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More on Mister Rogers on Netflix

Thursday, 03 September 2015 12:00 AM Written by

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Earlier this week we reported on episodes of "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" coming to Netflix for the first time.

So which ones made the cut?

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Upper St. Clair's Anthony Jeselnik as 'Last Comic Standing' host

Wednesday, 02 September 2015 12:00 AM Written by

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BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- Even with sweat dappling his face in the midst of an NBC party at Spago, "Last Comic Standing" (10 tonight) host Anthony Jeselnik still comes across as cool and detached, his practiced persona.

A 1997 graduate of Upper St. Clair High School, Jeselnik remains unphased when another reporter, who likes to stir up trouble, brings up Jeselnik's past romantic relationship with comic actress Amy Schumer.

"We're friends now," Jeselnik says. "It's good. She's got the romantic comedy market cornered. I'm happy for her."

The season finale of "Last Comic Standing" looms next week but for Jeselnik, it was months ago. The season was filmed over a two-week period earlier this year and it doesn't necessarily sound like it was the best time for the stand-up comic.

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ID's Joe Kenda sees the world in black and white

Tuesday, 01 September 2015 12:00 AM Written by

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BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. --  Investigation Discovery's "Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda" (10 tonight) has struck a chord with viewers, drawing 3.8 million viewers (live + 3 day) to its Aug. 18 fifth season premiere.

I revisited the Kenda phenomenon last month both because he's a Western Pennsylvania native and because I hear from viewers all the time who want to get in touch with him in hopes that he will help them solve a criminal cold case (I think maybe I was one of the few TV writers to acknowledge the show in its early years and that's why so many people try to get to Kenda through me). It seemed like a public service to disabuse them of the possibility that this would happen.

Kenda is an almost hypnotizing figure. At the TV critics press tour last month, a panel of ID stars was on stage for a press conference and I asked the first question to Kenda. After hearing his blunt -- he's always blunt -- response, a rarity for any press conference stage, many more questions were directed at him.

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Tuned In podcast: 'Mr. Robot,' 'Suits' and 'Killjoys'

Monday, 31 August 2015 12:27 PM Written by

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Post-Gazette online features editor Sharon Eberson joins me to discuss USA's "Mr. Robot" and "Suits" and Syfy's "Killjoys."

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Post-Gazette media writer Maria Sciullo and online features editor Sharon Eberson join me to discuss AMC's "Fear the Walking Dead," Hulu's "Difficult People" and HBO's "Show Me a Hero."

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BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- UPDATE: Tonight's "Mr. Robot" season finale has been postponed due to plot similarities to today's fatal shooting of a TV news crew in Virginia, per The Hollywood Reporter.

"The previously filmed season finale of Mr. Robot contains a graphic scene similar in nature to today’s tragic events in Virginia. Out of respect to the victims, their families and colleagues, and our viewers, we are postponing tonight’s episode. Our thoughts go out to all those affected during this difficult time," the network said in a statement.

The finale will now air at 10 p.m. Sept. 2.

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USA's "Mr. Robot" (10 tonight) wraps its first season tonight with an episode that star Rami Malek, who plays drug-addicted hallucinator Elliot, said ends on a cliffhanger. Maybe.

"It depends on how you view things," he said at an NBC party earlier this month at Spago.

Doesn't it always with "Mr. Robot."

In recent weeks the series has offered several revelations, including that the Christian Slater character, AKA Mr. Robot, is actually Elliot's deceased father. And fellow hacker Darlene (Carly Chaiken "Suburgatory") is his sister. Unless they're not.

"I think there will be more conclusive evidence for everyone's theory," Malek said a week before the Mr. Robot reveal episode aired.

Some "Mr. Robot" fans have long-speculated that the Christian Slater character does not exist, a la Tyler Durden in "Fight Club." I bought into that theory for a while but in other episodes viewers saw Mr. Robot meet and have a conversation with Darlene, which, if he was in Elliot's imagination, wouldn't Elliot have to have been present for that scene, too?

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