Caffeine – April 14th Edition

Happy Sunday! We’ve missed a few weeks of news because of Easter and my travel schedule, so we’ve got a lot to catch up on . . .

Premiere dates:
May 26: Arrested Development
May 27: The Glades, Longmire
June 2: The Killing
June 6: Burn Notice, Graceland
June 7: Continuum
June 8: Sinbad, Primeval: New World, Being Human (U.K.)
June 12: Royal Pains, Necessary Roughness
June 13: Sullivan & Son
June 14: Magic City
June 16: True Blood
June 19: Franklin & Bash
June 23: Devious Maids
June 25: Rizzoli & Isles, Perception
July 14: The Newsroom
July 16: Covert Affairs, Suits
July 22: Web Therapy
August 3: In the Flesh

Renewed: Elementary, Person of Interest, NCIS: LA, The Good Wife, Mike & Molly, 2 Broke Girls, The Mentalist, Hawaii Five-0, Blue Bloods, Justified, Legit, It’s Always Sunny, The League (with the three comedies moving to new network FXX), Cougar Town, Game of Thrones, Vikings, Being Human (U.S.), The Game, Let’s Stay Together, Bates Motel

Pulled from the CW’s schedule: Cult

Arrested Development is now getting 15 episodes.

The entire 13-episode run of Zero Hour will air on Saturdays starting June 15th.

Don’t worry: Jason Dohring has now signed on for the Veronica Mars movie.

AMC is reportedly considering a Breaking Bad spinoff.

Series orders:
A&E: Those Who Kill
BBC America: Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell
BET: Being Mary Jane
Centric: First Family, Mr. Box Office
FX: Limited series Fargo
NickMom: Instant Mom
Starz: Fortitude
Syfy: A horror anthology series from Jamie Foxx

The Girlfriend in a Coma pilot has been pushed.

Pilot orders:
Adult Swim: Hole to Hole
Cinemax: Quarry
FX: How and Why, Chozen
HBO: Ryan Murphy’s Open
Syfy: Bryan Fuller’s High Moon

IFC has ordered several pilots and put a bunch more shows into development.

In development:
Bravo has announced a big development slate including some scripted series.
Cinemax has an adaptation of Australian drama The Straits.
FX has limited series Conquistadors, Mayflower, Grand Hotel, Mad Dogs, Sutton, They Marched Into Sunlight
History Channel has a Revolutionary War miniseries and Houdini miniseries.
Martin Scorsese is developing a Gangs of New York series.
Simon Beaufoy is adapting Len Deighton’s spy novels.
Simon Cowell (?!?) is working on a Victorian drama.
Starz has Vietnam drama Airborne.
Syfy has a plane crash thriller, Ringworld and Childhood’s End miniseries, a gated community thriller, space dramas and more.
Tony Krantz is working on Saboteurs, about France in World War II. Oooh.

Pilot directors:
The Leftovers: Peter Berg
Murder in the First: Tommy Schlamme
Once Upon a Time in Wonderland: Ralph Hemecker

Christopher Abbott has reportedly left Girls.

David Marciano has left Homeland and is developing a cable drama.

Carter MacIntyre will not return to Drop Dead Diva.

The Walking Dead has promoted Chad Coleman, Sonequa Martin-Green, and Emily Kinney to series regular for next season, with Melissa Ponzio returning as a recurring guest star.

Guest stars!
2 Broke Girls: Tim Bagley, Jennifer Elise Cox
Anger Management: Mircea Monroe
Blue Bloods: Kamar de los Reyes
Castle: Ioan Gruffudd
Criminal Minds: Mark Hamill
CSI: Tim Matheson, Annabella Sciorra
Dallas: Sam Anderson
Elementary: Natalie Dormer
The Exes: Jodi Lyn O’Keefe, Leslie Jordan
Girls: Richard E. Grant
Glee: Katey Sagal
The Good Wife: Michael Bloomberg
Grey’s Anatomy: Hilarie Burton
HIMYM: Casey Wilson
Law & Order: SVU: Eion Bailey
Melissa & Joey: Shannon Elizabeth, Marla Sokoloff
NCIS: John M. Jackson, Colin Hanks
Necessary Roughness: Johanna Braddy
New Girl: Taylor Swift
Nikita: Jessica Camacho
Perception: Reid Scott
Ray Donovan: Rosanna Arquette
Scandal: John Barrowman
Twisted: Keiko Agena
Two and a Half Men: Hilary Duff, Marilu Henner
The Vampire Diaries: Scott Parks
Web Therapy: Steve Carell, Billy Crystal, Chelsea Handler, Megan Mullally, Sara Gilbert, Nina Garcia
Westside: Jessica Lu
Wilfred: Lance Reddick

CSI: Tangie Ambrose
Dexter: Yvonne Strahovski
The Exes: Diedrich Bader
Law & Order: SVU: Kathryn Erbe
NCIS: Muse Watson
Sons of Anarchy: Drea de Matteo
True Blood: Anna Camp
The Vampire Diaries: Steven R. McQueen

Banshee: Julian Sands, Tatanka Means
Bitten: Greg Bryk, Greyston Holt, Paul Greene
Boardwalk Empire: Patricia Arquette
Brenda Forever: David Krumholtz
Californication: Michael Imperioli
Chicago Fire spinoff: Kelly Blatz, Melissa Sagemiller, Tania Raymonde, Scott Eastwood
Copper: Alfre Woodard
Dads: Vanessa Lachey
Divorce: A Love Story: Amy Aquino
The Exes: Lisa Ann Walter
The Fosters: Bianca Santos
Friends with Better Lives: Ian Gomez
Girl Meets World: Jackee Harry
Glee: Patty Duke, Meredith Baxter
Hell on Wheels: Jennifer Ferrin
Hit the Floor: Valery Ortiz
Lucky 7: Matt Long
Mad Men: James Wolk
The Missionary: Gayle Rankin
Mr. Sloane: Nick Frost, Olivia Colman, Ophelia Lovibond, Peter Serafinowicz, Lawry Lewin
Murder in the First: Steven Weber, Mimi Kirkland, Bess Rous
NCIS: Marina Sirtis
Necessary Roughness: David Andrews, Jonathan Keltz
Once Upon a Time in Wonderland: Sophie Lowe, Peter Gadiot, Paul Reubens, Emma Rigby, Michael Socha
Oxygen: Maggie Elizabeth Jones
Royal Pains: Laura Benanti
S.H.I.E.L.D.: J. August Richards
The Smoke: Jamie Bamber
The Surgeon General: Christopher Thornton
Switched at Birth: Matt Kane
True Blood: Karolina Wydra, Luke Grimes
Twisted: Daya Vaidya, T.J. Ramini
Undateable: Briga Heelan (replacing Aly Michalka)
Under the Dome: Ned Bellamy
Untitled Debra Messing comedy: Michael Nathanson, Maggie Elizabeth Jones
Untitled John Mulaney comedy: Nasim Pedrad, Seaton Smith
Untitled Sean Hayes pilot: Vik Sahay
Untitled Tad Quill comedy: Matthew Broderick, Kristin Chenoweth

(Image courtesy of HBO.)

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