Caffeine – TV News – April 7th Edition

Caffeine – TV News – April 7th Edition

The highlight of this week’s TV news is a few big renewals!

Premiere dates:

April 24th: The Big Door Prize
April 25th: Heartland (US premiere)

May 9th: Bodkin
May 15th: Uncle Samsik
May 24th: Destination Heaven

June 16th: Hotel Cocaine


Grey’s Anatomy, 9-1-1, Will Trent


Quantum Leap

Other headlines:

Christine Boyland and Jabbar Raisani are taking over as showrunners for seasons two and three of Avatar: The Last Airbender.

Craig Zisk will direct and EP season two of Tulsa King.

Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck will direct the first four episodes of Criminal.

Pilot orders:

HBO: Conspiracy comedy The Chair Company

In development:

Amazon MGM Studios: A Legally Blonde spinoff
Big Beach: An adaptation of Alexandra Tanner’s novel Worry
Hulu: Mindy Kaling ensemble comedy Murray Hill
NBC: An adaptation of Liza Palmer’s restaurant novel Family Reservations from Ilene Chaiken
Netflix: An adaptation of Matthew Blake’s crime novel Anna O
Story Mining & Supply Co.: An adaptation of William Kent Krueger’s Cork O’Connor mystery series

Leaving their shows:

Chicago Fire: Rome Flynn

Promoted to series regular:

Chicago Med: Luke Mitchell
Tulsa King: Annabella Sciorra, Tatiana Zappardino

Guest stars:

Criminal Minds: Evolution: Felicity Huffman
Doctor Who: Golda Rosheuvel
Elsbeth: Elizabeth Lail, Arian Moayed, Laura Benanti
So Help Me Todd!: Jenifer Lewis


NCIS: Hawai’i: Henry Ian Cusick


The Abandons: Ryan Hurst, Michael Greyeyes, Michiel Huisman, Toby Hemingway
Chicago Fire: Michael Bradway
Daredevil: Born Again: Lou Taylor Pucci
FBI: International: Teri Polo
Forever: Adriyan Rae, Xosha Roquemore, Marvin Lawrence Winans III, Barry Shabaka Henley, Ali Gallo, Niles Fitch, Paigion Walker, E’myri Crutchfield
Hacks: J. Smith-Cameron
A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms: The Hedge Knight: Peter Claffey, Dexter Sol Ansell
Landman: Octavio Rodriguez, J.R. Villarreal
Matlock: Yael Grobglas
No Good Deed: Kevin Alves
Only Murders in the Building: Desmin Borges, Siena Werber, Lilian Rebelo
Outlander: Blood of My Blood: Peter Mullan, Sara Vickers, Brian McCardie, Jhon Lumsden
The Savant: Jordana Spiro, Trinity Lee Shirley, Toussaint Francois Battiste, Cole Doman, Hannah Gross, David Wilson Barnes, Michael Mosley, Dagmara Dominczyk
The Sex Lives of College Girls: Gracie Lawrence
Tulsa King: Frank Grillo
Tyler Perry’s Beauty in Black: Taylor Polidore Williams, Amber Reign Smith, Crystle Stewart, Ricco Ross, Debbi Morgan, Richard Lawson, Steven G. Norfleet, Julian Horton, Terrell Carter, Shannon Wallace, Bryan Tanaka, Joy Rovaris, Xavier Smalls, Charles Malik Whitfield, Tamera “Tee” Kissen, Ursula O. Robinson, Ashley Versher, George Middlebrook
The Walking Dead: Dead City: Kim Coates
The Witcher: Sharlto Copley, James Purefoy, Danny Woodburn
Your Friends and Neighbors: Aimee Carrero, Isabel Gravitt, Donovan Colan, Sandrine Holt, Corbin Bernsen
Untitled Apple TV+ Owen Wilson golf comedy: Peter Dager

(Image courtesy of ABC.)

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