Caffeine – TV News – April 11th Edition

This week’s TV news brings us a bunch of casting updates and some spring and summer premiere dates!

Premiere dates:

April 15th: Spy City
April 16th: Mythic Quest special episode
April 19th: Midsomer Murders

May 4th: Selena: The Series (new date)
May 6th: Girls5eva
May 16th: Run the World
May 26th: The Bold Type
May 28th: Panic

June 9th: Tyler Perry’s Sistas

August 22nd: The Walking Dead


McDonald & Dodds


MacGyver (with the series finale airing April 30th)

Other headlines:

Last Man Standing will have a one-hour series finale on May 20th.

Creator Jim Reynolds has left The Neighborhood due to accusations of racism and leadership problems.

Natalia Anderson will direct the pilot of Maggie.

Queen Sugar has set a slate of directors for the upcoming season.

Ordered to series:

Apple TV+: Mental illness anthology series The Crowded Room starring Tom Holland
HBO Max: 1970s erotic magazine comedy Minx
M-Net: South African crime series Detective Cooper
Netflix: Limited series The 39 Steps starring Benedict Cumberbatch
Peacock: A Queer as Folk reboot

In development:

A24: An adaptation of Viet Thanh Nguyen’s The Sympathizer
ADD Content/Mediawan: A series inspired by Israeli activist and entrepreneur Ziv Shilon
Bound Entertainment: An adaptation of Stacey Lee’s historical novel The Downstairs Girl
HBO: Sugar baby comedy Sugar
HBO Max: Realtor dark comedy Deeds from and starring Kristin Davis, a summer camp comedy
Showtime: Madea origin series Mabel
TriStar Television: A miniseries based on novel The Second Home from and starring Nikolaj Coster-Waldau

Leaving their shows:

Perry Mason: Tatiana Maslany
The Witcher: Blood Origin: Jodie Turner-Smith

Promoted to recurring:

Grey’s Anatomy: Robert I. Mesa

Promoted to series regular:

On My Block: Peggy Blow


The Good Fight: Cush Jumbo, Delroy Lindo


4400: Brittany Adebumola, Jaye Ladymore, Amarr Wooten
All Creatures Great and Small: Patricia Hodge (replacing the late Diana Rigg)
Big Sky: Michelle Veintimilla, Sebastian Roché
Black Monday: Thomas Barbusca, Adrienne Wells
Bridgerton: Shelley Conn, Calam Lynch
Bucktown: Erik Griffin, Annie Gonzalez, Sofia Capanna
The Chi: Vic Mensa
Devils: Li Jun Li
The Essex Serpent: Frank Dillane, Hayley Squires, Clémence Poésy, Jamael Westman
Fires: Eliza Scanlen, Sam Worthington, Richard Roxburgh, Sullivan Stapleton, Miranda Otto, Hunter Page-Lochard, Anna Torv, Kate Box, Helana Sawires, Daniel Henshall, Noni Hazlehurst, Ameshol Ajang, Stacy Clausen, Nyawuda Chuol
Five Days at Memorial: Adepero Oduye, Cornelius Smith Jr.
Flatbush Misdemeanors: Kareem Green
From Scratch: Eugenio Mastrandrea, Danielle Deadwyler, Keith David, Kellita Smith, Judith Scott, Lucia Sardo, Paride Benassai, Roberta Rigano
The Good Fight: Wayne Brady
Hunters: Jennifer Jason Leigh
The Kings of Napa: Ebonee Noel, Rance Nix, Karen LeBlanc, Yaani King Mondschein
Kung Fu: Marissa Cuevas
The Lincoln Lawyer: Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine
Maggie: David Del Rio, Chris Elliott, Ray Ford, Leonardo Nam, Nichole Sakura, Angelique Cabral, Chloe Bridges, Kerry Kenney
Masters of the Air: Raff Law
A Million Little Things: Karen Robinson
Our Ladies of Brooklyn: Em Haine
Pam & Tommy: Nick Offerman
The Peripheral: T’Nia Miller, JJ Feild, Charlotte Riley, Adelind Horan, Alex Hernandez, Eli Goree
The Porter: Aml Ameen, Ronnie Rowe Jr., Mouna Traoré
Powerpuff: Robyn Lively, Tom Kenny
Promised Land: Andres Velez
Queen Sugar: Tammy Townsend, Paula Jai Parker, Marquis Rodriguez, McKinley Freeman
The Serpent Queen: Samantha Morton
Sex Appeal: Margaret Cho, Fortune Feimster, Skai Jackson, Rebecca Henderson, Paris Jackson
She-Hulk: Renée Elise Goldsberry
Star Trek: Picard: John de Lancie
Supergirl: Peta Sergeant
The Walking Dead: World Beyond: Max Osinski
Untitled CBS pro bowler comedy pilot: Chi McBride
Untitled CBS Sarah Cooper comedy pilot: Natalie Morales, Amy Landecker, Alice Lee

(Image courtesy of Acorn TV.)

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