Caffeine – August 17th Catch-Up Edition

And we’re back! Thanks for your patience during my brief summer hiatus. Let’s catch up on all the news!

Premiere dates:
September 3: The League
September 11: Haven
September 12: Z Nation
October 5: Homeland (2-hour premiere)
October 12: The Affair
November 15: The Missing
November 24: Ascension
May 25: Texas Rising

Renewed: Outlander, Undateable, Switched at Birth, The Leftovers, Rogue (for two seasons), Suits, Welcome to Sweden, Girl Meets World, Hit the Floor, The Soul Man

Cancelled: Twisted, Black Box, Kirstie

Netflix has acquired British crime drama Happy Valley.

DirecTV has acquired British comedy Uncle.

Amazon’s third pilot season launches on August 28th. Here are this season’s pilots.

Much of the Veronica Mars cast is returning for web series Play It Again, Dick, which will premiere the week of Sepetember 15th.

Showrunner Ed Bernero has left State of Affairs.

Lone Scherfig will now direct Astronaut Wives Club.

Ordered to series:
Starz: Organic farming drama One Percent
Syfy: A miniseries adaptation of Arthur C. Clarke’s Childhood’s End
TV Land: Comedy The Gaffigan Show
WGN America: Appalachian drama Titans

Pilot orders:
CBS: Medical crisis drama Austen’s Razor
USA Network: Alien drama Colony

In development:
ABC Family: Financial meltdown drama Debt from Ellen Pompeo
ABC Studios: A Connor Hines comedy
Amazon Studios: Biblical drama Promised Land
CBS: A Lord & Miller friendship comedy, Will Arnett-produced comedy How Not to Calm a Child on a Plane
Fox 21: An adaptation of British crime series Inside Men
IDW: Douglas Adams’s Dirk Gently series
Lifetime: A Marilyn Monroe miniseries
NBC: Robin Hood & Marian musical event series, a 1970s music series from Adam Levine, a comedy about a female boss from Hilary Winston, a Bill Cosby comedy
Showtime: A dating comedy
Spike TV: A modern The Count of Monte Cristo
Starz: An adaptation of The Kills
Syfy: Futuristic military drama Ghost Brigades
TV Land: A friendship/roommate comedy
USA Network: A 1960s Skull and Bones drama
WGN America: Underground Railroad drama Underground

Leaving their shows:
Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce: Janeane Garofalo

Promoted to series regular:
Power: JR Ramirez
Sirens: Josh Segarra, Bill Nunn

Guest stars!
About a Boy: Jacob Hopkins
Alpha House: Janel Moloney, Bradley Whitford
Anger Management: Brant Daugherty
Arrow: Charlotte Ross, David Cubitt
Backstrom: Lolita Davidovich, Angelique Cabral, Eddie McClintock
The Blacklist: Krysten Ritter
Bones: Chad Michael Collins
Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Terrell Owens, Kyra Sedgwick, Jenny Slate
Castle: Chad Michael Collins
Constantine: Joelle Carter
Criminal Minds: Alicia Coppola
CSI: Bella Thorne
Elementary: Michael Chernus, Jacob Pitts
The Flash: Robert Knepper
Galavant: John Stamos, Hugh Bonneville
Girls: Spike Jonze
The Goldbergs: Ana Gasteyer, David Spade
Grey’s Anatomy: Geena Davis
Hart of Dixie: Brent Bailey
Homeland: Art Malik
House of Cards: members of Pussy Riot
How to Get Away with Murder: Ana Ortiz
The Mindy Project: Rob McElhenny
The Mysteries of Laura: Gilles Marini
NCIS: Tony Gonzalez, Adam Campbell
New Girl: Reid Scott
Revenge: Yeardley Smith
Rizzoli & Isles: Brent Bailey
Royal Pains: Danny Masterson, Khloe Kardashian, Scott Disick, Sonia Braga
The Royals: Joan Collins
Scandal: Kelen Coleman, Mary McCormack, Josh Randall
Scorpion: Mykelti Williamson
Sons of Anarchy: Lea Michele

