Caffeine – July 26th Edition

Happy Sunday! A quick programming note: I’ll be on a business trip next weekend, so check back on Sunday, August 9th for a double catch-up serving of TV news.

Premiere dates:
August 26th: The Carmichael Show
September 9th: The League, You’re the Worst
October 4th: Homeland, The Affair
October 10th: The Last Kingdom
October 24th: Da Vinci’s Demons (for a final season)

Renewed: The Brink, Rizzoli & Isles

Cancelled: The Comedians, Happyish

Author Caleb Carr has joined the series adaptation of his book The Alienist as a consulting producer.

Series orders:
CBS: Political comic-thriller BrainDead
Netflix: Spanish-language political drama Ingobernable
Syfy: Comic adaptation Wynonna Earp

Pilot orders:
USA: Post-apocalyptic thriller Poor Richard’s Almanack

In development:
ABC: Family drama Black Heart
Fox: Workplace comedy Where Are They Now?
HBO: An Emmett Till miniseries
Independent Television Group: Chinese history adventure series Red Flag starring Maggie Q
NBC: A Xena revival

Promoted to series regular:
Nashville: Aubrey Peeples

Guest stars!
Arrow: Jeri Ryan, JR Bourne
Criminal Minds: Marisol Nichols
Empire: Ludacris
The Good Wife: Amy Irving
iZombie: Adam Rose
Masters of Sex: Judy Greer
Pretty Little Liars: Blake Berris
The X-Files: Kumail Nanjiani, Robbie Amell, Lauren Ambrose

The Good Wife: Michael J. Fox
Reign: Amy Brenneman
The X-Files: Tom Braidwood, Dean Haglund, Bruce Harwood

The 100: Michael Beach, Zach McGowan
American Crime: Joey Pollari, Connor Jessup, Angelique Rivera, Hope Davis, Faran Tahir
American Crime Story: Joseph Siravo
American Horror Story: Hotel: Lily Rabe, Naomi Campbell
The Arrangement: Josh Henderson
Arrow: Jimmy Akingbola
Blood & Oil: Aurora Perrineau (replacing Caitlin Carver)
The Catch: Sonya Walger (replacing Bethany Joy Lenz)
Chicago Fire: Steven R. McQueen
Chicago Med: Brian Tee
Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce: Megan Hilty, Maury Sterling, Aaron Staton
Gotham: Michael Chiklis
How to Get Away with Murder: Kendrick Sampson
Incorporated: Eddie Ramos
Limitless: Colin Salmon
Madam Secretary: Jill Hennessy
Nashville: Riley Smith
The Player: Dustin Ybarra
Quantico: Rick Cosnett
Recovery Road: Laura Bell Bundy
Rosewood: Nicole Ari Parker
Secrets & Lies: Mekia Cox
Sleepy Hollow: Shannyn Sossamon, Lance Gross
Stay: Alicia Coppola, Brianna Brown, Leonard Earl Howze
Supernatural: Emily Swallow
The Trial: Billy Bob Thornton
The Way: Sarah Jones
Westworld: Ben Barnes (replacing Eion Bailey)
Zelda: Gavin Stenhouse, Holly Curran

(Image courtesy of FXX.)

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