Ox Notes: July 3, 2007

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition is in hot water again, over an episode that hasn’t even aired yet. Reality Blurred posted a pair of articles about the episode that will open the show’s fall season, in which a new house is built for a Hawaiian couple with a combined yearly salary of $225,000.

Additionally, the house was built on land worth $2.7 million, $2 million of which came from state grants. Part of the land was used to build a community center for the non-profit organization the family owns, but the private house sits on the same piece of property. Hawaiian tax payers’ dollars at work.

If you’d planned on watching the final two episodes of the short-lived series Drive on Wednesday night, think again. Fox has rescheduled the episodes to air on Friday, July 13, replacing them with the Adam Sandler movie Anger Management.

Finally, The Washington Post has suggestions for which shows to watch if you want to seem young and hip (Dancing with the Stars is out, since the median age of viewers is 54).