Caffeine – January 27th Edition

There was a flurry of almost 50 pilot orders this week, in addition to premiere dates, casting, and some sad cancellations. Brace yourself!

Premiere dates:
February 10: Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome movie
March 10: Army Wives
March 30: Doctor Who
April 3: Spies of Warsaw
April 7: Mad Men

Renewed: Girls

Cancelled: Wedding Band, Ben & Kate, Don’t Trust the B—- in Apt. 23

Revolution is launching animated webisodes.

HBO is developing a Bored to Death feature film.

Ordered to series:
FOX: Comedy Dads.

Pilot orders:
ABC: Kyle Killen drama Influence, Sofia Vergara drama Killer Women, David Shore drama Doubt, three dramas and a comedy, including a modern Romeo & Juliet, a spy comedy and a family sports comedy
CBS: Shawn Ryan’s Beverly Hills Cop, Hart Hanson’s adaptation of Swedish crime drama Backstrom, comedy Friends with Better Lives, comedy Bad Teacher, a Bruno Heller legal drama
CW: two post-apocalyptic dramas and a Mary Queen of Scots historical drama, The Selection, Navy drama Company Town
FOX: J.H. Wyman’s robot cops drama, four comedies and three dramas, including Sleepy Hollow and Delirium, Greg Kinnear drama Rake, two more comedies, a John Wells assassin drama
FX: An “edgy” marriage comedy
HBO: Comedy Togetherness
NBC: Four dramas and three comedies, including a Secret Service thriller and Girlfriend in a Coma (yes), a Sean Hayes family comedy, a multicultural family pilot, a middle school music teacher comedy, a John Mulaney comedy, Alfonso Cuaron drama Believe and Bill Lawrence comedy Undateable

In development:
Showtime: Neo-Nazi drama The 4th Reich

Frank Darabont’s upcoming L.A. Noir is being renamed Lost Angels.

Maria Bello is leaving Touch.

Sendhil Ramamurthy has been promoted to series regular on Beauty and the Beast.

Guest stars!
2 Broke Girls: 2 Chainz
Arrow: Alex Kingston
Castle: James Brolin
Grey’s Anatomy: Sarah Chalke
Happy Endings: Andy Richter
Hawaii Five-0: Summer Glau, Aisha Tyler, Larry Manetti
The Neighbors: George Takei
New Girl: Steve Howey
Once Upon a Time: John Pyper-Ferguson, Cassidy Freeman, Benjamin Stockham
Raising Hope: Hilary Duff, several My Name Is Earl alumni

Army Wives: Brooke Shields
Browsers: Bebe Neuwirth, Dustin Ingram, Constance Wu, Bridgette Davidovici, Marque Richardson, Chris Wood
Dexter: Charlotte Rampling, Sean Patrick Flanery
The Gates: Ken Marino, Aasif Mandvi
Joe, Joe and Jane: Sally Pressman
Lillyhammer: Paul Kaye, Erik Madsen, Amy Beth Hayes, Jakob Oftebro
The Newsroom: Marcia Gay Harden
The Originals: Daniel Gillies
True Blood: Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Amelia Rose Blaire
The Tunnel: Clemence Poesy, Stephen Dillane
Under the Dome: Natalie Martinez, Alex Koch, Britt Robertson
Untitled Andy Samberg cop comedy: Terry Crews
Untitled Michael J. Fox comedy: Ana Nogueira, Juliette Goglia

(Image courtesy of the BBC.)

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