CSI: Patricia Arquette
Elementary: Rich Sommer
Grey’s Anatomy: Kate Burton
The Mentalist: Morena Baccarin
Parenthood: Tyson Ritter, Betsy Brandt
Royal Pains: Kyle Howard
White Collar: Ross McCall

12 Monkeys: Lyriq Bent, Todd Stashwick, Demore Barnes, Romina D’Ugo
American Crime: David Hoflin, Julin Works
American Horror Story: Freak Show: Jyoti Amge, Patti LaBelle
Anger Management: Michael Gross
Aquarius: Claire Holt
Arrow: J.R. Ramirez
Bad Judge: Ryan Hansen, Ryan McPartlin
Bitten: Tammy Isbelle, Tommie-Amber Pirie, Kiara Glasco
The Blacklist: Lee Tergesen, Mozhan Marno
Blue Bloods: Holt McCallany, Bill Irwin, LaTanya Richardson
The Brink: Jaime Alexander, Bernard White, Carla Gugino, John Larroquette, Cass Bugge
Chicago PD: Brian Geraghty
Constantine: Michael James Shaw
Cristela: Justine Lupe
CSI: Mark Valley
CSI: Cyber: James an Der Beek, Peter MacNicol
Down Dog: Josh Casaubon
Downton Abbey: Oliver and Zac Barker, Fifi Hart
The Flash: Clancy Brown
The Following: Zuleikha Robinson
Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce: Alanna Ubach, Matthew Glave, Virginia Williams
Girls: Jake Lacy
God Fearing Man: Michael C. Hall
The Good Wife: Connie Nielsen
Gotham: David Zayas
Grace and Frankie: Brooklyn Decker, Ethan Embry
Ground Floor: Emily Heller
Helix: Steven Weber, Matt Long
Homeland: Mark Moses, Nimrat Kaur
How to Get Away with Murder: Alysia Reiner
Impastor: David Rasche
iZombie: Aly Michalka
Jane the Virgin: Michael Rady, Bridget Regan, Azie Tesfai
The Lottery: William Mapother
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Henry Simmons, Kyle MacLachlan, Simon Kassianides
Members Only: Natalie Zea
The Messengers: Navid Negahban, Lauren Bowles
Nashville: Derek Hough, Alexa Vega, Brette Taylor, Laura Benanti
New Girl: Kaitlin Olson
The Odd Couple: Yvette Nicole Brown
Once Upon a Time: John Rhys-Davies, Tyler Jacob Moore
Orange Is the New Black: Mike Birbiglia, Blair Brown
The Originals: Colin Woodell
Person of Interest: Monique Curnen
Powers: Eddie Izzard, Noah Taylor, Olesya Rulin
Resurrection: Donna Murphy
Revenge: Elena Satine
Rizzoli & Isles: Idara Victor
Scream: Bex Taylor-Klaus, Bobby Campo, Connor Weil, Joel Gretsch, Willa Fitzgerald, John Karna, Carlson Young, Amadeus Serafini
Secrets and Lies: Michael Beach, Benjamin Ciaramello
Selfie: Giacomo Gianniotti
Shameless: Patrick Fischler
Show Me a Hero: Catherine Keener, Oscar Isaac, James Belushi, Terry Kinney, Michael Stahl-David
Sleepy Hollow: Aunjanue Ellis
Sons of Anarchy: Mathew St. Patrick
Stalker: Warren Kole
State of Affairs: David Harbour
Tut: Avan Jogia
Un-Real: JR Bourne, Siobhan Williams
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Andy Ridings, Dylan Gelula
We Hate Paul Revere: Ron Livingston
Westworld: Miranda Otto, Thandie Newton, Ed Harris, James Marsden, Eddie Rouse, Demetrius Grosse, Kyle Bornheimer, Currie Graham, Lena Georgas, Steven Ogg, Timothy Lee DePriest, Jeffrey Wright, Shannon Woodward, Rodrigo Santoro, Ingrid Bolso Berdal, Angela Sarafyan, Simon Quarterman

(Image courtesy of Syfy.)

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