Caffeine – January 26th Edition

Happy Sunday! Let’s get right to it . . .

Premiere dates:
February 22: Ripper Street
March 3: Bates Motel
July 19: Cedar Cove

Ellen Pompeo and Patrick Dempsey have signed on for two more years of Grey’s Anatomy.

This already went into effect this past Friday, but in case you missed it, Enlisted and Raising Hope have switched timeslots.

And Syfy is switched the timeslots of Lost Girl and Bitten.

Next weekend, because of the Super Bowl, Girls and Looking will air on Saturday night instead, and True Detective will take a week off.

The Girl Meets World order has been expanded to 21 episodes.

Canceled: Family Tree, Hello Ladies

Probably renewed, but nothing official yet: Parks and Recreation, Getting On

Chicago Fire will have some webisodes during the Olympics.

Hot in Cleveland and The Soul Man are getting live episodes, and Hot in Cleveland is getting an animated one too.

Picked up to series:
ABC: A soapy country club drama from David O. Russell
FX: Comedies Married and You’re the Worst
Fox: Comedy Weird Loners
NBC: Wizard of Oz drama Emerald City, miniseries The Slap
TNT: Transporter: The Series
USA Network: Comedy Benched

Pilot orders:
ABC: Dramas Agatha, Warriors, Astronaut Wives Club, and an untitled socialite drama, alien drama The Visitors, a Kevin Hart comedy, supernatural medical examiner drama Forever, Scandinavian adaptation Exposed
Fox: Hip-hop drama Empire, comedies Sober Companion and Dead Boss
NBC: Comedies Money Pit and Fifth Wheel, Rob Lowe comedy The Pro, odd couple comedy Lifesaver, Katherine Heigl CIA drama State of Affairs, Amy Poehler/Natasha Lyonne comedy Old Soul

In development:
Amazon: A Barbarella series
HBO: An American version of Borgen, electronic music comedy Higher
NBC: A Bill Cosby comedy

Not going forward:
HBO: People in New Jersey
NBC: The Murder, She Wrote reboot

Fox’s The Middle Man pilot is on pause because Ben Affleck is busy.

The adaptation of Lauren Graham’s novel Someday, Someday, Maybe is now called Unfamous.

Pilot showrunners:
The McCarthys: Mike Sikowitz

Pilot directors:
American Crime: John Ridley

Guest stars!
About a Boy: Dax Shepard
Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Kyle Bornheimer
Castle: Malese Jow, Hannah Marks
The Crazy Ones: Pam Dawber
Criminal Minds: Tahmoh Penikett
CSI: Ron Glass
Grimm: Sam Witwer
Hawaii Five-0: Rob Corddry
Law & Order: SVU: Sophia Bush
Melissa & Joey: Elisa Donovan
The Millers: Jeffrey Tambor
Modern Family: Stephen Merchant, Fred Armisen, Patton Oswalt
Mom: Nick Zano
Nashville: Charlotte Ross

Grimm: Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio
Once Upon a Time: Rose McGowan

24: Live Another Day: Stephen Fry, Tate Donovan
About a Boy: Adrianne Palicki
Agent X: Sharon Stone
Cabot College: Margaret Cho
The Comedians: Matt Oberg, Stephnie Weir, Megan Ferguson
Devious Maids: Tricia O’Kelley
The Flash: Rick Cosnett, Danielle Panabaker, Jesse L. Martin
Gracepoint: Georgina Rylance, Madalyn Horcher
Grey’s Anatomy: Paul James
Hannibal: Katharine Isabelle
Hit the Floor: Jodi Lyn O’Keefe, Adam Senn, Brent Antonello
Intruders: Mira Sorvino, James Frain
Living the Dream: Jake Sandvig
The Mentalist: Pedro Pascal
The Neighbors: Joshua Sasse
Odyssey: Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje
Open: Jaimie Alexander, Lina Esco
Parallels: Mark Hapka, Jessica Rothe, Eric Jungmann, Constance Wu, Yorgo Constantine, Michael Monks
Reign: Kathryn Prescott
Revenge: Henri Esteve
Rosemary’s Baby: Patrick J. Adams, Jason Isaacs
Tin Man: Kathleen York, Kristen Connolly, Kara Killmer
Tribeca: Rashida Jones
Turn: Ian Kahn
Untitled Jeff Lowell comedy: Analeigh Tipton
Untitled Kyle Chandler thriller: Ben Mendelsohn
Untitled Ricky Blitt comedy: Jane Kaczmarek

(Image courtesy of ABC.)

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