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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.

CBS Claims Premiere Week Victory

With most of the numbers in now for the fall broadcast season’s premiere week, CBS is claiming a ratings win and touting a number of achievements. CBS averaged 11 million total viewers, which the network says is the largest opening…

Why MTV Is Bringing Back a Familiar Title for One Day Only

MTV announced today that it will bring a classic franchise back to the channel for one day this week. MTV is reviving its “TRL” title this Tuesday, Sept. 27, in connection with National Voter Registration Day. The “TRL” title, which…

‘Godfather of Gore’ Dead at 87

The filmmaker who became known as the “godfather of gore” has died. The AP reports that Herschell Gordon Lewis died in his sleep this morning. He was 87. Lewis pioneered the horror genre known as the “splatter film” in the…

‘Modern Family’ to Feature TV’s First Transgender Child Actor

The ABC sitcom “Modern Family” will be breaking ground this week with the casting of television’s first openly transgender child actor in Wednesday’s episode, Variety reports. “In the upcoming episode — entitled ‘A Stereotypical Day’ — parents Cameron ‘Cam’ (Eric Stonestreet)…

TV Veteran to Replace Charles Osgood on CBS’s ‘Sunday Morning’

A well-known TV personality has been chosen to replace Charles Osgood as anchor of the CBS program “Sunday Morning.” The New York Times reports that Jane Pauley will take over the job starting Oct. 9. Pauley will become only the…

Kim Kardashian, After Some Indecision, Now Says Which Presidential Candidate She Backs

We finally know who Kim Kardashian will be voting for in the presidential election. Kardashian, who was backing Hillary Clinton more than a year ago, appears to be back in the Clinton camp, The New York Post’s Page Six reports….

He Drew Millions of Americans to the Game He So Loved: Arnold Palmer Dies at 87. Read Our Tribute

By Chuck Ross “Arnold Palmer, the champion golfer whose full-bore style of play, thrilling tournament victories and magnetic personality inspired an American golf boom, attracted a following known as Arnie’s Army and made him one of the most popular athletes…

The NY Times Profiles Gabriel Sherman, the Reporter Who Doggedly Covered Roger Ailes

Reporter and author Gabriel Sherman, whose coverage of the fall from grace of former Fox News chief Roger Ailes has been almost as big a part of the story as the story itself, is profiled in The New York Times,…

Verizon ‘Livid’ Over Not Being Told of Yahoo Hack During Bidding Process

Verizon’s $4.8 billion deal to acquire Yahoo could be scuttled over Yahoo’s handling of a massive 2014 hack that came to light last week. The New York Post cites sources saying Verizon only learned of the hack last Tuesday, a…

Tonight’s Debate Is Expected to Be the Most-Watched Political Event in U.S. History

Tonight’s presidential debate, the first of three scheduled debates between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, is expected to be the most-watched political event in U.S. History, Time reports, with as many as 100 million viewers expected to tune in. “While…