Caffeine – October 5th Edition

Happy Sunday! We’ve got a bunch of news about new shows in development, but first, a few premiere dates . . .

Premiere dates:
October 24: Alpha House
November 5: The Game
January 11: Episodes, Shameless, House of Lies
January 13: Younger
January 24: Black Sails

Renewed: You’re the Worst (which is moving to FXX), Married, Satisfaction, Mistresses, Young and Hungry

Cancelled: Dallas, Rush, Jennifer Falls

Law & Order: SVU, Chicago Fire, and Chicago P.D. are having a crossover in November.

David Fincher will direct the whole first season of Utopia on HBO.

From its most recent round of pilots, Amazon has picked up Hand of God and Red Oaks to series. They’ve ordered additional scripts of The Cosmopolitans, and passed on Hysteria and Really.

ABC is reportedly still considering pilot Clementine, probably for summer.

Picked up to series:
ABC Family: Procedural Stitchers
TV Land: Comedies Impastor and Teachers

Pilot orders:
FX: Comedy Pariah starring Bill Burr
MTV: Dark comedy Self Promotion directed by Zach Braff

In development:
20th Century Fox: Academic workplace drama Castlebar
ABC: CIA miniseries MKUltra, a terrorism drama starring Felicity Huffman, Miami police drama Las Reinas, 1970s female cop drama Broad Squad, female friendship comedy Dish, family comedy Funhouse
BBC: A John Le Carre adaptation starring Hugh Laurie and Tom Hiddleston
CBS: Cop drama C.H.A.O.S. – Downtown Division, an angel drama, comedy If We’re Not Married by 30, a Rush Hour remake
CW: Mystery dramedy Bone House, an adaptation of telenovela First Lady
Fox: Parenthood comedy Half Full from Jennifer Garner
IFC: Hockey comedy Uncle Chubby’s, a Big remake from the producers of Enlisted
NBC: Mob series The Family Business, female bodyguard/PI comedy In Security, romantic comedy Wendy and Peter, legal drama Justice, post-nuclear war drama Raven Rock

Not moving forward:
ABC Family: Unstrung, Work Mom

Chris Collins and Marc Abrams have been set as showrunners for Keanu Reeves’s series Rain.

Showrunner Daniel Petrie Jr. is leaving The Good Witch.

Leaving their shows:
Community: Yvette Nicole Brown
Mistresses: Alyssa Milano

Promoted to series regular:
Devious Maids: Gilles Marini
The Odd Couple: Yvette Nicole Brown

Guest stars!
Chicago P.D.: Bailey Chase
Elementary: Christian Camargo
How to Get Away with Murder: Elizabeth Perkins
iZombie: Ryan Hansen
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Tim DeKay
Scorpion: Kid Cudi, Method Man

The 100: Adina Porter
Agent Carter: Dominic Cooper
Astronaut Wives’ Club: Yvonne Strahovski
Bad Judge: Angela Kinsey
black-ish: Jenifer Lewis
The Comedians: Dana Delany
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: Rachel Bloom, Michael McDonald, Donna Lynne Champlin, Santino Fontana, Vincent Rodriguez III
Empire: Naomi Campbell
Gotham: Nicholas D’Agosto
Hindsight: Jessy Hodges, John Patrick Amedori, Drew Sidora, Collins Pennie, Adam Herschman
House of Lies: Demetri Martin, Valorie Curry
Jane the Virgin: Tina Casciani
Revenge: Courtney Ford
Salem Rogers: Model of the Year, 1998: Toks Olagundoye
Selfie: Allison Miller
The Slap: Thandie Newton, Melissa George
Your Family or Mine: Ed Begley Jr., Stephanie Hunt, Collette Wolfe

(Image courtesy of BBC America.)

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