Caffeine – TV News – November 12th Edition

This week’s TV news brings us a bunch of January premiere dates as well as series orders for new shows!

Premiere dates:

January 7th: Star Trek: Discovery
January 12th: Taken
January 14th: Divorce, Crashing
January 19th: High Maintenance
January 23rd: The Detour

Renewed:

Shameless

Other headlines:

Dynasty has been picked up for a full season; Valor will remain at 13 episodes but has not been cancelled.

Fox has ordered seven more episodes of The Mick, bringing it to 20 for the season.

ABC has ordered three more episodes of Kevin (Probably) Saves the World and three more scripts for The Mayor.

In light of rape allegations against Ed Westwick, the BBC has pulled Ordeal by Innocence and paused filming on season two of White Gold.

CW Arrowverse EP Andrew Kreisberg has been suspended from his shows because of sexual harassment allegations.

There hasn’t been an official announcement, but Big Little Lies is reportedly beginning season two production in the spring.

Sony is shopping a revival of Good Girls Revolt.

Jon Amiel will now direct Carnival Row, replacing Paul McGuigan.

Ordered to series:

Amazon: Superhero comic adaptation The Boys
Apple: A morning show drama starring Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Anisto (for two seasons!), a reboot of Amazing Stories
BBC One/AMC: John Le Carre adaptation The Little Drummer Girl starring Florence Pugh
Netflix: A revival of British crime drama Top Boy from Drake, Gad Elmaleh comedy Huge in France

In development:

ABC: Resort comedy How May We Hate You
The Cantillon Company: An adaptation of Jihadi journalism memoir I Was Told to Come Alone
CBS: A political mismatch father-son comedy
The CW: Upstairs/downstairs Southern soap Prohibited from Ian Somerhalder and Nikki Reed
Disney streaming service: Scripted shows in the universes of Star Wars, High School Musical, Monsters Inc., and Marvel.
Fox: Multiple timeline medical drama Triage, FBI drama Mrs. Otis Regrets, choreographer drama 8 Count from Mary J. Blige, a Home Shopping Network star comedy from Eva Longoria, Indian-American family comedy Model Minorities
IDW Entertainment: A series based on comic Darkness Visible
NBC: A comedy about a team that travels opening chain restaurants, a drama about a female Sikh law student from America Ferrera, boxing drama Crushers Club from Vin Diesel and Virgil Williams, investigative genealogist drama Reunited, Argentinian drama adaptation Love After Love
TNT: Female boxer drama Beast Mode

Leaving their shows:

The Arrowverse: Wentworth Miller

Guest stars:

The Magicians: Jaime Ray Newman
Supergirl: Laurie Metcalf
Will & Grace: Matthew Letscher, Andy Favreau, Barry Bostwick

Returns:

New Girl: Dermot Mulroney
Will & Grace: Dan Bucatinsky

Casting:

#Fashionvictim: Willa Fitzgerald
The Affair: Russell Hornsby, Tim Matheson, Dina Meyer
Arctic Circle: Iina Kuustonen, Maximilian Bruckner, Clemens Schick, Pihla Viitala
Blue Book: Laura Mennell
The Brave: James Tupper
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow: John Noble(‘s voice)
Deadly Class: Benedict Wong, Benjamin Wadsworth, Lana Condor, Maria Gabriela de Faria, Luke Tennie, Liam James, Michel Duval, Henry Rollins, Taylor Hickson, Siobhan Williams, Jack Gillett, Sean Depner, Ryan Robbins
Designated Survivor: Kim Raver
Deutschland ’86: Chris Veres
Dietland: Julianna Margulies, Rowena King, Robin Weigert
Famous in Love: Romeo Miller
The Fosters: Vincent Ventresca
The Good Cop: Josh Groban, Monica Barbaro
The Good Doctor: Eric Winter
Homecoming: Stephan James
The Magicians: Felicia Day
The Path: Dena Tyler
The Resident: Jocko Sims
S.W.A.T.: Bre Blair
Star: Patti LaBelle, Brandy Norwood
Suits spinoff: Rebecca Rittenhouse, Morgan Spector
Supergirl: Jesse Rath
The Umbrella Academy: Ellen Page
Wanderlust: Toni Collette, Steven Mackintosh, Zawe Ashton, Royce Pierreson

(Image courtesy of CBS.)

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