Caffeine – November 24th Edition

Happy Sunday! Lots of additions to and changes in the midseason schedule this week . . .

Premiere dates:
January 2: The Assets
January 7: Killer Women
January 10: Helix
January 13: Lost Girl, Being Human, Bitten
January 15: Suburgatory
January 19: The Following
January 20: The Following (timeslot premiere)
January 23: Rake
January 25: Black Sails
February 4: Brooklyn 9-9 (timeslot premiere)
February 24: Dallas
February 25: Glee (spring/timeslot premiere)
February 26: Mixology
March 9: Resurrection, Revenge (timeslot premiere)
March 11: Mind Games
April 1: The Mindy Project (spring premiere)
April 19: Orphan Black

Finale dates:
January 28: The Mindy Project (winter finale)
March 25: Brooklyn 9-9 (season finale)
April 28: How I Met Your Mother (series finale)

Renewed: Foyle’s War, Witches of East End, Instant Mom

Cancelled: Necessary Roughness

More episodes ordered: Awkward

Fox has made a bunch of scheduling shifts for midseason. They’re summarized in the premiere and finale sections above, but if you’d like to read the full details, click here.

The CW will be doing a standalone pilot for The Flash, though the character will still first appear on Arrow.

Ordered to series:
FX: The Strain

Pilot orders:
Cinemax: Crime drama Blanco
Comedy Central: Asylum comedy Crazy House
NBC: Kate Walsh comedy Bad Judge

In development:
The CW: An FBI/terrorist drama
Fox: Theme park comedy Wunderland, a Dwyane Wade comedy
FX: Old West miniseries Desperadoes
HBO: Comedy Moody Bitches from Diablo Cody and Oprah Winfrey, an adaptation of Fitzgerald’s The Last Tycoon, Walter Mosley adaptation The Right Mistake
NBC: A hospital comedy, Jason Bateman-produced comedy Two to Go
Syfy: Mystery thriller The Woods
WGN America: A Ten Commandments event series

Showrunner Meredith Stiehm is leaving The Bridge to return to Homeland.

New showrunners:
Rizzoli & Isles: Jan Nash
Secrets & Lies: Barbie Kligman

Amanda Righetti has confirmed that she is leaving The Mentalist.

Chi McBride has been promoted to series regular on Hawaii Five-0.

Guest stars!
12 Monkeys: Zeljko Ivanek
Blue Bloods: Tom Cavanagh, Rebecca Budig
The Good Wife: Jack Davenport
The Michael J. Fox Show: Christopher Lloyd
Once Upon a Time: Christopher Gorham
Parks and Recreation: Debra Mooney
The Tomorrow People: Robert Gant, Elizabeth Hurley
Two and a Half Men: Paula Marshall, Diane Farr
The Walking Dead: Andrew J. West

12 Monkeys: Noah Bean
24: Live Another Day: Michael Wincott
Arrow: Katrina Law
Braddock & Jackson: Edi Patterson
The Brink: Aasif Mandvi
Chicago Fire: Daisy Betts, Christine Evangelista
Complications: Beth Riesgraf, Jessica Szohr, Demetrius Grosse, Lauren Stamile
Crisis: Fred Dryer
Crossbones: Julian Sands
The Exes: Leah Remini
Fargo: Rachel Blanchard
Flesh and Bone: Irina Dvorovenko, Sascha Radetsky, Raychel Diane Weiner, Emily Tyra
The Fosters: Marla Sokoloff
Gracepoint: Anna Gunn, Jacki Weaver
The Lottery: Marley Shelton
Navy St.: Frank Grillo
Olive Kitteridge: Bill Murray
Power: Elizabeth Rohm, J.R. Ramirez
The Strain: David Bradley
Two and a Half Men: Odette Annable
Unreal: Bonita Friedericy
Untitled Jim Gaffigan pilot: Tongayi Chirisa
Untitled Sean Jablonski pilot: Katherine LaNasa

(Image courtesy of ABC.)

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