Ox Notes: December 21, 2007

As strike activities wind down for the holidays, Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert announced that they will begin producing new episodes for Comedy Central on January 7. Working without writers should be especially challenging for The Daily Show and The Colbert Report, given that each show typically devotes only one segment of each episode to interviews.

ABC shifted the air date of its final original episode of Grey’s Anatomy to January 10, and NBC almost immediately moved the premiere of The Celebrity Apprentice back to January 3.

USA Today talked with Dancing with the Stars pro Maksim Chmerkovskiy about the show he’s choreographing in Las Vegas.

On the topic of DwtS, I think NBC White House correspondent and occasional Today Show host David Gregory would make a fine contestant for Season 6.

Yahoo! has a slide show of the Top 10 DVR’d TV Shows of 2007. Number 4 on the list is Heroes, and Cracked.com examined the 10 Worst Powers to Have on Heroes. Here’s their take on Super Hearing: "Who wouldn’t want to hear everything so sensitively that the sound of a pin dropping is the aural equivalent of the International Space Station falling out of orbit and crash landing 2 feet away from your ear drum?"

I’ll be posting sporadically for the rest of 2007, as Greg and I use our vacation time for some marathon video gaming sessions (First up is Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 on the PS2, if you were wondering).

To get you in a holiday mood, here’s a link to 30 Years of LucasFilm Christmas Cards. Merry Christmas!