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

Sinclair's Allbritton Acquisition Wins Approval

Posted July 25, 2014 at 9:39 AM

The Federal Communications Commission has approved a deal that will give Sinclair Broadcast Group control of the Allbritton Communications TV stations, Reuters reports. The panel OK'd the $985 million deal between the two companies Thursday, with conditions including a......

Moving Away From Overnight Ratings: How One Channel Hopes to Lead the Migration

Posted July 25, 2014 at 9:27 AM

With the rapid rise of delayed viewing, an increasing number of TV insiders are saying overnight ratings no longer matter. TheWrap.com reports that the cable channel FX last week started "what it hopes will be an industry trend. It......

Cinemax Greenlights Exorcism Drama With 'Walking Dead' Bloodlines

Posted July 25, 2014 at 9:19 AM

Cinemax has given the go-ahead to an exorcism drama project that traces its roots to AMC's "The Walking Dead." Deadline.com reports that the pay-cable channel ordered a pilot for "Outcast," from "Walking Dead" executive producer Robert Kirkman. "Kirkman made......

Yahoo Answers the Big Question About Its Upcoming Revival of NBC's 'Community'

Posted July 25, 2014 at 9:07 AM

Yahoo discussed plans for its upcoming season six of the former NBC comedy series "Community," and of particular interest was the lingering question of whether the streaming service will follow the Netflix model and release the entire 13-episode season......

Drama Series Picked Up for Expanded Fifth Season

Posted July 25, 2014 at 8:57 AM

A cable drama series got the good news Thursday at Comic-Con that it will be back for another season. Variety reports that MTV will bring back "Teen Wolf" for season five, with exec producer Jeff Davis making the announcement.......