Caffeine – November 11th Edition

Happy Sunday! The real election just happened, but we have some fake political news too: 1600 Penn will have a sneak preview after The Voice on December 17, and then premiere in its regular timeslot on January 10.

Portlandia returns on January 4. The final season of Spartacus will premiere on January 25.

Picked up for full seasons: Chicago Fire and Beauty and the Beast.

Renewed: Haven, Burn Notice.

Elementary has landed the coveted post-Super Bowl Slot at CBS.

Some CW scheduling news: The Carrie Diaries will premiere on January 14th at 8 p.m., with 90210 shifting back an hour to 9 p.m. And Nikita is moving back to its old 8 p.m. Friday slot.

NBC has ordered five more Whitney scripts.

Don’t get too excited yet, but AMC may team up with Netflix to resurrect The Killing. That would make me very happy.

Not a good sign: ABC has cut their order for Family Tools to ten episodes.

Miss the quickly-cancelled Made in Jersey? Good news: You can catch a few episodes on Saturdays.

There are new showrunners at Malibu Country and Ben and Kate.

Good news for NCIS fans: CBS is working on another spinoff.

Sundance Channel has revealed a new development slate including a drama from Steve Buscemi and Stanley Tucci.

NBC has greenlit comedy pilot The Gates.

In development:
ABC has a Bill Lawrence cop comedy and a family furniture store comedy.
CBS has a golf comedy, a comedy based on an Israeli format, and comedy How to Grow Up.
The CW has a Navy drama and a 1970s women’s lib drama from Mila Kunis.
FOX has a Martha Stewart comedy, a family surfing drama, a drama about undercover cops posing as taxi drivers, and a drama about a criminal teaming up with an FBI agent (um… sound familiar?).
NBC has a hospital trauma department drama, comedy Slouching Toward Adulthood, an interesting-sounding multi-generational family comedy that takes place in two separate decades, a drama about misfit lawyers, and comedy Grow the F**k Up.
Starz has Ron Moore’s Outlander adaptation, and I remain equal parts excited and frightened by this idea.

Her voice has appeared in every episode, but Kristen Bell herself may appear in the series finale of Gossip Girl.

C. Thomas Howell has been promoted to series regular on Southland.

Guest stars!
Ben and Kate: Brittany Snow, Jane Seymour, David Hornsby
The Big Bang Theory: Meagen Fay
Blue Bloods: Susie Essman
Bomb Girls: Rosie O’Donnell
Bunheads: Liza Weil
Castle: Kelly Hu
Cougar Town: Gillian Vigman
Criminal Minds: Michelle Trachtenberg
Game of Thrones: Will Champion
Glee: Aisha Tyler
Happily Divorced: Molly Shannon
Happy Endings: David Alan Grier
Hawaii Five-0: Janel Parrish, Behati Prinsloo
How I Met Your Mother: Peter Gallagher
Justified: LaMonica Garrett
Law & Order: SVU: Patricia Arquette, Anne Meara
The Mentalist: Mary Lynn Rajskub
The Mindy Project: Hal Linden
The Mob Doctor: Michael Graziadei
Parks and Recreation: Vice President Joe Biden
Suburgatory: Michael Voltaggio, Grey Henson
Two and a Half Men: Brooke D’Orsay

The Good Wife: Matthew Perry

After Hours: Robert Bailey Jr., Jill Flint, Ken Leung, Jeananne Goossen
Beauty and the Beast: Bridget Regan
The Big C: Kathy Najimy, Isaac Mizrahi
Black Sails: Hannah New
The Bridge: Emily Rios
Emily Owens, M.D.: D.B. Woodside
Giant Baby: Eric Petersen
Graceland: Jenn Proske, Chris Redman, Gbenga Akinnagbe, Pedro Pascal
Last Resort: Sam Page
The Missionary: Ben Walker
The Newsroom: Patton Oswalt, Rosemarie DeWitt
Phys Ed: Samm Levine, Sunkrish Bala, Chelsea Harris
Super Fun Night: Liza Lapira
Those Who Kill: James Morrison, Kerry O’Malley, Bahar Soomekh
Trooper: Eion Bailey, Alimi Ballard, Alex Shaffer
Vicious: Ian McKellan, Derek Jacobi

(Image courtesy of NBC.)

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