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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.

Biting the Hand That Feeds You: In This Bitingly Sarcastic, Funny Video, Jon Stewart Mercilessly Attacks a New Sponsor of His Show

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Apple CEO Tim Cook Becomes the First Sitting Chief Executive of a Fortune 500 Company to Come Out as Gay

“While I have never denied my sexuality, I haven’t publicly acknowledged it either, until now. So let me be clear: I’m proud to be gay, and I consider being gay among the greatest gifts God has given me.” By writing…

Game-Changer! FCC Proposes Rules That Would Make Cord-Cutting More Enticing to Consumers. Finally, the Widespread Ability to Truly Choose TV Services A la Carte?

“In just the latest sign that the future of television is online, the Federal Communications Commission has proposed a new rule that would let Internet TV providers license television content just like cable and satellite companies do,” reports Wired. The…

Wow! Here’s a Good Test of Your TV IQ: Why Was This Tuesday Night Cable TV Show, Now in Its 7th Year as a Regular Series, the Most Viewed Show on Its Network in the Last Four Years? It Was Also the No. 1 Cable Show on Tuesday Night in Households, Total Viewers and All Key Female Demos

Talk about a show that has great legs. Last night, Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, a wedding drew millions of viewers to TLC’s long-running reality series “19 Kids & Counting.” The show features the Duggar family, and the wedding was between…

‘Welcome Back, Kotter’ Co-Star Dies at 66

Every week she was billed above the then-young John Travolta as one of the co-stars of the 1970s hit “Welcome Back, Kotter.” Actress Marcia Strassman, 66, who played Gabriel Kaplan’s wife, Julie, on the show, has died, reports the Associated…

NBCU Revenue Climbs, Though Ad Revenue at Its Cable Networks Declines

“Sales in [Comcast’s] NBCUniversal entertainment group [in the third quarter] inched up 1.2 percent, to $5.92 billion, with increases in its broadcast television and theme parks groups offsetting declines in its filmed entertainment business,” reports The New York Times. The…

First Series Cancellation of the New Season Is Made By ABC

ABC announced toward the end of the day on Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, that it has made the first cancellation of the 2014-2015 fall television season. “ABC has pulled the plug on freshman comedy ‘Manhattan Love Story,’” reports The Hollywood…

President of Professional Golfers Association Forced to Resign After Sending ‘Sexist Tweet’

The President of the Professional Golfers Association (PGA), Ted Bishop, “has been removed as president of the PGA of America over a sexist tweet directed at [English golfer] Ian Poulter,” reports the Associated Press. Bishop was unhappy about comments Poulter…

Sears Giving 5,000-6,000 Lumps of Coal for Christmas as Retailer Is Closing 77 Sears and Kmart Stores. It’s Our Non-TV Story of the Day

Sears Chairman Eddie Lampert “is preparing to deliver more lumps of coal this Christmas,” reports the New York Post. That means more layoffs and store closings for the retailer. Reports CNN Money, “Sears is closing 77 Sears and Kmart stores…

Debate Rages About Renee Zellweger’s New Look: Did Happiness Do It? Should We Care?

Social media has been on overdrive this week after Academy Award-winning actress Renee Zellweger hit the red carpet at an event in Beverly Hills on Monday and revealed a new look. The big surprise is that her face didn’t look…