Ox Notes: August 21, 2008

Six new reality shows debut on cable tonight, and I’m not interested in any of them. Reality Blurred has an article about the new shows and where you can find them. Variety reviewed three of the shows: The Principal’s Office, The Cho Show, and Tabatha’s Salon Takeover.

If you’re interested in producing your own reality show, $300 will reserve a place for you in Reality TV Boot Camp.

Last night’s episode of Project Runway featured outfits for drag queens, and Tim Gunn and Michael Kors posted their thoughts on the costumes in their Bravo blogs.

The New York Times profiled comedian Jon Stewart, who was named the fourth most admired journalist in the country in a 2007 poll.

When The Bachelor returns in 2009, the single guy up for grabs will be the losing finalist from the last season of The Bachelorette, Jason Mesnick.

Dancing with the Stars pro Julianne Hough told People that she’s dating country singer Chuck Wicks.

Seventeen countries have bought the rights to produce regional versions of ABC’s game show Wipeout. The international versions will be filmed on a massive set in Argentina, while the U.S. version will continue to be produced domestically.

Veteran character actor Julius Carry died on August 19 of pancreatic cancer. While TV audiences know him from his roles in comedies like The Adventures of Briscoe Country Jr. and Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place, his most memorable role was undoubtedly Sho’nuff, The Shogun of Harlem in the film The Last Dragon. Bow down to the master: