Caffeine – April 24th Edition

Good morning and Happy Easter, to those who celebrate! It was a fairly quiet news week, so I actually got caught up. Yay. And a milestone: Pilot casting is winding down and show pickups are being announced, so instead of putting pilot updates in their own section, they’re now getting entries like any other show. They’re growing up so quickly!

Go ahead and get attached to Game of ThronesHBO renewed it already.

Already cancelled: The Paul Reiser Show. Chaos is all but gone, too.

The creators of Blue Bloods have left the show, apparently because CBS wants to make it less character-driven. Sad.

Among the millions of other upcoming guest stars on The Office: Jim Carrey. Meanwhile, Condoleezza Rice will guest star on 30 Rock.

Intriguing news for In Plain Sight fans: Actress Mary McCormack is pregnant, and main character Mary Shannon will be too. I have no idea who the father will be, but I hope this means that we get to see Marshall playing with a baby on a regular basis, because that would be the cutest thing ever. On the other hand, Emily Deschanel’s pregnancy will probably not be written into Bones.

Fascinating: RPM Miami, a bilingual drama, premieres in May.

Premiere dates: The Glades comes back on June 5. On BBC America, Outcasts starts June 18 and Bedlam October 8. And here’s the summer lineup for FX.

Masi Oka is collaborating on a pilot for SyFy about parallel universes. Could be interesting. And Chris Colfer has sold a pilot to the Disney Channel.

HBO is making a series out of Neil Gaiman’s American Gods. And of recent Pulitzer winner A Visit from the Goon Squad.

And in other “beloved fantasy books being made into shows” news: Dragonriders of Pern.

ABC Family has picked up Jane by Design to series.

I almost can’t muster enough interest in this to finish typing this sentence, but in case you care, Cedric the Entertainer is getting his own spinoff of Hot in Cleveland.

Jessalyn Gilsig is returning to Glee.

Hooray! Alan Cumming signed on for three more seasons of The Good Wife.

Kelsey Grammer’s new series Boss will be directed by Gus van Sant. (Some more casting information is at that link too.)

The new Dallas will have even more people from the old Dallas.

Missing will star Cliff Curtis.

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