Caffeine – October 7th Edition

Happy Sunday! Big news: The first new shows to be picked up for full seasons are Go On, The New Normal, and Revolution.

Renewed: Boardwalk Empire, Strike Back, Pretty Little Liars, XIII: The Series

Premiere dates:
November 27: Leverage, Rizzoli & Isles
January 28: Dallas
February 1: House of Cards
February 4: Monday Mornings
February 13: Southland

FOX has pushed Touch back to January.

Syfy has acquired Primeval: New World and will air it in 2013.

Jim Rash is writing an episode of Community.

Chris Carter is working on a new thriller series about the aftermath of a mysterious event. (Presumably not The Event.)

Tyler Perry has made a scripted programming deal with Oprah’s OWN.

In development:
ABC has a single dad dating comedy, a drama about family, murder, and class, a drama about an undocumented immigrant law student, a family drama about families discovering they have the same father, new Shonda Rhimes comedy and drama, a small town North Dakota drama, a workplace comedy from Julia Roberts, and a Texas Ranger soapy procedural from Sofia Vergara.
CBS has a Jerry Bruckheimer conspiracy drama, an Elizabeth Banks comedy, a drama about a detective going blind, a Bad Teacher adaptation, a comedy about a nanny and working mom, a blended family comedy, a drama about young female detectives, a comedy about a gay man and his big Irish-American family, a drama about religion and faith, a Surgeon General drama, and an FBI drama from the Homeland creators.
The CW has a supernatural fixer drama and a post-apocalyptic drama.
FOX has a modern Peter Pan comedy, two couple comedies, comedy My Boss Is My Roommate, an adaptation of Scott Westerfeld’s Midnighters series, and a Ryan Murphy family thriller.
NBC has a 1980s comedy, a limited series about the aftermath of a man slapping a child, a relationship comedy from comedian Tommy Johnagin, an oddball brother comedy, a comedy about a children’s book author, a semi-autobiographical comedy from Kate Walsh, baby boomer and multigenerational family comedies, a Diane Warren musical dramedy, a green card marriage comedy, a modern Moby Dick from M. Night Shyamalan (I am not making this up), and a Ryan Murphy comedy.

Mockingbird Lane is probably dead at NBC.

Once Upon a Time has promoted Colin O’Donoghue to series regular.

Guest stars!
1600 Penn: Rebecca Wisocky, David St. James, Rene Auberjonois
2 Broke Girls: Cedric the Entertainer
666 Park Avenue: Whoopi Goldberg
90210: Tegan and Sara
Body of Proof: Ivan Sergei
Castle: Patrick Fischler, Tony Denison
CSI: Dylan Walsh, Sarah Joy Brown
Elementary: Callie Thorne, Lisa Edelstein
Falling Skies: Stephen Collins
Fringe: Jill Scott
Go On: Misty May-Treanor
Guys with Kids: Marissa Jaret Winokur
Hawaii Five-0: Daniel Henney, Tom Arnold, Vanessa Marcil
Justified: Patton Oswalt
Mike and Molly: Gerald McRaney
NCIS: Alex Kingston
Parks and Recreation: Brad Hall
Rules of Engagement: Anna George
Smash: Daphne Rubin-Vega
Up All Night: Azita Ghanizada, Tony Hale
The Vampire Diaries: Paul Telfer

The Big Bang Theory: LeVar Burton, Wil Wheaton
The Office: Josh Groban
Psych: Ally Sheedy
Two and a Half Men: Melanie Lynskey

1600 Penn: Robbie Amell
Bates Motel: Mike Vogel, Nestor Carbonell
Body of Proof: Richard Burgi
Glee: Nolan Gerard Funk
Hannibal: Ellen Greene
Infamous: Ken Leung
Law & Order: SVU: Raul Esparza
Nurse Jackie: Betty Gilpin
Orange Is the New Black: Natasha Lyonne, Pablo Schreiber, Michael Harney, Lin Tucci
Parenthood: Pamela Adlon
The Secret Lives of Husbands and Wives: Martin Henderson
Seed: Adam Korson, Carrie-Lynn Neales
Shameless: Bradley Whitford, Eric Edelstein, Maile Flanagan
Socio: Avan Jogia
Stalkers: Drea de Matteo, Jodi Lyn O’Keefe
True Blood: Rutger Hauer

(Image courtesy of NBC.)

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