Caffeine – November 9th Edition

Happy Sunday! We’ve got a ton of news this week, so buckle up!

The Chasing Life Christmas special will air on December 9th.

Premiere dates!
November 30th: The Mentalist
January 4th: Galavant, Madam Secretary, The Good Wife
January 6th: Agent Carter, Cougar Town
January 9th: Hart of Dixie, Banshee
January 11th: Girls, Looking, Togetherness
January 12th: Eye Candy
January 18th: Grantchester
January 25th: Sons of Liberty
January 29th: Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, How to Get Away with Murder
March 1st: Once Upon a Time
March 3rd: Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
April 5th: Wolf Hall

Fall finales:
November 10th: The Blacklist
November 20th: Parenthood, Grey’s Anatomy, How to Get Away with Murder, Scandal
December 2nd: Chicago Fire
December 7th: Resurrection, Revenge
December 8th: Castle, The Originals
December 9th: About a Boy, Marry Me, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., The Flash
December 10th: Chicago PD, Law & Order: SVU, Mysteries of Laura, Nashville, Arrow, Supernatural
December 11th: A to Z, Bad Judge, Reign, The Vampire Diaries
December 14th: Once Upon a Time
December 15th: Jane the Virgin
December 17th: The 100

Hell on Wheels has been renewed for a fifth and final season.

Also renewed: Chasing Life, Downton Abbey, Royal Pains (for two seasons),Call the Midwife

Picked up for a full season: Forever

NBC hasn’t quite given Marry Me a full season, but it’s ordered more episodes.

CBS has officially announced that this season of The Mentalist will be the last.

Cancelled: Selfie, Witches of East End

Ordered to series:
DirecTV: Stepsibling drama Billy & Billie starring Adam Brody and Lisa Joyce

Pilot orders:
NBC: A Jerrod Carmichael comedy pilot

In development:
ABC: A contemporary adaptation of Little Women starring Natascha McElhone, a family comedy from Ali Wentworth, family legal drama Fina Ludlow, a family comedy about a puppeteer
ABC Family: A drama based on Sara Shepard’s The Perfectionists
Amazon: An adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Last Tycoon
CBS: Friendship comedy Justin and Abby and Oh Yea Zack Too, murder mystery drama American Gothic
Endemol: A Phantom of the Opera drama set at the end of World War I
Fox: Parenting comedy Like Father, Like Son, crime procedural The System, hitman drama Dirty Deeds, a martial arts drama
HBO: African-American sibling comedy Bros
NBC: A Faust drama
Netflix: An adaptation of A Series of Unfortunate Events
Showtime: Election drama Anthem
Syfy: A miniseries based on Arthur C. Clarke’s 3001: The Final Odyssey

The Soul Man has new showrunners.

Pilot directors:
Outcast: Adam Wingard

Guest stars!
Dig: Dean Chekvala
Law & Order: SVU: Harry Hamlin
Madam Secretary: Sam Daly
Marry Me: Jerry O’Connell
The Mindy Project: Julia Stiles
New Girl: Barry Bostwick

Bones: Cyndi Lauper
The Fosters: Rosie O’Donnell
The Good Wife: Dylan Baker, Laura Benanti
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Hayley Atwell
Scandal: Khandi Alexander
The Soul Man: Sherri Shepherd
Suits: Stephen Macht

A.D.: Richard Coyle, Vincent Regan, Adam Levy, Juan Pablo di Pace, Emmet Scanlan, Chipo Chung, Jodhi May, Joanne Whalley, Greta Scacchi, Babou Ceesay
Agent Carter: Costa Ronin, Bridget Regan
Baby Daddy: Christa B. Allen
Bates Motel: Joshua Leonard
Grace and Frankie: Michael Gross
How to Get Away with Murder: Marcia Gay Harden
Justified: Jeff Fahey
Lumen: Sam Jaeger
The Magicians: Stella Maeve, Hale Appleman, Arjun Gupta
Marilyn: Emily Watson
Mr. Robot: Frankie Shaw
NCIS: Jeri Ryan
New Girl: Zoe Lister-Jones
The Night Shift: Merle Dandridge
Once Upon a Time: Victoria Smurfit
Outcast: Patrick Fugit
Resurrection: Jim Parrack
Sense 8: Christian Oliver
Turn: Nick Westrate

(Image courtesy of ABC Family.)

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