TV/RADIO



'Bob's Burgers' ready to serve up more good stories

'Bob's Burgers' ready to serve up more good stories

2012-03-08 08:44:00

Fox's "Bob's Burgers" debuted last season and quietly developed into a cult phenomenon.


WPXI believed Hines Ward spoof Web report

2012-03-08 00:00:00

Well, at least they were able to laugh about it later.


Jim Krenn announces his next venture

2012-03-07 15:41:00

The former WDVE-FM host plans a live comedy show and more.


Fake Hines Ward report catches WPXI in oops moment

Fake Hines Ward report catches WPXI in oops moment

2012-03-07 15:38:00

Fake Web report on Hines Ward signing with Baltimore makes it to WPXI's 6 a.m. report before issuing on-air correction.


TV Notes: Filipino denies Kitsch's claim

2012-03-07 00:01:00

A Philippine official says "Friday Night Lights" and "John Carter" star Taylor Kitsch was not hassled at Manila's airport recently.


WTAE-TV adds reporter

2012-03-07 00:00:00

WTAE-TV is adding a new general assignment editor to the mix.


KDKA leads from noon on in February sweeps ratings

2012-03-06 08:24:00

It was a leap sweeps this year, with local Nielsen ratings confirming KDKA-TV's strength in news broadcasts from lunchtime on.


'Fashion Star' outfits in stores the next day

'Fashion Star' outfits in stores the next day

2012-03-06 06:42:00

Former Pittsburgher E.J. Johnston, son of former Penguins coach and general manager Ed Johnston, is among the show's executive producers.


'Game Change' -- HBO film looks at drama inside 2008 McCain campaign

'Game Change' -- HBO film looks at drama inside 2008 McCain campaign

2012-03-04 00:00:00

There's no getting around politics in "Game Change," HBO's jaw-dropping TV movie depicting the 2008 presidential campaign of Sen. John McCai


Washington, Pa.'s Brock: 'There's great things coming'

Washington, Pa.'s Brock: 'There's great things coming'

2012-03-03 14:56:00

Thirteen was not a lucky number for Adam Brock, the Washington, Pa., creative arts director whose "American Idol" run ended on


2 local model homes in new 'Showdown'

2012-03-03 00:00:00

Two model homes in Cranberry will be featured on a new HGTV show airing 2:30 p.m. today.


Reality Check: Sharon Needles in lead pack

Reality Check: Sharon Needles in lead pack

2012-03-03 00:00:00

If Sharon Needles weren't already wearing so much drag makeup, she'd be blushing.


Adam Brock eliminated from 'American Idol'

2012-03-02 14:53:00

Adam Brock, 27, was not among the top 10 vote-getters from earlier in the week, and was not one of the judges' three wild card choices.


Tuned In: ABC's 'GCB' comedy is a godsend

Tuned In: ABC's 'GCB' comedy is a godsend

2012-03-02 09:54:00

ABC's one-hour comedy "GCB" (10 p.m. Sunday, WTAE) is a holy hoot.


Susan Koeppen plans heart surgery

Susan Koeppen plans heart surgery

2012-03-02 00:00:00

KDKA-TV news anchor Susan Koeppen is scheduled to undergo surgery next week to repair a faulty heart valve. Ms.


Stay alert for NBC's sharp new 'Awake'

Stay alert for NBC's sharp new 'Awake'

2012-03-01 00:01:00

NBC's "Awake" (10 tonight, WPXI) begins with a simple premise: After the family car he's driving tumbles over a cliff, Los Angeles


'Dancing With the Stars' names lineup

2012-02-29 00:01:00

LOS ANGELES -- Urkel, the Empress of Soul and one of the Green Bay Packers are waltzing onto "Dancing With the Stars."


The Oscars: Billy Crystal, ABC less than bright

The Oscars: Billy Crystal, ABC less than bright

2012-02-27 17:15:00

For viewers comforted by a sense of the familiar, host Billy Crystal provided a lulling flashback on ABC's Academy Awards telecast


The Oscars: Billy Crystal, ABC less than bright

The Oscars: Billy Crystal, ABC less than bright

2012-02-27 00:00:00

For viewers comforted by a sense of the familiar, host Billy Crystal provided a lulling flashback on ABC's Academy Awards telecast


PBS Online film fest begins

2012-02-27 00:00:00

The PBS Online Film Festival will showcase 20 short independent films produced by a number of public broadcasting organizations.


