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TV Bulletin Board (Jan. 14)

Please separate NBC's American Gladiator from CBS' Celine Dion.

CBS has ordered a slew of strike-induced specials and series as the TV season increasingly refuses to follow the script.

Garth Brooks: Live In L.A!, premiering on Friday, Jan. 25th, stars the unretired country star in the first of five charity concerts from the Staples Center. CBS is getting a truncated one-hour special that supposedly gives viewers "unique access" to portions of the opening show.

Then on Feb. 15th, it's Celine Dion: That's Just The Woman In Me, a one-hour collection of greatest hits and cuts from her new CD "The Prayer." Taped from a Jan. 12th performance in L.A., the special also features Josh Groban.

The Eye network also has these dollops in mind for future broadcast:

Secret Talents of the Stars -- Perhaps we'll find out that Joey Lawrence can shoot an apple off of Kathy Griffin's head.

Game Show In My Head -- From Ashton Kutcher and Jason Goldberg (Punk'd, Beauty and the Geek), it's a weekly half-hour in which contestants are required to make asses of themselves in return for "big money."

America's Top Dog -- "Big money" again is in the balance in a "dog-eat-dog" competition that tests a canine's relationship with "the person who has raised and trained it."

With shows like this, why not greenlight Oops, I Pooped My Pants? The contestant creating the biggest stink gets an all-expense paid trip to the 2009 People's Choice Awards.

***NBC has renewed its new version of American Gladiators for a second season after surprisingly muscular ratings for early episodes. Your hosts will still be Hulk Hogan and Laila Ali