TV & Radio

 Rick Sebak at Tessaro's in Bloomfield, one of the things noted in his "25 Things I Like About Pittsburgh."

Saturday Diary: What a Pittsburgh newcomer learned from Rick Sebak

The documentary maker who exudes love for the city is ubiquitous. And his stories are reminders that in strangeness, there is possibility.

about 20 hours ago

 Bob Odenkirk stars in "Better Call Saul."

Tuned In: Cable cranks out midseason debuts

More scripted series than ever premiere in January and on several cable networks that are new to scripted shows.

1 day ago

 "Doctor Who," starring the Doctor, played by Peter Capaldi, and Clara portrayed by Jenna Coleman.

A different kind of Santa Claus on ‘Doctor Who’

A new “Doctor Who” Christmas special airs on BBC America Christmas night.

3 days ago

WJAS-AM to air 'Zachary's Gift' special

The radio special “Zachary’s Gift” tells the story of Fisher House, founded by Zachary Fisher.

3 days ago

 From left, Tammy Tsai and Adrienne Wehr in a scene from the Web series "Dog Bytes."

Creators of grotesque 'Dog Bytes' take story straight to the Web

Indie Web series "Dog Bytes" is a bizarre tale of people behaving badly.

4 days ago

 According to Mayor Bill Peduto’s office, some 9 million people watched the Sunday broadcast of CBS’ “Undercover Boss.”

Peduto's appearance on 'Undercover Boss' raises questions about cash gifts

Mayor Bill Peduto handed out money to city workers on the reality show, but he won’t say where the money came from.

4 days ago

 Bill Peduto does a stint as a municipal employee on "Undercover Boss."

Mayor Peduto promises to account for cash gifts given out on 'Undercover Boss'

The mayor dismissed concerns of an implicit quid pro quo between him and the donors.

4 days ago

 Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto went undercover for an episode of CBS's “Undercover Boss.”

Pittsburgh mayor's appearance on 'Undercover Boss' exposes city's virtues

“My hope all along was to highlight what makes Pittsburgh and its workers special, and the show did that,” Mayor Bill Peduto said.

5 days ago

Groom charged during filming of TLC's 'Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding'

Police said the groom being filmed for the TLC reality series threw glass cups at the wall and tried to provoke a fight.

6 days ago

TV Q&A: 'Taxi Brooklyn' may not roll again

Questions answered about “Playing House,” “NBC Nightly News,” “Extant,” “Boston’s Finest” and WBGN.

6 days ago

 Chris Jamison will head for the West Coast after the holidays in search of singing opportunities.

No place like home for Chris Jamison of 'The Voice'

The singer from Ross who made a splash on national TV is enjoying down time with his family before heading back to the West Coast.

1 week ago

 Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto helps as a carpenter installing doors with the city housing authority during his appearance on "Undercover Boss," which airs at 8:30 p.m. Sunday.

'Undercover Boss' appearance gives Mayor Peduto a new perspective

“Undercover Boss” gives Pittsburgh Mayor Peduto a new perspective on how to run a city.

1 week ago

 Elisha Cuthbert and Nick Zano star in "One Big Happy."

Tuned In: Networks roll out new shows for midseason

Broadcast networks plan for the new year, announcing new series premiere dates and series return dates, too.

1 week ago

 Martin Freeman plays one of the quirky characters in FX's "Fargo."

Best TV Show: 'Fargo'

With so much good TV, it's more difficult than ever to single out the truly great shows, although the No. 1 pick was an easy choice.

1 week ago

 Warner Bros.' "Middle-Earth: Shadows of Mordor."

Best Video Game: 'Shadow of Mordor'

With nothing new on the console front, 2014 was the year of games.

1 week ago

 Mary Robb Jackson.

KDKA's Mary Robb Jackson to retire

Longtime KDKA-TV reporter Mary Robb Jackson, who says her job has been the best ride of her life, will retire at the end of the year.

1 week ago

 Chris Jamison during finale of "The Voice."

Ross native Chris Jamison humbled by 'Voice' attention

As his star rises on “The Voice,” Pittsburgh’s Chris Jamison keeps his feet on the ground.

