Caffeine – April 8th Edition

Caffeine – April 8th Edition

Happy Easter to those celebrating, and I hope the rest of you are having a great weekend! Let’s get down to business so I can go help my mother with brunch for fifteen . . .

Premiere dates:

May 24: Rookie Blue
June 10: True Blood
June 24: The Newsroom
(Sources: 1, 2)

Finale dates:

May 17: Awake
(Sources: 1)

Breaking Bad is splitting its final season.

Sara Gamble is leaving Supernatural and will be replaced as co-showrunner by Jeremy Carver.

In development:
Rob Thomas, Ira Glass, and Owen Wilson are teaming up on an HBO pilot. I find this equally startling and exciting.
There’s a series based on Allen Quatermain, the character who inspired Indiana Jones.
VH1 is working on a scripted show, Bounce.
Bravo has two new scripted projects.

Campbell Scott and Brooke D’Orsay have been promoted to series regulars on Royal Pains.

Guest stars!
Anger Management: Mikaela Hoover
Army Wives: Patti LuPone, Anna Chlumsky
Awkward: Kris Polaha
Castle: Tahmoh Penikett
Chicago Fire: Rahm Emanuel
Grey’s Anatomy: William Daniels
Grimm: Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio
Mad Men: Madchen Amick
NCIS: Richard Schiff
Untitled Louis CK pilot: Ryan Hansen

Returns:
Burn Notice: Seth Peterson
Castle: Judith Scott
CSI: NY: Nadia & Talia Hartounian
Once Upon a Time: Emilie De Ravin, Kristin Bauer van Straten

Casting:
1600 Penn: Martha MacIsaac (replacing Brittany Snow)
American Horror Story: Adam Levine, now confirmed
Being Mary Jane: Lisa Vidal
Boardwalk Empire: Chris Caldovino
Bounce: Taylour Paige, Dean Kain, Kimberly Elise, Valery Ortiz, Katherine Bailess
Counter Culture: Briga Heelan
Covert Affairs: Richard Coyle
CSI: Peri Gilpin
Cult: Andrew Leeds
Downwardly Mobile: Jason Antoon, Kendra Jain, Hector Duran
Friend Me: Nicholas Braun, Dan Ahdoot, Chris Mintz-Plasse
Hemlock Grove: Landon Liboiron, Penelope Mitchell
In Living Color: Josh Duvendeck, Kali Hawk, Jennifer Bartels, Jermaine Fowler, Lilrel Howery
The L.A. Complex: Alan Thicke, Krista Allen
Malibu Country: Jeffrey Nordling
The Mentalist: Emmanuelle Chriqui
Single Ladies: Cassandra Freeman
Sons of Anarchy: Jimmy Smits
Young Man on Campus: Jacob Latimore, Eric D. Hill, Jr., Terri Vaughn, Dondre Whitfield, Vanessa S. Simmons
Untitled Greg Malins/Greg Berlanti comedy: David Walton (replacing Bryan Greenberg)
Untitled Kari Lizer pilot: Horatio Sanz
Untitled Martin Lawrence pilot: John Amos, Ethan Suplee, Sydney Park, Colleen Smith

(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