Caffeine – February 23rd Edition

Happy Sunday! We’ve got a ton of casting news this week, as pilot casting is in full swing. Which ones will actually make it to our TVs? We’ll see!

Renewed: Getting On, Shameless, House of Lies

Akiva Schaffer will direct the season finale of Brooklyn Nine-Nine.

Ordered to series:
Bravo: Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce
NBC: Event miniseries Heroes: Reborn (yep, that Heroes), Jennifer Lopez FBI drama Shades of Blue

Pilot orders:
CBS: A backdoor pilot of a CSI spinoff focusing on technology and cyber crimes

In development:
A&E: Angel drama The 36
Spike: Donald Trump feud event series The War at the Shore
TNT: A series based on the Librarian movies

National Geographic Channel is not going forward with series Act of Valor.

Pilot directors:
Damaged Goods: Declan Lowney
Flesh and Bone: David Michod
Red Zone: James Foley
Selfie: Julie Anne Robinson
Sober Companion: Don Scardino
Tooken: Tristram Shapeero
Two to Go: Craig Zisk
Untitled Kevin Williamson drama: Liz Friedlander

Neve Campbell has left pilot Guilt by Association.

Promoted to series regular:
Being Mary Jane: Stephen Bishop
Happyland: Ryan Rottman

Guest stars!
The Crazy Ones: Marilu Henner
Drop Dead Diva: Janel Parrish
Franklin & Bash: Mike Tyson, John Michael Higgins
The Goldbergs: Thomas Lennon, Bryan Callen
Last Man Standing: Michael Gross
Law & Order: SVU: Questlove
The Mindy Project: Tim Daly
Playing House: Ryan McPartlin
Ray Donovan: Kip Pardue
When Calls the Heart: James Brolin

Mike & Molly: Susan Sarandon
Once Upon a Time: Meghan Ory
Parenthood: Sarah Ramos

A to Z: Henry Zebrowski
Agatha: Meta Golding, Jee Young Han
Agent X: Geoffrey Blake
American Crime: Richard Cabral, Johnny Ortiz
Bad Judge: Tone Bell
Bambi Cottages: Molly Shannon
Battle Creek: Kal Penn
Benched: Jolene Purdy
Clementine: Nick Gehlfuss, Kathleen Munroe
Constantine: Matt Ryan
Dead Boss: Cedric Yarborough
Empire: Terrence Howard
Exposed: Sandrine Holt, Pedro Pascal, Peter De Jersey
Forever: Judd Hirsch, Ioan Gruffudd
Gotham: Jada Pinkett Smith
Here’s Your Damn Family: Jon Heder, Natasha Bassett
Hieroglyph: Caroline Ford, Antony Bunsee
Intruders: Tory Kittles
Keep It Together: Amber Stevens, Kevin Hart
Lifesaver: Christian Borle
Manhattan: Olivia Williams
Marry Me: Tim Meadows
The Mistake: Julianna Guill
Mission Control: Malcolm Barrett, Jonathan Slavin, Krysten Ritter
The Mysteries of Laura: Debra Messing, Laz Alonso
NCIS: New Orleans: Paige Turco
Odyssey: Treat Williams
Old Soul: Greta Lee, Nick Thune
One Big Happy: Elisha Cuthbert
Proof: Edi Gathegi, Caroline Rose Kaplan
Ray Donovan: Wendell Pierce
Red Band Society: Charlie Rowe, Rebecca Rittenhouse, Zoe Levin
Saint Francis: Paget Brewster
Sea of Fire: Zoe Soul, Keir Gilchrist, Kevin G. Schmidt
Secrets & Lies: KaDee Strickland
Selfie: Karen Gillan
Sober Companion: Ally Maki
Supernatural: Tribes: Nathaniel Buzolic, Lucien Laviscount
Tribeca: Deon Cole
Two to Go: Christine Woods, Michael Stahl-David
Under the Dome: Sherry Stringfield
The Vampire Diaries: Heather Hemmens, Chris Brochu, Raffi Barsoumian
The Visitors: Derek Webster, Barry Sloane, Catalina Denis, Kyle Harrison Breitkopf, Milo Ventimiglia
Warriors: Don Hany, Steve Kazee, Hampton Fluker, Justina Machado, Morena Baccarin
Weird Loners: Nate Torrence, Becki Newton
The Winklers: Domenick Lombardozzi, Eva Amurri Martino
ZKZ: Jacinda Barrett
Untitled Anthony Anderson pilot: Tracee Ellis Ross
Untitled Wall Street drama: Charlie Cox

(Image courtesy of HBO.)

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