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Channel Surfing – August 24, 2009

All the tube news that’s fit to surf …

Megan Wants a Millionaire contestant Ryan Jenkins, who was wanted by police in the murder of his model wife, was found dead in a Canadian motel. VH1 has officially cancelled Millionaire, by the way.

– Former Miss California Carrie Prejean is reportedly in talks to be one of the contestants on the next season of Donald Trump‘s Celebrity Apprentice.

– Speaking of beauty pageants, how embarrassing was the Heidi Montag performance on the Miss Universe pageant?

– BET may pick up The CW comedy The Game.

– Really, Simon? I almost always agree with Simon Cowell‘s American Idol assessments, but he called this X-Factor performance the “best first audition I have ever heard.” It’s okay, but, really, the best ever?

Deadline Hollywood Daily reports that Nielsen has released the results of “awareness studies” re: the new fall TV series, and, most surprising in the report: The low scores for NBC’s Community. The show, one of the best pilots I’ve seen amongst the glut of new fall 2009 series, BTW, has been promoted pretty heavily …

– That Guiding Light Sept. 18 series finale is getting closer and closer. The New York Post has a peek at the cast’s wrap party in New York.

Desperate Housewives creator Marc Cherry says the show’s sixth season will feature a “Who Shot J.R.”-type mystery storyline.

– So, which Family Guy “Where’s My Emmy?” spoof is your favorite? I gotta go with the Entourage clip, if only because the show has become so mock-worthy this season.

– And tonight in primetime:

– The Great American Road Trip reaches the end of the road for season one (8PM ET, NBC)
Glenn Martin, DDS (8PM, Nick) doesn’t know it, but he’s accidentally thrown in with the mob
– Amy tries to keep Ben’s interest on The Secret Life of the American Teenager (8PM, ABC Family)
Make It or Break It takes a break with its summer finale (9PM, ABC Family)
Kevin Bacon directs the missus in The Closer fifth summer finale (9PM, TNT)
– Turn the lights on: Dating in the Dark ends its first season (9PM, ABC)
– The chicks fight over the doofus Stallionaire sibs on Real Chance of Love 2 (9PM, VH1)
– She’s baaaaack, and it looks like she still hasn’t eaten a solid meal in forever: It’s season two of The Rachel Zoe Project (10PM, Bravo)
Raising the Bar is dunzo for the summer after tonight’s ep (10PM, TNT)
– On Weeds (10PM, Showtime), Doug and Dean launch their plot for revenge against Celia
The T.O. Show heads to Vegas (10PM, VH1)
Clash of the Gods (10PM, History) examines the legend of the minotaur
– On a The Soup Presents special (10PM, E!), Joel and crew recall the best reality TV moments – so far – from 2009
– Tony heads to Montana on Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations (10PM, Travel)
– And Nurse Jackie ends her first season (10:30PM, Showtime) with a stressful night in which her worlds collide

Channel Surfing – July 8

All the tube news that’s fit to surf …

Highlights, or maybe lowlights if you’re as tired of the Michael Jackson coverage as I now officially am, of yesterday’s Staples Center memorial to the late pop star.

– The Jonas Brothers and Demi Lovato are headed back to Camp Rock. Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam will air next year on the Disney Channel.

– There’ll be two new regulars on Desperate Housewives this season, though one of them is a familiar face. Andrea Bowen, as Julie, the daughter of Teri Hatcher‘s Susan, rejoins the show as a regular cast member in the season premiere, while Mairara Walsh, who popped up at the end of last season as Gaby’s wild child niece Ana, also becomes a regular this season.

– EW.com says CSI: Miami will blast back to the past for its season premiere, in which we learn about the early days of Horatio’s (David Caruso) team.

– McDreamy and McSteamy are getting some big-screen love: Patrick Dempsey has signed on to play a philandering doctor who’s having a fling with Jennifer Garner in the romantic comedy Valentine’s Day, while Dempsey’s Grey’s Anatomy cohort Eric Dane has also joined the cast as a pro quarterback, who’s rumored to be the boyfriend of Bradley Cooper‘s character.

– The Lost leaders are looking to fans for a theme song.

