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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.

Why NBCUniversal Just Hired BBC Worldwide’s COO

NBCUniversal has brought aboard a high-ranking executive from the BBC. Variety reports that the company’s new senior VP of international operations and technology is David Gibbons, who was chief operating officer at BBC Worldwide. Gibbons is tasked with helping to…

Fox Reboots the Movie With the Longest Theatrical Run in History — Here’s the Airdate Along With Other Details

The movie that has had the longest theatrical distribution of any film in history is getting a reboot on Fox, which has announced broadcast plans for “The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let’s Do the Time Warp Again.” The new two-hour…

GOP Convention Delivers Huge Ratings

Numbers are in for Thursday’s final night of the Republican National Convention, and the numbers are, as Donald Trump might say, “yuuuge!’ CNN was clucking about a number of achievements, including beating the prime-time coverage on all of the broadcast…

Al Jazeera Returns to the U.S.

The Al Jazeera Media Network, which shut down its U.S. cable channel on April 30, will relaunch in the U.S. market. Reuters reports that the company plans to make Al Jazeera English available domestically via digital streaming. The company’s English-language…

The Resignation of Roger Ailes and the Stench of Mendacity

The problem, according to TV Week Open Mic blogger Chuck Ross, is not that 21st Century Fox got rid of Roger Ailes, the chairman and CEO of the Fox News Channel – it’s what Rupert Murdoch and his sons said…

Amazon Takes Wraps Off New Comedy Lineup

Amazon unveiled a lineup of new comedy projects featuring stars from Jean-Claude Van Damme to Kevin Bacon and notable creators such as Ridley Scott and Jill Soloway. The streaming service’s comedy pilot season debuts Aug. 19 on Amazon Video with…

If You’re Too Busy to Play Pokemon Go, Now You Can Get Someone Else to Play It for You (For a Price)

A cottage industry has sprouted in connection with the Pokemon Go augmented reality game. For a price, entrepreneurs will play the game for people who are too busy to play it themselves, the AP reports. “New ads are popping up…

Cable Drama Series to End Its Run

A drama series that has had a good run on cable, becoming one of the trademark shows for MTV, will end its run after one more season. MTV announced at Comic-Con that the sixth season of “Teen Wolf” will be…

‘Bachelor’ Star Decides Not to Run for Office — Here’s His Mysterious ‘Explanation’

Just two days after news surfaced that he was throwing his hat in the ring with a bid for the Colorado House, former “Bachelor” star Ben Higgins announced today that he has changed his mind and will not run for…

What Are the Top Scripted Series on Cable? One Network Is Dominating the Rankings

Figures just out ranking the most-viewed scripted series on basic cable and pay cable for the week of July 11 show that TNT is dominating the top of the rankings. In total viewers, TNT has the top three shows, led…