Caffeine – May 3rd Edition

Well, here we go: the first network pick-ups of the season have begun. But let’s check some other headlines first¬†…

Premiere dates:
June 11: Beauty and the Beast
July 31: Strike Back

Cancelled: Revenge, Helix

Here’s something new: NBC will make all of Aquarius available to stream after the pilot airs. (It will also continue airing weekly on TV.)

It sounds like Archie Panjabi will be back for the season finale of The Good Wife.

Upcoming series Damien has moved from Lifetime to A&E, and has had its order increased to ten episodes.

Writer-producers Glen Morgan and James Wong are returning for the X-Files revival. Vince Gilligan, however, is not.

Lifetime, History, and A&E will air the BBC’s new War and Peace miniseries.

Ordered to series:
HBO: Comedy Brothers in Atlanta
History/A&E/Lifetime: A Roots remake event series
IFC: David Krumholtz comedy Gigi’s Bucket List
NBC: Crime suspense drama Blindspot, medical dramas Chicago Med and Heartbreaker
PBS: Civil War drama Mercy Street, starring Josh Radnor, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Gary Cole, and more

Pilot orders:
E!: Hollywood drama The Arrangement
FX: A road trip comedy starring Jenny Slate and Ari Graynor, 1980s crack cocaine drama Snowfall
USA: 1940s Hollywood drama Paradise Pictures

In development:
Bravo: Con artist dark comedy My So Called Wife from Paul Adelstein, high finance drama White Collar Wives, 1980s magazine drama All That Glitters
IM Global TV: An adaptation of Cat’s Cradle, an adaptation of Marion Zimmer Bradley’s Darkover, noir crime drama Den of Thieves, San Francisco earthquake miniseries 1906, real-time drama Horrorshow, crime procedural Anchorage
MTV: An adaptation of Megan Abbott’s The Fever from Sarah Jessica Parker
Showtime: An American version of French cop drama Spiral

Pilots not going forward:
HBO: Mamma Dallas

Promoted to series regular:
Orange Is the New Black: Lea DeLaria

Guest stars!
Chasing Life: Amber Stevens
Chicago Fire: Dora Madison Burge
Royal Pains: Azie Tesfai, Emily Tremaine, Clea Lewis, Joy Suprano, Ed Weeks
Undateable: Victoria Justice

Returns:
Masters of Sex: Helene Yorke
Royal Pains: Christine Ebersole

Casting:
American Crime Story: Jordana Brewster, Kenneth Choi
American Horror Story: Hotel: Angela Bassett
The Analyst: Evan Handler
Fear the Walking Dead: Elizabeth Rodriguez
Grey’s Anatomy: Joe Adler
Hap and Leonard: James Purefoy
Hell on Wheels: Byron Mann
Heroes Reborn: Francesca Eastwood, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Eve Harlow
The Leftovers: Kevin Carroll, Jovan Adepo, Darius McCrary
Legends: Winter Ave Zoli, Aisling Franciosi, Steve Kazee, Kelly Overton
Lewis and Clark: Josh Stewart, Parker Croft, Brendan Fletcher, James Cutler, Rob Aramayo, Devin Harjes, Tim Plester, Tyson Ritter, David Wilmot
Mr. Robot: Michele Hicks, Michael Cristofer, Mitchell Winter, Randy Harrison
Quarry: Josh Randall
Shadowhunters: Alberto Rosende, Emeraude Toubia
Significant Mother: Nathaniel Buzolic
Z Nation: Matt Cedeno

(Image courtesy of ABC.)

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