Ox Notes: November 7, 2008

Last night’s episode of Survivor: Gabon was a doozy. Host Jeff Probst blogged about the episode for EW, and CBS’s website posted the first Ponderosa video of the season, which contained this quote about production’s efforts to conceal the ousted contestants’ identities as they drive through town: "They wrap you up in this cloak like you’re Frodo Baggins."

Catching up on some reports from the set of Dancing with the Stars, People posted an article about What You Didn’t See at Wednesday night’s show. Kim Kardashian blogged about what it was like to experience the show from the audience.

Lance Bass told OK! that he and Lacey Schwimmer will dance a Fox Trot and Samba next week on DwtS. And Warren Sapp & Kym Johnson interviewed each other for Entertainment Tonight.

People got the scoop on this season’s new permanent Top Chef judge, Toby Young, from Padma Lakshmi and Tom Colicchio.

FOX changed its midseason schedule, relegating Joss Whedon’s Dollhouse to Friday nights. Zap2It posted an analysis of FOX’s schedule changes.

Due to the economic downturn, networks and studios are demanding budget cuts from producers.

Before the first script was even written, The CW scrapped The Graysons, a series about the origins of Batman’s sidekick, Robin.