TV & Radio

 Cast of "The Mary Tyler Moore Show," clockwise from left top: Valerie Harper, Ed Asner, Cloris Leachman, Ted Knight, Mary Tyler Moore and Gavin MacLeod.

PBS celebrates Mary Tyler Moore

A one-hour biography offers an uncritical, warm, upbeat look at the career of the sitcom legend.

about 18 hours ago

 Donna Lynne Champlin as Paula and Steele Stebbins as Tommy in "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend."

TV preview: CMU/CLO alum Donna Lynne Champlin gets ‘Crazy’ in new comedy

Donna Lynne Champlin is among the stars of The CW’s well-reviewed musical comedy series “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.”

1 day ago

 Bill Cosby, 78, faces numerous accusations of sexual misconduct.

Pitt to consider rescinding honorary degree bestowed on Cosby

Bill Cosby received an honorary degree from Pitt during Pitt-Johnstown's 2002 graduation, where he was commencement speaker.

1 day ago

 Ted Danson and Patrick Wilson star in season two of "Fargo."

TV review: No sophomore slump for smart, engaging ‘Fargo’

FX’s limited series returns with a new time period but the same geographic setting and more terrific performances to boot.

2 days ago

 Jill Kargman stars as Jill in "Odd Mom Out."

TV Q&A: What happened to ‘Zoo’? Why is a character on children’s TV French?

Questions answered about Bravo’s “Odd Mom Out,” the fate of CBS’s “Zoo” and Grandpere on “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.”

2 days ago

 Ted Danson as Hank Larsson in "Fargo."

‘Fargo’ returns primed with CMU connections

Three generations of Carnegie Mellon University alumni are among the stars in season two of the FX drama series.

2 days ago

 Heading home with my NS-SB314

Don Lindich's Sound Advice: Finding better options for TV sound

TV speakers come in many forms, from simple stereo soundbars to high-end soundbase systems with built-in powered subwoofers.

2 days ago

 Hundred Acres Manor in Bethel Park features six frightening attractions.

Five Things We Are Loving This Week

We’re loving Carnegie Museums brackets, haunted Pittsburgh, busy Niecy Nash and a “Sherlock” special on the way.

3 days ago

 Rachel Bloom as Rebecca Bunch in "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend."

Tuned In: Crazy for ‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’

The CW’s musical comedy is one of few bright spots in the new fall TV lineup; “The Walking Dead” returns and ABC Family changes its name.

4 days ago

 The landmark Casino Theater in Vandergrift doubled as the Banshee town hall in the 'Banshee' TV series.

Return date set for Western Pennsylvania-filmed 'Banshee'

The final season debuts Jan. 29 on Cinemax.

4 days ago

Pledge Drive 2.0 -- Rethinking on-air fundraising in a new media environment

WESA-FM experiments with shorter on-air pledge drive to whopping success.

4 days ago

 Lady Gaga as The Countess in "American Horror Story: Hotel."

TV review: Mood envelops all in ‘American Horror Story: Hotel’

The latest season of the Ryan Murphy series features an orgy, rape and grotesque murder scenes all in its first, Lady Gaga-starring hour.

6 days ago

 Amy Schumer.

For Amy Schumer, multimillion-dollar book deal is all in the timing

After a frenzied auction, the Simon & Schuster imprint Gallery Books paid more than $8 million for Amy Schumer’s second attempt at a book.

1 week ago

 Beth Behrs, left, and Kat Dennings star in "2 Broke Girls." The show is now on hiatus.

TV Q&A: Who watches '2 Broke Girls'?

Rob Owen answers questions about NFL highlight clips on local TV stations and another new local TV news set that’s in the offing.

1 week ago

 Julianna Margulies as Alicia Florrick is joined by Cush Jumbo as Lucca Quinn in the new season of the CBS drama "The Good Wife."

TV review: ‘The Good Wife’ resets

Alicia is out on her own again and makes a new friend while Eli faces a new political foe on the seventh season premiere of the CBS drama.

1 week ago

 Nora Hewitt of Clairton pleased the judges on Syfy's "Face Off" with her lobster mobster.

Reality check: 'Face Off' turns into a freak show

Contestants on Syfy’s special effects/makeup competition created sideshow attractions, and Clairton’s Nora Hewitt scored in Top Looks.

1 week ago

 "Days of Our Lives" stars Alison Sweeney and James Scott, whose character was killed off on the NBC soap, teamed with "Last Week Tonight With John Oliver" to make a video for a resilient Syrian teenager.

5 Things We Are Loving This Week

Lots to still see, do and watch this weekend — Phipps flower show, South Side StepTrek, “Saturday Night Live” and HBO’s John Oliver.

1 week ago

 Lifetime's "The Unauthorized 'Beverly Hills, 90210' Story" stars, from left, Abby Ross (as Tori Spelling/Donna Martin), Michele Goyns (Gabrielle Carteris/Andrea Zuckerman), Ross Linton (Brian Austin Green/David Silver), Samantha Munro (Shannon Doherty/Brenda Walsh), Jesy McKinney (Luke Perry/Dylan McKay), Abbie Cobb (Jennie Garth/Kelly Taylor), David Lennon (Ian Ziering/Steve Sanders) and Max Lloyd-Jones (Jason Priestley/Brandon Walsh). It premieres Saturday at 8 p.m.