1 week ago

 Ross native Chris Jamison performs in the live finale of "The Voice" Monday night.

Pittsburgh's Chris Jamison finishes third in 'The Voice' competition

After three months on NBC's reality juggernaut, Mr. Jamison did not win "The Voice," but he certainly made a name for himself.

1 week ago

 "Elf: Buddy's Musical Christmas." Pictured, Buddy and Jovie.

TV review: 'Elf' won't become a holiday TV classic

The 2003 Will Ferrell film “Elf” gets remade as a one-hour animated musical, and the results disappoint.

1 week ago

 Three rings, priced at $200-$350, display iconic images from 'Sons of Anarchy" and are available online at

Shop Holiday: Gift suggestions for TV lovers

From “Sons of Anarchy” rings to books on “Downton Abbey,” there are plenty of options for television buffs.

1 week ago

 James D'Arcy and Chloe Sevigny starred in A&E's "Those Who Kill," which was canceled in June.

TV Q&A: Writer reveals what might have been for 'Those Who Kill'

Questions answered about “Those Who Kill,” “The Blacklist,” “Manhattan,” “Graceland,” “Survivor” and Brent Musberger.

1 week ago

 Chris Jamison of Ross, a finalist on "The Voice," performs Dec. 3 for the hometown crowd at Stage AE on the North Side.

Reality check: Pittsburgh’s Chris Jamison goes for the brass ring on 'The Voice'

At one point this week, Ross’ Chris Jamison had not one but two songs in the iTunes Top 10.

2 weeks ago

 Fireworks at Downtown's Light Up Night fireworks last month.

Fox News takes back not-so-‘sparkling’ report on Pittsburgh

As evidence of the “War on Christmas,” Fox cited Pittsburgh’s “Sparkle Day,” an outdated reference to the 1994-97 “Sparkle Season” campaign.

2 weeks ago

 Brian Van Holt portrays Capt. William Denninger in the Syfy miniseries "Ascension."

Tuned In: 'Ascension' goes off course; 'Secret Santa' lags

Syfy’s “Ascension” begins well but betrays its promise to be a “limited-event series” by the time it’s done; TLC’s “Secret Santa” bores.

2 weeks ago

 Michael Keaton stars as Riggan in "Birdman." Keaton has been nominated for a Golden Globe for best actor in a comedy or musical and the movie's director, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, has also been nominated. The movie garnered five other nominations: best supporting actor, actress, best original score, best director and best screenplay.

'Birdman' grabs 7 Golden Globe nominations, 'Foxcatcher,' 3

The annual awards, chosen by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, will be hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler on Jan. 11.

2 weeks ago

 Michael Keaton, left, and Edward Norton were nominated for Screen Actors Guild Awards Wednesday for their roles in "Birdman."

‘Birdman’ leads SAG nominations; Pittsburgh-filmed 'Foxcatcher' also honored

Pittsburgh native Michael Keaton earns a Screen Actors Guild Awards nomination for leading actor for his role in “Birdman.”

2 weeks ago

 Bing Crosby.

TV preview: 'Bing Crosby' special touches on Pirates ties

PBS’s “American Masters” re-discovers Bing Crosby for a 90-minute documentary and his son talks of Pittsburgh ties.

2 weeks ago

 PIttsburgh's Chris Jamison performs Monday night on NBC's "The Voice."

Pittsburgh's Chris Jamison moves on to 'The Voice' finale

The Ross man qualifies for next week's finale of NBC's "The Voice," as revealed Tuesday night on the live results show.

2 weeks ago

 From left, Tobias Menzies and Maggie Gyllenhaal starred in the SundanceTV original series "The Honorable Woman."

TV Q&A: Antenna is likely culprit for bad reception

Questions answered about Cloo, “The Honorable Woman” and “The Price Is Right.”

2 weeks ago

 Ross native Chris Jamison, a semifinalist on NBC's "The Voice," performs Wednesday night for a hometown crowd at Stage AE on the North Shore.

Reality check: Cranberry sisters give 'Dead Files' a hand

Butler County sisters help spirits “cross cover” on Travel Channel show.

3 weeks ago

 Courtney Benedetti just had to take "Tonight" host Jimmy Fallon to Primanti's in the Strip shortly before the show's launch.

