Ox Notes: June 26, 2007

NBC has hired Joey Fatone to host their new game show, The Singing Bee. In order to be ready for the show’s premiere on July 10, Fatone plans to commute between show tapings and Dancing with the Stars tour performances until the tour ends on July 24.

Another new show premiering tonight is Shaq’s Big Challenge, which sounds kind of like a kids edition of The Biggest Loser. The NBA star gave TV Guide the scoop on the show.

Aspiring singers get ready — audition dates for American Idol 7 have been announced:

• San Diego: July 30 at Qualcomm Stadium
• Dallas: Aug. 6 at Texas Stadium
• Omaha: Aug. 10 at Qwest Center
• Atlanta: Aug. 14 at a location to be announced
• Charleston, SC: Aug. 18 at N. Charleston Coliseum
• Miami: Aug. 22 at AmericanAirlines Arena
• Philadelphia: Aug. 27 at Wachovia Center

American Idol’s website has all of the audition details.