Caffeine – February 26th Edition

Caffeine – February 26th Edition

Happy Sunday, and happy Oscar day! But we’re here to talk about TV. We’re getting to that point in the season in which it feels like every actor we’ve ever heard of has been cast in a pilot. Who will be left to cast next week? Stay tuned.

Good news! Community will return on March 15. NBC has also scheduled Bent and Best Friends Forever and moved a few things around – check it all out here.

Renewed: Archer.

Canceled: Blue Mountain State.

Ryan Phillippe is not doing a pilot after all.

CBS has greenlit one more comedy pilot.

Guest stars!
Castle: Tim Guinee, Christine Woods
Criminal Minds: Robert Englund, Juliet Landau
CSI: Nadia Bjorlin
In Plain Sight: Josh Hopkins
New Girl: Jeanne Tripplehorn
Raising Hope: Katy Perry
Up All Night: Stevie Nicks

Returns:
Community: Rob Corddry
Desperate Housewives: Steven Culp, Lupe Ontiveros

Casting:
1600 Penn: Brittany Snow, Bill Pullman
666 Park Avenue: Dave Annable
American Judy: Elaine Hendrix
Americana: Ken Olin, Emilie De Ravin
Animal Kingdom: Tyler Labine, Bobby Lee
Arrow: Colin Donnell
The Asset: Bradley Whitford
Baby Big Shot: Janet Montgomery
Bad Girls: Rick Gonzalez, Zoe Boyle
Beauty and the Beast (ABC edition): Chris Egan, Darius Campbell
Beauty and the Beast (CW edition): Nicole Gale Anderson, Nina Lisandrello
Chicago Fire: Taylor Kinney, Monica Raymund
Counter Culture: Doris Roberts
Cult: Robert Knepper
Degrassi: The Next Generation: Alex Steele
Devious Maids: Rebecca Wisocky, Roselyn Sanchez, Angelique Cabral, Judy Reyes
Do No Harm: Michael Esper
Downton Abbey: Matt Milne
Drop Dead Diva: Carter MacIntyre
First Cut: Michael Rady, Kelly McCreary
The Frontier: Clancy Brown, Mustafa Shakir, Chaske Spencer
Gilded Lilys: Brian O’Byrne, Matt Long, Maury Sterling, Brigid Brannagh
The Goodwin Games: Scott Foley, Becki Newton, Felisha Terrell
Guilty: Julian Morris
How to Live with Your Parents for the Rest of Your Life: Jon Dore
L.A. Noir: Milo Ventimiglia
Lady Friends: Rachel Dratch, Danny Comden
The Last Resort: Dichen Lachman
Living Loaded: Larry Wilmore, Anna Maria Horsford, Kaitlyn Black, Sugar Lyn Beard
Malibu Country: Lily Tomlin
Midnight Sun: Titus Welliver, Michael Raymond-James
Modern Family: Matt Prokop
Nashville: Jonathan Jackson, Powers Boothe
Ned Fox Is My Manny: Abby Elliott, Lucy Punch
The New Normal: Justin Bartha, Georgia King
The Newsroom: Terry Crews
Next Caller Please: Collette Wolfe, Joy Osmanski
Partners: Brandon Routh, Lucy Davis, Elizabeth Regen
Penoza: Lee Tergesen
Prairie Dogs: Dayo Okeniyi
Ray Donovan: Peter Jacobson
Revolution: Graham Rogers, Tracy Spiradakos, Anna Lise Phillips
The Selection: Aimee Teegarden, Ethan Peck
Trooper: Mira Sorvino, Jay Hernandez
The Walking Dead: David Morrissey
White Van Man: Edi Gathegi, Johnny Pemberton
Widow Detective: Elyes Gabel
Untitled Adam Sztykiel comedy: James Earl III, Amanda Crew
Untitled Ben Falcone comedy: Rachael Harris
Untitiled CBS cowboy drama: Dennis Quaid, Michael Chiklis
Untitled Greg Berlanti/Greg Malins pilot: Greg Grunberg, Bryan Greenberg, Ryan Gaul
Untitled Hilary Winston comedy: Mena Suvari, Kyle Howard
Untitled Jimmy Fallon comedy: Zach Cregger
Untitled Josh Berman/Rob Wright mob medical drama: James Carpinello, Jesse Lee Soffer
Untitled Kari Lizer comedy: Mary McCormack
Untitled Louis CK comedy: Ashley Tisdale
Untitled Mandy Moore comedy: Erinn Hayes
Untitled Nick Stoller comedy: Brie Larson
Untitled Roland Emmerich drama: Martin Landau

(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