Caffeine – July 24th Edition

Happy Sunday! Sorry for my unexplained absence last week: I was on a business trip and wound up having less down time than anticipated. But that means you get a double helping of news this week, so let’s get right to it!

Prepare yourself: Breaking Bad will likely end after five seasons.

Big Glee news: Lea Michele, Chris Colfer, and Cory Monteith are leaving after Season Three. Since, you know, the show is set at a high school and people have to graduate.

In other Ryan Murphy news, FX has ordered his new show, American Horror Story, to series. It will premiere on October 5.

Ricky Gervais is working on a new show called Afterlife.

Sanctuary is going to have a musical episode.

After picking up a heck of a lot of pilots in a row, USA Network is passing on Eden.

ABC’s Hallelujah: possibly less dead than we thought.

BD Wong is out at SVU; Robert Wagner is no longer Charlie of Charlie’s Angels.

The Walking Dead has moved an hour to Sundays at nine and will premiere on October 16.

More premiere dates:
FXSons of Anarchy: September 6; Always Sunny: September 16; The League: October 6.

ShowtimeDexter and Homeland: October 2.

Psych fans: Unfortunately, we have no premiere date. Fortunately, it’s confirmed for sometime in October.

Summer finale dates:
USA Network – August 6: In Plain Sight; August 9: White Collar, Covert Affairs; August 31: Royal Pains; September 8: Burn Notice, Suits; September 14: Necessary Roughness; FX’s Rescue Me: September 7.

Melissa and Joey; Rookie Blue; Teen Wolf; Merlin, Single Ladies; Happily Divorced.

Men of a Certain Age; Love Bites.

Guest stars!
90210: Matt Cohen.

Alphas: Rebecca Mader.

Blue Bloods: Carrie Underwood, Tony Bennett.

Chuck: Mark Hamill.

Covert Affairs: Santiago Cabrera, David Andrews.

CSI: NY: Cassidy Freeman.

Harry’s Law: Jean Smart.

Law & Order: SVU: Kyle MacLachlan, Paige Turco.

NCIS: Lily Tomlin.

Psych: Jennifer Finnigan, Jason Priestley, Tony Hale.

Royal Pains: Sheetal Sheth.

The Vampire Diaries: David Gallagher, Jack Coleman.

White Collar: Dylan Baker, Elizabeth Gillies.

CSI: Jorja Fox.

Glee: Idina Menzel.

The Good Wife: Kelli Giddish.

Harry’s Law: Christopher McDonald.

Hawaii Five-0: Larisa Oleynik.

House: Jesse Spencer.

One Tree Hill: Paul Johansson, Tyler Hilton.

Pretty Little Liars: Bianca Lawson.

Blue Bloods: David Ramsey.

Burn Notice: Jere Burns.

Castle: Penny Johnson Jerald.

Community: Michael K. Williams.

CSI: Ted Danson.

Dexter: Mariana Klaveno.

The Finder: Mercedes Masohn, Maddie Hasson.

The Firm: Juliette Lewis, Callum Keith Rennie.

Fringe: Michelle Krusiec.

Game of Thrones: Stephen Dillane, Carice van Houten, Liam Cunningham, Oliver Ford Davies.

A Gifted Man: Rhys Coiro.

Gossip Girl: Brian J. Smith.

Harry’s Law: Mark Valley.

Hawaii Five-0: Lauren German.

How I Met Your Mother: Kal Penn.

The Lying Game: Rick Malambri.

Once Upon a Time: Giancarlo Esposito.

Nikita: Dillon Casey.

Pan Am: Mike Vogel.

Powers: Titus Welliver, Alona Tal.

Prime Suspect: Kenny Johnson.

Ringer: Jaime Murray.

Royal Pains: Constance Zimmer.

The Secret Circle: Logan Browning.

Spartacus: Ellen Holman.

Wild Card: Julie White.

Photo Courtesy of AMC

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