creature Shop Challenge," will appear during all three days of Pittsburgh Comicon.

'Farscape' actress brings her appreciation to Comicon

Gigi Edgley, star of “Farscape,” travels to genre conventions worldwide to thank the fans who saved the series from extinction.

4 days ago

 Jeffrey Tambor stars as Maura in "Transparent."

Tuned In: Amazon's 'Transparent' breaks new ground

Netflix rival Amazon attempts to make a splash with its new original series “Transparent.”

4 days ago

Cybertainment: Music of video games compiled

A Red Bull documentary explores video game music. “This American Life” launches “Serial” podcast. “Gilmore Girls” comes to Netflix.

4 days ago

 Viola Davis portrays a professor and lawyer in "How to Get Away With Murder."

TV review: 'How to Get Away With Murder' is gonzo fun

Shonda Rhimes, executive producer of "Scandal,“ introduces another entertaining, gonzo confection with ABC's "How to Get Away With Murder."

5 days ago

 Paul McGann, the eighth Doctor Who, was featured in BBC America's "The Doctors Revisited" and will be at the Pittsburgh Comicon Saturday at the Monroeville Convention Center.

A Hot List of weekend events, Sept. 25-28

Pittsburgh Comicon, American Indian Heritage Weekend, Lyric Fest performs Italian arias, Newberry Consort, Hartwood Acres Hay Day and more

5 days ago

 Tracee Ellis Ross and Anthony Anderson as spouses and parents are scene stealers in "Black-ish," premiering tonight on ABC.

TV review: Will 'Black-ish' maintain its edge?

Funny-ish “Black-ish” tries to juggle social satire with family sitcom tropes; we’ll see which one wins.

6 days ago

 Scott Bakula stars as special agent Dwayne Pride and CCH Pounder is Dr. Loretta Wade in "NCIS: New Orleans," premiering tonight on CBS.

TV review: 'NCIS: New Orleans' follows formula

CBS returns to the “NCIS” well for another spinoff, this one set in The Big Easy and starring an accent-challenged Scott Bakula.

1 week ago

'Not Cool' creator had fun filming in Pittsburgh

YouTube sensation Shane Dawson talks about how he got into making videos and the challenges of being overweight as a child.

1 week ago

 Polly Bergen, left, 1963

Obituary: Polly Bergen / Versatile actress, singer

The Emmy winner was best known for her portrayal of Helen Morgan in “Playhouse 90.”

1 week ago

 ABC's "Forever" stars Judd Hirsch as Abe, Ioan Gruffudd as Dr. Henry Morgan and Alana De La Garza as Detective Jo Martinez.

TV reviews: 3 debuts show mixed results

The new TV season begins with a trio of mixed-bag series debuting tonight: “Gotham” on Fox, “Scorpion” on CBS and “Forever” on ABC.

1 week ago

 Viola Davis stars in another Shonda Rhimes-created series for ABC, "How to Get Away With Murder."

ABC leads the way in more TV diversity

Broadcast networks, especially ABC, get more multicultural this fall with ethnically diverse casts in new TV series.

1 week ago

 Cos­tumes in­clud­ing Lady Edith’s wed­ding dress are on ex­hibit in "Costumes of Downton Abbey" at Winterthur through Jan. 4.

Forty costumes worn by 'Downton Abbey' cast on exhibit at Winterthur, the former du Pont estate

Lady Mary’s beaded spider web gown, Lady Sybil’s harem pants and Lady Edith’s wedding gown are included in a “Downton Abbey” exhibit.

1 week ago

 Martin Freeman as Lester Nygaard and Allison Tolman as Molly Solverson are among the assets of FX's "Fargo."

TV Q&A: Fargo is a real city, a made-up story

Questions answered about “Fargo,” “Paranormal Witness,” “The Talk” and TV show ratings.

1 week ago

Design talks on tap at Winterthur

New fall lectures on the “Downton Abbey” exhibit are offered at Winterthur.

1 week ago

 Savini program graduate Keaghlan Ashley with her "snake soldier" on "Face Off."

Reality check: Snakes trip up 'Face Off" contestant

Savini Special Make-Up Effects program graduate Keaghlan Ashley goes home on Syfy’s “Face Off.”

