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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.

TNT’s Exclusive 2015 NBA Eastern Conference Finals Coverage Delivers Top Two Programs Across Cable Television All Four Nights

Press release from TNT, May 27, 2015: TNT’s exclusive presentation of the 2015 NBA Eastern Conference Finals between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Atlanta Hawks – a four-game sweep by the Cavs – combined with the Sports Emmy Award-winning Inside the…

Netflix Comedy Picked Up for Second Season

A comedy series that has been well received since its debut on the streaming service Netflix earlier this month will be back for a second season. “Grace and Frankie” announced through its Twitter account that it has been picked up…

Networks Eye a Potential Fix for Ratings Woes — With NBC Leading the Way

The broadcast networks appear to be warming up to one type of content in an attempt to stem ratings erosion: live programming. “With viewers clamoring to watch their favorite shows on their own schedules, the networks are frustrated, advertisers are…

The Story Behind Three of Television’s Most Eclectic Comedies of Recent Years

The people behind three comedy series that have enthusiastic followings and a decidedly skewed perspective talked about their shows last week at an FYC event held at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. On hand to discuss “Portlandia,”…

The Case Against Binge Viewing

The creator of one of the most binge-viewed series ever is not a fan of binge viewing. In an article in The Hollywood Reporter, “Orange Is the New Black” creator Jenji Kohan is quoted saying: “I miss having people on…

Merriam-Webster Declares the ‘Word of the Year’ for 2014 — and Adds a Bunch of New Words to the Dictionary

Here’s the list of the top 10 words of 2014, which was just released by the people who put out the Merriam-Webster Dictionary: Culture Nostalgia Insidious Legacy Feminism Je ne sais quoi Innovation Surreptitious Autonomy Morbidity The list, with “Culture”…

NBC Show Lines Up Appearances by Neil Patrick Harris, Piers Morgan and Others

A number of top entertainers are lined up to appear on an NBC prime-time program. The network announced that its competition show “America’s Got Talent” will feature guest judges Neil Patrick Harris, Michael Buble, Piers Morgan and Marlon Wayans starting…

New Study Reveals the Most Valuable Brands in the World — With a Familiar Name Back at No. 1; Here’s the Top 10

A new study listing the most valuable brands in the world has a familiar name back at No. 1 after it was knocked down to No. 2 last year. Topping the list again is Apple, which traded places with Google,…

Media Firm Buys Tech News Site Re/code

The tech news website Re/code has been acquired by a media company that operates a number of news and entertainment sites. The New York Times reports that Vox Media purchased Re/code, just 18 months after Re/code spun off from The…

Neil Patrick Harris, Michael Buble, Piers Morgan & Marlon Wayans to Guest Judge on ‘America’s Got Talent’ Starting Tuesday, July 14

Press release from NBC, May 27, 2015: Stage and screen star Neil Patrick Harris, Grammy Award winner Michael Bublé, former “America’s Got Talent” star Piers Morgan and actor, comedian and producer Marlon Wayans will serve as guest judges on NBC’s…