Tuned In: Lifetime woos younger viewers with '90s nostalgia

“Unauthorized Story” movies devoted to “90210” and “Melrose Place” are set to debut.

1 week ago

Media notes: Programming director leaves WESA

Tammy Terwelp is leaving Pittsburgh’s NPR station for a job at KRCC in Colorado Springs; Comcast is launching a “’Watchable” service.

1 week ago

 Sharyl Attkisson's new show debuts Sunday on WPGH at 10 a.m.

Attkisson show debuts Sunday

“Full Measure With Sharyl Attkisson” host says she is comfortable with making others uncomfortable, especially the powers that be.

1 week ago

 Krista Marie Yu, left, and Ken Jeong in "Dr. Ken."

CMU grad plays the daughter of ‘Dr. Ken’

Krista Marie Yu stars as teenager Molly on a new ABC sitcom and filmed a role in the filmed-in-Pittsburgh movie “Love the Coopers.”

1 week ago

 Ken Jeong stars in the unfunny ABC series "Dr. Ken."

TV review: No prescription can save unfunny ‘Dr. Ken’

Comic actor Ken Jeong headlines ABC’s terrible new Friday night sitcom.

1 week ago

 Samantha Bond, left, as Frances Barden and Francesca Annis as Joyce Cameron in "Home Fires."

TV review: PBS’s ‘Home Fires’ brings warmth

Women on the homefront squabble and make jam in the easy-to-digest “Home Fires.”

1 week ago

 “We don’t have tuition we can raise, or fees we can raise, or ticket prices or any other thing,” WQED President and CEO Deborah Acklin said.

Where does WQED go from here?

President and CEO Deborah L. Acklin, board head William Caroselli and former board head W. Thomas McGough discuss WQED Multimedia’s future.

1 week ago

 Actor Joe Manganiello visits with Daejor Slappy, 16, of Midland while Slappy's mother Shawndelle Wise takes a photo Wednesday at Children's Hospital in Lawrenceville. Mr. Manganiello is the chair of the hospital's gala, happening later this week.

Actor and Mt. Lebanon native Joe Manganiello visits Children's Hospital

The “Magic Mike” star heats up the hallways while in town for anniversary gala.

1 week ago

 Marcia Gay Harden stars in "Code Black."

TV review: ‘Code Black’ is ‘ER’ redux

Everything old is still old in CBS’s new medical drama with a strong cast but an abundance of cliches that make for unessential viewing.

1 week ago

 John Stamos as Jimmy and Edie, played by Layla and Emelia Golfieri, share a scene in the pilot episode of "Grandfathered."

New Fox comedies 'Grandfathered,' 'The Grinder' cute but disposable

Fox tries to revive its comedy brand with big names – John Stamos and Rob Lowe – but the results produce mild smiles rather than big laughs.

2 weeks ago

 Trevor Noah, the new host of "The Daily Show," does a run-through of the program before a studio audience in New York.

Trevor Noah talks a lot about his predecessor on ‘The Daily Show’

The Comedy Central host’s wide smile and upbeat demeanor are on display in his first outing.

2 weeks ago

 Trevor Noah.

TV Preview: A worldly comic takes over as host of ‘The Daily Show’

Trevor Noah’s international background brings a new point of view to the Comedy Central series in the post-Jon Stewart era.

2 weeks ago

 Marcia Gay Harden and Luis Guzman star in "Code Black." The show airs on CBS.

TV preview: Pitt med school grad executive produces network's ‘Code Black’

Ryan McGarry made a documentary about a real Los Angeles hospital and now he oversees a fictional ER drama.

2 weeks ago

 Bob Beckel.

TV Q&A: Channel 11’s set gets some work done; a regular gets let go from ‘The Five’

Questions answered about WPXI’s news set, a missing regular on “The Five” and Pirates games on Root Sports.

2 weeks ago

 Julie Walters as Cynthia Coffin and Henry Lloyd-Hughes as Ralph Whelan star in "Indian Summers."

TV review: ‘Indian Summers’ set at slow boil

Bringing to mind 1980s hit “The Jewel in the Crown,” this latest “Masterpiece” production looks great but moves slowly.

2 weeks ago

 Rebecca Rittenhouse and Chace Crawford star in "Blood & Oil," airing on ABC.

Tuned In: A bloodless ‘Blood & Oil’ precedes juicy soap ‘Quantico’

ABC pairs an old-school soap with a modern, soapy thriller on Sunday night.

2 weeks ago

 WQED president and CEO Deborah Acklin addresses board members Thursday at the annual meeting at the company’s studios in Oakland.

WQED board approves staff, salary cuts amid $5 million debt

Among those out of a job are on-air personalities Michael Bartley and Tonia Caruso.

2 weeks ago

 Philip Winchester as Alex King and Wesley Snipes as Johnson in NBC's "The Player."

