Caffeine – TV News – February 18th Edition

Caffeine – TV News – February 18th Edition

TV news from the TCA press tour continued this week, with spring premiere dates, new show announcements, and more!

Premiere dates:

March 12th: Boat Story
March 28th: The Baxters, American Rust: Broken Justice (moving to Prime Video)

April 1st: All American
April 3rd: Walker, Sight Unseen
April 4th: Star Trek: Discovery
April 7th: Mr Bates vs The Post Office
April 10th: Chucky
April 14th: The Sympathizer

May 8th: Reginald the Vampire

August 8th: The Umbrella Academy


SurrealEstate, Survival of the Thickest, Invasion, Wicked City


World on Fire, Evil (after an extended fourth season), Tacoma FD, This Fool

Other headlines:

The BBC has set another Gavin & Stacey Christmas special.

The adaptation of A Court of Thorns and Roses is reportedly not moving forward at Hulu, though other reports are disputing that, so . . . not sure yet.

Cord Jefferson and John Wells have joined Scarlett Johansson’s upcoming limited series Just Cause.

Ordered to series:

Apple TV+: Math conspiracy thriller Prime Target starring Leo Woodall
The CW: Mystery thriller Sherlock & Daughter starring David Thewlis and Blu Hunt
Netflix: Tyler Perry drama Beauty in Black
Peacock: True crime drama Devil in Disguise: John Wayne Gacy, thriller All Her Fault an espionage technothriller from James Wan and Simu Liu, sports memorabilia comedy Mr. Throwback from and starring Steph Curry and Adam Pally
Sony Pictures TV: A Bewitched reboot
UKTV: Mystery series I, Jack White from Chris Lang

Acquired for North America:

Netflix (for the US)/CBC (for Canada): Israeli surrogacy drama A Body That Works

Pilot orders:

FX: Sterlin Harjo noir series The Sensitive Kind starring Ethan Hawke
NBC: Garden club murder drama Gross Pointe Garden Society from Jenna Bans and Bill Krebs

In development:

Foundation Media Partners: A limited series about con man Matthew Cox
UCP: A drama series based on Usher’s music
Universal Television: An adaptation of Adam Plantinga’s crime novel The Ascent

Promoted to series regular:

All American: Homecoming: Martin Bobb-Semple

Guest stars:

The Neighborhood: Tony Gonzalez
Night Court: Brent Spiner, Annie O’Donnell, Kate Micucci
One More Time: Elvis Stojko


Blue Bloods: Jennifer Esposito
Only Murders in the Building: Meryl Streep
Superman & Lois: Erik Valdez


Forever: Lovie Simone, Michael Cooper Jr.
Happy Face: Dennis Quaid
The Hunting Wives: Brittany Snow
Landman: Jon Hamm
The Last Frontier: Simone Kessell, Dallas Goldtooth, Tait Blum
Long Bright River: Nicholas Pinnock
Lopez Vs. Lopez: Jaime Camil
The Night Agent: Michael Malarkey, Keon Alexander, Navid Negahban, Rob Heaps
Only Murders in the Building: Molly Shannon
Outlander: Blood of My Blood: Tony Curran
Suits: L.A.: Stephen Amell
Tell Me Lies: Thomas Doherty
When Nobody Sees Us: Maribel Verdú, Mariela Garriga, Austin Ameliom, Ben Temple, Dani Rovira
The White Lotus: Lalisa Manobal (a.k.a. Blackpink’s Lisa)

(Image courtesy of the CW.)

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