Caffeine – September 25th Edition

Happy Sunday! It was a fairly quiet week for TV news, but we’re expecting a barrage of pick-ups and cancellations of the fall freshmen shows starting within a week or so, so get ready.

Renewed: Drop Dead Diva.

FOX has made it official with Kiefer Sutherland’s new show, Touch.

A teen spy drama? Yes please.

CBS is looking at a 20-something ensemble comedy (could that sound any more generic?) and a comedy from Greg Berlanti.

Things ABC likes this week: Nicholas Sparks, more murder from the Castle people, the CIA, online dating, the U.S. District Court, the twelve apostles, Steven Bochco, angels.

NBC is into medical and cop dramas from Dick Wolf’s company and a family comedy from John Legend.

The people who brought you Will and Grace have two new comedies in the works.

The Smallville showrunners are consulting at The Secret Circle. Interesting.

One Tree Hill has yet more people returning in its final season: Allison Munn, Scott Holroyd, Devin McGee, Barbara Alyn Woods.

Guest stars!

90210: Billy Ray Cyrus.

The Big Bang Theory: Courtney Ford. Plus, Wil Wheaton’s back and bringing Brent Spiner and some Star Trek writers.

Body of Proof: Gregory Harrison.

Castle: Dean Norris.

The Closer: Elizabeth Perkins.

Criminal Minds: Jack Coleman.

CSI: Miami: Drea DeMatteo.

Happy Endings: Rob Riggle, Brent Musberger.

How I Met Your Mother: Katie Holmes.

Modern Family: Gilles Marini. He’s also going to be on Vodka/Chelsea.

New Girl: Lake Bell, Natasha Lyonne.

Revenge: CCH Pounder.

Supernatural: D.J. Qualls.

Two and a Half Men: Monika Smith, Joe Manganiello.

Whitney: Ken Marino.


40: Michael Imperioli, Adrian Pasdar, Ed Burns, Michael Rapaport.

Body of Proof: Deirdre Lovejoy.

Charlie’s Angels: Victor Garber.

Cougar Town: Susan Blakely.

Gateway Cam Gigandet.

The Mentalist: Catherine Dent.

One Tree Hill: Richard Burgi.

Parenthood: Alexandra Daddario.

The Playboy Club: Billy Zane.

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