TV Weekly News: ‘Katie’ Guests Revealed, ABC Orders ‘S.H.I.E.L.D’ Pilot And More!

This week’s TV news you might have missed:
Katie Couric Kate Couric has revealed who her first guests are for her syndicated talk show “Katie,” which debuts Sept. 10. Katie will chat with Jessica Simpson and Sheryl Crow, and Aimee Copeland, the 24-year-old Georgia graduate student who lost parts of all her limbs to a rare flesh-eating bacteria this summer.

Tricia Helfer, “Battlestar Galactica” alumna has booked a guest-star role in “Community.” Helfer will play Lauren, a gorgeous superfan of the cult-hit Inspector Spacetime. [TVLine]

Steven Culp, who starred as Bree’s ill-fated husband, Rex in “Desperate Housewives” has landed a recurring role as Dr. Parker on “Grey’s Anatomy.” [Deadline]

ABC has ordered “S.H.I.E.L.D.”‘s pilot from the writer and director of “Avengers.” In the comics, “S.H.I.E.L.D.” revolved around unit director Nick Fury, who recruited Iron Man, Captain America, The Hulk and Thor to form a team to stop Thor’s adopted brother Loki. [THR]

Hotel Hell, Gordon Ramsey

“Hotel Hell” has been renewed for a second season. [EW]

ABC has renewed “Wipeout” for a sixth season.

“It’s a Brad, Brad World’ has been renewed for a sophomore season by Bravo.

Syfy’s hit series “Paranormal Witness” has been picked up for a third season. The season of 20-episode will premiere in June 2013.

“T.I. And Tiny: The Family Hustle” returns Mon., Sept. 3 at 9/8c on VH1. For a sneak peek, click here.

Lifetime’s remake of “Steel Magnolias” will premiere on Sunday, October 7 at 9 p.m. ET. The movie reboot stars Queen Latifah stars as M’Lynn, Phylicia Rashad as Clairee, Adepero Oduye as Annelle, Condola Rashad as Shelby, Jill Scott as Truvy and Alfre Woodard as Ouiser. [HUFF POST TV]

Robin Williams and David E. Kelley are reportedly planning Williams’ comeback to the small screen. The movie veteran is said to star in the project that would follow a father and daughter at work together in the advertising world. [THR]

Nigel Lythgoe, the executive producer of “American Idol” and “So You Think You Can Dance,” is teaming up with MGM Television to create a scripted series based on the 1980 film Fame. The series will follow a group of students on the road to success. However, the new show will be set against the today’s obsession with celebrity and fame. [Deadline]

The trailer of “Hawaii Five-0” features Doris McGarrett, who is played by Christine Lahti. The guest stars of the upcoming season include T.I., Terrence Howard, Arielle Kebbel, Robbie Amell, Kendall Jenner and Ving Rhames. Hawaii Five-0 returns on Monday, Sept. 24 at 10/9c on CBS. Watch the trailer below.

That’s all for this week folks!

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