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 Rufus Sewell is among the cast of the Amazon series "The Man in the High Castle." Based on a Philip K. Dick novel, it imagines a world where the U.S. was defeated in World War II.

Tuned in: New programs could change the streaming tide

Amazon debuts a raft of new series on its streaming service this fall, including the anticipated “The Man in the High Castle.”

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 Highclere, which played the Crawley home for six seasons on the PBS series "Downton Abbey." In January, the series will begin it's final season.

PBS prepares for life without 'Downton Abbey'

PBS president doesn’t believe the hit show will be the “last great drama.”

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 Billy Eichner and Julie Klausner are "Difficult People," on Hulu.

TV reviews: Hulu's 'Difficult People' is highlight of the week

Three new series premieres prove summer can offer great entertainment or it can be the same old burial ground for awful shows.

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HBO will air Paris concert and documentary on U2 world tour

The Paris stop on U2’s current Innocence + Experience tour will air Nov. 14 on HBO, the premium cable network announced late last week.

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 Jason Sudeikis, guest star on the season finale of "The Last Man on Earth" on May 3, reportedly will have a part in the new season, although it may be in flashbacks.

TV Q&A: Sudeikis to return to 'Last Man on Earth'

Questions also answered about “The Biggest Loser,” “Forever”  and “A to Z.”

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 Hugh Bonneville and Elizabeth McGovern star in "Downton Abbey."

PRESS TOUR: Filming on ‘Downton Abbey’ almost done, but there could be a movie

Time marches on in the final season of “Downton Abbey” as technology advances and characters plan for their futures.

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 A new image from the forthcoming Sherlock special featuring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman has been released ahead of today's panel with Steven Moffat, Sue Vertue and Rupert Graves at San Diego Comic Con.

A new ‘Sherlock' comes to PBS soon

PBS is waiting on the BBC to schedule a new one-off, Victorian-era “Sherlock” movie.

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 Anthony Starr in "Banshee," which is shooting its fourth and final season in Vandergrift.

Tuned In: 'Banshee' co-creator explains why he pulled the plug on the Cinemax show

He opted to end the shot-in-Pittsburgh TV series even though the cable network was willing to renew it; HBO plans more “Game of Thrones.”

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 The creation of Mount Washington's Jordan Patton and teammate Ben Ploughman won the first spotlight challenge on Syfy’s “Face Off.”

Reality check: On 'Face-Off,' local contestants fare well

Jordan Patton of Mount Washington and Nora Hewitt of Clairton get off to a good start on season nine of Syfy’s special effects contest.

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 The cast of AMC's "Fear the Walking Dead." Photo courtesy AMC.

Producers aim for slow burn in ‘Fear The Walking Dead’

“Fear The Walking Dead” introduces a blended Los Angeles family in the earliest days of the zombie apocalypse.

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 Peter Capaldi stars in "Doctor Who."

Press Tour: 'Doctor Who' returns for a new season Sept. 19

In September Peter Capaldi returns for his second round as the star of BBC America’s “Doctor Who.”

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 Bruce Campbell stars in "Ash vs. Evil Dead."

Press Tour: Bruce Campbell and his chainsaw ready to tear it up again in ‘Ash vs. Evil Dead’

The Evil Dead walk again in the revival of “The Evil Dead” franchise.

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 Western Pennsylvania native Joe Kenda stars in "Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda" on Investigation Discovery.

Tuned In: Crime network to give its fans more series

Fans of true crime flock to cable’s Investigation Discovery; Nat Geo gets a makeover.

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 Kit Harrington starred as Jon Snow in HBO's "Game of Thrones." Photo courtesy HBO

Press Tour: HBO exec on futures of ‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘True Detective,’ ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’

How much more “Game of Thrones”? Can “True Detective” be saved? Will “Curb Your Enthusiasm” ever return.

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 Kelli Williams, second from right, leads the cast of "Ties that Bind."

TV Press Tour: Up joins scripted series race with ‘Ties That Bind’

In a prime-time landscape largely devoid of family shows, Kelli Williams, best known from “The Practice,” leads the drama.

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 Trevor Noah will succeed Jon Stewart on the anchor desk of Comedy Central's "The Daily Show."

Tuned In: New 'Daily Show' host won't mess with format

Jon Stewart’s replacement, Trevor Noah, is a relatively unknown 31-year-old South African comedian speaks seven languages.

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 Keth Richards performs curing a recent Rolling Stones concert at Heinz Field. He is a the subject of an upcoming documentary on Netflix.

