Caffeine – July 27th Edition

Happy Sunday! We’ve got lots of news coming out of TCA and Comic-Con this week. And a programming note: I’ll be on a business trip next week so won’t be able to post as usual. Look for a special double edition the following Sunday, August 10th.

Premiere dates:
August 24: Breathless
September 1: Houdini
October 12: The Walking Dead
January 4: Downton Abbey

Louie will return for season five in spring 2015.

Also renewed: Fargo, Teen Wolf

PBS has picked up season four of British show Call the Midwife.

Cancelled: Backpackers, Seed

The final two episodes of Crossbones will air on Saturday, August 2nd.

Regina King will direct an episode of Scandal.

Anthony and Joe Russo are directing episodes two and three of Agent Carter.

Matt Piedmont will direct the pilot We Hate Paul Revere.

Pilot orders:
Amazon: Drama The Man in the High Castle, comedy Just Add Magic
AMC: Geopolitical drama White City
Cinemax: Exorcism drama Outcast

In development:
Carnival: A Nostradamus series starring Joseph Fiennes

FX’s Charlie Kaufman pilot is not going forward.

Rina Mimoun has joined Red Band Society as a writer/EP.

Promoted to series regular:
Bad Judge: Miguel Sandoval
Bates Motel: Kenny Johnson

Guest stars!
The Blacklist: Mary-Louise Parker
Elementary: Sonya Walger, Zak Orth
Girls: Maude Apatow
Hawaii Five-0: William Mapother
New Girl: Jessica Biel
Revenge: Brian Hallisay

Bates Motel: Nicola Peltz
The Big Bang Theory: Regina King
Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce: Bernadette Peters
The Good Wife: Carrie Preston

American Crime: Regina King
American Horror Story: Freak Show: John Carroll Lynch, Finn Wittrock
Aquarius: Chance Kelly, Ambyr Childers, Beau Mirchoff
Covert Affairs: Lynn Collins
CSI: Cyber: Charley Koontz
Game of Thrones: Alexander Siddig, Toby Sebastian, Nell Tiger Free, DeObia Oparei, Enzo Cilenti, Jessica Henwick, Rosabell Laurenti Sellers, Keisha Castle-Hughes, Jonathan Pryce
Impastor: Aimee Garcia, Mircea Monroe
Ken Jeong Made Me Do It: Ken Jeong
Killjoys: Hannah John-Kamen, Aaron Ashmore, Luke Macfarlane
The Lottery: Michael Irby
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Lucy Lawless, Nick Blood, Reed Diamond
Members Only: Michael Landes
The Mindy Project: Rhea Perlman
One Percent: Ed Helms, Hilary Swank, Ed Harris
Person of Interest: Jamie Hector
The Pinkertons: Angus Macfadyen
Resurrection: Michelle Fairley
Scandal: Portia de Rossi
Secrets & Lies: Melissa Gilbert, Meaghan Rath
The Slap: Mary-Louise Parker, Peter Sarsgaard
Stalker: Elisabeth Rohm
Un-Real: Craig Bierko
Westworld: Anthony Hopkins, Evan Rachel Wood
The Whispers: David Andrews
Witches of East End: Sarah Lancaster

(Image courtesy of the History Channel.)

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