Caffeine – TV News – February 21st Edition

Happy Sunday! Lots of pilot casting news and more in this week’s TV news. But first a few exciting dates!

Premiere dates!
April 12th: The Mindy Project
April 14th: Orphan Black

Renewed: Vinyl, Schitt’s Creek

Canceled: Unforgettable

More cast members returning for the Gilmore Girls revival: Sparky the dog, Sally Struthers, Michael Winters, Jackson Douglas

Angie Harmon will direct the one hundredth episode of Rizzoli & Isles.

Ordered to series:
VH1: Hip-hop drama The Breaks, soapy drama Satan’s Sisters based on Star Jones’s satire of The View

Pilot orders:
Amazon: Academic comedy I Love Dick from Jill Soloway

In development:
eOne: An adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s Sharp Objects starring Amy Adams
FX: A gay/straight sister comedy from Stephen Falk and Cameron Esposito
Skydance TV: A Dietland adaptation from Marti Noxon
TV Land: A semi-autobiographical best friend comedy from Kelly Oxford and Molly McNearney

Pilot directors:
No Tomorrow: Brad Silberling
Toast: Gail Mancuso
Training Day: Danny Cannon
Transylvania: Jason Ensler
Untitled Dan O’Shannon comedy: Todd Holland

Craig William Macneill will direct all of Channel Zero: Candle Cove.

Neema Barnette has joined Queen Sugar as a director and producer.

Promoted to series regular:
Scandal: Joe Morton

Guest stars!
Dr. Ken: Randall Park
The Grinder: Caroline Rhea
Life in Pieces: Fortune Feimster, Jerry Lambert
Presence: Felicity Huffman

Mistresses: Tabrett Bethell
Supernatural: Rob Benedict

24: Legacy: Anna Diop
Barry: Anthony Carrigan, Henry Winkler
Bunker Hill: Augustus Prew, Brenda Song
Chance: LisaGay Hamilton, Stefania LaVie Owen
Chicago Law: Philip Winchester
Chunk & Bean: Adam Rodriguez, Anna Gunn, Andy Daly
Corporate: Anne Dudek, Adam Lustick, Lance Reddick
Dream Team: Michael Mosley, Michelle Buteau, Lindsey Kraft, Justin Long
The Enforcers: Niecy Nash, Christine Woods, Ian Gomez
Faking It: Elliot Fletcher
Future Man: Josh Hutcherson
Good Fortune: Tone Bell, Beau Mirchoff, Diane Guerrero
The Great Indoors: Joel McHale, Chris Williams
Grimm: Shaun Toub
The Interestings: Lauren Ambrose
The Jury: Eve Harlow, Adina Porter, Hina Abdullah
The Kicker: Geoff Stults
The Last Tycoon: Jessica de Gouw
Legion: Jeremie Harris
Lethal Weapon: Golden Brooks
Marlon: Bresha Webb
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Natalia Cordova-Buckley
Me & Mean Margaret: Stockard Channing
Midnight, Texas: Dylan Bruce, Arielle Kebbel
Miranda’s Rights: Rebecca Breeds
The Missing: David Morrissey, Keeley Hawes, Tcheky Karyo
Once Upon a Time: Costas Mandylor
Pearl: Zach Knighton
Queen Sugar: Tina Lifford, Dondre Whitfield, Timon Kyle Durrett, Nicholas L. Ashe
Ray Donovan: Lisa Bonet, Dominique Columbus
Recon: Sarita Choudhury, Karan Oberoi
Sebastian: Tony Danza
The Second Fattest Housewife in Westport: Katy Mixon
Shots Fired: DeWanda Wise
Six: Joe Manganiello
Time: Abigail Spencer
Time After Time: Freddie Stroma, Josh Bowman
The Trail: John Lithgow, Sherri Shepherd, Jayma Mays, Nick D’Agosto
UnREAL: Meagan Tandy, Kim Matula
Van Helsing: Kelly Overton, Jonathan Scarfe, Christopher Heyerdahl, Paul Johansson, David Cubitt, Tim Guinee
Wayward Pines: Dijmon Hounsou, Kacey Rohl, Nimrat Kaur
When the Street Lights Go On: Odessa Young
Will: Olivia DeJonge
Untitled Kevin James comedy: Mary Charles Jones, James DiGiacomo, Leonard Earl Howze
Untitled Stephnie Weir/Greg Garcia pilot: Nick Zano
Untitled Tracey Wigfield pilot: Briga Heelan

Image courtesy of BBC America.

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