Caffeine – May 5th Edition

Happy Sunday! It was a relatively slow news week, but don’t worry: The next few weeks will more than make up for it.

Drop Dead Diva will premiere on June 23rd.

Netflix’s next original series, Orange Is the New Black, will be online on July 11th. And British series The Fall (starring Gillian Anderson) is coming to Netflix U.S. on May 28th.

Renewed: Orphan Black, Dallas, Rectify, Veep

TNT has ordered more episodes of Major Crimes and Perception.

New showrunners:
Cougar Town: Blake McCormick
Revenge: Sunil Nayar

Dwayne Johnson is working on an HBO pilot with Mark Wahlberg.

AMC has a few projects from Scott Free in development.

Jo Nesbo has a ten-part crime series in development at Yellow Bird.

Spike is returning to scripted programming.

Tyler Blackburn is moving from Pretty Little Liars to spinoff Ravenswood.

Guest stars!
Arrested Development: John Krasinski
The Exes: Cat Deeley
Perception: Kevin Weisman
Royal Pains: Danny Pudi, Claire Coffee, Stephen Spinella
The Soul Man: Jamie Kennedy

American Horror Story: Coven: Gabourey Sidibe
Downton Abbey: Gary Carr
Drop Dead Diva: Justin Deeley
The Fosters: Alex Saxon
King & Maxwell: Catherine Bell
Major Crimes: Tom Berenger
Played: Vincent Walsh
The Spoils of Babylon: Tobey Maguire, Kristen Wiig, Haley Joel Osment
Twisted: Christopher Cousins
Untitled Matt Nix comedy: Billy Crystal

(Image courtesy of Lifetime.)

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