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Chuck Ross

Chuck Ross is the managing director of TVWeek.com. 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.

Starz Issues Warning About Possible Loss of Channels

Lionsgate-owned Starz, which is in a dispute with Comcast, issued an alert to Comcast Xfinity customers that they are apparently about to lose access to Starz, Starz Encore and 15 other premium channels in the Starz group. If Comcast drops…

Kathy Griffin Fears for Her Life and Has Contacted the FBI

Comedian Kathy Griffin, who got in hot water over her infamous “Trump severed head” incident a couple of years back, now says she fears for her life after a new parody video surfaced in which Donald Trump goes on a…

Drama Series Picked Up for Second Season

A comedic drama series that has been doing well in its first season was just picked up for season two. CBS announced the renewal today for “Why Women Kill,” which runs on CBS All Access. The show’s first season wraps…

Sketch Comedy Series Gets Expanded Order, New Cast Member

A sketch comedy series running on cable just received an expanded episode order along with a new cast member. Nickelodeon announced it has picked up an additional 13 episodes of “All That” and is adding cast member Aria Brooks to…

Cause of Death Released for Food Network Star

The cause of death was released for a Food Network star who died last month at age 44. The New York Post’s Page Six reports that Carl Ruiz died from hardened arteries. “Ruiz succumbed to atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, which is…

Felicity Huffman to Be Released Early From Prison

Former “Desperate Housewives” star Felicity Huffman, who reported to federal prison Tuesday to begin a 14-day sentence for her involvement in the college admissions scandal, will be released after she serves 13 days, according to media reports. Huffman surrendered to…

NBC Pulls Series Off the Schedule

NBC has pulled a series off its prime-time schedule, with the move going into effect next week. The network announced that it is moving the freshman comedy series “Sunnyside” to digital platforms, and replacing it in the broadcast lineup with…

Homicide Suspect Killed in Home of TV’s ‘Tarzan’

Deputies shot and killed a man who was suspected of fatally stabbing a woman at the Santa Barbara home of “Tarzan” actor Ron Ely, CNN reports, citing the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office. Ely, 81, is known for playing the…

Matt Lauer Reportedly Had an Affair With Well-Known NBC Star

Former “Today” show mainstay Matt Lauer, who was fired by NBC in 2017 amid a swirl of allegations of sexual impropriety, allegedly had an affair with one of the network’s stars, The New York Post’s Page Six reports. The report…

Starz Alerts Comcast Xfinity Customers of Pending Loss of Starz Channels

Press release from Starz, Oct. 16, 2019: Starz, a Lionsgate company, today notified millions of its shared Comcast Xfinity customers that they will lose access to STARZ, STARZ Encore and the 15 other premium channels in the STARZ family, as…