TV Notes: 'Cops' Producer Busted

Like a scene out of his own show, a producer for Cops has been arrested in Atlanta on drunken driving charges.

Murray Jordan, 64, was in Georgia to help set up an upcoming episode of the Fox show. But before his scheduled meeting with police officials, a patrol car pulled him over Monday night for making an illegal left turn, police said.

Police said Jordan acknowledged drinking four glasses of wine with his dinner. They said he failed to recite the alphabet three times during sobriety tests and his blood-alcohol level measured 0.136. Georgia's legal limit is 0.08.

Jordan was released on bail today. And yes, the police still plan to meet with him regarding the Cops episode.

Coral Apology

Survivor producer Mark Burnett released a statement to Australia's Channel Nine, apologizing for Colby Donaldson taking coral as souvenirs from the Great Barrier Reef in last week's episode.

Authorities were up in arms over the theft, since it is illegal to swipe any coral.

"On behalf of myself, production and the survivors involved, we extend our sincerest apologies for this error," Burnett said. "Please know that this was an honest mistake which we deeply regret."

The episode in question airs today in Australia and will be preceded by a disclaimer reminding viewers stealing from the Great Barrier Reef is illegal.

Happy New Year, Reege

Regis Philbin already has New Year's plans. The talk- and game-show host was named grand marshal of the 113th Tournament of Roses Parade.

Philbin will not only ride in the parade, he'll toss the coin at the star of the Rose Bowl game on New Year's Day. He joins a prestigious list of past grand marshals that includes Jimmy Stewart, Bob Hope, Hank Aaron and Kermit the Frog.

"You could've done better," Philbin told Tournament of Roses President Rom Okum.

ABCNEWS.com's Buck Wolf and Nancy Chandross and ABCNEWS Radio contributed to this report.

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