Caffeine – TV News – February 26th Edition

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Happy Oscar day! Let’s catch up on the week’s TV news before we get totally distracted by the movies.

Premiere dates:
March 8th: Ripper Street, Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders
April 7th: The Get Down – Part II
April 16th: Veep
April 19th: Fargo
April 30th: American Gods

Renewed: The Mick, Lethal Weapon, Star, SIX

Cancelled: Doubt

Hulu has now officially ordered ten episodes of Stephen King/J.J. Abrams series Castle Rock.

Pilot directors:
The Beast: Stephen Hopkins
Redliners: Jason Ensler

Ordered to series:
Acorn/BBC One: Working mother drama Love, Lies & Records

In development:
Mammoth Screen: Historical British spy drama M
Penchant Entertainment: Supernatural thriller The Scrawl
USA Network: A Suits spinoff starring Gina Torres
WGN America: Jack Daniels drama Blood and Whiskey from Aaron Paul
Will Packer/Paulist Productions: A miniseries based on novel The Innocence of Joan Little

Promoted to series regular:
Beyond: Eden Brolin

Guest stars:
Blindspot: Ronda Rousey
Broad City: Steve Buscemi
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow: Jack Turner
Dr. Ken: Dan Harmon
Grace & Frankie: Peter Gallagher
NCIS: Bruce McGill
Young & Hungry: Tim Rock

Returns:
Elementary: Ophelia Lovibond
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Brett Dalton
The Vampire Diaries: Melinda Clarke

Casting:
Ballers: Emayatzy Corinealdi
Behind Enemy Lines: Marg Helgenberger
Berlin Station: Keke Palmer
Black Lightning: Cress Williams
Charlie Foxtrot: Swoosie Kurtz, Ana Ortiz
Controversy: Austin Stowell
The Crossing: Sandrine Holt
Curb Your Enthusiasm: Lauren Graham
Distefano: Chazz Palminteri
Dynasty: Robert Christopher Riley
Empire: Demi Moore
For God and Country: Anne Heche, Hadi Tabbal, Demetrius Grosse
The Get: Emayatzy Corinealdi, Brad Garrett
Gone: Danny Pino
The Good Doctor: Freddie Highmore, Nicholas Gonzalez
The Good Fight: Nyambi Nyambi
The Gospel of Kevin: Jason Ritter
Household Name: Timothy Omundson
Insatiable: Debby Ryan, Erinn Westbrook, Michael Provost
Instinct: Naveen Andrews, Daniel Ings
Jack Ryan: Marie-Josee Croze
Katrina: American Crime Story: Matthew Broderick
LA -> Vegas: Dylan McDermott
Life Sentence: Dylan Walsh, Gillian Vigman, Brooke Lyons
Linda from HR: Lauren Graham
Lopez: Rain Valdez
Marvel’s Inhumans: Iwan Rheon
Mayans MC: John Ortiz, JD Pardo
Me, Myself and I: Brian Unger
Perfect Citizen: Lenny Platt
Raised by Wolves: Georgia King
Ray Donovan: Graham Rogers, Michel Gill
Real Life: Rebecca Rittenhouse
The Resident: Manish Dayal, Bruce Greenwood, Matt Czuchry
Reverie: Dennis Haysbert, Kathryn Morris
The Sackett Sisters: Bradley Whitford
Searchers: Zane Holtz, Alex McGregor
Singularity: Damon Wayans Jr.
Somewhere Between: Devon Sawa, JR Bourne
Spaced Out: Brett Goldstein
StartUp: Ron Perlman
Thin Ice: Trond Fausa, Dan Gill
Unit Zero: Rob Huebel
Unsolved: Josh Duhamel, Jimmi Simpson, Bokeem Woodbine
Valor: Charlie Barnett
The Woman in White: Ben Hardy, Jessie Buckley, Dougray Scott, Charles Dance, Olivia Vinall, Art Malik, Joanna Scanion, Vicki Pepperdine, Riccardo Scamarcio
Untitled Alan Ball HBO drama: Tim Robbins, Joe Williamson, Andy Bean
Untitled CBS family cop drama: David Castaneda
Untitled CBS hate crimes pilot: Brad William Henke
Untitled CBS Navy SEAL pilot: Neil Brown Jr.
Untitled Daveed Diggs political comedy: Lea Michele
Untitled Kourtney Kang pilot: Paula Abdul
Untitled Matt Nix Marvel pilot: Jamie Chung
Untitled Reba McEntire drama: Emily Rose, Saamer Usmani, W. Earl Brown
Untitled Seth Meyers high school comedy: Mary Sohn
Untitled Shondaland legal drama: Susannah Flood, Wesam Keesh, Hope Davis, Vondie Curtis-Hall, Rege-Jean Page
Untitled Warren Leight medical drama: Paola Lazaro, Matthew James Thomas

(Image courtesy of BBC America.)

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