Caffeine – May 20th Edition

Happy Sunday! We had tons of TV news all week as the networks made their fall announcements, so we’re not going to repeat all of what we’ve already said, because then we’d be here all day. So if you haven’t had a look at our network-by-network rundowns of fall schedules and new shows, check them out now: ABC, CBS, The CW, FOX, and NBC. Now let’s see what else happened this week!

Premiere dates:

July 23: Warehouse 13, Alphas
September 21: Haven
September 30: Call the Midwife
October 7: Upstairs Downstairs
(Sources: 1, 2, 3

The Eureka series finale will air on July 16.

Lost Girl is moving to Fridays at 10 as of July 20. And Whitney and Community are moving to Friday as of June 8.

Canceled: Breakout Kings, iCarly, I Just Want My Pants Back.

NBC has gone back and forth on this a couple times, but for now they’re saying yes, 30 Rock‘s next season will be its last.

Dan Harmon has been replaced as Community showrunner by David Guarascio and Moses Port. And Bill Lawrence and Kevin Biegel are stepping down from the day-to-day running of Cougar Town, though they’ll still be involved with the show.

Development news:
Several cable networks announced their development slates this week. Check out what might be coming up on TNT, USA, TBS, Adult Swim.
NBC has picked up a pirate show to series.
Still alive at the CW: The Selection and two comedies.
FX is working on a bank robbery family drama with Tim Roth and Alexander Cary.
HBO is working on a 1980s Wall Street comedy, which seems like . . . slightly odd timing, no?
ABC has several Marvel projects in development.
The BBC has given a series order to The Ladies’ Paradise.

We told you last week that Unforgettable was canceled, but apparently TNT and Lifetime are both considering resurrecting it.

Promoted to series regular: Noah Bean on Nikita; Betsy Sodaro on Animal Practice.

Leaving their shows (some of these are due to character deaths this week, so warning: spoilers!): Chyler Leigh, Kim Raver, Tia Mowry, Pooch Hall

In case you were worried: Ryan Murphy says all the Glee regulars will be back, though not necessarily all for 22 episodes.

Guest stars!
Burn Notice: Richard Burgi
Drop Dead Diva: Lorraine Toussaint
Glee: Sarah Jessica Parker, Kate Hudson

White Collar: Gloria Votsis

Breaking Bad: Jesse Plemons
Girls: Donald Glover
Haven: Kate Kelton, Dorian Missick
Sons of Anarchy: Harold Perrineau

(Photo courtesy of Syfy.)

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