1 week ago

WTAE, KDKA lead local stations at Mid-Atlantic Emmy Awards ceremony

Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia led the way with 11 awards, followed by Harrisburg ABC affiliate WHTM-TV (9) at the Mid-Atlantic Emmy

1 week ago

 Zeljko Ivanek as White House Chief of Staff Russell Jackson butts heads with Tea Leoni as Secretary of State Elizabeth McCord in CBS's "Madam Secretary."

Tuned In: 'Madam Secretary' shows room for improvement

CBS debuts a “Good Wife” companion series, the likable but unrealistic “Madam Secretary”; Pittsburgh moves up in Nielsen market rank.

1 week ago

 Makenzie Vega stars in "The Assault."

Preview: Lifetime movie draws plot from Steubenville rape case

The 2012 high school rape of a teen in Steubenville inspires a new Lifetime movie, "The Assault."

1 week ago

 Jim Krenn.

Former longtime WDVE host Jim Krenn returns to radio for weekly KDKA morning gig

Mr. Krenn, last heard on local airwaves in December 2011, joins the KDKA Morning News with Larry Richert and John Shumway from 8 to 9 a.m.

1 week ago

TV review: 'Mysteries of Laura' a bland dramedy

The lightweight “Mysteries of Laura” may prove enjoyable to some, but not true mystery lovers.

1 week ago

 Octavia Spencer as Nurse Jackson in "Red Band Society."

TV review: Fox's 'Red Band Box' lacks edginess

Fox takes a page from “The Fault in Our Stars” for a teen drama about patients in a hospital pediatric ward.

1 week ago

Spaghetti Breakfast Friday

Pasta for breakfast? Time for the annual Spaghetti Breakfast, Friday at Heinz Hall Garden Plaza

1 week ago

 PBS's "Sesame Street" premiered its 45th anniversary season Monday.

'Sesame Street' turns 45, expands

This season PBS’s stalwart “Sesame Street” is brought to you by the numbers 4 and 5 as it celebrates its 45th year on the air.

2 weeks ago

  In this Oct. 30, 1986 file photo, talk show host Joan Rivers, right, talks with guest, first lady Nancy Reagan, during her appearance on "The Late Show Starring Joan Rivers," on Fox TV. There has been no progress in adding women or minorities to the ranks of late-night network talk shows since Rivers held the job on Fox 30 years ago.

Men only: Kathy Griffin's guide to late-night TV

Nearly three decades after Joan. Rivers’ brief run on Fox, the late-night network landscape remains entirely male.

2 weeks ago

TV Q&A: Station defends coverage in weather emergencies

Questions answered about severe weather cut-ins, the whereabouts of a WTAE personality and the timing of the “Deadliest Catch” aftershow.

2 weeks ago

Fall TV preview: When do your TV favorites return?

Wonder when your TV favorites will be back? Here are their return dates:

2 weeks ago

 Viola Davis in "How to Get Away With Murder."

TV fall season's best and worst bets

There’s nothing new this fall that’s as egregious as last fall’s Fox clunker, “Dads.”

2 weeks ago

 Tea Leoni stars as a U.S. secretary of state in "Madam Secretary," premiering on CBS.

Fall preview: The new TV season reveals small gems among mediocre fare

A few worthwhile shows and a greater emphasis on diversity make the start of the 2014-15 TV season better than past fall seasons.

2 weeks ago

 Pittsburgh radio legend and WJAS-AM morning host Jack Bogut in the WJAS-AM studios in Green Tree in 2000. Many listeners last month were dismayed when WJAS 1320-AM ditched its long-standing format featuring standard music and a warm talk-host lineup, including local icons Mr. Bogut and Bill Cardille.

Format change at WJAS-AM leaves longtime listeners bereft

Once the radio home of standards and gentle hosts, WJAS has been turned into syndicated conservative talk, leaving loyal listeners livid.

2 weeks ago

  Leechburg's Chet Welch stars in the debut of Great American Country's new series 'Farm Queens.'

Reality Check: Raising beauty queens down on the farm

They’re raising cattle and “Farm Queens” in Leechburg.

2 weeks ago

Cecily Strong out as 'Weekend Update' co-anchor on 'SNL,' replaced by Michael Che

Michael Che has replaced Cecily Strong as “Weekend Update” co-anchor on “Saturday Night Live.”

