Caffeine – May 4th Edition

Happy Sunday! It was a fairly quiet news week – the calm before the storm, as upfronts are getting underway next week – but let’s see what we’ve got.

Premiere dates:
June 27: Girl Meets World
July 9: East Los High
July 15: Hotwives of Orlando
August 4: The Awesomes

Renewed: The Red Road, Remedy, Childrens Hospital, Hot in Cleveland, Deadbeat

Cancelled: Almost Human

Sara Ramirez, Chandra Wilson, Justin Chambers, and James Pickens Jr. have signed on for another two seasons of Grey’s Anatomy.

Jared Harris will direct an episode of Mad Men.

Syfy partnered with Space on its space bounty hunters series Killjoys.

Microsoft has announced an Xbox show development slate.

Ordered to series:
A&E: An adaptation of The Returned from Carlton Cuse
Starz: Comedy >Blunt Talk starring Patrick Stewart
Syfy: Web series Underlings

Pilot orders:
MTV: An untitled coming-of-age comedy

In development:
Fox: A Boston marathon bombing event series
Showtime: 1980s cocaine drama Snowfall
Syfy: Comics adaptations Ronin and Letter 44, adaptations Pax Romana and The Magicians, a Clone adaptation

Director Brian Percival has left pilot Knifeman.

Leaving their shows:
Downton Abbey: Lily James
The Mindy Project: Zoe Jarman

Guest stars!
Package Deal: >Jason Priestley, Amanda Tapping
Switched at Birth: Derrick Coleman

Drop Dead Diva: Ben Feldman
The Fosters: Rosie O’Donnell
Law & Order: SVU: Richard Belzer

Ascension: Tricia Helfer
The Astronaut Wives Club: Kenneth Mitchell
Better Call Saul: Michael McKean
Dig: Regina Taylor, David Costabile, Omar Metwally
Extant: Tyler Hilton
Graceland: Nestor Serrano, Brit Morgan
Hell on Wheels: Jake Weber
How and Why: Marcella Plunkett
Indian Summers: Julie Walters
Masters of Sex: Jay Ellis, Sarah Silverman
Mistresses: John Heard
True Blood: Will Yun Lee
Unstrung: Chanel Celaya, Sofia Mattsson
Weird Loners: Meera Rohit Kumbhani
Untitled HBO rock drama: Ray Romano

(Image courtesy of Sundance Channel.)

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