Channel Surfing – August 31, 2009

Channel Surfing – August 31, 2009

All the tube news that’s fit to surf …

– Big winners at last night’s Daytime Emmys awards: The Bold and the Beautiful for Outstanding Drama (the show’s first ever), The View for Outstanding Talk Show Host (the show’s first ever in that category), Cash Cab for Outstanding Game Show, The Young and the RestlessChristian LeBlanc as Outstanding Lead Actor, One Life to Live‘s Susan Haskell as Outstanding Lead Actress, Rachael Ray as Outstanding Talk Show/Entertainment and The Tyra Banks Show as Outstanding Talk Show/Informative. And then there was Cookie Monster, who ate one of Sesame Street‘s awards.

Rescue Me ends its fifth season Tuesday night, and FX has announced that the show will air its series finale in 2011.

– MTV is up in the air about whether or not to air Gone Too Far, the reality series starring the late DJ AM. AM – real name: Adam Goldberg – was found dead Friday in New York, with reports suggesting a drug overdose as the cause; Gone Too Far revolves around him helping other young people battling addictions.

– The first of several soundtracks for the musical dramedy Glee, which premieres on Sept. 9 (after last spring’s pilot preview), will hit stores on Nov. 3 and feature the cast’s covers of “Gold Digger,” “Sweet Caroline” and “Somebody to Love,” among others.

– More info on The Jay Leno Show premiere: First guest Jerry Seinfeld will be joined by first musical guest Jay Z, with Rihanna and Kanye West. Tom Cruise, Halle Berry and Eric Clapton are among Leno’s other premiere week guests.

– The most-watched cable telecast of 2009 (so far): Disney Channel’s Wizards of Waverly Place movie.

– Former First Kid Jenna Bush has landed a part-time gig as a reporter on Today. That must make broadcast journalism grads everywhere proud.

– Jim Halpert’s getting married this season on The Office, and his portrayer, John Krasinski, is getting married in real life, to The Devil Wears Prada star Emily Blunt.

– Spoiler alert: Does this Heroes season premiere photo contradict something fans have thought was true about cheerleader Claire?

– And tonight in primetime:
Kid Rock, Taylor Swift and Brad Paisley are among the performers on ABC’s CMA Musical Festival: Country’s Night to Rock (8PM ET)
– Adrian has bad news for Ricky on The Secret Life of the American Teenager (8PM, ABC Family)
– Glenn and Jackie attend their college reunion on Glenn Martin, DDS (8PM, Nick)
– Will Cappie change his mind about Casey in the Greek third season premiere (9PM, Fox)?
– NGC investigates the validity of conspiracy theories about the Sept. 11 attacks on 9/11: Science and Conspiracy (9PM)
– New Jon & Kate Plus 8 at 9PM on TLC
– New Real Chance of Love 2 at 9PM (VH1)
– A&E has new episodes of Intervention (9PM) and Hoarders (10PM)
The T.O. Show wraps its first season on VH1 at 10PM as Terrell prepares to head off to training camp
The Soup special Duck! TV’s Most Dysfunctional Couples (10PM, E!) includes, of course, the Gosselins
Clash of the Gods (10PM, History) focuses on the story of Medusa
Tony answers viewer queries on Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations (10PM, Travel Channel)
– The contestants create pirate cakes and try to win the $10,000 prize on Ultimate Cake Off (TLC, 10PM)
– A winner is revealed on Oxygen’s Dance Your Ass Off (10PM)
– And Weeds concludes its fifth season (10PM, Showtime) as Nancy plans for her future when she finds out about Esteban

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