2 weeks ago

 Theodore Roosevelt waves to the crowd.

Tuned In: Complex PBS documentary reveals Roosevelt family

PBS mainstay Ken Burns returns with his latest opus, the 14-hour series “The Roosevelts: An Intimate History.”

2 weeks ago

 "Sports Jeopardy!" lets users test their sports knowledge.

Cybertainment: 'Sports Jeopardy,' Garth Brooks on the Web

“Sports Jeopardy!” debuts on Crackle while Garth Brooks launches an online music store called GhostTunes.

2 weeks ago

 Tom Everett Scott stars in "Z Nation."

TV review: 'Z Nation' is welcome addition to apocalypse

The walking dead move faster in Syfy's low-budget, entertaining zombie show -- "Z Nation."

2 weeks ago

 Judge Judy Sheindlin.

Judge Judy offering book for free

Judge Judy Sheindlin, the highest paid person on TV, is offering her new book, “What Would Judy Say,”  for free to anyone who wants it.

2 weeks ago

 Peters Township 'mystifier' Mike Super surprises 'America's Got Talent' judge Mel B. during his appearance on the show in August.

'America’s Got Talent’ has Peters Township’s Mike Super bucking the odds

The “mystifier” appears on tonight’s live performance final — and he has 90 seconds to make his magic happen.

2 weeks ago

HBO renews ‘Newsroom’ for final season

Post-Gazette TV writer Rob Owen answers reader questions online every Friday in Tuned In Journal blog at

3 weeks ago

The Game Guy: ‘NHL15’ to have superfans, but no team play

The latest version of EA Sports’ NHL game focuses on graphics but hasn’t perfected modes for new consoles.

3 weeks ago

 Attending "The Chair" premiere at SouthSide Works on Thursday were, from left, producer Chris Moore, director Anna Martemucci, Steeltown Entertainment Project CEO Carl Kurlander and director Shane Dawson.

Reality check: 'The Chair' gets a glitzy premiere at SouthSide Works

Pittsburgh rolled out the red carpet last Thursday night for a premiere of the new Starz docu-series, "The Chair."

3 weeks ago

Herzog to do 'Parks and Recreation' cameo

Mr. Herzog shared the news during a Q&A at the Brooklyn Academy of Music on Thursday evening, according to Flavorwire.

3 weeks ago

 Steve Harvey, host of the "The Steve Harvey Show."

Tuned In: Meredith Vieira's show among the most notable addition to TV schedules rife with changes

Meredith Vieira joins a crowded daytime syndication lineup, which also sees an upgrade for "Steve Harvey" in Pittsburgh on WTAE.

3 weeks ago

Preview: Fox takes the road to 'Utopia' in new reality show

Fox attempts to launch a new reality series in the fall, a season networks generally avoid reality TV experimentation.

3 weeks ago

 "Pittsburgh brides Micah Graham, left, Tyler Dikeman, Angi Moser and Brie Berkopec will be featured on this Friday's TLC reality series, "Four Weddings."

TV preview: TLC show focuses on Pittsburgh area weddings

Here come the brides! Pittsburgh is the focus of this week’s TLC reality program, “Four Weddings.”

3 weeks ago

 Joe Mantello,left, and Mark Ruffalo in "The Normal Heart." The HBO movie won an Emmy last week for outstanding television movie. Producer Scott Ferguson, a Bethel Park High graduate, was part of the team that accepted the Emmy.

'The Normal Heart' another winning beat for producer from Pittsburgh

Emmy-winning HBO movie is another winner for Bethel Park native Scott Ferguson.

4 weeks ago

 Mr. Burns recalls a romance with a beautiful Parisian woman in the all-new "Four Regrettings and a Funeral."

Today's Springfield moment ... 'Four Regrettings and a Funeral'

Oh Edna, we hardly knew ye. And so, “The Simpsons” marathon draws to a close today on FXX.

4 weeks ago

 Adrien Brody stars as Harry Houdini in History's two-part miniseries.

TV Review: Houdini miniseries explores reality of magician

Houdini’s greatest trick might have been staying in the public eye all these years, says city native and illusionist Michael Grandinetti.

1 month ago



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