Caffeine – March 17th Edition

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Here’s some news to go with your corned beef and soda bread.

The most surprising news of the week: The Veronica Mars movie is actually happening, via Kickstarter. Read all about it.

Premiere dates:
April 21: Continuum (on Showcase in Canada)
May 3: Maron
May 29: Melissa & Joey, Baby Daddy
June 3: The Fosters
June 10: Switched at Birth
June 11: Pretty Little Liars, Twisted

Finale dates:
April 2: The New Normal
April 28: The Good Wife
May 5: The Mentalist
May 9: Two and a Half Men, Person of Interest
May 10: Vegas, Blue Bloods, Touch
May 13: How I Met Your Mother, 2 Broke Girls
May 14: NCIS, NCIS: LA, Golden Boy, New Girl, The Mindy Project
May 15: CSI
May 16: The Big Bang Theory, Elementary
May 20: Rules of Engagement, Mike & Molly, Hawaii Five-0
May 22: Criminal Minds

NBC is moving Smash to Saturdays and Go On to Thursdays.

The online versions of One Life to Live and All My Children are premiering on April 29th. Wow. This is really happening.

On March 27th, Psych fans can vote on the suspects during the show’s 100th episode.

Season three of American Horror Story will be called American Horror Story: Coven.

Ang Lee will direct the FX pilot Tyrant.

Comedy Central has given a series order to Amy Poehler’s Broad City.

NBC is supposedly close to a pilot order for Bad Judge, which might star Kate Walsh.

Tim Kring is developing conspiracy drama The Drake Equation.

David Kohan and Max Mutchnick are developing comedies at TBS and Showtime.

Pilot showrunners:
The Ordained: Rene Balcer

Majandra Delfino has left Keep Calm and Karey On. Josh Rabinowitz has exited the Greg Daniels-Robert Padnick comedy.

Promoted to series regular:
Arrow: Colton Haynes
Major Crimes: Jonathan Del Arco

Guest stars!
Awkward: Amanda Foreman
Boomerang: Stephanie Jacobsen
Burn Notice: Nick Tarabay
Castle: Raphael Sbarge
Continuum: Hugh Dillon
CSI: Dichen Lachman
Dallas: Audrey Landers
The Good Wife: Fran Kranz, Cara Buono
Happy Endings: James Lesure
The Middle: Marion Ross
New Girl: Merritt Wever, Dylan O’Brien
Scandal: Jasika Nicole
Sleepy Hollow: John Cho
Southland: LAPD Chief Charlie Beck
Sullivan & Son: Ken Jeong
Untitled To My Future Assistant pilot: Jillian Bell

Glee: Idina Menzel
The Good Wife: Stockard Channing, Dallas Roberts
New Girl: Rob Reiner

The 100: Thomas McDonell, Christopher Larkin, Kelly Hu
About a Boy: Al Madrigal
The Advocates: Mandy Moore
Anatomy of Violence: Skeet Ulrich
Assistance: Alfred Molina
Backstrom: Kristoffer Polaha, Beatrice Rosen
Bad Management: Alan Thicke, Bradley Dodds
Bad Teacher: Kristin Davis
Believe: Arian Moayed
Bitten: Laura Vandervoot
The Blacklist: Ryan Eggold, James Spader, Diego Klattenhoff, Henry Lennix, Ilfenesh Hadera
Bonnie and Clyde: Lane Garrison, Austin Hebert
Boomerang: Rosa Salazar
Brenda Forever: Stephnie Weir, Daija Owens
Burn Notice: Jack Coleman, Stephen Martines
Company Town: Stella Maeve, Evie Thompson
Crossbones: John Malkovich
Dads: Martin Mull
Delirium: Brenda Koo, Erin Cahill
Divorce: A Love Story: Jason Jones, Adam Goldberg
Do It Yourself: Nicky Whelan
Friends & Family: Jane Kaczmarek
Friends with Better Lives: Majandra Delfino
Girlfriend in a Coma: Ann Cusack
Ground Floor: James Earl, Rene Gube
Halt and Catch Fire: Kerry Bishe, Toby Huss
Holding Patterns: Robert Buckley, Kate Lang Johnson
Human: Minka Kelly, Karl Urban
I Am Victor: Lorenza Izzo, McKaley Miller, Angela Sarafyan, Josh Zuckerman
Influence: Christian Slater
Intelligence: Meghan Ory, P.J. Byrne, John Billingsley
The Killing: Gregg Henry
Klondike: Tim Roth
The List: Hilarie Burton
Lucky 7: Luis Antonio Ramos
Middle Age Rage: Kellee Stewart
Mixology: Ginger Gonzaga
Murder in the First: Taye Diggs, Kathleen Robertson
Necessary Roughness: John Stamos
Occult: Josh Lucas, Lynn Collins
Pulling: Kristen Schaal
Reckless (ABC): Stephen Lang
Reckless (CBS): Anna Wood, Gregory Harrison, Adam Rodriguez
Reign: Torrance Coombs, Rossif Sutherland
Second Sight: Christina Cole
The Selection: Louise Lombard, Ben Aldridge
The Sixth Gun: Michiel Huisman
Strike Back: Dougray Scott, Milauna Jackson, Robson Green
Super Clyde: Stephen Fry
Surgeon General: Kathryn Morris, Sean Astin, Mike Colter
Togetherness: Amanda Peet
Turn: Heather Lind
Two Wrongs: Mimi Kennedy, Ezekiel Stremiz
Undateable: Ron Funches
Unforgettable: Dallas Roberts, James Laio, Tawny Cypress
The Vatican: Ewen Bremner, Bruno Ganz
Westside: Luke Bracey, Lexi Ainsworth
Untitled I Suck at Girls adaptation: Christopher Meloni, Alex Kapp Horner, Kevin Hernandez, Tyler Foden
Untitled John Leguizamo pilot: Troy Garity
Untitled Rand Ravich pilot: Max Schneider, Dermot Mulroney, Max Martini, Michael Beach, James Lafferty, Joshua Erenberg
Untitled USA Network comedy: Keegan Michael Key, Brad Morris

(Image courtesy of the WB.)

One thought on “Caffeine – March 17th Edition

  1. Finales seem awfully early. Doesn’t sweeps go through to the end of May? Seems like many of the shows that do well are ending well before the sweeps end.

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