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Executive producer Shonda Rhimes is behaind ABC's “Still Star-Crossed” (10 p.m. Monday, WTAE), a period-set “Romeo & Juliet” sequel but woe be unto the viewer who doesn’t remember Shakespeare’s original. Without some Cliff’s Notes handy, the first half of Monday’s pilot is a muddle as to who’s a Montague and who’s a Capulet.

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downward dog

Mixed but mostly good news for Tuesday's time slot premiere of filmed-in-Pittsburgh comedy "Downward Dog." 

Demo ratings (adults 18-49) declined slightly compared to last week's premiere but the show was up by more than 1 million in total viewers, a positive sign for a new series that has to kick off a night of prime-time programming.

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Go 'Dirty Dancing' anew

Monday, 22 May 2017 12:00 AM Written by

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Perhaps you’ll have the time of your life watching ABC's "Dirty Dancing" remake (8-11 p.m. Wednesday, WTAE). Or maybe it will just make viewers pine for the 1987 original.

Either way, the three-hour remake has been sitting on the shelf at ABC for quite a while, maybe just waiting for this year, the 30th anniversary of the original movie.

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Poor puppy! Soft ratings for 'Downward Dog' debut

Thursday, 18 May 2017 08:00 PM Written by

 

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Viewership for the premiere of ABC’s filmed-in-Pittsburgh comedy “Downward Dog” was modest as the show drew 4.7 million viewers, losing 1.4 million viewers who showed up to watch the season finale of “Modern Family” immediately beforehand. (A Penguins game airing Wednesday night surely did not help the show’s ratings locally.)

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Upfronts is over! The CW was the last broadcast network to announce its fall schedule today.

The week's third (or is it fourth?) new military drama joins the lineup along with a "Dynasty" reboot (paired with "Riverdale" on Wednesday) and another superhero show, "Black Lightning," for midseason.

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Post-Gazette online media writer Maria Sciullo joins me to discuss "Downward Dog," upfronts and "The Handmaid's Tale."

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