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Channel Surfing – June 10

All the tube news that’s fit to surf …

Mad Men, season three, August 16 at 10PM ET on AMC. Be there, or be somewhere else, somewhere where people don’t knock back three vodka gimlets before lunch, aren’t nearly as dapperly-attired as Don Draper (Jon Hamm) and don’t have offices that are bigger than my entire New York City apartment. Yeah, not sounding nearly as much fun as Mad Men, right?

– Is designer Vera Wang going to be competing on the next season of Dancing With the Stars? And if so, does that mean we can count on less cheesy costumes?

– Plus-size model Emme has been hired to host Fox’s More to Love, the reality dating show that will feature “average-looking” people

– Discovery Channel’s 22nd annual Shark Week kicks off on August 2.

– Matt Mitovich at TVGuide.com says Rick Springfield will play, fittingly enough, Rick Springfield, when he guest stars on the new season of Californication, but he’ll be a naughty Rick Springfield, one whose sex play makes David Duchovny‘s Hank “look like a Jonas brother.” Not that I’m buying that whole purity ring business about the Jonas Bros. …

– In celebration of its 15th anniversary, TCM has created its own social network site, TCM Classic Film Union, for movie buffs.

Gordon Ramsay has apologized for, well, basically, for being a tool. You can watch the apology here.

– I reeeally want to like Dr. Drew and trust his motives, but a real doctor prolly should offer to help Lindsay Lohan, or a less-famous addict, whether or not she accepts a reported six-figure offer to appear on his reality show, Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew, right? Of course, the story seems to be originating with Lohan’s dad, so, grain – no, make that rock, huge, ginormous rock – of salt on the whole thing.

The Shield creator Shawn Ryan is going back to FX with a comedy about private detectives, called Terriers.

Futurama‘s back! With 26 new episodes in 2010!

– Good news for David Letterman: He, with guest Julia Roberts, beat Conan O’Brien‘s Tonight Show on Tuesday. Worse news for Conan: His ratings keep dropping. Don’t count him out tho; remember his first years as Late Night host?

– More ratings wars news: Judge Judy beat Oprah. Whoa.

– ABC’s getting a jump on the competition by announcing its fall premiere dates.

– The ratings for the Nurse Jackie series premiere were so good, Showtime’s already greenlighting a second season, so go ahead and get hooked.

Heidi Pratt‘s launching her own line of dry shampoo, after her shampoo shenanigans on I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here. I’m sure Oscar Blandi is shaking in his celebrity hair-cutting boots.

Game Show Awards Winners: Come on Down

As they say on Best Week Ever, in case you missed it: Winners at last weekend’s Game Show Awards on GSN:

Best Game Show: Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?

Best Game Show Host: Howie Mandel, Deal or No Deal

Favorite Classic Game Show: Match Game

Best Reality Competition Show: Dancing With the Stars

Favorite Dating or Relationship Show: The Newlywed Game

Favorite Celebrity Team: The Brady Kids (Barry Williams, Mike Lookinland, Eve Plumb and Susan Olsen) for their appearance on Trivial Pursuit: America Plays

Favorite Game Show Models: The Briefcase Models, Deal or No Deal

Most Outrageous Game Show Contestant: Excited Contestant Dances a Jig (Josh Silberman), The Price Is Right

Favorite Game Show Theme Song: Jeopardy!

Favorite Parting Gift: Turtle Wax

Favorite Interactive DVD Version of a Game Show: Deal Or No Deal

Favorite Celebrity Player: Betty White, for her appearances on Million Dollar Password

Best Announcer: Rich Fields, The Price Is Right

Smartest Game Show Contestant: Kathy Cox, Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?

Favorite Game Show Catchphrase: “Come on down!” from The Price Is Right

Favorite Price Is Right Pricing Game: Plinko

Favorite Game Show Sound Effect: New Puzzle, Wheel of Fortune

Favorite Prize: A new car!

Favorite Board/Box Game Turned Game Show: Trivial Pursuit

Favorite Online Game: Bejeweled

Did GSN get it right? You can’t argue any time Plinko or Betty White get some love, but Howie Mandel as best game show host? Better than Trebek or the delightful Drew Carey? Nah.

Channel Surfing – May 14

All the tube news that’s fit to surf …

Neil Patrick Harris is hosting the Tonys. Might have to actually watch them this year.

– I still think giving Jay Leno a nightly 10PM timeslot is one of the worst decisions in the history of TV, but it is nice that he’s hosting new Tonight Show host Conan O’Brien on his own final Tonight Show episode.

Janeane Garofalo won’t return to 24 next season. Oh no. That’s … so sad?

– In addition to Michael Ian Black and Michael Showalter‘s July series Michael & Michael Have Issues, Comedy Central’s line-up of upcoming series includes animated shows with Jamie Foxx and Judah Friedlander, a sketch comedy series with Andy Dick and a comedy that will be penned by Ice Cube and DJ Pooh, the first time the duo has co-written a script since Friday.

– Let the spoilers begin to trickle out: Even though the Nip/Tuck series finale won’t air until sometime in 2010, it will be filmed next month in Los Angeles.

– The Daytime Emmy nominations were announced, and Cash Cab, one of the coolest shows on the tube, and host Ben Bailey received nods.

Marie Osmond will definitely be back on the tube next fall, hosting her own talk show. Hopefully not wearing that creepy babydoll costume she sported on Dancing With the Stars.

Laguna Beach star Kristin Cavallari has apparently given up on a real acting career: she’s headed to The Hills to replace Lauren Conrad, her former love rival on Laguna.

– And Kate Gosselin‘s brother has joined the crowd of people calling the Jon & Kate Plus 8 couple a sham. With family like this, who needs tabloid reporters?

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