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Reality check: Travel Channel looks for a 'Star'

Greensburg native Janel Koloski is still in the running to be the star of a Travel Channel online program.

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 AMC's "Making of the Mob: New York" provides a retelling of well-known mob stories using dramatic re-creations and archival footage.

Tuned in: Summer TV lineup is full on cable

Cable networks offer a slew of new series this summer, from cat rescues to season two of HBO’s “True Detective.”

1 day ago


WQED’s 3-year look at black men and boys ends tonight

Tonight’s finale will be followed by a live half-hour panel discussion on race relations.

2 days ago


 David Duchovny as Hodiak.

TV review: Duchovny back in investigative mode on NBC's 'Aquarius'

NBC's "Aquarius" is a fine if unexceptional period TV drama, a broadcast series that tries to look like a cable show.

2 days ago


 Master Gregory (Jeff Bridges) trains Tom Ward (Ben Barnes) in "Seventh Son."

New to DVD: Grizzled Knight

New on DVD: "Seventh Son," "Cut Bank," and "The Loft."

2 days ago


'Whispers' has creepy premise TV review

New ABC show features children who hear a voice that encourages them to try to kill their busy, preoccupied parents.

2 days ago


In local Nielsen ratings, 'Dr Oz,' 6 a.m. newscasts dip

KDKA news leads recent sweeps period, but viewership is down across the board for 25-54 demo

3 days ago


WPNT-TV to focus on sports

The former WPMY gets right to the Pointcq with a transition to sports/entertainment programming.

3 days ago


 A series of mergers is remaking the market for broadband Internet and cable television in the United States.

Charter buying Time Warner Cable in $55.3 billion deal

The cash and stock deal comes just one month after Comcast Corp. dropped its $45.2 billion merger agreement with Time Warner Cable.

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 Time Warner Center in New York City. A series of mergers is remaking the market for broadband Internet and cable television in the United States.

Report: Charter nears $55 billion deal for Time Warner Cable

The combined companies could have as many as 23 million customers, just behind Comcast's 27.2 million customers.

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 In this Nov. 6, 2003, file photo, Jerry Stiller, left, and his wife Anne Meara pose on the set of "The King of Queens," at Sony Studio in Culver City, Calif. Meara, whose comic work with husband helped launch a 60-year career in film and TV, has died. She was 85.

Obituary: Anne Meara / Actress, comedian, wife of Jerry Stiller and mom of Ben

She was a loopy, lovable comedian who launched a standup career with husband Jerry Stiller in the 1950s and found success as an actress.

5 days ago


TV Q&A

Questions answered about online streaming vs. cable, how reality show stars cash in and “The Flash.”

6 days ago


 NBC's "American Ninja Warrior" films its show in Swissvale at the Carrie Furnace on Friday.

Carrie Furnace is steely backdrop for 'American Ninja Warrior' filming

In Pittsburgh, the bright lights of filming the action reality show “American Ninja Warrior” compete with the echoes of history.

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 "I loved every minute of it," said Alicia Giove of her experience of trying to get a spot on the reality show "Masterchef."

Reality check: 'MasterChef' bypasses Penn Hills teacher

No “MasterChef” apron for local home cook Alicia Giove; a Monaca woman’s story is a ratings winner.

1 week ago


 Sarah Moore places padding along the course during the building of NBC's "American Ninja Warrior'" set, which is on the grounds of the former Carrie Furnace site in Swissvale.

'Ninja Warrior' course beckons at Carrie Furnace

It’s Hollywood on the Mon when “American Ninja Warrior” brings lights, cameras and a lot of action to the Carrie Furnaces site.

1 week ago


 From left, Eleanor Tomlinson as Demelza and Aidan Turner as Ross Poldark in the PBS remake of "Poldark."

Tuned In: Networks offer variety of shows for summer

Broadcast networks roll out summer series featuring murderous children, astronauts’ wives, animal attacks, comedies and reality shows.

1 week ago


 David Letterman ends his final broadcast of the "Late Show" after 33 years in late night television, 6,028 broadcasts, nearly 20,000 total guest appearances, 16 Emmy Awards and more than 4,600 career Top Ten Lists.

With no tears, David Letterman signs off after 33 years as late-night TV host

The end of “The Late Show with David Letterman” marks the end of an era in late night television.

