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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 post-gazette.com/tv.

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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.

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 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.”

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 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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 Anne Reid and Derek Jacobi star in the British import "Last Tango in Halifax" Sunday nights on PBS.

Tuned in: PBS joins the herd in push for drama

PBS embraces scripted drama like never before — just like every other TV network; ABC schedules new real-life hospital shows.

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Miss USA Pageant gets new hosts

Game show host Todd Newton and TV host and actress Alex Wehrley will replace Trump-prompted dropouts at the Miss USA pageant.

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Obituary: Diana Douglas / Actress, mother of Michael Douglas

Her six-decade-long stage, TV and film career included roles opposite her first husband, Kirk Douglas, and their son, Michael.

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 “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood” is one of three shows PBS has renewed for another season. It's produced by the Fred Rogers Co. in the South Side.

PBS renews two children’s TV series produced by South Side’s Fred Rogers Co.

“Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood,” which is aimed at preschoolers, will return for a 20-episode third season in 2016.

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TV Q&A

Responses to questions about “Downton Abbey,” “Face Off,” “Longmire” and a reporter on WPXI.

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 Mt. Lebanon's Danny Johnson solves the riddle of Snake Crossing on NBC's "American Ninja Warrior" during the broadcasdt from the Carrie Furnace.

Reality check: Locals forge ahead on ‘Ninja's' Pittsburgh course

Pittsburgh athletes conquer the “American Ninja Warrior” course on the first night of the competition at the Carrie Furnace in Swissvale.

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 Shark expert, Greg Skomal comes face to face with a tiger shark off Florida.

Tuned In: The sharks are back on Discovery Channel

Shark-themed programs compete for viewer attention on two cable networks beginning Sunday; “Ellen” moves to WTAE this fall.

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Cable's Reelz picks up Miss USA pageant after NBC pulls out

NBC dropped out last week, citing pageant co-owner Donald Trump's derogatory comments about immigrants.

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Miss Universe defections rise

More fallout in the Miss USA pageant: co-host Cheryl Burke leaves, Donald Trump calls NBC “weak”

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WPXI to air lottery

Pennsylvania Lottery results move to WPXI.

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 Nonso Anozie, left, portrays Abraham Kenyatta and James Wolk is Jackson Oz on the CBS drama "Zoo," based on the book by James Patterson.

TV review: 'Zoo' should have stayed behind bars

Animals begin attacking humans in CBS’s preposterous, unintentionally funny summer drama “Zoo.”

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 Donald Trump speaks June 16 at Trump Tower in New York.

NBCUniversal cuts ties with Trump after 'derogatory' comments about Mexicans

The real estate mogul is one of many contenders for the GOP nomination for president.

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 Camera crews wait for a contestant with the remains of the Carrie Furnace lit in the background during filming of "American Ninja Warrior" last month.

Carrie Furnace stars as locale of reality TV show

“American Ninja Warrior” uses the former blast furnace as a backdrop.

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 Allison McAtee

TV Preview: Insiders liked what they saw in Allison McAtee

The Western Pennsylvania native and University of Pittsburgh grad is now a series regular on OWN’s “The Haves and the Have Nots.”

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TV Q&A

Questions answered about a WTAE anchor’s name change, “Person of Interest,” “Longmire” and “Cash Cab.”

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