Caffeine – TV News – July 30th Edition

TV News

We’ve moved from SDCC to TCA this week, so the TV news is going strong! Ready?

Premiere dates:

September 8th: One Mississippi
September 10th: Top of the Lake: China Girl
September 13th: Broad City
September 14th: Riviera
September 18th: The State
September 21st: Gotham
September 22nd: Transparent
September 25th: The Good Doctor
September 27th: The Goldbergs, Speechless, Modern Family, American Housewife, Designated Survivor, Liar
September 28th: Grey’s Anatomy, How to Get Away With Murder
September 29th: Marvel’s Inhumans

October 1st: Ten Days in the Valley
October 3rd: The Middle, Fresh Off the Boat, black-ish, The Mayor, Kevin (Probably) Saves the World
October 5th: Scandal
October 6th: Once Upon a Time
October 15th: Berlin Station, Good Behavior
October 22nd: Graves
October 24th: The Last O.G.

November 3rd: Alias Grace
November 5th: The Girlfriend Experience
November 9th: Rillington Place
November 19th: Search Party

Renewed: Queen Sugar, Animal Kingdom, Angie Tribeca, Harlots, UnREAL, Mary Kills People, The Good Witch

This season of Shooter will have only eight episodes because of Ryan Phillippe’s injury.

ABC’s new show The Gospel of Kevin is now called Kevin (Probably) Saves the World.

Krista Vernoff is returning to Grey’s Anatomy as co-showrunner.

Ordered to series:
AMC: Marti Noxon drama Dietland
Canal Plus: Vampire drama Monsters’ Shrink
CBC/SundanceTV: 1980s tainted blood scandal limited series Unspeakable
HBO: Miniseries Chernobyl starring Jared Harris
Starz: Supernatural thriller The Rook from Stephenie Meyer based on the novel by Daniel O’Malley
Sundance Now: Family business comedy Back
TNT: 1940s crime limited series One Day She’ll Darken from Chris Pine and Patty Jenkins

Pilot orders:
Showtime: Boston crime drama City on a Hill from Ben Affleck and Matt Damon

The various BBC stations have ordered twelve comedy pilots.

In development:
ABC: A Bollywood star comedy from Priyanka Chopra
AMC: 1990s Chicago drama Gang Leader for a Day, an alien dramedy from Rainn Wilson, sci-fi/horror anthology Shock Theatre, pop culture horror anthology Underbelly, family drama In the Middle of the Street, sci-fi series Liking What You See, sci-fi drama The Age of Miracles, historical supernatural drama The Ballad of Black Tom
Anonymous Content: An adaptation of podcast The Unexplainable Disappearance of Mars Patel
Blumhouse TV: An adaptation of Trump/Bannon book Devil’s Bargain
Electus: Mafia drama American Royalty
Fox 21 TV Studios: Crime drama Old Man starring Samuel L. Jackson
Macro: Political drama Indivisible from Van Jones
Media Res: A drama about morning television starring Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon
Nat Geo: A scripted adaptation of The Right Stuff from Leonardo DiCaprio
NBC: A drama about a black female mayor from Penny Johnson Jerald and Allison Abner
Whydah Prods: A show based on the story of biker turned undercover cop Wayne Bradshaw

IFC has released their 2018 development slate, with almost a dozen comedies.

Leaving their shows:
The Flash: Tom Felton

Promoted to series regular:
Chicago P.D.: Tracy Spiridakos
Six: Jaylen Moore

Guest stars:
Midnight, Texas: Breeda Wool
The Mindy Project: Julie Bowen
The Night Shift: Rachelle Lefevre, Missy Peregrym

Returns:
The Mindy Project: Chris Messina
Supernatural: Loretta Devine
Teen Wolf: Jill Wagner

Casting:
Angie Tribeca: Bobby Cannavale
The Arrangement: Garcelle Beauvais
Big Dogs: Ana Isabelle
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow: Tracy Ifeachor
Deadlier Than the Male: Lily Rabe, Enrique Murciano
Elementary: Desmond Harrington
The Exorcist: Li Jun Li
For the People: Britt Robertson (replacing Britne Oldford)
Goliath: Tim Peper
Grey’s Anatomy spinoff: Jaina Lee Ortiz
Happy!: Medina Senghore
Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders: Mark Moses, Kate Beahan
Lethal Weapon: Andrew Creer
Mars: Esai Morales, Roxy Sternberg, Gunnar Cauthery, Levi Fiehler, Evan Hall, Akbar Kurtha, Jeff Hephner
Mozart in the Jungle: Michael Emerson
NCIS: Maria Bello
New Warriors: Keith David
The Oath: Robert Gossett, Isaac Keys
Olive Forever: Tatyana Ali, Malcolm-Jamal Warner, Christian Antidormi
Santa Clarita Diet: Zach Knighton
Siren: Sibongile Mlambo
Six: Nikolai Nikolaeff, Katherine Evans
Suits: Usman Ally
Superstore: Kelly Stables
Taken: Jessica Camacho
Wayward Sisters: Briana Buckmaster, Kathryn Newton, Katherine Ramdeen, Clark Backo
You: Elizabeth Lail, Zach Cherry, Luca Padovan
You’re the Worst: Colin Ferguson, Johnny Pemberton, Brendan Jennings

(Image courtesy of SundanceTV.)

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