Caffeine – TV News – February 12th Edition

TV News

This week’s TV news brings us lots of spring premiere dates! But first, some schedule shifting because of a Presidential address to Congress on February 28th: The season finale of This Is Us and premiere of Trial & Error will now air on March 14th.

Premiere dates:
March 17th: You Are Wanted
March 19th: Anne (CBC)
March 24th: Grace and Frankie
April 10th: Angie Tribeca
April 16th: Veep, The White Princess
April 21st: Bosch, Girlboss
April 23rd: Silicon Valley
April 28th: Catastrophe, Dear White People
May 12th: Anne (Netflix)
June 9th: Orange Is the New Black
June 10th: Orphan Black
October 31st: Stranger Things

Renewed: Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, How to Get Away with Murder, The OA, Love, Travelers, Delicious, Channel Zero (for seasons 3 and 4)

Canceled: Loosely Exactly Nicole, Mary + Jane

The Nashville midseason finale is set for March 9th.

Discovery’s Unabomber drama (formerly Manifesto) is now called Manhunt: The UNABOMer.

Jenny Bicks is taking over as showrunner at Divorce.

Pilot directors:
Charlie Foxtrot: Todd Holland
The Get: James Strong
Instinct (formerly Dr. Death): Marc Webb
Losing It: Julie Anne Robinson
Mission Control: Jeremy Podeswa
Scalped: Bilall Fallah, Adil El Arbi
Untitled CBS hate crimes drama: Richard Shepard
Untitled Shondaland legal drama: Tom Verica

Ordered to series:
Amazon: Los Angeles crime drama Too Old to Die Young
Discovery: Vietnam War scripted series The Suck
HBO: Family media empire drama Succession
Sky 1: Action comedy Bounty Hunters
Viceland: Headbanger comedy Fubar

Pilot orders:
CBS: Chris Distefano family comedy Distefano, comedy Living Biblically from Johnny Galecki, high-tech crowdsourcing crime drama Wisdom of the Crowd
FOX: Medical drama The Beast
NBC: Charlaine Harris spy drama Redliners

In development:
Blossom Films: An adaptation of Janice Y.K. Lee’s novel The Expatriates starring Nicole Kidman
FOX: Modern day Biblical drama The Scroll from Queen Latifah and Holly Carter
HBO: Dark musical comedy Edison from Amy Poehler and John Roberts
ITV Studios America: 1960s space program event series Mercury 13 from Jessica Chastain
NBCU International: An adaptation of Out of Africa
Shondaland: A comedy adaptation of Luvvie Ajayi’s I’m Judging You

Promoted to series regular:
The Last Ship: Jodie Turner-Smith
The Tick: Yara Martinez

Guest stars:
Angie Tribeca: Chris Pine, Natalie Portman, Michelle Dockery, Niecy Nash, Jack McBrayer, Rob Riggle, Heather Graham, Ed Helms, Mary McCormack
Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Nathan Fillion
Chicago Justice: Bradley Whitford, Tovah Feldshuh
The Goldbergs: Rowan Blanchard
Kevin Can Wait: Kim Coates
Killjoys: Saamer Usmani, Mac Fyfe, Atticus Mitchell
Law & Order: SVU: Missy Peregrym, Jordan Bridges, Tate Donovan
The Magicians: Marlee Matlin

Returns:
The Vampire Diaries: Chris Wood

Casting:
9J, 9K and 9L: Matt Murray
The Alienist: Robert Wisdom, Q’orianka Kilcher
American Crime Story: Annette Bening
Casual: Judy Greer
The Chi: Tiffany Boone, Alex R. Hibbert
Chicago P.D.: Esai Morales
Condor: Max Irons
The Crown: Michael C. Hall, Jodi Balfour
Deception: Jack Cutmore-Scott
Disjointed: Chris Redd
Doomsday: Dan Byrd
Dynasty: Elizabeth Gillies
Good Girls: Kathleen Rose Perkins
House of Cards: Patricia Clarkson, Campbell Scott
Jalen vs. Everybody: Anna Maria Horsford, Marla Gibbs
Killjoys: Kelly McCormack, Karen LeBlanc, Ted Atherton, Prince Amponsah
Legion: Ellie Ariaza
The Machine: Bridger Zadina, Olly Rix, Malachi Kirby, Indira Varma
Manhunt: The UNABOMer: Brain D’Arcy James, Elizabeth Reaser, Trieste Kelly Dunn
Marvel’s Runaways: James Marsters, Annie Wersching, Kevin Weisman, Brigid Brannagh, Ever Carradine, Ryan Sands, Angel Parker, Brittany Ishibashi, James Yaegashi, Kip Pardue
Power: Larenz Tate
Reverie: Sarah Shahi
Salvation: Jennifer Finnigan
Searchers: William Miller
StartUp: Ron Perlman
Ten Days in the Valley: Ali Liebert
Thin Ice: Bridgit Mendler
What Would Diplo Do?: Dillon Francis, Dora Madison
Untitled Fox Marvel pilot: Blair Redford
Untitled Reba McEntire drama: Jack Coleman, Ryan McPartlin

(Image courtesy of Starz.)

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