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 A Garamba National Park ranger carries an ivory tusk retrieved from a newly poached elephant.

Tuned In: Discovery, National Geographic return to serious science programming

Discovery Channel and National Geographic Channel, have reversed course in getting serious about science/natural history programming.

1 day ago

 WDBJ-TV7 anchor Chris Hurst, right, the boyfriend of slain news reporter Alison Parker, hugs meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner during the early morning newscast at WDBJ-TV7, in Roanoke, Va., today.

Memories, tears mark newscast a day after on-air shootings

The emotional crescendo of WDBJ-TV’s “Mornin’ ” show came when two anchors and a weatherman joined hands to mark a moment of silence.

1 day ago

 "The Carmichael Show" cast, from left, Jerrod Carmichael as Jerrod, Amber West as Maxine, David Alan Grier as Joe Carmichael and Loretta Devine as Cynthia Carmichael.

TV review: Topical humor gives 'The Carmichael Show' an edge

Better-than-expected “The Carmichael Show” embraces contemporary issues in politically incorrect ways.

3 days ago

 Edward Burns stars in "Public Morals."

TV review: 'Public Morals' benefits from wealth of characters

TNT continues to try to find a successful cop show, this time launching a 1960s-set drama from writer/actor Edward Burns.

4 days ago

 Penn State student Monica Ten Kate stars in ABC Family's "Monica the Medium."

TV Preview: The spirits speak to Penn State student Monica Ten-Kate

ABC Family’s “Monica the Medium” focuses on a Monica Ten-Kate, who says talking to dead people doesn’t make her “crazy,” just different.

6 days ago

 Cliff Curtis as Travis, and Kim Dickens as Madison in "Fear the Walking Dead."

TV Preview: 'Fear the Walking Dead' walks to its own drummer

“The Walking Dead” spawns a West Coast-set spinoff/prequel in “Fear the Walking Dead.”

6 days ago


Questions answered about “The Following,” “Iron Chef America,” “Mad Men,” local news exhortations and nightcrawlers.

6 days ago

 Frank Ruzomberka adds toasted coconut to his Coconut Cream Pie at Grant Bar & Restaurant in Millvale.

Rick Sebak's new PBS shows, 'A Few Good Pie Places' and 'A Few Great Bakeries,' are good eats

Grant Bar & Restaurant and Minerva Bakery are among the good pie places and great bakeries in Rick Sebak’s latest TV specials.

6 days ago

 Let the baking begin! Judges Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry are back for PBS’s “The Great British Baking Show,” beginning Sept. 6.

Reality Check: PBS baking contest rises again

It’s ready, set, BAKE, as “The Great British Baking Show” returns on Sept. 6; Clairton’s Nora Hewitt avoids the ax on “Face Off.”

1 week ago

Pittsburgh's Hidden Treasures appraisal event on tap at Heinz History Center

More than 30 appraisers will assess the historical significance of items and provide a verbal assessment of their value on Aug. 30.

1 week ago

 From left, camera man Jay Maurer, plumber Richard Trethewey, director Thom Draudt and producer Heath Racela look over a take as Ask This Old House, a television show that does traveling home repairs, shoots a segment on thermostats in Sept. 2014 at the home of Peter and Suzanne Bird in Squirrel Hill.

TV expert helps with high gas bills

"Ask This Old House" episode featuring Squirrel Hill house to air next Saturday.

1 week ago

 Actor Terrence Howard attends an Aug. 13 hearing in which he is attempting to overturn a 2012 divorce settlement with ex-wife Michelle Ghent.

From witness chair, 'Empire's' Terrence Howard forced to confront past

The Oscar-nominated actor testifies about accusations of abuse against his ex-wife as he asks an L.A. court to undo his divorce settlement.

1 week ago

 Cliff Curtis as Travis, Kim Dickens as Madison, Alycia Debnam Carey as Alicia and Frank Dillane as Nick in "Fear the Walking Dead."

Tuned In: 'Fear the Walking Dead' off to good start

AMC’s “Fear the Walking Dead” shows promise and some concerns about how it could be too much like the original; “Survivor’s Remorse”

1 week ago

WESA adds BBC News in morning

WESA adds BBC World News Hour in the morning at 9 a.m., replacing repeat of NPR “Morning Edition.”

4 days ago

 Patrick Stewart stars in "Blunt Talk."

TV review: 'Blunt Talk' but little humor in new Starz comedy

Patrick Stewart is Walter Blunt, a Piers Morgan-like cable TV news star with multiple addictions and a wildly narcissistic personality.

1 week ago

 Fred Armisen and Bill Hader star in "Documentary Now!"

