Caffeine – July 31st Edition

Happy end of July! My birthday is on Sunday, and I’m taking the weekend off to visit with family, so I’m actually writing this on Friday and you’re reading it at … well, how would I know? Anyway, if any more news breaks over the weekend, I’ll catch you up on it next time.

So, this Glee stuff. When I told you last week that three actors would be leaving, that was, I swear, what everyone was reporting. The producers immediately backtracked and blamed journalists. Now it’s seems like no one’s leaving, but maybe there was going to be a spinoff, but now there isn’t, so who knows whether they’re staying? You should read this and then this and then draw your own conclusions, really.

This was a week for exits: Richard Hatem is out as EP of The Secret Circle, and showrunner Frank Darabont has stepped down at The Walking Dead. Glen Mazzara is taking over.

BBC America has picked up its first original series, an historical drama called Copper.

Barry Lyga’s upcoming novel I Hunt Killers is headed to TV.

Get ready for a new Tales from the Crypt.

Eureka will have an animated holiday special.

Big Mike: not happening. But Longmire might be.

Julie Benz is now recurring on A Gifted Man, rather than being a regular, because of how the show is being retooled between the pilot and complete season.

Zoey Deutch has replaced Caitlin Custer in Ringer.

Ion has acquired previous seasons of House, Monk, and Psych.

HBO premiere dates! September 25: Boardwalk Empire. October 2: Hung and How to Make It in America. October 10: Bored to Death and Enlightened.

Hell on Wheels will premiere on AMC on November 6.

Renewed: Franklin & Bash.

Guest stars:

Alphas: Brent Spiner, Summer Glau, Garret Dillahunt.

Chuck: Craig Kilborn.

Community: Martin Starr.

CSI: NY: Jaime Ray Newman.

The Good Wife: Eddie Izzard.

Happily Divorced: Charles Shaughnessy.

The Mentalist: Reed Diamond.

Once Upon a Time: David Anders.

One Tree Hill: Chelsea Kane.

Parks and Recreation: Patricia Clarkson.

Psych: Lindsay Sloane, Greg Grunberg, John Rhys-Davies.

Shameless: Taylor Kinney.

Suits: Alicia Coppola.

White Collar: Tom Skerritt, Bailey Chase.


CSI: Miami: Alana De La Garza (yes, really).

The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret: Jon Hamm.


Blue Bloods: Monica Raymund.

Community: John Goodman.

The Firm: Molly Parker.

A Gifted Man: Mike Doyle.

House: Odette Annable.

Once Upon a Time: Paula Marshall.

Powers: Vinnie Jones.

Revenge: Max Martini.

Suburgatory: Rex Lee.

Work It: Hannah Sullivan.

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