TV as we know it today is dying. While visiting my college-aged nephew in Cincinnati over the weekend, I asked him if he misses TV (since his apartment lacked one). “Miss it? I never even watched it back at school.” And his experience is not a lone voice. Querying more than a dozen other people his age and in their mid-to-late 20s — and the experiences of their friends as well — all produced eerily similar responses. Generation Y — the Millennials — and every generation after it has little interest in television, especially once they hit their teens. As young adults, they simply don’t watch it. Instead, they turn to the Internet, and use it for virtually all of their entertainment needs (save for video games, which are also played on their computers, and to a declining extent, dedicated gaming consoles). Will anyone care if traditional TV watching goes the way of radio before it — used to watch a select few programs a couple of times a week? Network television ratings continue to slide.
PITTSBURGH – Extras Casting is looking for people to be in a new Netflix series being filmed in Pittsburgh this summer.
The series, called “I Am Not Okay With This,” is about a teenage girl navigating her way through high school life while dealing with her family, sexuality and mysterious new superpowers.
Casting directors are looking for extras who can portray high school and college age students for multiple days of filming. Extras will also be portraying football teams, fans, basketball players, prom attendees and more.
Filming will take place from early June through August.
For more information, visit www.movieextraspittsburgh.com.
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Tim Conway, who made generations of Americans laugh on TV shows such as “McHale’s Navy” and “The Carol Burnett Show,” died Tuesday morning, his publicist said.
He was 85.
Conway won multiple Emmy Awards, most recently in 2008 for his role as a guest star on the comedy show “30 Rock” in which he played Bucky Bright, an old, long-forgotten television star.
The actor’s big break in Hollywood came on “McHale’s Navy,” when Conway was cast to play Ensign Charles Parker. He was nominated for a best supporting actor Emmy in 1963.
Star Wars Fans around the world are mourning the death of actor Peter Mayhem, who played Han Solo’s sidekick Chewbacca in the iconic films.
No movie in the U.S. has ever posted an opening weekend higher than $300 million. No movie anywhere has made more than $1 billion worldwide in the five days since it opened.