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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.

Lawmakers Go After ‘SMILF’ Amid Probe Into Star’s Behavior

State lawmakers in Massachusetts are up in arms over the Showtime comedy series “SMILF” and have called for the suspension of the show’s tax credits pending an investigation into the on-set behavior of the show’s star, The Hollywood Reporter’s Live…

Why Sports Illustrated Is Delaying Its Annual Swimsuit Issue for Three Months

“Sports Illustrated this week said it was postponing the launch of its most profitable issue, the one devoted to swimsuits, which is now a multimedia extravaganza, from mid-February to mid-May,” The New York Post reports. “It marked the first time…

Top Creative Exec Exits Pixar After 25 Years

A creative executive who has been a key player at Pixar since its first major feature, the 1995 release “Toy Story,” is leaving the company. Deadline reports that director, film editor, screenwriter and animator Lee Unkrich announced today he’s headed…

Real-Time TV Political Fact Checking on the Way

“A Duke University team expects to have a product available for election year that will allow television networks to offer real-time fact checks onscreen when a politician makes a questionable claim during a speech or debate,” the AP reports, adding:…

NBCU Exec Jumps to Fox

As the new Fox staffs up in anticipation of the close of The Walt Disney Co.’s acquisition of much of the 21st Century Fox entertainment portfolio, the company has landed Seth Winter as head of Sports Sales for Fox Corp….

Sony Drops R. Kelly

The Sony record label has dropped singer R. Kelly in the wake of the Lifetime documentary “Surviving R. Kelly,” which details allegations of sexual misconduct against Kelly, Billboard reports. Kelly has also been removed from the RCA website, according to…

Longtime President of Ryan Seacrest Enterprises Leaving the Company

The president of Ryan Seacrest Enterprises and RSD Lifestyle for the past seven years will be leaving the company, according to The Hollywood Reporter, which says Kelly Mullens Brown’s exit is set for the end of February. In a statement…

Talk Show Host Hospitalized

A TV host whose talk show is a fixture of the daytime television landscape has been hospitalized. The New York Post reports that Wendy Williams was hospitalized for complications from Graves’ disease. In a statement, her family said: “As Wendy…

Freshman Congresswoman Sets C-SPAN Record

A freshman congresswoman made history this week after giving her first speech on the floor of the House of Representatives. The four-minute speech by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., became the most-viewed clip of a House lawmaker’s comments posted to Twitter…

TV Academy Eliminates DVD Screeners for Emmy Award Consideration — Here’s What Will Replace Them

The Television Academy became the first major Hollywood organization to eliminate distribution of DVD screeners, announcing today that the screeners will not be a part of the 2020 Emmy Awards cycle for nominations and awards voting. “The move is aimed…