Caffeine – TV News – September 17th Edition

Happy Emmy day! Before we all get distracted by awards and speeches and gowns, let’s catch up on the week’s TV news.

Premiere dates:
October 17th: Hit the Road, Loudermilk
November 7th: Damnation

Renewed: Vikings, The Guest Book, People of Earth, Wrecked, Atypical

Cancelled: Stitchers

Jill Gordon is taking over as showrunner of Transparent.

Chad Lowe will direct an episode of Supergirl.

Bradley Buecker will direct the first episode of 9-1-1.

Starz has acquired Norwegian thriller Monster for the U.S. And Netflix now has Harlan Coben’s The Five available to the U.S.

Ordered to series:
History: Bill Clinton impeachment drama The Breach
Netflix: A Polish-language alternative history Cold War drama, international political series Pine Gap
Showtime: Children’s TV star comedy Kidding starring Jim Carrey
Starz: Mexican-American sisters drama Vida
Syfy: George R.R. Martin sci-fi series Nightflyers

In development:
ABC: Real estate drama Glass Houses inspired by Kyle Richards, “woke” soccer mom comedy We Can Do Better, family business comedy We All Got Junk, police drama Safe Harbor, business start-up drama Mavericks
AMC: A Black Lives Matter series based on Wesley Lowery’s They Can’t Kill Us All
CBS: Politically-themed comedy Mr. Frederick, a medical miracle drama from Dr. Oz, James Patterson family crime drama Innocent, a remake of BBC miniseries Murder, family comedy The Big House
Comedy Central: Single-camera comedy Weird Uncles
The CW: A senior drama based on The Viagra Diaries
E!: An adaptation of YA mystery One of Us Is Lying
Fox: Medical drama The Family Game from Jim Parsons, a medical innovation drama from Jason Horwitch and Howard Gordon, Caleb Carr crime drama Surrender, New York, a True Lies reboot
Gaumont: Sci-fi thriller Red Rush
HBO: Post-apocalyptic drama Who Fears Death
NBC: Family workplace comedy Sour Mash

Bravo is not moving forward with fashion magazine drama All That Glitters.

Guest stars:
Fresh Off the Boat: George Takei
The Goldbergs: Ilan Mitchell-Smith
Great News: Cecily Strong
Grey’s Anatomy: Greg Germann
The Mayor: Arsenio Hall
The Romanoffs: Corey Stoll, Andrew Rannells, Paul Reiser, Janet Montgomery, Mike Doyle, JJ Feild
Supergirl: Chad Lowe
Will & Grace: Jane Lynch, Andrew Rannells

Casting:
The Arrangement: Jacob Artist
A Discovery of Witches: Louise Brealey, Owen Teale, Edward Bluemel, Greg McHugh, Aisling Loftus, Elarica Johnson, Aiysha Hart, Malin Buska, Trevor Eve, Gregg Chillin, Dustin Demri-Burns, David Newman, Adam Stevenson, Sadie Shimmin, Michael Culkin
Escape at Dannemora: Bonnie Hunt
Falling Water: Brittany Allen (replacing Brooke Bloom)
The Gifted: Garret Dillahunt
Goliath: Alexandra Billings
Good Omens: Adria Arjona, Jack Whitehall, Michael McKean, Miranda Richardson
Grey’s Anatomy spinoff: Jason George
grown-ish: Luka Sabbat
The Haunting of Hill House: Lulu Wilson, Victoria Pedretti
Homeland: Morgan Spector, Mackenzie Astin
Krypton: Shaun Sipos
Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders: Robin Thomas
Let’s Get Physical: Jane Seymour, Matt Jones, Chris Diamantopoulos, AnnaLynne McCord
Life Sentence: Riley Smith
Locke & Key: Nate Corddry
Maniac: Jemima Kirke
The Oath: Isabel Arraiza
Press: Charlotte Riley, Ben Chaplin, Priyanga Burford, Paapa Essiedu, Shane Zaza, Ellie Kendrick, Al Weaver, Brendan Cowell, David Suchet
Scream: Keke Palmer
Shameless: Stacey Oristano
SMILF: Kimberley Crossman
Snowpiercer: Lena Hall
Supernatural: Christian Keyes
Valor: Brian Letscher, Bryan Craig
Vikings: Danila Kozlovsky
Westworld: Hiroyuki Sanada
You: Hari Nef

(Image courtesy of USA Network.)

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