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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.

‘Black-ish’ Creator Exits ABC for Exclusive Production Deal

The creator of ABC’s “black-ish” is distancing himself from the network, signing an exclusive multiyear production agreement with Netflix. The AP reports that the streamer’s deal with Kenya Barris, who also produced the “black-ish” spinoff “grown-ish” for ABC’s corporate sibling…

Now That Companies Are Ditching Plastic Straws for Environmental Reasons, Can Balloons Be Far Behind?

A war on balloons is brewing, according to a new report, which notes that they may follow plastic straws on the endangered products list. “The joyous celebration of releasing balloons into the air has long bothered environmentalists, who say the…

Drama Series Canceled

A drama series that broke ground on its network has come to the end of its run. Variety reports that E! pulled the plug on “The Royals” after four seasons. The one-hour series starred Elizabeth Hurley, William Moseley, Alexandra Park,…

Amazon Trying to Acquire Theater Chain

Amazon is looking to make a move into the brick-and-mortar movie business by acquiring the Landmark Theaters chain, Bloomberg reports, citing sources who are familiar with the situation. “The company is vying with other suitors to acquire the business from…

Top Global Concert Tours Ranked: One Artist Has the Most Expensive Tickets — By a Lot

With one exception, average concert ticket prices are somewhat close on a new list ranking the top 20 global concert tours — but the exception, Bruce Springsteen, is a doozie. All of the other average ticket prices in the top…

Well-Known Reporter Exits CNN, Heads to NBC

A reporter who has been working at CNN is making a move to NBC News and MSNBC. Dylan Byers, who has been with CNN since 2015, announced the move today on Twitter. You can see his tweet below. Byers, who…

Oscar Nominee and Grammy Winner Joins Slasher Series

A slasher series is bringing aboard an Academy Award nominee and Grammy winner to play a mom. The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed reports that Mary J. Blige will play the mother of the lead character in season three of MTV’s…

About 350 Media Outlets Are Writing Today Why It’s Dangerous for Trump to Repeatedly Say Journalists Are the Enemy of the People — Here’s Where You Can Find Links to About 100 of These Editorials

About 350 newspapers and other media outlets across the U.S. are running editorials today decrying Donald Trump’s characterization of the media as the “enemy of the people.” CNN published a list of links to many of the editorials, which you…

Trump Lashes Out at Media on Day Media Pushes Back Against Him

“President Donald Trump lashed out at the media Thursday morning, identifying the ‘fake news’ as ‘the opposition party’ on the same day that hundreds of newspapers nationwide printed editorials critical of the president’s rhetoric towards the media,” Politico reports. Trump…

Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, Dead at 76

Legendary soul singer Aretha Franklin, who helped usher in the musical revolution of the 1960s and scored a string of huge hits after signing with Atlantic in 1967, died this morning, Thursday, Aug. 16, after a battle with pancreatic cancer….