TV review: SNL comics team up for IFC's funny 'Documentary Now!'

A parody show starring Fred Armisen and Bill Hader lovingly mocks documentary films including “Grey Gardens” and “The Thin Blue Line.”

1 week ago

 Bud Yorkin

Obituary: Alan “Bud” Yorkin / TV producer was unafraid to tackle sensitive subjects

Over the course of his long career, Washington, Pa. native Alan “Bud" Yorkin won six Emmy Awards, a Peabody, a Sylvania and a Director's

1 week ago

 Jared Fogle, 37, became Subway’s pitchman after shedding more than 200 pounds as a college student

Feds: Ex-Subway pitchman Fogle sought sex acts with minors

The document released by prosecutors in Indianapolis said the allegations involve at least 12 minors who appeared in pornography.

1 week ago

 Western Pennsylvania native Joe Kenda

TV Preview: Detective Joe Kenda now shares cases with viewers

Western Pennsylvania native Joe Kenda recounts his past cases and adjusts to fame on Investigation Discovery’s “Homicide Hunter.”

1 week ago

 "Banshee" series co-creator Jonathan Tropper, left, discusses a scene with actor Antony Starr.

Vandergrift will miss the Cinemax series 'Banshee,' but it was a fun ride while it lasted

When it comes to making a show about Pennsylvania, there’s no place like shooting in Vandergrift.

1 week ago

 Neil Patrick Harris will host a variety show on NBC this fall.

Considered a winner, NBC still has much work ahead

The Peacock network won the season but with steep ratings declines; plans are ahead for new comedies, just not many this fall.

1 week ago

On 'Banshee,' expect the body count to rise

All in a day’s work for “Banshee”: there will be blood.

1 week ago

 In "Scandal," Kerry Washington's Olivia Pope continues to rebuild herself disaster after disaster.

A binge watcher's guide: TV shows to help you through the final lazy, hazy days of summer

Three Post-Gazette former interns give their take on the best end-of-summer TV binge watching.

1 week ago

 Kennedy's Ron Schmidt tackles the Devil Steps in the Pittsburgh finals of NBC's "American Ninja Warrior."

Reality check: Kennedy man moves forward on 'Warrior'

Pittsburgh’s “American Ninja Warrior” obstacle course is daunting, but Ron Schmidt qualified for the Las Vegas finals.

2 weeks ago

 he next five seasons of “Sesame Street” will premiere on HBO and its assorted platforms.

'Sesame Street' moving from PBS to HBO

Under a new five-year deal, the next five seasons of “Sesame Street” will premiere on HBO and its assorted platforms.

2 weeks ago

 Jack Coleman stars as HRG in "Heroes Reborn."

Tuned In: Why is NBC bringing “Heroes” back?

NBC is calling “Heroes Reborn” a 13-episode event series.

2 weeks ago

Programming director leaving WPXI

After 31 years on the job, Mark Barash is retiring from WPXI and PCNC, but he says he still plans to remain in the work force.

2 weeks ago

 Winona Ryder and Oscar Isaac star in HBO's "Show Me a Hero."

Tuned In: HBO debuts David Simon drama about public housing battles

Also, CBS shows have Pittsburgh ties and The CW plans ahead.

2 weeks ago

 Alex Neustaedter as Bram Bowman, Isabella Crovetti-Cramp as Grace Sullivan, Sarah Wayne Callies as Katie Bowman, Josh Holloway as Will Bowman in "Colony."

Press Tour: USA explores subjugation in ‘Colony’

“Lost” and “Walking Dead” alums face off against an alien-installed government.

2 weeks ago

 Kelli Williams stars in "Ties that Bind" on cable's Up network.

Tuned In: Cable's Up debuts family drama

Up joins the scripted series race with family/procedural hybrid “Ties that Bind” tonight; Stephen Colbert readies his CBS “Late Show.”

2 weeks ago

Nominations for the 33rd annual Mid-Atlantic Emmy awards announced

WTAE, KDKA lead regional Emmy list with 18 nominations apiece

2 weeks ago

 Stephen Colbert, Host, Executive Producer and Writer, THE LATE SHOW with STEPHEN COLBERT

PressTour: Stephen Colbert eager to get on CBS

The new “Late Show” host is tight-lipped about specifics of format.

2 weeks ago

 "Limitless," a new fast-paced drama.

Press Tour: CBS fall dramas “Limitless,” “Code Black” have Pittsburgh ties

One executive producer grew up in Squirrel Hill; the other went to medical school at the University of Pittsburgh

2 weeks ago

 Melissa Benoist stars as Kara Danvers aka Supergirl in the new action-adventure drama "Supergirl," premiering in October on CBS.

