Caffeine – February 8th Edition

Happy Sunday! We’ve got a bunch of renewals, including a show brought back after cancellation for the second time¬†…

Premiere dates:
April 29th: The Casual Vacancy
May 3rd: Penny Dreadful (a week later than originally planned)

Renewed: The Blacklist, Chicago Fire, Chicago P.D., Law & Order: SVU, Grimm, Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce, Being Mary Jane

A&E is resurrecting Unforgettable, which was already canceled and resurrected once.

NBC is apparently considering resurrecting the original Law & Order as a limited series.

The McCarthys has been pulled from the CBS schedule, though it is not yet officially canceled.

The Chicago Med planted spinoff episode will be Episode 19 of Chicago Fire.

Andrew McCarthy will direct three episodes of The Blacklist.

The Big Bang Theory has set a Carol Ann Susi tribute episode.

Ordered to series:
Cinemax: Post-Vietnam War drama Quarry
Netflix: Baz Luhrmann and Shawn Ryan 1970s musical drama The Get Down
OWN: A drama based on novel Queen Sugar from Ava DuVernay and Oprah Winfrey
USA Network: Alien occupation drama Colony

Pilot orders:
ABC: An Uncle Buck comedy, Fortune Feimster gay gym teacher comedy Family Fortune
The CW: A Tales from the Darkside reboot, Julie Plec disaster drama Cordon, ghost drama Dead People, prep school espionage drama Cheerleader Death Squad
FOX: Post-college comedy Cooper Barrett’s Guide to Surviving Life
HBO: Issa Rae comedy Insecure
NBC: A politically incorrect office comedy

In development:
AMC: Post-war fast food comedy Fast Boys
MTV: A feminist comedy from Jill Soloway
Netflix: A Legend of Zelda live action series.

Liz Tigelaar has joined Hulu’s Casual as EP.

Pilot directors:
The Advocate: Michael M. Robin
Broad Squad: Coky Giedroyc
Game of Silence: Niels Arden Oplev
Joe Time: James Burrows
LA Crime: Tom Shankland
Limitless: Marc Webb
People Are Talking: Pam Fryman
Runner: Michael Offer
Telenovela: Steve Pink
Warrior: Phillip Noyce
Untitled Dan O’Shannon comedy: Pam Fryman
Untitled Dana Klein working mom comedy: Pam Fryman
Untitled Suzanne Martin comedy: James Burrows

Leaving their shows:
New Girl: Damon Wayans, Jr.

Guest stars!
2 Broke Girls: Sandra Bernhard
Angie Tribeca: Amy Smart
The Big Bang Theory: Nathan Fillion
The Blacklist: Amanda Plummer
Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Garret Dillahunt
Empire: Jennifer Hudson, Rita Ora
The Following: Megalyn Echikunwoke
Girl Meets World: Trina McGee, Blake Clark
Law & Order: SVU: Marcia Cross, Robert Vaughn, Susie Essman, Mercedes Ruehl
The Mindy Project: Laverne Cox
Young & Hungry: Kylie Minogue

Mistresses: Justin Hartley
Once Upon a Time: Rebecca Mader

American Crime Story: Courtney B. Vance
Angie Tribeca: David Koechner
Billions: Malin Akerman
Casual: Michaela Watkins, Tara Lynne Barr
Criminal Minds spinoff: Daniel Henney
Defiance: Lee Tergesen, Conrad Coates, Nichole Galicia
Devious Maids: Naya Rivera
Divorce: Thomas Haden Church, Molly Shannon, Talia Balsam
Fresh Off the Boat: Paul Scheer
Gotham: Milo Ventimiglia
Halt and Catch Fire: James Cromwell
Hit the Floor: Billy Baldwin, Lynn Whitfield, Andy Buckley, Jonathan Bennett
How We Live: Lindsay Price, Chris Klein, Jared Gertner
The Last Man on Earth: Boris Kodjoe
Life in Pieces: Colin Hanks
Mamma Dallas: Augustus Prew, Paul Fitzgerald, Mary Catherine Garrison, Nico Tortorella
Marvel’s A.K.A. Jessica Jones: Carrie-Anne Moss
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Luke Mitchell
Mistresses: Rob Mayes
Quality Time: Gillian Vigman, Alexie Gilmore, Jessica Meraz
Scream Queens: Billie Lourd
Shaq, Inc.: Meryl Hathaway, Miles Fisher, Matty Cardarople, Carl Anthony Payne
Stalker: Mira Sorvino
Warrior: Will Yun Lee
Welcome to Sweden: Neve Campbell
Untitled Dana Klein pilot: Jenna Elfman

(Image courtesy of BBC One.)

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