Caffeine – TV News – May 12th Edition

Caffeine – TV News – May 12th Edition

Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there! And to everyone, pour yourself a big cup of coffee because we have two weeks of TV news to catch up on!

Premiere dates:

June 2nd: Billy the Kid
June 4th: Star Wars: The Acolyte
June 6th: Criminal Minds: Evolution
June 7th: Queenie
June 9th: The Lazarus Project (U.S. premiere)
June 27th: The Bear, That ’90s Show

July 8th: All American: Homecoming
July 14th: Tulsa King (network debut)
July 17th: UnPrisoned
July 18th: Cobra Kai
July 19th: Lady in the Lake
July 21st: Snowpiercer
July 22nd: 61st Street

August 15th: Emily in Paris


Cross, The Conners (for a seventh and final season), Night Court, Lopez vs. Lopez, The Chi, Lioness, Ted, Law & Order: Organized Crime (moving to Peacock), Heartbreak High (for a third and final season), Such Brave Girls, When Calls the Heart, Alert: Missing Persons Unit


Extended Family, Chad, Not Dead Yet, The Other Black Girl, Constellation

Other headlines:

CBS and NBC have set their fall schedules.

The NCIS Tony and Ziva spinoff is now officially called NCIS: Tony & Ziva.

I haven’t seen anything official yet, but it’s looking like Shōgun might return rather than being a limited series.

The Split is returning for a two-part special.

Bryan Fuller is no longer working on Peacock’s Friday the 13th prequel series.

Owen Harris will direct half of the first season of Game of Thrones prequel A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms.

Anthony Hemingway will direct multiple episodes of Forever.

John Pasquin will direct and EP ABC pilot Shifting Gears.

Jet Wilkinson will direct the pilot of the Bosch Renee Ballard spinoff.

Ordered to series:

CBS: Fire Country spinoff Sheriff Country starring Morena Baccarin
ITV: A drama about the fight to overturn the double jeopardy law starring Sheridan Smith
NBC: Reba McEntire restaurant comedy Happy’s Place
Paramount+: The Neighborhood spinoff Crutch starring Tracy Morgan
PBS Masterpiece: A new adaptation of John Galsworthy’s The Forsyte Saga
Peacock: A The Office followup series set at a newspaper
Prime Video: Thriller The Better Sister from and starring Jessica Biel and Elizabeth Banks, family drama The Girlfriend starring Robin Wright, Olivia Cooke, Laurie Davidson, and Waleed Zuaiter, heist thriller Haven starring Sophie Turner, Archie Madekwe, and Jacob Fortune-Lloyd
Roku: A comedy reimagining of 1950s detective series Tightrope! from Bryan Cranston and starring Ty Burrell
Sky: Code-breaking thriller Iris starring Tom Hollander and Niamh Algar
Syfy: Paranormal mystery Revival
Tubi: Ad agency comedy The Z-Suite starring Lauren Graham

Acquired for North America:

ChaiFlicks: Austrian limited series Kafka
Netflix: British YA series Penelope (for the U.S.)

Pilot orders:

Hulu: Formula 1 racing comedy Downforce

In development:

A24/Pacesetter: An adaptation of Elle Kennedy’s novel Girl Abroad from Chris van Dusen
Amazon: An adaptation of Joshilyn Jackson’s legal novel Gods in Alabama
Amazon Freevee: A medical procedural from Adam Sussman and Mark Perez
Ampify Pictures: Comedy series LA Native from Siena East
Fifth Season: An adaptation of John Wagner’s graphic novel Button Man
Legendary TV: A series version of movie Emily the Criminal from Audrey Plaza
Lionsgate TV: A scripted series about the Shohei Ohtani-Ippei Mizuhara gambling scandal
Netflix: A Scooby-Doo live-action series from Greg Berlanti
New Regency: An adaptation of Andrew Michael Hurley’s horror novel The Loney directed by Jonathan van Tulleken
Timbaland: A TV adaptation of graphic novel Neon Empire
Universal Television: An adaptation of Jana Monroe’s FBI memoir Hearts of Darkness

