Ox Notes: January 7, 2009

In an appropriately democratic gesture, HBO will broadcast the inaugural kickoff ceremonies from Washington D.C. on January 18 free to anyone with cable or satellite service, not just HBO subscribers.

CBS also announced its broadcast plans for Inauguration Day, January 20.

Following in the footsteps of her sister, Kim, Khloe Kardashian is expanding her reality TV ambitions beyond the E! network. The younger Kardashian has signed on for the upcoming season of The Celebrity Apprentice.

A&E is developing a new reality documentary series called Paranormal Cops. The show will be filmed in the Chicago area, a hotbed of ghost-related crimes. Unless the cops are the ghosts. Wait a minute…

ABC is working on a reality competition series called Superstars, in which regular folks are paired with pro athletes to compete for prizes. Perhaps to avoid confusion, they could rename it something like Superstars of Sports and Their Bumbling Sidekicks.

Speaking of shows with "Superstars" in the title, here’s a performance by American dance troupe The Groovaloos from this week’s Superstars of Dance: