Caffeine – TV News – January 7th Edition

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Happy 2018! Let’s get back into the swing of TV news, as TCA is underway so we’ve got a lot to talk about …

Premiere dates:

January 26th: Breathe

March 1st: Atlanta (now called Atlanta Robbin’ Season)
March 25th: Trust, Billions
March 28th: The Americans
March 30th: A Series of Unfortunate Events

April 10th: New Girl

May 6th: I’m Dying Up Here

June 17th: The Affair

Renewed:

She’s Gotta Have It, The Gifted, Young Sheldon

Canceled:

The Fosters (ending with a three-night limited series finale), The Mayor

Other headlines:

Game of Thrones will officially return in 2019.

Scandal and How to Get Away with Murder are planning a crossover.

Bryan Singer has been removed as an executive producer on Legion because of sexual misconduct allegations.

Jonathan Scarfe will direct the first two episodes of season three of Van Helsing.

David Lowery will direct the pilot of Strange Angel.

Ordered to series:

Amazon: International thriller The Widow starring Kate Beckinsale
Freeform: A The Fosters spinoff about Callie and Mariana
FX: Sons of Anarchy spinoff Mayans MC
Syfy: George R.R. Martin sci-fi drama Nightflyers

In development:

Apple: Thriller Are You Sleeping starring Octavia Spencer
Fox: Another iteration of Prison Break

Promoted to series regular:

Claws: Jimmy Jean-Louis

Guest stars:

The Big Bang Theory: Walton Goggins, Beth Behrs
Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Sterling K. Brown
The Good Fight: Rob Reiner
LA to Vegas: Don Johnson
Modern Family: Mira Sorvino
S.W.A.T.: MC Lyte

Casting:

The Crown: Helena Bonham Carter
GLOW: Annabella Sciorra
Hawaii Five-0: Christine Ko
Kidding: Frank Langella
Legion: Navid Negahban (replacing Said Taghmaoui)
Narcos: Matt Letscher
Nightflyers: Gretchen Mol, Eoin Macken, David Ajala, Sam Strike, Maya Eshet, Angus Sampson, Jodie Turner-Smith, Brian F. O’Byrne
Ordeal by Innocence: Christian Cooke (replacing Ed Westwick)
Outlander: Colin McFarlane
Ozark: Janet McTeer
Patriot: Debra Winger
Strange Angel: Jack Reynor
True Detective: Stephen Dorff
Upload: Robbie Amell
Untitled Netflix Sabrina Project: Kiernan Shipka

(Image courtesy of FX.)

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