Caffeine – January 13th Edition

Tons of news from TCA this week. Here we go!

Premiere dates:
April 14: Nurse Jackie, The Borgias
April 15: Defiance
April 19: Hemlock Grove
June 24: Under the Dome
June 30: Dexter, Ray Donovan
July 28: Unforgettable
September 29: Homeland, Masters of Sex

Renewed: Bones, Necessary Roughness

A backdoor pilot for potential spinoff The Originals will air as a Vampire Diaries episode on April 25.

NBC has ordered 13 episodes of summer camp drama CAMP for the summer.

Also ordered to series:
CTV: Played, Satisfaction
Showtime: Historical “psychsexual horror” Penny Dreadful

Pilot orders:
ABC: Mixology
CBS: Jim Gaffigan comedy
FOX: Andy Samberg detective comedy
NBC: About a Boy, Joe & Joe & Jane, legal drama I Am Victor, pulp action thriller Bloodline

In development:
ABC: FBI drama Tomorrow
FOX: Limited series Wayward Pines and Blood Brothers
Lifetime: Prisoners’ Wives
Starz: Football drama Off Season

Danish/Swedish border drama Bron which has adaptation The Bridge (about the U.S./Mexico border) in the works at FX, is getting a British/French border adaptation The Tunnel as well. Fascinating.

On hold for now: The Goodwin Games

Not going forward: In Living Color, Guilty, the Maggie Grace Californication spinoff

Save Me is getting a showrunner switch.

Jennifer Esposito will not be returning to Blue Bloods.

Andrew Rannells is leaving Girls.

Ike Barinholtz has been promoted to series regular on The Mindy Project.

Guest stars!
Anger Management: Jane Lynch
Ben & Kate: Niecy Nash
Castle: Dylan Walsh
Elementary: John Hannah
House of Lies: Matt Damon
How I Met Your Mother: Alan Thicke, James Van Der Beek, Paul Shaffer, Jason Priestley, Alex Trebek, K.D. Lang, Luc Robitaille
How to Live With Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life): Danneel Harris Ackles
Law & Order: SVU: Mike Tyson, Ed Asner
The Mindy Project: Seth Rogen
Once Upon a Time: Rena Sofer
Scandal: Adam Shapiro, Barry Bostwick
Switched at Birth: Zoey Deutch

30 Rock: Salma Hayek
Hawaii Five-0: Terry O’Quinn
Modern Family: Benjamin Bratt
Once Upon a Time: Michael Raymond-James

90210: Keke Palmer
The Americans: Derek Luke
Army Wives: Jesse McCartney, Burgess Jenkins, Joshua Henry
Awkward: Antony Michael Hall, Nolan Funk
Do No Harm: James Cromwell
Legends: Ali Larter
Person of Interest: Sarah Shahi
Revene: Burn Gorman
Smash: Julian Ovenden
Spun Out: Dave Foley
Untitled Adam Goldberg comedy: Wendi McLendon-Covey

(Photo courtesy of FOX.)

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