Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Local Station Won't Be Airing New 'Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?'

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Local Station Won't Be Airing New 'Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?'

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Post-Gazette TV writer Rob Owen answers reader questions online every Friday in Tuned In Journal blog at post-gazette.com/tv. Here's a selection of recent queries.

Q: Where can we find "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?" this season? Last season, it was on WPCW at 4 and 4:30 p.m., but there is a different show on in that time slot this time around.

- MIKE, BEAVER

Rob: Last week the listings at TVGuide.com suggested "Millionaire" would be back Sept. 17, but it turns out the listings were wrong: "Millionaire" has no Pittsburgh station home this season, according to the show's publicist, so new episodes will not be available locally. Reruns air on GSN 3-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Q: Is NBC bringing back "Hollywood Game Night" soon?

- MIKE VIA EMAIL

Rob: Most likely not until midseason at the earliest. Production on the prime-time game show resumes in this fall.

Q: Will "Suits" be back for another season?

- MIKE,

SQUIRREL HILL

Rob: Yes, another season has been ordered along with a Chicago-set spinoff series starring Gina Torres.

Q: I just finished watching seasons one and two of the law drama "Raising the Bar" on DVD. Do you know whether there will be a season three for "Raising the Bar," or has it been canceled?

- NANCY,

SOUTH PARK

Rob: TNT canceled "Bar" after two seasons in 2009, and, more recently, series executive producer Steven Bochco died. The show won't be back.

Q: What kind of content do the popular networks lean to? Both regular and cable?

- LINDA VIA FACEBOOK

Rob: Linda's question was in response to my Facebook post about Paramount Network dropping "Heathers," in which I wrote that the content of "Heathers," which includes a school shooting, seemed like a show a commercial network could not stomach in the current climate.

By that I mean network execs were afraid advertisers would not want to buy ads on the show because of its content. …

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