Ox Notes: September 1, 2009

Dancing with the Stars 9 contestant Michael Irvin’s dance rehearsal schedule will have to accommodate his new duties as an NFL Network analyst.

Other DwtS 9 cast members in the news include Chuck Liddell, Mark Ballas and Tom DeLay. ET posted the official photos of the couples, and Macy Gray could not look more uncomfortable.

Normally, People waits to interview Project Runway contestants until after they’ve been kicked off the show, but Mitchell Hall is off to such a bad start that People’s editors must have thought, Why wait?

Thursday’s and Friday’s respective reruns of Fringe and Glee on FOX will feature live, onscreen Twitter commentary by each show’s cast and crew.

Variety writes about what happens to completed shows when they’re pulled from the air due to tragic circumstances, as with VH1’s Megan Wants a Millionaire. The fate of MTV’s Gone Too Far, which starred DJ AM, remains undecided.

Reality Blurred is posting preseason interviews with all of the Survivor: Samoa castaways.

The same website also has a list of fall reality show premiere dates. TV Guide posted its recommendations for eight new scripted shows to watch this fall.

I’m not usually interested in medical dramas, but I might have to NBC’s Mercy a shot now that Kate Mulgrew has joined the cast. She was Captain Janeway, for crying out loud: