Caffeine – April 15th Edition

Caffeine – April 15th Edition

Good morning! It seems like we’re finally in a bit of a news lull, but don’t worry: upfronts are next month.

FOX has pulled Breaking In again. Sad.

Premiere Dates:

July 2: Web Therapy
August 17: Boss
(Sources: 1, 2)

Renewed: Game of Thrones, Glee, New Girl, Raising Hope, The Game, Let’s Stay Together, Reed Between the Lines.

The Office may be getting a reboot.

Development news:
HBO is developing a show based on Phillip Kerr’s Bernie Gunther detective novels set in 1930s Germany. Trust me, this is good news. These books are great.
BBC America is co-producing a miniseries based on Alan Furst’s Spies of Warsaw starring David Tennant. Whee!
ReelzChannel has acquired its second original series, XIII, about a secret operative whose memory has been erased.
A cop drama starring Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson, directed by the director of Jane Eyre? I am intrigued.
Disney XD has picked up Crash and Bernstein. And the Disney Channel has picked up something called Dog with a Blog. Hee.
AMC is working on comic-based Thief of Thieves from the producers of The Walking Dead.
Vince Vaughn is producing an S&M series for FX. I don’t even know what to say about that, so I’ll just leave it there.
HBO is developing Royal.
BET has picked up Second Generation Wayans.
Showtime is considering a Californication spinoff.

Lauren Cohan has been promoted to series regular on The Walking Dead.

Guest stars!
30 Rock: Donald Glover
Anger Management: Denise Richards
The Big Bang Theory: Casey Sander
CSI: Brooke Nevin
Happily Divorced: Rosie O’Donnell, Dan Aykroyd
Hot in Cleveland: James Denton
Law & Order: SVU: James Van Der Beek
Leverage: Treat Williams
The Mentalist: Kenny Johnson
The Newsroom: Jesse Eisenberg
Nurse Jackie: Carmelo Anthony

Returns:
Desperate Housewives: Dana Delaney
Doctor Who: Alex Kingston

Casting:
American Horror Story: Lizzie Brochere
Army Wives: Skyler Day
Banshee: Lili Simmons
Being Mary Jane: Latarsha Rose, Omari Hardwick
Covert Affairs: Sarah Clarke (replacing Rebecca Creskoff)
Downwardly Mobile: Tricia O’Kelley (replacing Salli Richardson)
Hemlock Grove: Freya Tingley, Dougray Scott
Political Animals: Ellen Burstyn
Rewind: Keisha Castle-Hughes, Jennifer Ferrin, Robbie Jones, Keon Mohajeri

(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