Ox Notes: October 12, 2007

The previous season’s Bachelor, Lt. Andy Baldwin, deploys to Iraq in January. His rep says the deployment factored in when Baldwin broke up with on-air love Tessa Horst. If nothing else, "I’m heading to Iraq" sounds more believable than, "It’s not you; It’s me."

The American Idol Tour has been fined $5000 for violating New York child labor laws — yet another problem that can be attributed to Sanjaya.

Fox is trying to boost the credibility of its sitcoms by adding the old "taped in front of a live studio audience" tag at the start of each episode.

New episodes of Tim Gunn’s Guide to Style, which was supposed to fill the gap between seasons of Top Chef and Project Runway, have been pulled until PR returns, so that Gunn’s bland show can get its own makeover.

Simon Pegg has just been added to the cast of the upcoming Star Trek movie in the role of Scotty. Pegg is the man behind zombie cult hit Shaun of the Dead and buddy cop comedy Hot Fuzz, which might be the funniest movie I’ve ever seen.