TV & Radio

 Rob Ashford.

Tuned In: Too much good TV for Emmy equality

Too many quality TV shows means lots of deserving shows/actors were left out of the Emmy nominations.

about 19 hours ago

 Famke Janssen gives a decidedly "Mommie Dearest" spin to Season 2 of Netflix's "Hemlock Grove."

'Hemlock Grove' plans more blood and gore

The new season of “Hemlock Grove” arrives today on Netflix, delivering a fresh batch of gore and family dysfunction.

about 19 hours ago

2014 Emmy nominees

“Breaking Bad,” “True Detective” and “House of Cards” are among the drama nominees for the 2014 Emmys.

about 20 hours ago

 Keith and Alana search the island of Fiji for coconuts and cordage in the Discovery Channel reality series "Naked & Afraid.".

Tuned In: Producers: 'Naked & Afraid' not about being naked

Discovery Channel's "Naked & Afraid" on titillation versus survival, Nat Geo is 'Going Deep' next week.

1 day ago

 Corey Stoll as Eph Goodweather in "The Strain."

Tuned In: FX's 'Strain' packs little suspense

FX gets pulpy with vampire virus guilty pleasure “The Strain;” local man with chain saw in neck featured on medical show.

2 days ago

 Halle Berry stars as Molly Woods, a female astronaut trying to reconnect with her family after returning from a year in outer space in "Extant."

Too early to tell if 'Extant' is worth the trip

Halle Berry gets pregnant while on a one-year solo space mission, just one of the mysteries in CBS’s “Extant.”

3 days ago

 Kathryn Prescott and Milena Govich playout a mother-daughter relationship in "Finding Carter."

Pittsburgh native draws on mom experiences for MTV drama

Mt. Lebanon native and TV writer Terri Minsky segues from comedy to family drama with MTV’s “Finding Carter.”

5 days ago

 Viewers won't find out if the Artiaga family was to become "Famous in 12."

Reality Check: Time's up for 'Famous in 12'

The Artiaga family of California won‘‍t be “Famous in 12,” or famous at all, as The CW cancels the series.

6 days ago

 Judy Greer as Lina and Nat Faxon as Russ in "Married."

Tuned In: Summertime sitcoms fizzle

Cable and broadcast networks plan a wealth of July comedy series debuts but the results are a mixed bag.

1 week ago

UK children's TV star Rolf Harris jailed for child abuse

Rolf Harris was sent to jail for six years for repeatedly abusing young girls over decades as a beloved host of children‘‍s television.

1 week ago

 Steven Fabian, a Plum High School grad and a newscaster for Channel One in New York City.

TV host from Plum tosses out first pitch

Plum native Steven Fabian living his broadcast career ‘‍RightThisMinute.’‍

1 week ago

 Frank Cappelli.

'Cappelli & Company' returns to local TV

Pittsburgh-produced children’s show “Cappelli & Company” returns to TV after a 13-year absence.

1 week ago

 Ian McKelland, left, and Derek Jacobi star in "Vicious" on PBS this summer.

McKellen, Jacobi sink teeth into 'Vicious'

PBS tries a sitcom with the British import “Vicious,” a broad, funny comedy starring Ian McKellen and Derek Jacobi.

1 week ago

 James D'Arcy and Chloe Sevigny star in A&E's "Those Who Kill," which doesn't seem to know that Pennsylvania is a commonwealth.

Commercials are the price for On Demand

Questions answered about On Demand programs, the competitive TV landscape and “Love It or List It.”

1 week ago

 Mike Super "freaked out" the judges on NBC's "America's Got Talent" last Sunday. Mr. Super bills himself as a "mystifyer."

Reality Check: Peters native mystifies talent judges

Mike Super focuses on the “spiritual energy” of an imaginary childhood friend for tryout on “America‘‍s Got Talent.”

1 week ago

 Dean Norris , Alexander Koch, Natalie Martinez and Mike Vogel in "Under the Dome."

Tuned In: CBS returns to the 'Dome'

“Under the Dome” reboots for season two; “Reckless” is somewhat aimless; WPGH gets getTV; Duquesne dean will appear on Nat Geo.

2 weeks ago

 Amanda Warren, Frank Harts, Justin Theroux star in "The Leftovers."

