Ox Notes: July 2, 2009

Former TV Hulk Lou Ferrigno is apparently in the running for a spot on Dancing with the Stars 9. Other DwtS 9 rumors so far include Vera Wang, Dominique Moceanu, and Danny Gokey: not exactly the A-listers fans are hoping for.

DwtS alum Denise Richards makes her Bollywood debut this weekend in the film Kambakkht Ishq (the title translates to something like "Crazy Love"). The movie is set in Hollywood and features American actors Sylvester Stallone and Brandon Routh alongside Bollywood megastars Akshay Kumar and Kareena Kapoor.

Zap2It recapped last night’s new episodes of I Survived a Japanese Game Show and So You Think You Can Dance.

SYTYCD producer/judge Nigel Lythgoe finally confirmed that Katie Holmes will perform on the 100th episode of the show, scheduled to air July 23.

Starting tonight, ABC has yanked the remaining episodes of In the Motherhood from its lineup, filling the slot with a bonus episode of Samantha Who?

ABC is also working on a mystery novel tie-in for the series Castle.

PBS’s Antiques Roadshow made its first $1 million appraisal.

Ever wondered what actors are actually snorting when they do a line of cocaine in a TV show? It’s usually powdered sugar, baking soda or baby laxative.

On July 21, Discovery will debut a new reality series called The Colony. The premise is that ten people have to rebuild a functional society after a global catastrophe. I’m looking forward to it, given my fondness for all things post-apocalyptic. Heck, I even enjoyed the ridiculous Doomsday: