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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.

Fox Hit by Layoffs After Disney Deal Closes; Top Execs Among First Wave of Casualties

The acquisition of the 21st Century Fox assets by Disney just closed, and the bloodshed has begun. Variety reports that a number of top executives, including Chris Aronson, Heather Phillips, Julie Rieger, Mike Dunn and Andrew Cripps, are among the…

Longtime Head of Twentieth Television Is Out

The man who has been president of Twentieth Television for the past nine years has been let go as part of the fallout from the company’s acquisition by Disney, which closed this week. Variety reports that veteran syndication executive Greg…

Netflix’s Global Marketing Chief Leaves for Studio Job

The shakeup continues among high-ranking executives at Netflix, with the latest high-profile departure being global marketing chief Stephen Bruno. Variety reports that Bruno has left to become chief marketing officer for MGM. “His departure follows that of Netflix CMO Kelly…

Report: Gayle King Close to Signing With CBS News

A number of key staff moves are said to be on hold at CBS News until Gayle King is locked in to a new deal, and The New York Post’s Page Six reports that a deal appears to be close…

The Wait Is Almost Over for ‘Deadwood’ Fans: The HBO Movie Has a Release Date and a Trailer — Watch It Now

It’s been 15 years — to the day — since the revered Western series “Deadwood” premiered on HBO, and to mark the occasion, the pay-cable channel announced today that the long-awaited “Deadwood” movie will premiere May 31. HBO also released…

Cause of Death Revealed for ‘The Voice’ Contestant

A former contestant on NBC’s “The Voice” who died earlier this month at age 33 died from a pulmonary embolism, TheBlast reports, citing the death certificate for Janice Freeman. “Freeman was also suffering from lupus, something she had spoken about…

The Fate of ABC’s ‘Roseanne’ Replacement ‘The Conners’ Just Got a Little More Certain

ABC is one step closer to a decision on whether to bring back its “Roseanne” replacement series, “The Conners.” In an exclusive on Deadline, Nellie Andreeva reports that “The last missing piece in ‘The Conners’ main cast puzzle has fallen…

Comcast Launches New Service to Bring Cord Cutters Back In

Comcast has a new service launching in a few days that’s aimed at bringing cord cutters back into the cable fold. The AP reports that the new service, “Flex,” which launches March 26, provides an aggregated bundle of existing streaming…

Woman Who Showcased Kids on YouTube Arrested for Alleged Child Abuse

A woman who has been running a YouTube channel featuring children is accused of using pepper spray to discipline her seven adopted children and locking them in a closet for days without food, water or access to a bathroom. The…

ABC Rolls Out Season Finale Dates

ABC has a number of season finales coming up, and the network took the wraps off the finale dates for “Splitting Up Together,” “Fresh Off the Boat,” “Speechless” and “The Rookie.” All four shows will all wrap their current seasons…