Caffeine – TV News – July 2nd Edition

TV News

Happy Canada Day and Fourth of July weekends to our Canadian and U.S. readers! Let’s catch up on TV news and then get you all out to your cookouts.

Premiere dates:

July 7th: Degrassi: Next Class
August 15th: Greenleaf
August 19th: Halt and Catch Fire
September 6th: You’re the Worst
September 14th: Better Things
September 22nd: Fuller House
September 29th: Marvel’s Inhumans
November 23rd: She’s Gotta Have It

Renewed:

Better Call Saul, Dear White People

Cancelled:

The Carmichael Show

Other news:

Sense8 is getting a two-hour finale special at Netlix.

X-Files fans, take a look at who’s writing the new season. (No women. Sigh.)

Jonathan Frakes will direct an episode of Star Trek: Discovery.

Apparently Mahershala Ali is in talks for season three of True Detective.

The final season of Scandal will have 18 episodes.

Nothing official yet, but Sony TV has extended the cast options for rejected ABC pilot Doomsday, so that might be happening after all.

Ordered to series:

Amazon/ITV: A Vanity Fair adaptation starring Olivia Cooke
AXN: Light procedural Carter starring Jerry O’Connell and Sidney Tamiia Poitier
Hulu: Tween dance drama Find Me in Paris
Netflix: 1990s high school comedy Everything Sucks starring Peyton Kennedy and Jahi Winston
YouTube Red: Doug Liman action-thriller Impulse

Pilot orders:

Syfy: A Tremors reboot starring Kevin Bacon

In development:

Bad Robot: An adaptation of memoir My Glory Was I Had Such Friends
Fox: Drama Mason Dixon from Lee Daniels and Julian Breece
IM Global Television: Comedy Lex and Los and music drama La Vida both from Carlos and Alexa PenaVega
Netflix: A continuation of Tales of the City
Showtime: Eileen Myers drama Queen Fur
Skydance: An adaptation of Asimov’s Foundation trilogy
Universal TV: A drama series based on book True Crime Addict
Warner Bros.: A live-action The Jetsons sitcom

Leaving their shows:

The Blacklist: Enrique Murciano
Hawaii Five-0: Daniel Dae-Kim, Grace Park

Promoted to series regular:

This Is Us: Alexandra Breckenridge, Jon Huertas, Hannah Zeile, Niles Fitch, Logan Shroyer, Mackenzie Hancsicsak, Parker Bates, Faithe Herman, Eris Baker

Returns:

Major Crimes: Billy Burke
Riverdale: Molly Ringwald

Casting:

Castle Rock: Sissy Spacek, Jane Levy, Melanie Lynskey
Code Black: Moon Bloodgood
The Deep Mad Dark: Tom Wlaschiha
Designated Survivor: Paulo Costanzo
Killing Eve: Jodie Comer
Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders: Josh Charles
The Man in the High Castle: Laura Mennell, Eijiro Ozaki
Nox: Nathalie Baye, Maiwenn
The Oath: Ryan Kwanten, Cory Hardrict
The Path: Freida Pinto
Psych: The Movie: Ralph Macchio
Salvation: Tovah Feldshuh
Six: Eric Ladin
Sneaky Pete: Jennifer Ferrin, Miriam Morales
The Split: Nicola Walker, Meera Syal, Stephen Mangan, Fiona Button, Deborah Findlay, Annabel Scholey, Barry Atsma
Step Up: High Water: Ne-Yo, Naya Rivera, Faizon Love
White Famous: Jack Davenport, Michael Rapaport, Lyndon Smith, Cleopatra Coleman, Lucien Laviscount
Yellowstone: Wes Bentley, Kelly Reilly, Luke Grimes, Cole Hauser
You: Penn Badgley

(Image courtesy of AMC.)

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