TV review: ‘The Player’ plays preposterously

Wesley Snipes has fun in NBC’s ludicrous melding of “Person of Interest” and “Las Vegas.”

2 weeks ago

 Sendhil Ramamurthy stars as Mohinder Suresh in NBC's "Heroes Reborn."

TV review: Ho-hum, more ‘Heroes’

NBC reboots a series that ran out of gas long before it ended in 2010, and the results, are somewhat better than expected.

2 weeks ago

 Morris Chestnut as Dr. Beaumont Rosewood, Jr. in the Fox series "Rosewood."

TV reviews: Blah procedural ‘Rosewood’ paired with soapy hit ‘Empire’

Beyond star Morris Chestnut’s wide smile, there’s little to recommend about Fox’s new lead-in to “Empire,” which struggles at the start.

2 weeks ago

WESA to start tech podcast 'Nanograms'

“Nanograms: Brief Messages From the Very Near Future” will explore aspects of technoculture and how it’s transforming people and society.

2 weeks ago

 Brian Williams returned to the airwaves Tuesday as a breaking news anchor on MSNBC during the pope's visit to Cuba.

TV review: A smooth return for Brian Williams

Former “NBC Nightly News” anchor Brian Williams returns to TV after his storytelling debacle.

3 weeks ago

 The Muppets are back in prime time like you've never seen them before.

TV reviews: ‘The Muppets’ and ‘Scream Queens’ score early laughs but in different ways

ABC’s “The Muppets” may have the comedy fuel to go the distance but Fox’s “Scream Queens” burns through its politically incorrect gags fast.

3 weeks ago

 Viola Davis won outstanding lead actress in a drama.

Tuned in: Andy Samberg brings youthful energy to the 67th Emmys

His jokes at Hollywood’s expense didn’t always go over well with the audience in the theater, but they were largely funny if sophomoric.

3 weeks ago

 Kerry Washington shines in Marc Jacobs at the Emmy Awards Sunday night in Los Angeles.

In spite of sizzling temperatures, stars heat up Emmys red carpet with hot fashion

It was nearly 100 degrees in LA, but stars still turned it out with classic black dresses, lots of sparkle and dazzling accessories.

3 weeks ago

 Jaimie Alexander as Jane Doe in NBC's "Blindspot."

TV reviews: Three new TV thrillers offer varying amounts of thrill

Movie spinoffs “Limitless” and “Minority Report” hold more promise than “Blindspot” even though it’s the original among the three new shows.

3 weeks ago

 Pittsburgh native and "Saturday Night Live" director Don Roy King won his fifth "SNL" Emmy at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards on Sept. 12. The statuette was for his work on the show's 40th anniversary special.

2 winners of Creative Emmys have local connections

Pittsburgh natives Don Roy King and Jim Emswiller picked up statuettes when the Creative Arts Emmy Awards were held Sept. 12 in LA.

3 weeks ago

 Jake McDorman stars in the new drama "Limitless" as Brian Finch, who discovers the brain-boosting power of the mysterious drug NZT and is coerced by the FBI into using his cognitive abilities to solve complex cases.

Reboots, remakes and spinoffs are ‘Limitless’ on fall TV

Former Pittsburgher Craig Sweeny oversees one of CBS’s new fall series based on an existing media property.

3 weeks ago

 Dawan Owens, who portrays drug dealer Quan in "If Loving You Is Wrong," continues to look for a leading-man role.

TV preview: Pitt grad stars in OWN Tyler Perry series

Actor Dawan Owens takes advice from others that leads to a cross-country movie, a new career and work with Tyler Perry.

3 weeks ago

 Tom Selleck as Jesse Stone in "Lost in Paradise." Once a Los Angeles homicide detective, Police Chief Jesse Stone now presides over the quiet, seaside village of Paradise, Massachusetts. When the facts don't add up in a brutal Boston-area murder case, Jesse opens an investigation filled with surprises, unlikely suspects and grave danger. Though it's widely believed the murder was committed by an incarcerated serial killer, Jesse suspects another killer is at large and is hell-bent on bringing him to justice. Photo: Tom Selleck Credit: Copyright 2015 Crown Media United States, LLC/Photographer: Chris Reardon

TV Q&A: Defining a ‘meteorologist’ is as tricky as a weather forecast

Questions answered on local TV news meteorologists, “As Time Goes By,” “Jesse Stone” and “Nurse Jackie.”

3 weeks ago

 Stars arrives at the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, California.

Stars arrive for an Emmy Awards that could make history

Emmy suspense: 'Mad Men' eyes a record; Viola Davis, Taraji Henson vie for history-making win at the 67th prime-time Emmy Awards.

3 weeks ago

WQED, WTAE among local Mid-Atlantic Emmy winners

WPXI and Duquesne University also took awards on Saturday.

3 weeks ago

 Dianne Wiest and James Brolin star as parents of the main family in the new CBS comedy "Life in Pieces," premiering Monday at 8:30 p.m.

TV Review: Pieces of ‘Modern Family’ show in ‘Life in Pieces’

CBS’s first attempt at a single-camera comedy this fall falls short of immediate success.

3 weeks ago



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