Caffeine – May 11th Edition

Happy Sunday, and Happy Mother’s Day! Upfronts are next week, which means that we have tons of news on pickups, renewals, and cancellations today. Ready?

Premiere dates:
July 6: Witches of East End
July 16: The Divide
August 9: Outlander
August 13: Legends

ABC: Scandal, Grey’s Anatomy, Revenge, Resurrection, Castle, Once Upon a Time, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., The Goldbergs, The Middle, Modern Family, Nashville, Last Man Standing
CBS: The Mentalist
Hallmark: When Calls the Heart
CW: Beauty and the Beast, The 100, Hart of Dixie
NBC: Hannibal, About a Boy, Law & Order: SVU
Netflix: Orange Is the New Black
Starz: Da Vinci’s Demons
TBS: Cougar Town (for a final season)
WGN America: Salem

ABC: The Neighbors, Suburgatory, Super Fun Night, Trophy Wife, Mixology
CBS: The Crazy Ones, Intelligence, Hostages, Friends with Better Lives, Bad Teacher
CW: The Carrie Diaries, Star-Crossed, The Tomorrow People
Fox: Enlisted, Surviving Jack, Dads Rake
NBC: Dracula, Community, Revolution, Belive, Crisis, Growing Up Fisher

HBO is officially reviving The Comeback.

Fox has ordered additional episodes of comedy Mulaney and drama Sleepy Hollow.

The Veronica Mars online spinoff will be called Play It Again, Dick and premiere this summer.

Picked up to series:
ABC: How to Get Away with Murder, Black-ish, American Crime, Selfie, Galavant, The Whispers, Forever, Agent Carter, Manhattan Love Story, Cristela, Fresh Off the Boat, Secrets and Lies
Adult Swim: Untitled Triumph/McBrayer Sitcom
CBS: CSI: Cyber, Madam Secretary, NCIS: New Orleans, Scorpion, Stalker, The McCarthys, The Odd Couple
CW: The Flash, iZombie, The Messengers, Jane the Virgin
Fox: Gotham, Empire, Red Band Society
Lifetime: Miniseries The Red Tent
NBC: Odyssey, Marry Me, Allegiance, State of Affairs, Bad Judge, Mission Control, One Big Happy, Constantine, The Mysteries of Laura, A to Z
Spike TV: Event series Tut
TBS: Rashida Jones’s Angie Tribeca, Buzzy’s, Your Family or Mine
TNT: Proof, Public Morals

Pilot orders:
Adult Swim: John Krasinski comedy Dream Corp LLC, Neon Joe, Werewolf Hunter, Untitled World Star Hip Hop Project
USA Network: Drama Stanistan

In development:
Bravo: Dramas The Rules of Attraction, Shanghai, Sweet Life
Showtime: Spike Lee’s She’s Gotta Have It
Sony TV: An adaptation of Walter Kirn book Blood Will Out
Starz: Chuck Wendig adaptation Blackbirds
USA Network: Billy Eichner/Julie Klausner comedy Difficult People from Amy Poehler, a whole slate of dramas and comedies

Pilots not going forward:
ABC: Agathas, Warriors, Saint Francis, Damaged Goods
CW: Supernatural: Bloodlines
Fox: No Place Like Home, Fatrick, Dead Boss
NBC: Babylon Fields, Mason Twins, Ellen More or Less, Two to Go
TBS: Do It Yourself, Untapped
TNT: Guilt by Association

New showrunners:
Da Vinci’s Demons: John Shiban
Teachers: Ian Roberts, Jay Martel

Pilot directors:
Knifeman: Craig Zisk
Unstrung: Jay Karas

NCIS stars Michael Weatherly, Sean Murray, Pauley Perrette, David McCallum, and Rocky Carroll have all signed contracts to return.

Misha Collins will be a regular on Supernatural next season.

Promoted to series regular:
Orange Is the New Black: Nick Sandow, Selenis Leyva
New Girl: Damon Wayans Jr.

Better Call Saul: Patrick Fabian, Rhea Seehorn, Michael Mando
Cocked: Dreama Walker
Hysteria: Josh Stewart
Lewis & Clark: Casey Affleck
Masters of Sex: Jocko Sims
The Originals: Daniel Sharman
Recovery Road: Samantha Logan, Kyla Pratt, Justin Prentice
Sleepy Hollow: Timothy Busfield
Texas Rising: Johnathon Schaech
Unstrung: Alex Roe
The Walking Dead: Seth Gilliam
Witches of East End: Christian Cooke
Wolf Hall: Damian Lewis

(Image courtesy of Starz.)

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