Caffeine – March 2nd Edition

Happy March! It’s now officially that time of year when networks are announcing finale dates – see the CW’s list below. In other news, pilots continue casting everyone in town, and Parks and Rec got an astonishing guest star.

Premiere dates:
April 29: Playing House
May 22: Labyrinth

Finale dates:
May 5: The Tomorrow People
May 12: Star-Crossed
May 13: The Originals
May 14: Arrow
May 15: The Vampire Diaries, Reign
May 16: Hart of Dixie
May 20: Supernatural
June 11: The 100

Renewed: Broad City, Looking, Lost Girl (at least in Canada), Being Mary Jane

Cancelled: Being Human, Single Ladies

Ripper Street has been resurrected with some help from Amazon! Yay!

Bates Motel is getting an aftershow.

Kirstie creator/showrunner Marco Pennette has left the show for personal reasons.

David O. Russell has left his prospective ABC series The Club.

Picked up to series:
Hallmark: The Good Witch
VH1: 90s drama Hindsight

Pilot (or similar) orders:
ABC: Comedy Cristela
CBS: Matthew Perry’s The Odd Couple reboot
Fox: Family thriller Home

In development:
Boardwalk Entertainment: Pop musical shows based on Romeo & Juliet, King Arthur, Jack the Ripper, and Robin Hood
Fox: A Charles Manson limited series from Rob Zombie and Bret Easton Ellis
TNT: Conspiracy thriller Black Box

Pilot directors:
Jane the Virgin: Brad Silberling

Promoted to series regular:
Looking: Lauren Weedman, Raul Castillo, Russell Tovey

Guest stars!
Bones: Shohreh Aghdashloo
The Crazy Ones: Melody Thomas Scott
Fargo: Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele
Girl Meets World: Jane Lynch
The Good Wife: Jill Hennessy, Bill de Blasio
Law & Order: SVU: Katie Couric
Mistresses: Soleil Moon Frye
Parks and Recreation: Michelle Obama
Ray Donovan: Ann-Margret
Tribeca: Quincy Jones, Peggy Lipton, Alfred Molina, Lisa Kudrow

A to Z: Ben Feldman, Leonora Crichlow
Agatha: Christian Keyes, Erik Palladino
Babylon Fields: Kyle Schmid, Skeet Ulrich
Battle Creek: Dean Winters, Janet McTeer
Benched: Carter MacIntyre
Clementine: Mykelti Williamson
The Club: Callie Hernandez
Coercion: Alexandra Peters, Kenneth Choi, Hope Davis, Margarita Levieva
Damaged Goods: Justin Hartley, Ben Lawson
Doctor Who: Samuel Anderson
Empire: Taraji P. Henson, Jussie Smollett
Exposed: Brian F. O’Byrne
The Flash: Michelle Harrison
The Following: Mackenzie Marsh
The Fosters: Bailee Madison
Good Session: Rich Sommer
Hieroglyph: Max Brown, John Rhys-Davies
How I Met Your Dad: Drew Tarver
How to Get Away with Murder: Viola Davis, Katie Findlay, Liza Weil, Billy Brown, Charlie Weber
Identity: Stephen Hagan
Irreversible: Jessica Knappett, Iris Bahr
iZombie: Malcolm Goodwin, Alexandra Krosney, David Anders
Jane the Virgin: Gina Rodriguez
Jennifer Falls: Ethan Suplee
Legends: Mason Cook
Lifesaver: Lindsay Price
Love Is Relative: Utkarsh Ambudkar, Leslie Bibb
Madam Secretary: Geoffrey Arend, Tim Daly
Manhattan: Alexia Fast
Marry Me: Sarah Wright, Tymberlee Hill
The Messengers: Jon Fletcher, Sofia Black-D’Elia, Joel Courtney
Mission Control: Julie Meyer, Tommy Dewey, Michael Rosenbaum
More Time with Family: Joe Pantoliano
Navy St.: Matt Lauria
The Odd Couple: Sarah Baker
Old Soul: Ellen Burstyn, Fred Willard
The Pro: Andrea Savage
Proof: Callum Blue
Red Zone: Aimee Garcia, Shanley Caswell
Saint Francis: Henry Simmons
Salvation: Ashley Judd, Stark Sands, Meg Steedle, Emma Dumont, Jake Picking
Save the Date: Brian Howe, Michelle Trachtenberg, Julie White, Tom Bennett
Sea of Fire: Michael Trucco
Secrets & Lies: Indiana Evans, Charles Dutton, Steven Brand, Kate Ashfield, Clifton Collins Jr.
Selfie: Allyn Rachel, Tim Peper, Da’Vine Joy Randolph
Sober Companion: Justin Long
Supernatural: Tribes: Sean Faris, Danielle Savre, Stephen Martines
Tooken: Tituss Burgess
True Blood: Riley Smith
The Visitors: Lily Rabe
Warriors: Greg Grunberg
Untitled Kevin Williamson stalker drama: Dylan McDermott
Untitled medical drama: Jamie Lee Curtis

(Image courtesy of USA Network.)

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