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Chuck Ross

Chuck Ross is the managing director of TVWeek.com. He's been involved in the TV business ever since he sold cable TV subscriptions in Santa Monica, Calif., door-to-door in the mid-to-late 1970s. He's had regular gigs reporting and/or editing about TV and advertising for Cablevision magazine,The Hollywood Reporter, the San Francisco Chronicle, Inside Media and Advertising Age. He first joined the predecessor to TVWeek, Electronic Media, in 2000.

Power Shift for NBC Drama Series: Showrunner Is Out; ‘Sopranos’ Alums Take Over

An NBC drama series has just undergone a big change behind the cameras. The showrunner on “Chicago Med,” Andrew Dettmann, is out, with Andrew Schneider and Diane Frolov taking over as showrunners, Entertainment Weekly reports. “Dettmann will continue to develop…

TV Personality Arrested in Bizarre Domestic Violence Incident

An ugly incident of alleged domestic violence led to the arrest of a television personality. TMZ.com reports that Jill Connors, a recurring guest on the Bravo reality series “Married to Medicine,” was arrested following an incident Aug. 13 at the…

TV Show Delayed in Wake of Virginia Shootings

The fatal shooting of two news staffers at WDBJ-TV in Virginia has sparked schedule changes at TV outlets, with the latest being IFC’s decision to reschedule an episode of its freshman satire series “Documentary Now!” The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed…

With De Niro Already on Board, High-Profile TV Project Adds Another Major Movie Star

A high-profile television project continues to attract big names. With Robert De Niro already signed for the lead role in HBO’s biopic on Bernie Madoff, the latest big star to join up is Michelle Pfeiffer. Variety reports that Pfeiffer will…

Fox Drama Series Retitled, Part of a Large Crop of Name Changes This Year

A drama series that’s coming up on Fox has been renamed — again. The show that has been known as “The Frankenstein Code” will be called “Lookinglass,” Deadline.com reports. “The producers of ‘The Frankenstein Code’ (originally ‘Frankenstein’) had been looking…

MTV Video Music Awards Add a Top Name to the Lineup

The lineup of performers who will appear at the MTV Video Music Awards, which was already strong, has beefed up even more with the announcement that Justin Bieber will perform. MTV announced that Bieber will perform the song “What Do…

Family of Robin Williams in Court Battle Over the Late Comedian’s Estate

Attorneys representing the widow and children of the late Robin Williams were expected to face off in court today in California, the AP reports, with Williams’ widow in a legal battle with three children of the comedian from former marriages….

Ashley Madison Hack Attack Claims Another Casualty: The Company CEO

The recent data breach that exposed private information about users of the marital affair site Ashley Madison has apparently claimed another victim. The Wall Street Journal reports that Noel Biderman, CEO of Ashley Madison parent company Avid Life Media, has…

MSNBC Pulls Plug on Show That Has Been a Staple on the Network

MSNBC is pulling the plug on a show that airs daily on the cable network. The AP reports that the network is taking “Politics Nation,” hosted by the Rev. Al Sharpton, out of the daily rotation. “Sharpton’s ‘Politics Nation’ has…

Ready for More ‘Skin’? Competition Show Picked Up for Third Season

A TV series that has been doing a lot to bring new viewers to its channel will return for a third season. GSN announced the third-season pickup for the body-painting competition “Skin Wars,” hosted by supermodel Rebecca Romijn. The show…