Caffeine – TV News – November 19th Edition

This week’s TV news brings us a whole bunch of premiere dates, so get ready to plan your winter viewing schedule!

Premiere dates:

December 22nd: Fuller House

January 3rd: The X-Files, 9-1-1
January 4th: Nashville
January 16th: Black Lightning
January 17th: The Path
January 19th: Grace and Frankie
January 24th: Schitt’s Creek, Let’s Get Physical, Waco

February 26th: Shoot the Messenger, Good Girls
February 28th: The Looming Tower

March 7th: Hard Sun
March 11th: The Arrangement
March 20th: Rise

Renewed:

StartUp, You’re the Worst (for a fifth and final season)

Canceled:

Difficult People, Lopez, Nashville (after the upcoming season six), Still the King

The Brave will not get any more episodes this season, though it’s not officially cancelled yet.

Other headlines:

CBS has given a full season to S.W.A.T. and three additional episodes to 9JKL.

This Is Us will end for the season on March 13th.

Showrunner Mark Schwahn has been suspended from The Royals because of sexual harassment allegations.

Transparent is reportedly considering writing out Jeffrey Tambor’s character because of sexual misconduct allegations.

Patrick J. Adams and Meghan Markle are reportedly leaving Suits after season seven.

Also not official, but the Deadwood revival movie will reportedly begin production next fall.

Melissa McCarthy’s comedy Nobodies is moving to the Paramount Network.

ABC has ordered an additional episode of Roseanne, bringing it to a total of nine.

And Fox has decreased The Orville‘s season one episode order by one, to twelve.

Stana Katic’s thriller series Absentia will air on Amazon Prime.

Ordered to series:

ABC: Light detective procedural Take Two starring Rachel Bilson and Eddie Cibrian
Amazon: Multiple seasons of a Lord of the Rings prequel series
National Geographic: Silicon Valley limited series Valley of the Boom
Netflix: Italian teen prostitution series Baby, second coming of Jesus drama Messiah, a sitcom about and starring Rev. Run and his wife
Paramount TV: An adaptation of Catch-22 starring and directed by George Clooney
Sundance Now: Relationship dramedy This Close written by and starring Shoshannah Stern and Josh Feldman
USA Network: Rust belt crime series American Rust

In development:

ABC: James Patterson crime series The French Detective starring Jean Dujardin, missing plane drama Flight 410, an untitled small town family comedy
Amazon: 1960s female astronaut drama miniseries Mercury 13 from Bradley Whitford and Amy Pascal
CBS: A comedy about a millennial woman getting to know her late father’s Middle Eastern culture, crime drama The Source from Dr. Phil and Jay McGraw, military comedy adaptation Stripes
Fox: Cult adventure drama Off-Site, music industry comedy One Hit Wendy starring Julianne Hough
FX: A scripted adaptation of podcast Crimetown, Texas crime drama Highway 59
Hulu: A series based on game Hitman from Derek Kolstad, female friendship show Dollface starring Kat Dennings
NBC: Island disaster relief drama Relief, a family drama about a Korean electronics corporation, legal comedy Danni Lowinski, a medical crime investigation drama, relationship comedy 20/40
Starz: Latino crime drama Family Crimes
Stone Village Television: Crime adaptation Hotel Scarface
Universal Cable Productions: A limited series about billboard diva Angelyne from Sam Esmail starring Emmy Rossum
Universal TV: Family immigrant drama Lucky Boy from Eva Longoria

Leaving their shows:

Nashville: Rachel Bilson

Guest stars:

The Blacklist: Nathan Lane
Dynasty: Kelly Rutherford
Escape at Dannemora: Michael Imperioli
Modern Family: Chris Martin
Superior Donuts: Jim Rash

Returns:

Blindspot: Archie Panjabi

Casting:

Chicago Med: Michel Gill
City on a Hill: Kevin Bacon, Aldis Hodge
Cool Kids: Vicki Lawrence, David Alan Grier, Leslie Jordan, Martin Mull
Dietland: Tramell Tillman, Robin Weigert, Will Seefried, Adam Rothenberg, Ricardo Davila
Fear the Walking Dead: Garret Dillahunt, Jenna Elfman
Five Points: Ray Cham Jr., Trey Curtis, Nathaniel Potvin, Jake Walker, Spence Moore II
The Gifted: Skyler Samuels
The Good Cop: Isiah Whitlock Jr.
Ice: Dale Whibley
Letterkenny: Jay Baruchel
Miracle Workers: Geraldine Viswanathan, Jon Bass, Karan Soni
One Day She’ll Darken: Shoniqua Shondai
The Originals: Aria Shahghasemi
Splitting Up Together: Geoff Pierson
Suits spinoff: Simon Kassianides
This Close: Marlee Matlin, Cheryl Hines, Zach Gilford, Colt Prattes
True Detective: Carmen Ejogo
Vida: Mishel Prada, Karen Ser Anzoategui, Chelsea Rendon, Carlos Miranda, Maria Elena Laas

(Image courtesy of Fox.)

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