Caffeine – March 4th Edition

Caffeine – March 4th Edition

Happy Sunday! We’ve got a bunch of CW, USA, and FX premiere and finale dates for you, some FOX scheduling shake-ups, and lots of casting notices. Here goes!

Premiere dates!

April 24: The L.A. Complex (CW)
May 11: Common Law (USA)
June 28: Louie, Wilfred, Anger Management (FX)

And finale dates! (These are season finales unless otherwise noted.)

April 4: One Tree Hill series finale (CW)
April 11: Psych (USA)
April 17: Ringer (CW)
May 4: In Plain Sight series finale (USA)
May 10: The Vampire Diaries, The Secret Circle (CW)
May 14: Gossip Girl, Hart of Dixie (CW)
May 15: 90210 (CW)
May 18: Nikita, Supernatural (CW)

FOX is making some scheduling changes: Touch will be on Thursdays at 9 starting on March 15; Bones is moving to Mondays at 8 starting April 2, and House is moving back to 9. And The Finder is moving to Fridays; after the March 8 episode, it will be off until April 6.

Community is returning early – sort of – with online animated shorts. Fun!

Attention Daniel Gillies fans: NBC has officially ordered 13 episodes of Saving Hope for summer.

ABC Family has picked up 8 more episodes of Jane by Design.

Happy Endings has a new webisode series.

James Spader is leaving The Office after this season.

And Lisa Edelstein will not be returning to House for the finale.

BBC America is developing two new shows with the company that makes Misfits. YAY.

TV Land is fast-tracking a comedy about twin brothers.

Alan Ball is stepping down as True Blood showrunner after season five.

George Lopez is producing and starring in a new comedy. And Romeo Miller is making a new musical sitcom.

American Idol alum Haley Reinhart will perform on 90210.

Most of the cast of Downton Abbey has signed on through season five.

Goldie Hawn will no longer star in Viagra Diaries.

Alex O’Loughlin is taking a (hopefully short!) break from Hawaii Five-0 for treatment. Get well soon!

Guest stars!
The Big Bang Theory: Leonard Nimoy’s voice
Bones: Jordan Belfi, Ashley Jones
Castle: Brett Tucker, Charles Shaughnessy, Adam Baldwin
Fairly Legal: Jonathan Keltz
Grimm: David Zayas
Happy Endings: Brian Austin Green
Justified: Adam Arkin
Last Man Standing: Christina Moore
Last Resort: Max Adler
Masters of Sex: Margo Martindale
NCIS: Jocko Sims
Private Practice: Rachel G. Fox
Revenge: Tess Harper
Up All Night: Fred Armisen
Untitled Sarah Silverman pilot: Jeff Goldblum

Returns:
90210: Trevor Donovan, Billy Ray Cyrus
American Horror Story: Jessica Lange, Zachary Quinto, Evan Peters, Sarah Paulson, Lily Rabe
Up All Night: Will Forte, Megan Mullally

Casting:
1600 Penn: Andre Holland
666 Park Avenue: Rachael Taylor
Americana: Ashley Greene, Tiffany Hines, Annabeth Gish
Anger Management: Brett Butler
Animal Kingdom: Amy Huberman
Applebaum: Rachelle Lefevre
Arrow: Paul Blackthorne, Jamey Sheridan
The Asset: Jamie Chung
Baby Daddy: Jean-Luc Bilodeau, Melissa Peterman
Bad Girls: Amy Smart, Karolina Wydra
Banshee: Matt Servitto, Trieste Dunn, Daniel Ross
Beauty and the Beast (ABC edition): F. Murray Abraham, Ruth Bradley
Beauty and the Beast (CW edition): Jay Ryan
The Carrie Diaries: AnnaSophia Robb, Katie Findlay, Ellen Wong, Austin Butler
Chicago Fire: David Eigenberg, Jesse Spencer, Charlie Barnett
Counter Culture: Margo Martindale
County: Norbert Leo Butz
Desperate Housewives: Scott Bakula
Devious Maids: Edy Ganem
DILFs: Jamie-Lynn Sigler
Do No Harm: Phylicia Rashad
Downton Abbey: Cara Theobald, Lucille Sharp
Elementary: Lucy Liu
Enlightened: Molly Shannon
First Cut: Aja Naomi King, Justin Hartley
Gilded Lilys: Matt Lauria
Go On: Suzy Nakamura, Matthew Perry, Julie White
The Goodwin Games: Jake Lacy
Gotham: Barry Sloane
Guilty: Eva Amurri, Cuba Gooding, Jr.
How to Live with Your Parents for the Rest of Your Life: Elizabeth Perkins
El Jefe: Ana Nogueira, Victor Rasuk
Joey Dakota: Amber Stevens, Leah Renee
The Killing: Marin Ireland
Lady Friends: Josh Hopkins, Tymberlee Hill, Minnie Driver
Last Resort: Bruce Davison
Like Father: Erin Daniels
Malibu Country: Sara Rue
Masters of Sex: Caitlin Fitzgerald, Beau Bridges
Midnight Sun: Julia Stiles, Connor O’Farrell, Emma Bell, Daniella Pineda
Nashville: Robert Wisdom, Hayden Panettiere
Ned Fox Is My Manny: Nat Faxon
Next Caller Please: Dane Cook
Notorious: Victor Garber
Only Fools and Horses: Dustin Ybarra, Christopher Lloyd, BJ Bales
Partners: David Krumholtz
Penoza: Luke Goss
Prairie Dogs: Charlotte Newhouse, Cary Elwes
Prodigy Bully: Missi Pyle
Ray Donovan: Johnathon Schaech, Kerris Dorsey, Ambyr Childers
Rebounding: Matt Jones, Aly Michalka
Revolution: Giancarlo Esposito
Scruples: Karine Vanasse
The Secret Circle: John de Lancie
Single Black Female: Gabrielle Union
The Selection: Sean Patrick Thomas
The Smart One: David Arquette
Trooper: Mira Sorvino (officially)
White Van Man: Leah Remini
Zero Hour: Addison Timlin
Untitled Ben Falcone comedy: Judd Hirsch
Untitled FOX teen spy drama: Saxon Sharbino
Untitled Hilary Winston pilot: Sarah Wright
Untitled Kevin Williamson drama: Jeananne Goossen, Nico Tortorella, Natalie Zea
Untitled Louis CK pilot: Dan Byrd
Untitled mafia doctor drama: Jordana Spiro, Jaime Lee Kirchner
Untitled Mandy Moore pilot: Majandra Delfino
Untitled Nick Stoller comedy: Liz Cackowski
Untitled Roland Emmerich drama: Linus Roache, Laila Robins, Monique Gabriela Curnen

(Photo courtesy of USA Network.)

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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