Caffeine – June 17th Edition

Happy Sunday! We’ve got our first fall network premiere dates, some pickups and cancellations, and a few big-name casting items for you . . .

NBC is the first network to announce its fall premiere dates. Go On and Animal Practice will get special previews after the Olympics on August 8 and 12, and then start in their regular timeslots on September 11 and 26, respectively. Grimm will air on Mondays for a month starting August 13, then move to its regular slot on Friday, September 14. Guys with Kids is getting a preview after America’s Got Talent on September 12 and then starting regularly on the 26th. The rest of the premiere dates:

September 11: The New Normal, Parenthood
September 17: Revolution
September 20: Up All Night, The Office, Parks and Rec
September 26: Law & Order: SVU
October 4: 30 Rock
October 10: Chicago Fire
October 19: Whitney, Community

Weeds will end after its upcoming eighth season.

Showtime has ordered Ray Donovan and Masters of Sex to series.

Kate Walsh will be leaving Private Practice after the upcoming sixth season.

In development:
A new Anne of Green Gables series? Consider us both excited and worried.
FX has acquired TV rights to Prometheseus.
HBO has ordered a Cold War spy drama pilot potentially starring Aaron Paul.
NBC has greenlit a soap/thriller pilot from Jerry Bruckheimer.

Alexandra Krosney is leaving Last Man Standing.

Margarita Levieva has signed on for at least seven episodes of Revenge next season.

Promoted to series regular: Bellamy Young on Scandal; Meghan Ory on Once Upon a Time; John Cho on Go On.

Guest stars!
Bunheads: Chris Eigeman
Dexter: Yvonne Strahovski
Drop Dead Diva: S. Epatha Merkerson, Dylan Walsh, Ethan Embry
Men at Work: Billy Baldwin, Richard Riehle
Mockingbird Lane: Cheyenne Jackson
Sons of Anarchy: Ashley Tisdale
Suits: Jacinda Barrett
True Blood: Robert Patrick

American Horror Story: Britne Oldford, Joseph Fiennes, maybe
Criminal Minds: Jeanne Tripplehorn
Leverage: Adam Baldwin
Mockingbird Lane: Portia de Rossi, Beth Grant
Smash: Jeremy Jordan
Warehouse 13: Brent Spiner
Wendell & Vinnie: Buddy Handleson

(Photo courtesy of NBC.)

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