HBO's 'Leftovers' may leave viewers hanging

Unanswered questions hang over "The Leftovers," HBO's drama about a possible Rapture from a producer of "Lost."

2 weeks ago

Sawyer leaving ABC anchor desk

Diane Sawyer will leave her ABC news anchor post, to be replaced by David Muir.

2 weeks ago

Disney's 'Girl' more family oriented than ABC Family debuts

ABC Family stretches the definition of “family” to the breaking point with two new comedies; Disney Channel revisits “Boy Meets World.”

2 weeks ago

 From left, Ashraf Barhom as Jamal, Adam Rayner as Barry, Jennifer Finnigan as Molly, Anne Winters as Emma and Noah Silver as Sammy in the FX series "Tyrant."

'Tyrant' shows promise; 'Taxi Brooklyn' just silly

FX’s Middle East political-family drama and NBC‘‍s trite procedural represent the best and worst of summer television.

2 weeks ago

TV Preview: 'Sullivan' bellies back up to the bar

“Sullivan & Son” returns for a third season on TBS with another Billy Gardell guest spot and possible romance for Steve and Melanie.

2 weeks ago

 Emmai Alaquiva is nominated for an epsiode of CBS's weekly "Game Changers with Kevin Frazier."

Alaquiva nominated for Daytime Emmy

Pittsburgh‘‍s Emmai Alaquiva is in the running for a Daytime Emmy Award, which will be announced tonight.

2 weeks ago

 Actress Miriam Lucia plays flight attendant Doreen Welsh in dramatic recreations in "Miracle on the Hudson."

Flight attendant recounts 'Miracle Landing'

Nat Geo debuts a dramatic re-enactment of US Airways Flight 1549 and its “Miracle Landing on the Hudson.”

2 weeks ago

 Freedom Farms' Joe, Tim, Pete and Dan King, the "Farm Kings," which Great American Country has renewed for a 10-episode fourth season that’s expected to air this fall.

TV Q&A / Look for "Farm Kings" to return in fall

Questions answered about TV news, “Farm Kings,” “St. Elsewhere” on DVD and show starting/ending times.

2 weeks ago

 Pittsburgh's Abby Lee Miller stars in "Abby's Studio Rescue," which debuts June 24 on Lifetime.

Reality check: Abby Lee Miller's show starts Tuesday

Abby Lee Miller called upon to perform “Studio Rescue”

2 weeks ago

 Eric Dane stars in "The Last Ship" on TNT.

Tuned In: Good launch for 'Last Ship'

TNT conjures a lighter “Walking Dead” with “The Last Ship;” BBC America amuses with “Almost Royal;” “Those Who Kill” officially dead.

3 weeks ago

 Tom Wisdom as Archangel Michael in "Dominion."

'Dominion' entertains despite premise, plot

The pilot of Syfy's "Dominion" cribs from other pop culture outlets, including "The Hunger Games."

3 weeks ago

 Xbox One at E3: One of the new consoles of the past year that was highlighted at the 2014 Electronics Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles.

Highlights of the new video games introduced at E3 2014

The Electronic Entertainment Expo in L.A. showcased the most intriguing new games slated for release in the next year.

3 weeks ago

 Casey Kasem after receiving the Radio Icon award during The 2003 Radio Music Awards in Las Vegas.

Obituary: Casey Kasem / Top 40 'countdown' radio host

Earnest, upbeat and just a little bit square, Casey Kasem counted down each week's hit tunes.

3 weeks ago

CBS morning anchors just being polite

Questions answered about name-checking on “CBS This Morning,” “Farm Kings” and “When Calls the Heart.”

3 weeks ago

 Ryan Lapinski and Adda Lamon are featured in "America Unplugged."

Reality Check / East Brady couple is living off the grid on Sportsman Channel

On “America Unplugged,” a couple from Clarion County shows how to live the self-sustaining life.

3 weeks ago

Electronic Entertainment Expo focuses on new games for new hardware

Games, games and more games were front and center at E3 in Los Angeles.

4 weeks ago

Tuned In: CBS tops in total viewers, but NBC reigns in coveted age group

A look back at how networks/shows stacked up in the 2013-14 TV season; a former Pittsburgher reboots “The Lion King” for TV.

4 weeks ago



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