Upper St. Clair native styles celebrities' hair for stage, screen, red carpet

Courtney Benedetti is head of the hair department for “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” and lists many other famous clients.

3 weeks ago

 Rebecca Romijn in TNT's "The Librarians."

Tuned In: TNT's 'Librarians' off to a slow start

Plus: WQED changes one of its subchannels; WTAE raises “Project Bundle-Up” funds.

3 weeks ago

 Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto goes undercover (pictured at right) for an episode of CBS's "Undercover Boss" airing Dec. 21.

Pittsburgh mayor Bill Peduto stars on CBS reality show 'Undercover Boss'

The mayor’s “Undercover Boss” episode was filmed this fall in a little less than a week.

3 weeks ago

 Henry Winkler on "Watch What Happens Live."

Steel City Con: Henry Winkler divides his time between acting career and helping kids

The actor best known for his role as The Fonz has authored many books and has been an advocate for children with learning challenges.

3 weeks ago

 Edison Elf and Murray himself in "How Murray Saved Christmas."

TV Review: 'How Murray Saved Christmas' is a rare, irreverent holiday special

From a writer of "The Simpsons" with music reminiscent of "Family Guy," an offbeat Christmas special debuts tonight on NBC at 8 p.m.

3 weeks ago

Cutting the cord and going Roku

Roku is a brave new world of streaming television and a lower cable bill.

3 weeks ago

CBS, Dish TV face Thursday deadline

Pittsburgh Dish subscribers might lose KDKA, The CW

3 weeks ago

Viewership slips on early morning newscasts

Early risers not wedded to TV news lately

3 weeks ago

 Vince Isoldi, of Collier, starred in A&E's "Godfather of Pittsburgh."

A&E pulls plug on 'Godfather of Pittsburgh'

The remaining “Godfather” episodes will be burned off at 12 and 1 p.m. Sunday beginning this weekend.

3 weeks ago

 "Toy Story That Time Forgot," is a new Christmas special featuring favorite characters from the "Toy Story" films.

TV review: 'Toy Story' short on ABC entertaining

A new “Toy Story” short on ABC serves as a welcome placeholder until the fourth film arrives in 2017.

3 weeks ago

 Ross Township's Chris Jamison will be performing live in his hometown.

Chris Jamison moves on to 'The Voice' semifinals, performs today at Stage AE

The Ross native will be at Stage AE for a free concert tonight at 6.

3 weeks ago

 Angie Harmon's character, Jane Rizzoli, has become pregnant in TNT's "Rizzoli & Isles."

TV Q&A: The TV character is pregnant, not the actress

Questions answered about “Longmire,” “Perception,” “Rizzoli & Isles,” “NCIS” and movies on TCM.

3 weeks ago

 NBC's "The Voice" has made Chris Jamison of Ross a literal rock star.

Reality Check: Chris Jamison of Ross makes it to 'The Voice' semifinals

Pittsburgh’s Chris Jamison is hitting high notes on NBC’s “The Voice.”

4 weeks ago

 Grumpy Cat stars "Grumpy Cat’s Worst Christmas Ever."

Tuned In: 'Grumpy Cat' movie feels like cheap rushed job

Lifetime takes a break from woman-in-jeopardy drama for a comedic holiday film starring Grumpy Cat; “It Takes a Choir” re-re-rescheduled.

4 weeks ago

 "Disney's A Christmas Carol" features the voices of Jim Carrey as Scrooge and Gary Oldman as Tiny Tim. It airs Dec. 5 at 6 p.m. on ABC Family.

Holiday TV shows: A complete guide to this season's specials

There’s something for everyone on this list of shows, running through Jan. 1

4 weeks ago

 The new Won't You Be My Neighbor website.

Cybertainment: Fred Rogers Company starts good neighborhood website

The Fred Rogers Company launches Won’t You Be My Neighbor site. YouTube will add Music Key music streaming service.

4 weeks ago

 Laurie Metcalf stars as Marjorie in "The McCarthys" and also appears in HBO's "Getting On."

More actors working double duty this season

TV networks are now more willing to share actors than they've ever been, with several performers pulling double duty as series regulars

1 month ago



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