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Post-Gazette media writer Maria Sciullo and online features editor Sharon Eberson join me to discuss “Outsiders," "Grease: Live!" and "Downton Abbey."

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'Outsiders' episode two review/recap

Wednesday, 03 February 2016 09:30 AM Written by

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If there was as unexepected element in episode one of WGN America's "Outsiders," it was the impact of the Farrells on townies, particularly the impact of Farrell wine that presumably had a role in making a townie boy murder his father (or step-father, the relationship wasn't entirely clear).

Episode two continued a lot of the plots that began in the pilot. Read more about it after the jump. ...

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CBS reunites 'Mean' Joe Greene and Coke commercial kid

Tuesday, 02 February 2016 01:30 PM Written by

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Tonight at 8 CBS airs "Super Bowl's Greatest Commercials 2016," a countdown of the Top 50 Super Bowl ads that will also include an interview with the stars of the famous 1980 commercial featuring Pittsburgh Steelers legend "Mean" Joe Greene and Tommy Okon.

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Updated 'Outsiders' ratings set network record

Monday, 01 February 2016 03:01 PM Written by

WGN America issued a ratings release today for filmed-in-Pittsburgh "Outsiders" that puts the odds of a second season in a favorable light if the show's ratings hold up.

Last week's preliminary numbers improved when digital platform (DVR, VOD) viewing was factored in, bring the show's premiere episdoe total to 3.9 million viewers, making it the network's highest-viewed episode of original programming ever.

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'The Expanse' ends its first season on Syfy

Monday, 01 February 2016 09:16 AM Written by

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Back in December I wrote about Syfy's "The Expanse," which I liked but thought it had some work to do before it made a lot of sense.

Tomorrow night the series airs its two-hour season finale (10 p.m. Tuesday) and finally, finally gets to where it seemed destined to go all along.

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Post-Gazette media writer Maria Sciullo joins me to discuss “The X-Files," "The Magicians" and "War & Peace."

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