Ox Notes: August 7, 2008

Tonight’s the big night for So You Think You Can Dance. Unfortunately, the Chicago-area FOX affiliate is airing a Bears pre-season football game in SYTYCD‘s regular timeslot, and isn’t airing the finale until 11 p.m. Grrr…

People.com caught up with the SYTYCD finalists before they performed last night, and Zap2It has a recap of the episode. Here are links to videos of the performances: Courtney & Twitch, Katee & Joshua, Katee & Courtney, Twitch & Joshua, Katee & Twitch, Courtney & Joshua, Group Number.

In honor of the finale, EW compiled a slideshow of the best SYTYCD routines of all time, complete with videos of the performances. Us magazine tracked down some former contestants for career updates and their thoughts on who should win this season of So You Think You Can Dance.

TV Guide posted a video interview with last week’s eliminated contestants, Chelsie and Mark.

In other SYTYCD news, Us magazine reports that choreographer Dan Karaty will lend his talents to America’s Got Talent, while remaining involved with So You Think You Can Dance.

ABC announced that my favorite show of the summer, Wipeout, will return next summer. FOX’s stunt-themed game show, Hole in the Wall, premieres September 11, taking over Moment of Truth‘s timeslot at 8 ET.

ABC is currently working on a number of pilots, which could hit the air in early 2009.

CSI is hoping to fill the void left by William Peterson, who’ll depart the show after this season’s tenth episode, with Laurence Fishburne.

Variety has an article about the challenges NBC is up against during the Summer Olympics, as the network balances broadcasting the games with covering the protests surrounding the event — all under the watchful eye of the censor-happy Chinese government.

TV Guide has an interview with Kathy Griffin, who had to convince Bravo that an episode of My Life on the D-List filmed entirely at Walter Reed hospital could be funny.

I’m taking tomorrow off. Have a great weekend!