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Channel Surfing – May 6

All the tube news that’s fit to surf …

– I love me some Chuck Bass (Ed Westwick), but New York magazine is crediting Monday night’s episode of Gossip Girl with coining the phrase “fauxialite,” and it’s simply not true. I interviewed The Real Housewives of New York City star Bethenny Frankel back in February, and she used the phrase back then.

– HBO is officially moving forward with Treme, the post-Katrina New Orleans drama from The Wire‘s David Simon and Eric Overmyer, and starring The Wire‘s fantastic Wendell Pierce. The show will begin filming in the fall in New Orleans, after hurricane season.

– Meanwhile, Peter Dinklage will star in another HBO series, Game of Thrones, a fantasy series based on author George R.R. Martin‘s Songs of Fire and Ice novels. And another alum of The Wire, Tom McCarthy, will direct the pilot. McCarthy, an actor/writer who penned The Station Agent, starred in the final season of The Wire as Stephen Glass-ish newspaper reporter Scott Templeton.

The Office star/writer Mindy Kaling has signed a deal to create her own series for NBC. She’s incredibly talented, but can’t say I’m sad about the prospect of there eventually being a Kelly Kapoor departure from Dunder Mifflin Scranton.

Seth MacFarlane says a big-screen Family Guy movie will happen … someday.

Leonard Nimoy – as Spock – will deliver the top 10 list on Letterman Thursday night (May 7).

Elizabeth Edwards‘ interview with Oprah airs tomorrow, giving us all the final bit of proof we need that John Edwards is officially one of the bigger douchebags in history.

– CBS is considering remakes of Let’s Make a Deal and The Dating Game to replace The Guiding Light. Still can’t believe that show’s being canceled. Sniffle, sniffle.

Farrah’s Story, a two-hour documentary chronicling Farrah Fawcett‘s battle with cancer, will air on NBC on May 15.

Jay Leno‘s promising to be funny in a promo for his new 10PM timeslot next season. I so doubt that will happen, and hope this experiment, which really only means there’s even less room for quality scripted shows now, is a short-lived one at NBC.

Channel Surfing – May 4

All the tube news that’s fit to surf …

– Deadline Hollywood Daily says Chuck will get a third season at NBC, but the official word likely won’t be announced for another week or so. Meanwhile in NBC’s “infront” announcement today, Medium and Southland are definitely a go for next season, while new shows include two medical dramas, four comedies and a reality show starring Tony Robbins.

– Move over Dr. Phil. Jenny McCarthy is Oprah’s new BFF, signing a deal to launch her own talk show for the Big O’s Harpo production company.

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, together again on Weekend Update?

– So you wanna be a TV joke writer? Some people do it from the comfort of their living room sofa.

– It’s not a spoof, and it may be coming soon to a TV near you: The Homeless Real World.

– Is it just me, or does Milo Ventimiglia’s “new” series sound an awful lot like Celebrity Deathmatch?

America’s Got Talent judge David Hasselhoff is hitting the booze – hard – again, reportedly.

Adam Cook, the brother of American Idol David Cook, lost his battle with brain cancer on Saturday. Adam, who AI judge Simon Cowell called an “incredible guy,” made a memorable visit to the show in April 2008 to see his brother compete.

– Speaking of AI, this week’s guest mentor for Rock Week, guitarist Slash, is unsurprisingly impressed with Adam Lambert.

– The list of guest stars for the new season of Californication has grown more impressive. Joining Rick Springfield, who was announced last week, will be Gossip Girl bad boy Ed Westwick, Kathleen Turner, Diane Farr and Peter Gallagher. The show’s third season will air on Showtime later this year.

Family Guy spin-off The Cleveland Show has yet to premiere, and it’s already gotten a greenlight for season two.

– A healthy cupcake? The hosts of Lifetime’s new daily series Cook Yourself Thin claim to have the secret to turning recipes for your fave foods into healthy dishes.

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