Fox has given the green light to Stars in Danger: The High Dive, a two-hour special (airing Jan. 9) featuring eight celebrities taking a crash course and then competing in an Olympic-style diving competition.
Taking the flying leap, so to speak, are Jersey Shore’s Jenni “JWoww” Farley, Real Housewives Kim and Kyle Richards, pro surfer Bethany Hamilton, Baywatch alums Alexandra Paul and David Chokachi, Melrose Place‘s Antonio Sabato Jr. and NFL vet Terrell Owens.
As previously reported, ABC has a similar series — titled Celebrity Diving – bowing at midseason. The Alphabet net’s version, with Olympic gold medalist Greg Louganis as a judge, premieres March 19.
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• In the words of Parks and Recreation‘s Donna: ‘Treat yo’ self” to even more new Justified Season 4 (debuting Jan. 8) footage below.
• Suds vet Mark Pinter (Another World, All My Children) has joined The Young and the Restless, TV Guide Magazine reports. He’ll debut Jan. 10 as a powerful congressman who tangles with Victor and Jack.
• The Smash anthem “Let Me Be Your Star” (by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman) earned a Grammy Award nomination on Wednesday night in the category of Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics.
• David Clayton Roger (Jane By Design) will guest-star in an upcoming episode of Nashville, per The Hollywood Reporter, playing an ex-con who crosses paths with Sam Palladio’s Gunnar.
• Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi, Jenni “JWoww” Farley and comedian Jeff Dye have been named hosts of MTV’s live New Year’s Eve special, Club NYE 2013. Fox, meanwhile, will ring in the new year with New Year’s Eve Live!, a special airing from Las Vegas with guests Lifehouse, American Idol champ Phillip Phillips and Carmen Electra.
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