Caffeine – TV News – April 30th Edition

TV News

This week’s TV news brings us some exciting resurrections and renewals, plus premiere and finale dates!

Premiere dates:
June 17th: Turn: Washington’s Spies
June 25th: Power
July 12th: I’m Sorry
August 6th: Ray Donovan
August 20th: Episodes
August 25th: The Tick

Finale dates:
April 30th: American Crime
May 10th: black-ish
May 11th: The Catch
May 14th: Once Upon a Time
May 15th: Quantico
May 16th: The Middle, American Housewife, Fresh Off the Boat, Imaginary Mary, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
May 17th: The Goldbergs, Speechless, Modern Family, Designated Survivor
May 18th: Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal
September 3rd: Twin Peaks

Renewed: When Calls the Heart, The Detour, Into the Badlands, Ingobernale, The Quad, Z: The Beginning of Everything

Canceled: Powerless, Sweet/Vicious

BET has picked up VH1 shows Hit the Floor and The Breaks for new seasons.

Warner Bros and DC Entertainment are starting a DC-branded digital service, and the first live-action show ordered is Titans from Greg Berlanti and Akiva Goldsman.

There’s a Roseanne revival in the works.

The new season of Scream has found its new showrunner in Brett Matthews and will also be getting a new cast and executive producers.

Ordered to series:
Audience Network: Jason Alexander rock star comedy Hit the Road
BET: Kevin Hart comedy Divorce Saved My Marriage
Netflix: German cop show Dogs of Berlin

In development:
ABC: Time loop mystery drama Echo Point
Bad Robot: Jesse Eisenberg job market comedy The Market
Buccaneer Media/RVK: Icelandic crime drama The Reykjavik Confessions
DiGa Studios: YA thriller adaptation Dreamfall
Fox: A family comedy from Erica Oyama
HBO: A Wag the Dog comedy
Hulu: Semi-autobiographical Ingrid Michaelson comedy The Way I Am
IM Global: Fantasy adaptation The Black Company starring Eliza Dushku
Paramount TV: An adaptation of Anne Rice’s The Vampire Chronicles
Playground: Libor scandal expose adaptation The Spider Network

The Boondock Saints producers are working on (and crowdfunding) a prequel show.

Michael Mann and Michael De Luca are developing Tet Offensive miniseries Hue 1968.

Anika Noni Rose has optioned TV (as well as movie) rights to YA novel Shadowshaper.

And Mindy Kaling has optioned White House memoir Who Thought This Was a Good Idea?

Damien Chazelle is shopping musical TV project The Eddy.

Snoop Dogg and Daz Dillinger are shopping an autobiographical drama series.

Riverdale is recasting Reggie for Season 2 because of Ross Butler’s other commitments.

Guest stars:
I’m Sorry: John Ross Bowie, Lizzy Caplan, Jamie Denbo, Rebecca Henderson, Nick Kroll, Paul Scheer, June Squibb, Gillian Vigman, Kulap Vilaysack
iZombie: Shenae Grimes

Returns:
The Originals: Danielle Campbell

Casting:
Condor: Kate Vernon
Future Man: Robert Craighead
I’m Sorry: Kathy Baker, Nelson Franklin, Judy Greer, Jason Mantzoukas, Martin Mull, Lyndon Smith, Gary Anthony Williams, Steve Zissis
Mayans MC: Carla Baratta, Maurice Compte
People of Earth: Nasim Pedrad
Riverdale: Mark Consuelos
Shooter: Patrick Sabongui, Troy Garity, Jaina Lee Ortiz
Singularity: Amanda Lund
Star Trek: Discovery: Kenneth Mitchell, Rekha Sharma, Damon Runyan, Clare McConnell
Strike Back: Nina Sosanya, Katherine Kelly, Trevor Eve
Suits: Dule Hill
Trust: Hilary Swank
Younger: Aasif Mandvi

(Image courtesy of AMC.)

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