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Channel Surfing – April 26, 2010

All the tube news that’s fit to surf …

– Kudos to NBC for the get-well message to Celebrity Apprentice contestant Bret Michaels at the end of last night’s show. Not so much for Apprentice host Donald Trump, who’s spouting off today about the supposed negative prognosis for the rocker and his brain hemorrhage … often he’s amusing, but sometimes, Trump should just keep his mouth shut.

Madonna got her own episode of Glee, and now Britney Spears wants one, too. And series creator Ryan Murphy says he’s into the idea.

– More Glee news: Murphy’s description of this summer’s Glee tour makes it sound like it’ll be sort of a live performance of a TV episode.

– has a first look at Rob Lowe and Party Down‘s Adam Scott as the new cast members of the most improved show of the season, Parks and Recreation, which means season three could be even better.

– Another show that’s likely to be even better in its third season: FX’s Sons of Anarchy, which started filming on season three last week. The new season, set to premiere this fall, will feature Hal Holbrook playing the father of (the so Emmy-worthy) Katey Sagal‘s Gemma. Holbrook, whose last TV guest gig was on ER in 2008, was married to Designing Women star Dixie Carter, who died earlier this month.

– And a show I hope improves upon its last season, which was the lamest in the show’s history: Entourage, which makes its seventh season premiere on June 27, along with season two of Hung and season three of True Blood. According to the current plan for Entourage, by the way, season seven will be the show’s penultimate one, with a big-screen Entourage movie in development for after the show’s eighth season.

– After a year on The CW, the Daytime Emmys are headed to CBS. They’ll air live – from Las Vegas, for the first time – on June 27.

– The Lost series finale just keeps getting bigger. ABC will now air the Lost two-hour pilot on May 22, the night before the series ender that (hopefully) will answer most of fans’ big lingering questions.

– If you have HDNet, check out the list of awesome performers the channel will host for concerts in May and June, including Green Day, Paul McCartney, Jack Johnson and John Legend.

– One of my fave TV critics, Alan Sepinwall, says the last six season three episodes of Chuck, which begin airing tonight (8PM ET, NBC) are even better, thanks to the Chuck and Sarah romance.

– And Mad Men star Vincent Kartheiser is definitely the opposite of those people on Hoarders, but he may be taking it too far: He has no toilet in his house.

Channel Surfing – March 5, 2010

All the tube news that’s fit to surf …

– Baby Halpert has arrived! The Office‘s Jim and Pam had their baby in last night’s ep, and has scoop on the inspiration for baby Cecelia‘s name.

– More from The Office: There’s a new series of Webisodes, featuring poor receptionist Erin being mentored in accounting by Angela.

Dancing With the Stars is sooooo yesterday; now it’s all about Ice Dancing With the Stars.

Ocean’s Eleven star Scott Cahn has been cast as Danny Williams, as in “Book ‘en, Danno,” on CBS’ Hawaii Five-O remake.

– Good news, Smallville-ians: The CW show will be back for a 10th season.

Neil Patrick Harris will play the lead Smurf in the upcoming big-screen Smurfs flick, and pop star (and awesome American Idol guest judge) Katy Perry is in talks to voice Smurfette.

– More NPH news: His Glee guest gig has been confirmed; he’ll play a former high school glee club rival of Matthew Morrison‘s Will.

– Ratings-wise, who’s the Queen of Daytime TV? Oprah? Nah. Ellen? Nope. It’s Judge Judy.

– So far, no takers on that reality series Sarah Palin is pitching.

– An Alt-Emmys show? Why not? There are only ten gazillion awards shows that honor what amounts to a handful of movies every year, so why not more than one show honoring the scores of great TV shows that hit the airwaves every season?

Drea de Matteo is definitely leaving Desperate Housewives at the end of the season, but is another Wisteria Lane resident moving out, too?

Will & Grace and The Starter Wife star Debra Messing may be back in primetime with a new sitcom this fall.

– And, please let this happen: Rob Lowe is rumored to be joining the cast of Parks and Recreation, the show that has only gotten better in its sophomore season.

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