Caffeine – May 27th Edition

Happy Memorial Day to our U.S. readers, and happy Sunday to everyone else! Let’s get through this so we can all head to the beach.

AMC premiere dates: July 15 for Breaking Bad; August 12 for Hell on Wheels.

Renewed: Rules of Engagement. Somehow.

Canceled: Sanctuary.

Hulu has a new slate of original and imported shows you should check out.

ReelzChannel will air Pillars of the Earth sequel World Without End.

In development:
HBO: A Charlie Kaufman/Catherine Keener comedy.
TVLand has ordered some pilots.
Lifetime is working on Clarice, because Hannibal just isn’t enough.

Tim Kring is making a web series related to Touch.

Apparently Amazon might pick up Pan Am. Maybe.

Rebounding might be . . . rebounding.

New showrunners: Dan Sterling & Brent Forrester to The Office; Mark Hudis to True Blood; Jim Parriott to Nashville; Ric Swartzlander to Cougar Town.

A whole lot of people are leaving Smash: Raza Jaffrey, Jaime Cepero, Brian d’Arcy James, Will Chase.

Seth Gabel will not be a regular in season five of Fringe.

Gillian Zinser is leaving 90210.

A bunch of new series are recasting things.

Guest stars!
Drop Dead Diva: Joan Rivers
Leverage: Ronny Cox, Fred Ward
Pretty Little Liars: Vanessa Ray
Psych: Christopher Lloyd, Lesley Ann Warren, Martin Mull
Suits: Scott Grimes, Matthew Glave, Peter Outerbridge

Animal Practice: JoAnna Garcia
Californication: Sarah Wynter
Dexter: Jason Gedrick
Homeland: Tim Guinee
Mockingbird Lane: Mason Cook
Vikings: Gabriel Byrne

(Photo courtesy of AMC.)

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