Caffeine – TV News – March 19th Edition

TV News

Happy Sunday! This week’s TV news brings us a ton of renewals and summer premiere dates, plus some interesting pilot casting …

Premiere dates:
May 12th: Master of None
May 17th: Downward Dog
May 19th: 12 Monkeys
May 31st: The Carmichael Show
June 22nd: The Night Shift
June 29th: Zoo
July 12th: Salvation
July 23rd: Insecure, Ballers
July 25th: Midnight, Texas
August 16th: Marlon

Renewed: A Series of Unfortunate Events, Legion, Crashing, The Good Fight, 12 Monkeys (for a final season), The Expanse, Shades of Blue

Producers have confirmed that the final season of Game of Thrones will have six episodes.

The Heathers reboot and comedy American Woman are moving to the Paramount Network.

Getty kidnapping drama Trust will premiere in January.

MTV is rebooting Scream for the third season.

Jason Katims’ high school pilot Drama High has changed its name to Rise.

Chuck Pratt is stepping down as showrunner of Star.

Ordered to series:
CBS: The Big Bang Theory spinoff Young Sheldon (with premiere directed by Jon Favreau)
FX: 1980s New York City drama Pose from Ryan Murphy
ITV: Drama The Widow from the Williams brothers

Pilot orders:
Comedy Central: A sibling comedy from Chris Kelly and Sarah Schneider

In development:
Hulu: Afghanistan War drama One Million Steps
NBC: Relationship drama Long Distance
Paramount TV/Anonymous Content: An adaptation of Indian novel The Windfall, an adaptation of Dean Koontz’s forthcoming Silent Corner
Synchronicity Films: An adaptation of Haif Kureishi thriller The Body

ABC Studios and Amblin TV are producing a pilot presentation for their Rev Run comedy.

Fox has pushed medical drama pilot The Beast.

Guest stars:
Black-ish: Rashida Jones
Chicago Med: Louis Herthum
Dice: David Arquette
Game of Thrones: Ed Sheeran
The Great Indoors: Jane Leeves
Hawaii Five-0: Lori Petty

Returns:
Criminal Minds: Shemar Moore

Casting:
The Alienist: Antonio Magro, Emanuela Postacchini
Amy’s Brother: Sloane Morgan Siegel
Ballers: Steve Guttenberg
Behind Enemy Lines: Willa Fitzgerald, Dylan Bruno, Benito Martinez (replacing Nestor Carbonell)
Brothered Up: Glynn Turman, Merrin Dungey
Chicago P.D.: Tracy Spiridakos
The Crossing: Jay Karnes, Simone Kessell, Grant Harvey, Tommy Bastow, John D’Leo, Kelley Missal, Marcuis W. Harris
Doomsday: Rochelle Aytes
The Get: Michael Rady
The Goldbergs Spinoff: Nia Long
The Good Doctor: Richard Schiff
The Gospel of Kevin: J. August Richards, JoAnna Garcia Swisher
Hannah Royce’s Questionable Choices: Brec Bassinger
Insatiable: Kimmy Shields, Christopher Gorham, Alyssa Milano
Instinct: Khandi Alexander
LA -> Vegas: Olivia Macklin, Kim Matula
Life Sentence: Carlos PenaVega
Linda from HR: Angel Laketa Moore, Ellis Rubin
The Looming Tower: Jeff Daniels, Sullivan Jones, Virginia Kull, Louis Cancelmi
Losing It: Sam Huntington
Mayans MC: Jacqueline Obradors
Me, Myself & I: John Larroquette, Mandell Maughan, Reylynn Caster
Mission Control: David Giuntoli, Poppy Montgomery
Quantico: Krysta Rodriguez
Ray Donovan: Susan Sarandon
Redliners: Jenny Wade
Las Reinas: Eric Winter
Relatively Happy: Jane Lynch, Diona Reasonover
Rellik: Richard Dormer
The Resident: Emily VanCamp
Rise: Marley Shelton, Casey Johnson
S.W.A.T.: Jay Harrington, Alex Russell, Peter Onorati
The Sackett Sisters: Felix Avitia
Salamander: Elaine Tan
Sharp Objects: Elizabeth Perkins, Madison Davenport
Singularity: Langston Kerman
Spaced Out: Donald Faison, Ken Kirby
Splitting Up Together: Bobby Lee
Thin Ice: Jane Curtin
Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan: John Hoogenakker, Timothy Hutton, Al Sapienza
The Trustee: David Warshofsky, Tim Kang
Type-A: Eva Longoria, Andy Richter, Kyle Bornheimer, Ken Marino, Steve Harris
Unit Zero: Parvesh Cheena, Ayden Mayeri, Jamey Sheridan
Valor: Christina Ochoa, Nigel Thatch, Corbin Reid, Melissa Roxburgh
Van Helsing: Missy Peregrym
Wisdom of the Crowd: Natalie Tena, Jake Matthews, Monica Potter
Young Sheldon: Lance Barber, Raegan Revord, Montana Jordan
Untitled ABC mayor comedy pilot: Yvette Nicole Brown
Untitled CBS hate crimes drama pilot: Sharon Leal, Sheaun McKinney
Untitled CBS Navy SEAL drama pilot: Jim Caviezel, Jessica Pare, Kerri Medders
Untitled FOX campus sexual assault thriller pilot: Robbie Jones, Vince Nappo, Christine Lahti (replacing Rita Wilson)
Untitled NBC medical drama pilot: Nikki M. James, Rachel Griffiths
Untitled Rob Riggle single dad comedy: Amy Hill
Untitled Seth Meyers high school comedy pilot: Jacob McCarthy
Untitled TBS Tracy Morgan comedy: Allen Maldonado
Untitled Zach Braff startup comedy pilot: Hillary Anne Matthews

(Image courtesy of NBC.)

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