TV & Radio

 (Clockwise) Lil Rel Howery, Jermaine Fowler, Josh Rabinowtiz, The Lucas Bros., Kevin Barnett and Jennifer Bartels of truTV's "Friends of the People," a new sketch comedy series.

Revamped TruTV aims to be a fun ride

TruTV leaves its Court TV past behind and embarks on a recalibration to become a destination for comedy fans.

about 12 hours ago

 A&E's "Godfather of Pittsburgh" features Vince Isoldi and his family.

'Godfather of Pittsburgh' to premiere Nov. 10 on A&E

Eight one-hour episodes will feature Vince Isoldi, his wife, Carla, sons Enzo, Adolfo and Romero and father-in-law Junior Williams.

3 days ago

 Chris Evans, right, leads a band of have-nots in the dystopian thriller, "Snowpiercer" available on video on demand.

Video on demand is ramping up marketing

Coming soon to a laptop near you: the latest blockbuster movie?

4 days ago

 Jim Longworth (portrayed by Matt Passmore) was shot on his wedding day to Callie Cargill (Kiele Sanchez) on “The Glades,” which A&E canceled before resolving its cliffhanger.

TV Q&A: Who shot Jim Longworth on 'The Glades'?

Questions answered about “The Glades,” “The Sound of Music Live” and “Ripper Street.”

4 days ago

 Pleasant Hills resident Drew Talbot, shown in the "Beautiful Disaster" episode, is still is still in the running on Syfy's "Face Off."

Reality Check: Pleasant Hills resident enjoys ‘Face Off' challenge

“Face Off” showcases Pleasant Hills’ Drew Talbot, others with local ties; Ross’ Chris Jamison kills it on “The Voice.”

5 days ago

NPR's 'Wait, Wait ... Don’t Tell Me' show in Pittsburgh airs this weekend

Taped Thursday at the Benedum Center, the hour-long show featured Pittsburgh native Jeff Goldblum as the home-grown celebrity guest.

5 days ago

 Viola Davis in "How to Get Away With Murder, " the new TV season'' biggest hit.

Tuned In: Looking at hits, misses of the new season

It’s more difficult than ever to judge prime-time winners and losers, but we look at the performance of the fall season’s newcomers.

6 days ago

 John Carroll Lynch attends the premiere screening of FX's "American Horror Story: Freak Show."

John Carroll Lynch lands juicy role in 'Freak Show'

Getting to know Twisty the Clown from FX's "American Horror Story: Freak Show."

1 week ago

 A Time Warner Cable office is pictured in San Diego on Wednesday. Time Warner Inc.'s HBO will launch a standalone online streaming service next year to make hit shows such as "Game of Thrones" available to people who do not subscribe to cable television.

HBO Go will stand on its own as Internet TV rises

So, is this the end of pay-TV as we know it? As many as 10 million U.S. households are now broadband-only.

1 week ago

 Ken Marino as Jake, Casey Wilson as Annie in "Marry Me."

TV Review: 'Marry Me' gets off to a funny start

“Marry Me” owes a debt to the late “Happy Endings” as “Marry Me” attempts to succeed where “Happy Endings” failed.

1 week ago

BBC Radio documentary explores August Wilson's Pittsburgh and plays

British actor Lenny Henry came to Pittsburgh to conduct interviews and see the city that shaped the late playwright’s life and work.

1 week ago

 Gina Rodriguez as Jane and Andrea Navedo as Xiomara in "Jane the Virgin."

TV Review: 'Jane the Virgin' serves up comic melodrama

Like the telenovela-inspired “Ugly Betty,” The CW’s telenovela remake “Jane the Virgin” relies on a fizzy mix of comedy and melodrama.

1 week ago

TV Q&A: TLC renews 'Myrtle Manor'

Questions answered about “The Newsroom,” “Welcome to Myrtle Manor” and local weather branding.

1 week ago

 In this Sept. 22, 2014 photo, Tommy Chong performs with Peta Murgatroyd on the celebrity dance competition series "Dancing With the Stars" in Los Angeles. The Nielsen company admitted Friday to errors dating back to March in its measurement of television viewing. CBS research chief David Poltrack said his network became suspicious upon looking at ratings for “Dancing With the Stars” on Sept. 22.

Nielsen admits to errors in TV measurement

The Nielsen company blamed a software glitch for errors in its television ratings system.

1 week ago

Reality check: It's back to Wasilla with new MTV series

MTV unveils plans for new show, “Slednecks.” It’s set in Alaska and sounds pretty much like what you’d expect.

1 week ago

 Dominic West as Noah and Ruth Wilson as Alison in "The Affair."

