Caffeine – September 9th Edition

Happy Sunday! First, a note to Touch fans: I noticed in the listings that FOX is airing an unaired episode from season one this coming Friday, September 14, at 8/7c. (Season two doesn’t start until October.) Adjust your schedule accordingly!

Also in news you need this week: NBC has moved the premiere of The New Normal up to tomorrow, Monday at 10/9c. It will return to its regular timeslot with a second episode on Tuesday. (We’ll have our Pilot Perception feature on it for you tomorrow morning!)

The Fringe series finale will air on February 1st. Sob.

Premiere dates:
October 7: Austin & Ally
October 11: It’s Always Sunny, The League

The fourth series of British show The Thick of It starts streaming on Hulu for American audiences today.

Renewed: Sullivan & Son

NBC has pulled Saving Hope from its schedule, though the show was renewed and will continue to air in Canada.

Starz has picked up historical drama The White Queen to series. It’s about the Wars of the Roses and based on novels by Philippa Gregory and I am beside myself with excitement.

Syfy has acquired British series Sinbad.

Beverly Hills Cops has landed at CBS.

In news that surely fills Kyle Killen fans with a mix of joy and anxiety, Killen has a new pilot deal at ABC for a drama about brothers solving people’s problems using the science of manipulation and motivation.

Also in development:
ABC has comedy Trophy Wife, family comedy Safe at Home, a family soap about a disappearing woman, a 1980s comedy, and some more comedies.
CBS has a drama about a workaholic mom and an antiques shop comedy.
The CW has a Wonder Woman origin show and a boy band detective show (!!).
FOX has a wedding chapel comedy, a drama about vigilante teenagers going after bullies, an Army sibling comedy, a futuristic android buddy cop drama from J.J. Abrams and J.H. Wyman, a gambling comedy, a comedy about a family who has never met, and comedy I Suck at Girls from Bill Lawrence and Justin Halpern.
FX has a martial arts drama and a dark comedy from Kurt Sutter.
NBC has an FBI drama from Shonda Rhimes, a Dick Wolf adaptation of British series Injustice, wrestling and hipster comedies from Jimmy Fallon’s company, a 1970s spy drama from Graham Yost, a Cee Lo Green comedy, an Angela Bassett legal drama, and more comedies.
Showtime has an adaptation of CIA film The Good Shepherd.
TNT has picked up three drama pilots that were originally developed for network.
Comedian Cristela Alonzo is developing a comedy about a blue-collar Mexican-American family.

The creator of Single Ladies has exited the series.

Mitch Pileggi has been promoted to series regular on Dallas.

Leaving their series: Mousa Krais from Do No Harm; Chris Zylka from American Horror Story.

Guest stars!
30 Rock: Ryan Lochte
90210: Amber Stevens
CSI: Kyle Richards
Elementary: Roger Rees
Girls: Rita Wilson, Colin Quinn
The Good Wife: Brian Dennehy, Christina Ricci
Grimm: Kate del Castillo
New Girl: Rob Riggle
Private Practice: Alfre Woodard
Revolution: David Andrews
Scandal: Brenda Strong
Vegas: Gil Bellows

American Horror Story: Frances Conroy
Arrested Development: Liza Minnelli
The Good Wife: Mike Colter
Suburgatory: Wilmer Valderrama

Ben & Kate: Geoff Stults
The Following: Susan Misner
The Good Wife: John Shea
Hannibal: Scott Thompson
Hello Ladies: Nate Torrence, Kevin Weisman
Next Caller Please: Desmin Borges
Private Practice: Matt Long
Revolution: David Meunier, Kim Raver
Scandal: Debra Mooney
Suits: Amanda Schull
The Vampire Diaries: Blake Hood, Alyssa Diaz
Whitney: Tone Bell

(Image courtesy of FOX.)

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