Ox Notes: March 10, 2009

Dancing with the Stars 8 premiered last night to an audience of 22 million. TV Guide recapped the episode, and Us Magazine and OK! caught up with the contestants after the show.

EW interviewed Melissa Rycroft about her last-minute addition to the show, while E! interviewed the other replacement star, Holly Madison.

DwtS co-host Samantha Harris shot an interesting video for The Insider about the production work she and Tom Bergeron do before the show airs, including recording their voice overs.

Before the DwtS 8 premiere, Us filmed Gilles Marini & Cheryl Burke in rehearsal, where Gilles admitted to having a "man crush" on fellow contestant Steve-O.

In other reality show news, TV Guide interviewed the latest team kicked off The Amazing Race, Amanda & Kris.

Fans of TAR can get the scoop on each episode in host Phil Keoghan’s blog, which appears Monday mornings at EW.com, in their PopWatch blog. The PopWatch blog is also where you can find Survivor host Jeff Probst’s blog, which appears on Friday mornings.

People interviewed Sandy Burgin, the most recent Survivor: Tocantins evictee, who poked fun at Howie Mandel and said that she wants to appear in Playboy.

Survivor: Tocantins‘ youngest contestant, Spencer Duhm, is apparently dating Survivor: China winner Todd Herzog.

In honor of last night’s Castle premiere, Zap2It compiled a Cop Show Taxonomy of the different types of police serials. Did you stick around after DwtS to watch Castle? What did you think of it?