Caffeine – TV News – February 5th Edition

TV News

Before the big game tonight, catch up on this week’s TV news, including some exciting casting and a ton of pilot orders!

Premiere dates:
March 4th: Love Thy Neighbor
March 24th: Ingobernable
April 15th: Doctor Who, Class
June 10th: For Better or Worse

Renewed: The Good Place, Mozart in the Jungle, Red Oaks (for a final season), The Haves and the Have Nots, If Loving You Is Wrong, Love Thy Neighbor (for a final season), For Better or Worse (for a final season)

Please Like Me is ending with season 4.

Peter Capaldi is leaving Doctor Who.

MacGyver and Hawaii Five-0 are having a crossover.

The Flash/Supergirl musical crossover will include music by Rachel Bloom and the La La Land songwriters.

Steve Shill will direct All the Queen’s Men.

The CW has acquired adventure series Hooten and the Lady for the U.S.

Ordered to series:
OWN: House of Payne spinoff The Paynes

Pilot orders:
ABC: Toni Collette spy dramedy Unit Zero, crime drama Salamander, Emily Kapnek rom-com Splitting Up, military dentist family comedy Charlie Foxtrot, Miami crime drama Las Reinas, a 1990s The Goldbergs spinoff, Carol Burnett comedy Household Name, a single dad comedy, adult sibling comedy Losing It, Jalen Rose sitcom Jalen vs. Everybody
BET: Nas autobiographical drama Street Dreams
CBS: A hate crime investigation drama from Katie Couric, a multi-generational Mexican-American cop drama, Hillary Winston workplace comedy Real Life, family comedy Hannah Royce’s Questionable Choices, multiracial cop comedy Brothered Up, Shawn Ryan’s S.W.A.T. reboot directed by Justin Lin
The CW: Dramedy Life Sentence starring Lucy Hale, pageant drama Insatiable from Ryan Seacrest, Army drama Valor, DC drama Black Lightning from Greg Berlanti
FOX: Campus rape drama Controversy, medical drama The Resident, office comedy Type-A, ensemble workplace comedy LAX –> Vegas, family comedy Amy’s Brother from Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone
NBC: Jason Katims high school drama Drama High

In development:
Amazon: An alternate universe drama from Aaron McGruder and Will Packer
Hulu: YA bullying drama Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass from Gina Rodriguez
Insurrection Media/Keshet Studios: YA paranormal adaptation The Dead Girls Detective Agency

The CW’s Charmed and Lost Boys adaptations will be redeveloped next season.

The L.A. Law reboot is also being redeveloped.

Leaving their shows:
Grey’s Anatomy: Jerrika Hinton

Guest stars:
Dr. Ken: Jonathan Banks
Fear the Walking Dead: Emma Caulfield
How to Get Away with Murder: Brian Tyree Henry
Last Man Standing: Brad Leland
Star: Paris Jackson
Survivor’s Remorse: Neal McDonough
This Is Us: Amanda Leighton

Returns:
The Vampire Diaries: Steven R. McQueen, David Anders (probably! But unconfirmed.)

Casting:
9J, 9K and 9L: David Walton
American Crime: Kurt Krause
Angie Tribeca: Ernie Hudson
Ballers: Serinda Swan
Casual: Jamie Chung
Dynasty: Nathalie Kelley
Empire: Eva Longoria
Genius: T.R. Knight
Gone: Leven Rambin
Good Girls: Reno Wilson
Law & Order: True Crime – The Menendez Murders: Edie Falco
Libby & Malcolm: Monique Green, Caitlin McGee
The Machine: Annet Mahendru
Manifesto: Michael Nouri, Ben Weber
Marvel’s Cloak and Dagger: Olivia Holt, Aubrey Joseph
Marvel’s Runaways: Gregg Sulkin, Rhenzy Feliz, Lyrica Okano, Virginia Gardner, Ariela Barer, Allegra Acosta
Mr. Mercedes: Scott Lawrence, Robert Stanton, Ann Cusack
Outlander: Gary Young, Charlie Hiett
Salvation: Charlie Rowe, Jacqueline Byers
The Shannara Chronicles: Malese Jow, Genry White, Vanessa Morgan, Caroline Chikezie, Desmond Chiam
Supergirl: Teri Hatcher, Kevin Sorbo
Survivor’s Remorse: Isaiah Washington, Vanessa Bell Calloway
UnREAL: Chelsea Hobbs
Zoo: Aleks Paunovic, Athena Karkanis, Hilary Jardine
Untitled Kourtney Kang comedy: Kenneth Choi
Untitled Reba McEntire drama: Ben Esler, Natalie Hall

(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