Caffeine – TV News – December 10th Edition

This week’s TV news brings us a whole bunch of winter premiere dates, so I hope you’re ready to settle in and get watching…

Premiere dates:

December 21st: Black Lake
December 29th: Black Mirror

January 15th: Detectorists
January 18th: Jordskott
January 22nd: Dear Murderer
January 26th: One Day at a Time
January 29th: Girlfriends

February 2nd: Altered Carbon
February 14th: This Close

March 8th: Marvel’s Jessica Jones
March 26th: The Terror

Renewed:

Big Little Lies, Shooter, Berlin Station, Now We’re Talking

Other news:

Danny Masterson has been fired from The Ranch because of sexual assault allegations.

Robin Wright will be the sole lead of season six of House of Cards.

But apparently Jeffrey Tambor might NOT be gone from Transparent.

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow is taking over Supergirl‘s Monday timeslot for nine weeks starting February 12th.

Damnation is moving to Thursdays at 10/9c starting this week.

Andrea Arnold will direct the new season of Big Little Lies.

Melissa Joan Hart will direct an episode of The Goldbergs.

Sarah Wayne Callies will direct an episode of Colony.

Lauren Schmidt Hissrich will write Netflix’s The Witcher series.

Ordered to series:

Beautiful Bay Prods.: A 30-hour adaptation of historical novel The Far Pavilions
CBS All Access: A reboot of The Twilight Zone
Eko: Interactive series #WarGames
Netflix: A romantic dramedy set in Paris

Pilot orders:

Pop: Supernatural comedy The Demons of Dorian Gunn form Krysten Ritter

In development:

Almost Never Films: A drama about disgraced NHL owner Bruce McNall
Big Beach: Brujeria culture series Brujas
CBS: A family sitcom from David Hornsby and Blake Anderson
FX: A Welcome to Night Vale show
Hulu: Mixed race family comedy Ace of Spades
Paramount Television: An adaptation of Swedish thriller The Hypnotist
Showtime: Forensic psychiatrist drama Kilroy County
Universal Cable Productions: An adaptation of Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse-Five from Patrick Macmanus

Leaving their shows:

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow: Franz Drameh

Guest stars:

#Fashionvictim: Andre Leon Talley
Chicago P.D.: Mekhi Phifer, Jesse Garcia
Last Man on Earth: Leighton Meester
Lucifer: Jillian Rose Reed
The Mick: Jennie Garth

Returns:

The Good Fight: Carrie Preston
The Originals: Leah Pipes, Sebastian Roche
Roseanne: Estelle Parsons, Sandra Bernhard
White Famous: Jamie Foxx

Casting:

#Fashionvictim: Gina Gershon, Laura Dale, Camrus Johnson, DJ Blickenstaff, Matt Long
Blue Book: Michael Malarkey
City on a Hill: Jonathan Tucker
Dear White People: Lena Waithe
Dietland: Mya Taylor, Mark Tallman
Fear the Walking Dead: Kevin Zegers
Love Is ____: Michele Weaver, Will Catlett
Marvel’s Iron Fist: Alice Eve
Nashville: Ilse DeLange
Quantico: Amber Skye Noyes
Star: La La Anthony
Vida: Elena Campbell-Martinez, Ramses Jimenez, Luis Bordonada, Elizabeth De Razzo, Renee Victor, Adelina Anthony, Erika Soto

(Image courtesy of Netflix.)

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