March 2, 2010

Digi-TimeZ and TV TimeZ and Casting CallZ, OH MY!

Figuring to keep eggs in both baskets, Conde Nast is moving along with plans to create iPad native version of several of its popular titles including Wired, GQ, Vanity Fair, The New Yorker and Glamour, according to the NYTimes. The publisher will sell editions and subscriptions through iTunes and encourage readers to register their personal info to better track consumer data.

Google has acquired online image-editing tool Picnik for an undisclosed amount. Picnik enables users to import images from their desktops or third party sites such as Flickr and Facebook then edit them by cropping the image or adding visual effects.

Tonight's Premieres:
NBC: Parenthood at 10p
Golf Channel: Being John Daly at 9p
Animal Planet: Madman of the Sea at 10p
TNT: Southland at 10p
Spike TV: Players at 1030p

Dancing with the Stars returns on Monday, March 22 at 8p on ABC with the following celebrity dancers: Buzz Aldrin, Pamela Anderson, Erin Andrews, Shannen Doherty, Kate Gosselin, Evan Lysacek, Niecy Nash, Chad Ochocinco, Jake Pavelka, Nicole Scherzinger and Aiden Turner.

NBC is renewing The Sing Off, the a cappella singing competition show which aired four episodes last December, cites THR. NBC doesn't know yet when it will return the show to its schedule.

Members of FOX's Glee cast are embarking on a live four-city stage tour titled Glee Live! In Concert! beginning May 18. The tour cast, consisting of Lea Michele (Rachel), Cory Monteith (Finn), Amber Riley (Mercedes), Chris Colfer (Kurt), Kevin McHale (Artie), Jenna Ushkowitz (Tina), Mark Salling (Puck), Dianna Agron (Quinn), Nava Rivera (Santana), Heather Morris (Brittany), Harry Shum, Jr. (Mike) and Dijon Talton (Matt), will appear in engagements booked for New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and Phoenix. Glee's co-creator Ryan Murphy says this tour is in response to the show's fan base and is a personal way of saying thank you.

Bravo introduces viewers to the husband and wife design team of Bob and Cortney Novogratz who are headlining the network's new docu-series 9 by Design. The Novogratz' founded their design firm Sixx Design specializing in renovating unusual properties in Manhattan and the series follows them at work over a six-month period and as they raise seven children in Manhattan. The eight-episode series produced by Left/Right, Inc., makes its debut on Bravo April 13 at 11p and moves to its regular time slot of 10p on Tuesdays on April 20

Casting Call: A TV pilot is looking for overweight families who are ready to get in shape. Interested families must submit details on how they got so out of shape and those with teenagers are considered a plus. Selected families will be given the tools to change their lives forever. Send the family description and a family photo to

ABC: Lost, 20/20
CBS: NCIS, NCIS: LA, The Good Wife
FOX: American Idol
NBC: Biggest Loser: Couples
, Parenthood