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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.

NBC Cancels Drama Series

An NBC drama series that recently wrapped its season has been canceled. Variety reports that NBC pulled the plug on “A.D.: The Bible Continues” after its one-season run. The report notes that producers Mark Burnett and Roma Downey “plan to…

Jon Stewart Unloads on Donald Trump — and Comes Up With a Campaign Slogan for Trump 2016; Here’s the Video

Jon Stewart got in his licks about Donald Trump on Thursday’s installment of Comedy Central’s “Daily Show,” the final episode of the program before it goes on hiatus. During the segment he highlighted one of Trump’s statements as a possible…

Oscar Winner Joins Fox’s ‘Empire’

Fox is adding an Oscar-winning actress to the lineup for season two of its hit drama series “Empire.” The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed confirms that Marisa Tomei has joined the show in a recurring role. Tomei is a three-time Academy…

Iconic Children’s Brand to Become a Movie

A brand that is a familiar sight to parents of small children may be about to become even more familiar. Deadline.com reports that the iconic Japanese brand Hello Kitty will be made into a feature film. “Japanese lifestyle company Sanrio…

Two TV News Crews Robbed at Gunpoint, Cameraman Pistol-Whipped

Two television news crews were attacked Thursday while covering a story, with one of the attackers, who wore a ski mask, pistol-whipping a camera operator. SFGate.com reports that the crews, from Bay Area stations KTVU-TV and KNTV, were hit while…

CEOs of Sprint and T-Mobile in Nasty Online Exchange

The executives leading the country’s No. 3 and No. 4 wireless carriers fired off nasty online messages to each other this week. USA Today reports that Marcelo Claure of No. 3 Sprint and John Legere of No. 4 T-Mobile went…

Golfer Who Owns ‘General Lee’ Dodge Charger From ‘Dukes of Hazzard’ Has Plans for That Confederate Battle Flag on the Roof

One of the top pro golfers in the world, who happens to own a 1969 Dodge Charger from “The Dukes of Hazzard,” has added his voice to the controversy over the TV show, the car and the Confederate battle flag…

NBC Series Gets Second Season

NBC has signed on for a second season of a freshman series. The Peacock Network announced Thursday that it has renewed the variety show “I Can Do That.” The network placed an order for an eight-episode season, after the show’s…

Showtime Releases Hot Dramas for Free Early Sampling

Showtime is making two hit drama series available for free sampling ahead of the shows’ season premieres on the linear channel. Both “Ray Donovan” and “Masters of Sex” are set to premiere their third seasons July 12. But the season…

Series Sets Ratings Record for OWN

Oprah Winfrey’s OWN cable network is celebrating a ratings record this week. The cable channel announced that Tuesday’s premiere of the prime-time soap “The Haves and the Have Nots” delivered 3.3 million total viewers, making it the most-watched season premiere…