Tuned In Journal

Turning out 'Friday Night Lights'

Monday, 07 February 2011 12:00 AM Written by

DIRECTV_FriNigLig_000431_High_v1The NFL season came to a close with the Super Bowl last night and "Friday Night Lights" faces its own finale Wednesday (9 p.m.) as the series' last-ever episode premieres on DirecTV. (This final season of the show will air on NBC beginning April 15 at 8 p.m. and will be released on DVD on April 5.)

Titled "Always," the finale is a winning swan song that plays on the core themes of the series. It's also an extended episode -- 61 minutes -- that will have to be trimmed down for NBC but will likely run its full length on DVD.

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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 “CSI: Miami,” “Breaking Bad” and The Weather Channel.

As always, thanks for reading, and keep the questions coming.
-Rob Owen, Post-Gazette TV writer

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Final key to 'Locke & Key' locked

Thursday, 03 February 2011 09:54 PM Written by

Fox has found the final piece to the family puzzle of the pilot "Locke & Key" that begins production in Pittsburgh next week. And if you're a fan of teen pop stars, prepare to squeal. ...

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Badylak_blogPASADENA, Calif. -- National Geographic Channel's "Explorer" (10 p.m. Monday) looks at regenerative medicine next week in the program "How to Build a Beating Heart," which was filmed in part at Pittsburgh's McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine, a joint University of Pittsburgh/UPMC effort.

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iJustine goes old media on Spike TV show

Wednesday, 02 February 2011 12:00 AM Written by

JustineCES_blogFormer Pittsburgher Justine Ezarik, who rose to online prominence "lifecasting" as iJustine, moves in a new/old direction with her new role on a Spike TV video game show.

For Ezarik, 26, who has more than 1.2 million Twitter followers, it's an interesting leap from new-school media to a more old-school platform -- television.

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Patrice King Brown, already back on TV

Tuesday, 01 February 2011 12:00 AM Written by

6_improve20your20memory20and20brain20power-2011-01-21-0File this one under That Didn't Take Long.

After saying farewell to viewers on KDKA Friday night -- covered in PG media writer Maria Sciullo's Sunday feature -- Patrice King Brown was back on Pittsburgh TV on Sunday.

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TCM prepares for the Oscars

Tuesday, 01 February 2011 12:00 AM Written by

It's Feb. 1 and that means only 27 more days until the Oscar telecast. To get viewers in the mood, TCM will host its annual "31 Days of Oscar" film festival with a best picture winner slated to air every night at 10 p.m.

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'Million Dollar Listing' returns minus a cast member

Monday, 31 January 2011 12:00 AM Written by

Million_Dollar_Listing_season_4UPDATED: PASADENA, Calif. -- For many viewers, their Bravo guilty pleasure is one of the "Real Housewives of ..." shows. Have to admit, I never got into those. My secret shame is "Million Dollar Listing" (9 p.m. Thursday), an ode to conspicuous consumption and the challenges of selling a home with tacky interior design.

The series returns this week for its fourth season with one cast member MIA and another in his place. Chad Rogers is out and Josh Altman (in the center at left) is in.

What happened? Read on after the jump. ...

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