Tuned In: Netflix plans new series but no sports

Netflix kicks off the Television Critics Association summer press tour, continuing to disrupt how viewers consume TV content.

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 Kaitlyn Bristowe and Shawn Booth appear on the season finale of "The Bachelorette," where she chose the 29-year-old personal trainer.

'Bachelorette' couple seeks normalcy

Kaitlyn Bristowe chose Shawn Booth in the 11th season of “The Bachelorette.”

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 Anthony Starr stars in Cinemax's "Banshee."

Cinemax cancels 'Banshee,' now filming in Pittsburgh

It's one-and-done for Cinemax's "Banshee" in Pittsburgh.

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 Actors Robert Taylor and Gerald McRaney discuss the upcoming fourth season of "Longmire," debuting Sept. 10 on Netflix.

Press Tour: ‘Longmire’ cast, producers talk Netflix revival

“Longmire” returns for its fourth season Sept. 10 on streaming service Netflix.

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 Ellie Kemper, left, and Jane Krakowski in a scene from Netflix’s “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.”

PRESS TOUR: Tina Fey preps 'Kimmy Schmidt' season two, talks Donald Trump

The series follows Kimmy starting over in New York after being trapped by a cult leader in an underground bunker for 15 years.

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 Bruce Jenner debuts as Caitlyn Jenner.

Caitlyn Jenner reality show is light years away from ‘Kardashians’

“I Am Cait” offers an emotional, touching look at Caitlyn Jenner’s new life, unlike the brasher “Keeping Up With the Kardashians.”

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 Jim Meredith, a senior executive at the Downtown financial advising firm Hefren-Tillotson, has been hosting a Sunday morning radio show offering financial advice to the public for 29 years.

Jim Meredith reflects on almost 30 years of talking finances on the radio

The “Your Money & You” host has become popular not only here, but around the country.

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 Dove Cameron and Kristin Chenoweth star in Disney Channel's "Descendants."

TV review: 'Descendants' generates little magic

Disney Channel show follows the children of four classic Disney villains, a fun idea on paper that doesn’t pan out in execution.

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TV Q&A: Questions answered about 'The Good Wife,' 'Motive' and a WTAE reporter

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

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 Nora Hewitt of Clairton, a graduate of Tom Savini's Special Make-up Effects Program in Monessen, will compete on season nine of Syfy's "Face Off."

Reality check: Savini grads compete on 'Face Off'

As usual, Syfy’s “Face Off” has many Pittsburgh connections.

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 The Pirates' Aug. 23 game time change caused the Steelers to move their game up.

Pirates, Steelers swap Aug. 23 game times

The Pirates will now play the Giants at 8 p.m. at PNC Park, while the Steelers face off against the Packers at 1 p.m. at Heinz Field.

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 FILE - In this June 4, 2014, file photo, entertainer and former classmate Bill Cosby speaks as Patrick O'Connor, chairman of Temple University's Board of Trustees, right, listens during a public memorial service for Philadelphia Inquirer co-owner Lewis Katz at Temple University in Philadelphia. Cosby and Temple University have parted ways, but his lawyer is feeling heat for continuing to serve on the university’s board of trustees. The head of the school’s faculty union this week called for O’Connor to resign from the board, where he is the chairman. The administration of the Philadelphia university is strongly backing O’Connor. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Spelman College discontinues Cosby professorship

ATLANTA — A historically black college is discontinuing its endowed professorship with Bill Cosby after recent details emerged of his

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Tuned In: New fall series lack originality

Everything old is new again as networks mine their vaults for new fall series; KDKA sets “Hidden Treasures” taping at Heinz History Center.

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Wilson program part of PBS Emmy nomination

WQED’s August Wilson documentary is part of a PBS series that’s been nominated for an Emmy.

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 Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! Mark Cuban, left, as President of the United States, Ian Ziering as Fin Shepard.

TV review: 'Sharknado 3' as ridiculous as expected

“Sharknado 3” gets mired in a soggy, predictable first half before giving viewers the cuckoo plot turns viewers of this franchise crave.

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 Mark Cuban.

Three questions for 'Shark Tank' guru Mark Cuban

From “Shark Tank” to “Sharknado3,” Pittsburgh native Mark Cuban is a man of action.

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Could a tornado pick up a shark? No, really.

Sharks in a tornado? A report from WPXI chief meteorologist Stephen Cropper in Pittsburgh.

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 A group of sand tiger sharks swim together at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium's.

