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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.

Gloria Estefan and Family Tackle a New Series

Grammy Award-winning singer Gloria Estefan, a luminary in Miami, turned up at last week’s annual NATPE conference in her hometown along with her daughter Emily and niece Lili for a panel discussion of their new show, a spinoff of Jada…

Tributes Pour In for Lakers Superstar Kobe Bryant, Dead at 41

Since news broke Sunday that basketball superstar Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna and seven other people were killed in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, Calif., tributes and remembrances have been taking place throughout the media. Below is a roundup of…

Movie Studios Sitting Out the Super Bowl

Top film studios are skipping advertising during this Sunday’s Super Bowl for one simple reason: The prices, which keep going up, are too high. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the game will feature fewer movie ads for the second consecutive…

NBC Orders Drama Pilot from Writers of ‘House’ and ‘Felicity’

“NBC has [greenlit] its fifth drama this cycle, ‘Ordinary Joe’ from ‘House’ veterans Russel Friend and Garrett Lerner” and ‘Felicity’ co-creator Matt Reeves,” reports Nellie Andreeva for Deadline. “‘Ordinary Joe,’ which draws parallels to NBC/20th TV’s hit drama ‘This Is…

Something to Get Thumped-up About: Disney’s Latest Plan for a Live-Action Remake of an Animated Classic

“In the latest move to turn its animated classics into live-action features, Disney has set its sights on one of its most storied: ‘Bambi,’” report Borys Kit and Mia Galuppo in a scoop for The Hollywood Reporter’s Heat Vision blog….

TVWeek on Hiatus on Monday; Returns to Regular Schedule on Tuesday

TVWeek will be on hiatus on Monday, Jan. 27th, and will return to its regular schedule on Tuesday, Jan. 28th.

Hmmm. New U.S. Space Force Logo Seems Awfully Like the Logo for ‘Star Trek’s’ Starfleet Command. Check it Out

“President Donald J. Trump unveiled the official logo for the Space Force on Friday and was instantly jeered and cheered by ‘Star Trek’ fans who say the design boldly goes beyond the line of borrowing,” reports Geoff Boucher for Deadline….

Must Watch: Robin MacNeil and a U.S Supreme Justice Remember PBS Journalist Jim Lehrer

Here’s Robin MacNeil, 89, in conversation about his good friend and colleague Jim Lehrer, who died yesterday. MacNeil, who co-founded the “MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour” in 1975, is joined by three others, including U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer and PBS news…

Criminal Investigation Launched Into Death of ‘Bachelorette’ Contestant

Police have launched a criminal investigation into the death of a man who was recently a contestant on the ABC dating competition “The Bachelorette.” The Palm Beach Post reports that the action comes after Tyler Gwozdz of Boca Raton, Fla.,…

CBS Orders Chuck Lorre Comedy

Prolific comedy producer Chuck Lorre has a new project at CBS built on the unlikely premise of a search for a kidney donor. The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed reports that the network gave a pilot order to “B Positive.” The…