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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.

Most Money In the History of Kickstarter Has Been Raised for This Product. We’ll Give You a Minute To Figure Out What It Is…

“The most successfully funded campaign in the history of Kickstarter (in terms of amount raised)” happened this past week, reports Hot Hardware.com. In a Kickstarter campaign that ended yesterday, Friday, March 27, 2015, Pebble Time smartwatch successfully raised $20,338,986 with 78,471…

It’s Movie Time! This Year Marks the 50th Anniversary of An Astonishingly First-Rate Screenplay. And Even Though the Resulting Movie Won the Oscar for Best Picture of the Year, No One Else Will Be Writing About This Until 2020. Why We are Jumping the Gun

This movie is on the American Film Institute’s 100 Best Movies Ever Made and on the Writers Guild of America’s List of 101 Best Ever Screenplays. Please click here to get the fun, insightful behind-the-scenes story of this classic movie…

It’s Movie Time! This Year Marks the 50th Anniversary of An Astonishingly First-Rate Screenplay. And Even Though the Resulting Movie Won the Oscar for Best Picture of the Year, No One Else Will Be Writing About This Until 2020. Why We are Jumping the Gun

David Lean, often the most dazzling of directors, was once asked about the main characters in his two war epics, “Lawrence of Arabia” and “The Bridge on the River Kwai. “Characters like T.E. Lawrence or Colonel Nicholson seem to be…

Primetime Emmys Settle on Producer for 2015 Ceremony

The Primetime Emmy Awards have decided who will produce this year’s ceremony, set to air Sept. 20 on Fox. The TV Academy announced that Don Mischer will return to the post, Variety reports. Also returning will be Mischer’s partners Charlie…

‘Walking Dead’ Spinoff Gets a Title

Details about AMC’s hotly anticipated spinoff to its hit zombie series “The Walking Dead” have been scarce, but thanks to a tweet today from executive producer Robert Kirkman, we now know the show’s title: “Fear the Walking Dead.” USA Today…

NBC Gets in Business With Ellen DeGeneres

NBC has placed an order for a new series to be executive produced by Ellen DeGeneres. The network announced it ordered eight episodes of “First Dates,” from DeGeneres and Warner Bros.’ Shed Media. NBC describes the show as “an observational…

Mayweather-Pacquiao Docuseries Announced

The upcoming Big Fight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquaio, set for May 2, will be carried by both Showtime and HBO, and now Showtime has announced some programming to go along with the eagerly anticipated event. B&C reports that…

Analysts Offer Gloomy Forecast for TV’s Upfront

A number of indications point to a rough ride for sellers in this year’s upfront ad sales period, according to a report by Media Life Magazine. High on the list is the latest round of forecasts. “Magna Global predicts the…

‘CSI’ Star Returns to Series Television

One of the biggest stars of CBS’s “CSI” franchise is making a return to television. WGN America announced that William Petersen has been added to the cast of its drama series “Manhattan.” Production is set to begin next month on…

Ken Burns’ Latest Subject Is One Nobody Wants to Talk About

The newest documentary from Ken Burns premieres Monday on PBS stations, and unlike topics Burns has tackled in the past — baseball, jazz, the Roosevelts, the National Parks — this time around the subject matter isn’t exactly an easy sell….