Caffeine – TV News – August 27th Edition

This week’s TV news brings us some fall cable premiere dates, renewals, and a bunch of new shows in development!

Premiere dates:
September 20th: Channel Zero: No-End House
September 29th: Z Nation
October 5th: Van Helsing, Ghost Wars
October 6th: Superstition
October 11th: The Shannara Chronicles
October 14th: Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency
November 22nd: Godless
November 29th: Happy!

Renewed: Friends From College, Get Shorty, Transparent, Room 104, Fleabag

Regina King will direct an episode of This Is Us.

Netflix has released a bunch of details about the new season of Black Mirror.

The new season of Jane the Virgin will have 17 episodes.

The Xena reboot is dead at NBC.

Robert Downey Jr.’s Perry Mason reboot has new writers.

Vincenzo Natali will direct the Tremors pilot.

AMC’s Shudder has acquired French sci-fi series Missions.

Ordered to series:
BBC One: Psychological drama The Cry, legal thriller The Victim, true crime drama The Barking Murders
Channel 4: Web Therapy British remake Hang Ups, post-war spy thriller Jerusalem
Hulu: High school graduation comedy All Night
Pop: Aerobics comedy Let’s Get Physical

In development:
ABC: CIA drama Romeos & Juliets, a legal thriller from Marcia Clark
CBS: A comedy based on Things You Should Already Know About Dating, You Fucking Idiot, a Josh Safran legal drama, a legal family drama from Greg Berlanti and Martin Gero, multicultural rom-com History of Them
CBS TV Studios: Crime drama Your Honor
Critical Content: A scripted series based on Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention
Fox: Reporter comedy Murdertown, a rom-com about a bus accident
Gloria Sanchez: An Isla Fisher comedy
NBC: Senior comedy Guess Who Died from Norman Lear, missing plane mystery thriller Manifest
Omnia Media: An adaptation of Singaporean novel Sarong Party Girls
Radar Pictures: Elizabeth Bathory descendant thriller The Progeny
Sony Picture TV: A Starsky and Hutch reboot from James Gunn, thriller adaptation The Blinds
Starz: A Black Samurai reboot starring Common
Studio Canal: A Jumper reboot from Jamie Bell and Julian Simpson

TNT will not move forward with The Deep Mad Dark.

Promoted to series regular:
Ballers: Brittany S. Hall
Dear White People: Marque Richardson

Guest stars:
Lethal Weapon: JoJo
The MIddle: Lisa Rinna

Casting:
The 100: Ivana Milicevic
The Affair: Ramon Rodriguez
Alexa & Katie: Merit Leighton
Bulletproof: Noel Clarke, Ashley Walters
Carnival Row: Orlando Bloom
Condor: Mouna Traore, Ellen Wong
Deadlier Than the Male: Hamish Linklater
A Discovery of Witches: Matthew Goode, Teresa Palmer
The Flash: Katee Sackhoff
The Haunting of Hill House: Timothy Hutton, Oliver Jackson-Cohen
Ice: Jocelyn Hudon (replacing Chloe East), Ashley Thomas, Laura Vandervoort, Amy Madigan, D.B. Sweeney
Lodge 49: Sonya Cassidy, David Pasquesi, Eric Allan Kramer, Brent Jennings, Linda Emond
Maniac: Sonoya Mizuno, Julia Garner
Marvel’s The Punisher: Shohreh Aghdashloo
Mary Kills People: Rachelle Lefevre, Ian Lake
The Resident: Melina Kanakaredes
SEAL Team: Michael Irby, Jay Hayden, Alona Tal
Shameless: Richard Flood
Star: Stephen Dorff
Superior Donuts: Diane Guerrero
Titans: Anna Diop
A Very English Scandal: Ben Whishaw

(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