Monthly Archives: July 2009

Ox Notes: July 7, 2009

Cable channel Sci Fi officially changes its name to Syfy today. The Watcher has the scoop on the network’s attempt to rebrand itself.

Cameramen on The Deadliest Catch have an innovative way of getting their footage to their editors: they put their recorded footage into a waterproof case and chuck it overboard.

Choreographer Mia Michaels told People that the performance Katie Holmes shot for the 100th episode of So You Think You Can Dance is "brilliant."

Kathy Griffin will emcee the roast of Joan Rivers on Comedy Central on August 9.

ABC has begun making its shows available on Hulu, starting with Grey’s Anatomy.

MSN posted a slideshow of the best TV rich kids.

Throughout the summer, Zap2It will post new weekly polls seeking to find the greatest TV characters. This week’s polls include Best Mom, Best Co-Worker and Best Reality Personality.

Finally, Lucha Libre is coming to TV in the United States. Not sure what Lucha Libre is? Check this out:

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: