Caffeine – TV News – September 10th Edition

This week’s TV news brings us updates on a whole bunch of new shows the networks are considering, but first let’s see what’s going away and coming back . . .

Premiere dates:
November 10th: Lady Dynamite
January 18th: Portlandia

Renewed: I’m Dying Up Here

Veep will end with next year’s season seven.

Also canceled: Will, Blood Drive, Z: The Beginning of Everything, Class, The Last Tycoon

The final season one episodes of Midnight, Texas next week have been moved around a bit to accomodate a Hurricane Harvey telethon.

Ordered to series:
Amazon: 19th century San Francisco crime drama Tong Wars, a Fred Armisen/Maya Rudolph comedy
Netflix: Ryan Murphy Nurse Ratched origin series Ratched starring Sarah Paulson, Swedish school shooting thriller Quicksand, survival comedy The Green Beret’s Guide to Surviving the Apocalypse

Pilot orders:
Fox: Retirement community comedy Cool Kids
Showtime: Wall Street comedy Ball Street starring Don Cheadle and Andrew Rannells

In development:
ABC: A 1970s Irish-Catholic family comedy, an adaptation of Curtis Sittenfeld’s modern Pride & Prejudice retelling Eligible, a comedy about parents with young kids, psychic drama Spirited starring Laverne Cox, a female-led Greatest American Hero reboot
Amazon: Greg Daniels futuristic comedy Upload, Carter Bays/Craig Thomas comedy Making Friends, Garth Ennis comic book adaptation The Boys
CBS: Immigration comedy Welcome to Maine from Greg Garcia, immigrant medical drama Have Mercy from Gina Rodriguez, a series adaptation of L.A. Confidential
CBS Studios: A series based on movie LA Story from Gina Rodriguez, drama Flood Girls from Gina Rodriguez
The CW: Immigration drama Illegal from Gina Rodriguez
Entertainment One: A Nellie Bly drama series starring Kate Mara
The Firm: A legal series based on the life of criminal defense attorney Mark Geragos
Hulu: A limited series about Robert F. Kennedy starring Chris Pine
Makeready: Immigration series Undocumented America from Jonas Cuaron
NBC: Political drama Accidental Candidate from former congresswoman Loretta Sanchez, Supreme Court drama The Outsider, a crime drama about an FBI agent turned journalist

Pilot The Machine is not moving forward at Syfy.

Leaving their shows:
Grey’s Anatomy: Tessa Ferrer

Promoted to series regular:
Once Upon a Time: Mekia Cox

Guest stars:
Code Black: Allison King
Once Upon a Time: Meegan Warner
You’re the Worst: Robin Riker

Returns:
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Nick Blood
Will & Grace: Bobby Cannavale

Casting:
The 100: William Miller
American Housewife: George Hamilton
Arrow: Liam Hall
Blindspot: Tori Anderson, Kristina Reyes
Designated Survivor: Bonnie Bedelia
Dynasty: KJ Smith
Genius: Antonio Banderas
Locke & Key: Megan Charpentier
Me, Myself & I: Tim Reid, Alkoya Brunson
The Resident: Violett Beane
Roseanne: Ames McNamara
Scorpion: Tina Majorino
Star: Keke Palmer
Supergirl: Izabela Vidovic (replacing Malina Weissman as young Kara), Olivia Nikkanen (replacing Jordan Mazarati as young Alex)
S.W.A.T.: Sherilyn Fenn
Titans: Alan Ritchson, Minka Kelly

(Image courtesy of HBO.)

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