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

CBS Tweaks Prime-Time Schedule After New Series Fails to Take Hold

Posted July 28, 2014 at 4:20 PM

CBS is shuffling its prime-time lineup after watching a new series struggle to gain a ratings foothold. Deadline.com reports that the network is moving its new sci-fi series "Extant," just three week into the show's run. "'Extant' is sliding......

ESPN Analyst Stephen A. Smith Apologizes for Domestic Violence Comments -- Here's the Video

Posted July 28, 2014 at 4:06 PM

Popular ESPN analyst Stephen A. Smith, who sparked widespread criticism with remarks he made Friday morning on "First Take" in reference to domestic violence, apologized today for his comments, calling the incident "the most egregious error of my career."......

'Glee' Star Joins 'Sons of Anarchy'

Posted July 28, 2014 at 3:47 PM

One of the stars of the Fox musical series "Glee" is signed on for an appearance during the final season of the FX biker drama "Sons of Anarchy." CBS News reports that Lea Michele will be a part of......

'Big Brother' Carries CBS to Ratings Win

Posted July 28, 2014 at 3:28 PM

CBS coasted to a ratings win in broadcast prime Sunday night, based on Nielsen overnights for the key 18-49 demo, as much of the competition consisted of repeat programming. TVbytheNumbers.com reports that "Big Brother" slipped one-tenth from a week......

TCA Highlights: Here's a Rundown of What's Coming to TV

Posted July 28, 2014 at 3:12 PM

From the campy "Sharknado 2" to serious examinations of the Watergate scandal and the FDR presidency, the second half of the Television Critics Association press tour spotlighted a wide range of programming headed to the broadcast networks and their......