Tuned In: Will ‘Supergirl' come to the rescue with ratings?

CBS executives hope their newest superhero flies high in ratings; WTAE announces dates for the Project Bundle-Up online auction.

2 weeks ago

Tuned In: Hulu opts for weekly episode release

Will not follow Netflix model with new original episodes; “The Chair” and Jon Hamm take home TCA Awards.

2 weeks ago

 Michael Mosley, left, Kevin Bigley and Kevin Daniels in "Sirens," canceled by USA and unlikely to return on another network.

TV Q&A: Money is the root of all cancellations

Questions answered about “Sirens,” “In an Instant,” “The Jim Gaffigan Show,” weather coverage and WQED’s digital subchannels’ listings.

2 weeks ago

 New England Patriot Ron Gronkowski's party ship cruise will sail from Miami Feb. 19-22, 2016.

Theme cruises: Zombies, Def Leppard and Gronk

Zombies are on deck for upcoming themed cruises leaving ports in Florida next year.

2 weeks ago

Television Critics Association gives 'The Chair' top honors

The TCA announced its 2015 Awards winners which included shot-in-Pittsburgh docu-series "The Chair."

2 weeks ago

 Paige Spara stars as Audrey on ABC Family's "Kevin From Work."

Tuned in: ‘Kevin From Work' features Washington, Pa., native

Paige Spara, a 2008 graduate of Washington High School, portrays an office mate in an awkward work situation in a new ABC Family comedy.

3 weeks ago

 Beauty queen Mackenzie Bart, left, former wrestler Miller Robson and David "Cornbread" Collins are among those vying to become "America's Next Weatherman." TBS/

Reality check: TBS's 'Weatherman' a little cloudy now

The forecast for Funny or Die’s “America’s Next Weatherman”: predictable reality show drama with occasional periods of laughter.

3 weeks ago

 The author, Steve Hansen, left, and Jimmy (Roachman) Roach in their heyday at WDVE.

First Person: The Roachman retires

He broke the rules and redefined rock ’n roll radio in Pittsburgh.

2 weeks ago

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

Press Tour: FX’s ‘Fargo’ goes back to the ‘70s

The anthology’s second season, starring Ted Danson and Patrick Wilson, explores new crimes through new characters.

3 weeks ago

 The hour-long episode was about feeling the love. Jon Stewart could hardly ignore the Republican presidential debates.

Jon Stewart exits after 16 years of 'The Daily Show' with a 'moment of Zen'

Jon Stewart’s  grand finale on Comedy Central was both touching and typical.

3 weeks ago

 Characters from past seasons will check into the Hotel Cortez beginning in episode six.

Press Tour: FX checks in to 'American Horror Story: Hotel' in October

The cast and producers of the latest season of “AHS” reveal their characters and relationships.

3 weeks ago

 John Stamos, left, stars as Jimmy and Josh Peck is Gerald in "Grandfathered," debuting Sept. 29 on Fox.

Tuned In: Fox developing new shows

Fox hoping to build on success of “Empire” with “Scream Queens” and comedies starring John Stamos and Rob Lowe.

3 weeks ago

 The interior of 31st Street Studio in the Strip District is shown in January.

Officials see bigger picture for region’s film industry

A new report looks at how Pittsburgh can extend its winning streak and keep attracting movies, TV and other entertainment production.

3 weeks ago

 Taraji P. Henson stars in “Empire.”

Press Tour: ‘Empire’ producers tease season two

Family, not cameos, will predominate on the Fox hit, which could eventually spawn a spin-off

3 weeks ago

 Nichelle Nichols, who played Uhura on the original "Star Trek," will be at Steel City Con in Monroeville this weekend.

Steel City Con features women who reach for the stars

Pittsburgh’s pop culture fest, in its 25th year, features “Batman” and “Karate Kid” reunions and female pioneers from sci-fi and fantasy.

3 weeks ago

 Minority Report premieres at 9 p.m. Sept. 21 on Fox and stars Wilmer Valderrama as Will Blake, Laura Regan as Agatha, Daniel London as Wally, Li Jun Li as Akeela, Stark Sands as Dash, Megan Good as Det. Lara Vega and Nick Zano as Arthur.

Press Tour: ‘Minority Report’ segues to TV with Steven Spielberg’s blessing

Fox series brings big effects to little screen in first TV adaptation of a Spielberg movie.

3 weeks ago

 Sorority Pledges make a gruesome discovery in Fox's "Scream Queens."

Press Tour: Sorority sisters cut up in ‘Scream Queens’

“Glee” writer Ryan Murphy is back in comedy mode in Fox’s best hope for a fall hit.

3 weeks ago



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