Caffeine – August 28th Edition

Happy Sunday! I hope everyone in Irene’s path is staying safe. My power flickered several times while I was putting this together, but it hasn’t gone out entirely. Yet. Onward!

Breaking In is back from the almost-dead! That is good news for fans and does not exactly bode well for FOX’s faith in its new comedies.

Everything I like has been renewed this week! Well, not everything, but The Hour and White Collar.

Summer is almost over, so we have Syfy’s season finale dates – September 19: Eureka, September 26: Alphas, September 30: Haven, October 3: Warehouse 13.

But we have some season premiere dates to make up for it!
USA Network – October 12: Psych (9 episodes), November 1: Covert Affairs (6 episodes), November 3: Burn Notice (6 episodes).
TNT – November 27: Leverage, November 28: The Closer, January 17: Southland.
Syfy – October 7: Sanctuary.

A&E has officially picked up Longmire.

Various interesting prospective new shows were announced this week. (Remember, these are not guaranteed to make it to air.) The Rock has an eighties wrestling drama. The Supernatural creator has a Deadman adaptation. Shonda Rhimes has a drama in 1895 New York, about which I’m cautiously thrilled. ABC has a Jekyll and Hyde thing. Shawn Ryan has a futuristic thriller. TBS has a Breckin Meyer show about a magazine. The people who brought us Friday Night Lights have a female-centric Western. NBC has an Office-style show about an elementary school. Showtime has mobster demons and other stuff.

Suits has lost its showrunner.

Guest stars!

Alphas: John Pyper-Ferguson.

American Horror Story: Zachary Quinto.

Bones: Ben Savage.

Covert Affairs: Nina Kronjager.

Fringe: Stephen Root, Romy Rosemont, Ayre Gross.

Grey’s Anatomy: Debbie Allen.

Harry’s Law: Jason Alexander.

Hart of Dixie: Mircea Monroe.

Hawaii Five-0: Greg Grunberg, Meredith Monroe.

Last Man Standing: Cassandra Peterson.

Law & Order: SVU: Carmelo Anthony.

The Middle: Chord Overstreet.

NCIS: Jamie Lee Curtis.

Perception: Krista Allen.

Pretty Little Liars: Anthony Tyler Quinn.

Prime Suspect: Jay Mohr.

Raising Hope: Richard Dean Anderson.

Rizzoli & Isles: Lisa LoCicero.

The Secret Circle: Chris Zylka.

Up All Night: Will Forte.


Being Human: Mark Pellegrino.

The Good Wife: Dylan Baker.

NCIS: Robert Wagner, Ralph Waite.


American Horror Story Lily Rabe.

Castle: Kristin Lehman.

Charlie’s Angels: Isaiah Mustafa.

The Firm: Tricia Helfer, Shaun Majumder.

Game of Thrones: Lucian Msamati, Nonso Anozie, Laura Pradelska, Patrick Malahide.

Little in Common: Heather Graham.

Longmire: Katee Sackhoff (She was in the pilot, and now signed onto the series after its pickup).

Once Upon a Time: Alan Dale.

Over/Under: Giancarlo Esposito.

Parenthood: D.B. Woodside.

Perception: Jamie Bamber.

Ringer: Billy Miller.

Vodka/Chelsea: Ali Wong.

Photo Courtesy of USA

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