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 Castle and Bunheads for The Televixen. She's on staff at Vampire-Diaries.net and writes about other TV shows, books, and more at her blog. She'd love to talk to you on Twitter: @katelinnea