Caffeine – September 4th Edition

Happy September! Fall TV starts NEXT WEEK. Is everyone ready?

The Big C was renewed and the creators sold a new comedy to NBC, so it’s been quite a good week for them.

Also renewed: Luther.

Cancelled: HawthoRNe.

BBC America’s Bedlam will premiere on October 1. They’re going to air the original British Free Agents, too.

The Walking Dead will have a split second season.

FOX has pushed back the premiere of I Hate My Teenage Daughter to November 30. That’s probably good, since it was originally supposed to premiere the night before Thanksgiving, but doesn’t change the fact that the show sounds pretty dreadful.

Absolutely Fabulous is doing an anniversary thing.

Mark Feuerstein is going to direct an episode of his USA show Royal Pains.

Stacey Dash is leaving Single Ladies.

News broke about lots of potential – potential – new shows from big names this week, so hold on to your hats:

Ronald D. Moore, like everyone else in Hollywood, is working on a Western.

Steven Spielberg and Stephen King are making Under the Dome for Showtime.

John Belushi’s widow and an SNL writer are shopping a Blues Brothers show. Huh.

People from Seinfeld and Scrubs are working on a girl band show for ABC.

That show of Jonathan Franzen’s The Corrections might finally be happening.

The Homicide team sold a cop drama to … the CW? Hee.

Kal Penn’s making a show about the United Nations that I would totally watch.

Spike Lee and Mike Tyson are making a boxing drama.

A show based on Swedish detective novels? Oh please oh please.

NBC is making Romancing the Stone into a series. Confession: I’ve never seen that movie.

The creator of Cougar Town has sold a new workplace comedy.

Glee‘s music producer has a musical comedy starring Christina Millian.

Greg Berlanti and Nick Wootten have a new cop drama.

TNT has announced an extensive development slate, so take a look if you like their stuff. And they’ve picked up a Jerry Bruckheimer P.I. show.

More new shows:

Cinemax is still trying to get into the original scripted TV business with a crime drama.

NBC is adapting an Israeli drama about a cult. Interesting.

CBS has comedies and ABC has witches. CBS also has a show based on Leslie Glass’s novels. ABC has a comedy from Claudia Lonow.

Guest stars!

Big Bang Theory: Katie LeClerc.

Body of Proof: Chrishell Stause.

Castle: Jessica Tuck.

Chuck: David Koechner, Catherine Dent, Danny Pudi.

CSI: NY: Justin Bruening, Robbie Amell.

Dexter: Jordana Spiro.

House: Jaleel White.

Modern Love: Charlie Semine.

The New Girl: Katie Cassidy.

Parenthood: Cee Lo Green.

The Playboy Club: Rafael Saadiq.

Psych: Mekhi Phifer, Cheech Marin.

Supernatural: James Patrick Stuart, Kevin McNally.

Up All Night: Jorma Taccone.


Grey’s Anatomy: Jason George.

One Tree Hill: Chad Michael Murray.

Two and a Half Men: Courtney Thorne-Smith.


90210: Chris McKenna, Tiffany Hines.

American Horror Story: Teddy Sears.

Big Dead Place: James Gandolfini.

Da Brick: John Boyega.

Eastbound & Down: Ike Barinholtz.

A Gifted Man: Raul Esparza.

Holliston: Dee Snider, Oderus Urungus.

Modern Family: David Cross.

Modern Love: Cara Buono, Ally Sheedy, Samantha Futerman, Alice Ripley.

The New Girl: Justin Long.

Nikita: Helena Mattsson.

Pan Am: Erin Cummings.

Pretty Little Liars: Alexander Nifong.

Ringer: Jason Dohring, Gage Golightly.

The River: Scott Michael Foster.

Smash: Will Chase.

Two and a Half Men: Judy Greer.

Vodka/Chelsea: Michael Cassidy.

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