Ox Notes: March 31, 2009

Entertainment Tonight has a new reporter on the Dancing with the Stars beat: Maksim Chmerkovskiy. The ousted pro interviewed the couples after last night’s exciting DwtS Performance Show.

Access Hollywood‘s cameras were also backstage with the couples last night, and Samantha Harris turned over her "Insider Sam Cam" to the contestants so that she could rest her ailing voice. OK! chatted with the couples as well.

DwtS 6 champ Kristi Yamaguchi spoke with People about the current season. The magazine sought out some expert opinions on why this season’s cast has so many injuries.

The revamped version of Rob Thomas’s Cupid premieres on ABC tonight after Dancing with the Stars. Zap2It and The Chicago Tribune gave the new series okay reviews, and Zap2It interviewed Thomas about getting to make Cupid a second time.

Disney/ABC/ESPN signed a deal to bring original programming to YouTube.

Sunday night’s episode of The Amazing Race was watched by about 13 million people. TV Guide has an enlightening interview with the eliminated pair, Mel & Mike. I’m gonna miss those guys.

The Chicago Tribune has an interview with comedian Ricky Gervais.

Top Chef: The Tour hit the road last week. In other food TV news, NBC canceled The Chopping Block after just three episodes.

FOX is developing a dating show for "average-looking people." The network also announced that the new season of So You Think You Can Dance will premiere on Thursday, May 21.

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