William Baldwin returning to 'Gossip Girl'; 'Justified' gets a premiere date

blake-lively-william-baldwin-gossip-girl-320.jpgBite-sized TV news for your Tuesday:

The prodigal dad is returning, again, to "Gossip Girl." William Baldwin has signed on reprise his role as William van der Woodsen in  a couple more episodes of The CW's drama. Elsewhere on the casting front, "24's" Mary Lynn Rajskub will guest on FOX's "Raising Hope," and Jason Wiles ("Persons Unknown") will visit "Castle." [ Deadline]

We've known for a while that Season 2 of "Justified" would start in February, but not the specific date until now. FX says the series will premiere at 10 p.m. ET Wednesday, Feb. 9. It will run for 13 weeks. [ FX]

CBS and news anchor Katie Couric have begun contract talks, and if she wants to stay at the network, it could mean taking a pay cut from her current $15 million annual salary. A wider role -- including a possible syndicated show -- at CBS News is also up for discussion. Couric's current deal expires in May. [ Bloomberg]

Discovery's "Cash Cab" is traveling to a new city. The cable channel will launch a Chicago-based edition of the game show on wheels in the spring; comic and Second City cast member Beth Melewski will be the host. [ AP]

Pee Wee Herman is coming back to the network that helped make him famous. HBO will air "The Pee Wee Herman Show on Broadway" in 2011, 30 years after Paul Reubens' first HBO special. The special will tape in January; no airdate has been set. [ HBO]

If you missed some of NBC's fall programming the first time around (judging by the ratings, you did), you can catch up online. NBC.com and Hulu are currently offering the full fall runs of "Parenthood," "Law & Order: Los Angeles," "The Event" and "Outsourced," rather than just the standard five episodes at a time. [ Variety

FOX has added Brandy to its "New Year's Eve Live" telecast as a ''special correspondent," while the Plain White T's and dance crew Jabbawockeez will be among the performers. Viewers will also see the video premiere of Mariah Carey's take on "Auld Lang Syne." [ FOX]
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