Caffeine – April 1st Edition

Caffeine – April 1st Edition

Happy April! No April Fool’s jokes here, I promise. All of the following news is true, to the best of my knowledge . . .

Premiere dates:

May 9: White Heat
June 20: Inside Men
August 19: Copper
(Sources: 1, 2)

Renewed: FOX’s Bones, BBC’s Being Human, Borgia (not to be confused with The Borgias),

Warning for GCB fans: there will be new episodes at both 9 and 10 next week, April 8.

Startling news of the week: They’re resurrecting Yes, Prime Minister.

Netflix has thought better of that Terra Nova idea. They may or may not still be considering The River. Or was it Alcatraz? I’ve lost track.

Development news:
AMC is working on an historical football drama that sounds really fascinating.
Steven Bochco and Entertainment One are working on a new sci-fi series, Evolution.
HBO is developing a series based on the novel The Madonnas of Echo Park.
An FX cop drama from Philip Seymour Hoffman? Huh. Okay.

USA Network is passing on Wild Card and Over/Under.

Eva Longoria has joined Devious Maids, but as an executive producer, not an actress.

Billy Burke has been recast and is now the lead in the pilot formerly known as Revolution.

Michelle Borth has been promoted to series regular on Hawaii Five-0.

Charlie Sheen claims that his dad will play his dad on his new show at some point, but this looks far from official.

Guest stars!
Breaking In: Perrey Reeves, Aly Michalka
Burn Notice: Faran Tahir
Criminal Minds: Candy Clark
Drop Dead Diva: Serena Williams
Glee: Whoopi Goldberg, Lindsay Lohan
Grey’s Anatomy: Jordan Belfi
Grimm: Roger Bart
Hot in Cleveland: David Spade
House: Patrick Stump
Nikita: Cameron Daddo
Suits: Margo Martindale, Rachael Harris
Touch: Ian Gomez
Unforgettable: Elias Koteas
Untitled Jimmy Fallon pilot: Sara Rue

Returns:
30 Rock: Cheyenne Jackson, Elizabeth Banks
CSI: Conor O’Farrell
Rizzoli & Isles: Chaz Palminteri, Ed Begley Jr., Chris Vance, Jacqueline Bisset, John Doman, Colin Egglesfield
The Vampire Diaries: Sara Canning

Casting:
1600 Penn: Benjamin Stockham
666 Park Avenue: Erik Palladino
Alphas: Erin Way
Banshee: Ben Cross, Ryann Shane
Chelsea General: Jonathan Silverman
Counter Culture: Ken Howard
Covert Affairs: Rebecca Creskoff, Daniella Alonso
Da Vinci’s Demons: Laura Haddock
Defiance: Graham Greene
Enlightened: Dermot Mulroney
The Fall: Jamie Dornan
The First Family: Marla Gibbs, Gladys Knight, Jackee Harry, Michael D. Roberts, John Witherspoon, Paul Rodriguez, Kellita Smith, Christopher B. Duncan, Khylin Rhambo, Yara Shahidi, Sayeed Shahidi, Layla Crawford, Lee Reherman, John Eric Bentley, Tucker Smallwood, Casey Sander, Tom Virtue, Adam Kulbersh
For Better or Worse: Bobbi Kristina Brown
Go On: Bill Cobbs
The Goodwin Games: Melissa Tang
Le Grand: Jean Reno
House of Cards: Michel Gill, Sandrine Holt, Mahershala Ali
Let It Go: Camille Guaty
Like Father: Alexis Knapp
Mad Men: Ben Feldman
Malibu Country: Jai Rodriguez
Mockingbird Lane: Charity Wakefield
Mr. Selfridge: Jeremy Piven
Necessary Roughness: Gaius Charles
The New Normal: NeNe Leakes
Notorious: Laz Alonso
Penoza: Erin Cahill
Rizzoli & Isles: Eddie Cibrian
Shelter: Trent Ford, Zachary Abel, Malese Jow
Single Ladies: Ricky Whittle
The Smart One: Nestor Carbonell
Suits: David Costabile
Untitled FOX teen spy pilot: Greg Ellis
Untitled Martin Lawrence pilot: Regina Hall
Untitled pilot formerly known as Revolution: David Lyons

(Photo courtesy of the BBC.)

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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