Caffeine – August 19th Edition

Happy Sunday! Sorry for my absence last week – but it means we have a ridiculous amount of news for you this week. Ready?

Renewed: Perception, Switched at Birth, Baby Daddy, Melissa and Joey

More episodes ordered: Bunheads

Cancelled: Jane by Design, Victorious

Big development news: ABC is developing a live-action Marvel series and Joss Whedon is involved.

Picked up to series:
BET: Gabrielle Union news anchor drama
FX: Cold War spy drama The Americans
HBO: Christopher Guest’s comedy Family Tree, starring Chris O’Dowd

In development:
ABC: A Romeo & Juliet drama from McG, Finn & Sawyer, family drama The Outsiders, supernatural mystery Gothica, a Sara Gemble/Greg Berlanti medical drama, an adaptation of British comedy Spy, a Matt Gross neurosurgeon drama, comedy Dumb F*ck
BET: A Kelly Rowland relationship blogger comedy
CBS: A firefighter comedy starring David Walton, a Kari Lizer comedy, a legal drama from Danny Strong and David O. Russell, an adaptation of novel A Welcome Grave, medical drama Island Practice, a medical drama about clinical trials
Disney XD: A Zach Fox comedy
FX: A crime and music drama from Dr. Dre
FOX: A series based on The Beach, Couple Time, a law firm romantic comedy from Jason Katims
HBO: An adaptation of British comedy Getting On, Buda Bridge
Lifetime: Stalker drama Whisper of Fear
NBC: A Secret Service thriller, a Freakonomics procedural, a comedy about high school friends reuniting, a Cleopatra drama, a supervillain drama, a New Orleans Gothic thriller, a Stephen Levinson/Mark Wahlberg legal drama, an international crime drama
Showtime: A female-centered mob drama from Jodie Foster
Syfy: Space drama Clandestine

Being shopped to the networks: Michael J. Fox’s return to TV, and a cop comedy from Parks and Rec producers.

Debbie Allen, Chandra Wilson, and Kevin McKidd will be directing again on Grey’s Anatomy. And Thomas Gibson will direct an episode of Criminal Minds.

Family Tools has a new showrunner.

Samm Levine has been upped to recurring on Do No Harm, and Ron Yuan on Golden Boy. Shelley Hennig has been promoted to recurring on Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous.

Kristin Chenoweth is leaving The Good Wife following her injury.

Guest stars!
90210: Ryan Lochte
Apt 23: Busy Philipps, Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Frankie Muniz
Ben & Kate: Vernee Watson, Tom Wright
Castle: Jodi Lyn O’Keefe
Community: Matt Lucas, Malcolm McDowell
Criminal Minds: Ray Wise
Doctor Who: Richard E. Grant, Tom Ward
Elementary: Craig Bierko, Molly Price
The Exes: Dot-Marie Jones, Zach Braff
The Good Wife: Annabella Sciorra
Grey’s Anatomy: Tina Majorino
Happy Endings: Rachael Harris
Hawaii Five-0: Kendall Jenner, Ving Rhames
Hot in Cleveland: Alan Dale
Last Resort: Michael Mosley
Law & Order: SVU: Kathryn Erbe
Made in Jersey: Enver Gjokaj
Men at Work: Sarah Wright
The Mindy Project: Amar’e Stoudemire, Baron Davis, Danny Granger
Modern Family: Wendi McLendon-Covey
NCIS: Michael Des Barres, Billy Dee Williams
Necessary Roughness: Jeffrey Nordling
New Girl: Parker Posey, Raymond Barry, Keenyah Hill
Pretty Little Liars: Brandon W. Jones
Raising Hope: Chris Klein, Jenny Slate
Revolution: Jeff Fahey
Royal Pains: Brooke Lyons
Scandal: Steven Bailey
Smash: Sheryl Lee Ralph
Suburgatory: H. Jon Benjamin
Suits: Aarti Mann
Touch: Ayelet Zurer
Two and a Half Men: Michael Bolton, Miley Cyrus
Up All Night: Rachel Dratch
White Collar: Emily Procter, Pablo Schreiber

Glee: Whoopi Goldberg, Samuel Larsen, Alex Newell
Gossip Girl: Yin Chang, Tamara Feldman
How I Met Your Mother: Bob Odenkirk

Last Man Standing: Jordan Masterson for Nick Jonas, Amanda Fuller for Alexandra Krosney, Flynn Morrison for toddlers Luke and Evan Kruntchev
Revenge: Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa for Hiroyuki Sanada

666 Park Avenue: Aubrey Dollar, Mili Avital, Mike Doyle, Enrique Murciano, Wendy Moniz
Apt 23: Ben Lawson
Arrested Development: John Slattery
Arrow: John Barrowman, Byron Mann, Emily Bett Rickards
Banshee: Odette Annable
Brothers-in-Law: Geoff Pierson, Jay Mohr, Ellen Woglom
Chicago Fire: Shiri Appleby
Cracked: Luisa d’Oliveira, Dayo Ade, Karen LeBlanc
Cult: Ben Hollingsworth
The Farm (The Office spinoff): Majandra Delfino, Blake Garrett
Game of Thrones: Ciaran Hinds
Girls: Shiri Appleby
Golden Boy: Odette Annable
The Good Wife: Miriam Shor
Grimm: Michael Grant Terry
Hannibal: Lara Jean Chorostecki
Happy Endings: Rob Corddry
Hart of Dixie: Laura Bell Bundy
How I Met Your Mother: Thomas Lennon
I’m Not Dead Yet: Ben Falcone
Low Winter Sun: Lennie James
Men at Work: Peri Gilpin
The Mindy Project: Tommy Dewey
Mistresses: Mike Dopud
The Mob Doctor: John Benjamin Hickey, Shohreh Aghashloo
Package Deal: Harland Williams, Jay Malone, Randal Edwards, Julia Voth
Parks and Recreation: Lucy Lawless
Raising Hope: Wilmer Valderrama
Reed Between the Lines: Charlie Robinson, Tony Rock, Michole White
Revenge: Dilshad Vadsaria, JR Bourne, Michael Nardelli
Scandal: Norm Lewis, Patrick Fischler
Smash: Daniel Sunjata, Sean Hayes
Touch: Said Taghmaoui, Adam Campbell, Ray Santiago
The Vampire Diaries: Phoebe Tonkin, David Alpay
Vegas: Sarah Jones
Rob Greenberg comedy (formerly Ex-Men): Tony Shalhoub
Untitled AMC legal thriller: Joe Anderson, Marin Ireland

(Photo courtesy of TNT.)

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