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TV Q&A: Emmys, 'Younger' and local TV news

Friday, 22 September 2017 12:00 AM Written by

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Tuned In podcast: Emmy Awards, 'The Vietnam War'

Wednesday, 20 September 2017 12:00 AM Written by

 

 

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Post-Gazette online features editor Sharon Eberson and media writer Maria Sciullo join me to talk about The Emmy Awards and PBS's "The Vietnam War."

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CBS hiding 'Star Trek: Discovery'?

Tuesday, 19 September 2017 09:58 AM Written by

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I had planned to use Friday's Tuned In column to review CBS All Access’ “Star Trek: Discovery,” executive produced by Franklin Park native Gretchen Berg, but CBS executives decided not to make the premiere episode widely available for review.

Uh-oh.

That’s not a good sign. Usually when a studio doesn’t screen a movie for critics, it means the flick is a dog. In TV, it is extremely rare – perhaps unprecedented -- for a network to not make a pilot screener of a scripted series available for review.

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Nat Geo explores ISIS in 'The State' drama

Tuesday, 19 September 2017 12:00 AM Written by

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A two-part British miniseries (9-11 p.m. today and Wednesday), Nat Geo’s “The State” is a drama written by Peter Kominsky (“Wolf Hall”) and based on first-person accounts of real-life ISIS recruits. Though the characters are composites, the goal was to ground the story in reality.

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Tuned In podcast: 'The Orville,' new fall shows, 'Outlander'

Wednesday, 13 September 2017 12:00 AM Written by

 

 

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Post-Gazette online features editor Sharon Eberson and media writer Maria Sciullo join me to talk about "The Orville," new broadcast network series we want to check out and "Outlander."

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'This is Us' soundtrack readied

Tuesday, 12 September 2017 12:00 AM Written by

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Pittsburgh-set NBC drama series "This is Us" returns for its second season Sept. 26 but in advance of that the show's first season arrives on DVD today and a first-season soundtrack comes out on Friday.

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Pamela Adlon turns bad things into 'Better Things'

Monday, 11 September 2017 12:00 AM Written by

 

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In “Better Things” (10 p.m. Thursday, FX) star and creator Pamela Adlon (“Lucky Louie”) turns lemons from her past into lemonade for TV viewers, particularly when it comes to depicting her character’s dates with skeevy guys.

“For me, it's like, if somebody dropped something disgusting, it's a golden piece of material for me for later,” she said in August at an FX Networks press conference during the Television Critics Association summer press tour. “So I was able to kind of mine garbage into gold in that way.”

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