Caffeine – February 15th Edition

Happy Sunday! Pilot casting is ramping up …

Premiere dates:
April 2nd: The Red Road
May 21st: Beauty and the Beast

Renewed: Getting On (for a final season), Portlandia (for two seasons), The Librarians, Banshee, Beauty and the Beast

Cancelled: Melissa & Joey, Ground Floor

Elizabeth Kruger and Craig Shapiro have joined Extant as new showrunners.

Sundance TV has picked up Deutschland 83 for the U.S. market.

Ordered to series:
Cinemax: Robert Kirkman exorcism drama Outcast

Pilot orders:
ABC: Ken Jeong comedy Dr. Ken
Fox: Rob Lowe comedy The Grinder

In development:
ABC Family: Telenovela adaptation Valentina
AMC: An international thriller about a foreign dictator kidnapping an actress
HBO: Supernatural support group drama Incurable, hip-hop radio host comedy Hyena
Showtime: Psychological thriller based on novel You from Greg Berlanti and Sera Gamble
Universal Cable Prods.: An adaptation of Swedish drama Brothers in Crime

Rob Reiner and Andrew Lenchewski are adapting Steve Israel’s The Global War on Morris as a cable comedy.

Ben Stiller is working on an adaptation of Shteyngart’s Super Sad True Love Story.

Pilot directors:
Blindspot: Mark Pellington
Chev & Bev: Ben Taylor
Detour: Jeremy Garelick
Heroes Reborn: Matt Shakman
The King of 7B: David Frankel
LFE: David Slade
Life in Pieces: Jason Winer
Rush Hour: Jon Turteltaub
Strange Calls: Jason Winer
Studio City: Sanaa Hamri
Untitled Sarah Silverman pilot: Charlie McDowell

Pilot showrunners:
The King of 7B: Ben Carlin
Kingmakers: Dan Dworkin & Jay Beattie
LFE: David Marshall Grant

Pilots not going forward:
Showtime: Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
USA Network: Stanistan

Promoted to series regular:
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Adrianne Palicki
Recovery Road: Daniel Franzese
Red Oaks: Alexandra Socha

Guest stars!
Baby Daddy: Reba McEntire
Bones: Linda Lavin
Castle: Linda Park
Cristela: Tim Allen
The Flash: Emily Kinney
The Goldbergs: Diedrich Bader
Jane the Virgin: Nia Vardalos
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Drea de Matteo
The Mindy Project: Kris Jenner
Nashville: Christina Aguilera
Person of Interest: Katheryn Winnick

The Americans: Margo Martindale
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Jaimie Alexander
Person of Interest: Aasif Mandvi

11/22/63: James Franco
Apocalypse Slough: Lloyd Owen
Ash Vs. Evil Dead: Ray Santiago, Dana DeLorenzo
Breed: Shaun Majumder
Casual: Tommy Dewey
Chev & Bev: Ed Oxenbould
Chicago Fire: Warren Christie
Chicago Med: Yaya DaCosta, S. Epatha Merkerson
Cooper Barrett’s Guide to Surviving Life: Meaghan Rath
Criminal Minds spinoff: Daniel Henney
The Curse of the Fuentes Women: Adan Canto, Rachel Ticotin, Katie Sarife
Devious Maids: Nathan Owens
Divorce: Jemaine Clement
Doubt: Laverne Cox
Extant: David Morrissey, Kiersey Clemons
Family Fortune: Annie Potts, John Carroll Lynch
Fantasy Life: Vanessa Williams
Forever: Cuba Gooding Jr.
Frankenstein: Adhir Kalyan
Game of Silence: David Lyons
Joe Time: Duane Martin, Eric Petersen
Life in Pieces: Betsy Brandt
Living on Video: Tyler Ross, Sam Page
Love Is a Four Letter Word: Brian Tee, Cynthia McWilliams, Nadine Velazquez
Minority Report: Daniel London, Li Jun Li
Mistresses: Jennifer Esposito
Mr. Robinson: Meagan Good (replacing Lenora Crichlow)
Once Upon a Time: Agnes Bruckner
People Are Talking: Bresha Webb
Quantico: Tate Ellington
Recovery Road: Jessica Sula (replacing Samantha Logan)
Rogue: Richard Schiff, Sarah Carter, Derek Luke, Bianca Lawson
The Shannara Chronicles: Brooke Williams, Daniel MacPherson, Marcus Vanco
Studio City: Eric McCormack
Super Clyde: Charlie McDermott
Teen Wolf: Cody Christian
Vice Principals: Walton Goggins, Shea Whigham
Warrior: Natalie Martinez, Lance Gross, Andy Allo
Untitled Dana Klein comedy: Matt Letscher
Untitled Jenna Bans drama: Zach Gilford
Untitled Suzanne Martin comedy: Miranda Cosgrove

(Image courtesy of the CW.)

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