Caffeine – TV News – May 28th Edition

It’s been a pretty calm TV news holiday week after the blur of the last few week, so let’s catch up on what we’ve got and then get you out to your Memorial Day celebrations or wherever else your weekend has in store!

Premiere dates:
June 28th: Broadchurch
July 12th: Odd Mom Out
July 14th: Friends from College
August 20th: The Last Ship

Renewed: Veep, Silicon Valley

Canceled: Chicago Justice, The Get Down

It’s official now: The final season of Game of Thrones will have six episodes.

Joe Mantegna and Matthew Gray Gubler have signed on for more Criminal Minds, but Kirsten Vangsness and A.J. Cook are reportedly holding out for wage parity.

New showrunners:
The Brave: Matt Corman and Chris Ord
Law & Order: SVU: Michael S. Chernuchin

Ordered to series:
Amazon: A series adaptation of thriller Hanna
History Channel: UFO investigation drama Blue Book

In development:
Amazon: Historical drama Cleopatra
BBC America: Typhoid Mary miniseries Fever produced by and starring Elisabeth Moss
Indiana Production: An English-language adaptation of Italian novel The Leopard
The Weinstein Company: Oliver Stone drama Guantanamo

Not moving forward:
FOX: Linda from HR, Type A, Thin Ice, University Project, Behind Enemy Lines

Leaving their shows:
Chicago P.D.: Sophia Bush
Silicon Valley: T.J. Miller
Supernatural: Mark Sheppard

Floriana Lima will not be a regular on Supergirl next season, but she’ll recur.

Promoted to series regular:
The 100: Tasya Teles
Goliath: Diana Hopper
Star: Miss Lawrence

Guest stars:
The Librarians: Richard Kind

Casting:
Channel Zero: Brandon Scott, Holland Roden
Goliath: Dominic Fumusa
Good Behavior: Juan Riedinger, Laura Bell Bundy
Lore: Cathal Pendred
Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams: Vera Farmiga, Mel Rodriguez
Queen Sugar: Sharon Lawrence, Alimi Ballard, Margot Bingham
Sharp Objects: Sophia Lillis
A Very English Scandal: Hugh Grant
Zoo: Delon de Metz

(Image courtesy of BBC America.)

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