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Channel Surfing – August 5

All the tube news that’s fit to surf …

– Scan-dal for The Bachelorette and her fiancé Ed: US Weekly reports that big Ed has already cheated on his TV hook-up, Jillian.

– More reality news: Ratings were down 61 percent for Jon & Kate Plus 8‘s return to TLC’s line-up on Monday.

– No such ratings woes for True Blood, which hit its all-time high last Sunday with 4.3 million viewers.

– The 10th anniversary run of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, which kicks off on Aug. 9 on ABC, will include guest appearances by celebs like Snoop Dogg, Katy Perry, Rachael Ray, Patricia Heaton, Steve Nash and Lauren Conrad, who will try to help contestants and win cash for their favorite charities by answering trivia questions.

– Speaking of former Hills star Lauren Conrad, she and Kim Kardashian will be among the guest judges on the new season of America’s Next Top Model, which premieres on The CW on Sept. 9.

– If Ugly Betty becomes Gussied-Up Betty, what’s the point?

– More upheaval in daytime TV: Guiding Light ends next month, As the World Turns is rumored to be next and now ABC is moving the entire production of All My Children from New York to Los Angeles.

Dr. Who‘s David Tennant and Trek cap’n Patrick Stewart will star in a PBS Great Performances version of Hamlet in 2010.

– Am I the only one who thinks SyFy’s upcoming Alphas series sounds an awful lot like Heroes?

– Christmas present for NBA fans: ABC’s telecast of a LeBron James vs. Kobe Bryant match-up.

– And tonight in primetime:

– It’s like an all-star version of Wipeout (8PM ET, ABC) when viewers’ fave contestants return
– The original Apprentice winner Bill Rancic and his E! hostess wife Giuliana Rancic debut their Style network reality series Giuliana & Bill (9PM)
– Season two has come to an end for I Survived a Japanese Game Show (ABC, 9PM)
Star Trek alum Jonathan Frakes directs tonight’s new Leverage (9PM, TNT)
Mariah Carey and Terry Fator perform on America’s Got Talent (9PM, NBC)
– It’s night one of the two-part season five finale of So You Think You Can Dance (9PM, Fox)
– Adam eats more disgusting, but delicious, food (and lots of it) on the second season premiere of Man v. Food on the Travel Channel (10PM)
Joan Rivers interrogates self-made millionaires on the new reality series How’d You Get So Rich? (10PM, TV Land)
– Joey misses work – again – on The Real World (10PM, MTV)
– On Holidate (10PM, SoapNet), a Los Angeles woman and a Houston woman swap cities to find a love match
– The chefs cook for documentary filmmaker Morgan Spurlock and actress/singer Zooey Deschanel on Top Chef Masters (10PM, Bravo)
– E! gives the late Farrah Fawcett the True Hollywood Story treatment (10PM)
– Ty and Dean take on a Korean mob boss on Dark Blue (10PM, TNT)
Michael & Michael Have Issues with who does a bigger share of the work on their show (10:30PM, Comedy Central)
– Regular folk get to live their fantasies on Make My Day (10:30PM, TV Land), narrated by Saturday Night Live star Kenan Thompson

Channel Surfing – June 1

All the tube news that’s fit to surf …

– The Eminem/Bruno (Sacha Baron Cohen) brouhaha from the MTV Movie Awards got all the press, but how deliciously campy was it when Kristin Cavallari showed up at Spencer and Heidi‘s wedding wearing the exact same color dress as her old Laguna Beach enemy Lauren Conrad on last night’s ep of The Hills?

– More Hills news: The stars of the show are upset that Paris Hilton called their show fake. Insert your own joke here about the pot calling the kettle fake.

– BTW, the winners at last night’s Andy Samberg-hosted MTV Movie Awards included Heath Ledger for Best Villain and waaaaaay too many popcorn statues for the Twilight cast.

– Wanna guarantee yourself a reality TV deal? Apparently fertility drugs, and a heaping side dish of crazy, are the answer. As creepy as she is, Octomom Nadya Suleman has signed a deal to film a series starring her brood, though no American network has agreed to air it. Yet. Meanwhile, did you know that she actually likes the Octomom nickname, so much so that she’s trying to trademark it?

Bob Saget‘s Surviving Suburbia couldn’t survive the summer TV line-up. Better Off Ted, meanwhile, will get some summer lovin’ from ABC, as the quirky comedy rejoins the line-up on June 23.

Susan Boyle losing Britain’s Got Talent … as shocking as Adam Lambert losing American Idol?

Ray Romano talks about his upcoming dramedy, how he thinks Jay Leno‘s new show will do and about what he watches on TV. Hint: Lots of reality stuff and 24.

– And speaking of 24, Freddie Prinze Jr. as a wannabe Jack Bauer and now Forrest Gump‘s Mykelti Williamson as the new Bill Buchanan on the next season of 24 … it’s almost sounding like a whole new show, isn’t it?

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?

Channel Surfing – April 29

All the tube news that’s fit to surf …

 

– Huge buzzkill: Cartoon Network is airing the series finale of one of the most delightful TV ‘toons ever, Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends, on May 3.

 

– A cool tribute to Bea Arthur, with video clips. BTW, both WE and the Hallmark Channel will air Golden Girls marathons on Memorial Day.

 

Rick Springfield on Californication? I’m in.

 

The Hills will go on, sans Lauren Conrad, next season. That means the conversations could be two to three percent less intelligent.

 

– For those needing a healthy dose of ’80s angst, thirtysomething is finally coming to DVD.

 

– I envy the fools who got to meet Mr. T when he served jury duty in Illinois. …Read more

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