Ox Notes: January 27, 2009

Yesterday ushered in the Year of the Ox and brought a merciful conclusion to NBC’s disappointing Superstars of Dance. Spoiler alert: the U.S.A. won. Surprise, surprise.

Variety’s Brian Lowry writes that the reality TV genre has gotten stale, citing in particular shows like Superstars of Dance.

The rumor mill is in high gear as we inch closer to the announcement of the cast of Dancing with the Stars 8. Britney’s ex, Kevin Federline, and Cindy McCain say they won’t be participating in the upcoming season, while Donny Osmond is dropping hints that he will.

ABC is adjusting its schedule to create a Thursday night comedy block.

Reality Blurred posted interviews with Survivor: Tocantins contestants Benjamin "Coach" Wade and Sydney Wheeler.

The teams of The Amazing Race 14 were just announced.

Here’s one final performance from Superstars of Dance by the U.S.A. group The Groovaloos: