TV & Radio

 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.

about 2 hours ago

 Chris Moore, executive producer and creator of "The Chair," with Carl Kurlander of Steeltown Entertainment.

Moviemaking reality competition 'The Chair' pits two first-time directors

Filmed-in-Pittsburgh reality competition chronicles two first-time directors making movies in Pittsburgh, Shane Dawson and  Anna Martemucci.

about 2 hours ago

 Chelsea Handler.

TV Q&A: 'White Collar' renewed for likely its final season

Questions answered about “White Collar,” TV Land programming and ads in nightly national newscasts.

about 2 hours ago

 Anna Martemucci directed "Hollidaysburg."

TV Review: Starz's 'The Chair,' shot in Pittsburgh, is glossy and soapy

Pittsburgh looks great in “The Chair,” a “Project Greenlight”-like moviemaking show that’s more soap opera than reality competition.

about 2 hours ago

 Ricki Wertz lip-synching "I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outta My Hair" outside the WENS studios.

The Next Page: The behind-the-camera love story of Pittsburgh TV pioneers Tom Borden and Ricki Wertz

“We fell in love at Channel 16,” recalled Ricki Wertz.  “Several of the WENS staff members got married, including Tom and I.”

about 1 hour ago

  Armie Hammer guest voices as twin oarsmen in the all-new "The D'oh-cial Network" episode.

Today's Springfield Moment ... 'The D'oh-cial Network'

“SpringFace” is no Facebook but at least Lisa Simpson has friends

about 2 hours ago

 "Mystifier" Mike Super from Peters preparing to think outside the box last week on NBC's "America's Got Talent."

Reality Check: 'Mystifier' from Peters stages amazing tricks to stay alive

And for his next trick: Pittsburgh’s Mike Super to compete in “America’s Got Talent” finals.

1 day ago

 From "The Simpsons" episode "MoneyBART."

Today's Springfield Moment ...

That opening credits couch gag from Banksy — as Homer would say “When did THAT happen?”

1 day ago

 Jim Quinn signs a book for fans while Rose Tennent talks to them at the Geno Levi Salon in December in Peters.

Quinn and Tennent say they rejected offer to host WJAS

Jim Quinn and Rose Tennent posted on Twitter that they declined an offer to join WJAS-AM.

1 day ago

 "Tyrant" stars, from left, Ashraf Barhom, Adam Rayner, Jennifer Finnegan, Anne Winters and Noah Silver.

Tuned In: High-class problem: too much good TV

With the quality shows on the air, some consider this the golden age of TV; ABC plans a “Frozen” special; “The Chief” debuts on WPXI.

2 days ago

 Homer Simpson.

Today's Springfield Moment ... 'The Simpsons Movie'

“Spider-Pig, Spider-Pig!” Turns out, the “Simpsons Movie” is even better than “Under the Dome.”

2 days ago

 Margaret Colin, Eric Close and Dennis Haysbert starred in the short-lived CBS drama "Now and Again," now out on DVD.

Beloved CBS drama 'Now and Again' finally surfaces on DVD

Critical hit comes with a decent collection of bonus features.

3 days ago

 "The Sopranos, from left, Edie Falco, as Carmela; James Gandolfini as Tony; Robert Iler as A.J. and Jamie-Lynn Sigler as Meadow.

David Chase: Tony Soprano lived

"Sopranos" creator David Chase tells Vox that the HBO mobster survived.

3 days ago

 Lisa with Snowball.

Today's Springfield Moment ... 'Future-Drama'

"The Simpsons" takes another gaze into the crystal ball with "Future-Drama."

3 days ago

 "Madden NFL 15"

Game review: ‘Madden 15’ reaches superstar status on next-gen

“Madden NFL 15,” released Tuesday, is looking for redemption after “Madden 25’s” disappointing showing.

4 days ago

 The "Island of Dr. Hibbert" vignette from the "Treehouse of Horror" episode of "The Simpsons."

Today's Springfield moment ... 'Treehouse of Horror' times 3

Three “Treehouse of Horror” episodes in one day! One’s at 12:30 a.m. so you probably missed it already? D’oh!

