Caffeine – TV News – October 8th Edition

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We’ve got a bunch of TV news this week from New York Comic-Con and more! Ready?

Premiere Dates:

October 27th: Fearless
November 12th: No Activity
November 13th: Ill Behaviour
December 1st: Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Easy, Dark
December 7th: Psych: The Movie
January 18th: Beyond
February 23rd: The Tick
February 25th: Ash vs. Evil Dead
March 29th: Siren
April 3rd: Shadowhunters

Picked Up for a Full Season:

The Good Doctor

Renewed:

The Bold Type (for two seasons)

Canceled:

Major Crimes (after Season 6), Odd Mom Out

Other Headlines:

Freeform has ordered an additional ten episodes of Shadowhunters.

The Walking Dead and Fear the Walking Dead will finally have a crossover.

Matt Bomer will direct an episode of American Crime Story: Versace.

Amanda Lasher will take over as showrunner for The Bold Type, replacing creator Sarah Watson.

Amazon Prime is taking A Very English Scandal for the U.S. And Showtime has acquired BBC comedy Ill Behaviour.

Ordered to Series:

Arrowstorm Entertainment: Fantasy adventure series The Outpost
BBC One: WWII drama World on Fire, Profumo Affair drama The Trial of Christine Keeler, political drama Bodyguard starring Richard Madden and Keeley Hawes
BBC Two: London rom-com Trigonometry, 1850s thriller The North Water
Netflix: Michael B. Jordan superhero family drama Raising Dion
Sky 1: Semi-autobiographical Idris Elba comedy In the Long Run
Sony: Crime miniseries Bite Club starring Dominic Monaghan
Starz: Half-hour restaurant drama Sweetbitter

In Development:

ABC: Former sorority sister comedy Black Don’t Crack from Viola Davis and Larry Wilmore, crime drama Suspects, a Trae Crowder (Liberal Redneck) comedy from Rob Thomas, friendship comedy Bright Futures
Amazon: A drama about 1980s soaps inspired by the life of John Stamos
CBS: High school reunion comedy Perfect 10
The CW: An adaptation of Alyssa Milano’s graphic novel Hacktivist
Fox: Lesbian cop drama The Dime, comedy The Nepotist from Jimmy Kimmel and his brother, legal drama The Midnight Lawyer from Danny Strong, FBI drama Headshot, soulmate drama Adam & Eva, futuristic medical drama Strange Conditions, legal drama Being Judged, dance drama Shine
FremantleMedia: An adaptation of Robert Harris’ WWII spy novel Munich
Hulu: Comedy LA Woman based on Eve Babitz’s memoirs, a Ramy Youssef comedy, Indian-American math genius DJ comedy In Theory
Lifetime: Comedy Alyssa Milano for Mayor
NBC: Obit writer family drama Find the Good, comedy Step Dave, a family legal drama about an African-American civil rights attorney, Simon Cowell music industry comedy A&R
Paramount Network: A half-hour Paris-set dramedy from Darren Star, graphic novel adaptation Velvet from Kyle Killen
UPC: TV industry drama Desperate Networks

Tracy Oliver will write the First Wives’ Club reboot in development at Paramount Network.

Leaving Their Shows:

NCIS: Pauley Perrette

Promoted to Series Regular:

Code Black: Emily Alyn Lind
Insatiable: Alyssa Milano
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Natalia Cordova-Buckley
Power: Brandon Victor Dixon

Guest Stars:

Chicago P.D.: Zach Appelman
No Activity: Will Ferrell, Jake Johnson, Jesse Plemons, Sunita Mani, Amy Sedaris, Bridget Everett, Jason Mantzoukas, Michaela Watkins, J.K. Simmons
Teachers: Jeff Ross, Andrew Daly

Returns:

Easy: Kate Micucci, Jane Adams, Zazie Beetz, Michael Chernus, Kiersey Clemons, Evan Jonigkeit, Elizabeth Reaser, Jacqueline Toboni, Dave Franco, Aya Cash, Marc Maron
Hit the Floor: Kimberly Elise, Dean Cain, McKinley Freeman, Katherine Bailess, Jodi Lyn O’Keefe, Brent Antonello (returning as regulars in the new version)
Imposters: Uma Thurman
Psych: John Cena
Star Trek: Discovery: Michelle Yeoh

Casting:

9-1-1: Connie Britton
The Affair: Christopher Meyer
Black Lightning: Jill Scott
Champions: Fortune Feimster
Chicago P.D.: Anabelle Acosta
Easy: Aubrey Plaza, Kate Berlant, Joe Lo Truglio, Michaela Watkins, Judy Greer, Danielle MacDonald
Good Omens: Jon Hamm
Grey’s Anatomy spinoff: Grey Damon, Okieriete Onaodowan, Danielle Savre, Barrett Doss, Jay Hayden
Hang Ups: David Tennant, Charles Dance, Richard E. Grant, Conleth Hill, Jessica Hynes, Katherine Parkinson, Karl Theobald, Arsher Ali, Celia Imrie, Paul Ritter, Tolu Ogunmefun, Monica Dolan, Sarah Hadland, Lolly Adefope, John Macmillan, Harry Lloyd
Hit the Floor: Teyana Taylor
How to Get Away With Murder: Amirah Vann
L.A. to Vegas: Kether Donohue
Locke and Key: Danny Glover, Jack Mulhern
Lucifer: Kevin Carroll
Maniac: Sally Field
No Activity: Tim Meadows, Patrick Brammall
Now & Then: Myko Olivier, Mia Serafino, Punam Patel, Brandon Mychal Smith, James Earl, Ana Cruz Kayne
One Day She’ll Darken: Leland Orser
Riverdale: Hart Denton
Shadowhunters: Anna Hopkins, Javier Munoz
SMILF: Nathaniel De La Rosa
Star Trek: Discovery: Mia Kirshner
Sweetbitter: Ella Purnell
A Very English Scandal: Alex Jennings, Patricia Hodge, Monica Dolan, Adrian Scarborough, Jason Watkins, Eve Myles, Michele Dotrice, Blake Harrison

(Image courtesy of Freeform.)

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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