Two new items of note I didn't have a chance to write up last night:
• Andy Richter will be re-uniting with Conan O'Brien when Conan takes over "The Tonight Show" in a few months. The press release is very careful to call him the announcer, and not a sidekick, even though he "will participate in comedic pieces." I suppose the distinction gives him more flexibility if acting jobs come along than if he had to be on the couch for every show. Still, in whatever capacity he'll be on, it'll be nice to have him back more or less full-time. One of the best things about Conan's final "Late Night" was seeing the two of them together again.
• The CW has renewed six shows for next season: "Gossip Girl," "90210," "America's Next Top Model," "Smallville," "Supernatural" and "One Tree Hill." The shows themselves aren't that surprising -- if the CW was going to do early renewals, it'd be for these six. (This, by the way, doesn't mean "Privileged" or "Reaper" or other CW shows are automatically doomed, just that those decisions won't be made until closer to the upfronts.) What's semi-surprising is the way the renewals suggest the CW will definitely be around next season. Given the ratings struggles going back to the WB/UPN merger, and some of the specific disasters this year (the outsourced Sunday night shows, "13 - Fear Is Real"), there was some suggestion that Warner Bros. and/or CBS were ready to give up on the idea. Apparently we'll get at least one more season of lime-green graphics.