Caffeine – October 29th Edition

Stuck inside because of the hurricane? Here, have some TV news! (But no, really, STAY SAFE, everyone.)

Renewed: Homeland.

Picked up for a full season: Arrow. The CW’s other new shows, Emily Owens, M.D. and Beauty and the Beast, have had more scripts ordered but have not been picked up, so we’ll see.

Also picked up for full seasons: Vegas and Elementary.

Similarly, Chicago Fire has received an order for five more scripts – as has Guys With Kids.

Premiere dates:
January 7: Switched at Birth, Bunheads
January 8: Pretty Little Liars, The Lying Game
January 21: The Following
February 1: Touch

FOX has ordered two extra episodes of New Girl.

The final season of Treme will have five episodes.

In development:
ABC has a Ben Stiller/Bonnie Hunt comedy, comedy My Korean Deli, a Bret Harrison relationship comedy, a Greg Daniels comedy starring Brian Baumgartner, a Zach Braff comedy, political drama City Hall, comedy Mixology, and comedy The Marathon Times.
CBS has comedy Smells Like Teen Spirit, a medical drama about quadruplets, and a modern Sense & Sensibility
The CW has a drama about a girl whose father is in a coma and a teen Mary, Queen of Scots drama.
FOX has comedy All Grown Up, an underdog comedy, comedy The Commuters, a tax lawyer comedy, crime drama Paradise Falls, a comedy from Steve Carell and Jason Jones, and a Greg Kinnear legal drama.
FX has a military academy comedy.
HBO has a comedy about gay friends in San Francisco, a family drama from Oprah, and a family mystery drama.
MTV has an adaptation of YA novel Unraveling.
NBC has a Greg Daniels romantic comedy and father/son comedy.
USA Network has legal drama Shadow Counsel.

Tagline Television has sold a whole bunch of projects to various networks.

Barry Sloane has been promoted to series regular on Revenge.

Titus Welliver is leaving Michael Bay’s pilot The Last Ship and being replaced with Adam Baldwin. Huh.

Garcelle Beauvais will not return to Franklin & Bash.

Guest stars!
Arrested Development: Conan O’Brien, Andy Richter
The Big Bang Theory: Ryan Cartwright
Blue Bloods: Megan Boone, Chazz Palminteri
Castle: Jack Wagner, Nancy Lee Grahn
Do No Harm: F. Murray Abraham
Elementary: Freda Foh Shen
Emily Owens, M.D.: Brett Dier
Family Tree: Matt Griesser, Maria Blasucci, Lisa Palfrey
The Good Wife: T.R. Knight
Guys With Kids: Ernie Hudson
How I Met Your Mother: Seth Green, Chelan Simmons
Parenthood: Betsy Brandt
Raising Hope: Christopher Douglas Reed
Revenge: Joaquim de Almeida
Sirens: Isaiah Mustafa
Socio: Kathy Najimy, Grey Damon, Sam Robards

Castle: Darby Stanchfield
The Good Wife: Dallas Roberts, Anika Noni Rose
Supernatural: Jon Gries

After Hours: Eoin Macken
Baby Daddy: Matt Dallas
Call Me Fitz: Michael Gross
The Carrie Diaries: Kyle Harris
Chicago Fire: Kathleen Quinlan
Continuing Fred: Dan Castellaneta, Mo Gaffney, Angelique Cabral
Dallas: Annie Wersching
Emily Owens, M.D.: J.R. Ramirez
Family Tree: Nina Conti, Tom Bennett, Amy Seimetz
Giant Baby: Rhea Perlman
The Goodwin Games: Laurie Metcalf
Happy Endings: Mark-Paul Gosselaar
House of Lies: Larenz Tate, Nia Long
King and Maxwell: Rebecca Romijn
Life of Crime: Hayley Atwell
Now What? Jane Fonda
Nurse Jackie: Adam Ferrera
Once Upon a Time: Ethan Embry
Orphan Black: Maria Doyle Kennedy, Dylan Bruce, Jordan Gavaris, Kevin Hanchard, Michael Mando, Elizabeth Saunders, Ron Lea
S.H.I.E.L.D.: Ming-Na Wen
The Secret Lives of Wives: Joe Flanigan, David Conrad
Terminales: Aisha Dee
Trooper: Mira Sorvino, again
Trophy Wife: Bradley Whitford
The Vampire Diaries: Rick Worthy
Veep: Gary Cole

(Image courtesy of Showtime.)

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