Channel Surfing – October 12, 2009

Channel Surfing – October 12, 2009

All the tube news that’s fit to surf …

– This? Would be awesome: There’s a possibility that Chuck will return sometime this month, instead of next February or March.

– says the Glee cast was all set to sing and dance during the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, until NBC decided it didn’t want a Fox show (a hit Fox show at that) getting free publicity with a performance in the parade.

David Letterman isn’t the only late-night talk show host to engage in inter-office dating. says Jimmy Kimmel‘s rebound relationship (after breaking up with long-time girlfriend Sarah Silverman) is with one of his show’s writers.

– AMC and TNT may be the best hopes for a new Southland home, according to the Los Angeles Times. The LAT says the show’s too tame for FX, by the way, but it doesn’t have t remain that tame, does it?

– His wife appeared on I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here, and now disgraced former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich is headed to reality TV, competing on the next season of Donald Trump‘s Celebrity Apprentice.

– What if the cast of Seinfeld was on Twitter?

– Go ahead and get hooked on ABC’s serial drama FlashForward: the network has given it a full-season order.

– Funny guy Chris Elliott will play Lily’s (Alyson Hannigan) dad on How I Met Your Mother.

– The top-earning female in primetime TV last year? Tyra Banks. Look out, Oprah

– AMC’s annual Halloween-themed marathon – airing Oct. 23-31 this year – will include The Amityville Horror, the Alien flicks, Young Frankenstein, Psycho, King Kong, The Shining, Halloween and the debut of a digitally remastered and restored version of Night of the Living Dead on Halloween night.

– It’s official: Gilmore Girls mom Lauren Graham has signed on to take over Maura Tierney‘s role on NBC’s Parenthood.

– How does a TV writer go from winning an Emmy to losing her job in less than a month? The reasons are unclear, but Emmy-winning Mad Men writer Kater Gordon is reportedly dunzo at the AMC drama.‘s list of 50 TV types you should be following on Twitter.

Star Trek star Jolene Blalock is joining the cast of Legend of the Seeker for the show’s second season.

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