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Channel Surfing – May 20

All the tube news that’s fit to surf …

– At least Ryan Seacrest warned viewers last night to put extra time at the end of their TiVos for tonight’s American Idol season finale, but isn’t it still ridiculous that an episode that really boils down to one 30-second announcement of who the winner is, is instead so bloated that it can’t even be contained into a two-hour block?

– By the way, DiaIdol.com predicts last night’s Adam vs. Kris showdown is too close to call. People, did you not hear Adam sing “A Change Is Gonna Come”? It really should not be this close.

– The New York Times jokes, I think, that Jimmy Kimmel might not have a job today after the naughty, but hilarious, riffs on NBC, Fox and his own network at yesterday’s ABC Upfront presentation.

– And Kimmel’s remarks about the new Jay Leno primetime series apparently weren’t that far off from what some at NBC might have thought. Leno, it turns out, was NBC’s third choice to host a nightly primetime show, after Oprah and David Letterman.

– Can’t wait for the remake of Footloose with Gossip Girl star Chace Crawford as Ren McCormack.

– In case you missed the premiere of Glee last night, you can catch the episode at Hulu today.

– Lifetime.com, pegged to the June 7 season three premiere of Army Wives, has produced more than a dozen videos, collected as Homecoming: Real Army Wives, that pay homage to real-life Army wives, whose husbands have been deployed for 15 months or more in Iraq.

– Check out clips from ABC’s new comedies, including Modern Family, the mockumentary-ish family comedy starring Ed “Al Bundy” O’Neill.

– Even the most devoted Trekkies may find the new “video-based encyclopedia” of behind-the-scenes Star Trek info a bit daunting.

– Next up: The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.

My Name Is Earl star Ethan Suplee is taking it to Twitter to try to rally fans for a save-the-show campaign. To get onboard, follow the “EarlTwitition.”

Channel Surfing – May 12

All the tube news that’s fit to surf …

– Tonight’s Real Housewives of New York City reunion special is promising HUGE drama, including a well-deserved smackdown for the uber-annoying Ramona.

– And it’s a doubleheader of catty reality drama, as The Real Housewives of New Jersey debuts tonight, too.

Dr. Oz bids Oprah adieu today, as the TV doc prepares to launch his own talk show in September.

– NBC will air a two-hour special devoted to TV’s best catchphrases on May 26. Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

– The Jon & Kate saga gets juicier: Now there’s gossip that Jon’s not the only one who’s engaging in extracurricular activities.

– NBC has passed on the pilot for a new David E. Kelley legal drama. Given some of the crazy antics and storylines of the last couple of seasons of Boston Legal, that seems like a good idea. It’s probably time for Kelley to tackle a new topic.

– Sadly for Gilmore Girls fans, Lauren Graham‘s sitcom pilot is also reportedly dead at ABC.

Scrubs, meanwhile, is looking less and less dead.

Mama Partridge … naked?!?! No. No, no, no, no, no.

Simon Cowell is yet again predicting that Adam Lambert will win American Idol. Duh.

– Seen the pictures of Kiefer Sutherland‘s alleged victim in Headbuttgate? So, we probably don’t know the whole story yet, but all these photos show is a dude with a bandage on his nose. Anyone can put a bandage on a nose – it’s no proof of what damage is or isn’t underneath it. Just sayin’.

Channel Surfing – May 11

All the tube news that’s fit to surf …

– Did Joan Rivers really deserve to be named Celebrity Apprentice instead of Annie Duke, who raised three times as much cash for her charity? Cast your vote at AOL TV. I think Annie should have won, though Rivers’ dedication to and affection for her charity, God’s Love We Deliver, was touching.

– Chef Jamie Oliver and Ryan Seacrest are teaming for an ABC reality series in which they’ll give the citizens of America’s unhealthiest towns nutrition and exercise makeovers. Hmmm … Maybe Seacrest isn’t aspiring to be the next Dick Clark; he’s trying to be the Dude Oprah.

The ratings for Dollhouse‘s season finale suggests the Joss Whedon series probably won’t return to Fox next season.

– Tonight’s episode of Gossip Girl sets up what could be a spin-off series, following the life of young Lily, Serena’s wild child mama.

– More spin-off news: G4 is doing its own take on E!’s The Soup, called Web Soup, a weekly round-up of the best of/worst of viral videos.

