Caffeine – TV News – August 6th Edition

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Premiere dates:
September 20th: The Good Place
September 27th: The Blacklist

October 11th: Mr. Robot

Renewed: Anne with an E, Will & Grace, Famous in Love

The Middle will end after the upcoming ninth season.

The next CW DC-verse four-show crossover will air November 27th and 28th.

The black-ish spinoff is now called grown-ish.

We already knew Will Packer and Aaron McGruder were making an alternate history drama for Amazon, but they announced a bunch more details this week, including the title, Black America.

Masterpiece will air BBC Two drama Man in an Orange Shirt starring Vanessa Redgrave. And WGN America will air CBC crime drama Bellevue starring Anna Paquin. AMC’s Shudder has picked up German mystery series The Valley.

New EPs/showrunners:
The Big Bang Theory: Steve Holland
The Dark Tower: Glen Mazzara
For the People: Tom Verica

Star Darby Stanchfield will direct an episode of Scandal.

Ordered to series:
CBS All Access: Comedy No Activity from Will Ferrell and Adam McKay, 1940s occult drama Strange Angel, mystery thriller $1
Netflix: True crime satire American Vandal, Mexican horror series Diablero, Chinese supernatural thriller Bardo
YouTube Red: Karate Kid sequel Cobra Kai

Pilot orders:
Freeform: College friend comedy Now & Then

In development:
Fox: Legal drama Infamy
Makeready: An adaptation of NASA book Rocket Man
NBC: A Miami Vice reboot from Vin Diesel
Netflix: Indian cricket drama Selection Day, Indian thriller Again
Sony Pictures TV: Topher Grace dramedy Treasure Squad
Stan: A series based on neo-Nazi-themed film Romper Stomper
Starz: A drama based on novel Sweetbitter, series Ascendant based on the Divergent movies
Tomorrow Studios: A live-action series based on manga One Piece

Leaving their shows:
The Good Fight: Erica Tazel

Promoted to series regular:
The Detour: Laura Benanti
The Good Fight: Michael Boatman, Nyambi Nyambi

Guest stars:
The Blacklist: Aida Turturro
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow: Joy Richardson
The Goldbergs: Ilan Mitchell-Smith
Great News: Tina Fey
Hawaii Five-0: Joey Lawrence
How to Get Away With Murder: Julius Tennon
Patrick Melrose: Allison Williams
Supergirl: Carlos Bernard
Superstore: Howie Mandel
This Is Us: Sylvester Stallone
White Famous: Meagan Good

Returns:
Criminal Minds: Jamie Kennedy
Grey’s Anatomy: Matthew Morrison
How to Get Away With Murder: Esai Morales, Benito Martinez
Once Upon a Time: Giles Matthey
Star: Paris Jackson

Casting:
A.P. Bio: Jean Villepique (replacing Vanessa Bayer)
Alexa & Katie: Jack Griffo, Kerri Medders
The Alienist: Michael Ironside
American Horror Story: Cult: Emma Roberts
Arrow: Sydelle Noel
Crashing: Jamie Lee
Damnation: Gabriel Mann
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow: Jes Macallan
Deadlier Than the Male: Amy Brenneman, Ashley Madekwe
Deep State: Alistair Petrie, Anastasia Griffith, Amelia Bullmore, Kingsley Ben-Adir, Pip Torrens, Fares Fares
Escape at Dannemora: David Morse
The Flash: Hartley Sawyer
Goliath: James Wolk
The Good Fight: Audra McDonald
Grey’s Anatomy: Abigail Spencer (replacing Bridget Regan)
grown-ish: Emily Arlook, Trevor Jackson, Chris Parnell
Little Women: Dylan Baker, Julian Morris, Mark Stanley
The Looming Tower: Dhafer L’Abidine
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Jeff Ward
Marvel’s Jessica Jones: J.R. Ramirez
NCIS: Los Angeles: Nia Long
Once Upon a Time: Emma Booth
Quantico: Marlee Matlin
The Romanoffs: Christina Hendricks, John Slattery, Isabelle Huppert, Jack Huston, Amanda Peet, Marthe Keller
Scandal: Shaun Toub, Jay Hernandez
Shut Eye: Noah Bean
Superstition: Robinne Lee, Brad James, W. Earl Brown, Demetria McKinney, Diamond Dallas Page, Morgana Van Peebles, T.C. Carter, Tatiana Lia Zappardino
Titans: Teagan Croft
Yellowstone: Dave Annable, Gil Birmingham, Wendy Moniz

(Image courtesy of NBC.)

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