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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.

Breaking: ABC’s George Stephanopoulos Lands Interview With Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson, Who Shot and Killed Michael Brown

Updated at 11:52 a.m. PT on 11/25/2014 to add comments from ABC News website. Updated again at 12:06 p.m. PT on 11/25/2014 to add statements from an ABC News press release about the interview. Within the hour ABC’s George Stephanopoulos…

Bombshell: Ex-NBC Employee Claims Bill Cosby Paid Off Women, Invited Young Models to Dressing Room as He Stood Guard. Plus, The Washington Post Publishes an Extraordinary Feature About the Allegations Against Cosby, Co-Written by Two Pulitzer Prize Winners

“Veteran NBC employee Frank Scotti says he helped Bill Cosby deliver thousands of dollars to eight different women in 1989-90,” reports the New York Daily News. The story says one of the women was “Shawn Thompson, whose daughter Autumn Jackson…

Must-See Video: It Is Already Being Hailed as the Greatest Catch in Football History. From NBC’s Sunday Night NFL Match-Up Between the New York Giants and the Dallas Cowboys

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In Case You Had Any Doubt That Netflix Is a Serious TV Player, This Should Convince You: NBCU/Tina Fey-Produced Sitcom, Which Was Supposed to Have a Midseason Debut on NBC, Has Instead Been Sold to Netflix With a Two-Season Commitment

The streaming video service Netflix “is taking over a series that has not yet premiered, midseason NBC comedy ‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’ from Tina Fey and Robert Carlock,” writes Nellie Andreeva at Deadline.com. The story reports: “Netflix has doubled the 13-episode…

Here’s a Good One: 40 Percent of HBO’s Subscribers Watch Only This … (and We’ll Bet You’ve Just Guessed Wrong)

Here’s a terrific factoid we picked up from B&C this morning: According to Richard Plepler, HBO’s CEO, 40% of HBO’s subscribers ONLY watch the channel’s theatrical releases, and not any of HBO’s award-winning original programming. And fully 78% of ALL…

After 45 Years, One of the Best-Known Executives in the TV Station Business Is Retiring

From coast-to-coast, he’s had a storied career in TV station management and, before that, in TV station ad sales. Arnie Kleiner, who has been the president and general manager of ABC’s KABC-TV in Los Angeles for the past 19 years,…

With the Passing of Director Mike Nichols, Many Forget What a Superb Performer He Was. Here’s a Funny Must-See Video of Nichols and His Comedy Partner, Elaine May, From the 1959 Emmys Broadcast — The Video Begins With a Few Words From Vice President Richard Nixon

Netflix Rescues Canceled Series

Netflix has decided to pick up a series that many were surprised got canceled in the first place. “I’ve learned that Netflix, following several weeks of negotiations, has closed a deal for a 10-episode fourth season of the drama series…

Sexiest Man Alive Chosen By People Magazine. It’s Not Chris Pratt, Chris Evans, Nor Chris Pine. It Is …

People magazine has chosen its 2014 Sexiest Man Alive. In its issue that comes out Friday, Nov. 19, People reveals that Australian actor Chris Hemsworth — best known for playing Thor in the movies — is its choice for Sexiest…

Model Janice Dickinson — Formerly a Judge on ‘America’s Next Top Model’ — Is Latest to Accuse Bill Cosby of Sexual Assault

“With rape allegations against Bill Cosby mounting, supermodel Janice Dickinson tells ‘ET’ in a new interview that the comedian sexually assaulted her in 1982,” according to an article on the website of “Entertainment Tonight.” The article reports: “Dickinson, now 59,…