Caffeine – May 13th Edition

Caffeine – May 13th Edition

The news is breaking fast and furious in the days before the networks’ upfront presentations; this column is so late today because more announcements kept coming every time I thought I was done. As I was finishing this version, NBC announced their schedule for next year, so we’re going to hold that for a series of posts we’re doing on each network’s new schedule. Look for the first later today!

Big news for Penny Can fans! Cougar Town is moving to TBS.

Renewed:
ABC: Castle, Grey’s Anatomy, Revenge, Once Upon a Time, Modern Family, Suburgatory, The Middle, Happy Endings, Private Practice, Body of Proof, Scandal, Don’t Trust the B—- in Apt 23, Last Man Standing
CBS: Two and a Half Men, CSI: NY
CW: Gossip Girl (for a final season), Nikita, Hart of Dixie
FOX: Touch
Lifetime: The Client List
NBC: Law & Order: SVU, Parenthood, 30 Rock, Community, Parks and Recreation, Up All Night, Whitney, The Office

Cancelled:
ABC: GCB, Pan Am, Missing, The River
CBS: Rob, A Gifted Man, Unforgettable, NYC 22, CSI: Miami
CW: The Secret Circle, Ringer
FOX: Alcatraz, The Finder, Breaking In, I Hate My Teenage Daughter
NBC: Harry’s Law, Awake, Bent, BFF, Are You There, Chelsea?

Pilots picked up to series:
ABC: Last Resort, Red Widow, Mistresses, 666 Park Ave., Zero Hour, Nashville, How to Live with Your Parents for the Rest of Your Life, Malibu Country, The Neighbors, Comeback Jack/Family Tools
CBS: Partners, Friend Me, Elementary, Vegas, Made in Jersey, Golden Boy
CW: Arrow, The Carrie Diaries, Cult, Beauty and the Beast, First Cut
DirecTV: Rogue
FOX: The Following, The Mob Doctor, The Mindy Project, Ben & Kate, The Goodwin Games
NBC: Save Me, 1600 Penn, Animal Practice, Revolution, The New Normal, Chicago Fire, Guys with Kids, Notorious, Do No Harm, Next Caller
TNT: Monday Mornings

Pilots not going forward include:
CW: Joey Dakota, Shelter, The Selection
FOX: Rebounding, El Jefe, Prodigy Bully, Little Brother, Let It Go, Like Father, Living Loaded
TNT: Tin Star

And new show development doesn’t stop:
ABC Family: The Keys (with Ashley Tisdale)
FX: Female serial killer drama Heartsick

Doing some recasting: Animal Practice, Infamous

Tyler James Williams has been promoted to series regular in Go On.

Guest stars!
30 Rock: Cornel West
Bunheads: Biff Yeagar
Drop Dead Diva: Abby Lee Miller, Ian Gomez
Leverage: Matthew Lillard
Men at Work: Josh Hopkins, Christopher Masterson, Kevin Pollack

Casting:
American Horror Story: James Cromwell
Californication: Johann Urb, Maggie Grace
Damages: M. Emmet Walsh
Political Animals: Dylan Baker
Psych: Parminder Nagra
Royal Pains: Kat Foster
Underemployed: Charlie Weber
Vikings: George Blagden
White Collar: Treat Williams

(Photo courtesy of ABC.)

About Kate

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