1 week ago


 Bill Paxton stars as Sam Houston in "Texas Rising."

TV preview: History tells tale of 'Texas Rising'

After its success with "Hatfields & McCoys" and "The Bible," History again looks to history for its latest miniseries.

1 week ago


WQED to air 10 Memorial Day specials

The annual Memorial Day concert is a highlight of this week’s programming.

1 week ago


 Don Draper, played by Jon Hamm, didn't find much closure in the series finale of "Mad Men."

'Mad Men' finale mostly satisfying

AMC’s hit ended Sunday night with closure for just about all the main characters except Don.

1 week ago


 Jon Hamm portrays Don Draper in "Mad Men." The series will end tonight.

'Mad Men' finale aims to delight, confound

AMC’s “Mad Men,” which inspired the period drama craze that followed on broadcast and cable networks, wraps up its eight-year run tonight.

1 week ago


TV Q&A

Questions answered about “Dog & Beth: On the Hunt” and TV shows on DVD.

1 week ago


 Stephen Colbert, successor to David Letterman come fall, takes a selfie with the host.

Old friends bid adieu as 'Late Show' host wraps it up

Including Wednesday’s show, David Letterman will have hosted 6,028 of his late-night broadcasts.

1 week ago


 Alicia Giove hopes to win a "MasterChef" apron when the Fox series debuts Wednesday.

Reality check: Penn Hills music teacher takes a shot at 'MasterChef'

Penn Hills music teacher Alicia Giove and 39 other contestants will vie for 20 regular spots on the program.

1 week ago


 The cast of "DC's Legends of Tomorrow," premiering midseason on The CW, includes from left, Arthur Darvill as Rip Hunter, Ciara Renee as Kendra/Hawkgirl, Victor Garber as Professor Martin Stein, Caity Lotz as White Canary, Brandon Routh as Ray Palmer/Atom, Wentworth Miller as Leonard Snart/Captain Cold, and Dominic Purcell as Mick Rory/Heat Wave.

Tuned in: The CW sticks with stability and another superhero series

Coming off its highest-rated season ever, The CW adds only one new show in the fall and holds its latest superhero series for midseason.

2 weeks ago


 "Supergirl" stars Melissa Benoist as Kara Danvers/Kara Zor-El.

Tuned In: CBS freshens up to attract younger viewers

CBS ends "CSI" with a TV movie and adds three dramas and two comedies to its fall prime-time lineup.

2 weeks ago


 This image released by Fox shows Mr. Burns, left, and his assistant Smithers, both voiced by Harry Shearer, in a scene from the long-running animated series, "The Simpsons." An escalating contract dispute suggests that Shearer may exit "The Simpsons," where he has voiced several of its characters since the Fox cartoon series debuted in 1989.

Harry Shearer, 'Simpsons' star, announces he's leaving the show

Shearer, who has been a part of the “Simpsons” cast since it made its debut in 1989, announced via Twitter that he was leaving the show.

2 weeks ago


 Matt Dillon as Ethan Burke in "Wayward Pines."

TV review: 'Wayward Pines' engrossing and spooky

Fox’s mysterious “Wayward Pines” gets off to a strong start and offers answers to its central mystery early, but is the answer good enough?

2 weeks ago


 The Muppets, including Kermit and Gonzo, are returning to ABC for a new prime-time TV series "The Muppets."

Tuned In: ABC makes few changes

Few changes and more time slot sharing highlight ABC’s stable fall 2015 schedule.

2 weeks ago


 Rose Tennent

Rose Tennent to host new conservative show on WPGP-AM

Ms. Tennent will host the 8-10 a.m. time slot, following Bill Bennett's "Morning in America" (6-8).

2 weeks ago


 Lucious (Terrence Howard, third from right) toasts his family in the "Devil Quotes Scripture" episode of "Empire" on Fox.

Tuned In: Fox's schedule solidifies 'Empire'

Fox ends “American Idol,” brings back “The X-Files” in January and builds a new Tuesday night in the fall.

2 weeks ago


 The next season of 'American Idol,' its 15th, will be its last, Fox announced today.

'American Idol' canceled after 15th season

The music reality show was once the most popular on U.S. television.

