Ox Notes: February 8, 2008

The WGA is expected to agree on contract terms with the studios today, which means the writers might finally get to stop picketing and start writing again.

TV Guide’s Michael Ausiello complied a list of production plans for shows once the strike ends. Some shows, like Moonlight, won’t produce any new episodes until fall, while others, like Gossip Girl, will get right to work on new episodes that will hit the air in April.

Ausiello also posted his two big problems with last night’s episode of Lost, and I have to agree with him, although I was happy to see The Lawnmower Man join the cast.

Despite the fact that its ratings numbers are up, NBC says that its reality-heavy schedule is only a response to the strike and not a long-term programming strategy. But if the strategy is working, why tamper with it?

ABC has picked up a new, primetime animated series by Mike Judge, the creator of Beavis and Butthead and the movie Office Space.

The CW is parting ways with the WWE after ten years together, right after the Divas got those snazzy outfits made for them on Project Runway.

Twelve of the designers from Project Runway 4 will compete in an online competition called Sew Not Over starting February 21. Viewers’ votes will determine the winner.

MSN has a list of 10 Great Dance Movies. I would’ve swapped Bring It On for Center Stage.

I could not have been happier when my favorite Survivor: Micronesia Favorites — Jonathan, Eliza, Yau-Man, and Amy — formed an alliance during last night’s premiere. Now they need to pull in Cirie and Micronesia is theirs for the taking.

Reality Blurred posted a brief recap of the episode that focused on the at-least-somewhat successful image makeover orchestrated by Jonny Fairplay. As RB’s Andy Denhart said, "Well played, asshole, well played."

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