'The Amish': New PBS documentary explores life outside the 'English' world

'The Amish': New PBS documentary explores life outside the 'English' world

2012-02-26 00:00:00

How do you make a film about people who don't want to be photographed?


Hearing Voices: the evolution of radio spots

Hearing Voices: the evolution of radio spots

2012-02-26 00:00:00

Here's the phrase: "Family-owned since 1974. What a great day!" Try saying it. And again. With feeling. With enthusiasm.


Local singer makes 'American Idol' cut; Tom Savini grads 'Face Off'

Local singer makes 'American Idol' cut; Tom Savini grads 'Face Off'

2012-02-25 21:14:00

Amid the glitz of Hollywood and Vegas, a creative arts director from "Little Washington" sung his way onto the main stage of "American Idol.


'American Idol' puts Adam Brock of Washington, Pa., in top 24

'American Idol' puts Adam Brock of Washington, Pa., in top 24

2012-02-24 14:42:00

Amid the glitz of Hollywood and Vegas, a creative arts director from "Little Washington" sung his way onto the main stage of "American Idol.


Owners of Del's in Bloomfield try for improvement on 'Restaurant: Impossible'

Owners of Del's in Bloomfield try for improvement on 'Restaurant: Impossible'

2012-02-23 18:02:00

Del's Bar & Ristorante DelPizzo has been a fixture on Liberty Avenue in Bloomfield for more than a half-century.


Former PG photographer John Kaplan documents cancer battle

Former PG photographer John Kaplan documents cancer battle

2012-02-22 17:39:00

By turning the camera lens on his own struggles, John Kaplan created a beacon for others dealing with cancer.


Two at PBS 'NewsHour' honored by Allegheny College for civil discussions

2012-02-21 09:59:00

Mark Shields and David Brooks go head-to-head every Friday in a televised sparring match.


Your favorite moments from 'The Simpsons'

Your favorite moments from 'The Simpsons'

2012-02-20 10:56:00

We asked for it on Facebook and you answered: Your favorite moments from "The Simpsons," leading up to episode No. 500 on Sunday


WQED series to focus on black males' image

2012-02-20 00:00:00

Growing up in the segregated south of Little Rock, Ark., Chris Moore lacked career role models.


Tuned In: 'Life's Too Short' is HBO's new uncomfortable comedy

Tuned In: 'Life's Too Short' is HBO's new uncomfortable comedy

2012-02-19 00:00:00

Fans of uncomfortable comedy ("Curb Your Enthusiasm") and the Ricky Gervais brand of uncomfortable comedy in particular may be drawn to HBO'


'American Experience' examines the Clinton presidency

2012-02-19 00:00:00

PASADENA, Calif. -- "American Experience" executive producer Mark Samels pondered the question: When does history begin?


Tuned In: 'Downton Abbey' finishes season with few loose ends

Tuned In: 'Downton Abbey' finishes season with few loose ends

2012-02-17 11:04:00

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- For fans of PBS's "Masterpiece" production "Downton Abbey," this will be a bittersweet weekend: the end of the the


As 'The Simpsons' approaches 500 episodes, we pick a baker's dozen favorite moments

As 'The Simpsons' approaches 500 episodes, we pick a baker's dozen favorite moments

2012-02-15 17:41:00

As Homer himself might say, "D'oh!" America's longest-running TV program at 23 seasons and counting, "The Simpsons" began as an animated ske


'American Idol' camera captures local singer Adam Brock

'American Idol' camera captures local singer Adam Brock

2012-02-15 00:01:00

It was Adam Brock's "Fame" moment, and it said a lot about how he's dealing with the whole "American Idol" process.


