Caffeine – September 11th Edition

At long last, the Fall TV season starts this week. Here’s a big helping of news before things really get going!

Hallelujah! HBO picked up Aaron Sorkin’s new show to series. I honestly cannot express how excited I am about this.

Renewed: Alphas.

Canceled: Lifetime’s The Protector. But they’re working on a new casino show.

Locke & Key: Not quite dead yet.

Gigolos Season Two will premiere October 20.

Zachary Levi will direct Chuck again in Season Five.

Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi are working on a comedy for NBC.

ABC is developing a Beauty and the Beast show. Fun! Ooh, and an action-adventure drama about archaeologist-commando treasure hunters! Also a Candace Bushnell show. And some other stuff.

The guy who adapted The Office for the US is now adapting Friday Night Dinner.

A show about teen international travellers? Sure.

It looks like Nick Stoller’s pilot is headed to CBS.

Scott Foley and Rina Mimoun have a script commitment from CBS for a show about a brother and sister who make people disappear. Interesting.

Greg Berlanti has sold yet another show. I think that’s three pilots this season.

Ugh, is this going to be next season’s trend? NBC bought a show called My Best Friend Is a Lesbo. I’m sure it will be as classy and sensitive as it sounds. They also bought some sort of female buddy comedy blah blah whatever.

TNT ordered a pilot about a search-and-rescue officer and her assuredly adorable dog.

Guest stars!

Community: Larry Cedar.

CSI: Vanessa Marano, Johnny Messner.

The Exes: Judith Light.

Glee: Don Most, Valerie Mahaffey, Tamlyn Tomita, Keong Sim.

Happy Endings: Larry Wilmore.

I Hate My Teenage Daughter: Ryan McPartlin.

The Mentalist: Henry Thomas.

Nikita: David Keith, Julie McNiven.

Pan Am: Scott Cohen.

Perception: Neal McDonough, Cary Elwes, Sheryl Lee, Pamela Reed.

Person of Interest: Michael Cerveris.

Rookie Blue: William Shatner.

Rules of Engagement: Curtis Armstrong.

Unforgettable: Marilu Henner.


Community Jerry Minor.

Rizzoli & Isles: Jacqueline Bisset, Billy Burke.


Awake: Laura Innes.

Cougar Town: Sarah Chalke.

A Gifted Man: Eriq La Salle.

Good Christian Belles: Eric Winter.

The Good Wife: Monica Raymund.

I Hate My Teenage Daughter: Keegan Allen.

The Office: Lindsey Broad.

Parenthood: Skyler Day.

Royal Pains: Joanna Garcia.

Suburgatory: Jay Mohr.

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