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Channel Surfing: David Tennant Talks End of "Doctor Who" Run, Jeri Ryan Finds "Leverage," Noah Wylie to Battle Aliens for Spielberg and TNT, and More

Welcome to your Friday morning television briefing. The Chicago Tribune 's Maureen Ryan has an absolutely fantastic interview with Doctor Who star David Tennant on the eve of BBC America's airing of last Christmas' Doctor Who special "The Next Doctor." Among the topics of discussion: the end of his run on the legendary British sci-fi series, the truth behind the all-Doctors reunion rumors (false, says Tennant), and what's next for the actor (Poliakoff's Glorious 39 ), among other things. "I'm all finished," said Tenannt of his run on Doctor Who . "Three or four weeks ago, I filmed my last scene. So it's over. Still a long time to go before they're all broadcast, though, so I'm still clinging on for a bit. But yeah, it's done. It was very emotional, very exciting. We managed to go out with some of the best scripts I had in four years. So it was a real treat." ( Chicago Tribune 's The Watcher ) Jeri Ryan ( Shark

Channel Surfing: Fichter and Stringfield Are "Night and Day," CBS Renews "Flashpoint," Emmys, Muppets, "Doctor Who," and More

Welcome to your Monday morning television briefing. I had a wonderful if busy weekend which--not atypically--revolved around television. The wife and I attended Saturday's BAFTA/LA TV Tea Party and shared more than a few Pimm's Cups with Flight of the Conchords, Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, 90210 executive producer Gabe Sachs, The Office 's Kate Flannery, Leslie David Baker, and Creed Bratton, Mad Men 's Rich Sommer, Aaron Staton, and Michael Gladis, The Riches ' Noel Fisher, 30 Rock 's Scott Adsit, Battlestar Galactica babe Tricia Helfer, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles ' Thomas Dekker, Jeff Garlin, and many, many others. (Fun, to say the least.) Reaction to this year's Emmy Awards--the 60th installment--wasn't quite what producers likely intended, with many critics --myself included--lashing out at the format, the hosts, and the distinct lack of scripted funnies. ( Televisionary ) FOX has given a script order to workplace comedy Th

Papa Mars to Return to Small Screen in "Flashpoint"

Is Keith Mars returning to television... as a cop, no less? CBS Paramount will team up with Canada's CTV to co-produce at least 13 episodes of police drama Flashpoint , which revolves around cops in a Strategic Response Unit (SRU) who deal with bomb threats, hostage situations, and gang warfare. Series, which is expected to hit the airwaves sometime in May or June (once the current 2007-08 season has wrapped up), will use scripts from Canadian writers and air at the same time on CBS and CTV. The series, created by Mark Ellis and Stephanie Morgenstern, will star Enrico Colantoni ( Veronica Mars ' Keith Mars), Hugh Dillion ( Degrassi: The Next Generation ), and David Paetkau ( LAX ). Hell, if they throw in adorable Canuck actresses Caroline Dhavernas or Jewel Staite, I might just have to check out this summer series. In the meantime, the pilot for Flashpoint has already been shot by CTV and was shopped to CBS, who joined the project once they viewed the completed pilot episode.