Caffeine – February 19th Edition

Caffeine – February 19th Edition

Happy Sunday! It’s all casting all the time, as all those newly picked up pilots staff up. This week’s casting includes such fan favorites as Zach Levi, Terry O’Quinn, Katie Cassidy, Jonny Lee Miller, and Donald Sutherland, so let’s get to it.

Paget Brewster is leaving Criminal Minds.

TBS ordered 35 more episodes of For Better or For Worse, despite the fact that I have never heard anyone talk about watching this show ever.

Weeds update: Justin Kirk has signed on for season eight.

In development:
BET has greenlit the Single Black Female pilot.
HBO bought a Broadway comedy spec script.
NBC has ordered Hannibal straight to series and given one more pilot order to Notorious, which sounds kind of like Revenge.
Netflix has picked up another original series, Orange Is the New Black.

Promotions:
Army Wives: Kelli Williams
Shameless: Zach McGowan

Guest stars!
The Big C: Allison Janney
Common Law: Jeff Fahey, Kevin Tighe
Community: Giancarlo Esposito, John Hodgman
Criminal Minds: Kyle Gallner, Madeleine Martin
Hot in Cleveland: Regis Philbin, Joan Rivers, Andy Richter, Kevin Nealon, Georgia Engel, Rhea Perlman, Roger Bart, Craig Bierko, Josh Cribbs
In Plain Sight: Vanessa Evigan
Law & Order: SVU: Chloe Sevigny
Up All Night: Sharon Osbourne, Henry Winkler

Returns:
Desperate Housewives: Shawn Pyfrom
In Plain Sight: Cristian de la Fuente

Casting:
666 Park Avenue: Terry O’Quinn
American Judy: Mimi Kennedy
Americana: Anthony LaPaglia
Anger Management: Daniela Bobadilla, Michael Arden
Arrow: Katie Cassidy, Willa Holland, Susanna Thompson, David Ramsey
The Asset: Ali Larter
Baby Big Shot: Toni Trucks
Bad Girls: Jurnee Smollett
Beauty and the Beast (CW Edition): Kristin Kreuk, Austin Basis
Ben Fox Is My Manny: Echo Kellum
Bunheads: Kelly Bishop
The Carrie Diaries: Stefania Owen
Chelsea General: Emily Swallow
Chicago Fire: Eamonn Walker
County: Jess Weixler, Agam Darshi
Daddy’s Girls: Nicky Whelan, Cedric Yarbrough
Devious Maids: Ana Ortiz, Dania Ramirez
Do No Harm: Steven Pasquale, Mousa Kraish, Alana De La Garza, Ruta Gedmintas
Elementary: Jonny Lee Miller
Friend Me: Parvesh Cheena
The Frontier: Erik Jensen
Go On: Julie White
The Good Wife: Matthew Perry
El Jefe: Ryan Hansen
Last Resort: Scott Speedman
Let It Go: Zachary Levi
Like Father: Colin Ferguson
Little Brother: Izabela Vidovic, Gillian Vigman
Living Loaded: Donald Sutherland, Michael Marc Friedman
Major Crimes: Kearran Giovanni
Nashville: Clare Bowen, Sam Palladio
Only Fools and Horses: John Leguizamo
Partners: Michael Urie, Sophia Bush
Political Animals: Brittany Ishibashi
Prairie Dogs: Kal Penn, Michaela Watkins
Ray Donovan: Kate Moennig, Pooch Hall
Rebounding: Malcolm Barrett, Hayes MacArthur
Save Me: Madison Davenport, Heather Burns, Lamon Rucker
The Smart One: Malin Ackerman, Jean Smart
True Blood: Jacob Hopkins, Peter Mensah
White Van Man: J.K. Simmons
Widow Detective: Conor Leslie, Natalie Martinez
Zero Hour: Scott Michael Foster
Untitled Greg Berlanti/Ryan Phillippe pilot: Stella Maeve
Untitled Hilary Winston pilot: Aubrey Dollar
Untitled Kevin Williamson drama: Shawn Ashmore, Valorie Curry
Untitled Mindy Kaling pilot: Ed Weeks
Untitled Nick Stoller comedy: Adam Campbell, Amanda Lund
Untitled Roland Emmerich pilot: Yaya DaCosta

(Photo courtesy of NBC.)

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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