Katie Couric's talk show will premiere in September; Denise Richards visits 'The Blue Lagoon' and more TV snacks

denise-richards-235.jpgBite-sized bits of TV news:

- Katie Couric will return to your TV screens on a regular basis beginning September 10, 2012, when her syndicated talk show "Katie" debuts. It'll be shot in front of a live studio audience in Manhattan every weekday. [ ABC]

- Fresh off her cameo as an idiot on "30 Rock's" season premiere, Denise Richards has signed on to the cast of Lifetime's remake of "The Blue Lagoon." The original 1980 movie starred Brooke Shields and Christopher Atkins as scantily-clad teenage lovers stranded on a tropical island. Richards won't be reprising Shields' role. Instead, she'll play a mother desperately searching for her missing daughter who, unlike her sexting peers, is apparently holed up on an island 1980s style. Atkins will also be making a cameo appearance. [ Deadline]

- "The Talk" isn't in danger of being silenced for at least another year. On Thursday (March 8), CBS announced that it would be picking up the alternate "View" for a third season. And, unlike the show's second season renewal, there won't be any hosting shake-up this time around. The current line-up of Julie Chen, Sara Gilbert, Sharon Osbourne, Sheryl Underwood and Aisha Tyler will remain intact. [ EW]

- Prepare yourselves for "Home Alone 5" -- yes, there are already four of them. ABC Family announced that it has begun production on a fourth sequel to the iconic '90s movie that will star Malcolm McDowell, Debi Mazar, Edward Asner, Eddie Steeples and Christian Martyn. The story will focus on Martyn's 8-year-old boy, who moves to a house in Maine that he believes is haunted. [ ABC Family]
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