-Fox is programming a substitute episode of Family Guy (”Peter’s Got Wood”) for the one that had been scheduled to run Sunday (”Perfect Castaway”) that contained a couple of hurricane references. ”Out of sensitivity to what happened, we’re moving it back a couple weeks,” a network spokesperson says. That’s probably the first time Family Guy has shown any sensitivity to anyone. CBS wasn’t so quick; yesterday, they reran a December episode yesterday of The Price Is Right where the showcase prize was a trip to New Orleans. Oops.
–U2, Mary J. Blige, Mariah Carey, the Foo Fighters, the reclusive Garth Brooks, and the sure-to-be-closely-watched Kanye West have all been added to tonight’s ”Shelter From the Storm” telethon. For thsoe keeping score, that’s 12 musical acts that they’ll cram into this hour-long show.
-Immediately following the telethon, at 9 p.m., CBS is airing the ”Fashion Rocks” concert, held last night at New York’s Radio City Music Hall. The New York Post reports that fashion mag publisher Condé Nast is donating proceeds from the ticket sales, about $250,000, to Katrina relief. Performers on the special include the Arcade Fire, David Bowie, Duran Duran, Billy Idol, Alicia Keys, Tim McGraw, Nelly, Shakira, Gwen Stefani, Joss Stone, Rob Thomas, and in what’s being billed as their last televised performance, Destiny’s Child (above).
-The New Yorker magazine is hosting a literary/musical benefit called ”Parting the Waters” at New York’s Town Hall on Sept. 24. Giving New Orleans-inspired readings will be Toni Morrison, Richard Ford, and Kevin Kline, while New Orleans-style music will be performed by such artists as Elvis Costello, Buckwheat Zydeco, Rebirth Brass Band, bluesman David ”Honeyboy” Edwards, and noted Dixieland clarinetist Woody Allen.