Ox Notes: February 29, 2008

Oddsmakers are predicting ice skater Kristi Yamaguchi to win Dancing with the Stars 6. Marissa Jaret Winokur and Steve Guttenberg are considered the longest shots to win.

ABC announced yesterday that DwtS will be back for a seventh season this fall.

ABC is also reportedly interested in picking up Scrubs after it ends its run on NBC.

The Futon Critic has a list of development updates, included news on a new project by writer Shaun Cassidy called Inseparable.

Fox is working on a Family Guy spinoff starring Peter Griffin’s pal, Cleveland Brown. Don’t get me wrong, I love Cleveland and have been known to spend long periods of time imitating his voice. But sometimes peripheral characters are best left in the periphery.

NBC’s recently axed Quarterlife is making a stop on Bravo before heading back to the Internet.

If you’ve filed your taxes and received your refund already, head over to Clothes Off Our Back to bid on one of their many celebrity auction items donated for charity. I’m considering bidding on a gift bag donated by Kate Walsh just to so I can find out what mint chocolate chip ice cream-scented shampoo smells like.

Last night’s episode of Lost was my favorite since the first season, probably because it touched on a theme used in many episodes of Star Trek.

And I think I finally have a favorite member of the Fans tribe on Survivor: Micronesia. Tracy preyed on Joel’s paranoia and managed to manipulate him into doing exactly what she wanted, and he didn’t even have a clue.

Now her alliance with Kathy and Chet, neither of whom are physically or mentally well suited for the game, is in a position to call the shots for the Fans tribe — or would be, except that it looks like there’s a tribal shakeup coming next week.