Caffeine – May 6th Edition

Caffeine – May 6th Edition

Happy Sunday! It’s that time of year – renewals are starting to be announced in waves. Any news on your favorites yet? Read on . . .

Political Animals will premiere on July 15.

Renewed: Supernatural, The Vampire Diaries, 90210, Girls, Veep, Southland, The Borgias.

Flashpoint will end with season five.

The last two episodes of Best Friends Forever will air on June 1. And How to Be a Gentleman will burn off the rest of its episodes on Saturdays, starting May 26.

NBC is talking about launching some fall shows in August. We’ll have more on this if and when it’s confirmed.

HBO has picked up True Detective to series.

Interesting: TBS might pick up Cougar Town if ABC drops it.

Netflix is talking about reviving Jericho. Huh.

In development…
Two drama pilots picked up at AMC.
A Michael Bay pirate series at Starz.
At E!, a whole bunch of scripted series that actually sound really interesting.
A Bill Bellamy comedy, Mr. Box Office.

The Corrections is dead at HBO.

Guest stars!
Burn Notice: William Mapother
Drop Dead Diva: Faith Prince, Madchen Amick
Grey’s Anatomy: Mary Lynn Rajskub, Patrick Fischler
L.A. Noir: Haley Strode
Law & Order: SVU: Peter Jacobson, Brooke Smith, Pippa Black, Eric Ladin
Rewind: Jeff Fahey, David Cronenberg
Royal Pains: Judy Greer
Single Ladies: Alana de la Garza
Suits: John Finn

Returns:
Law & Order: SVU: Dean Winters

Casting:
Bounce: Charlotte Ross
Jane by Design: Teri Hatcher
L.A. Noir: Jeffrey DeMunn, Andrew Rothenberg
Political Animals: Adrian Pasdar
Spartacus: Anna Hutchison, Jenna Lind, Gwendoline Taylor

(Photo courtesy of HBO.)

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