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Channel Surfing – June 22

All the tube news that’s fit to surf …

– I was skeptical about Scrubs returning next season with most of the cast MIA, but the show’s radical makeover, which will shift much of the action from the hospital to the classroom as Dr. Cox (John C. McGinley) and Turk (Donald Faison) become medical school professors, will finally give the oh-so-Emmy-worthy McGinley a chance to get the leading man props he deserves.

– All these guessing games, but really, what else could the big Jon & Kate Plus 8 announcement be on tonight’s episode (9PM ET, TLC)? It’s gotta be a separation/divorce confirmation of some sort, doncha think?

– Here’s a story I hope is just conjecture: Legendary TV news man Walter Cronkite is reportedly “terribly ill.”

Dancing with the Stars pro Julianne Hough will star opposite People mag’s Hottest Bachelor, Gossip Girl star Chace Crawford, in the upcoming Footloose remake, though rumor has it that producers are hoping she’ll improve her acting skills before filming begins.

– In addition to the cast of Seinfeld, Meg Ryan will also guest star on the new season of Curb Your Enthusiasm.

Ryan Seacrest confirms via Twitter that he is talking to Lindsay Lohan about starring in a reality show he would produce. Seems like her best option for making some cash these days, as her personal life and professional reputation seems to continue on the downward spiral.

Simon Cowell has ‘fessed up to making some mistakes as a judge and producer in a lengthy mea culpa published in the British newspaper The Mail on Sunday.

The West Wing‘s Bradley Whitford and Malcolm in the Middle and Raising the Bar‘s Jane Kaczmarek: one of the most surprising celeb divorces in a long time.

– And free wireless Internet access in New York City is just one of Sci Fi’s promos for its campaign to rebrand itself as the Syfy network.

WIN THIS! ‘Raising the Bar’ Season 1 DVDs

HOORAY! We have our winners:

The Televixen and Debbie E! Congrats legal drama fans, and thanks for entering. Your awesome box sets will be on their way to your mailbox shortly. Enjoy, and thanks again for checking us out at TV!

And everyone, keep checking our WIN THIS! section … we’ve got lots more TV goodies coming your way!

The drama’s second season is currently unfolding on TNT (Mondays, 10PM ET), but if you’re still hankering to catch up with the episodes that started it all, here’s your chance. Thanks to our generous peeps at Buena Vista Home Entertainment, TV has three copies of Raising the Bar: The Complete First Season on DVD to give away to our readers!

First season overview: First, Mark-Paul Gosselaar‘s hair was really bad. Really bad. It was long, shaggy, shapeless … not the fine locks we’ve come to know and love on the man who was Zack Morris and NYPD Blue‘s John Clark. (He’s chopped them off into a much more fashionable ‘do for season two … phew!). Anyhoo, Gosselaar’s Raising the Bar character is Jerry Kellerman, an idealistic public defender whose do-gooding efforts often lead him to clash with Trudy Kessler (Jane Kaczmarek), an ambitious judge who wants to become the next district attorney. In addition to the legal drama, there are also secret affairs – Jerry with his foe, prosecuting attorney Michelle, and Kessler with her law clerk Charlie – secret connections and just plain old secrets, including a big one about Charlie.

And among the DVD bonus features: Audio commentaries, a roundtable discussion with the cast and a featurette with David Feige, a real-life public defender and co-creator of the show (along with Emmy winner Steven Bochco), whose experiences inspired some of the series’ action.

All you have to do to have a shot at winning one of the box sets is leave a comment on this post, with the name of your favorite TNT drama, and an e-mail address or Web/blog link way to reach you, and you may be a winner.

– Leave a comment on this post, with the name of your favorite TNT drama, and an e-mail address or Web/blog link way to reach you
– Deadline to enter is July 3 at 8PM ET (according to recorded comment time)
– The winner will be chosen by random, using’s Random Number Generator
– The winner will be announced on the evening of July 3, as an update to this post

Good luck, legal drama lovers!

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