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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.

Fox and Disney To Offer Web-Based Skinny-Bundle Via Hulu

“Hulu is developing a subscription service that would stream feeds of popular broadcast and cable TV channels, people familiar with the plans said, a move that would make the company a competitor to traditional pay-TV providers and other new digital…

TiVo Gets Sold in $1.1 Billion Deal

TiVo is being acquired in a deal worth $1.1 billion in cash and stock, reports TechCrunch. The buyer is Rovi, which “holds a bunch of patents related to the entertainment industry and does a lot of software licensing to set-top…

‘Blockbuster TV Package’ From Sylvester Stallone on Fast Track

Sylvester Stallone has put together a high-octane team to create what’s being described as a “blockbuster TV package” that will soon be shopped to networks seeking a series commitment. Deadline.com reports that the project is an adaptation of “Omerta,” the…

‘The West Wing’s’ C.J. Cregg Crashes White House Press Briefing

Correspondents at a White House press briefing got a surprise when C.J. Cregg, the press secretary from the NBC drama series “The West Wing,” came out to begin the conference. Actress Allison Janney, who played Cregg on the series, delivered…

Marvel Project Gets Series Order

A new project based on the Marvel universe has received a series order, with the project, “Marvel’s The Punisher,” expanding the collaboration between Marvel and Netflix. “Jon Bernthal will reprise his role as Frank Castle, introduced to fans earlier this…

Home Entertainment Spending Slips

Consumer spending on home entertainment was down in the first quarter of the year, according to a Variety report citing new data from DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group. The total was $4.55 billion, off 1.8% from $4.64 billion in the…

Will Ferrell Backs Out of Reagan Alzheimer’s Comedy

“Saturday Night Live” alum Will Ferrell is scrapping a comedy about Ronald Reagan’s battle with Alzheimer’s disease, saying he had been considering starring in and producing the movie but is no longer involved. The project, “Reagan,” sparked outrage from the…

Teacher Says She Was Fired for Using a Particular Word in Class

A Michigan middle school teacher says she was fired because of a word she used during a lecture about art history. The Detroit Free Press reports that the word is “vagina.” “Allison Wint, who had been teaching art at Harper…

Anderson Cooper Addresses Rumored Move to ABC’s ‘Live! with Kelly and …’

CNN mainstay Anderson Cooper responded to talk about whether he might be replacing Michael Strahan after the former NFL great leaves ABC’s “Live! with Kelly and Michael” in a couple of weeks. Cooper has been one of the most prominent…

Former New York Times Restaurant Critic Names the Best Sandwich Ever — And Tells You How to Make It

One of the major voices in food journalism has revealed his choice for the best sandwich of all time — but it may not be for everyone. Sam Sifton, former restaurant critic for The New York Times, writes in a new…