Caffeine – March 25th Edition

Happy Sunday! While we’re waiting with bated breath to see which pilots get picked up, we at least have some premiere and finale dates to tide us over . . .

Premiere dates:

May 24: Men at Work
May 30: Melissa & Joey
June 5: Pretty Little Liars, Jane by Design
June 11: Bunheads
June 20: Baby Daddy
July 19: Sullivan & Son
(Sources: 1, 2)

Finale dates:

April 17: Raising Hope
April 29: The Good Wife
May 7: 2 Broke Girls (hour-long season finale)
May 8: New Girl, Unforgettable
May 9: CSI
May 10: The Big Bang Theory
May 11: The Finder, Fringe, CSI: NY, Blue Bloods
May 13: American Dad
May 14: Bones, How I Met Your Mother (hour-long season finale), Two & a Half Men, Mike & Molly, Hawaii Five-0
May 15: NCIS, NCIS: LA
May 16: Criminal Minds (2-hour season finale)
May 17: Rules of Engagement, Person of Interest, The Mentalist
May 20: The Cleveland Show, The Simpsons, Bob’s Burgers, Family Guy (hour-long season finale)
May 21: House (series finale, preceded by a retrospective)
May 22: Glee
(Sources: 1, 2)

Renewed: NBC’s Smash, Starz’s Magic City (yes, before its premiere), IFC’s Portlandia.

Related: The next show to get early previews and then be available everywhere before its official premiere will be Magic City.

30 Rock is doing another live episode.

I Hate My Teenage Daughter is being pulled even sooner than first announced.

Shows looking for new showrunners: The Office, Smash.

The L.A. Complex is getting more episodes.

The most incredibly exciting (to me, anyway) news of the week: BBC America is making a Jack the Ripper show starring Matthew Macfadyen.

More development news:
Marc Maron’s sitcom was picked up by IFC.
Netflix has ordered another original series, Hemlock Grove. They might also pick up The River.
DirectTV has picked up Rogue, potentially starring Thandie Newton.
Syfy has given up on Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome, but it might end up online.
Nick at Nite has picked up Scott Baio’s Daddy’s Home to series.
FX is considering a show based on Fargo.

Adam Levine – yes, that Adam Levine – is in negotiations for American Horror Story.

Robin McLeavy has been promoted to series regular on Hell on Wheels.

No longer in their previously-announced pilots: Abby Elliott, Aly Michalka

Kal Penn may return for the House finale.

Guest stars:
Alcatraz: Matt Craven
Animal Kingdom: Kym Whitley
Bad Girls: Kym Whitley
The Big C: Hamish Linklater, Mamie Gummer
Bones: Jay Paulson
Criminal Minds: Tricia Helfer
CSI: Paula Marshall
Desperate Housewives: Doris Roberts
Drop Dead Diva: Megyn Price, Patty Duke, Emily Rutherford
Fringe: Rebecca Mader
Harry’s Law: Jon Bernthal
Law & Order: SVU: Martha Stewart, Tony Hale, Jane Adams
New Girl: Tom Lennon
Penoza: Anson Mount
Two and a Half Men: Kathy Bates, Jason Alexander
Victorious: Drake Bell, Jerry Trainor, Dennis Haskins
Untitled Ralph Lamb pilot: Michael Reilly Burke, Michael O’Neill, James Russo

Burn Notice: Jere Burns, Kristanna Loken, Lauren Stamile
The Good Wife: Martha Plimpton, Michael J. Fox
House: Olivia Wilde
New Girl: Mary Elizabeth Ellis
The Secret Circle: Louis Hunter

The Americans: Noah Emmerich
Awesometown: Brett Gelman
Baby Big Shot: Stephanie March
Bad Girls: Jaime Pressly
Banshee: Rus Blackwell
Counter Culture: Delta Burke
Doctor Who: Jenna-Louise Coleman
Downton Abbey: Ed Speleers
Downwardly Mobile: Salli Richarson, Greg Cromer
First Cut: Jack Coleman
The Frontier: Nathan Gamble
Gotham: Brian Cox
Hannibal: Hugh Dancy
The Haunting Hour: Willow Shields
Hemlock Grove: Famke Janssen, Bill Skarsgard
House of Cards: Constance Zimmer
How to Live with Your Parents for the Rest of Your Life: Orlando Jones
Joey Dakota: Erich Bergen, Brooklyn Sudano
Mistresses: Alyssa Milano, Jason George, Brett Tucker
Mockingbird Lane: Eddie Izzard
Nashville: JD Souther
Next Caller Please: Ryan Devlin
Ned Fox Is My Manny: Austin Stowell, Dakota Johnson
Notorious: Meagan Good, Ella Rae Peck, Makenzie Leigh
Political Animals: Ciaran Hinds
Rebounding: Amanda Walsh
Royal Pains: Ben Shenkman
Shelter: Hannah New, Eka Darville
Single Black Female: Aaron D. Spears, Richard Roundtree
Super Fun Night: Alan Ritchson, Jenny Slate
Touch: Maria Bello
True Blood: Camilla Luddington
The Walking Dead: Danai Gurira
Widow Detective: Eriq La Salle, Jennifer Beals, Paula Marshall
Wilfred: Allison Mack
Untitled Kevin Williamson pilot: Maggie Grace
Untitled Mandy Moore pilot: Nelson Franklin, Ravi Patel, Mike Castle, Eva LaRue
Untitled Martin Lawrence comedy: P.J. Byrne
Untitled Mindy Kaling pilot: Bill Hader, Ed Helms, Richard Schiff
Untitled Ralph Lamb pilot: Jason O’Mara

(Photo courtesy of Starz.)

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