Caffeine – TV News – April 21st Edition

Caffeine – TV News – April 21st Edition

It’s that time of year when the week’s TV news brings us word of the fate of a bunch of shows, as well as hints as to how some new shows are shaping up!

Premiere dates:

May 30th: We Are Lady Parts

June 6th: Sweet Tooth
June 16th: Grantchester

July 10th: Sunny


The Witcher (for a fifth and final season), Fallout, The Rookie, Maxima, For All Mankind, Sistas, The Oval, Assisted Living, House of Payne, Zatima, Ruthless, All the Queen’s Men, Bruh, Elsbeth


So Help Me Todd, CSI: Vegas

Other headlines:

Margaret Qualley is no longer playing Amanda Knox in Hulu’s limited series.

Rick Eid will no longer showrun FBI.

Andrew DeYoung will direct and EP HBO’s comedy pilot The Chair Company.

Ordered to series:

Apple TV+: For All Mankind spinoff Star City, an adaptation of Mick Herron’s crime novel Down Cemetery Road starring Emma Thompson and Ruth Wilson
BET+: Tyler Perry scripted series Route 187
Disney+/Hulu: Korean treasure finder series Low Life

In development:

ABC Signature: A limited series about Al Sharpton starring Anthony Anderson
Apple: An adaptation of Taffy Brodesser-Akner’s novel Long Island Compromise
Clerkenwell Films: Fashion industry comedy-drama Hype from David Jonsson
Euro Gang Entertainment: A series based on Robin Cook’s Jack Stapleton and Laurie Montgomery medical examiner characters
HBO: A series about art fraudster Inigo Philbrick, a celebrity rehab comedy starring Molly Shannon
Keshet International: Canadian legal procedural Prejudice starring Emily VanCamp
Lionsgate Television: An English language series adaptation of South Korean thriller movie Oldboy from Park Chan-wook
Netflix: Drama Calabasas from Kim Kardashian, Emma Roberts, I. Marlene King, and Alexandra Milchan
A Touch More/Future Shack: An adaptation of Meryl Wilsner’s sapphic soccer romance Cleat Cute from Sue Bird and Megan Rapinoe

Guest stars:

Blue Bloods: Aidan Quinn
Butterfly: Sung Dong-il, Lee Il-hwa
Suits: L.A.: John Amos, Victoria Justice, Kevin Weisman
Tracker: Melissa Roxburgh
We Are Lady Parts: Malala Yousafzai, Meera Syal


Alien: Sandra Yi Sencindiver
Bookie: Dale Dickey
Butterfly: Sean Dulake, Kim Ji-hoon, Charles Parnell
Dr. Odyssey: Don Johnson, Phillipa Soo
Dying for Sex: Rob Delaney, David Rasche, Esco Jouléy, Jay Duplass, Kelvin Yu
Government Cheese: Jahi Winston, Evan Alexander Ellison, Jeremy Bobb, Louis Cancelmi
Miss Scarlet: Tom Durant Pritchard
Mr. Loverman: Tamara Lawrance, Sharon D. Clarke, Ariyon Bakare, Morris De La Roux, Sharlene Whyte
NCIS: Origins: Daniel Bellomy, Caleb Martin Foote, Robert Taylor
The Office follow-up: Domhnall Gleeson, Sabrina Impacciatore
Power Book III: Raising Kanan: Sibongile Mlambo, Paul Ben-Victor
Ransom Canyon: Meta Golding
Sandokan: Ed Westwick, John Hannah, Alanah Bloor, Can Yaman
The Sensitive Kind: Killer Mike, Kaniehtiio Horne, Cody Lightning, Michael Hitchcock, Ryan Kiera Armstrong
Snowflakes: Lucy Freyer, Malik Elassal, Owen Thiele, Amita Rao, Jack Innanen
Somebody Somewhere: Olafur Darri Ólafsson
Sweet Tooth: Kelly Marie Tran
Wednesday: Steve Buscemi
Your Friends and Neighbors: Eunice Bae

(Image courtesy of Netflix.)

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