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News Roundup: ABC Moves 'Wipeout' from Summer to Winter, Lauren Cohan Joins 'Vampire Diaires' and More

by Chris Harnick, posted Oct 14th 2010 1:30PM
WipeoutBetter get your cold weather gear out, because 'Wipeout' is heading to winter.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the ABC obstacle competition series will return in January with a winter wonderland episode. With its new January premiere date, the series will feature icy stunts such as Spanker Sleds, the Wipeout Ski Lift and the Polar Bear Run.

These eight winter episodes will be considered part of the show's fourth season and help plug ABC's midseason programming.

In other TV news ...

NBC is planning a new show billed as a mix of 'Survivor' and 'The Bachelor.' The series may feature teams of potential couples doing various challenges while sparking romance. [Vulture]

CNN's coverage of the Chilean miner rescue scored the network big ratings. The network claims its video streams increased by 2700 percent, serving 3 million streams. [Hollywood Reporter]

Bruce Boxleitner will guest star on 'NCIS.' Boxleitner has been tapped to play Vice Admiral C. Clifford Chase, a high-ranking Navy official who looks to the NCIS team when his friend is killed. [TV Guide]

'Grey's Anatomy' star Kevin McKidd is stepping behind the camera. McKidd will direct six webisodes that will air on ABC.com [TV Guide]

Lauren Cohan, of 'Supernatural' fame, will guest star on 'The Vampire Diaries.' Cohan will play Rose, a new vampire in Mystic Falls. Look for her in episode 8. [Zap2It]

Syfy is bringing Sinbad back. The network will air a new film, 'Sinbad and the Minotaur,' starring Manu Bennett of 'Spartacus: Blood and Sand.' The film is set to air in 2011 as part of the Saturday Original Movie series. [Variety]

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