Channel Surfing – March 29, 2010

Channel Surfing – March 29, 2010

All the tube news that’s fit to surf …

– Maybe something good will come out of the cheesy Marriage Ref after all: After appearing as judges together on an episode of Jerry Seinfeld‘s NBC reality show, Larry David wants Ricky Gervais to guest star on Curb Your Enthusiasm.

– Can’t wait ’til April 11 to see the final season premiere of The Tudors? Showtime has posted an edited version of the episode at

– ABC’s asking for Oscar-type money for ads during the May 23 Lost series finale: $900,000 for a 30-second spot.

– Thanks to a new app from Idol Fanatic, you can vote for your favorite American Idol contender via Facebook. No confirmation yet that Fox and the show’s producers will give their official stamp of approval to the process, though.

– According to the New York Post, Bachelor Jake Pavelka is trying to cook up an acting career.

– Sounds like Gwyneth Paltrow‘s Desperate Housewives star Teri Hatcher is partnering with Disney for a “chick’s guide to life” Website called – yes –

– Oscar winner Jamie Foxx, whose career breakout was the sketch comedy series In Living Color, is producing a new sketch comedy series pilot for Fox.

Watch David Letterman try to explain to British chef Jamie Oliver why his food makeover series Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution isn’t going to be successful in changing Americans’ eating habits. It’s a funny exchange, and Letterman makes some good points, but you still have to admire Oliver’s efforts on his new ABC series.

– Hallmark and Martha Stewart are in talks to launch a new lifestyle cable channel.

– The “spring premiere” of new Glee episodes is set for April 13 on Fox, but at a wacky time: 9:28 PM ET.

– The NBC Website doesn’t reflect the change yet, but the network has rescheduled the season premiere of Friday Night Lights – the season that already aired on DirecTV – for May 7.

Weekend at Bernie’s star Jonathan Silverman and former Smallville star Michael Rosenbaum are starring in Saved by Zeroes, a SyFy comedy pilot that sounds fun: The two will play friends and actors who starred together in a cult-fave sci-fi TV show, but who have since seen their popularity wane. Rosenbaum also created the series.

– Funny guy Martin Short (a.k.a. Jiminy Glick and Ed Grimley), most recently seen on Damages, will star in the Fox comedy pilot Tax Man, where he’ll play the boss of an IRS office in Fresno. Numb3rsDavid Krumholtz co-stars.

– And though it’s still a huge bummer that 24 won’t make it to a ninth season, the final episodes will include two great guest stars: Michael Madsen and Eriq La Salle.

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