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 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