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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.

Andrew Lack Steps Down From Post, Signaling Return to NBC News

Former NBC News President Andrew Lack has resigned from his current job as he appears to be positioning to reclaim a top post at NBC. Variety reports that Lack stepped down from his position with the Broadcasting Board of Governors….

Drama Series Gets Extended Order

A drama series that is in its third season received an order for 12 additional episodes. TNT announced that it extended the order for “Cold Justice.” The cable channel also ordered two new “Justice Served” specials, to be hosted by…

Character Actor Known for ‘Seinfeld’ Role Dies

A character actor whose work included a memorable role on the hit NBC sitcom “Seinfeld” has died. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Daniel von Bargen died Sunday, March 1, after a long struggle with illness. He was 64. Von Bargen…

Presidential Hopeful Raises Eyebrows With CNN Interview on Homosexuality — Here’s the Clip

In an interview this morning with Chris Cuomo on the CNN show “New Day,” presidential hopeful Dr. Ben Carson offered views on homosexuality that many observers may find controversial. Carson has not formally declared his candidacy for president, but has…

There’s a New (Old) No. 1 in Smartphone Sales

The new No. 1 seller of smartphones in the world is a familiar name in the space, but it hasn’t been on top since 2012. The Los Angeles Times reports that Apple moved ahead of Samsung globally in the fourth…

30-Year Media Veteran Joins Discovery in High-Level Position

Discovery Communications this week announced the hiring of a longtime media industry executive as president, global business and legal affairs, production management and studios. Marc Graboff will take the post, reporting to Bruce Campbell, chief development and digital media officer…

Retail Giant Announces It Will Cut Thousands of Jobs

One of the largest U.S. retailers laid out a plan to transform the company, with thousands of job cuts among the changes that are on the way for Target. Forbes reports that CEO Brian Cornell unveiled the plan at Tuesday’s…

Why a Hot New Movie Is Being Boycotted in the U.S.

A new feature film that has already received Oscar buzz faces a boycott in the U.S. from four major theater chains. Variety reports that “Beasts of No Nation,” starring Idris Elba, is being boycotted by the theaters because it will…

NBC Ready to Take Its Funny Business Online

NBCUniversal is readying a subscription Web video service the company plans to launch later this year to offer comedy programming for a monthly fee, The Wall Street Journal reports. The moved, aimed at cord cutters, signals NBCU’s “growing interest in…

Sling TV Bolsters Lineup With Major Cable Programming

The over-the-top pay-TV service Sling TV has added some key players in the cable space. Multichannel News reports that the subscription service from Dish Network added AMC and IFC to its core package. Sling TV also launched a new package,…