Caffeine – TV News – April 10th Edition

The rest of spring is shaping up with lots of premiere and finale date announcements in this week’s TV news!

Premiere dates:

April 25th: Gentleman Jack

May 5th: The Porter (U.S. premiere)
May 13th: The Lincoln Lawyer
May 31st: Fantasy Island

June 2nd: Coroner (U.S. premiere)
June 3rd: Physical, P-Valley
June 6th: Roswell, New Mexico, In the Dark
June 19th: Animal Kingdom
June 22nd: Wellington Paranormal
June 30th: Devils


Hotel Portofino, Severance, The Cleaning Lady, S.W.A.T., Cypher, Snowfall (for a sixth and final season), Winning Time, With Love


Locke & Key (after the upcoming third season), On the Verge

Other headlines:

A bunch of networks announced their season finale dates: ABC, The CW, Fox, NBC

Jesse Spencer is reportedly in talks to return for the season finale of Chicago Fire.

Pilot/first episode directors:

Ahsoka: Peter Ramsey
Found: DeMane Davis
Shrinking: James Ponsoldt

Ordered to series:

AMC Networks: Spinoff Orphan Black: Echoes
Apple TV+: Hawaiian history drama Chief of War written by and starring Jason Momoa, space thriller Constellation starring Noomi Rapace and Jonathan Banks, Huey Newtown limited series The Big Cigar starring André Holland, Antarctica series The White Darkness starring Tom Hiddleston
FX: L.A. Clippers owner downfall limited series The Sterling Affairs starring Laurence Fishburne and Jacki Weaver
Netflix: Biotech industry comedy Unstable starring Rob Lowe and his son John Owen Lowe
Paramount+: British thriller The Ex-Wife, British crime series The Burning Girls
Sky: Mussolini drama series M. Son of the Century

Pilot orders:

Fox: A queer metaphysical comedy from Lauren Ludwig

In development:

Amaze: Medical comedy Return to Edenview
AMC: Richard Russo adaptation Straight Man starring Bob Odenkirk
BBC America/AMC Networks: A Killing Eve prequel spinoff
BBC Studios: An adaptation of the Eve Stranger comic books
eOne: Comic book adaptation Paranormal Hitmen
HBO Max: Two new shows in the Sherlock Holmes movie universe, graphic novel adaptation You Brought Me the Ocean from Charlize Theron
Mailer Tuchman Media: A series about Norman Mailer from his son and James Gray
Netflix: An adaptation of Terri White’s memoir Coming Undone starring Billie Piper, thriller Confessions on the 7:45 starring Jessica Alba
Peacock: 1960s Hawaii crime drama The Islands
Picturestart: An adaptation of NBA player Chris Webber’s memoir By God’s Grace
Sony Pictures TV: An adaptation of Bernard Cornwell’s Arthurian series The Warlord Chronicles
Stone Village Television: An adaptation of queer nun mystery thriller Scorched Grace

Leaving their shows:

Chicago Med: Kristen Hager
The Resident: Miles Fowler

Promoted to recurring:

Call Me Kat: Laura Bell Bundy

Guest stars:

9-1-1: Lone Star: Amaury Nolasco
Better Call Saul: Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul
Call Me Kat: Ted Wass
Dynasty: Daphne Zuniga
Girls5eva: Amber Ruffin, Chad L. Coleman, Grey Henson, Heidi Gardner, Hoda Kotb, James Monroe Iglehart, John Lutz, Judy Gold, Mario Cantone, Pat Battle, Piter Marek, Tim Meadows, Drew and Jonathan Scott
Hacks: Susie Essman, Devon Sawa
Law & Order: Organized Crime: Kelli Giddish
A Million Litlte Things: Dan Bucatinsky


Grey’s Anatomy: Kate Walsh
Riverdale: Kiernan Shipka


9-1-1: Lone Star: Nathan Owens
Anansi Boys: Whoopi Goldberg
Average Joe: Deon Cole
Blank Slate: Abhi Sinha
Call Me Kat: Andy Favreau
Chanshi: Caroline Aaron
Dear Edward: Brian d’Arcy James
A Friend of the Family: Austin Stowell, Patrick Fischler, Bree Elrod, Philip Ettinger
Gray: Lydia West
The Handmaid’s Tale: Christine Ko
History of a Pleasure Seeker: Carla Woodcock, Callum Kerr
The Hug Machine: Malcolm Barrett, Michaela Conlin, Allison Guinn
Immigrant: Spencer Boldman
The Last Thing He Told Me: Angourie Rice
Legacies: Luke Mitchell
Lopez vs. Lopez: Selenis Leyva, Brice Gonzalez, Matt Shively
Mayans M.C.: Manny Montana
Mr. and Mrs. Smith: Maya Erskine
The Muppets Mayhem: Tahj Mowry
Not Dead Yet: Josh Banday, Jessica St. Clair, Mary Elizabeth Ellis, Angela Gibbs, Rick Glassman
Professor T: Juliet Stevenson
Reasonable Doubt: Victor Rasuk, Christopher Cassarino, Brooke Lyons, Eugene Byrd
Retreat: Daniel Olson, Britian Seibert
Saint X: West Duchovny, Jayden Elijah
Shrinking: Harrison Ford, Jessica Williams, Christa Miller
Sober Companion: Lauren Lapkus, Krysta Rodriguez
Star Trek: Picard: LeVar Burton, Michael Dorn, Jonathan Frakes, Gates McFadden, Marina Sirtis, Brent Spiner
Truth Be Told: Ana Ayora
Unplanned in Akron: Cree Cicchino, Connor Kalopsis, Katy Mixon, Christopher Gorham
Willow: Talisa Garcia
XO, Kitty: Choi Min-yeong, Anthony Keyvan, Gia Kim, Sang Heon Lee, Peter Thurnwald, Regan Aliyah, Yunjin Kim, Michael K. Lee, Jocelyn Shelfo

Image courtesy of HBO.

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