Caffeine – TV News – September 24th Edition

Caffeine TV News

Before the fall season really gets underway this week, let’s catch up on the latest TV news!

HBO has renewed The Deuce

Syfy’s Happy! will now premiere on December 6th.

The BBC has ordered a third adaptation of J.K. Rowling’s Cormoran Strike novels: Strike – Career of Evil.

In case four didn’t sound like enough, there’s a fifth Game of Thrones prequel in the works.

Ordered to series:
CBS: Dick Wolf drama F.B.I.
HBO Europe: Swedish child psychologist comedy drama Nordic
ITV: Family drama Butterfly starring Anna Friel, true crime drama Manhunt
Netflix: A comedy series from Amy Poehler starring Natasha Lyonne

Pilot orders:
HBO: DC Comics adaptation Watchmen from Damon Lindelof

In development:
ABC: Fertility clinic workplace comedy Fertile, a sanctuary family comedy, family drama Paradise Falls
Big Talk Productions: An adaptation of YA supernatural detective series Lockwood & Co
CBS: Jamie Lee Curtis funeral home comedy Quality of Life, a network version of comedy web series I Mom So Hard from Rob Thomas, a drama based on Internet abuse attorney Carrie Goldberg
The CW: Riverdale companion The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, a high school football drama from Greg Berlanti, Civil War reincarnation drama Hold Fast
Fox: British gangster drama Faces, Lee Daniels gospel choir drama Victory, Lee Daniels multi-racial family basketball soap East of Hope, adult step-sibling comedy Step Strangers, CIA legal drama Classified, a drama based on Our Kind of People about wealthy black families, a divorce comedy about a man whose ex marries a prince, a culture clash comedy from Lee Daniels
NBC: A comedy about a doctor having a breakdown, a New York City comedy musical from Mike Schur, an unlicensed bar comedy from Mike Schur
Showtime: A sci-fi author comedy from and starring Jessica Williams, an adaptation of Bill Clinton/James Patterson thriller The President Is Missing
Sonar Entertainment: Nazi hunter drama The Hunt from Jordan Peele
Straight Up Films: A Hedy Lamarr miniseries produced by and starring Diane Kruger

Promoted to series regular:
The Good Doctor: Tamlyn Tomita
Power: Larenz Tate
S.W.A.T.: David Lim

Guest stars:
Arrowverse crossover: Russell Tovey
Bull: Archie Panjabi
L.A. to Vegas: Dermot Mulroney
Law & Order: SVU: Sam Waterston
The X-Files: Brian Huskey, Karin Konoval

Returns:
Once Upon a Time: Rebecca Mader

Casting:
Carnival Row: David Gyasi, Karla Crome, Indira Varma, Tamzin Merchant
Deadlier Than the Male: Bryant Tardy
The First: Sean Penn
Good Omens: Sam Taylor Buck, Amma Ris, Ilan Galkoff, Alfie Taylor, Daniel Mays, Sian Brooke
Gotham: Michael Maize
Happy!: Debi Mazar, Michael Maize
Humans: Mark Bonnar
Jane the Virgin: Alex Meneses
The Last Ship: Troy Doherty, Leo Oliva
Roseanne: Emma Kenney
Six: Erik Palladino
Tremors: Emily Tremaine, Megan Ketch, Shiloh Fernandez
You: Daniel Cosgrove

(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