Tuned In Journal

‘Mr. Rogers' open house canceled

Thursday, 10 July 2008 04:40 AM Written by

 

Fred Rogers with Cornflake S. Pecially and King Friday XIII.First PBS announced it will reduce delivery of "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" episodes from five to one per week this fall, now WQED has reneged on plans to re-create the Neighborhood of Make-Believe in WQED's newly re-christened Fred Rogers Studio this summer and invite the public in to celebrate the show's 40th anniversary.

'Office,' 'Heroes' webisodes

Thursday, 10 July 2008 01:01 AM Written by

NBC's "The Office" may be closed in prime-time for summer rerun season, but four new webisodes will be posted Thursdays at 3 p.m. at NBC.com beginning today.Brian Baumgartner stars as Kevin Malone in  "Heroes" webisodes will post to NBC.com at 3 p.m. Monday beginning next week.

Off to press tour

Wednesday, 09 July 2008 06:01 AM Written by

Tomorrow morning I'll be winging my way west for the summer Television Critics Association press tour in Los Angeles (Southwest Airlines, don't fail me now!). It's been a year since the last press tour due to the writers' strike, which scuttled the January tour. I'm eager to re-connect with my fellow TV critics and get access to TV executives, writers, actors, etc.

But this will be a very different press tour from the norm. Usually about this time of year I'm scrambling to get through watching the broadcast networks' fall pilots. This year, only CBS sent many pilots out (they're generally decent if not spectacular).

KDKA hires reporter

Wednesday, 09 July 2008 02:50 AM Written by

KDKA-TV has hired a new Westmoreland County bureau reporter to replace Mary Berecky, who departed in May.

Trina Orlando, a morning and noon anchor at WJET/WFXP in Erie, starts at KDKA Aug. 1. She's a Mt. Pleasant native and graduate of the University of Southern California. She previously interned at KDKA-TV, WTAE-TV and KQV-AM.

Orlando's father, Don Orlando, is director of public relations at St. Vincent College. KDKA general manager Chris Pike said Trina won't cover St. Vincent College.

"If there's a significant St. Vincent story, we'll have someone else cover it," Pike said.

Catch up with 'Mad Men'

Tuesday, 08 July 2008 06:01 AM Written by

Don (Jon Hamm) and Betty Draper (January Jones) in If you've heard all the chatter about what a great show AMC's "Mad Men" is but you don't want to buy the DVD and you do have digital cable, now's your chance to get on board before the second season begins (10 p.m. July 27).

Blowing up the Burgh

Monday, 07 July 2008 06:01 AM Written by

Reader Kevin Barkes of South Park e-mailed last week with a link to a scene of Pittsburgh being destroyed by a comet strike in the Science Channel B-movie "Impact Earth," which is called "Comet Impact" on IMDB (check out the grade-Z, "never heard of them" cast).Post-Gazette file photo

Will Julie Bologna return?

Thursday, 03 July 2008 06:01 AM Written by

Could former WPXI meteorologist Julie Bologna be returning to Pittsburgh for a spot on WTAE? You know, we don't know, as my friend Monica Haynes likes to say in her GBB celebrity news column.Julie Bologna, former WPXI meteorologist (WPXI).

The Emmys: Do you care?

Wednesday, 02 July 2008 06:09 AM Written by

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Last week, the Emmys announced the semi-finalists in the best drama and best comedy categories, the first time they've ever done that, reportedly because the L.A. Times blog Gold Derby always reveals them anyway. Final nominees will be announced July 17 and the Emmy ceremony will be televised Sept. 21.