TVLine Items: Wallenda Walks Chicago, Big View Ratings, DIG Delay and More

The King of the Highwire is headed to Chicago.

Discovery Channel will air Skyscraper Live With Nik Wallenda on Nov. 2 (at 7 pm ET/4 pm PT) as the tightrope walker attempts to make his way across the Windy City’s skyline at night time — sans a net or harness.

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NBC News’ Willie Geist, Natalie Morales and The Weather Channel’s Jim Cantore will host.

Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets? Well…

* The View‘s Season 18 debut on Monday — with a revamped panel and new set — drew 3.9 million total viewers, marking an eight-year high and the talker’s second most-watched premiere ever. (Read Andy Swift’s review here.)

* USA has pushed back the premiere of its action adventure event series DIG from this fall to 2015, our sister site Deadline reports. The move comes because of production issues resulting from the conflict in Gaza, which prevented the show from continuing to film in Jerusalem past the pilot.

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* Ann Cusack (Private Practice) will guest-star on Fox’s upcoming midseason drama Backstrom as a professional sex surrogate who’s not about to be derailed by comments from Rainn Wilson’s titular character, TVLine has learned exclusively.

* Netflix’s upcoming Marvel series Daredevil has tapped Scott Glenn (The Leftovers) to play the blind vigilante’s mentor/mysterious martial artist Stick, Variety reports.

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* IFC has renewed its original comedy series Maron for Season 3, to air spring 2015.

* Valerie Cherish has still got it in the new teaser and poster for The Comeback Season 2.


The Comeback Season 2 Poster

* Syfy has unveiled a new teaser for Helix Season 2, premiering in January 2015.

* And now, we must give well-deserved props to one of our own: TVLine’s Editor-in-Chief Michael Ausiello has been named one of The Advocate‘s 50 Most Influential LGBT People in Media. Well done, sir!