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Channel Surfing – August 5

All the tube news that’s fit to surf …

– Scan-dal for The Bachelorette and her fiancé Ed: US Weekly reports that big Ed has already cheated on his TV hook-up, Jillian.

– More reality news: Ratings were down 61 percent for Jon & Kate Plus 8‘s return to TLC’s line-up on Monday.

– No such ratings woes for True Blood, which hit its all-time high last Sunday with 4.3 million viewers.

– The 10th anniversary run of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, which kicks off on Aug. 9 on ABC, will include guest appearances by celebs like Snoop Dogg, Katy Perry, Rachael Ray, Patricia Heaton, Steve Nash and Lauren Conrad, who will try to help contestants and win cash for their favorite charities by answering trivia questions.

– Speaking of former Hills star Lauren Conrad, she and Kim Kardashian will be among the guest judges on the new season of America’s Next Top Model, which premieres on The CW on Sept. 9.

– If Ugly Betty becomes Gussied-Up Betty, what’s the point?

– More upheaval in daytime TV: Guiding Light ends next month, As the World Turns is rumored to be next and now ABC is moving the entire production of All My Children from New York to Los Angeles.

Dr. Who‘s David Tennant and Trek cap’n Patrick Stewart will star in a PBS Great Performances version of Hamlet in 2010.

– Am I the only one who thinks SyFy’s upcoming Alphas series sounds an awful lot like Heroes?

– Christmas present for NBA fans: ABC’s telecast of a LeBron James vs. Kobe Bryant match-up.

– And tonight in primetime:

– It’s like an all-star version of Wipeout (8PM ET, ABC) when viewers’ fave contestants return
– The original Apprentice winner Bill Rancic and his E! hostess wife Giuliana Rancic debut their Style network reality series Giuliana & Bill (9PM)
– Season two has come to an end for I Survived a Japanese Game Show (ABC, 9PM)
Star Trek alum Jonathan Frakes directs tonight’s new Leverage (9PM, TNT)
Mariah Carey and Terry Fator perform on America’s Got Talent (9PM, NBC)
– It’s night one of the two-part season five finale of So You Think You Can Dance (9PM, Fox)
– Adam eats more disgusting, but delicious, food (and lots of it) on the second season premiere of Man v. Food on the Travel Channel (10PM)
Joan Rivers interrogates self-made millionaires on the new reality series How’d You Get So Rich? (10PM, TV Land)
– Joey misses work – again – on The Real World (10PM, MTV)
– On Holidate (10PM, SoapNet), a Los Angeles woman and a Houston woman swap cities to find a love match
– The chefs cook for documentary filmmaker Morgan Spurlock and actress/singer Zooey Deschanel on Top Chef Masters (10PM, Bravo)
– E! gives the late Farrah Fawcett the True Hollywood Story treatment (10PM)
– Ty and Dean take on a Korean mob boss on Dark Blue (10PM, TNT)
Michael & Michael Have Issues with who does a bigger share of the work on their show (10:30PM, Comedy Central)
– Regular folk get to live their fantasies on Make My Day (10:30PM, TV Land), narrated by Saturday Night Live star Kenan Thompson

Channel Surfing – June 15

All the tube news that’s fit to surf …

– Among the TV shows that will host panels at the San Diego Comic-Con in July: Chuck, Dexter, Dollhouse, Lost, MythBusters, Psych, True Blood, Supernatural and Smallville.

– There may be no such thing as a free lunch, but there are free TV comedy episodes to watch while you’re noshing. Thanks to Sitcoms for the heads up about iTunes’ summer sale, which includes free episodes of Arrested Development, Reno 911! and The State, 99-cent eps of The Office, 30 Rock and The Larry Sanders Show, and, best of all, the entire five-episode first season of The State for $3.96.

– Fox has announced its fall 2009 premiere dates, kicking off its season on Sept. 16 with Glee and (another) new season of So You Think You Can Dance.

– Speaking of SYTYCD, why would Katie Holmes be performing on the show? Right? Yet, the rumor persists that she’ll be shaking her moneymaker on a July episode.

American Idol season five vet, and one of the show’s most successful artists, Chris Daughtry, talks about his second album, which will be released on July 14.

America’s Got Talent kicks off next week on NBC (June 23, (9PM ET), but will the show find its own Susan Boyle? Even though the Internet sensation was the runner-up on the latest season of Britain’s Got Talent, she’s reportedly earning more than $160,000 for a 12-minute performance at corporate events. In comparison, former President Bill Clinton gets between $140,000-150,000.

NPHNeil Patrick Harris, of course – is going to be a villain called The Music Meister in a fall episode of Cartoon Network’s Batman: The Brave and the Bold. Wouldn’t he be great in the next big-screen Batman, too …

Gossip Girl is the big TV nominee at this year’s Teen Choice Awards.

Heidi Pratt says Al Roker made her cry. So does dry shampoo … in other words, what doesn’t? Did being chastised by Whoopi Goldberg also make her shed tears?

Dave Letterman apologizes, again, for the Palin jokes on tonight’s Late Show.

Heroes star Sendhil Ramamurthy will guest star in the upcoming “Bollywood Homicide” episode of Psych, which premieres (not soon enough) its fourth season on Aug. 7.

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