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

Former 'SNL' Regular to Return for Show's Season Finale; Oscar-Winning Actress Also Slated to Host

Posted April 24, 2014 at 8:27 AM

A former cast member on "Saturday Night Live" will return to the NBC sketch comedy staple to host the show's season finale. E! Online reports that Andy Samberg will host the show, set for May 17, with St. Vincent......

'Bachelorette' Contestant Dies After Accident

Posted April 24, 2014 at 8:11 AM

“Bachelorette” contestant Eric Hill died Wednesday after a paragliding accident in Utah, reports ABC News. He was 31. As we reported earlier this week, Hill was critically injured in the accident Sunday and was placed in a medically induced......

'America's Sweetheart' From All Those Romantic Comedies Joins New CBS Spinoff

Posted April 24, 2014 at 7:47 AM

An actress known for her roles in a string of successful romantic comedy feature films has landed the job of narrator on the new CBS sitcom project "How I Met Your Dad." The Los Angeles Times’ Show Tracker reports......

In a Blow to Netflix, Amazon Strikes Deal to Bring HBO Shows to Prime Service

Posted April 24, 2014 at 7:41 AM

Dealing a blow to rival streaming video service Netflix, Amazon has reached an agreement with HBO to stream episodes of popular shows such as “The Wire” and “The Sopranos” for Amazon Prime members, Bloomberg reports. Current shows such as......

Elmo Puppeteer Cleared of Sexual Abuse Charges

Posted April 24, 2014 at 7:37 AM

Kevin Clash, the puppeteer who voiced “Sesame Street's" Elmo for decades, has been cleared of three sexual abuse charges, reports Time magazine. The allegations, which were filed in 2012, prompted Clash to step down from the children’s show, as......