TV Tidbits

BUSTING OUT: ABC upsizing its January 22 episode of The Bachelorette to 90 minutes to face off against the 90 minute premiere of Fox’s American Idol. Also, the Alphabet confirmed the third installment of The Bachelor will premiere on March 26.
GET GONGED: The WB planning to air a new version of The Gong Show, the late-1970s series that showcased the worst that talent had to offer, though the show’s original cocreator and host, Chuck Barris, will have nothing to do with this update–he sold the rights to the show long ago.
TOOL TIME: Tim Allen agreeing to star in a Home Improvement reunion show on ABC that will show clips and bloopers and take questions from the studio audience. No air date has been set yet.