4 days ago

 Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul pose at the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards.

In the Primetime Emmy Awards 'Breaking Bad' broke good

“Breaking Bad” wins big Monday night at the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards.

5 days ago

 Ty Burrell accepts the award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a comedy series for his role in "Modern Family."

Emmy Award winners

Winners of the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, given out Monday night.

5 days ago

 Host Seth Meyers speaks on stage at the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles.

Emmy broadcast relies mainly on comedy

The 2014 Emmy telecast proved to be a mostly well-paced, comedy-fueled celebration of television.

5 days ago

 Lena Dunham arrives at the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards.

Stars walked Emmys carpet in red-hot looks

They kept it classy with sophisticated silhouettes and muted hues that were balanced by a range of reds and a smattering of sparkles.

5 days ago

 Mike Super and Mel B during "America's Got Talent."

Local 'mystifier' still in 'Talent' pool

“America’s Got Talent” gives second chance to Pittsburgh “mystifier” Mike Super.

5 days ago

Shovlin gets morning show on WISH

Former WJAS talent Chris Shovlin to host a morning show with Cris Winter on WISH 99.7.

5 days ago

 "Skinner's Sense of Snow." From left, Maggie, Marge, Lisa Homer and Bart Simpson.

Today's Springfield Moment ... 'Skinner's Sense of Snow'

Where’s Mr. Plow when you need him? Springfield Elementary is snowed in, and the students revolt.

5 days ago

 "When You Dish Upon a Star" (Homer in bed with Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger).

Today's Springfield Moment ... 'When You Dish Upon a Star'

Homer Simpson cannot keep a secret.

6 days ago

 Seth Meyers is host of the "Primetime Emmy Awards."

Emmys host Seth Meyers will go for laughs

The “Late Night” host gears up for his Emmy Awards hosting gig, eschewing a song and dance routine in favor of jokes.

1 week ago

TV Q&A with Rob Owen

Questions answered about “Criminal Minds,” “Revolution” and “Good Morning America.”

1 week ago

 Shadyside native Tom Smuts, a writer on AMC's "Mad Men," plans to ride his bike wearing this outfit to the Emmy Awards tonight in Los Angeles.

Emmy nominee Tom Smuts promotes bicycle awareness

Shadyside native and “Mad Men” writer/producer Tom Smuts will be riding his bike to the Emmys.

1 week ago

 Bart and Milhouse.

Today's Springfield Moment ...

There are no small characters in the busy, strange world of “The Simpsons.”

1 week ago

 Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman in "Doctor Who."

Next phase of 'Doctor Who' debuts

The Capaldi Era of the 50-year-old sci-fi series begins with the season eight premiere tonight on BBC America.

1 week ago

Reality check: 'Utopia' sounds anything but

“Utopia’s” cast of pioneers is released. These people are going to create a new society?

1 week ago

 Gary Fischer, John Simm, Mira Sorvino, James Frain and Millie Brown in 'Intruders."

Tuned In: 'Intruders' a tough nut to crack

BBC America debuts the puzzling, clear-as-mud “Intruders”; Nielsen dishes data on Pittsburgh TV viewers.

1 week ago

 Leonard Nimoy, second from left, guest starred as himself in "The Simpsons" episode "Marge Vs. the Monorail."

Today's Springfield Moment ...

Things get spacey when guest star Leonard Nimoy drops by Springfield in “The Simpsons” episode “Marge Vs. the Monorail.”

1 week ago

 Bart Simpson.

FXX to air every 'Simpsons' episode ever

Ay carumba! A 552-episode “Simpsons” marathon starts Thursday on FXX.

1 week ago

 Seth Meyers, host of the 2014 Emmy Awards ceremony.

2014 Emmy Awards nominees and winners

Winners are marked with an “X” on the PG list of major-category nominees for the Primetime Emmys.

1 week ago

 Tim Gunn.

TV Q&A: Sweeps ratings absolutely matter

Sweeps ratings mean a lot to TV stations competing for advertising dollars.

