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  Savannah Fitzgerald and her father are part of a new TruTV series, "Kart Life." They'll be featured Wednesday.

Reality check: Greenville teen runs with guys in kart racing

Mercer County teen Savannah Fitzgerald races with the boys on the new TruTV show “Kart Life.”

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New WGN America series to film in Western Pennsylvania

The series “Outsiders” follows the Appalachian Farrell family, who, according to WGN America, live off the grid and above the law on a

1 day ago


 Joseph Fiennes hosts an episode of PBS's "Shakespeare Uncovered."

Tuned In: For PBS, it's important to be earnest about The Bard

PBS revisits classic literature in the second season of “Shakespeare Uncovered” and NBC plots a move for “The Blacklist.”

1 day ago


From Sarnoff to Seinfeld, Harvard lecturer explores Jewish characters in television

Rachel L. Greenblatt, speaking at Congregation Emanu-El Israel, addressed the presence and absence of American Jews in the TV industry.

2 days ago


 Allison Tolman plays Molly Solverson in "Fargo."

Strong, fascinating women in TV dramas often saddled with quirks to make them more interesting

Why are women the ‘weaker’ sex when it comes to portraying characters on television dramas?

3 days ago


 Murrysville's Maddie Ziegler is only 12 but has been performing in high-profile music videos. Maddie, left, danced with Denna Thomsen on "Saturday Night Live" on Jan. 17 with Sia, right, singing "Elastic Heart."

From Sia videos to 'Dance Moms,' Murrysville dancer steps into pop culture fame

Murrysville’s Maddie Ziegler is on her toes as dance takes her around the world.

4 days ago


‘Glee’ actress Melissa Benoist to star in new CBS series

The new one-hour drama “Supergirl” is the latest in a flurry of TV shows based on comic book superheroes.

5 days ago


 Michael Mosley, left, and Kevin Daniels star in "Sirens," airing at 10 p.m. Tuesdays on the USA Network. Denis Leary is an executive producer for the show, but he is not a series regular.

TV Q&A: Compensation for TV folks is up to the station

Questions are answered about fill-in weathercasters, broadcasting trials in Pennsylvania, “Sirens” and “Rachael Ray.”

6 days ago


 For The CW's "Jane the Virgin," Gina Rodriguez won a Golden Globe for best actress in a TV series, musical or comedy.

15 years after efforts began, TV networks make unequal progress toward on-screen diversity

ABC, NBC and Fox have a higher percentage of blacks in prime time than there is in the general population — a significant change over 1999.

6 days ago


 Nothing is simple about the first challenge for Todd Landree of Venetia and his teammates in the premiere of TBS's "King of the Nerds."

Reality check: Local recruiter having fun on 'King of Nerds'

Washington County’s Todd Landree makes the journey to “Nerdvana” for the TBS show “King of the Nerds.”

1 week ago


 Michael Raymond-James portrays Paul Revere in the new History channel miniseries "Sons of Liberty."

Tuned In: Miniseries 'Sons of Liberty' takes liberties with history

History goes for blockbuster style in “Sons of Liberty,” and ABC’s “Galavant” gallops to its season finale.

1 week ago


 The Screen Actors Guild Awards actor statuette appears near the Hollywood sign in Los Angeles. The SAG awards will be presented on Sunday.

SAG Awards give actors a chance to evaluate colleagues

The golden glow for Pittsburgh native Michael Keaton and others continues with the SAG Awards set for Sunday night at 8 in Los Angeles.

1 week ago


 Brad Burmeister, left, and Craig Britcher place a likeness of Fred Rogers on a re-creation of the TV set of "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" at the Heinz History Center.

It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood at Heinz History Center

“Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” is re-created in an exhibit opening today.

1 week ago


 Rainn Wilson stars as "Backstrom," a brilliant but unlikable detective in the new show premiering on Fox.

TV reviews: 'Backstrom' goes the way of most 'House' wannabes

Fox premieres "House" retread "Backstrom" with a star of "The Office;" CBS's sitcom "Mom" gets dramatic (again!).

1 week ago


 Michelle Dockery and Dan Stevens as Lady Mary and Michael Crawley. His character died in a car crash last season.

Killing off characters is all the rage in today’s prime-time TV dramas

These days TV shows thrive by killing off characters and sometimes the more beloved the better.

1 week ago


 "August Wilson: The Ground on Which I Stand," about the life and career of the Pittsburgh native and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, debuts on PBS Feb. 20.

Tuned In: August Wilson documentary unveiled after 8 years in the making

The WQED-“American Masters” co-production documentary on August Wilson is previewed, and Pittsburgh’s Billy Porter loves Fox’s “Empire.”

1 week ago


Rehkopf leaves KDKA again

Radio’s Bill Rehkopf leaves KDKA for Washington, D.C., sister station, again.

