Caffeine – TV News – April 10th Edition

This week’s TV news brings big updates on Gilmore Girls and Sleepy Hollow as well as a bunch of spring finale dates and summer premiere dates!

May 30th: Scream
June 1st: Young and Hungry, Baby Daddy
June 7th: Casual
June 12th: Famous
June 13th: Guilt
June 20th: The Fosters
June 21st: Pretty Little Liars
June 26th: Ray Donovan
June 28th: Dead of Summer
July 1st: Marcella
July 12th: Difficult People
July 15th: East Los High
October 6th: Versailles

Season finales:
May 12th: Scandal
May 15th: Once Upon a Time, The Family, Quantico
May 16th: Castle
May 17th: Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
May 18th: The Middle, The Goldbergs, Modern Family, black-ish
May 19th: Grey’s Anatomy, The Catch
May 24th: Fresh Off the Boat, The Real O’Neals
May 25th: Nashville

Renewed: Grantchester, Lucifer, Rosewood, Grimm, Cuckoo (for two seasons), The Detour, Spotless

Something big happened, cast-wise, on Sleepy Hollow this week, and I’m not going to spoil it here in case you somehow haven’t heard, but click here for more.

Gilmore Girls revival updates: Melissa McCarthy is indeed appearing, and also there will be singing.

Speaking of: Freeform is doing a Greek revival movie.

HBO is starting a Game of Thrones aftershow produced by Bill Simmons.

Kat Graham will leave The Vampire Diaries after season eight (next season).

Novelists Megan Abbott and Lisa Lutz will write for James Franco HBO porn drama The Deuce.

Showrunner Terence Winter has left Vinyl.

BBC One drama Capital has been picked up by Pivot in the U.S. and Shaw in Canada. And Acorn TV has taken The Secret Agent.

Ordered to series:
BBC One: An adaptation of Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials by Jack Thorne
Fox: Couples therapy comedy Famous about a marriage when one person becomes a pop star
Freeform: Rebecca Serle adaptation Famous in Love starring Bella Thorne, comic book adaptation Marvel’s Cloak and Dagger
NBC: Dick Wolf’s Law & Order: True Crime anthology series with the first season focusing on the Menendez brothers

Pilot orders:
Freeform: Magazine drama Issues inspired by Joanna Coles

In development:
ABC: A miniseries adaptation of Gail Lumet Buckley’s family history The Last Calhouns
Cinemax: Comic book adaptation The Boys
Final Twist Productions: A sequel to The Five and Harlan Coben adaptation Six Years
Freeform: A Young and Hungry spinoff starring Ashley Tisdale, mermaid drama The Deep, crime drama Hunted from Mila Kunis, sci-fi drama Lore, a U.S. version of Misfits, family transgender drama New People, funeral home drama Nine Years Under, Latina drama Rising from Selena Gomez, L.A. friendship comedy Alone Together, fashion comedy Made in LA, children’s book author comedy Paige One
Showtime: A Cuban Missile Crisis miniseries based on book The Armageddon Letters
Studio 8: Sci fi adaptation Beacon 23 from Josh Friedman
Zodiak Rights/Arise Pictures: Action thriller The Cleaners

Promoted to series regular:
Arrow: Echo Kellum
Rectify: J.D. Evermore

Guest stars!
Black Mirror: Madeline Brewer, Malachi Kirby
Castle: Bree Williamson
The Flash: Katie Cassidy
Law & Order: SVU: Brad Garrett
Nashville: Elton John
Transparent: Caitlyn Jenner

Blindspot: Aimee Carrero

Aquarius: Cynthia Sikes
Berlin Station: William Sadler
The Blacklist spinoff: Ryan Eggold
Blindspot: Dylan Baker
The Catch: John Simm
Chance: Paul Adelstein
Citizen: Tom Waits
Class: Katherine Kelly, Greg Austin, Fady Elsayed, Sophie Hawkins, Vivian Oparah
Dead of Summer: Charles Mesure
Dirk Gently: Hannah Marks
Eyewitness: Warren Christie
Good Behavior: Maria Botto
Hand of God: Faye Dunaway, Guy Burnet
Harley and the Davidsons: Wilson Bethel, Dougray Scott
Haters Back Off: Angela Kinsey, Steve Little
The Kennedys – After Camelot: Alexander Siddig
The Level: Karla Crome, Philip Glenister, Laura Haddock, Noel Clarke, Robert James Collier, Lindsey Coulson, Gary Lewis, Jo Absolom, Amanda Burton, Ruth Madeley, Suzanne Packer, Lorne MacFadyen, Jane Hazlegrove, Ashley Kumar, Kelly Harrison, Rupert Procter
The Magicians: Trevor Einhorn
The Man in the High Castle: Bella Heathcote
Million Dollar Quartet: Trevor Donovan
Mistresses: Ian Harvie
Model Woman: Jamie Bamber
NCIS: Duane Henry
Still Star-Crossed: Grant Bowler, Anthony Head
Supernatural: Elizabeth Blackmore
Toast: Frankie Faison
Westworld: Lili Simmons
When the Street Lights Go On: Cory Hardrict
When We Rise: Kevin McHale, Dylan Walsh
Young & Hungry spinoff: Aimee Carrero

(Image courtesy of MTV.)

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