Caffeine – October 9th Edition

Happy Sunday! And here we have it: the first new scripted show to be cancelled was The Playboy Club. Next: Free Agents. And How to Be a Gentleman is shutting down production, too.

NBC picked up Up All Night and Whitney for full seasons.

Also getting a full season: 2 Broke Girls.

CBS is moving Rules of Engagement to How to Be a Gentleman‘s Thurday slot.

Renewed: Strike Back.

Yes, Arrested Development may be coming back. MAY. Don’t get too excited yet.

Lex Medlin will be a regular on season four of Drop Dead Diva.

USA Network is ordering another pilot from White Collar‘s Jeff Eastin. Wheee!

Netflix is adding a second original show, a Norwegian drama called Lilyhammer.

AMC is getting into comedy, but God, that’s an awful title.

More movies being remade as TV shows: The Adjustment Bureau, Universal Soldier.

This new Jerry Weintraub show basically sounds like The Hour, huh? (Presumably it will sound less like The Hour when there are more details.)

TV Land is considering a Hot in Cleveland spinoff starring Cedric the Entertainer. Um, okay.

More pilots

ABC: A family PI comedy (wasn’t there another of these in the works recently?), a new Joanna Garcia comedy from the Better with You producer (because it worked so well the first time?), a White House sci-fi drama, another British comedy adaptation, a Nashville soap, a firefighter comedy, more comedies, A Jerry Bruckheimer soap/thriller, a show from the Smiths.

CBS: Comedies from the producer of the British Office and IT Crowd.

FOX: A father-son workplace comedy, a comedy from the Coen Brothers, The Magicians, a comedy from a HIMYM guy, secret service agents protecting the First Lady (fun!).

NBC: Yet another comedy about how men have it hard, an adaptation of an Australian comedy, a sitcom starring Snoop Dogg.

MTV: A Krysten Ritter-produced drama.

USA: Boutique travel agents.

Guest stars!

30 Rock: James Marsden, Denise Richards.

Chuck: Cheryl Ladd, Tim DeKay.

The Closer: Jason George.

Grey’s Anatomy: Alfre Woodard.

Happy Endings: David Walton, Hayes MacArthur.

Hawaii Five-0: Chris Bauer.

Man Up: Billy Dee Williams.

Modern Family: Kevin Hart, Leslie Mann.

Nikita: Malik Yoba.

Nurse Jackie: Rosie Perez, Billy Joe Armstrong.

Once Upon a Time: Brad Dourif.

Perception: Roger Bart, Edward Furlong.

Ringer: Amber Benson.

Royal Pains: Molly Sims, Tsai Chin.

Smash: Nick Jonas, Bernadette Peters.

Suburgatory: Thomas McDonell.


30 Rock: Will Arnett.

Gossip Girl: Aaron Tveit.

How I Met Your Mother: Chris Elliott, Wayne Brady, Frances Conroy, Bill Fagerbakke.


Cracked: Stefan von Pfetten.

Gateway: Keith Carradine, Keir O’Donnell, David Denman, Shannon Lucio, Eric Lange.

Glee: Eric Bruskotter.

The Manzanis: Rhea Perlman.

New Girl: Lizzy Caplan.

Suburgatory: Gloria Votsis.

The Vampire Diaries: Alice Evans.

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