Caffeine – October 14th Edition

Happy Sunday! Now that fall TV is in full swing, we’ve got more pickups and finally a cancellation for you, but first . . .

We usually put casting at the end of the column, as regular readers know, but this is big enough for me to make an exception: Clark Gregg will in fact appear in Joss Whedon’s Marvel’s S.H.I.E.L.D. pilot. Coulson lives, you guys!

The premieres of Community and Whitney have been delayed. There’s no new date yet, but we’ll let you know when we hear.

Psych will return on February 27.

NBC will air their Munsters reboot Mockingbird Lane pilot, which is not going forward as a series, as a Halloween special on October 26.

Renewed: Suits.

We have the fall’s first casualty: CBS has pulled Made in Jersey.

In better new show news, FOX picked up full seasons of Ben and Kate and The Mindy Project. And Neighbors got an order for three more scripts.

Season four of Louie will be delayed until 2014. But it sounds like it’s at Louis C.K.’s request, so fans have no need to worry.

The Secret Life of the American Teenager will end after its fifth season.

Cancelled before it began: Dane Cook’s Next Caller series at NBC.

Coming to Hulu: BBC show The Wrong Mans.

Johnny Depp and Tom Fontana are making a modern series based on Shakespeare’s plays. Like . . . all of them. So. There’s that.

In development:
ABC has a semi-autobiographical comedy from Tyra Banks, a Michael Bolton comedy, a comedy from Ty Burrell and his brother, comedy Sex Diaries, light FBI procedural Pros and Cons, a paranormal cop comedy, a modern Great Expectations, two autobiographical family projects, and a James Patterson adaptation.
CBS has The Cisco Kid, blog-inspired comedy Granny Is My Wingman, female vigilante drama #Resistance (which, in retrospect, I’m surprised someone hasn’t tried to put a hashtag in a title before), a comedy from the Hollywood Assistants blogger, and a multi-ethnic family comedy starring comedian Maz Jobrani.
Comedy Central bought an adaptation of Broad City from Amy Poehler.
The CW is redeveloping Confessions of a Backup Dancer. They also have a J.J. Abrams undercover cop drama and another modern Great Expectations, this one from Reese Witherspoon.
FOX has a modern Bonnie and Clyde, a semi-autobiographical comedy from John Legend, a female friendship comedy, an action series based on video game Battlefield: Bad Company, comedy Adulting from J.J. Abrams, and an FBI thriller from Ed Brubaker and Kyle Killen.
NBC has a medical drama, two dramas from the Numb3rs producer, another Alice in Wonderland adaptation (so, yes, we’re up to three), Tumblr-inspired comedy F*ck! I’m in My Twenties, Undateable comedy from Bill Lawrence, cult drama The Church from Dick Wolf, two Ron Weiner comedies, a Sixth Gun adaptation from Carlton Cuse, and an espionage drama.

Colton Haynes will not return for season three of Teen Wolf.

Guest stars!
Animal Practice: Adam Goldberg
Arrested Development: Chris Diamantopoulos, Ben Schwartz
Arrow: Currie Graham
The Big Bang Theory: Buzz Aldrin
Castle: Chris McKenna
Community: Brie Larson, Chris Diamantopoulos
CSI: Brian Van Holt
Elementary: Ato Essandoh
Guys With Kids: Mark Consuelos
Hannibal: Molly Shannon
Men at Work: Marsha Thomason, Jessica Szohr
The Mindy Project: Kelen Coleman
The Mob Doctor: Joshua Leonard
Modern Family: Paul Scheer
The New Normal: Matt Bomer
Nurse Jackie: Marcy Harriell
Parks and Recreation: Christie Brinkley
Person of Interest: Mark Pellegrino
Suburgatory: Tim Meadows, Paula Newsome
Touch: Keith David

Gossip Girl: Katie Cassidy
Parks and Recreation: Megan Mullally

American Horror Story: Asylum: Ian McShane
Bates Motel: Richard Harmon, Keegan Connor Tracy
The Bridge: Thomas Wright, Demian Bichir, Annabeth Gish, Ted Levine
Continuing Fred: Mimi Gianopulos
Dallas: Judith Light
The Good Wife: Hamish Linklater
Grey’s Anatomy: Neve Campbell
King and Maxwell: Jon Tenney
The Last Ship: Titus Welliver, Eric Dane, Michaela McManus, Charles Parnell, Travis Van Winkle, Christina Elmore, Sam Spruell
The Mob Doctor: Mike Starr
Monday Mornings: Hal Holbrook
Nashville: Michiel Huisman
Nurse Jackie: Morris Chestnut
Parenthood: Emily Evan Rae
Revenge: Adrienne Barbeau
Satisfaction: Vik Sahay
The Secret Lives of Husbands and Wives: James Tupper, Laura Allen, Jesse L. Martin
The Secret Lives of Wives: Valerie Cruz, Callum Blue, Derek Smith, Kim Raver, Lauren Bittner
Sirens: Michael Mosley, Kevin Daniels, Kevin Bigley, Jessica McNamee
Socio: Denise Richards, Kimberly Quinn
Terminales: Mary Page Keller, Italia Ricci
Witches of East End: Madchen Amick, Glenne Headly
Untitled AMC legal thriller: Clarke Peters
Untitled Mark Wahlberg-Steve Levinson presentation: Erin Richards

(Image courtesy of USA Network.)

2 thoughts on “Caffeine – October 14th Edition

  1. There hasn’t been an official announcement yet, but things don’t look good for Common Law, so far as I can tell.

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