Ox Notes: September 5, 2008

This weekend’s big TV premiere is the series debut of True Blood on HBO on Sunday night. EW has a slide show of 39 HBO Series That Changed TV, including the classic kids’ show Fraggle Rock.

Twenty percent of families with Internet connections watch television shows online, although FOX wishes more of them would do so legally; the season premiere of Prison Break has been downloaded illegally more than one million times since Monday, even though the show is available for free on Hulu.

Stella Zotis, the designer most recently eliminated from Project Runway, talked to People about how competing on the show has changed her design interests. The bio at Stella’s online shop reveals that her middle name is Barbarella.

Anthony Edwards is set to reprise his role as Dr. Mark Greene on the final season of ER, despite the fact that the character is dead.

Olympic gymnast Nastia Liukin will guest star on an upcoming episode of Gossip Girl, while GG‘s Blake Lively and Leighton Meester will appear in a November sweeps episode of 30 Rock. Lively and Meester will play classmates of Tina Fey’s Liz Lemon in a flashback sequence, and producers are trying to get Robyn Lively to play the grown up version of little sister Blake’s character.

Monica Seles, the first woman booted from Dancing with the Stars 6, is pulling for fellow athlete Misty May-Treanor to win DwtS 7.

DwtS 7‘s Kim Kardashian, meanwhile, says she would like to record an album "if it was something fun." Is it a bad sign that the season hasn’t even started and I’m already sick of Kim Kardashian?

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