Bethel woman wins 'Idol' party, singer

2012-02-15 00:01:00

Bethel woman wins 'Idol' party, singer James Durbin didn't win "American Idol" last season, which set the tone for a Q92.9 (WLTJ-FM)


WPXI reporter Courtney Brennan's near-miss goes viral on YouTube

2012-02-14 07:49:00

When it comes to TV news reporters choosing their spots for live remotes, there isn't a handbook of do's and don'ts.


No cougars left in 'Cougar Town' as it focuses on pop culture jokes

No cougars left in 'Cougar Town' as it focuses on pop culture jokes

2012-02-14 00:01:00

LOS ANGELES -- It's long past time to stop hating "Cougar Town" for the show it began as but no longer is.


Cybertainment: Entries sought for music video remix contest

2012-02-12 00:00:00

Mashup artists are invited to show their editing skills to the world in the global Mishmash music video remix competition sponsored by Getty


'Slavery by Another Name': PBS documentary explores forced servitude after the Emancipation Proclamation

'Slavery by Another Name': PBS documentary explores forced servitude after the Emancipation Proclamation

2012-02-12 00:00:00

PASADENA, Calif. -- American history often gets passed on in a too-simple narrative, especially in pop culture. PBS's "Slavery by Another Na


Reality Check: Belle Vernon sharpshooter sets his sights on 'Top Shot'

Reality Check: Belle Vernon sharpshooter sets his sights on 'Top Shot'

2012-02-11 11:20:00

Life was getting pretty busy for Augie Malekovich; he wanted to spend more time with family and was starting a new career. But then he reali


Reality Check: Belle Vernon sharpshooter sets his sights on 'Top Shot'

Reality Check: Belle Vernon sharpshooter sets his sights on 'Top Shot'

2012-02-11 00:00:00

Life was getting pretty busy for Augie Malekovich; he wanted to spend more time with family and was starting a new career.


Laughs not written into the plot of 'Comic Book Men'

Laughs not written into the plot of 'Comic Book Men'

2012-02-10 00:00:00

"Comic Book Men" (10 p.m. Sunday, AMC), set inside film director Kevin Smith's New Jersey comics and collectibles store, struggles to find


TBS grabs 'Sullivan and Son,' a fun portrait of Pittsburgh

TBS grabs 'Sullivan and Son,' a fun portrait of Pittsburgh

2012-02-10 00:00:00

TBS has picked up the Pittsburgh-set comedy pilot "Sullivan and Son" as a 10-episode series that will air this summer.


Radio Notes: 02/10/12

2012-02-10 00:00:00

Carnegie Mellon University station WRCT-FM (88.3) will air its Massive Music Weekend -- a 60-hour marathon of nonstop music -- starting at


'Antiques Roadshow' to start airing segments taped here

'Antiques Roadshow' to start airing segments taped here

2012-02-08 00:00:00

This devil will be given his due, thanks to "Antiques Roadshow."


Tuned In: 'The River' has a lot going on under surface

2012-02-07 00:00:00

ABC's "The River" turns out to be a more interesting show than its pilot suggests.


Tuned In: Super Bowl commercials disappointing for most part

Tuned In: Super Bowl commercials disappointing for most part

2012-02-06 00:00:00

According to one poll released last week, 55 percent of U.S.


Cardinal Bevilacqua funeral to be televised

2012-02-06 00:00:00

WTAE will broadcast the funeral Mass in Philadelphia for Cardinal Anthony Bevilacqua, who served as Bishop of the Diocese of Pittsburgh


After stage success, Christian Borle hopes for 'Smash' hit on TV

After stage success, Christian Borle hopes for 'Smash' hit on TV

2012-02-05 00:00:00

On a beautiful fall day in New York, Christian Borle was thinking of Pittsburgh.


Tuned In: With 'Smash,' NBC swings for the fences with drama based on Broadway

Tuned In: With 'Smash,' NBC swings for the fences with drama based on Broadway

2012-02-05 00:00:00

It is often the case that networks in the most dire straits take the wildest swings. ABC unleashed "Twin Peaks"


Snooki and JWoww's show wanted in Jersey Shore ... Pa.

Snooki and JWoww's show wanted in Jersey Shore ... Pa.

2012-02-04 00:00:00

If Snooki and JWoww need a place to live, Jersey Shore will welcome them with open arms. Jersey Shore, Pa., that is.


Mean Joe's famous jersey given new twist in TV spot

Mean Joe's famous jersey given new twist in TV spot

2012-02-04 00:00:00

INDIANAPOLIS -- Three decades after his Coke commercial won advertising's version of the Oscar, Joe Greene and his No.


Reality Check: Sharon Needles knocks 'em dead; 3 local singers to compete on 'Idol'

Reality Check: Sharon Needles knocks 'em dead; 3 local singers to compete on 'Idol'

2012-02-04 00:00:00

Sharon Needles' debut on "RuPaul's Drag Race" was dead-on.


Tuned In: Netflix, Hulu to unveil original shows for Web

Tuned In: Netflix, Hulu to unveil original shows for Web

2012-02-03 00:00:00

Original online TV programming gets a boost this month as several big-name tech companies make a push into territory that historically has


'NFL Characters Unite' film focuses on Clairton junior

'NFL Characters Unite' film focuses on Clairton junior

2012-02-03 00:00:00

Characters Unite, USA Network's public service campaign created to address social injustice and cultural divides, visited Clairton High


WQED-TV continues specials on black history

2012-02-03 00:00:00

Black History Month programming continues on WQED-TV Sunday with four documentaries: "Wylie Avenue Days"


Longevity is one of the keys to 'NCIS' success

Longevity is one of the keys to 'NCIS' success

2012-02-02 00:00:00

PASADENA, Calif. -- CBS's "NCIS" remains the No.


'Key & Peele' make a great comedy duo

'Key & Peele' make a great comedy duo

2012-01-31 00:00:00

Comedy Central has tried and failed with many series in recent years. "Tosh.0" aside, nothing compares to the network's late-night shows ("T


TV Preview: 'White Collar' episode features reunion of CMU grads

TV Preview: 'White Collar' episode features reunion of CMU grads

2012-01-30 00:00:00

PASADENA, Calif. -- For "White Collar" star Matt Bomer, this week's episode of the USA Network series marks a mini class reunion. The episod


Davis, Dujardin win lead honors at SAG Awards

2012-01-30 00:00:00

LOS ANGELES -- The Deep South drama "The Help" won three prizes Sunday at the Screen Actors Guild Awards, including best actress for Viola D


RuPaul calls for Sharon Needles to compete on 'Drag Race'

RuPaul calls for Sharon Needles to compete on 'Drag Race'

2012-01-29 00:00:00

Queen of darkness Sharon Needles didn't realize she had the capacity to be shocked anymore. That is, until "RuPaul's Drag Race" called to sa


Television movies for the week of Jan. 29

2012-01-29 00:00:00

Television movies for the week of Jan. 29


Tuned In: David Milch of 'NYPD Blue' and 'Deadwood' lays down another bet with HBO's 'Luck'

2012-01-29 00:00:00

Whenever there's a new TV show from veteran writer David Milch, there is reason for some excitement, or at least curiosity. Mr. Milch was re


Reality check: Chain saw artist gets his kicks doing a bust

2012-01-28 00:00:00

Some believe in suffering for their art, but in Ken Tynan's case, he'd rather wear Kevlar chaps. The Butler native, 52, is a chain saw artis


Good night, good luck and so long, 'Chuck'

Good night, good luck and so long, 'Chuck'

2012-01-27 00:00:00

It's a busy weekend in TV land with an unusually full Friday night of new programming. Tonight marks the season premiere of "Spartacus: Veng


Tuned In: Death forces lead actor change in 'Spartacus'

Tuned In: Death forces lead actor change in 'Spartacus'

2012-01-26 00:00:00

PASADENA, Calif. -- Starz's "Spartacus: Vengeance" returns Friday with a major change: A new actor steps into Sparty's sandals following the


Fox show could be out of 'Touch' -- show's premise grows old quickly

Fox show could be out of 'Touch' -- show's premise grows old quickly

2012-01-25 00:00:00

Usually the proposition that past TV series can be weights around the necks of entertainment figures rings false. Actors play various roles


