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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.

New Late-Night Talk Show in the Works

A new entry joins the late-night wars with a talk show to be hosted by Kevin Smith and Greg Grunberg in the works at AMC. Variety reports that the 30-minute show — working title “Geeking Out” — “will tackle all…

Tonight’s Comedy Premiere a Big Moment in ‘Scrappy’ Cable Channel’s Rebranding

All the cool kids are doing it, and now a “scrappy” cable channel better known for its reality lineup is joining the party and launching its first scripted series. truTV’s comedy “Those Who Can’t,” which already has an order for…

TV Execs Are Bullish on One Market Segment

One important bright spot in the media business — which has been battered by ratings woes, cord cutting and hassles over affiliate fees — is the advertising market. And media execs are making sure their investors hear about it. “Big…

Will ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Be the Biggest Movie of All Time? We Now Know the Answer

The question has been answered as to whether Chapter VII in the “Star Wars” saga will wind up as the No. 1 box office movie of all time worldwide, and the answer, according to the AP, is no. “‘The Force…

‘Star Wars’ Producers Charged in Harrison Ford Accident

An accident on the set in which actor Harrison Ford was reportedly severely injured has led to charges against producers of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” USA Today reports that the charges against Foodles Production (UK), a subsidiary of The…

Why HDTV Sets Are Disappearing From Stores’ Shelves

If you want to buy an HDTV set, you’d better hurry to your local retail store. HD Guru reports thatt the sets are rapidly disappearing from shelves as 4K Ultra HDTV sales pick up steam. “Sales of 4K Ultra HDTVs…

Andy Griffith’s Advice to Cam Newton Goes Viral — Here’s the Clip

A brief video featuring classic TV dad Andy Griffith, as Sheriff Andy Taylor, giving advice to Super Bowl quarterback Cam Newton has been making the rounds online since it was posted on Facebook. The clip — which addresses Newton’s infamous…

Big Media Shares Take a Hit

Wednesday was another bad day on Wall Street for major Hollywood firms. MediaPost reports that shares of Disney, Comcast, Time Warner and Viacom continued to struggle in a difficult market. Viacom shares fell 4.7% Wednesday, with Disney down 3.8%, Comcast…

Cable News Channels Clash Over Trump Election Night Rumor

Two cable news channels have been waging a war of words over what did or didn’t happen in Donald Trump’s hotel room as election returns were coming in Tuesday night. TVNewser reports that the dustup between CNN and MSNBC followed…

Donald Trump Settles Suit Against TV Network

A lawsuit filed by Donald Trump over the Miss USA and Miss Universe pageants has been settled. Variety reports that Trump and Univision settled the suit that was filed after a highly public fight over Trump’s remarks about Mexican immigrants…