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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.

Frontman for Popular Rock Band Dead at 41

The lead singer for a platinum-selling hard rock band died today in the Los Angeles area. The New York Times reports that Chester Bennington, frontman for Linkin Park, is dead at 41. The paper reports that Bennington’s death is being investigated…

Teaser for 2017 MTV Video Music Awards Pays Tribute to Key Moments in VMAs History

MTV has begun the countdown to the 2017 Video Music Awards, which are on track to air Aug. 27. The channel released a new teaser today containing a few choice references to high points from past VMAs. Among those we…

A+E Networks Shakes Up the Executive Ranks

A+E Networks has just made a number of key moves in the executive offices, including promoting Robert Sharenow to president of programming for A+E Networks. Nancy Dubuc, president and CEO of A+E Networks, made the announcement. Additionally, Eli Lehrer returns…

Key Exec Headed Out at CBS

A top CBS Entertainment executive who is currently on leave won’t be returning to the job. Variety reports that head of drama Christina Davis, who is on maternity leave, has opted to leave the network following last month’s arrival of…

Here’s What ‘Empire’ Star Taraji P. Henson Has Been Up To

Taraji P. Henson, who stars as Cookie on the acclaimed Fox drama series “Empire,” has been working on the side as the title hit woman in the upcoming Sony Pictures release “Proud Mary.” The studio released the official trailer today,…

O.J. Simpson Is Granted Parole

O.J. Simpson’s request for parole was approved today, with the four commissioners on the parole board in Lovelock, Nev., all voting to grant parole. The decision followed a break of about 30 minutes for deliberations following Simpson’s parole hearing. The…

A&E Seizes the Moment on the Day of O.J. Simpson’s Parole Hearing, Announces New O.J. Production

A&E didn’t come out and say “Carpe diem” in today’s announcement, but the cable channel literally seized the day, announcing a new original O.J. Simpson documentary on the same morning as Simpson’s closely watched parole hearing in Nevada. “As the…

Broadcast Drama Series to Wrap

A broadcast drama series will call it quits after one more season. The creator and showrunner of the CW’s “The Originals,” Julie Plec, revealed in a post on her Twitter account that the show’s upcoming fifth season will be its…

ABC Officially Announces Host of Its ‘American Idol’ Revival

ABC announced the host of its “American Idol” reboot this morning, and to no surprise, Ryan Seacrest will return to host the show. Seacrest was a staple of “Idol” during the singing competition’s long run on Fox. Seacrest, who was…

Special TVWeek Schedule for Friday, July 21

TVWeek will not be sending out our usual newsletters this Friday, July 21, 2017, as we will be doing some digital maintenance that day. The TVWeek.com website will be available as usual, and if important news breaks over the weekend…