Caffeine – September 2nd Edition

Happy Sunday, and happy Labor Day weekend to our US readers!

Premiere dates:
October 17: American Horror Story: Asylum
November 8: Burn Notice
November 10: Wedding Band
January 1: The Lying Game

Anger Management was renewed for ninety – yes, NINETY – more episodes, and Martin Sheen is joining the cast.

Cancelled: How to Rock

It looks like Syfy will probably be airing Continuum in the U.S.

Get excited: ABC has officially ordered a S.H.I.E.L.D. pilot from Joss Whedon.

Jennie Garth and Luke Perry are supposedly developing a sitcom together. I assume that makes some of you very happy.

In other news that kind of sounds like it’s from the past, Robin Williams may be returning to TV, though I’d like to point out that a significant chunk of the target demographic probably doesn’t realize he was ever on TV to begin with.

Grey’s Anatomy is doing some sort of Meredith and Cristina standalone episode.

I was just thinking I wanted to watch a domestic show set in the fifties, and now ABC is working on one. I feel so powerful.

A Miranda Lambert PI family dramedy? Um, yes, PLEASE.

Nigel Lythgoe and MGM TV are rebooting Fame.

Eddie Murphy and Shawn Ryan are working on a Beverly Hills Cop TV show. Interesting.

More in development:
ABC has a terrorism drama, a mystery about a covert group that helps desperate people, more amnesia and medical dramas, a Dutch drama.
CBS has an FBI drama, a divorce comedy, a drama about three generations of women.
FOX has an adaptation of a graphic novel about a young woman who discovers she’s Athena, which sounds fascinating.
NBC has a futuristic thriller soap. Interesting. Also: two Ken Kwapis family comedies, a father/daughter comedy from Chelsea Handler and Ingrid Haas, an elementary school parent comedy.
Showtime is working on a comedy with Sarah Silverman. It also has Girls with Guns, which sounds interesting.

Kristen Chenoweth had to leave The Good Wife because of an injury, but according to co-star Alan Cumming, she’s back! Yay!

Jonathan Frakes will direct a Comic-Con themed episode of Castle. Fun! And Christopher Gorham will direct an episode of his show Covert Affairs.

Guest stars!
30 Rock: Bryan Cranston, Catherine O’Hara
Beauty and the Beast: Kelly Overton
Body of Proof: Annie Wersching
Castle: Tamara Braun
Community: Tricia Helfer
Elementary: David Harbour, Anika Noni Rose
Go On: Chris Bosh
The Goodwin Games: Chris Diamantopoulos
Haven: Laura Vandervoot
Hot in Cleveland: Pat Harrington Jr.
How to Live with Your Parents: Willie Garson, Reid Scott
The Middle: Bailey Buntain
Once Upon a Time: Jorge Garcia
Person of Interest: Gloria Votsis
Raising Hope: Leslie Jordan
Revenge: Wendy Crewson
Royal Pains: Charley Koontz
Sons of Anarchy: Rusty Coones
Suits: Jon Foster
Two and a Half Men: Miley Cyrus, now definite
Vegas: Haley Strode

Arrested Development: Scott Baio, Henry Winkler
Dallas: Faran Tahir
Grey’s Anatomy: Debbie Allen
Magic City: Michael Risploli
Modern Family: Shelley Long
Scandal: Kate Burton
Supernatural: D.J. Qualls
Weeds: Guillermo Diaz

666 Park Avenue: Tessa Thompson
Apt 23: Angelique Cabral
Bates Motel: Vera Farmiga
Cougar Town: Ali Wentworth
Cult: Stacey Farber
The Farm: Mike Schur
Grey’s Anatomy: Steven Culp
Happy Endings: Nick Zano
Hart of Dixie: Kelen Coleman
HIMYM: Abby Elliott
Last Resort: Michael Gaston
Monday Mornings: Tara Summers
Nashville: Kimberly Williams-Paisley
The Neighbors: Katherine Tokarz
The New Normal: Jackie Hoffman, Sterling Sulieman
Orange Is the New Black: Taylor Schilling
Parks and Recreation: Jon Glaser
Red Widow: Pedro Pascal, Fernanda Andrade
Revolution: Maureen Sebastian
Sons of Anarchy: Tara Summers
Switched at Birth: Tonia Raymonde
Touch: John Boyd, Dileep Rao
Vegas: Vinessa Shaw, Michael Wiseman
Witches of East End: Julia Ormond
Untitled Kal Penn/Tony Shaloub comedy: Rebecca Breeds

(Photo courtesy of ABC Family.)

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