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Discovery Fit & Health will pick up Season 2 of “Addicted” (previously on TLC). ? Sportsman Channel is set to debut 29 new HD shows in 1Q beginning the week of Dec 26. Alongside more than 60 returning series, the new slate includes “MeatEater with Steven Rinella,” in which the author and outdoorsman will hunt for and cook his own meals, and 28 days of backcountry survival in “Dropped: Project Alaska.” ? USA special “Out of Character with Krista Smith” (Jan 11) features th e Vanity Fair editor interviewing Gwyneth Paltrow and Seth MacFarlane. ? WE greenlit “Tamar and Vince,” following “Braxton Family Values” star Tamar Braxton and Vincent Herbert. Series production begins in Mar. ? Magic Johnson is expanding his ESPN responsibilities this NBA season to become a featured analyst on ” Kia NBA Countdown” (ESPN and ABC) throughout the entire season. In a Tues conference call, Johnson said interest in the NBA hasn’t waned despite the league’s protracted labor issues and truncated season. “As far as fans are concerned about excitement for the season, you saw how last night’s Clippers-Lakers [exhibition] game was sold out,” he said. ? CABLEready licensed the rights to 100 eps of “Medical Detectives” to Lifetime, 35 eps of “A Cook’s Tour” to Cooking Channel and the “Saw Dogs” rights to Velocity.

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