Caffeine – TV News – May 19th Edition

Caffeine – TV News – May 19th Edition

Upfronts are going on, so we’ve got a whole bunch of TV news this week!

Premiere dates:

July 18th: Those About to Die

August 2nd: The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power
August 22nd: Reasonable Doubt
August 27th: Only Murders in the Building

September 18th: Agatha All Along
September 26th: Nobody Wants This

October 3rd: Heartstopper


The Cleaning Lady (though the current showrunners are leaving), The Boys, Cross (now official), Mr. and Mrs. Smith, 3 Body Problem, Dalgliesh, Maxton Hall – The World Between Us

Other headlines:

Fox has set its fall schedule, and announced that Rescue: HI-Surf will get the post-Super Bowl slot. ABC and the CW have announced their schedules too.

FX and Hulu are officially developing two more seasons of Shōgun, though they have not yet been actually ordered to series.

Series regulars will appear in fewer episodes of upcoming seasons of Grey’s Anatomy as well as FBI and FBI: Most Wanted.

Elisabeth Moss will direct four episodes of the upcoming season of The Handmaid’s Tale.

Star Bertie Carvel will direct an episode of Dalgliesh.

Silk: Spider Society is not moving forward at Amazon.

Ordered to series:

BBC: Motherland spinoff Amandaland
Disney+: Polish police drama Breslau
Fox: Denis Leary military comedy Going Dutch
Hallmark: An adaptation of KJ Dell’Antonia’s novel The Chicken Sisters starring Schuyler Fisk, Genevieve Angelson, Lea Thompson, and Wendie Malick, holiday mystery series Mistletoe Murders starring Sarah Drew
Netflix: Comedy GOLF from and starring Will Ferrell and Ramy Youssef, a bull-riding drama starring Tim McGraw, Kevin Williamson family drama The Waterfront
Prime Video: Spider-Man series Noir starring Nicolas Cage, a series based on game Tomb Raider, Legally Blonde prequel series Elle
Sky: Nuclear bomb adventure series Atomic starring Alfie Allen, Shazad Latif, and Samira Wiley

Acquired for the U.S.:

Sundance Now: British teen witch drama Domino Day

In development:

Apple TV+: Heist series 12 12 12 starring Anthony Mackie and Jamie Dornan
Netflix: A limited series adaptation of Taylor Jenkins Reid’s novel Forever, Interrupted starring Laura Dern and Margaret Qualley

Leaving their shows:

Grey’s Anatomy: Jake Borelli, Midori Francis

Promoted to series regular:

Lioness: Thad Luckinbill

Guest stars:

Evil: Richard Kind, John Carroll Lynch
Frasier: Amy Sedaris


Accused: WIlliam H. Macy, Felicity Huffman, Nick Cannon
Dune: Prophecy: Tabu, Jihae, Jessica Barden
Found: Michael Cassidy
Freedom at Midnight: RJ Malishka, Rajesh Kumar, KC Shankar
Fubar: Carrie-Anne Moss
Georgie and Mandy’s First Marriage: Will Sasso, Rachel Bay Jones
The Hunting Party: Josh McKenzie
Reunion: Anne-Marie Duff, Matthew Gurney, Lara Peake, Eddie Marsan, Rose Ayling-Ellis
The Sex Lives of College Girls: Rebecca Wisocky
Tyler Perry’s Beauty in Black: Tamera “Tee” Kissen
Watson: Peter Mark Kendall, Ritchie Coster

(Image courtesy of Netflix.)

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