Ox Notes: December 17, 2007

NBC and ABC announced their winter schedules on Friday. ABC has moved Lost into Grey’s Anatomy’s Thursday night time slot, where it will face off against The Celebrity Apprentice on NBC. The sixth season of Dancing with the Stars premieres on March 17.

In the meantime, don’t forget to check TV Guide’s Strike Chart to see how many episodes your favorite shows have left, if any.

Fans of DwtS will want to tune in to the Walt Disney World Christmas Day Parade on December 25 at 10 a.m. ET on ABC. The opening act will be a Tony Dovolani-choreographed dance number starring Helio Castroneves, Julianne Hough, Sabrina Bryan, Mark Ballas, Joey Fatone, Kym Johnson, Drew Lachey and Cheryl Burke.

In other Lachey family news, Nick Lachey’s new show, Clash of the Choirs, debuts on NBC tonight. Nick seems pleased with his group of singers in this interview, but I’m skeptical since the most qualified celebrity choir director decided to name her group "The Rainbow Boom-Boom Patti LaBelle Choir."

Survivor: China’s Peih-Gee told People that she lost approximately 30 pounds while on the show. The next season — Survivor: Micronesia — will feature a team of All-Stars competing against a team of new cast members.

This summer could bring a whole new set of problems for the TV industry if the members of the Screen Actors Guild decide to stage their own strike.

There may be one sign of progress in the writers strike: the WGA has agreed to negotiate directly with David Letterman’s production company, Worldwide Pants, meaning that Letterman’s show and The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson might be back on the air sooner than expected.