Caffeine: August 26th Edition

Happy Sunday! Ready for All The News? Here we go!

End of an era: This will be The Office‘s final season.

Doctor Who will premiere on September 1 on BBC America.

Michael J. Fox’s new show has landed at NBC, which has ordered it directly to series.

Renewed: Single Ladies, Continuum

Arrested Development will debut on Netflix in the spring.

ABC Family is launching a Pretty Little Liars web series.

Theoretically The Killing might be not quite dead. But it probably is.

In development:
ABC: Two semi-autobiographical family comedies; a new version of the failed Only Fools and Horses pilot; a family comedy from 30 Rock producers; a pandemic thriller; an FBI profiler soap; a mother/daughter sleuth drama; an ATF agent drama; a dysfunctional family comedy
ABC Family: pilots from Jennifer Lopez & Gavin Polone
BBC: Wolf Hall (YAY!)
BET: A rapper/blogger comedy
CBS is rebooting Have Gun – Will Travel with David Mamet. They’ve also got a comedy based on an Atlantic cover story because why not?
CW: JFK Jr. solving crimes? Um, okay!
FOX: Mo Mandel’s sibling comedy; a comedy for the Michalka sisters; a cop comedy from some Parks & Rec folk; a sports show comedy; a relationship comedy and a Florida Keys cop drama; a pediatrics family comedy and another family comedy
NBC: A contemporary Cyrano story set in the world of political campaigns; a comedy about a newly sober woman; a destination wedding comedy from Justin Spitzer
Showtime: A Marti Noxon divorce comedy
Space Channel (Canada) has a female werewolf drama.
Syfy: A Blake’s 7 remake

Lionsgate is developing a drama based on a lacrosse book.

Bryan Cranston will direct an episode of The Office.

There are new showrunners at Animal Practice and Nashville.

Maulik Pancholy is leaving Whitney and returning to 30 Rock.

Promoted to series regular:
The Big Bang Theory: Kevin Sussman
The New Normal: Jayson Blair

Guest stars!
90210: Denise Richards, Nelly Furtado
Beauty and the Beast: Madchen Amick
Ben & Kate: Rob Corddry, Lindsay Sloane
CSI: NY: Neal McDonough
Go On: Bob Costas, Michael Vartan
Grimm: Kristina Anapau
Hawaii Five-0: T.I., Arielle Kebbel, Robbie Amell, Terrence Howard
The Mentalist: Dove Cameron
The Mob Doctor: Timothy Busfield
Necessary Roughness: Joe Theismann
Person of Interest: Paloma Guzman
Psych: Garcelle Beauvais
Shameless: Lori Petty
Up All Night: Rob Huebel

Hart of Dixie: Mircea Monroe
The Mentalist: William Forsythe, Samaire Armstrong, Malcolm McDowell, Gregory Itzin, Michael Gaston, Pruitt Taylor Vince

Arrow: Jessica de Gouw
Brothers-in-Law: Kelen Coleman
CSI: NY: Brooklyn Silzer
Falling Skies: Robert Sean Leonard, Gloria Reuben, Doug Jones
The Farm: Matt Jones, Tom Bower, Thomas Middleditch
Game of Thrones: Ed Skrein
The Goodwin Games: Janina Gavankar
Grey’s Anatomy: Tessa Ferrer
Hannibal: Hettienne Park
I’m Not Dead Yet: Missi Pyle, Elliot Gould
Low Winter Sun: Sprague Grayden
Men at Work: Maz Jobrani
The Motive: Kristin Lehman
Paging Dr. Freed: Kyle Howard, Joel David Moore
Partners: Jillian Bell
Portlandia: Chloe Sevigny
Red Widow: Goran Visnjic
The Secret Lives of Wives: Salli Richardson-Whitfield
The Walking Dead: Dallas Roberts
Untitled AMC legal thriller: Paul Schneider

(Image courtesy of BBC America.)

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