1 week ago


PEOPLE: Justin Bieber, Sylvester Stallone, Jonathan Knight and more!

Comedy Central will roast singer Justin Bieber.

1 week ago


Rainn Wilson trades ‘Office’ work for detective job

The series is based on the books by Swedish author Leif G. W. Persson.

1 week ago


 Grant Gustin as The Flash and Stephen Amell as The Arrow.

Tuned In: CW, ABC find success in comic book pages

Comic book-inspired series find success in “Flash” and “Arrow” The CW and “Agent Carter” on ABC while PBS orders more dramas.

1 week ago


 Pittsburgh Comicon, a draw for cosplayers in Monroeville Convention Center, is now Wizard World Comic Con Pittsburgh and is moving Downtown to the David L. Lawrence Convention Center.

National company Wizard World acquires Pittsburgh Comicon

The long-standing pop culture convention joins a company that produces big-name events nationwide.

1 week ago


 The stars of "Empire" pictured clockwise: Bryshere Gray, Trai Byers, Jussie Smollett, Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson.

Tuned In: Fox's 'Empire' builds on early momentum

Fox has a hit with “Empire,” orders season two already; FX prepares for season two of “Fargo.”

1 week ago


 Larry Wilmore, known as "senior black correspondent" for "The Daily Show," has years of topical-comedy making experience.

TV Preview: 'Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore' follows in Colbert's footsteps

Seasoned comedian and writer Larry Wilmore launches his Comedy Central show tomorrow, blending comedy with “Face the Nation” style news.

1 week ago


TV Q&A: Try VCR or DVR for 'Masterpiece Mystery' reruns

Questions answered about PBS’s “Masterpiece,” ME-TV, “Hot in Cleveland” and “Monk.”

1 week ago


 Scott Cohen and Hope Davis portray spies for Russia in NBC's "Allegiance."

Tuned In: NBC defends originality of 'Allegiance'

NBC pledges “Allegiance” to a knockoff of FX’s “The Americans”; acting not imitating real-life figures for Lifetime’s “Whitney.”

2 weeks ago


 Latrobe's Chris Reese takes on the insanely difficult "Steve Austin's Broken Skull Challenge" Sunday on CMT.

Reality check: Latrobe laborer tries 'Austin's Challenge'

“Broken Skull Challenge,” airing on CMT, features Chris Reese, a Latrobe man with a mission.

2 weeks ago


 Emily Hampshire, right, is Jennifer in Syfy's "12 Monkeys."

Tuned In: '12 Monkeys' a run-of-the-mill thriller

Syfy’s “12 Monkeys” rehashes conspiracy thriller tropes and a producer slams his own show, ABC’s “Fresh Off the Boat.”

2 weeks ago


 Lifetime's "Whitney" stars Yaya DaCosta as the singer.

Lifetime's 'Whitney' a tough sell in digital age

The Lifetime biopic of troubled R&B star Whitney Houston is a candy-colored whirl through the ’80s.

2 weeks ago


Pittsburgh police chief to appear live on WQED show

City of Pittsburgh police Chief Cameron McLay to appear on live WQED show, will take viewer questions

2 weeks ago


 Jay Baruchel stars as Josh on "Man Seeking Woman" on FXX.

Tuned In: FXX sitcom 'Man Seeking Woman' rather bizarre

Cable’s FXX debuts a bizarre but funny show at 10:30 tonight; CBS readies another “CSI” starring Patricia Arquette.

2 weeks ago


 Dennis Bowman in the weather center at KDKA-TV.

KDKA meteorologist Dennis Bowman to retire in April

Bowman spent the last 10 years at KDKA-TV and previously worked at WPXI for 16 years.

2 weeks ago


 "The Odd Couple" stars Matthew Perry as endearing slob Oscar Madison and Thomas Lennon as uptight neat freak Felix Unger, two former college buddies who become unlikely roommates after the demise of their marriages.

Tuned In: CBS gives 'Odd Couple' a modern twist

CBS reboots “The Odd Couple,” renews three new dramas and The CW reups its full fall slate.

2 weeks ago


Cybertainment: Videos capture unusual performances

Stop-action “Slow Danger” is filmed in Pittsburgh. SLB Productions’ recorded oral history project Crossing Fences adds new communities.

2 weeks ago


 Pittsburgh native and Carnegie Mellon Univerisity grad, John Garet Stoker stars as Conner in MTV's "Eye Candy." .

Tuned In: ‘Mad Men’ bows out, and ‘Saul’ debuts

AMC faces the end of “Mad Men” and prepares to debut “Breaking Bad” spinoff; Pittsburgh native stars on MTV’s “Eye Candy.”

2 weeks ago


 Michael Keaton arrives at the 72nd annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday. The Pittsburgh native took the award for best actor in a motion picture, musical or comedy for "Birdman."

