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Nat Geo enters the 'Urban Jungle'

Monday, 28 July 2014 09:19 AM Written by

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BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- Big Cat Tracker Boone Smith takes viewers into the "Urban Jungle" (8 p.m. Sunday), which will be simulcast on National Geographic Channel and Nat Geo Wild.

The three-hour program looks at how animals are adpating to the expanding human footpront in cities in America (Los Angeles, Chicago) and around the world (Moscow, Mumbai).

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TV Q&A with Rob Owen

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This week's TV Q&A (after the "Read more" jump below) responds to questions about “Rizzoli & Isles,” “The Real Housewives” and short-order series. As always, thanks for reading and keep the questions coming.

- Rob Owen, Post-Gazette TV writer

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PRESS TOUR: Party patrol at summer press tour #TCA14

Thursday, 24 July 2014 06:07 AM Written by

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hallmark 1BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- The 2014 summer TV critics press tour came to an end last night, so it's time to rate the parties and networks' assorted press tour performances in hopes of encouraging improvement for next time, and to offer a little behind-the-scenes glimpse.

While going to parties for work might sound fun, these are working parties where TV critics are often rushing from one celeb to another to get short interviews.

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tuned in podcast logoBEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- Scott Pierce of the Salt Lake Tribune, Gwen Reyes of Fresh Fiction TV and Candace Havens of FYI Television join me for a conversation about new fall shows on the broadcast networks.

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BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- PBS hit "Downton Abbey" returns for its fifth season Jan. 4 on "Masterpiece Classic," and, yes, once again it will air months after its broadcast in England.

Some viewers complain about this and wonder if PBS is losing viewers to illegal online streaming but given that ratings were up 16 percent last season, that's clearly a losing argument. PBS has no plans to change its air pattern.

At a press conference Tuesday night cast members and producer Gareth Naeme teased what to expect in the next season. Read more after the jump. ...

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