Ox Notes: October 15, 2009

Finally! TLC will end Jon & Kate Plus 8 in November, after the network has used up all of the footage it’s already shot. Sadly, Jon Gosselin plans to continue working in television.

Fox Reality Channel will meet the same fate as Jon & Kate Plus 8 in March.

Using the latest form of celebrity news dissemination, So You Think You Can Dance choreographer Mia Michaels announced that she’s leaving the show via Twitter.

In other SYTYCD news, judge Mary Murphy is on the cover of the current issue of Us magazine, in which she discusses surviving an abusive marriage.

Next week’s Dancing with the Stars Results Show will feature a tribute to Michael Jackson, choreographed by pros Mark Ballas, Derek Hough, Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Tony Dovolani and Cheryl Burke.

Tonight’s new episode of Project Runway will feature celebrity guest judge Christina Aguilera.

In other Project Runway news, Atari is working on a video game based on the show, set for release on the Wii sometime next year.

Catching up on Survivor news, here are links to the latest blog post by Jeff Probst and interviews ousted contestant Yasmin gave to Reality Blurred, People and TV Guide.

Last night’s episode of Top Chef: Las Vegas yielded some great additional materials, including an entertaining video with the losing chef, Q & A’s with Bryan and Michael Voltaggio, an instructive blog post by Tom Colicchio and a passionate defense of the mispronunciation of words by Toby Young (my favorite piece of the lot).

The CW revealed details of the new dramas the network is developing for next season.

Production on the HBO pilot A Game of Thrones is set to begin on October 24, welcome news for fans of George R. R. Martin impatiently waiting for the next book in the A Song of Ice and Fire series.

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