Caffeine – April 28th Edition

Caffeine – April 28th Edition

Happy Sunday! Ready for some news?

Premiere dates:
May 12: Family Tree
June 23: Crossing Lines

The CW has picked up Vampire Diaries spinoff The Originals to series.

The Smash finale has been moved to Sunday, May 26th.

Renewed: Chicago Fire, Grimm, Law & Order: SVU, Parenthood, Revolution, Hart of Dixie, Beauty and the Beast, Two and a Half Men (though Angus T. Jones won’t return as a regular), Broadchurch

Sad news: Bomb Girls will not get a third season, though it will wrap up with a TV movie.

Psych has gotten an order for an additional five scripts for season eight, bringing it to thirteen.

News on canceled shows: Unaired episodes of Do No Harm will air Saturday nights starting June 29th. And Zero Hour episodes will also air Saturday nights starting June 15th.

Cult showrunner Rockne S. O’Bannon is moving to Revolution next season.

NBC will air an Office retrospective special before the series finale on May 16th. And they’ve confirmed a bunch of guest stars for the finale.

The Graceland premiere will be available On Demand from April 29th to May 12th if you want to see it early.

BBC3 drama In the Flesh will air on Canada’s Space channel.

Losing their showrunners: Revenge, Malibu Country

ABC Family has picked up Chasing Life to series.

Pilots ordered:
A&E: Whitey
AMC: Line of Sight
MTV: Scream

In development:
ABC Family: Tori Spelling comedy Mystery Girls
Bad Robot: An adaptation of Stephen King’s 11/22/63
E!: A new slate of scripted shows
FX: James Ellroy’s Shakedown
HBO: Guillermo Del Toro’s Monster
James Ellroy: An L.A. Confidential sequel series
USA: Smother

Guest stars!
Castle: Carlos Bernard
Dexter: Julian Sands
Elementary: Arnold Vosloo
The Exes: Grant Show
The Glades: Marilu Henner
The Middle: Jack McBrayer, Dave Foley
Nashville: Marshall Chapman, Brad Paisley
Necessary Roughness: Sinqua Walls
Revenge: Juju Chang
Untitled John Mulaney pilot: Jimmy Fallon

Casting:
Ground Floor: Alexis Knapp
Low Winter Sun: Erika Alexander
The Mindy Project: Xosha Roquemore
Necessary Roughness: Kate Miner, Sam Page
The Strain: Corey Stoll, Kevin Durand
Suits: Max Beesley
Twisted: Jessica Tuck, Robin Givens
The Walking Dead: Larry Gilliard Jr.
Untitled Andrew Gurland pilot: Nat Faxon

(Image courtesy of NBC.)

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