Caffeine – December 7th Edition

Happy Sunday! We’ve got a flurry of news before the (hopefully) quiet holiday season, including a bunch of spring premiere dates . . .

Premiere dates:
January 13th: Parks and Recreation
January 17th: The Musketeers
February 19th: The Odd Couple
February 27th: House of Cards
March 1st: Battle Creek
March 4th: CSI: Cyber
March 15th: The Royals
March 31st: The Dovekeepers, Younger

The Parks and Recreation series finale will air on February 24th, and the Two and a Half Men series finale will air on February 19th.

The Lost Girl midseason finale will air on Showcase on January 25th.

Renewed: Legends, Almost Royal, Doll and Em

Agent Carter is getting a two-hour premiere.

CBS has ordered two more episodes of The McCarthys.

Ordered to series:
HBO: A Martin Scorsese-Mick Jagger 1970s rock drama
UP: Police/family drama Ties That Bind

Pilot orders:
AMC: Comic adaptation Preacher
TruTV: Comedy Those Who Can’t

In development:
ABC: Female-led FBI drama Ascension
CW: A hip-hop drama from John Wells
Fox: Comedy Frauds
HBO: Comedy adaptation Quick Shots of False Hope
NBC: An adaptation of clone novel Imitation, a late-night host comedy starring Lauren Graham
Party Over Here: Danny Pudi comedy The Tyler Zone
Slingshot Global Media: A Route 66 remake
Starz: Jazz drama Storyville
Universal Cable Prods: A miniseries based on documentary Dear Zachary

Pilot directors:
Damien: Shekhar Kapur

Guest stars!
Castle: Audrey Marie Anderson
Girl Meets World: Rider Strong, William Daniels, William Russ, Will Friedle
Hawaii Five-0: Melina Kanakaredes
iZombie: Steven Weber
Major Crimes: Annie Potts
Melissa & Joey: Brian Baumgartner
Nurse Jackie: Chris Elliott
Young & Hungry: Miguel Pinzon

Arrow: Manu Bennett
Castle: Annie Wersching
Parenthood: Sarah Ramos

Bates Motel: Joshua Leonard
Blunt Talk: Timm Sharp
Codes of Conduct: Helena Bonham Carter, Rebecca Hall
Damien: Bradley James
The Following: Gbenga Akinnagbe
Jessica Jones: Krysten Ritter
The Last Man on Earth: January Jones, Kristen Schaal, Mel Rodriguez, Cleopatra Coleman
Lumen: Wynn Everett
The Magicians: Jason Ralph, Sosie Bacon, Summer Bishil
Marry Me: Ana Ortiz
Mr. Robinson: Peri Gilpin, Brandon T. Jackson
The Musketeers: Marc Warren
Shannara: Aaron Jakubenko
Sleepy Hollow: Steven Weber
True Detective: C.S. Lee, Afemo Omilami, Chris Kerson, Emily Rios, Ronnie Gene Blevins, Timothy V. Murphy
The Walking Dead companion series: Cliff Curtis, Frank Dillane, Alicia Debnam Carey
Untitled TBS vacation comedy: Natalie Zea, Ashley Gerasimovich, Liam Carroll

(Image courtesy of NBC.)

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