Caffeine – May 10th Edition

Happy Mother’s Day to any moms reading this, and happy upfronts week to everyone else! We’re in the middle of a slew of announcements; this week I’ll do some network-specific posts as each net makes its formal presentation of its new schedule. You can also see my spreadsheet of premiere dates, pickups, renewals, cancellations, and more right here.

Premiere dates:
June 13th: Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell
June 21st: Poldark, The Crimson Field
June 28th: Last Tango in Halifax
July 8th: The Spoils Before Dying
August 23rd: Vicious
August 25th: Public Morals

ABC: Agent Carter, Once Upon a Time, Castle, Nashville, Modern Family, Galavant, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., American Crime, Secrets and Lies, Black-ish, Fresh Off the Boat, How to Get Away with Murder, Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, The Goldbergs, The Middle
BBC America: Orphan Black
Bounce TV: Mann & Wife, Family Time
The CW: iZombie
FOX: Bones
NBC: The Night Shift, Undateable (for all live episodes), The Mysteries of Laura
PlayStation: Powers

ABC: Forever, Cristela, Resurrection
CBS: Battle Creek, Stalker, The McCarthys
The CW: Hart of Dixie, The Messengers
Fox: The Mindy Project (but Hulu might revive it), The Following, Backstrom
NBC: Constantine, Marry Me, State of Affairs, About a Boy, One Big Happy

There’s no official word on CSI yet, but it might get a TV movie or short final season.

TNT has moved Legends to the fall – no date yet.

Ordered to series:
ABC: Dramas The Catch, Wicked City, Kings and Prophets, The Family, Quantico, and the one formerly known as Boom, comedies The Muppets, Dr. Ken, The Real O’Neals, comedy Uncle Buck
CBS: Supergirl, adaptations of Rush Hour and Limitless, a Criminal Minds spinoff, medical drama Code Black, comedies Angel from Hell and Life in Pieces
Chiller: Horror show Slasher
The CW: Superhero spinoff DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Cordon, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
DR: Faith-based drama Rides Upon the Storm from Adam Price of Borgen
Esquire Network: Dark drama Spotless
FOX: Rob Lowe comedy The Grinder, medical drama Rosewood, John Stamos comedy Grandfathered, post-college comedy The Guide to Surviving Life, supernatural crime drama The Frankenstein Code, dramas The Minority Report and Lucifer
HBO: David Fincher 1980s music video comedy Video Synchronicity, Reese Witherspoon / Nicole Kidman limited series Big Little Lies
NBC: Mark-Paul Gosselaar comedy People Are Talking, comedies Crowded and Superstore, dramas The Player and Game of Silence
Syfy: A series based on Lev Grossman’s The Magicians

In development:
Alcon: A series based on Joe Ide’s upcoming PI novel IQ
Bounce TV: Baptist church drama Saints and Sinners
DNA: An adaptation of Hilary Mantel’s French Revolution novel A Place of Greater Safety, a Nick Hornby 1970s music show, a Bryan Elsley contemporary thriller, a royal family battle of succession drama
FX: A Shonda Rhimes limited series based on The Warmth of Other Suns
Hulu: A series based on video game Myst
IFC: Revenge comedy 101 Ways to Kill Your Ex
Syfy: An adaptation of Huxley’s Brave New World
TNT: Tim McGraw crime drama Robbers
Warner Bros TV: Comedy I’m Special from Jim Parsons

Pilots not going forward:
ABC: Delores & Jermaine, the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. spinoff, Mix, Runner, The 46 Percenters, The King of 7B, Family Fortune, Brainy Bunch, Chevy, The Kingmakers, The Advocate, Broad Squad, untitled Johnny Knoxville, untitled NBA comedy, untitled Judah Miller
CBS: Sneaky Pete
FOX: Studio City, maybe?

New showrunners:
Bones: Jonathan Collier, Michael Peterson
Castle: Terence Paul Winter, Alexi Hawley
The Last Man on Earth: Dan Sterling
Last Man Standing: Matt Berry
Lucifer: Joe Henderson

Debbie Allen will serve as an EP / director on Grey’s Anatomy next season.

Leaving their shows:
Criminal Minds: Jennifer Love Hewitt
Sleepy Hollow: Orlando Jones

Guest stars!
Fuller House: Dave Coulier
Killjoys: Amanda Tapping
You’re the Worst: Andy Buckley

Daredevil: Rosario Dawson
Doctor Who: Ingrid Oliver

The Art of More: Cristina Rosato, Cary Elwes
Awkward: Jonathan Bennett
Casual: Eliza Coupe
Fear the Walking Dead: Mercedes Mason
Into the Badlands: Marton Csokas
Masters of Sex: Josh Charles
Preacher: Jamie Anne Allman, Derek Wilson
Saving Hope: Kim Shaw
Shadowhunters: Kat McNamara, Matthew Daddario, Isaiah Mustafa
Stitchers: Henry Rollins, C. Thomas Howell
Unforgettable: E.J. Bonilla
Vikings: Peter Franzen, Jasper Paakkonen, Dianne Doan

(Image courtesy of BBC America.)

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