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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.

‘The Voice’ Returns to NBC Tonight — Here’s a Preview

“The Voice” returns to NBC tonight with a new powerhouse coach in one of its swiveling red chairs. Jennifer Hudson — who first shot to fame as a contestant on “American Idol” in 2004 before going on to an acclaimed…

Paramount Network Locks In Launch Plans, New Programming

Paramount Network now has a launch date and time, with the company announcing today that the network will officially bow Thursday, Jan. 18, at 9 p.m. ET/PT. The network will kick off with a live one-hour episode of “Lip Sync…

Renowned Television Creators Sign Multiyear Deal With Amazon Studios

Amazon Studios has entered into a multiyear overall deal with the Emmy-nominated TV creators behind “Gilmore Girls” and “Bunheads.” The studio announced the deal today with Amy Sherman-Palladino and Daniel Palladino. The husband-and-wife team will develop television projects exclusively for…

Renowned Television Creators Amy Sherman-Palladino and Daniel Palladino Sign Multiyear Overall Deal With Amazon Studios

Press release from Amazon Studios, Sept. 25, 2017: Amazon today announced that critically-acclaimed multi-hyphenates Amy Sherman-Palladino and Daniel Palladino (Gilmore Girls) have entered a multi-year overall deal with Amazon Studios. Sherman-Palladino and Palladino will develop television projects that will add…

Veteran TV Executive Dead at 67

A longtime television executive who was one of the champions of reality TV, and who oversaw National Geographic Channels, has died. Variety reports that David Lyle died Thursday at his home in Los Angeles following a battle with cancer. He…

Jerry Lewis Disinherited Almost All of His Children

Comedy legend Jerry Lewis, who died in August of heart failure at age 91, made it clear in his will that he didn’t want any of the children from his first marriage to get a piece of his estate. The…

Mysterious Apocalyptic Alert Interrupts TV Viewing

Residents of some parts of Southern California were shocked when their television programming was suddenly interrupted by a warning about the apocalypse. The Orange County Register reports that a man’s voice came over the air proclaiming: “Realize this, extremely violent…

Wait a Minute — Was the Wheel Rigged? History Is Made on ‘The Price Is Right’

The venerable TV game show “The Price Is Right,” hosted by Drew Carey, announced that it made history on today’s broadcast with a record-breaking showcase showdown in which a total of $80,000 was awarded — the most money ever given…

Studio Doing Damage Control After ‘Riverdale’ Star’s Car Crash

A traffic collision involving the star of the CW series “Riverdale” has the studio defending its labor practices. Variety reports that Warner Bros. was sending out statements Thursday following a late-night crash involving K.J. Apa, who plays Archie on the…

‘SNL’ Unveils Lineup for New Season’s First Shows

NBC’s venerable sketch show “Saturday Night Live” rolls out its 43rd season later this month, and the network took the wraps off the guest list for the Sept. 30 season premiere along with the Oct. 7 and Oct. 14 shows….