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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.

Nintendo Could Be Back in Gaming Big Time With Its Switch, After the Disappointment of Its Wii U

Nintendo is readying to launch its edgy, millennial-focused new home/mobile hybrid entertainment platform and game console, Switch, on March 3. With a $299 price tag, the unit could be a game changer. “The novelty of a mainstream gaming system that…

ABC Exec Headed Out After 35 Years

ABC is losing a longtime executive, with the network telling staffers today in internal memos that Marla Provencio, executive VP of marketing and chief marketing officer, is exiting after 35 years at the network. Variety reports that Provencio and ABC…

Bill Cosby Catches a Break in Criminal Case

“In a major break for Bill Cosby, a judge ruled Friday that just one of the comedian’s multitude of other accusers can testify at his trial to bolster charges he drugged and violated a woman more than a decade ago,”…

White House Blocks CNN, Other Selected News Outlets From Press Briefing

A number of news organizations that Donald Trump has criticized were excluded today from a press briefing where White House spokesman Sean Spicer took questions from members of the press. The Hill reports that the White House blocked CNN, The…

Disney Cuts Jobs Amid Digital Restructure

Disney shook things up in its digital operation, announcing layoffs at its Maker Studios and its consumer products unit’s digital publishing division. Engadget reports that the move eliminates about 80 jobs as part of a strategic shift that will drastically…

Cable Drama Locks In Plans for Final Season

Plans have been locked in for a cable drama series to return in two weeks for its final season on U.S. television. BBC America announced that season five of “Ripper Street” will premiere Wednesday, March 10, after which the show will…

Reality Show Star Says Producers Put Her Life at Risk to Get Better Footage

The star of a reality television series is suing the show’s producers, claiming that she had to put her life at risk to honor her contract, all because the show wanted to get exciting footage. Variety reports that the suit…

Internet Goes Into a Frenzy Over Justin Bieber’s Awkward Moment

Social media, the paparazzi and major media outlets got caught up in Justin Bieber hysteria Thursday over a potentially embarrassing incident for the pop star, which Bieber attempted to deflect by addressing it on Instagram. The frenzy erupted after Bieber…

‘Gilmore Girl’ Lauren Graham Returns to Broadcast Television

“Gilmore Girls” star Lauren Graham is headed back to broadcast TV to star in a new Fox comedy pilot. The popular actress, who recently worked on the Netflix sequel “Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life,” will play the lead…

Scripps TV Revenue Soars

In this morning’s earnings report for the fourth quarter, E.W. Scripps Co. announced that revenue from the television group soared 37% to $233 million, up $62.7 million, TVNewsCheck reports. Predictably, with 2016 being a presidential election year, a big part…