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 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