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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.

New Jersey Lawmakers Pass Bill Inspired by Reality Star ‘Snooki’

A state measure inspired by former “Jersey Shore” star Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi is headed to Gov. Chris Christie’s desk after the state Assembly passed the measure, the AP reports. The measure caps the amount public universities in the state can…

Iguana Steals the Spotlight From Tennis Stars at the Miami Open

A tennis match between Tommy Haas and Jiri Vesely at the Miami Open was disrupted Wednesday by an iguana that appeared to want to watch the match and then put up a struggle when it was asked to leave the…

CBS Renews 18 Shows

CBS gave early renewals today to much of its prime-time lineup for the 2017-2018 broadcast season, announcing pickups for 18 shows. Included in the renewals announced today are five freshman shows: “Bull,” “Kevin Can Wait,” “MacGyver,” “Man with a Plan”…

Everyone’s In an Uproar About Kristi Yamaguchi’s Tweet to Nancy Kerrigan — Except Nancy Kerrigan

It was at the very least a poor choice of words, but figure skater Kristi Yamaguchi apparently meant well when she sent a tweet to Nancy Kerrigan to cheer her on as Kerrigan approached her debut on ABC’s “Dancing with the…

HBO Books Final Season for Acclaimed Drama Series

HBO announced details today about the endgame for a drama series that has been a hit with critics and has won a Peabody Award. The pay-cable network will roll out the third and final season of “The Leftovers” starting April 16. The series…

Disney CEO Signs Extension

Amid concerns that The Walt Disney Co. may need extra time to find a suitable replacement, CEO Robert Iger has signed an extension that will keep him on the job until July 2019. The New York Times notes that the…

Fox Unveils Prime-Time Schedule

Fox took the wraps off its prime-time schedule for summer 2017, including the new shows “Love Connection,” “Beat Shazam,” “Superhuman” and “The F Word with Gordon Ramsay.” “Love Connection,” hosted by Andy Cohen, and “Beat Shazam,” hosted by Jamie Foxx,…

Huge Marketer Rethinking Its Global Media Planning — to the Tune of $2 Billion

One of the largest marketers in the world has launched a review of its global media planning and buying. MediaPost reports that AB InBev, the brewer of Budweiser, Corona, Stella Artois and other brands, is inviting the six major holding…

Still Not Getting Enough ‘SNL’? There’s More on the Way

For all the millions of “Saturday Night Live” viewers who just can’t get enough — the show has achieved its highest ratings in 20 years during the current season — there’s some special programming on the way to tide them…

This Could Be Good: Hulu Provides a Look at Its New Drama Series

The streaming service Hulu pulled back the curtain a little today on its new original series “The Handmaid’s Tale.” The company posted the official trailer for the dystopian drama, which arrives on Hulu April 26. The show is based on…