Three’s Company star Joyce DeWitt isn’t this week’s only ’70s TV star busted for DUI. Add Eddie “Carmine, The Big Ragoo” Mekka, from Laverne & Shirley, to the shameful list.

– CBS has set up a Website for fans who are dreading the Sept. 18 series finale of Guiding Light. The site features video clips from the show’s 57-year history, as well as interviews and photos from the show’s annual Bauer 4th of July BBQ.

– And tonight in primetime:

– The top 12 perform on So You Think You Can Dance (8PM ET), Fox)
– Couples compete on the big red balls on Wipeout (8PM, ABC)
– More auditions on America’s Got Talent (9PM, NBC)
– Ayiiia and Emilee run through an entire relationship in one episode on The Real World: Cancun (MTV, 10PM)
– It’s a casino-themed episode of Dinner: Impossible (10PM, Food Network), from Mohegan Sun in Connecticut
Neil Patrick Harris guest stars on Bravo’s Top Chef Masters (10PM)
– And on the sixth season finale of Reno 911! (10:30PM, Comedy Central), Raineesha and Weigel go to couples therapy together, and yes, there’s kissing involved

Channel Surfing – June 29

All the tube news that’s fit to surf …

-Just not a good month for TV celebs: On the heels of the deaths of Ed McMahon, Farrah Fawcett, MTV video legend Michael Jackson and pitchman Billy Mays, The Gale Storm Show and My Little Margie star Gale Storm – one of TV’s first big stars – died on Saturday at age 87, while comedian, celeb impersonator and frequent late-night TV guest Fred Travalena died Sunday at age 66 after a battle with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

– The B-Side Blog has a sneak peek at the new Big Brother house, where the latest round of reality TV hamsters will move in on July 9.

– For TV fans, this is the year to attend Comic-Con in San Diego. The TV-heavy line-up includes panels with the casts of Lost, 24, Chuck, Bones, Burn Notice, Glee, MythBusters, The Cleveland Show, Futurama, Heroes and upcoming series V, Flash Forward and Human Target.

– No good Oprah deed goes unpunished? May be, as her gifts to her staff – a fancy luxury cruise – is reportedly going to cost each of them $1,000 in taxes.

– As the Sept. 18 series finale of long-running daytime soap Guiding Light grows sadly closer, 60 Minutes is planning a special Sept. segment that includes interviews with cast, while the Daytime Emmy telecast on Aug. 30 will also include a special tribute. Meanwhile, The Hollywood Reporter‘s Roger Friedman claims the show’s sponsor, Procter & Gamble, is purposely trying to turn fans against the show because the company wants out of the soap biz.

– Casting news: Reaper star Missy Peregrym has signed on to star in ABC’s Canadian cop drama Copper, while Desperate Housewives guest star T.J. Ramini – he played Gabby’s trainer, Yaniv – will be a recurring star on season eight of 24, where he’ll play Tarin, a cohort of the Middle Eastern leader who’ll be played by Anil Kapoor.

– And tonight in primetime:

– The premiere of Oxygen’s Dance Your Ass Off (10PM ET), a Biggest Loser-meets-Dancing with the Stars/So You Think You Can Dance-ish reality competition
– Brenda and Fritz clash when they work together on a missing person/murder case on a new ep of The Closer (9PM, TNT)
– New York will apparently be unemployed after the season finale of New York Goes to Work (10PM, VH1)
– Zoey wigs when she loses her first patient on Nurse Jackie (10:30PM, Showtime)
– Celia’s baaaa-ack – and living in Nancy’s garage, while Agent Roy Till also pops back into Nancy’s life on a new Weeds (10PM, Showtime)
– Buddy bakes a cake and plans to stash live birds inside of it on Cake Boss (10PM, TLC)
Kathy Griffin hangs with Paris Hilton (is getting off the D-list really worth that?) on My Life on the D-List (10PM, Bravo)
Guy Fieri hits the road for pumpkin-oatmeal pancakes and bacon-wrapped meatloaf on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives (10PM, Food Network)
– And it’s down to five on The Bachelorette (8PM, ABC)

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