Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

'Doc of the Dead,' Featuring Romero, to Debut

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

'Doc of the Dead,' Featuring Romero, to Debut

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"Doc of the Dead," about the rise of zombies in film, TV and literature, debuts at the SXSW Film Festival in Austin, Texas, March 10 and has its premiere on cable's Epix network at 8 p.m. March 15. The film includes an interview with Pittsburgh native and zombie godfather George A. Romero and McCandless native Greg Nicotero ("The Walking Dead").

Locally, Epix is available on DISH Network (Channels 380) and on Verizon's FiOS TV (Channel 395/895HD).

Yinzer humor on 'Kroll'

Next week's episode of Comedy Central's "Kroll Show" (10:30 p.m. Tuesday) includes a sketch called "Pawnsylvania," sort of a "Pawn Stars" send-up that features pawn shop owners in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia trading places. (Watch a preview online at welcome-to-pawn sylvania.)

And, yes, for once there is a Yinzer accent in prime time.

Mr. Kroll has said many of the show's writers are from Pennsylvania, including Jon Daly, a Shady Side Academy grad who plays the Pittsburgh pawn shop owner, Don of Don's Pawn.

Before hitting the road for Philly, Don asks his wife (Brigid Ryan, Shaler High School class of 1994), "Pack me a chip chop ham sandwich."


HBO renewed "Looking" for a second season.

Comedy Central renewed freshman comedy "Broad City" for a second season.

BBC America renewed the previously canceled "Ripper Street" for a third season.

The syndicated reboot of late-night's "Arsenio Hall Show" has been renewed for a second season.

Syfy canceled the American remake of "Being Human," which is in the midst of its fourth season. The series finale will air April 7.

Channel surfing

It's the revival no one had been clamoring for: NBC announced Sunday it plans to bring back "Heroes" (2006-10) for a 13-episode miniseries to air in 2015 with series creator Tim Kring at the helm. …

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