Sharks are there to get you and other myths about sharks

“Shark Week” and “Jaws” give sharks a bad rep, says Mt. Lebanon native David Shiffman. “Sharknado” films, not so much.

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 "Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!" debuts Wednesday on Syfy.

Sharknado 3: Everything you need to know about movie, Mark Cuban and sharks

A Pittsburgh native and ’Shark Tank’ guru in Sharknado 3, shark tacos, shark mysteries and myths — all of it in our special roundup.

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'Jaws' success a new chapter in movie-making

For better or worse, the success of “Jaws” established the tentpole movie 40 years ago.

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30 sharks at Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium

You want sharks? The PPG Aquarium and the Carnegie Science Center has sharks.

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 Singer Katy Perry performs during the New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks Super Bowl XLIX halftime on February 1, 2015 at the at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale.

Five ways that sharks have taken a bite out of pop culture

How sharks inspire cultural references are as varied as the oceans are deep.

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TV/radio notes: WPNT-TV adds Mark Madden

WPNT the Point! adds Mark Madden to TV lineup

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 The exteriors of the shacks where "Outsiders" character Big Foster (David Morse, "Treme") resides were built in the woods of Henry Kaufmann Family Park in Monroeville. The interiors of the same building have been constructed on soundstages at 31st Street Studios in the Strip District.

'Outsiders' cast enjoys filming in Pittsburgh

New rural family drama “Outsiders” is filming its first season in Pittsburgh for airing next year on WGN America.

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Rob Owen's TV Q&A: 'Bones,' 'Hawaii Five-0' and more

Questions answered about “Bones,” “Hawaii Five-0,” “Dr. Oz” and a recognizable former news anchor in a local TV commercial.

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 Dustin Feher of Plum finally called for the extraction boat on History's "Alone."

Reality check: 'Dance Moms' coach cleared of assault charge

A Los Angeles judge dismissed the assault charges against “Dance Moms” star Abby Lee Miller on Thursday.

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 Emilia Clarke was nominated for an Emmy Award for outstanding supporting actress for her work in HBO's "Game of Thrones."

Tuned In: A few surprises among Emmy nominees

New rules result in a mixed bag of familiar nominees and more newcomers than usual in the 2015 Emmy Awards nominations.

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 In this Aug. 2, 2007 file photo, Michelle Duggar, left, is surrounded by her children and husband Jim Bob, second from left, after the birth of her 17th child in Rogers, Ark. TLC is officially cancelling "19 Kids and Counting." The hit reality show "will no longer appear on the air," the network told The Associated Press on Thursday.

TLC cancels '19 Kids and Counting,' plans education push

TLC has canceled the reality show “19 Kids and Counting” in the wake of the child molestation scandal.

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 Jon Hamm as Don Draper and Elisabeth Moss are Emmy nominees again for the final season of "Mad Men."

'Game of Thrones' leads Emmy Awards pack with 24 nominations

For AMC, “Mad Men” is nominated in its final season; freshman “Better Call Saul” also among Emmy nominees.

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 Ankhe (Sibylla Deen) comforts her husband/brother King Tutankhamun (Avan Jogia) in Spike TV's "Tut" miniseries.

Review: 'Tut' is wrapped in cliches

Spike TV’s new miniseries traffics in all the expected boy-king cliches and then makes up a lot of soapy coincidences and conspiracies.

2 weeks ago

 Denis Leary as Johnny Rock in "Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll" airing on FX.

Denis Leary is his usual self in new show

Fans longing for more “Rescue Me” are in luck: Denis Leary plays a pretty similar character in his new FX series “Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll.”.

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 Jim Gaffigan stars in "The Jim Gaffigan Show."

TV reviews: TV Land comedies run hot and cold

“The Jim Gaffigan Show” makes a favorable early impression while “Impastor” tries too hard to be edgy, failing to convince.

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 Ian McKellen, left, and Derek Jacobi star in "Vicious," which will return to PBS on Aug. 23.

TV Q&A: ‘Grey's Anatomy' seems to have a ‘no jerks' policy

Questions answered about “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Broadchurch,” “Vicious,” “Fortitude,” “Law & Order: UK” and “Battle Creek.”

3 weeks ago

 Janel Koloski earns praise for her "goofy enthusiasm" on a Travel Channel tryout.

Reality check: Greensburg woman a finalist for Travel Channel online hosting spot

The world is opening up for Travel Channel Star contestant Janel Koloski.

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