Caffeine – TV News – January 22nd Edition

TV news

This week brings us more TV news from TCA, including some exciting premiere dates!

Premiere dates:
February 3rd: Santa Clarita Diet
February 10th: The Collection
February 20th: The Breaks
March 5th: The Arrangement
May 12th: I Love Dick
May 30th: House of Cards

Chicago Justice is getting a preview episode on March 1st as part of a Chicagoverse crossover.

Renewed: Major Crimes, This Is Us (for two seasons), Sneaky Pete, The Tunnel: Vengeance (for a third and final season)

NBC is officially reviving Will & Grace.

The Supergirl/The Flash musical crossover will air on March 20th and 21st and feature Grant Gustin, Melissa Benoist, Jesse L. Martin, Victor Garber, John Barrowman, Jeremy Jordan, and Carlos Valdes singing.

Star Trek: Discovery is being delayed again.

ABC has released a Scandal web series directed by Darby Stanchfield.

Ryan Murphy is apparently making a Clinton/Lewinsky season of American Crime Story.

Dan Sackheim will be director and executive producer of Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan.

Daniel Pyne is taking over as Bosch showrunner.

Kevin Smith is directing another episode of Supergirl.

Roel Reine will direct the first two episodes of Marvel’s The Inhumans, which will also air in Imax theaters.

Michael Offer will direct Marc Cherry’s Reba McEntire pilot.

Ovation has acquired Versailles season 2.

Ordered to series:
Amazon: A limited series based on the Neil Gaiman/Terry Pratchett novel Good Omens
PBS/BBC: Newspaper drama Press
Sky: Crime drama Gone
Sky Deutschland: Nordic noir drama Grenseland
USA Network: Jessica Biel crime anthology series The Sinner

Pilot orders:
ABC: A Shondaland court drama, time travel refugee pilot The Crossing, Greg Berlanti FBI/magician drama Deception, Greg Berlanti/Diablo Cody family comedy Raised by Wolves
CBS: Mark Feuerstein family comedy 9J, 9K and 9L, Andy Weir NASA drama Mission Control, Dan Kopelman comedy Me, Myself and I
NBC: Military hero drama For God and Country, a coming of age comedy about a girl in a mixed race family from Kourtney Kang

In development:
ABC: A comedy about a Muslim model, a black-ish spinoff starring Yara Shahidi
AMC: Supernatural drama Furniss from Kyle Killen and Macon Blair
Breaking Glass Pictures: Staten Island crime family drama The Fifth Borough, mixed martial arts drama Sprawl
eOne: Sci-fi drama The Architecture of Heaven
History: An antihero anthology series starting with Wyatt Earp written by and starring Travis Fimmel
NBC: A Witchblade reboot from Carol Mendelsohn and Caroline Dries
Studiocanal: Miami music drama series Deep City from Callie Khouri and T Bone Burnett

Guest stars:
Blue Bloods: Kevin Dillon
Lucifer: Timothy Omundson
Major Crimes: Keegan Allen
Superstore: Tony Plana
This Is Us: Katie Couric, Brian Tyree Henry
Timeless: Misha Collins

Returns:
The Flash: Rick Cosnett

Casting:
The Breaks: Kim Wayans, Lela Rochon, Dave East, Hassan Johnson
Brown Girls: Andrew Lees, Omar Maskati, Natalie Dreyfuss
Claws: Dean Norris (replacing Peter Firth)
Counterpart: Guy Burnet, Stephen Rea, Richard Schiff, Sarah Bolger
Date My Dad: Barry Watson, Raquel Welch, Zenia Marie Marshall, Lilah Fitzgerald, Audrey Smallman
Fargo: Hamish Linklater
Happy!: Lili Mirojnick
Jane the Virgin: Johnny Messner
Lopez: Ray Diaz
Manifesto: Jane Lynch
Mr. Mercedes: Holland Taylor (replacing Ann-Margret), Jharrel Jerome
Once Upon a Time: Sara Tomko
Power: Charlie Murphy
Queen of the South: Yancey Arias
Rosewood: Manny Montana
Star Trek: Discovery: James Frain
The Strain: Jocelyn Hudon
Supernatural: David Haydn-Jones
Ten Days in the Valley: Malcolm-Jamal Warner
UnREAL: Caitlin FitzGerald

(Image courtesy of Netflix.)

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