Caffeine – February 22nd Edition

Happy Sunday! We’ve got a ton of pilot casting as well as some big name guest stars – Stephen Colbert! Dick Van Dyke! Lena Dunham!

Renewed: The Tunnel, Mozart in the Jungle

The April 18th premiere of Orphan Black will be broadcast on all AMC Networks channels.

Ordered to series:
Amazon: The Man in the High Castle, Mad Dogs, The New Yorker Presents
BBC: A Nick Hornby adaptation of Love, Nina, Anthony Horowitz crime thriller New Blood

Pilot orders:
Fox: DC Comics drama Lucifer
HBO: Jenji Kohan historical drama New World

In development:
ABC Family: Supernatural crime drama Sketchy
NBC: Marijuana comedy Buds from Adam and Naomi Scott
Universal Cable Productions: Comics adaptation Dreadstar

Gail Katz has acquired TV (and film) rights to game The Settlers of Catan.

Pilots not going forward:
MTV: Self Promotion
USA Network: Evil Men

New EPs/showrunners:
Crossing Lines: Frank Spotnitz
The Jim Gaffigan Show: Jeff Lowell
Untitled HBO Scorsese/Jagger rock ‘n’ roll drama: Allen Coulter

Pilot directors:
Back to Back: Oliver Hirschbiegel
Dr. Ken: Scott Ellis
Family of the Year: Todd Holland
New World: Gus Van Sant
Untitled Johnny Knoxville comedy: Michael Fresco

Leaving their shows:
Orange Is the New Black: Jason Biggs

Guest stars!
Arrow: Doug Jones
Doctor Who: Clare Higgins, Jaye Griffiths
How to Get Away with Murder: Tom Everett Scott
The Middle: Dick Van Dyke
The Mindy Project: Stephen Colbert
Scandal: Lena Dunham

Doctor Who: Michelle Gomez, Jemma Redgrave, Kelly Hunter
Glee: Jonathan Groff and a ton of other people
Grimm: Jacqueline Toboni

Ash Vs. Evil Dead: Jill Marie Jones
Blindspot: Jaimie Alexander, Sullivan Stapleton, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Rob Brown, Audrey Esparza, Ukweli Roach
Boom: Scott Michael Foster
Broad Squad: Charlotte Spencer
Chicago Med: Laurie Holden
The Clan of the Cave Bear: Hal Ozsan, Johnny Ward
Code Black: Marcia Gay Harden
Crossing Lines: Elizabeth Mitchell, Goran Visnjic, Stuart Martin, Naomi Battrick
Damien: Omid Abtahi
Delores & Jermaine: Whoopi Goldberg
Devious Maids: Christian de la Fuente
Dominion: Simon Merrells
Doubt: Dule Hill, Kobi Libii
Dr. Del: John Hawkes
Dr. Ken: Albert Tsai, Dave Foley
Endgame: Philip Winchester
Family of the Year: Jay R. Ferguson, Matthew Shively, Bebe Wood
Fantasy Life: Utkarsh Ambudkar
Game of Silence: Michael Raymond-James, Larenz Tate
The Half of It: Christine Ko
Halt and Catch Fire: Aleksa Palladino, Mark O’Brien
LFE: Ana Kayne
Life in Pieces: Dianne Wiest, Zoe Lister Jones, Thomas Sadoski, Angelique Cabral
Living on Video: Charlie Rowe (replacing Tyler Ross)
Love Is a Four Letter Word: Rockmond Dunbar
Marvel’s A.K.A. Jessica Jones: Eka Darville, Erin Moriarty, Wil Traval
Mix: Camille Guaty
Outsiders: Gillian Alexy
Quantico: Graham Rogers
Sharing: Stephen Schneider, Jack Carpenter
Strange Calls: Patrick Brammall
Supergirl: Laura Benanti
Superstore: Lauren Ash
Take It from Us: Stacey Farber
Taxi-22: Chris Smith, Lenny Venito, Sahr Ngaujah
Telenovela: Jose Moreno Brooks
Unveiled: Stephan James
Untitled Bernie Madoff drama: Richard Dreyfuss
Untitled Jenna Bans drama: Liam James
Untitled John Stamos comedy: Josh Peck
Untitled Monica Potter comedy: Eddie Cibrian, Donald Faison, Josh Hopkins, Rory Scovel
Untitled NBA comedy: Skylar Astin, Jami Gertz
Untitled Todd Harthan drama: Morris Chestnut

(Image courtesy of Amazon.)

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