Ox Notes: February 12, 2009

ABC published the complete list of pairings for Dancing with the Stars 8 today:

  • Chuck Wicks & Julianne Hough
  • Denise Richards & Maksim Chmerkovskiy
  • Steve-O & Lacey Schwimmer
  • Nancy O’Dell & Tony Dovolani
  • Shawn Johnson & Mark Ballas
  • Gilles Marini & Cheryl Burke
  • Belinda Carlisle & Jonathan Roberts
  • David Alan Grier & Kym Johnson
  • Jewel & Dmitry Chaplin
  • Lil’ Kim & Derek Hough
  • Ty Murray & Chelsie Hightower
  • Lawrence Taylor & Edyta Sliwinska
  • Steve Wozniak & Karina Smirnoff

Nerds everywhere are trying to find ways to help Woz win DwtS 8.

My fellow nerds will also be excited to learn that the Battlestar Galactica prequel film, Caprica, will be released on DVD on April 21. Caprica the series debuts on SciFi in 2010.

BSG‘s Tahmoh Penikett talked with Zap2It about his new series, Dollhouse, which debuts on FOX this Friday night at 9 ET.

The Amazing Race host Phil Keoghan gave ETonline.com a sneak preview of TAR 14, which debuts Sunday night at 8 ET on CBS.

Debuting tonight at 8 ET on CBS is Survivor: Tocantins. EW filmed what happened when their writers called Jeff Probst to clarify how to correctly pronounce Tocantins.

ABC and CBS announced more pilots in the works at their networks.

Bravo is working on a spin-off of Top Chef called Top Chef Masters, which will feature famous chefs competing in Quickfire and Elimination Challenges for charity.

I’ll be stunned if Eric Ripert does not appear on Top Chef Masters. He told People that Stefan is his pick to win Top Chef New York.

Bravo’s website has blog posts by last night’s TCNY judges and dinner guests Toby Young, Jacques Pepin, Wylie Dufresne and Susan Ungaro. There’s also a Q&A with Fabio that contains gems like: "I challenge anyone to reply the potatoes of my grandma."

I’m leaving the chilly Chicago suburbs for a sunny Florida vacation tomorrow. Ox Notes will return on Tuesday, February 24.