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News Roundup: ABC Renews 'Wipeout,' Rosie O'Donnell Returns to 'Drop Dead Diva' and More

by Chris Harnick, posted Aug 16th 2010 6:30PM
WipeoutSeeing people get socked in the face by giant red balls will continue! Yes, ABC has renewed 'Wipeout,' its hit summer reality series.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, the fourth season of 'Wipeout' will feature two new obstacle courses, with challenges called the Lawn Mower and Sky Scraper Slide. 'Wipeout,' airing two nights a week this summer, has garnered a 3.0 rating in adults 18-49 (after adding in DVR viewings).

In other TV news ...

Rosie O'Donnell is making a surprise return to Lifetime's 'Drop Dead Diva' this Sunday. O'Donnell will reprise her role of Judge Madeline Summers and lend a hand to Jane. [TV Guide]

Adrian Grenier will guest star on '90210.' The 'Entourage' star and his band The Honey Brothers are set to rock a birthday party for Naomi. [Ausiello Files]

Kate Micucci will join the cast of Fox's new series 'Raising Hope.' Micucci has been seen on 'Scrubs' and 'Til Death' and was originally cast as a different character in the series, but the role was recast. Micucci will play Shelly, an owner of a doggy/baby day care. [Live Feed]

'Next Food Network Star' contestant Tom Pizzica is getting his own show. The travel series, 'Outrageous Food,' will debut in November and focus on bizarre eats from around the globe. [Reality Blurred]

Sam Page is moving from Wisteria Lane to the Upper East Side. The 'Desperate Housewives' and 'Mad Men' star is heading to 'Gossip Girl' to play Serena's beau for several episodes. Look for him to make his first appearance in October. [Ausiello Files]

Victor Webster has been tapped to play Beckett's new boyfriend on 'Castle.' Webster will play Josh Davidson who unlike Beckett's previous beaus is not in law enforcement. Look for him in the fourth episode of this season. [Ausiello Files]

Black Gold, the band behind the goodbye song on this season of 'So You Think You Can Dance' stopped by Spinner for an exclusive performance. The band played 'Shine' and dished on new music. [Spinner]

Spike has renewed 'Deadliest Warrior,' a series that pits famous historical warriors against one another, for a new season. The 10-episode third season will feature former Navy SEAL Richard "Mack" Machowicz. [Hollywood Reporter]

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