Caffeine – TV News – April 16th Edition

TV news

Happy Easter! Let’s hunt down the week’s TV news and then you can go out and hunt for your Easter eggs!

Premiere dates:
May 15th: Decline and Fall
May 17th: Downward Dog (preview episode)
May 23rd: Downward Dog (timeslot premiere)
May 29th: Still Star-Crossed
June 1st: Nashville
June 5th: Daytime Divas
June 8th: Queen of the South
June 20th: Queen Sugar
June 23rd: Playing House
July 12th: Suits
July 18th: Shooter
July 24th: Somewhere Between
August 2nd: The Sinner

Renewed: Nashville, Poldark, The Durrells in Corfu, Grace and Frankie, The Path, The Magicians, The Arrangement, Fear the Walking Dead (with new showrunners)

Canceled: Outsiders

If there’s a fourth season of American Crime, the theme will reportedly be women in the workplace.

Hulu has acquired Canadian crime drama Pure for the U.S.

Ordered to series:
ABC Studios International: Australian crime drama Harrow
Amazon: Amy Sherman-Palladino 1950s drama The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (a two-season order), Indian World War II series The Forgotten Army
Pop: University drama Clique, comedy Hot Date, PI comedy Swedish Dicks, Private Investigators

In development:
CBS Television Studios: An adaptation of Meg Gardiner serial killer novel UNSUB
FX: Crime drama No Place Safe from Regina King and John Ridley
Netflix: An adaptation of Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting of Hill House
Penchant Entertainment: An adaptation of exorcism book Hostage to the Devil
Playground: A comedy drama series based on Rory O’Neill’s memoir
Pop: 1980s aerobics comedy Let’s Get Physical, figure skating drama Kiss & Cry, supernatural drama The Demons of Dorian Gunn, comedy anthology It’s a Date, family show Peaches, former child star series The New and Improved Pixie Wexler, contemporary comedic fairy tale Two Princes
Universal Cable Productions: An adaptation of Maggie Stiefvater’s YA fantasy series The Raven Boys with Andrew Miller and Catherine Hardwicke on board

Jeff Davis’s version of Let the Right One In is not moving forward at TNT.

Promoted to series regular:
Arrow: Rick Gonzalez, Juliana Harkavy
Billions: Asia Kate Dillon

Guest stars:
Blindspot: Jewel Staite
Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Ryan Phillippe
Chicago Fire: Kris Bryant, Jake Arrieta, Mike Tirico
Grace and Frankie: Lisa Kudrow

Returns:
Arrow: Manu Bennett, Katrina Law
Supergirl: Tyler Hoechlin, Calista Flockhart

Casting:
The City and the City: David Morrissey, Maria Schrader, Christian Camargo, Mandeep Dillon, Ron Cook, Danny Webb
Collateral: Nathaniel Martello-White
Condor: William Hurt, Bob Balaban, Leem Lubany, Kristen Hager, Angel Bonanni, Christina Moses, Katherine Cunningham, Gabriel Hogan, Kristoffer Polaha
Dark/Web: Robert Davi, Hayley Marie Norman, Dora Madison, Griffin Freeman, Cole Bernstein, Duane Shepard Sr., Amin El Gamal
Divorce: Steven Pasquale, Becki Newton
Edith: John Cleese, Alison Steadman, Jason Watkins, Jessica Hynes, Anne Reid, Rosie Cavaliero, James Cosmo, Peter Egan
Nashville: Jeff Nordling
Shooter: Josh Stewart
Trust: Donald Sutherland
UnREAL: Tracie Thoms
Vikings: Erik Madsen
Untitled Tracy Morgan comedy series: Ryan Gaul

(Image courtesy of USA Network.)

About Kate

Kate Linnea Welsh is a New Hampshire-based writer and taxonomist. (No, that doesn't involve dead animals.) She keeps us up to date on TV news in her weekly column "Caffeine." She writes about other TV shows, books, and more at her blog and her site Read the Screen. She'd love to talk to you on Twitter: @katelinnea