2 weeks ago

 Peters Township "mystifier" Mike Super freaks out "America's Got Talent" judge Mel B.

Reality check: Young pianist fails to get enough votes on 'America's Got Talent'

Contestants Adrian Romoff and Mike Super are out in the quarterfinal round.

2 weeks ago

Sally Wiggin to be inducted into state broadcasters hall of fame

Longtime Pittsburgh broadcaster Sally Wiggin will be inducted into the Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame in the spring.

2 weeks ago

 Daniel Tiger meets his new baby sister on "Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood."

Tuned In: New Tiger joins 'Neighborhood'

“Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood” returns for season two with a new character named after Fred Rogers’ mentor; SEC Network arrives on Comcast.

2 weeks ago

 Taylor Schilling portrays in inmate in the women's prison series "Orange is the New Black" a streaming series on Netflix.

TV discovers prison isn't such a confining setting

At least three current shows have found a home, at least partly, in the grim penitentiary setting.

2 weeks ago

WDZZ-AM up for sale

WDDZ-AM is part of the station group up for sale by Radio Disney network.

2 weeks ago

 Lisa Loring, who portrayed Wednesday Addams on "The Addams Family," will be at the Horror Realm convention this weekend.

Horror Realm will be a-haunting this weekend

Zombies, monsters and Addamses walk among the faithful for a weekend of thrills and chills in Bethel Park.

2 weeks ago

 Among the cast of "Heartbreakers" on Investigation Discovery are Christopher Knight, left, Tracey Gold and Anthony Sabato Jr.

Tuned In: Cheesy real-crime series 'Heartbreakers' debuts

Investigation Discovery’s “Heartbreakers,” stars ‘80s and ‘90s prime-time stalwarts re-creating tales of real-life crimes.

2 weeks ago

 Pittsburgh chef Elise Wims will be on NBC's "Food Fighters."

Local chef snags celebrity role on 'Food Fighters'

Pittsburgh chef and former “Hell’s Kitchen” standout Elise Wims returns to TV tonight with NBC’s “Food Fighters.”

2 weeks ago

 Sean Bean stars as an undercover agent in TNT's "Legends."

Tuned In: Sean Bean is believable in 'Legends'

Actor Sean Bean, killed off in HBO’s “Game of Thrones” and ABC’s “Missing,” gets to live as the hero in TNT’s “Legends.”

2 weeks ago

Local Emmy nominations announced

WTAE-TV and KDKA-TV lead local stations with 25 Mid-Atlantic Emmy nominations each.

2 weeks ago

 David Shiffman works to control a lemon shark in the Florida Everglades prior to tagging and measuring. Because of his savvy knowledge of sharks, the biologist and Mt. Lebanon High grad has gained a large following on Twitter.

Mt. Lebanon native jaws at Discovery’s Shark Week

Shark Week is ready to chomp down on the nation’s TV screens again this week. And that means David Shiffman is sharpening his harpoon.

2 weeks ago

Cultural changes in attitude toward TV

A CBS survey of 700 people in the U.S. last year found that 28 percent said they’re watching more television.

2 weeks ago

 Jayma Mays stars as Debbie in "The Millers," which CBS has renewed for the 2014-15 TV season.

TV Q&A: Why haven't we seen more shots of Pittsburgh?

Answers to questions about the fate of CBS’s “Intelligence,” “The Crazy Ones” and “The Millers.”

3 weeks ago

 "Swissvale's Gwen Crew was eliminated on the most recent challenge of "Face Off."

Reality Check: Ohio Township woman competes on 'Broken Skull'

The “Office Lady” toughs it out on CMT’s “Broken Skull Challenge.”

3 weeks ago

 Claire Randall (Caitriona Balfe), Jamie Fraser (Sam Heugan), Rupert MacKenzie (Grant O'Rourke) in "Outlander."

Tuned In: 'Outlander' goes from page to small screen

Starz debuts a sometimes slow, often talky fantasy romance, “Outlander;” WQED drops “The Lawrence Welk Show” reruns.

3 weeks ago



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