Caffeine – TV News – December 17th Edition

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Take a break from your holiday preparations for the week’s TV news, including a bunch of show renewals and winter and spring premiere dates!

Premiere dates:

January 6th: Falling Water
January 9th: This Is Us (new date)

February 1st: A.P. Bio
February 11th: Homeland
February 16th: Mozart in the Jungle
February 25th: The Walking Dead
February 27th: Unsolved
February 28th: Designated Survivor

March 2nd: Once Upon a Time
March 4th: The Good Fight
March 7th: Hap and Leonard: The Two-Bear Mambo
March 20th: Shadowhunters (new date)
March 27th: Roseanne

May 13th: Little Women


Victoria, Marvel’s The Punisher, Mr. Robot, Frontier, Curb Your Enthusiasm


Love (after the upcoming third season)

Other headlines:

Saladin K. Patterson is the new showrunner for The Last O.G.

Vic Mahoney will direct multiple episodes of One Day She’ll Darken.

Ordered to series:

ABC: An Alec Baldwin family comedy from Kenya Barris
Apple: A Ronald D. Moore space drama
Netflix: High school comedy On My Block from Lauren Iungerich

U.S. rights acquired:

Netflix: Sean Bean drama The Frankenstein Chronicles

In development:

CBS: Commercial space travel workplace comedy Spaced Out from Bill Lawrence
The CW: Futuristic psychological thriller Lady in the Mask
Europacorp: An adaptation of cyberpunk action game Ruiner
Fortitude International: Action-adventure series Soldiers of Fortune starring Olivier Martinez
FOX: Family murder mystery soap Searching for Me
Freeform: Thriller The Kill Book
NBC: Museum comedy Natural History from Chris Hardwick, interracial brothers-in-law comedy Family’s Family, a Casey Wilson comedy, an IT Crowd remake
Netflix: A limited series about Watergate from George Clooney
Polygram Entertainment: A series based on the real-life NYPD Rap Intelligence Unit

Not moving forward:

USA Network: Olive Forever

Guest stars:

The Affair: Phoebe Tonkin, Amy Irving
Champions: Hasan Minhaj
Imposters: Bruce Davison
Law & Order: SVU: Martin Donovan, Yasmine Al Massri
NCIS: Gabrielle Carteris


Arrow: Colton Haynes


Carnival Row: Andrew Gower, Jamie Harris
Champions: Ginger Gonzaga
City on a Hill: Jill Hennessy, Kevin Chapman, Jere Shea, Lauren E. Banks
Empire: Nicole Ari Parker
Get Christie Love: Kylie Bunbury
Good Omens: Derek Jacobi
Hawaii Five-0: Vincent Pastore
Homeland: Costa Ronin
Imposters: Abby Miller
Kidding: Catherine Keener
Reverie: Jon Fletcher
Supergirl: Krys Marshall
Unsolved: Amirah Vann

(Image courtesy of PBS.)

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