KDKA's Susan Koeppen found life changed in just a heartbeat

KDKA's Susan Koeppen found life changed in just a heartbeat

2012-01-24 00:00:00

Last October, Susan Koeppen posted to her Twitter account that she'd just completed a one-mile training run: "Just 12 more to go. I'll finis


Viewing parties accompany passion for buttoned-up drama 'Downton Abbey'

Viewing parties accompany passion for buttoned-up drama 'Downton Abbey'

2012-01-22 00:00:00

NEW YORK -- To much of the civilized world, the "entail" sounds like some part of a cow that Mario Batali might serve alla Romana. But to af


'Justified' returns with a new villain and a familiar face

'Justified' returns with a new villain and a familiar face

2012-01-22 00:00:00

PASADENA, Calif. -- FX's "Justified" (10 p.m. Tuesday) returned last week for a new season of backwoods mayhem as Raylan (Timothy Olyphant)


Tuned In: 'Spartacus' returns with a replacement for Andy Whitfield and a seeming cast of thousands

Tuned In: 'Spartacus' returns with a replacement for Andy Whitfield and a seeming cast of thousands

2012-01-22 00:00:00

It's been almost two years since the first season of Starz's "Spartacus: Blood and Sand" ended its run. In that intervening time a prequel,


Is love in Donna's future on 'Parks and Recreation'?

Is love in Donna's future on 'Parks and Recreation'?

2012-01-22 00:00:00

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- On NBC's "Parks and Recreation," stand-up comedian Retta plays Donna Meagle, one of the officemates on the comedy s


'The Voice' coach Blake Shelton juggles TV, touring

'The Voice' coach Blake Shelton juggles TV, touring

2012-01-22 00:00:00

ST. LOUIS -- When "The Voice" returns to NBC next month, vocal coach Blake Shelton will be nowhere around. The country superstar, whose late


Television movies for the week of Jan. 22

2012-01-22 00:00:00

Television movies for the week of Jan. 22


Reality Check: Paramedic 'Baker' couldn't save cake

Reality Check: Paramedic 'Baker' couldn't save cake

2012-01-21 00:00:00

Perhaps Megan Hart isn't the "Next Great Baker," but she proved she is pretty good. After eight weeks on the TLC reality competition show, M


Seth Meyers drops anchor for sold-out crowd

2012-01-21 00:00:00

It's not often that we get a visit from an distinguished network anchor. This one even tells jokes. Seth Meyers, who mans the desk of "Satur


Tuned In: TV honchos tell why a show stays, goes

Tuned In: TV honchos tell why a show stays, goes

2012-01-20 00:00:00

PASADENA, Calif. -- A few things you might have wondered about the TV business that TV critics were unafraid to ask at the recently conclude


Jim Krenn out, Scott Paulsen back at WDVE

2012-01-20 00:00:00

WDVE-FM (102.5) has revamped its morning show, adding one new voice and one that will be familiar to 'DVE listeners. And station owner Clear


Turn in that bad restaurant

Turn in that bad restaurant

2012-01-19 00:00:00

This is one nomination that probably wouldn't be an honor, but a producer is seeking restaurants in the region to appear in the reality TV s


Seth Meyers will be Friday Night Live in Pittsburgh

Seth Meyers will be Friday Night Live in Pittsburgh

2012-01-19 00:00:00

Seth Meyers is among the weekday-morning irregulars sitting in the chair formerly held by Regis Philbin. He was the co-host on "Live With Ke


Paulsen to rejoin WDVE-FM morning show

2012-01-19 00:00:00

WDVE-FM announced a new lineup for its morning show today.


Will competitors chip away at 'American Idol' audience?

Will competitors chip away at 'American Idol' audience?

