Caffeine – TV News – May 14th Edition

TV News

Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there! As always, this weekend is a huge one for TV news as the networks finalize their pickups, renewals, and cancellations in preparation for upfronts next week. Ready??

Premiere dates:
July 5th: Snowfall
July 16th: The Strain
July 28th: Room 104
August 9th: Mr. Mercedes

Renewed:
ABC: Modern Family (for two seasons), The Goldbergs (for two seasons), Once Upon a Time, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., American Housewife, Designated Survivor, black-ish, Speechless, Fresh Off the Boat
CBS: Elementary
The CW: iZombie, The Originals
Fox: Gotham, Last Man on Earth, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, The Exorcist
NBC: Taken (with a new showrunner), Blindspot, Chicago Fire, Chicago P.D., Chicago Med, The Blacklist, Great News, Law & Order: SVU, Timeless (after being canceled! It was crazy!)
Other: 13 Reasons Why, Slasher, American Gods, The Son

Canceled:
ABC: Last Man Standing, American Crime, Imaginary Mary, Real O’Neals, Secrets & Lies, Dr. Ken The Catch
CBS: 2 Broke Girls, The Great Indoors
The CW: No Tomorrow, Frequency
Fox: Rosewood, Sleepy Hollow, Making History, Son of Zorn, APB
NBC: Powerless, The Blacklist: Redemption
Other: Baby Daddy

Scandal‘s upcoming season seven will be its last.

New shows ordered to series!
ABC: Jason Ritter dramedy The Gospel of Kevin, political comedy The Mayor, refugee drama The Crossing, Shondaland legal drama For the People, an untitled Zach Braff startup comedy, Freddie Highmore medical drama The Good Doctor, FBI magic drama Deception, relationship comedy Splitting Up Together
Amazon: A comedy adaptation of The Dangerous Book for Boys from Bryan Cranston, fantasy noir drama Carnival Row
CBS: Alan Cumming serial killer drama Instinct, David Boreanaz military drama SEAL Team, Shemar Moore crime drama S.W.A.T. Jeremy Piven high-tech crime drama Wisdom of the Crowd, Mark Feuerstein family comedy 9JKL Dan Kopelman comedy Me, Myself & I, David Krumholtz comedy By the Book
The CW: A Dynasty reboot, military drama Valor, DC drama Black Lightning, Lucy Hale dramedy Life Sentence
Fox: Marvel mutant thriller The Gifted, paranormal comedy Ghosted starring Adam Scott & Craig Robinson, airline comedy L.A. to Vegas, medical drama The Resident starring Matt Czuchry and Emily VanCamp, Ryan Murphy drama 911 starring Angela Bassett
FXX: A Deadpool adult animated comedy from Donald Glover
NBC: High school teacher comedy A.P. Bio starring Glenn Howerton, Jenna Bans crime drama Good Girls, Sarah Shahi virtual reality drama Reverie, family comedy Champions from Mindy Kaling
Netflix: French sci-fi drama Osmosis
Showtime: Limited series Escape at Clinton Correctional from Ben Stiller and starring Benicio Del Toro and Patricia Arquette, Rosie O’Donnell comedy SMILF
Syfy: Superman prequel Krypton, graphic novel adaptation Happy!
USA Network: Anthology crime drama Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and The Notorious B.I.G., historical drama Damnation

The black-ish spinoff might be headed to Freeform instead of ABC.

Psych is officially getting a holiday reunion movie!

The Shannara Chronicles is moving to Spike (soon to be Paramount TV).

Ryan Eggold is rejoining The Blacklist now that the spinoff has been canceled.

A bunch of stars are leaving Once Upon a Time: Jennifer Morrison, Rebecca Mader, Ginnifer Goodwin, Josh Dallas, Jared Gilmore, Emilie de Ravin

Isaiah Washington will not return as a regular to The 100.

Stacey Taub has joined black-ish as EP.

Several EPs are leaving the Chicagoverse, while Rick Eid is leaving SVU to run Chicago P.D.

Netflix will air German period drama Babylon Berlin in the U.S.

Pilot orders:
Hulu: Teen thriller Crash & Burn

In development:
Eleventh Hour Films: An adaptation of Ian Rankin’s Inspector John Rebus mysteries
IM Global: Live-action show Judge Dredd: Mega City One
Imperative Entertainment: Drug smuggling drama Sunburn
Route One Entertainment: A series based on Martin Limon’s investigative crime novels
Syfy: George R.R. Martin supernatural thriller Nightflyers

Not moving forward:
NBC: Spaced Out, What About Barb?, Relatively Happy, untitled Kourtney Kang comedy, Shelter, Redliners
Syfy: The Haunted

Jason Bateman has signed on for more Arrested Development.

Promoted to series regular:
Riverdale: Casey Cott

Guest stars:
Fargo: Mary McDonnell
The Librarians: John Noble, Rachel Nichols

Casting:
Castle Rock: Andre Holland
Deep State: Joe Dempsie, Lyne Renee
Difficult People: Lucy Liu
Girlfriends: Miranda Richardson, Phyllis Logan, Zoe Wanamaker
Goliath: Ana de la Reguera
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel: Kevin Pollak, Bailey De Young
Riverdale: Charles Melton
Stan Against Evil: Denise Boutte
Untitled Tracy Morgan comedy: Tiffany Haddish

(Image courtesy of FX.)

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