SANGEETA BAROOAH PISHAROTY

"Antakshari" co-hostThe word is out finally, and this time it is Juhi Parmar. "Antakshari" anchor Annu Kapoor, remembered for changing co-anchors every now and then when the show was on Zee TV, will now be seen sharing the stage with Juhi, better known to us as Kumkum, on Star One from next month. This will be Juhi's first stint in anchoring.Producer Gajendra Singh says the new version of "Antakshari" will be snazzier than before with an "exciting" reality aspect besides some other inclusions. But let's hope the `new' part doesn't include regular change of co-anchors.New season of "American Idol"So "American Idol" is back on Indian telly. The new season of the reality hunt has premiered on Star World this week. Aired on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 8 p.m., the show has the same judges, Paula Abdul, Randy Jackson and Simon Cowell who will choose the next American idol from thousands of hopefuls and after a gruelling audition process. And this time, the guest judges include names like Olivia Newton John, Carole Bayer and Jewel among others."KBC" music videoTo adding newness to the third version of "Kaun Banega Crorepati", the channel has come up with the idea of releasing a music video featuring anchor Shah Rukh Khan. In fact, the video has already been shot and teasers will be on the screen anytime now before the show premiers this coming Monday. The channel says it was actually SRK's idea to come up with a music video for "KBC" which was then assigned to team member Ganesh Hegde not only to conceptualise and choreograph it but to sing ittoo.Elite's channelIt looks like Zee Business is gaining popularity among our elite class in Mumbai and Delhi. According to the latest TAM report(week 46-52), the channel has averaged 38 per cent for the last seven weeks on the rating company's elite panel. This includes data collected from viewership trends amongst the elite class of these two cities, which by its definition belongs to SEC A1 and owns an air conditioner, a PC and a car. The channel to come second in this race is CNBC TV-18 with 25 per cent, Awaaz with 21 per cent and NDTV Profit with 17 per cent.