Ox Notes: November 5, 2007

The writers strike is officially on, and Zap2It has a handy chart detailing how your favorite shows will be affected. Variety notes that most soap operas have enough material to last until 2008, but sitcoms and other shows with staff who have dual roles that include writer could be affected sooner.

Just in case the strike drags on for a while, Variety has details on each network’s contingency plan.

Last night’s debut of The Amazing Race 12 was delayed by a football game that ran late, much to the chagrin of Reality Blurred’s Andy Denhart and countless other DVR users.

In Dancing with the Stars news, Sabrina Bryan officially confirmed her romance with her pro partner, Mark Ballas. And Tom Bergeron gave the scoop on what it was like to work with Drew Lachey as a temporary co-host.

A&E has stopped production on Dog the Bounty Hunter and pulled reruns of the show off the air after a recording of Dog’s racist tirade against his son’s girlfriend made it into the hands of the National Enquirer.

And next week, I’m going to have to watch NBA week on Family Feud in the hopes of seeing the Orlando Magic’s Dwight Howard bust out some of his dance moves (Howard shows up about halfway through this clip):