Caffeine – TV News – December 24th Edition

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Happy Christmas Eve! It was a light holiday TV news week, so let’s catch you up quickly so you can get on with your merry-making.

Premiere dates:

January 31st: Step Up: High Water

February 11th: Here and Now
February 15th: Stargate Origins

Renewed:

Van Helsing, Dark

Canceled:

Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency, Graves

Other headlines:

Creator/showrunner Mark Schwahn has been fired from The Royals amid sexual harassment allegations.

Amazon has passed on all three of its fall pilots.

Paul Mather will showrun Alone Together.

Jessie Kahnweiler will write the CW’s Viagra Diaries adaptation.

In development:

CBS TV Studios: A(nother) Watergate series based on Thomas Mallon’s novel
Connect3 Productions: Nazi hunter drama The Chase
Fox: Eastside LA family comedy Bell Heights from Eva Longoria, a drama about Hollywood women from Eva Longoria, father-daughter police drama Sidekicks from Eva Longoria
Green Pavilion Entertainment: A series adaptation of spy thriller Ronin
HBO: Issa Rae bisexual black man dating comedy Him or Her, Issa Rae Windsor Hills coming of age drama Sweet Life
NBC: A revival of The Office

Guest stars:

New Girl: J.B. Smoove

Casting:

The 100: Mike Dopud
The Boys: Erin Moriarty
Cobra Kai: Vanessa Rubio
The Crossing: Christian Michael Cooper
Down the Caravan: Matthew Rhys
Homeland: James D’Arcy
Imposters: Griffin Dunne, Jaime Ray Newman
Memphis Fire: David Arquette, Noel Gugliemi, Peter Organ, Jeryl Prescott, Derrick Redford
Narcos: Michael Peña, Diego Luna
The Originals: Jaime Murray
Yellowstone: Heather Hemmens
Youth & Consequences: Moses Storm

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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