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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.

‘Today’ Show Regular Steps Down, Says He Will ‘Pass the Hat to a Guy With Another Big Head’

A changing of the guard has taken place on NBC’s “Today” show, with the on-air announcement Monday that Willie Geist is quitting his regular gig on the show’s third hour. Geist announced on the show that he has too many…

Cable Comedy Series Canceled — Show Was Originally Developed for CBS

The ax fell this week on a sitcom starring a popular comedian, with news surfacing Monday that “The Jim Gaffigan Show” won’t be back for a third season on TV Land. Gaffigan remains a media presence, including appearances in a…

Attention ‘Breaking Bad’ Fans: Classic Children’s Novel Getting a New Reboot, But This One Promises to Be Different

A classic children’s novel that has been the focus of countless adaptations for TV, film, radio, the stage and, more recently, the Web, is in the works for yet another adaptation. Netflix announced Monday that it will adapt “Anne of…

Why NBC May Have a Rough Road Ahead With the Olympics

It could be a tough next six years for NBC Olympics, with the next three Games — two Winter Olympics and one Summer Games — all in Asia. The New York Times notes that prime-time ratings for the just completed…

Comedy Dream Team to Star in Netflix Series

Netflix has assembled what’s being called a comedy dream team for a new project. The streaming service announced plans Monday for “Friends From College,” which brings together an all-star cast that includes Keegan-Michael Key (“Key & Peele”), Cobie Smulders (“How…

Massive Wildfire Threatens One of California’s Most Famous Landmarks

A huge wildfire that has been raging for days has created a crisis for the famed California landmark Hearst Castle, located above San Simeon on the state’s Central Coast. The Los Angeles Times reports that the fast-moving Chimney Fire, which…

NBC Puts a Historic Spin on the Rio Games

Despite a barrage of criticism from the naysayers before, during and after the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, NBC put a ribbon on the event with one of the most feel-good press releases we’ve ever seen, declaring the Rio…

Jeffrey Katzenberg Scores a Staggering Payday as Comcast Closes DreamWorks Animation Deal

Comcast’s acquisition of DreamWorks Animation is looking like a good deal for Jeffrey Katzenberg, with Variety reporting that the outgoing DWA chief executive walks away with a cash-out package worth more than $391 million. “The founder (along with Steven Spielberg…

Amazon Wants to Sell a Cheaper Music Service — Here’s the Catch

Amazon has a plan in the works to undercut rivals such as Apple and Spotify, who offer streaming music services for about $10 a month, by providing a subscription service for about half that price, Recode reports. The big catch:…

Missing the Olympics Already? Here’s Where You Can Watch All Olympics, All the Time

Just in time to fill the void some viewers are feeling after the Rio Olympics wrapped up and suddenly just weren’t there anymore, a new digital channel has launched that promises to deliver all Olympics, all the time. The Olympic…