Caffeine – TV News – February 28th Edition

Happy Oscar Day! Before we turn our focus to movies tonight, let’s catch up on the week’s TV news, including a ton of pilot casting and a goodbye to a long-time favorite.

Premiere dates!
March 16th: Happy Valley
April 20th: Deadbeat
May 2nd: Houdini & Doyle
May 20th: Lady Dynamite

Bones has been renewed for a final twelve-episode season.

Also renewed: Superstore, Baskets

Cancelled: Satisfaction

More cast members returning for the Gilmore Girls revival: Todd Lowe, Liz Torres

Nicholas Meyer is joining the new Star Trek series as a writer and producer.

Melissa James Gibson and Frank Pugliese are taking over as showrunners at House of Cards.

Ordered to series:
IFC: Hank Azaria baseball announcer comedy Brockmire, comedic horror genre series Stan Against Evil
Netflix: Jason Bateman drama Ozark

Pilot orders:
Amazon: Jean-Claude Van Damme action comedy Jean-Claude Van Johnson
Showtime: Jason Katims dating comedy anthology Mating
Spike: An adaptation of Stephen King’s The Mist

In development:
Macro: Institutionalization drama Minors from Ryan Coogler
MRC: A Rasputin miniseries from Robert Eggers

Diana Son has joined 13 Reasons Why as a showrunner.

Pilot directors:
13 Reasons Why: Tom McCarthy
Chicago Law: Jean de Segonzac
Gypsy: Sam Taylor-Johnson
Recon: Adam Davidson
Untitled Matt Hubbard/Mike Schur comedy: Claire Scanlon

Promoted to series regular:
Casual: Julie Berman

Guest stars!
12 Monkeys: Madeleine Stowe
Baby Daddy: Loni Anderson
Empire: Xzibit
Fresh Off the Boat: Ken Jeong
Grey’s Anatomy: Rita Moreno, Casey Wilson
Jane the Virgin: Charo
Mom: Richard Schiff
The Muppets: Jack White
Once Upon a Time: Rya Kihlstedt

Once Upon a Time: Michael Raymond-James

10 Days in the Valley: Demi Moore
24: Legacy: Teddy Sears, Jimmy Smits
APB: Caitlin Stasey
Arrow: Madison McLaughlin
Ash Vs. Evil Dead: Michelle Hurd
Bunker Hill: Dermot Mulroney, Reshma Shetty
Casual: Katie Aselton, Vincent Kartheiser
Charity Case: Isiah Whitlock Jr., Dan Gill
Chunk & Bean: Hassie Harrison
Citizen: Augusto Aguilera, Alex Gonzalez, Forrest Goodluck
Cruel Intentions: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Taylor John Smith, Samantha Logan, Sophina Brown, Nathalie Kelley
The Death of Eva Sofia Valdez: Raul Castillo
Difficult People: Shakina Nayfack
Dream Team: Wynn Everett
Drew: Anthony Edwards, Felix Solis, Vanessa Ferlito
The Exorcist: Brianne Howey
Eyewitness: Julianne Nicholson, Tyler Young
Feed the Beast: Erin Cummings
The Fluffy Shop: Richard Gant
Four Stars: Wilmer Valderrama, Ana Cruz Kayne
Frequency: Mekhi Phifer, Peyton List, Lenny Jacobson
Future Man: Eliza Coupe
Good Fortune: Jessy Hodges, Blake Lee
Good Place: Jameela Jamil
The Great Indoors: Shaun Brown
Guilt: Emily Tremaine (replacing Katrina Law)
Harley and the Davidsons: Stephen Rider
I Love Dick: Kathryn Hahn
Incorporated: Allison Miller (replacing Georgina Haig)
The Infamous: Michelle Mitchenor
The Interestings: Jessica Pare, Sarah Mezzanotte, David Krumholtz, Ed Squires, Jance Enslin, Katie Balen
The Jury: Brandon Jay McLaren, Ben Esler
The Kicker: David Spade
The Last Ship: Emerson Brooks
The Last Tycoon: Kerry O’Malley, Annika Marks
Legion: Amber Midthunder
Lopez: Ashley Zamora
Making History: Adam Pally
Marvel’s Iron Fist: Finn Jones
Midnight, Texas: Sarah Ramos
Model Woman: Dan Byrd, Chris Mason
My Time/Your Time: Utkarsh Ambudkar
Notorious: Aimee Teegarden
One Day at a Time: Justina Machado
Orphan Black: Jessalyn Wanlim
Pitch: Mo McRae, Meagan Holder, Tim Jo, Elisabeth Shue, Mark Consuelos
Powerless: Vanessa Hudgens, Danny Pudi, Alan Tudyk, Christina Kirk
Prison Break: Mark Feuerstein
Queen Sugar: Bianca Lawson, Greg Vaughan, Henry G. Sanders
The Ranch: Kathy Baker
Recon: Tracy Spiridakos, Alexander Siddig
Riverdale: Luke Perry, KJ Apa, Ashleigh Murray, Madelaine Petsch, Camila Mendes
Shots Fired: Conor Leslie, Manny Perez
Six: Nadine Velazquez, Brianne Davis
Spark: Tracy Ifeachor
Speechless: Cedric Yarbrough
Switched at Birth: Tristin Mays
Taken: Clive Standen
Time: Claudia Doumit
Toast: Tessa Ferrer
Training Day: Bill Paxton
Transylvania: Laura Brent
Twin Peaks: Jessica Szohr
Van Helsing: Aleks Paunovic
Wayward Pines: Christopher Meyer, Josh Helman
Zoobiquity: Marsha Thomason, Antonia Bernath
Untitled Amy Poehler royals comedy: Elizabeth Perkins, Kevin Nealon, Tiya Sircar, Patrick Gallagher
Untitled CW Mars drama: Mouzam Makkar, Carl Beukes, Tongayi Chirisa
Untitled Fox HR pilot: Judy Greer
Untitled Kevin James comedy: Erinn Hayes
Untitled Kevin Williamson paranormal drama: Jessica Szohr, Bailey Chase
Untitled live action/CGI Adam Goldberg pilot: Stephen Schneider, Jenna Elfman, Nicholas Coombe, Matreya Scarrwener, Erica Tremblay
Untitled Meaghan Oppenheimer project: T.R. Knight
Untitled Upper Middle Bogan adaptation: John Carroll Lynch, Swoosie Kurtz, Katey Sagal
Untitled Vladimir Caamano comedy pilot: Maria Canals-Barrera
Untitled Woody Allen Amazon series: John Magaro, Rachel Brosnahan

(Image courtesy of Fox.)

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