Ox Notes: January 7, 2008

NBC and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association are scheduled to announce today whether they will go ahead with a televised broadcast of the Golden Globe Awards on Sunday, even though the Screen Actors Guild has announced that none of the award nominees will attend.

Due to the limited pool of guests they have to choose from, Jimmy Kimmel and Jay Leno will appear as guests on each others’ shows on Thursday night.

The fourth season of Anthony Bourdain’s quirky travel journal No Reservations premieres tonight on the Travel Channel, and TV Guide interviewed the intrepid chef. As usual, Bourdain aired his thoughts on the declining culinary credibility of the Food Network — which, after dumping Emeril and Mario Batali, was at least smart enough to sign Alton Brown to a new three-year contract.

Starting on January 28, Gossip Girl moves from Wednesdays to Mondays in the hopes of attracting new fans when the show goes into reruns.

TV Guide features a road report from Dancing with the Stars Tour participants Joey Lawrence & Edyta Sliwinska. Fellow dancer Sabrina Bryan chatted with the Chicago Sun-Times when the tour stopped in Chicago last Friday night.

DwtS co-host Samantha Harris gushed to Us Weekly about being a new mom.

And DwtS judges Bruno Tonioli and Carrie Ann Inaba return to the airwaves tonight with the premiere of their new show, Dance War. Zap2It has an interview with the choreographers.

Some readers have asked if we’ll be running a live chat during Dance War episodes. Unfortunately, we won’t. Tonight is the only episode of Dance War that I’ll be able to watch live, as I have an eight-week class starting next Monday night. But we will post a comment thread before the start of the show, and I invite you to join me in posting thoughts there throughout (and after) the program.

If you are (or someone you know is) running a chat during the show, let me know, and I’ll be happy to add a link on our homepage.

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