Caffeine – TV News – April 23rd Edition

TV news

Happy Sunday! This week’s TV news brings us a bunch of exciting renewals, but first, let’s catch up on premiere and finale dates.

Premiere dates:
May 26th: Bloodline
June 2nd: Flaked
July 10th: Will
August 25th: Disjointed
September 28th: StartUp

Finale dates:
May 11th: Riverdale
May 18th: Supernatural
May 22nd: Supergirl, Jane the Virgin
May 23rd: The Flash
May 24th: Arrow, The 100
June 16th: Reign
June 23rd: The Originals
June 27th: iZombie

Fox has announced a new ten-episode season of The X-Files!

Renewed: Imposters, Patriot, Snatch, Genius, Younger, Teachers, Shadowhunters

New showrunners:
Mars: Dee Johnson

Pilot directors:
The Deep Mad Dark: Niels Arden Oplev
Locke & Key: Scott Derrickson

Ordered to series:
ABC Australia/Netflix: Mythical series The Legend of the Monkey
Comedy Central: Workplace comedy Corporate
Crackle: Gang drama The Oath
Freeform: Mermaid drama Siren
Lifetime: Romantic thriller You from Greg Berlanti and Sera Gamble

Pilot orders:
Comedy Central: Lumberyard buddy comedy Delco Proper, an untitled Awkwafina comedy, a sibling comedy, a workplace comedy set at a South Side Chicago rent-to-own business
Hulu: Joe Hill/Carlton Cuse horror/fantasy drama Locke & Key
TNT: Thriller drama Deadlier Than the Male

In development:
Bravo: African-American female mayor drama Candy
Crackle: Boston car/crime drama RPM, theme park comedy Accident Park, post-apocalyptic drama Tribes death row drama The Row
Entertainment One/Palomar: Drama Gaddafi
Leone Film Group: A Vatileaks scandal series
MarVista Entertainment: Female-led King Kong continuation King Kong Skull Island
National Geographic: Birth control drama The Birth of the Pill, Ebola drama The Hot Zone, a drama about the formation of National Geographic
Sony: A Wheel of Time series

Promoted to series regular:
The Walking Dead: Steven Ogg, Katelyn Nacon, Pollyanna McIntosh

Guest stars:
Chicago Justice: Richard Schiff
Supergirl: Lonnie Chavis

Casting:
The Alienist: Brian Geraghty (replacing Sean Astin)
Berlin Station: Scott Winters
Brothered Up: D.L. Hughley (replacing Romany Malco)
Crawford: Jill Hennessy
Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency: Tyler Labine
Future Man: Robert Craighead
The Last Ship: Thomas Calabro
Law & Order: True Crime – The Menendez Murders: Gus Halper
Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams: Mireille Enos, Greg Kinnear, Steve Buscemi
Shooter: Jerry Ferrara, Jesse Bradford, Todd Lowe
Singularity: Michelle Buteau
Supergirl: Mark Gibbon
Van Helsing: Caroline Cave
Waco: Melissa Benoist, Julia Garner

(Image courtesy of TNT.)

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