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TV Bulletin Board (Aug. 6)

At least one network's got some balls. ABC photo

"The Big Balls Are Back!!" ABC headlines its latest news release.

This can only mean that Wipeout has been picked up for a second season.

The summertime hit, most notably with advertiser-craved 18-to-49-year-olds, is a blend of dirty, rotten obstacle courses and snarky commentary by co-hosts John Anderson and John Henson. Especially popular are those signature bulbous red balls that send contestants bouncing into the muck below.

ABC hasn't said when the show's second season will start. But it's unlikely the network will wait all the way until next summer for that to happen.

***Fans of very fine drama take note. You can power-watch or record the entire first season of FX's Emmy-nominated Damages during a Saturday, Aug. 9th marathon.

Start time is 6 a.m. central, with each of the 13 episodes then airing on the hour. The finale, subtitled "Because I Know Patty," will be at 6 p.m. central.

The whodunit drama will be up for seven Emmys during the Sept. 21 ceremony on ABC, including a nomination as best drama series. Damages' acting nominees are Glenn Close, Ted Danson (in a decidedly non-comedic role) and Zeljko Ivanek, who was especially terrific.