Caffeine – TV News – January 15th Edition

TV News

This week we’ve got tons of TV news from TCA, including premiere dates, renewals, and more. Buckle up!

The returns of Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, and How to Get Away with Murder have been delayed until January 26th because of a pre-inauguration special.

More premiere/return dates:
February 27th: When We Rise
March 5th: Once Upon a Time, Time After Time, Making History, The Last Man on Earth, Feud: Bette and Joan
March 7th: The Americans
March 8th: Designated Survivor
March 9th: The Catch
March 12th: American Crime
March 13th: Baby Daddy, Young & Hungry
March 15th: Hap and Leonard
March 16th: Snatch
March 19th: Into the Badlands
March 22nd: Shots Fired, Empire
March 29th: Imaginary Mary (sneak peek)
April 2nd: The Kennedys: After Camelot
April 4th: Imaginary Mary (timeslot premiere), Prison Break
April 5th: Archer (moving to FXX)
April 8th: The Son
April 10th: Better Call Saul
April 11th: Brooklyn Nine-Nine
April 16th: Guerrilla
April 24th: Gotham
April 26th: Gomorrah
May 1st: Lucifer
May 21st: Twin Peaks
June 4th: I’m Dying Up Here

Renewed: Supernatural, Arrow, The Flash, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Supergirl, Jane the Virgin, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, The Fosters, The Affair, Beyond, Empire, American Horror Story (for seasons 8 and 9), Mars, StartUp, Nobodies, Good Behavior, Chesapeake Shores

Portlandia will end with season eight.

Atlanta and American Crime Story: Katrina have both been delayed until 2018.

Good Girls Revolt is officially dead.

Fox has ordered four more episodes of The Mick.

Showrunner Michael Narducci is leaving The Originals. Julie Plec will take over if the show is renewed.

Anton Cropper will direct the pilot Libby & Malcolm.

Ordered to series:
AMC/BBC: John Le Carre limited series The Spy Who Came in from the Cold
Freeform: Magazine drama The Bold Type starring Katie Stevens
ITV: Insider trading drama Clean Break starring Sheridan Smith
Showtime: Lena Waithe drama The Chi, Jamie Foxx-Jay Pharaoh comedy White Famous
SundanceTV/BBC One: Abi Morgan family drama The Split
TruTV: An untitled Amy Sedaris scripted comedy
TV Land: A Heathers reboot anthology series

Pilot orders:
ABC: A Marc Cherry southern gothic crimes drama starring Reba McEntire

In development:
Annapurna: Coen brothers western limited series The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
IDW: Crime limited series The Devil from Ellen Pompeo
Lifetime: Psychological thriller You from Greg Berlanti and Sera Gamble
Nat Geo: Miniseries How to Survive a Plague

The potential In the Heat of the Night series is being redeveloped by Joe Robert Cole.

The Young & Hungry spinoff is dead at Freeform.

The Fatal Attraction remake is not going forward at Fox.

Aubrey Plaza’s pilot Nightmare Time is not going forward at TBS.

Freddie Stroma is not returning to Game of Thrones in season seven.

Guest stars:
Chicago Justice: Richard Brooks
Daytime Divas: Star Jones, Joy Behar, Sunny Hostin, Jedediah Bilah, Sara Haines, Tamera Mowry-Housley, Richard T. Jones, Tammy Blanchard, Ness Bautista
The Flash: Keith David
The Guest Book: Danny Pudi, Jenna Fischer, Tommy Dewey, Lauren Lapkus, Michaela Watkins, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Michael Rapaport, Kate Micucci, Jaime Pressly, Stockard Channing, Andrew J. West, John Ortiz, David Zayas, Shannon Woodward, Margo Martindale, Stephnie Weir
Lethal Weapon: Thomas Lennon
Timeless: Brandon Barash

Returns:
American Horror Story: Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters
The Flash: Teddy Sears, Robbie Amell
How to Get Away with Murder: Cicely Tyson
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Patton Oswalt
Once Upon a Time: Rose McIver

Casting:
The Alienist: Dakota Fanning
Animal Kingdom: Tembi Locke
Bad Blood: Anthony LaPaglia, Kim Coates, Paul Sorvino, Enrico Colantoni, Brett Donahue, Maxim Roy, Tony Nappo
Bates Motel: Austin Nichols
Better Call Saul: Giancarlo Esposito
The Good Fight: Matthew Perry, Rita Wilson, Denis O’Hare, John Benjamin Hickey, Jace Alexander, Michael Boatman
Gotham: Raymond J. Barry
The Guest Book: Kellie Martin, Charlie Robinson, Aloma Wright, Carly Jibson, Lou Wilson, Garret Dillahunt, Laura Bell Bundy, Eddie Steeples
The Last Tycoon: Jennifer Beals
MacGyver: Meredith Eaton
Manifesto: Chris Noth, Keisha Castle-Hughes
Midnight, Texas: Bob Jesser
Quantico: Hunter Parrish

(Image courtesy of the CW.)

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