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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.

Harvey Weinstein Arraigned on Rape Charges

Fallen movie mogul Harvey Weinstein appeared in handcuffs today in a New York courtroom, where he was arraigned on two counts of rape and one count of a criminal sexual act, Reuters reports. The charges stem from allegations by two…

Trump’s Surprising Response to the Arrest of Harvey Weinstein

Donald Trump provided a response that many readers may find surprising when he was asked about the arrest and arraignment of former movie mogul Harvey Weinstein on the day of Weinstein’s handcuffed “perp walk.” Deadline quotes Trump saying: “I don’t…

Against a Backdrop of Impending Mergers … a Look Back at the Major Network Upfronts

The dust is still settling from last week’s major network upfront presentations, and against the backdrop of uncertainty over potential mergers between CBS and Viacom, AT&T and Time Warner and even Disney and Fox with a rival Comcast bid coming…

TVWeek Memorial Day Holiday Schedule

TVWeek is taking off Monday, May 28, for the Memorial Day holiday, and will not publish our newsletters that day. We will return with all of our newsletters on Tuesday, May 29, 2018. Meanwhile, if news breaks, we’ll send out…

There’s a New No. 1 in the Media World

The most valuable media company in the world is no longer Disney, with CNN reporting today that Netflix moved into the No. 1 spot ahead of Disney today as prices of the companies’ stock shifted. “Shares of Netflix were up…

NBC Announces Its Next Live Musical

Following critical acclaim for its live production of “Jesus Christ Superstar” on Easter Sunday, NBC announced that its next live musical production will be “Hair Live.” The production is scheduled for spring 2019, with Craig Zadan and Neil Meron back…

Morgan Freeman Apologizes for Alleged Impropriety

“Oscar-winning actor Morgan Freeman apologized on Thursday to anyone who may have felt ‘uncomfortable or disrespected’ by his behavior, after CNN reported that multiple women have accused the A-list actor of sexual harassment and inappropriate behavior on movie sets and…

CBS Pulls Plug on Drama Series

CBS won’t be bringing back one of its prime-time dramas, with the news coming by way of a tweet from the show’s creator and showrunner. Michael Seitzman broke the news Wednesday night that “Code Black” won’t be returning for a…

Gwyneth Paltrow Reveals How Her Ex-Boyfriend Brad Pitt Responded to Alleged Misconduct by Weinstein

Gwyneth Paltrow revealed that after an alleged incident of sexual misconduct by Harvey Weinstein, Brad Pitt, who was her boyfriend at the time, threatened the former movie mogul. “The 45-year-old actress told ‘The Howard Stern Show’ on Wednesday she was…

Two High-Profile Broadcast Shows Fall to Record Low Season Finale Numbers

Wednesday was a bad night for season finales of two shows that have traditionally been strong performers for their networks. Variety reports that both CBS’s “Survivor” and Fox’s “Empire” fell to their lowest-rated season finales ever. “The two-hour ‘Survivor’ finale…