Leaving their shows:

Chicago Fire: Eamonn Walker
Law & Order: Camryn Manheim
Wednesday: Percy Hynes White, Jamie McShane, Naomi J Ogawa

Promoted to series regular:

P-Valley: Gail Bean, Bertram Williams Jr, Thomas Q. Jones
Wednesday: Catherine Zeta-Jones, Luis Guzmán, Isaac Ordonez, Luyanda Unati Lewis-Nyawo

Guest stars:

Superman & Lois: Tom Cavanagh
That ’90s Show: Will Forte, Seth Green, Lisa Loeb, Carmen Electra, Wayne Knight, Kevin Smith, Tommy Chong, Jason Mewes, Matt Rife, Kadeem Hardison, Andrea Anders
Tracker: Jennifer Morrison
Wednesday: Joanna Lumley, Christopher Lloyd, Thandiwe Newton, Frances O’Connor, Haley Joel Osment, Heather Matarazzo, Joonas Suotamo


All American: Taye Diggs
That ’90s Show: Laura Prepon, Don Stark


Amadeus: Gabrielle Creevy
And Just Like That…: Rosie O’Donnell
Black Rabbit: Chris Coy, Troy Kotsur, Abbey Lee, Odessa Young, Robin De Jesus, Amir Malaklou, Don Harvey, Forrest Weber, Francis Benhamou, Gus Birney, John Ales, Steve Witting
Blade Runner 2099: Michelle Yeoh
Criminal Minds: Evolution: Clark Gregg, Brian White, Tuc Watkins, Paul F. Tompkins
Cross: Wes Chatham, Matthew Lillard, Jeanine Mason
Deli Boys: Kevin Corrigan, Alexandra Ruddy, Tim Baltz, Zainne Saleh, Sakina Jaffrey, Amita Rao, Anish Jethmalani, Minita Gandhi, Geoffrey Arend, Azhar Usman
Dr. Odyssey: Sean Teale
Firebug: Greg Kinnear, Rafe Spall, Hannah Emily Anderson, Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine
Frasier: Peri Gilpin
Freedom at Midnight: Cordelia Bugeja, Richard Teverson, Luke McGibney, Andrew Cullum, Alistair Findlay, Arif Zakaria, Ira Dubey
Gandhi: Tom Felton, Bhamini Oza, James Murray, Jonno Davies, Molly Wright, Simon Lennon, Ralph Adeniyi, Libby Mai, Lindon Alexander
Grosse Pointe Garden Society: Nancy Travis, Felix Avitia
Grotesquerie: Travis Kelce
Happy Face: Damon Gupton, Momona Tamada
The Hunting Party: Melissa Roxburgh, Patrick Sabongui, Sara Garcia
Landman: Andy Garcia, Michael Peña
Mayor of Kingstown: Matthew Del Negro
Motorheads: Matt Lanter, Sophia Esperanza
Mr. Throwback: Ego Nwodim
NCIS: Origins: Patrick Fischler, Julian Black Antelope
P-Valley: Mea Wilkerson
Peacemaker: Frank Grillo
Rescue: HI-Surf: Shawn Hatosy, Ian Anthony Dale
Safe Harbor: Colm Meaney, Pauline McLynn, Damien Molony, Charlotte Timmers, Daniel Lapaine
The Sex Lives of College Girls: Nabeel Muscatwalla
Shifting Gears: Daryl “Chill” Mitchell, Froy Gutierrez
Tulsa King: Neal McDonough, Rich Ting
Wednesday: Billie Piper, Evie Templeton, Owen Painter, Noah Taylor
You: Natasha Behnam, Pete Ploszek, Tom Francis, b
Untitled Netflix Leanne Morgan comedy: Kristen Johnston

(Image courtesy of FX.)

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