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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 – May 13

All the tube news that’s fit to surf …

– The year’s biggest American Idol shocker could turn out to be that Kris Allen earned himself a spot in the final two with his memorable spin on Kanye West‘s “Heartless” on last night’s Idol.

Jim Krasinski says to expect a cool Jim/Pam story in Thursday night’s fifth-season finale of The Office.

– Discovery Channel is planning a high-def sequel to its incredible Planet Earth series, called Wild Planet: North America.

Mark Valley, who’s gotten lost in the shuffle on shows like Boston Legal and Fringe after his terrific, but cancelled-too-soon dramedy Keen Eddie, may finally have landed another great series. Fox is reportedly moving forward with Human, based on a DC Comic, in which Valley stars as Christopher Chance, a guy who offers security for hire services by assuming the identities of people in danger (i.e. he becomes the “target” for them). Jackie Earle Haley and Chi McBride are also among the cool cast.

Alanis Morissette will play Nancy’s (Mary-Louise Parker) baby doctor when Weeds begins its fifth season on June 8.

Chad Michael Murray and Hilarie Burton will not be returning to One Tree Hill next season, as has been the rumor for months.

– Guess who thinks there should be a Creed-centric episode of The Office? Creed. I totally agree.

– Like Rodney Dangerfield, Tony Danza is going back to school. Danza, who admits that “nobody’s knocking down (his) door for acting jobs,” will teach 10th grade English in a New York City school, and film the whole experience for an A&E reality series. That’s one of the more interesting, and least sleazy, reality show ideas to pop up in quite a while.

– A&E is all about the celebreality genre next season, in fact, with other new shows on the horizon from Shaq, Bob Saget, MC Hammer and Steven Seagal, while most of the network’s other new shows fall into the crime drama category. The best news: Parking Wars will be back for another season.

Jamie Foxx will host the BET Awards on June 28 in Los Angeles, with performances by Ne-Yo and Maxwell.

– Starz has given Party Down, an underrated comedy that you should be watching, a second-season pick-up.

– And Paulina Porizkova explained her firing from America’s Next Top Model to Craig Ferguson last night.

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