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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.

‘NCIS: L.A.’ Star Miguel Ferrer Dead at 61

Actor Miguel Ferrer, whose long run as Owen Granger on the CBS procedural “NCIS: Los Angeles” capped off a long and distinguished career on TV and in feature films, has died. Variety reports that Ferrer died Thursday of throat cancer….

New Book by Mark Twain to Be Published More Than 100 Years After His Death

A story by Mark Twain that was only recently discovered will be published later this year. The AP reports that the book, “The Purloining of Prince Oleomargarine,” is scheduled to be released Sept. 26. The new story, described as a…

Uproar Continues Over Dog Movie: Premiere Canceled as Screenwriter Challenges Legitimacy of Video

Controversy continues to swirl around an upcoming Universal Pictures feature film after video surfaced of a dog apparently being put in a tough spot during filming. As we reported yesterday, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is calling for…

Prosecutor Seeks Prison Term for Reality Star

A prosecutor today urged a federal judge to impose a harsh sentence in a case being heard in Pittsburgh in which “Dance Moms” star Abby Lee Miller faces sentencing for bankruptcy fraud. “Assistant U.S. Attorney Gregory Melucci called witnesses to…

Why Budweiser Backed Out of Olympics Sponsorship

Budweiser is no longer the beer of Team USA after Anheuser Busch InBev pulled the plug on its 32-year sponsorship of the U.S. Olympic Team — ending a relationship that began with the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles. In a…

Disney|ABC Fills Key Executive Post

The Disney|ABC Television Group has made a high-level executive appointment, announcing today that the new executive VP and chief financial officer is Robert Langer. Langer replaces Peter Seymour, who announced last November that he was stepping down after 20 years…

Make America Great Again, the Sequel: Trump Unveils His Campaign Slogan for 2020 — and Borrows Liberally From Popular Culture

Donald Trump invoked a number of popular culture references during his inauguration festivities this week, notably copping a line from Batman villain Bane in the 2012 movie “The Dark Knight Rises.” A number of observers, including Deadspin’s Timothy Burke, via…

Series That Just Premiered a Week Ago Picked Up for a Second Season

A series that just premiered Jan. 13 — and has already chalked up not only great reviews but also strong viewership — has been quickly renewed for a second season. The series is the Amazon Original “Sneaky Pete,” which has…

Report: Sony Weighing Sale of Its TV and Film Business

Sony Corp. is reportedly listening to bank pitches about the potential sale of its TV and film business, according to The New York Post, which cites multiple sources. “’Every bank is pushing pitches,’ said one person familiar with the process….

Netflix Announces ‘House of Cards’ Premiere Date — and Gives Us a Somewhat Chilling Teaser

Whether the timing of the release — coinciding with Inauguration Day — is accidental or purposeful would be open to interpretation, but Netflix chose today to announce that season five of its mega-hit presidential drama “House of Cards” will premiere May…