Caffeine – April 5th Edition

Happy Easter to those celebrating! Let’s get you some news before we send you off on your egg hunts …

Premiere dates:
May 30th: The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe
June 1st: Devious Maids
June 8th: Major Crimes, Murder in the First
June 16th: Rizzoli & Isles, Proof
June 19th: Killjoys
June 21st: The Last Ship (two hours)
June 28th: Falling Skies
August 17th: Public Morals
August 25th: Legends

Season finale dates:
April 20th: Scorpion
April 30th: Mom
May 1st: Blue Bloods
May 3rd: Madam Secretary
May 5th: Person of Interest
May 6th: Criminal Minds
May 7th: The Big Bang Theory
May 8th: Hawaii Five-0 (two hours)
May 10th: The Good Wife
May 12th: NCIS, NCIS: New Orleans
May 13th: CSI: Cyber (two hours)
May 14th: The Odd Couple (one hour), Elementary
May 18th: 2 Broke Girls, Mike and Molly, Stalker, NCIS: LA
May 24th: Battle Creek

Renewed: New Girl, The Americans, House of Lies, Bloodline, House of Cards

Next in our apparently endless series of reboots: Netflix is working on Fuller House, and ABC is developing a new Muppet Show!

This isn’t official as of yet, but according to David Duchovny, Mitch Pileggi and William B. Davis will also be returning to The X-Files. Or maybe he was just assuming! It’s unclear.

Ordered to series:
ABC Family: Cassandra Clare adaptation Shadowhunters
BBC: Postwar drama Close to the Enemy
CMT: Billy Ray Cyrus comedy Still the King
Discovery: Miniseries Harley-Davidson
IFC: Hockey comedy Benders
Investigation Discovery: Ripped-from-the-headlines miniseries Serial Thriller
Netflix: 1980s supernatural drama Montauk

In development:
Amazon: Greg Iles thriller adaptation Natchez Burning, Scandinavian mystery adaptation The Boy in the Suitcase
EuropaCorp TV USA: Dramas These Final Hours and Bulletproof
Free@Last TV: An adaptation of Deanna Raybourn’s Lady Julia mysteries
Google: Game-based sci-fi mystery Ingress
HBO: Sci-fi series Captain Cosmos from George R.R. Martin
History Channel: Vietnam drama The Boys of ’67
Jesse Collins Entertainment: YA adaptation Catwalk
Sony: A Kevin James sitcom

Kevin Hooks will direct Mandela miniseries Madiba for BET.

Showrunner Eric Lodal has left Murder in the First.

New showrunners:
Marvel’s Luke Cage: Cheo Hodari Coker

Promoted to series regular:
The Blacklist: Hisham Tawfiq
Not Safe for Work: Cheri Oteri
Tyrant: Sibylla Deen

Guest stars!
Doctor Who: Maisie Williams
Mistresses: Emmanuelle Vaugier
New Girl: Anna George
Revenge: Tom Amandes

Law & Order: SVU: Dann Florek, Andre Braugher

Arrow/Flash spinoff: Arthur Darvill, Ciara Renee
Banshee: Ana Ayora
Close to the Enemy: Jim Sturgess, Freddie Highmore, Charlotte Riley, Phoebe Fox, August Diehl
From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series: Jeff Fahey
The Girlfriend Experience: Mary Lynn Rajskub
The Half of It: David Del Rio
Minority Report: Zhane Hall
Mistresses: Brian White
Quarry: Mustafa Shakir
Shades of Blue: Hampton Fluker
Super Clyde: Annaleigh Ashford
Take It from Us: Japheth Gordon, Joey Pollari, Brenda Song
Tyrant: Omar Maskati
Untitled Dan O’Shannon pilot: Tracy Spiridakos
Untitled Johnny Knoxville pilot: Dave Koechner

(Image courtesy of TNT.)

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