Chuck Ross

Chuck Ross is the managing director of 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.

Recent Stories by Chuck Ross

Report: TV Show Named 15th WORST Series of All-Time by TV Guide To Be Brought To the Big Screen

Posted July 22, 2014 at 4:22 PM

"Sony Pictures Animation has set Jimmy Miller’s Mosaic and Will Ferrell and Adam McKay’s Gary Sanchez Productions on 'Manimal,' the feature based on the cult 1980s TV show about a man who fights crime using his ability to morph......

Nat Geo Continues to Overhaul Top Executive Ranks, Picks Emmy Nominee as New Head of Original Programming

Posted July 22, 2014 at 2:57 PM

National Geographic Channel announced it has selected a new president of original programming. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Tim Pastore will take the position. "The Emmy-nominated producer will transition from his role as exec vp production and development from......

Fox Wins the Night as Monday Staple Hits a Summer High

Posted July 22, 2014 at 2:27 PM

The Fox Network rode a surge in one of its summer series to a prime-time ratings win Monday night, based on Nielsen overnights for the key 18-49 demo. reports that "MasterChef" rose 17% from a week ago to......

Second TV Series Pulls Out of Israel

Posted July 22, 2014 at 1:59 PM

A cable series today became the second TV production this week to pull out of Israel in response to the worsening military situation in Gaza. reports that the USA event series "DIG" is exiting the country. In a......

PBS Boss, While Unveiling 'Downton Abbey' Premiere Date, Takes Shots at Cable Networks

Posted July 22, 2014 at 1:48 PM

While announcing the premiere date for season five of "Downton Abbey," the president and CEO of PBS took the opportunity to take a few shots at cable. The Los Angeles Times reports that the period drama will roll out......