Caffeine – TV News – July 16th Edition

TV News

This week’s TV news brings us some more summer and fall premiere dates and a bunch of casting!

Premiere dates:

August 6th: Chesapeake Shores
August 17th: Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce
August 20th: Endeavour
September 1st: Narcos
September 10th: Fear the Walking Dead, Outlander
October 1st: Curb Your Enthusiasm
October 15th: The Durrells in Corfu
October 27th: Stranger Things
December 17th: Last Tango in Halifax holiday special
December 25th: Call the Midwife holiday special



Other news:

Empire and Star will officially cross over on September 27th.

Lucy Liu is directing the season premiere of Marvel’s Luke Cage.

This is neat: The new season of Hit the Floor will have an all-female writing staff.

Micahel Uppendahl will direct the first episode of the Stephen King/J.J. Abrams show Castle Rock.

Andy Muscietti will direct the pilot of Locke & Key.

Nisha Ganatra will direct TNT’s Highland pilot.

Ordered to series:

Bunya Productions: Spinoff Mystery Road – The Series starring Aaron Pedersen and Judy Davis
Channel 4: Drama series The Virtues starring Stephen Graham, Niamh Algar, Helen Behan, and Frank Laverty
Netflix: Spanish boarding school mystery series Elite, comics adaptation Umbrella Academy
Showtime: Drama series Guantanamo

In development:

FX: Crime drama The Mastermind from Joe and Anthony Russo
HBO: An adaptation of Nnedi Okorafor’s fantasy novel Who Fears Death from George R.R. Martin
RadicalMedia: Hasidic community mystery adaptation Invisible City from Toni Collette
Showtime: A sequel to The L Word
Syfy: A supernatural drama based on Rage Is Back

Guest stars:

12 Monkeys: Conleth Hill
Hit the Road: Richard Dreyfuss
Mozart in the Jungle: Masi Oka
One Day at a Time: Ivonne Coll
You’re the Worst: Raymond J. Barry


Chicago P.D.: Jon Seda
The Flash: Britne Oldford
Teen Wolf: Dylan O’Brien, Tyler Hoechlin, Colton Haynes, Charlie Carver


Big Dogs: Micheal Neeson, Lance Henriksen, Michael Rabe, Manny Perez, Brett Cullen
Carter: Kristian Bruun, Sherry Miller, John Bourgeois
Castle Rock: Bill Skarsgard
The Dangerous Book for Boys: Chris Diamantopoulos, Erinn Hayes, Kyan Zielinski
Designated Survivor: Ben Lawson
The Exorcist: Brianna Hildebrand
The Expanse: David Strathairn
Find Me in Paris: Jessica Lord, Castle Rock, Rory J. Saper, Christy O’Donnell, Eubha Akilade, Hiran Abeysekera, Hannah Dodd
Ghosted: Amber Stevens West
Good Girls: Christina Hendricks
Graves: Juliette Lewis
Harrow: Ioan Gruffudd
Marvel’s Jessica Jones: Leah Gibson
Marvel’s New Warriors: Milana Vayntrub, Derek Theler, Jeremy Tardy, Calum Worthy, Matthew Moy, Kate Comer
Melrose: Jennifer Jason Leigh, Hugo Weaving
The Oath: J.J. Soria, Kwame Patterson, Elisabeth Rohm, Linda Purl, Michael Malarkey, Eve Mauro
Riverdale: Brit Morgan
Safe: Michael C. Hall, Amanda Abbington
Sharp Objects: Lulu Wilson
Shooter: Amin Joseph
Six: Olivia Munn
Trust: Hannah New
Westworld: Katja Herbers
White Famous: Natalie Zea, Kendrick Sampson
Yellowstone: Kelsey Asbille

(Image courtesy of the Hallmark Channel.)

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