Ox Notes: October 1, 2009

Dancing with the Stars 9‘s Tuesday night Results Show was watched by 12.5 million people. That’s roughly the same number of viewers as watched DwtS 8’s Week 2 Results Show in March, though it was up against American Idol.

ET and Access Hollywood had cameras backstage on Tuesday night following Kathy Ireland’s ouster. Ireland spoke to Us, and People posted a What You Didn’t See report.

The few crew members remaining in the region where Survivor: Samoa was filmed are reportedly fine after a deadly tsunami destroyed much of the island on Tuesday. I assume tonight’s episode will feature information about where viewers can contribute to disaster relief efforts, and Jeff Probst will surely address the tsunami in his EW blog post tomorrow.

Michael Kors returns in tonight’s new episode of Project Runway.

Project Runway champ Christian Siriano, Top Chef contestant Fabio Viviani and Real Housewives of New York‘s Bethenny Frankel are all getting their own shows on Bravo.

Jon Gosselin, apparently upset about being cut out of his former show’s title, is denying TLC permission to film his kids. His motives may be suspect, but it’s probably best for the kids.

AMC’s remake of The Prisoner premieres on November 15. You can watch all 17 episodes of the original 1960s series for free at AMC’s website.

Yo Gabba Gabba! The Tour is coming to an arena near you next month.

Sesame Street‘s 40th season debuts on public television November 10, featuring an appearance by First Lady Michelle Obama. Other noteworthy events for the upcoming season include a Sesame Street version of Mad Men and an appearance by Ricky Gervais.

Until the new season premieres, content yourself with this hilarious AP interview in which Gervais asks Elmo if he knows what necrophilia is: