Caffeine – TV News – October 1st Edition

This week’s TV news brings us a bunch of new shows in development – and our first full-season pickup of the new fall crop!

Jeremy Renner’s History Channel drama Knightfall will premiere on December 6th.

The first new show to get picked up for a full season: Young Sheldon.

Marlon has been renewed by NBC.

The Mist has been canceled after one season.

Game of Thrones has set its final season directors.

Amazon Prime has acquired German gangster drama 4 Blocks for the U.S. and Canada, among other countries. And they’re looking at French-German comedy Germanized as well.

Hulu has acquired British dramedy GameFace for the U.S.

Ordered to Series:

BBC: Tana French mystery adaptation The Dublin Murders

Pilot Orders:

Freeform: Pretty Little Liars spinoff The Perfectionists starring Sasha Pieterse and Janel Parrish
HBO: Space comedy Avenue 5 from Armando Iannucci
Syfy: An adaptation of graphic novel Deadly Class

In Development:

ABC: Silicon Valley comedy Valley Girls based on the book Geek Girl Rising, a reboot of cop drama Get Christie Love, Meghan Trainor girl group drama Broken Record, a contemporary adaptation of A Tale of Two Cities, Sara Shepard adaptation The Heiresses starring Shay Mitchell
Amazon: Drama adaptations Ringworld, Lazarus, and Snow Crash
CBS: Family comedy Here Comes the Neighborhood, firefighter comedy Ladder 54 from Cedric the Entertainer
EuropaCorp: Comic adaptation American Flagg!
FOX: Legal family dramedy One Call That’s All, a blue color family comedy from Rob McElhenney and Rob Rosell, McG soapy drama Silicon Beach, hip-hop dance drama Take It from the Top, a female-led adaptation of The Nice Guys from Joel Silver, a female-led Kung Fu reboot from Greg Berlanti, FBI drama Two Nights from Diablo Cody and Emily Silver, John Grisham legal thriller The Partner
Free Association/Big Beach: An adaptation of bipolar disorder memoir Gorilla and the Bird
Hulu: Best friend comedy This Is Heaven
Made Up Stories: A limited series based on Tina Brown’s Vanity Fair Diaries
Media Res: Sci-fi adaptation Scanners
NBC: Medical drama Bellevue, sisters comedy Too Close to Home from Ellen DeGeneres
Sketch Films: An Underworld TV series from Len Wiseman
Skybound: An adaptation of Frederick Pohl sci-fi novel Gateway
Sony Pictures TV: A Party of Five reboot about a Latino immigrant family

Gaumont Television’s adaptation of Stephen King’s N (in development) will now be called 8.

Leaving Their Shows:

Blue Bloods: Amy Carlson
Designated Survivor: Natascha McElhone

Promoted to Series Regular:

Empire: Rumer Willis, Terrell Carter

Guest Stars:

Chicago P.D.: Wil Traval
Will & Grace: Max Greenfield

Returns:

The Big Bang Theory: Bob Newhart, Wil Wheaton
Will & Grace: Leslie Jordan

Casting:

The Affair: Sanaa Lathan
Black Lightning: Kyanna Simone Simpson
Das Boot: Tom Wlaschiha, Vincent Kartheiser, James D’Arcy, Thierry Frémont
Empire: Teyonah Parris
Escape at Dannemora: Micah Stock
The First: Natascha McElhone
Goliath: Matthew Del Negro
Grown-ish: Abraham D. Juste
Hap & Leonard: Louis Gossett Jr., Corbin Bernsen, Andrew Dice Clay, Laura Allen
The Haunting of Hill House: Mckenna Grace, Violet McGraw
Homeland: Courtney Grosbeck, Dylan Baker
Into the Badlands: Sherman Augustus, Babou Ceesay, Ella-Rae Smith, Dean-Charles Chapman, Lewis Tan
Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders: Harry Hamlin
The Resident: Merrin Dungey
Scandal: Dean Norris
Scream: Tyler Posey
Star: Elijah Kelly
Supergirl: Amy Jackson, Betty Buckley
Supernatural: Yadira Guevara-Prip (and she’ll be a regular on the Wayward Sisters spinoff if it happens)
Titans: Lindsey Gort
Tremors: Toks Olagundoye
Vanity Fair: Suranne Jones, Michael Palin
You: Nicole Kang
Untitled Alan Ball HBO show: Necar Zadegan

(Image courtesy of the History Channel.)

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