ABC’s Summer Schedule, Win A Date With Don Draper, No Charges For Dancer, And More

by | April 9, 2009 at 12:04 PM | The Ticker

Summer Comebacks: ABC is rolling out the season premieres; ‘The Bachelorette’ starts Monday, May 18, ‘Wipeout’ comes back May 27, and Mike Judge’s highly anticipated ‘Goode Family’ hits the tube on the same date.

SYTYCD Charges Dropped: The LA district attorney has not found enough evidence to charge ‘So You Think You Can Dance’s’ Alex DaSilva, who was initially arrested on allegations of rape. Some of the dance teacher’s students began coming forward with the allegations this year.

Date Don Draper: You too can date a Mad Man. ‘Mad Men’s’ Jon Hamm is auctioning himself on eBay for the Adrienne Shelly Foundation, which supports women in film. The winning bidder gets to have lunch with the dashing actor. Other stars participating in the auction include Paul Rudd, Kevin Smith, Nathan Fillion, David Schwimmer, and others.

American Chopper Chopped? Looks like Paul Teutul, ‘American Chopper’ overlord, is firing his son Paulie on tonight’s season premiere of the series. The New York Post reports that the firing will take place during a fit of rage. “It’s like anything else. It goes on and on and there becomes a point where it’s like, OK, what do I do here?” said Teutul. “Honestly, this was affecting my health. I just couldn’t take it anymore.” Watch ‘Chopper’ videos on Fancast.

Parks & Recreation: Watch a preview of tonight’s ‘Parks & Recreation,’ which looks like an outdoor version of ‘The Office’ (because, with the same team behind both shows, it kind of is!). Fall in love all over again with Amy Poehler tonight on NBC, and wonder if her character will ever meet Dunder Mifflin’s Michael Scott. Because they would instantly fall in love.