Caffeine – TV News – March 12th Edition

TV News

Good morning! Don’t forget to change your clocks! Then read on for all the week’s TV news …

Premiere dates:
March 14th: Saving Hope (US Premiere)
June 5th: Shadowhunters, Stitchers
June 19th: Preacher
July 11th: The Fosters, The Bold Type
July 16th: Game of Thrones

Renewed: Riverdale, Taboo, Billions, Baskets, Schitt’s Creek, The 100

Canceled: Mercy Street

CBS has moved Training Day to Saturday nights.

The full season of Famous in Love will be available on digital platforms once the show premieres on April 18th.

Mr. Robot will be back sometime in October.

Apparently Netflix is considering more Gilmore Girls. Much as I love the show, I can’t say I’m entirely convinced we need this.

Speaking of things we may or may not need, I thought they’d said they weren’t doing this, but now AMC and the BBC say they’re considering a second season of The Night Manager.

Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger have been promoted to executive producers and co-showrunners of This Is Us (along with Dan Fogelman), which means their How I Met Your Mother spinoff is on hold for now.

Shudder has acquired Swedish noir series Jordskott for the U.S. and will begin streaming it on April 6th.

Ordered to series:
HBO: A third Game Change miniseries (about the 2016 election, of course)
Netflix: Korean period drama Kingdom from Kim Seong-hun

In development:
A+E Studios: An opioid epidemic drama
Amazon: A 1940s female rodeo drama from Jill Soloway
Emmett/Furla/Oasis: A semi-autobiographical series from Nik Richie
IDW Entertainment: An adaptation of Jonathan Kellerman’s Alex Delaware mystery series
NBCUniversal International: A TV version of Hanna from David Farr
Ovation TV: Art crime drama Hot Art

Showtime is not moving forward with Taran Killam’s comedy Mating.

CBS has pushed its Paul Attanasio Latino family cop drama pilot.

Promoted to series regular:
Mr. Robot: BD Wong

Guest stars:
Dr. Ken: Alison Brie
Fresh Off the Boat: Ali Wong, Ming-Na Wen, Jeremy Lin
The Good Fight: Jane Lynch
Hawaii Five-0: Hal Holbrook
Once Upon a Time: Andrew J. West, Alison Fernandez
Powerless: Adam West
Still the King: Austin Swift

Returns:
Arrow: Dolph Lundgren

Casting:
9J, 9K & 9L: Linda Lavin, Elliot Gould
The Alienist: Sean Astin
Amy’s Brother: Ursula Parker, Miguel Pinzon, Michael Urie
Behind Enemy Lines: Nestor Carbonell, Colm Feore
Black Lightning: Christine Adams
Brothered Up: Romany Malco, Nishi Munshi
Casual: Nadine Nicole, Austin Basis, Kerri Kenney
The Crossing: Steve Zahn, Rob Campbell
Drama High: Shannon Purser, Josh Radnor, Shirley Rumierk, Joe Tippett, Ted Sutherland, Taylor Richardson
Dynasty: Alan Dale, Rafael de la Fuente
For God and Country: Sofia Pernas
The Get: Alex Fitzalan, Jeananne Goossen
Ghosted: Adeel Akhtar
The Goldbergs spinoff: Rachel Crow, Summer Parker
The Gospel of Kevin: Cristela Alonzo, India de Beaufort, Dustin Ybarra, Chloe East
Insatiable: Dallas Roberts, Sarah Colonna
Linda from HR: Tim DeKay, Zachary Knighton
Losing It: Jon Cryer
Manhunt: UNABOMer: John Berchtold
Mayans MC: Sarah Bolger
Mission Control: Levi Fiehler
Mr. Robot: Bobby Cannavale
Nashville: Rachel Bilson, Kaitlin Doubleday
Perfect Citizen: Noah Wyle, Shanley Caswell, Adrienne Warren, Stephanie Szostak, Kristin Chenoweth
Preacher: Noah Taylor, Pip Torrens, Julie Ann Emery, Malcolm Barrett, Ronald Guttman, Justin Prentice
Raised by Wolves: Coper Friedman, Craig T. Nelson, Izabella Alvarez, Talia Jackson
Redliners: Greg Germann, Alan Powell, Jerod Haynes
Las Reinas: Matthew Davis, Amanda Warren
The Resident: Shaunette Renee Wilson
Salamander: John Leguizamo, Larenz Tate, Neil Sandilands
Scalped: Gil Birmingham, Irene Bedard, Chaske Spencer
Searchers: Lexy Kolker, Marc Blucas
Sharp Objects: Patricia Clarkson, Eliza Scanlen
Spaced Out: Miranda Cosgrove
Splitting Up Together: Diane Farr
Star Trek: Discovery: Jason Isaacs, Mary Wiseman
Still the King: Arden Myrin, Natalie Dreyfuss
Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan: Mena Massoud
The Trustee: Lance Gross, Laverne Cox
Unit Zero: Dana Powell, Peter Cambor
UnREAL: Brandon Jay McLaren
Unsolved: Marcc Rose, Wavyy Jonez
Valor: W. Tre Davis
What About Barb?: Ben Lawson, Eddie Shin
Wisdom of the Crowd: Richard T. Jones
Untitled ABC start up comedy: Michael Imperioli
Untitled CBS Navy SEAL drama: A.J. Buckley, Toni Trucks
Untitled Daveed Diggs politics comedy: Bernard Jones
Untitled FOX campus sexual assault drama: Erin Moriarty, Anthony Edwards
Untitled Matt Nix Marvel pilot: Coby Bell
Untitled Mindy Kaling brother comedy: Nina Wadia
Untitled Reba McEntire pilot: Roslyn Ruff
Untitled Rob Riggle single dad comedy: Lombardo Boyar
Untitled Seth Meyers high school comedy: Aparna Brielle, Glenn Howerton, Patton Oswalt, Nick Peine

(Image courtesy of Freeform.)

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