Caffeine – April 20th Edition

Happy Sunday, and happy Easter to those celebrating! I have to get on the road to go see my family, so let’s get right to it . . .

Premiere dates:
June 2: Beauty and the Beast
July 11: Hemlock Grove
July 14: Backpackers, Seed

Renewed: The Americans

If Orange Is the New Black is renewed for a third season, Laura Prepon will reportedly be a regular again.

Ben Savage will direct an episode of Girl Meets World.

Picked up to series:
Pivot: Arctic crime drama Fortitude
Space: Zombie drama Z Nation
TV Land: Sutton Foster/Hilary Duff comedy Younger

Pilot orders:
ABC Family: Paranormal crime procedural Stitchers
TV Land: Comedy Impastor

In development:
Annapurna Pictures: A drama about Greta Garbo and Marlene Dietrich
Carnival Films: Crime drama Freud: The Secret Casebook
EVOS Media: V.C. Andrews’s Daughters of Darkness (as well as a few other adaptations that may or may not be for TV)
Pivot: Comedy Panic Years, dramas Prison Earth and Thirst
WGN America: DC Comics property Scalped

Promoted to series regular:
Banshee: Geno Segers, Afton Williamson

Guest stars!
Bones: Laura Spencer
Glee: Gary Dourdan
Hot in Cleveland: Luke Perry
Nashville: Michelle Obama, Kellie Pickler
Parks and Recreation: Blake Anderson
Signed, Sealed, Delivered: Carol Burnett
Two and a Half Men: Brad Paisley
Unforgettable: Colin Egglesfield

Glee: Heather Morris
Law & Order: SVU: B.D. Wong
Sullivan & Son: Ken Jeong, Billy Gardell

Astronaut Wives Club: Bret Harrison, Aaron McCusker, Dominique McElligott
Being Mary Jane: Gary Dourdan
Covert Affairs: Nazneen Contractor
Cuz-Bros: Ian Gomez
Finding Carter: Jesse Henderson, Jesse Carere, Caleb Ruminer, Vanessa Morgan
Graceland: Coby Ryan McLaughlin
Manhattan: Daniel London
Ray Donovan: Eion Bailey
Salem: Stephen Lang, Sammi Hanratty
Texas Rising: Rhys Coiro, Joe Egender, Jake Busey

(Image courtesy of FX.)

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