TV review: 'The Affair' delivers creative storytelling

Showtime’s engrossing “The Affair” offers a fresh storytelling approach; “The Walking Dead” returns, offers a rare moment of happiness.

1 week ago

Embrace digital content, PBS chief tells WQED

Paula Kerger, speaking at the final 2014 WQED Multimedia public board meeting said education is at the center of everything PBS creates.

1 week ago

‘Pittsburgh From the Water’ flows by pleasantly enough

WQED Multimedia program takes viewers on a smooth, watery trip.

2 weeks ago

 Cristela Alonzo stars in "Cristela," a family comedy loosely based on her life and stand-up routine.

TV Review: ‘Cristela’ better than average

A winning lead star and her reactions raise ABC’s “Cristela” above its otherwise typical family sitcom trappings.

2 weeks ago

 Matt Lauria and Nick Jonas star on DIRECTV’s original drama series "Kingdom."

TV review: 'Kingdom' reaches out to dudes

In an attempt to woo both genders, DirecTV blends MMA fighting with soapy storylines in the appealing “Kingdom.”

2 weeks ago

 Warner Bros.' "Middle-Earth: Shadows of Mordor" is one of the best reviewed video games.

Game review: 'Shadows of Mordor' one of year's best

Using the gold standard of the video game action genre, the story is set between the times of “The Hobbit” and “The Lord of the Rings.”

2 weeks ago

 Grant Gustin as "The Flash."

TV Review: 'The Flash'

The CW’s “The Flash” is the feel-good superhero show of the new TV season.

2 weeks ago

 From left, John Doman as Carmine Falcone, Camren Bicondova as Selina Kyle, Jada Pinkett Smith as Fish Mooney, Robin Lord Taylor as Oswald Cobblepot and Cory Michael Smith as Edward Nygma in "Gotham."

TV previews: TV hopes to copy big screen’s superhero success

Moviegoers who are tired of superhero movie overkill won’t find much escape on the broadcast networks this fall.

2 weeks ago

TV Q&A: Morning news is too cute, says viewer

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

2 weeks ago

 Claire Danes returns as Carrie Mathison in season four of "Homeland."

Tuned in: 'Homeland' reborn without Brody

The death of Brody breathes new life into Showtime’s “Homeland” as Carrie runs operations abroad in season four.

2 weeks ago

 Firefighter Matthew Onyshko, a Brighton Heights resident and North Catholic High School graduate, appeared on The Ellen show with his wife, Jessica.

Pittsburgh firefighter with ALS appears on 'Ellen DeGeneres Show'

Firefighter Matthew Onyshko, a Brighton Heights resident, appeared on the show with his wife, Jessica.

2 weeks ago

 Dave Filoni, Pittsburgh native, Steelers fan and executive producer of "Star Wars: Rebels."

Tuned In: Pittsburgh native delves into 'Star Wars' lore

The Force is with Dave Filoni and he delves deeper into “Star Wars” lore in the new animated series “Rebels.”

2 weeks ago

WQED Multimedia cuts jobs, trims hours of some workers

WQED Multimedia ends fiscal year by cutting staff and reducing hours of five staffers, including producer and host Chris Moore.

3 weeks ago

 Cristin Milioti as Zelda and Ben Feldman as Andrew in "A to Z."

TV reviews: Expect laughs from some debuts, groans from others

Comedies "A to Z" and "Survivor's Remorse" hit their mark; "Bad Judge" and "Mulaney" fall short.

3 weeks ago

 Maggie Q and Dylan McDermott) star in "Stalker" on CBS.

TV reviews: Both 'Stalker' and 'Gracepoint' horrify in their own way

More women in jeopardy as entertainment on CBS’s “Stalker;” Fox remakes BBC America’s “Broadchurch” as “Gracepoint.”

3 weeks ago

 "All of this is happening and it’s just crazy,” said Chris Jamison, 20, of Ross.

Ross singer's soul rings true with judges on 'The Voice'

Pittsburgher Chris Jamison, a North Hills graduate, makes a splash on “The Voice” after getting his start in music locally.

3 weeks ago

WQED Multimedia cuts jobs, cuts back some workers' hours

Citing a decline in state and federal support, WQED axes three full-time staffers and one part-timer.

3 weeks ago

 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.”

3 weeks ago

 Chris Jamison, 20, of Ross

Ross man hits high note on 'The Voice'

Chris Jamison, 20, of Ross advanced past the “blind auditions” round Tuesday on the NBC television show “The Voice.”

3 weeks 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.

3 weeks 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.”

3 weeks 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 weeks 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.

3 weeks 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.”

3 weeks 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.

3 weeks 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."

4 weeks 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

4 weeks 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.

4 weeks 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 month 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 month ago



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