Pittsburgh native Michael Keaton wins big at Golden Globes for 'Birdman'

“Boyhood,” “Grand Budapest Hotel,” Eddie Redmayne, Patricia Arquette, and Julianne Moore earn Globes from the Hollywood Foreign Press.

2 weeks ago


 Golden Globes hosts Tina Fey, left, and Amy Poehler poked fun at celebrities and celeb culture during the broadcast of Sunday's "72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards" on Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. (AP Photo/NBC, Paul Drinkwater)

Tuned In: Golden Globes hosts keep jokes coming fast and furious

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler bring their trademark smart, celebrity-mocking humor to the “72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards.”

2 weeks ago


 The 72nd annual Golden Globe Awards feature the return of Tina Fey and Amy Poehler as hosts.

Winners in movies and TV at the 72nd annual Golden Globe Awards

An “X” marks those taking home a Golden Globes statue. The ballot was updated as winners were announced on Jan. 11.

2 weeks ago


 Kathy Bates has adapted a Baltimore accent for FX's "American Horror Story: Freak Show."

TV Q&A with Rob Owen

Questions answered about “Parenthood,” “Full Throttle Saloon” and “American Horror Story: Freak Show.”

2 weeks ago


 HBO premieres "Togetherness," starring Melanie Lynskey, left, Amanda Peet, Mark Duplass, Abby Ryder Fortson and Steve Zissis, Sunday.

Tuned In: New series finds a touch of fun in the ennui of marriage

HBO debuts “Togetherness;” awesome “Episodes” returns; Tina Fey prepares to host the Golden Globes for the last time.

3 weeks ago


 Franklin Park native Sydney Hutchko has found her ticket to Hollywood via Nashville as a contestant on "American Idol."

Reality Check: Pittsburgh native takes another go at 'American Idol'

Franklin Park native Sydney Hutchko is a little bit country and a little bit “American Idol.”

3 weeks ago


 Screen shot from “Halo 5: Guardians," a beta version of the new game set for release later this year.

Rebuilding a video game brand with 'Halo 5' beta

343 Industries makes the right move with an early beta of “Halo 5: Guardians.” The video-game developer is learning from MCC mistakes.

3 weeks ago


 British artist Martha Richler drew a scene worthy of a "Les Miserable" production with Liberty clutching the flag and a pen.

Cartoonists, comics decry Paris slayings

Humorists in Pittsburgh and around the world take to the pen, TV studio in response to Charlie Hebdo attacks in Paris.

3 weeks ago


 Jane Krakowski and Ellie Kemper star in Netflix's new comedy series "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt."

Tuned In: Netflix geared up to add new series

The TV critics press tour begins with Netflix predicting the end of broadcasting and cable executives pitching shows.

3 weeks ago


 Feminist cultural center and bookstore In Other Words plays the role of Women and Women First on "Portlandia."

Tracking down the real sites used in 'Portlandia' comedy

Characters abound in TV’s “Portlandia” and in the Oregon locations where the sketch comedy series films its episodes.

3 weeks ago


 The cast of "Empire," clockwise Bryshere Gray, Trai Byers, Jussie Smollett, Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson.

TV review: Strong acting drives premiere of hip-hop music drama 'Empire'

An old-fashioned, juicy soap set against a modern backdrop makes Fox’s “Empire” a potential new prime-time addiction.

3 weeks ago


 "Marvel's Agent Carter" stars Hayley Atwell as Agent Peggy Carter.

TV Review: ABC puts a Marvel woman front and center in 'Agent Carter'

Marvel adds another TV series to its portfolio with a female-lead property, ABC’s “Agent Carter.”

3 weeks ago


 A YouTube screen shot from the new Weight Watchers ad campaign "Help With The Hard Part." Ana Gasteyer leads a group of Weight Watchers coaches through a dieting version of "The 12 Days of Christmas."

Lighthearted Weight Watchers ad campaign promises to 'Help With the Hard Part'

At a time when participation in organized dieting programs is on the decline, Weight Watchers has rolled out a new marketing strategy.

3 weeks ago


 Sydney Hutchko

Pittsburgh singer Sydney Hutchko to audition for 'American Idol'

The Franklin Park native and North Allegheny High School grad will be among the contestants auditioning for “American Idol.”

3 weeks ago


 Michael Keaton and Edward Norton are nominated for Golden Globes for "Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)"

Take your pick: Fill out your own Golden Globes ballot

The awards ceremony is 8 p.m. Jan. 11 on NBC, with Tina Fey and Amy Poehler returning as hosts. Choose your winners here.

3 weeks ago


 Brendan Coyle as Mr. Bates and Joanne Froggatt as Anna Bates in season five of "Downtown Abbey."

'Downton Abbey' embraces change in its fifth season

As the fifth season of “Downton Abbey” begins tonight at 9 on WQED-TV, season four’s pall has lifted.

3 weeks ago


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