Ox Notes: March 5, 2008

Project Runway 4 concludes tonight on Bravo, and People interviewed Chris March, the last contestant cut before the finale. In order to keep the finalists’ identities a secret at Fashion Week, Chris and fellow auf’d designer Sweet P presented collections that won’t be shown in the finale, but are being auctioned online for charity.

Top Chef: Chicago, which assumes Project Runway’s timeslot next Wednesday, announced which corporate sponsors will have products integrated into the show this season. I’d hate to be the guest judge for Clorox week.

Former Dancing with the Stars pro Maksim Chmerkovskiy thinks the four couples to watch this season are Christian & Cheryl, Jason & Edyta, Kristi & Mark, and Monica & Jonathan.

Mario Lopez is taking the skills he learned on DwtS to Broadway, where he will star in a revival of A Chorus Line.

Another former DwtS contestant, Paulina Porizkova, spoke with TV Guide about her new gig as a judge on America’s Next Top Model. Paulina’s insights into the world of modeling make the interview a great read.

The CW announced its spring schedule, and NBC released its plans for an "All-American Summer."

Variety’s Brian Lowry suggests that network "specials" become less special when there are so many of them.

The Futon Critic has a TV development update, including news about a young adult book series called How to Teach Filthy Rich Girls, which is being turned into a TV series for the CW, a la Gossip Girl.

E! has a new show in the works called Living Lohan that will follow Dina Lohan’s attempts to turn 14-year-old daughter Ali into a superstar, just like her big sis Lindsay. I’m assuming they’ll save the inevitable late night boozing/stint in rehab story arc for Season 2.

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