Caffeine – January 15th Edition

Caffeine – January 15th Edition

Hello! Sorry we’re a little late today – the TCA press tour means we have TONS of news. Here we go!

HBO will be premiering things: Game Change on March 10, Game of Thrones on April 1, Girls on April 15, and Veep on April 22.

Showtime is also premiering things: The Borgias, Nurse Jackie, and The Big C will all be back on April 8.

Let’s summarize AMC’s news: Mad Men returns March 25 with a two-hour premiere; The Killing returns April 1 with a two-hour premiere; The Walking Dead‘s next season has been increased to 16 episodes; Breaking Bad will return in the third quarter of the year.

Starz’s Magic City will premiere on April 6.

ABC is launching Scandal on April 5 and Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23 on April 11. No date for Cougar Town yet.

Secret Life and Make It or Break It will return on March 26. Degrassi returns on February 20. Breaking In returns on March 6.

Hulu has picked up Canadian drama Endgame, which sounds really interesting. In other Canadian news, the CW bought L.A. Complex and it sounds like it will premiere . . . pretty soon!

Renewed: Hot in Cleveland (plus it’s getting a spin-off!), Psych.

Cancelled: Allen Gregory, Work It.

More episodes ordered: Syfy’s Warehouse 13, ABC’s Last Man Standing.

NCIS: LA and Hawaii Five-0 are having a crossover.

Apparently the Party Down movie is an actual thing. Huh.

The Bones news is . . . well, uncertain. There will be more episodes, probably, at some point, and there may or may not be an eighth season.

Some Glee news: No spin-off. Cory Monteith is not leaving. Grant Gustin may become a regular. Several other actors have basically said they will stick around if they are hired to do so. Shocking!

Some interesting news on potential future shows:
A&E is developing a Psycho prequel series and a series based on Danish crime series Those Who Kill.
ABC ordered a pilot for Shonda Rhimes’ period drama about an 1890s New York City luxury hotel, and I cannot describe how much I want to watch that.
AMC is making a Goodfellas series, which might be the first show my brother and I both want to watch since Tintin.
The CW is developing a Green Arrow series.
FOX greenlit a bunch of pilots, including one from Kevin Williamson, who apparently never sleeps.
NBC picked up a bunch of pilots this week, including another Western and more vampires.
Starz is working on a period drama about Marco Polo.
TNT picked up a 1940s-50s mob crime drama from Frank Darabont. Fun!

Paul Bettany will not be starring in Masters of Sex after all.

Guest stars!
30 Rock: Emma Stone, Andy Samberg, Nick Cannon
90210: La Toya Jackson
Archer: Bryan Cranston
Fringe: Michael Massee
Hawaii Five-0: Dennis Miller
Holliston: Tony Todd, Kane Hodder, Danielle Harris, John Landis
Law & Order: SVU: Jake T. Austin
Lost Girl: Lauren Holly
The Middle: Whoopi Goldberg
New Girl: Joey King
Parks and Recreation: Paul Rudd
Raising Hope: Fred Willard, Ashley Tisdale
Revenge: William Devane

Returns:
The Good Wife: Parker Posey, Amy Sedaris, Denis O’Hare
Gossip Girl: Elizabeth Hurley, Desmond Harrington, Michelle Trachtenberg

Casting:
Breaking In: Erin Richards
Copper: Kevin Ryan
The Good Wife: Merritt Weaver
Hart of Dixie: Justin Hartley
New Girl: Dermot Mulroney
The Secret Circle: Joe Lando
The Vampire Diaries: Cassidy Freeman

(Photo courtesy of HBO.)

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Kate Linnea Welsh is a New Hampshire-based writer and taxonomist. (No, that doesn't involve dead animals.) In addition to her weekly column, "Caffeine", she recaps Haven and The Affair for The Televixen. She writes about other TV shows, books, and more at her blog. She'd love to talk to you on Twitter: @katelinnea