Caffeine – August 5th Edition

I know we’re all distracted by the Olympics this week, but we’ve got tons of news coming out of TCA! Here we go . . .

The Weeds series finale will air on September 16.

Girls and Enlightened will return in January. We’ll let you know when we have an exact date.

The Big C will have a final season of four one-hour episodes.

Josh Charles will direct an episode of The Good Wife this season.

The second miniseries of American Horror Story will be called American Horror Story: Asylum.

Picked up to series: Nick at Nite’s Wendell and Vinnie

Pilots ordered:
CBS: Backstrom, an adaptation of Swedish crime novels, from Hart Hanson
Lifetime: HR (Yes, it’s what it sounds like.)
Nickolodeon: Spinoffs of iCarly and Victorious; three comedies, including one starring Tia Mowry
Syfy: Proof from M. Night Shyamalan & Marti Noxon; High Moon from Bryan Fuller

In development:
ABC bought a Texas militia drama.
CBS and Vince Vaughn are rebooting The Brady Bunch. Yes, really. CBS is also working on a sitcom with Dan Harmon.
FOX has a buddy comedy based on an Israeli show, an upstairs/downstairs aircraft carrier drama, and a high-concept cop drama.
NBC is still thinking about its Army doctors pilot, and it bought a United Nations drama. It’s also working on a brother comedy from Seth Meyers and a hotel drama.
Ricky Martin is developing a show he can star in for NBC Universal.
Showtime has an Aztec drama.
There’s an adaptation of novel Jessica Z.

BBC America is joining the BBC’s new contemporary Musketeers drama.

Hulu is bringing some new international shows to U.S. audiences.

Guest stars!
90210: Jason Thompson
Arrow: Michael Rowe
Blue Bloods: Peter Hermann
Burn Notice: Alon Aboutboul, David Fickas, Angelica Celaya
Castle: Caroline Lagerfelt
Chicago Fire: Jeffrey DeMunn
Criminal Minds: Josh Stamberg
CSI: NY: Peter Horton
The Exes: Amanda Detmer
Gossip Girl: Alexa Chung
Grimm: Josh Stewart
Law & Order: SVU: Roger Bart, Anna Chlumsky, Raul Esparza
Necessary Roughness: Mark Cuban
New Girl: Anna Maria Horsford
Psych: John Kapelos
Two and a Half Men: Brit Morgan
Warehouse 13: Laura Innes
Weeds: Natasha Lyonne
White Collar: Jackson Rathbone

Sammy Adams will perform on 90210.

Drop Dead Diva: Ben Feldman
The Exes: Judith Light
How I Met Your Mother: Joe Manganiello
NCIS: Robert Wagner, Daniel Luis Rivas
The Office: David Denman

90210: Lindsey McKeon, Jessica Parker Kennedy
Body of Proof: Elyes Gabel
Cult: Aisha Hinds
The Following: Annie Parisse
Glee: Melissa Benoist, Becca Tobin
Hannibal: Caroline Dhavernas, Aaron Abrams
Hart of Dixie: Charlie Robinson
Hemlock Grove: Tiio Horn
Hot in Cleveland: Jay Harrington
Last Resort: Jay Karnes, Jay Hernandez
Misfits: Karla Crome, Nathan McMullen
Mistresses: Gary Dourdan
NCIS: LA: Abbie Cobb
Necessary Roughness: Tamara Braun
New Girl: Nelson Franklin
Once Upon a Time: Michael Raymond-James, Colin O’Donoghue
Parenthood: Matt Lauria, Paul McDonald
Peaky Blinders: Cillian Murphy
Raising Hope: Melanie Griffith, Tippi Hedren
Revolution: Derek Webster
Royal Pains: Khotan
Touch: Lukas Haas, Saxon Sharbino, Greg Ellis
Up All Night: Sean Hayes

(Image courtesy of Showtime.)

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