Caffeine – TV News – April 2nd Edition

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It’s April, and this week’s TV news brings us a bunch of premiere and finale dates so we can see how spring/summer TV is shaping up!

Premiere dates:
April 17th: My Secret Romance
June 9th: Wynonna Earp
June 16th: The Ranch
July 13th: Hooten & the Lady
July 24th: Midnight, Texas
August 1st: Manhunt: Unabomber
August 8th: Difficult People
August 24th: There’s… Johnny!

Finale dates:
April 14th: MacGyver
April 15th: Ransom
April 17th: 2 Broke Girls
May 5th: Blue Bloods
May 8th: Kevin Can Wait, Superior Donuts
May 10th: Criminal Minds
May 11th: The Big Bang Theory, The Great Indoors, Mom, Life in Pieces
May 12th: Hawaii Five-0
May 14th: NCIS: Los Angeles
May 15th: Man with a Plan, Scorpion
May 16th: NCIS, NCIS: New Orleans
May 17th: Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders
May 20th: Training Day
May 21st: Madam Secretary, Elementary
May 23rd: Bull

Renewed: Humans, Santa Clarita Diet, The Mindy Project (for a final season)

Cancelled: Time After Time, Kingdom

Katie Cassidy is returning to Arrow as a series regular.

Apparently HBO is back to considering True Detective Season 3 and David Milch might be involved.

Matt Olmstead is stepping down as Chicago P.D. showrunner.

Lesli Linka Glatter will direct the first two episodes of Law & Order: True Crime – The Menendez Murders.

Ordered to series:
Amazon: An adaptation of Colson Whitehead’s The Underground Railroad written and directed by Barry Jenkins
Complex Networks: Homeland security workplace comedy Liberty Crossing
HBO: Elena Ferrante drama My Brilliant Friend
Investigation Discovery: Crime limited series The Von Bulow Affair

In development:
ABC Studios: Tech series Geek Girl Rising
Amazon: A series about the Grateful Dead
Fulwell73: 1980s acid house music scene drama Ibiza87 from Irvine Welsh

ION has acquired U.S. rights to Canadian investigative drama Private Eyes starring Jason Priestley and Cindy Sampson.

Promoted to series regular:
Westworld: Louis Herthum

Guest stars:
The Blacklist: Aldis Hodge
Blindspot: Garret Dillahunt
The Good Fight: Jason Biggs
Lucifer: Lauren Holly
The Middle: Monica Horan
Real Life: Ryan Hansen (in the role that was previously the lead!)
Superior Donuts: Cedric the Entertainer

Returns:
Peaky Blinders: Charlotte Riley

Casting:
American Horror Story: Billy Eichner
The Bold Type: Nikohl Boosheri
The Chi: Sonja Sohn, Jenn An
Counterpart: Jacqueline Bisset, Stefan Kapicic, Jacqueline Antaramian, Liv Lisa Fries, Christiane Paul, Ingo Rademacher, Marco Khan
Deep State: Mark Strong
Future Man: Britt Lower
Grey’s Anatomy: Matthew Morrison
Hannah Royce’s Questionable Choices: Tyler Labine
LA -> Vegas: Ed Weeks
Linda from HR: Dominic Burgess, Micahel Landes (replacing Tim DeKay)
Living Biblically: Tony Rock, Jay R. Ferguson, Lindsey Kraft
The Looming Tower: Wrenn Schmidt, Ella Rae Peck
Lore: Robert Patrick
Lost in Space: Raza Jaffrey
The Magicians: Candis Cayne
Mayans MC: Andrea Londo
Next of Kin: Archie Panjabi, Jack Davenport
Peaky Blinders: Aidan Gillen, Charlie Murphy
Scalped: Atticus Todd
Sharp Objects: Will Chase, Jackson Hurst, Jennifer Aspen
Silicon Valley: Haley Joel Osment
Spaced Out: Matt Shively, Christine Woods
Star Trek: Discovery: Rainn Wilson, Wendy Crewson
Still the King: Ben Savage
Stitchers: Anna Akana
Too Old to Die Young: Miles Teller
Troy: Fall of a City: Louis Hunter, Bella Dayne, David Threlfall, Frances O’Connor, Jonas Armstrong, Joseph Mawle, Tom Weston-Jones, David Gyasi, Johnny Harris, Chloe Pirrie, Alfred Enoch, Aimee-Ffion Edwards
Waco: Andrea Riseborough, Rory Culkin, Paul Sparks, Shea Whigham
Young and Hungry: Jose Moreno Brooks

(Image courtesy of Syfy.)

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