Rick Ellis

Rick Ellis is a journalist currently living in the Twin Cities. He has written about television and the media business for more than a decade, and his reporting has been cited in Vanity Fair, The Nation, The Washington Post and a number of other media outlets as well as more than a dozen books.

He is the founder and managing editor of AllYourTV.com.

Previously, Rick spent ten years as a stand-up comedian, four years as a syndicated radio talk show host and five years as an editor for Internet Broacasting, a company which manages web sites for local television affiliates. As the managing editor of an NBCOO web site, he led the site to a Regional Murrow Award.

Recent Stories by Rick Ellis

Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Who Wrote 'One Hundred Years of Solitude,' Dead at 87. His Writing Bewitched Millions

Posted April 17, 2014 at 7:15 PM

By Chuck Ross The writing of Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez was magical, period, though he was hailed as a writer of magical realism. Garcí­a Márquez, who died today, April 17, 2014, at  his home in Mexico City at age 87,......

TV News Veteran Re-Ups With Fox News

Posted April 17, 2014 at 2:01 PM

A mainstay on Fox News Channel has signed a new multiyear deal to remain with the network. Deadline.com reports that Chris Wallace will continue as the anchor and moderator of "Fox News Sunday" as part of the deal. The......

'Orange Is the New Black' Season 2 Gets Real -- Here's the Video

Posted April 17, 2014 at 1:47 PM

Season 2 of the acclaimed Netflix original series "Orange Is the New Black" is weeks away, and the streaming service has just released the first trailer for the runup to the eagerly anticipated June 6 rollout. The clip shows......

Showtime Developing Documentary on One of the NBA's Most High-Profile Players

Posted April 17, 2014 at 1:37 PM

Showtime has greenlighted a documentary profiling one of the most high-profile players in the NBA. Deadline.com reports that the new project, "Kobe Bryant's Muse," will examine "the life, inspirations and challenges facing one of the most successful and complex......

Fox Wins by Default as Broadcast Nets Break Out the Reruns

Posted April 17, 2014 at 1:27 PM

With ABC, CBS and NBC all airing prime-time slates leaning heavily toward repeat programming Wednesday night, Fox walked away with a ratings win even though "American Idol" continued to erode, based on Nielsen overnights for the key 18-49 demo.......