– Loooooove 30 Rock and Tina Fey, but have to call BS on the story that last Thursday’s Mamma Mia mentions didn’t amount to a plug. It was a very, very clever tie-in, but both the show and the movie are NBC Universal properties … coincidence? I think not.

Jon Stewart‘s producing a special on the U.S. naturalization process for the History Channel.

Alex and Hugh are back for the third season of Ice Road Truckers on the History Channel (May 31), and they’ll be joined by the first female driver to be a full-time driver on the show.

– What a great idea: Editing Lost into a “dummies” version that would have events unfold chronologically.

– Al Bundy’s back to be a TV papa again. Ed O’Neill (a fellow alum of Ohio University – go Bobcats!) will play a dad in ABC’s fall 2009 mockumentary-ish sitcom Modern Family.

– And Chuck star Yvonne Strahovksi is certainly keeping busy while she awaits news on whether or not the show will get a third season go from NBC.

Channel Surfing – May 8

All the tube news that’s fit to surf …

– Did you get your Simpsons stamps yesterday?

– Good idea: Guitar Hero may become a TV series. That’s definitely one way to potentially get a younger demo back to the tube.

Tough Love will be back for another season on VH1.

Mel Gibson, Lyle Lovett, Sarah McLachlan, Prince, Billy Crystal and Dwight Yoakam are among Jay Leno‘s guests for his final week as host of The Tonight Show. He’ll announce his very last guest during a press conference on May 14.

– Can’t wait for next week’s Real Housewives of NYC reunion, where there will be verbal smackdowns aplenty.

– OK, maybe there is a reason to watch the fifth season debut of Jon & Kate Plus 8 on May 25: Reportedly, the duo will address those rampant infidelity stories during the premiere.

– Will Kiefer Sutherland‘s alleged headbutting incident mean more jail time, and a possible delay in production on the next season of 24, for the star? I’m waiting to hear his side of things.

– ABC has launched a new Music Lounge, where you can hear tunes that are featured in the network’s shows, like Grey’s Anatomy, Ugly Betty and Scrubs. Here’s hoping all the networks jump on that idea – I don’t even know how many songs I’ve bought on iTunes after hearing them in an episode of Scrubs.

Aisha Tyler is the latest D-lister to sign on to host a talk show pilot.

Britain’s Got Talent and Internet sensation Susan Boyle will appear on Monday’s Oprah, with Simon Cowell.

– Major Charles Winchester, a.k.a. M*A*S*H star David Ogden Stiers, has outed himself.

– And, despite recent hints that she may be, NPH says Stella (Sarah Chalke) isn’t the mother of Ted’s children on How I Met Your Mother.

Channel Surfing – May 7

All the tube news that’s fit to surf …

– I still can’t believe that Adam Lambert‘s sexuality is such an issue … like being gay in the entertainment industry is such a new phenomenon? Or being gay on American Idol for that matter. Whatever. Adam lands a solo cover on the new Entertainment Weekly, even before he wins the show, as “the most exciting American Idol contestant in years.” Can’t argue with that.

– It’s not Project Runway, but the Runway-ish The Fashion Show, which debuts tonight on Bravo (10PM ET), does have the fabulous Isaac Mizrahi.

Grey’s Anatomy airs its 100th episode tonight (ABC, 9PM), and it’s supposed to include a McDreamy/Meredith wedding. Supposed to being the key part of that sentence.

– Even if the Mer/Der wedding does go down, will it be one of the best tube weddings ever? Maybe one of the worst? I countdown a few of each at Hollywood.com today.

– Are you more or less likely to watch the new season of Jon & Kate Plus 8 on May 25, given the whole affair brouhaha?

– Tomorrow’s Good Morning America will feature Diane Sawyer’s interview with Connie Culp, the woman whose face transplant made headlines this week.

Chuck executive producer McG weighs in optimistically to Sci Fi Wire about the show’s chances for a third season on NBC. It’s tough to remember the last time an on-the-bubble series generated as much support and good will as Chuck has, so here’s hoping again that it returns next season.

Seth Green and his Robot Chicken cohorts are bringing another show to Adult Swim.

– Only The Big O could incite riots by trying to give away some damn chicken.

– Is it just me, or do most of the contestants on the new season of The Bachelorette look alike?

– And Simon Cowell reportedly earns $36 million a season for American Idol, while co-judge Paula Abdul nets “just” $2 million. Sounds right to me.

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