Ox Notes: December 14, 2007

January 7 is rumored to be the date that the late night talk shows will return to producing new episodes. If they were hoping to wait until the writers strike is resolved, it looks like they might have to wait a long time. The Writers Guild filed a complaint that the studios have violated federal labor laws, which could lead to a lengthy court battle.

Variety asked some of the Golden Globe nominees whether they plan to attend the awards ceremony, in spite of the boycott by striking writers. Glenn Close will stay home, saying, "I would never cross a picket line." Christina Applegate, on the other hand, said, "Oh yeah, of course, I’m planning on attending."

While she’s at the awards show, perhaps Ms. Applegate could pick up an extra one of those expensive gift bags that they give to nominees for Charisma Carpenter. The former Buffy and Angel star says the writers strike has left her unemployed and unable to pay for her divorce proceedings.

When the new Knight Rider debuts on NBC on February 17, Arrested Development’s Will Arnett will be providing the voice of KITT the car.

The Futon Critic has a list of the Gladiators from another revamped NBC show, American Gladiators. The smallest male Gladiator is 6’3", 220 lbs., so I’m hoping the network has a sign somewhere near the contestants’ locker room that reads, "You must be THIS tall to compete in Gladiator Arena."

The judges for Bravo’s new show Step It Up & Dance are choreographers Vincent Paterson and Nancy O’Meara. Choreographer Jerry Mitchell will act as a Tim Gunn-like mentor for the competing dancers.

TV Guide interviewed Alex O’Loughlin on the set of Moonlight, where the stunt directors have to remind him why he can’t do all of his own stunts: "Dude. If you die, we don’t have a show."

Finally, here are interviews with Azaria & Hendekea of The Amazing Race 12 from People and TV Guide. Apparently, they "super dislike" Kynt & Vyxsin, but it just sounds like sour grapes to me.

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