Tuned In Journal

'D-List' season ends

Wednesday, 13 August 2008 11:09 PM Written by

Tiffany Rinehart, Maggie Griffin, Kathy Griffin, Jessica Zajicek and Tom Vise star in Tonight is the season finale of Bravo's "Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List" (10 p.m.), although the show's star says one more episode will air. (A Bravo spokeswoman said the episode of outtakes has not been scheduled and won't air until latert his year.)

Tuned In Podcast: Olympics blows away the competition

Wednesday, 13 August 2008 01:23 AM Written by

Tuned In PodcastIn this week's Tuned In Podcast, entertainment editor Sharon Eberson and I welcome guest L.A. Johnson, an Olympics fan, to discuss NBC's coverage of the summer games from Beijing. Listen or subscribe at post-gazette.com/podcast.

Mac's co-stars on 'Larry King'

Tuesday, 12 August 2008 12:59 PM Written by

Tonight's "Larry King Live" (9 p.m., CNN) will feature a reunion of the late Bernie Mac's co-stars from Fox's "Bernie Mac Show," a gem of a series compared to most Fox live-action comedies.

Here's a list of who's expected to appear:

  • Dee Dee Davis (Played Bryanna "Baby Girl" Thomkins on “The Bernie Mac Show”)
  • Camille Winbush (Played Vanessa 'Nessa' Thomkins on “The Bernie Mac Show”)
  • Jeremy Suarez (Played Jordan Thomkins on “The Bernie Mac Show”)
  • Kellita Smith (played Wanda McCullough, Bernie’s wife, on “The Bernie Mac Show”)
  • Summer TV doldrums

    Monday, 11 August 2008 12:46 AM Written by

    A contestant gets ready to go kersplat on It's at this point in the summer that I really have to wonder, what are you watching? The "Mad Men" ratings dropped by 40 percent after almost 2 million viewers tuned in to the season premiere. We know "Wipeout" is a hit, but I've heard from more fans of the low-rated, destined-to-be-canceled "Swingtown."

    July ratings

    Friday, 08 August 2008 12:43 AM Written by

    We included the July Nielsen local news ratings in last Friday's Tuned In column but we didn't have space to go into any detail on them. Plus, it was July sweeps, the least important of the major sweeps months, although Pittsburgh stations have begun to put more emphasis on it in recent years, trotting out more special sweeps reports than they once did. 

    Griffin says assistant didn't quit

    Thursday, 07 August 2008 01:58 AM Written by

    Kathy Griffin and Steve Wozniak attend the Producers Guild Awards in February. (Danny Moloshok, Bravo)Kathy Griffin, star of Bravo's "My Life on the D-List" (10 tonight) usually works hard to get press attention, but recent reports that her assistant Jessica Zajicek quit because she "couldn't take" working with Griffin anymore are untrue, Griffin said in a phone interview yesterday.

    Podcast: 'Heroes,' 'Fringe,' 'Robin Hood'

    Wednesday, 06 August 2008 09:09 AM Written by

    This week Post-Gazette entertainment editor Sharon Eberson and I discuss Sharon's summer vacation at Comic-Con and screenings of the "Heroes" third season premiere, our thoughts on the "Fringe" pilot and the surprise denouement for Marian on BBC America's "Robin Hood." Subscribe or listen at post-gazette.com/podcast.

    Local Emmy nominations

    Tuesday, 05 August 2008 04:00 PM Written by

    WQED Multimedia came out the big winner in the 2008 Mid-Atlantic Emmy nominations, garnering 23 nods, up from 20 last year. Among Pittsburgh stations, KDKA was second with 11 nominations. WPXI had two. Comcast Pittsburgh and Viewpoint Productions had one each.

    WTAE does not enter the regional Emmys but individual staffers can enter on their own.

    The regional Emmy Awards recognize excellence in news, programming and individual achievement in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware, choosing this year from 709 entries representing the work of more than 30 outlets.