2 weeks ago


 From left, Laurie Holden as Dr. Hannah Tramble, Nick Gelfuss as Dr. Will Halstead, S. Epatha Merkerson as Sharon Goodwin in NBC's "Chicago Med."

Tuned In: NBC sets fall schedule

NBC shunts comedy to Friday, leaves “Blacklist” on Thursday in its fall 2015 schedule.

2 weeks ago


 The Arctic-set murder-mystery drama “Fortitude,” starring Stanley Tucci, marked relative newcomer cable network Pivot's first foray into expensive, scripted dramas when it debuted in January. A second season has been ordered.

Tuned In: When will TV's scripted series binge end?

The trend toward more scripted TV series may be reaching a tipping point but networks continue to clamor for these original series.

2 weeks ago


 Queen Latifah in "Bessie."

TV review: 'Bessie' biopic all music and little else

Great music is the highlight of this otherwise disappointing biopic of blues singer Bessie Smith.

2 weeks ago


 Mike LaPoint, former WPXI chief meteorologist, now on WOWT in Omaha, showed up on an episode of "Better Call Saul."

TV Q&A

Questions answered about a familiar local TV news voice on “Better Call Saul,” the future of “Revolution” and “Cake Boss.”

2 weeks ago


Reality check: Beaver County youth football in the spotlight

Local teams tackle Esquire Network series “Friday Night Tykes”; “American Ninja Warrior” comes to Carrie Furnace May 22-24.

3 weeks ago


 Sam Waterston, Lily Tomlin, Jane Fonda and Martin Sheen in the Netflix Original Series "Grace and Frankie."

Tuned In: 'Grace and Frankie' disappoints on Netflix

Netflix falters with disappointing throwback “Grace and Frankie;” “Bates Motel” suffers from lame B and C plots.

3 weeks ago


 Singer-songwriter and actress Emily Kinney.

Music preview: Emily Kinney of 'The Walking Dead' turns her focus to music

The singer-songwriter, who once performed here as part of “August: Osage County,” plays a sold-out show at Club Cafe on Tuesday.

3 weeks ago


 Madison Routh, Christi Fitz, Mary “Mimi” Monger, Sophia Hoff, Shayla Hoff, Jennifer Routh and Lily Fitz are featured in an advertising campaign for Dove Beauty Bar.

Dove Mother's Day ad features four generations of Beaver County family

The spots, which run online and through social media, debuted about a week ago with the hashtag #BeautyStory in a run-up to the holiday.

3 weeks ago


KDKA hires Indiana meteorologist to replace retired Bowman

Ron Smiley arrives from the Fox affiliate in Indianapolis in late June.

3 weeks ago


 Charlie Batch played QB for the Steelers from 2002-12.

Ex-Steelers Batch, Hoke will replace Edmund Nelson on KDKA next season

The Steelers said nelson, a former defensive tackle with the team, is retiring from his TV duties.

3 weeks ago


 Grace Lee Whitney received a star in the Walk of Fame in Hollywood in 1991. She died Friday at the age of 85.

'Star Trek' actress Grace Lee Whitney dies at 85

Whitney played Yeoman Janice Rand in the first eight episodes before being written out of the series.

3 weeks ago


Remembering Orson Welles

Nearly 100 years after his birth, Orson Welles endures a sharp rise to fame and sharp fall from Hollywood grace to ultimately stay on top.

3 weeks ago


 Anne Reid (Celia) and Derek Jacobi (Alan) star in "Last Tango in Halifax," returning for its third season on PBS on June 28.

TV Q&A

Questions answered about “Downton Abbey,” “Doc Martin,” WEPA and the Tuned In podcast.

3 weeks ago


 Former Steeler Hines Ward and Emma Slater whirl through an anniversary special dance on ABC's 'Dancing With The Stars."

Reality check: Hines Ward back on 'Dancing With Stars'

Former Steeler Hines Ward marches back into the “Dancing With the Stars” spotlight.

4 weeks ago


Comic-book artists' original Avengers pages exhibited at the ToonSeum

The exhibition starts at the beginning, with a page by Jack Kirby of the Marvel superheroes’ first appearance.

4 weeks ago


Tuned In: Poll looks favorably on Netflix

Voters in the Keep or Cancel poll pick a long-standing favorite series but give big props to a newer network.

4 weeks ago


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