2012-01-18 00:00:00

Should "American Idol" be running scared? Arriving in June 2002, the competition (spun off from the UK hit "Pop Idol") hardly took TV by sto


'Burgh's 'American Idol' close-up airs this week

2012-01-18 00:00:00

As they so love to say in reality television, the journey begins. FOX's "American Idol" kicks off Season 11 tonight at 8 with the first of s


Tuned In: Modeling agencies get remade in 'Remodeled'

Tuned In: Modeling agencies get remade in 'Remodeled'

2012-01-17 00:00:00

PASADENA, Calif. -- Aside from "America's Next Top Model," a holdover from the pre-CW days of UPN, The CW, now 6 years old, has not had much


'Closer' spinoff 'Major Crimes' scripted to be ensemble effort

'Closer' spinoff 'Major Crimes' scripted to be ensemble effort

2012-01-16 00:00:00

PASADENA, Calif. -- Odds are fans of TNT's "The Closer" will stick with its spinoff, "Major Crimes," which sounds like it will be pretty muc


Globes shine on Clooney, Streep

Globes shine on Clooney, Streep

2012-01-16 00:00:00

It was back to the future for the Hollywood Foreign Press Association which crowned "The Descendants" and "The Artist" its top movies of 201


List of winners

2012-01-16 00:00:00

List of winners at the 69th annual Golden Globes.


For Gervais, some hits and some misses as show moves fluidly

2012-01-16 00:00:00

Like him or loathe him, Ricky Gervais is often an ingenious comedian who's not afraid to bash the establishment. He kicked off NBC's telecas


Cybertainment: Slacker carries some mainstream content

2012-01-15 00:00:00

Online radio service Slacker is picking up some mainstream radio and TV programming for its listeners. The additions give Slacker a mix of m


Person of interest: Charles Reichblum (Dr. Knowledge)

Person of interest: Charles Reichblum (Dr. Knowledge)

2012-01-15 00:00:00

Dr. Knowledge is no stranger to insomniac radio listeners: He's the weekend overnight host on KDKA-AM (1020). Every Friday and Saturday at m


Tuned In: 'Alcatraz' and 'Lost Girl' off to strong starts

Tuned In: 'Alcatraz' and 'Lost Girl' off to strong starts

2012-01-15 00:00:00

Two series with fantasy elements debut this week, and both get off to strong creative starts.


Television movies for the week of Jan. 15

2012-01-15 00:00:00

Television movies for the week of Jan. 15


No pop to animated 'Napoleon Dynamite'

2012-01-15 00:00:00

It's been almost eight years since "Napoleon Dynamite" hit theaters and became a brief sensation among teens and 20-somethings. It's not cle


Tuned In: Gambling, politics, fantasy among new HBO programs

Tuned In: Gambling, politics, fantasy among new HBO programs

2012-01-14 00:00:00

PASADENA, Calif. -- HBO will roll out a full slate of new programs in the coming months -- beginning Jan. 29 with the Dustin Hoffman-Nick No


Cable companies, Verizon playing money ball; fans lose

2012-01-14 00:00:00

HARRISBURG -- Turns out, it might be a good thing that the Steelers aren't playing on TV tonight in a playoff game against the New England P


Reality Check: Port Vue 'Face Off' contestant booted

2012-01-14 00:00:00

Their dark concept of an Apocalyptic Tin Man was widely admired by the judges on the Season 2 premiere of Syfy's monster makeup reality comp


Working-class humor infuses Billy Gardell's humor

Working-class humor infuses Billy Gardell's humor

2012-01-13 00:00:00

PASADENA, Calif. -- If things had gone in a different direction in his career, "Mike & Molly" star Billy Gardell might have been back wo


JR leaving Star 100.7-FM

2012-01-13 00:00:00

At 8:25 this morning, JR will thank his listeners on Star 100.7-FM's morning show. And after that, for a short while at least, the program w


Doritos contest finalists campaign to win a Super Bowl ad spot

Doritos contest finalists campaign to win a Super Bowl ad spot

2012-01-12 00:00:00

It's campaign season again and the candidates are trying not to go negative. "Just to have gotten this far is pretty amazing," said an upbea


Kutcher, Lorre: 'Men' character continues to evolve

Kutcher, Lorre: 'Men' character continues to evolve

2012-01-12 00:00:00

PASADENA, Calif. -- Fiddling with his wedding ring throughout a CBS press conference, "Two and a Half Men" star Ashton Kutcher sported a new


PG Products