August 30, 2011

TV TimeZ and Casting CallZ (for American Idol!)

Halogen TV: Noble Exchange at 8p
Food Network: Chopped Champions at 10p
Sundance Channel: Quirky at 10p
TLC: Big Sexy at 10p
ABC Family: Pretty Little Liars at 8p

The newest cast of celebrities for Dancing with the Stars are .... David Arquette, Ron Artest, Chaz Bono, Elisabetta Canalis, Kristin Cavallari, Nancy Grace, Rob Kardashian, Carson Kressley, Ricki Lake, J.R. Martinez, Chynna Phillips, Hope Solo.  DWTS debuts this fall on ABC on Monday, September 19, with a two hour premiere episode.

TLC introduces viewers to Theresa Caputo, a real-life psychic medium in Long Island Medium, debuting September 25 at 10p.  Each episode follows Theresa as she balances her family life along with her full-time job of delving into the past lives of clients.

Animal Planet travels back to Houston as 18 new episodes of Animal Cops: Houston return to the network's schedule opening with a special primetime premiere on September 7 at 8p.  A daytime stunt will air on the network over the course of a week beginning September 12 through September 15 at 12p.  The series will then air weekly premieres each Monday at 12p starting September 19.  Animal Cops: Houston follows one of Texas' SPCA's Humane Law Enforcement teams as they investigate cases of animal cruelty, rescue animals and more.

Mythbusters episodes are back this fall on Discovery Channel as of September 28 at 9p.  Hosts Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage along with Tory Belleci, Kari Byron and Grant Imahara explore a myriad of explosive science topics and questions such as "can you use duct tape to fix a plane that has been mauled by a bear?" to “is it impossible for humans (without a point of reference) to walk in a straight line?"

Casting Call:  FOX's American Idol is holding an audition for season 11 in East Rutherford, NJ on September 22.  The New Jersey audition is the last stop on the show's nationwide audition tour.  Men and women age 15-28 years old as of June 26, 2011, who are eligible to work in the US can apply.  Rules, restrictions and specific audition information can be found at americanidol.com .  American Idol premieres January 22 at 10p on FOX directly after the NFC Championship Game.