Caffeine – TV News – April 17th Edition

In this week’s TV news update, we’ve got summer premieres, lots of renewals, and more! A scheduling note: because of a family commitment, Caffeine will take a one-week break. I’ll catch you up on two weeks’ worth of news on May 1st!

Premiere dates:
June 19th: The Jim Gaffigan Show
June 23rd: Thirteen
June 26th: Impastor
July 1st: Marco Polo
July 22nd: Degrassi: Next Class
November 4th: The Crown

Renewed: Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce (for THREE seasons), New Girl, Degrassi: Next Class (also for three seasons!), Fear the Walking Dead, Man Seeking Woman, When Calls the Heart, Saints and Sinners, Mann and Wife, Family Time, In the Cut

It looks like Fox has taken Cooper Barrett’s Guide to Surviving Life off the schedule, so not an official cancellation, but it’s not looking good.

Episodes will end with season five.

Josh Charles will reportedly return for the series finale of The Good Wife, though this has not been officially confirmed.

Ian Somerhalder said The Vampire Diaries will end with season 8, but then walked it back. No official decision has been made.

Game of Thrones may do shortened final seasons, but again, nothing official.

Daredevil‘s Douglas Petrie and Marco Ramirez will showrun Marvel’s The Defenders.

Dee Rees and Tommy Schlamme will each direct two episodes of When We Rise.

Tanya Saracho will showrun Pour Vida.

Ordered to series:
Hulu: AwesomenessTV high school horror series Freakish
Spike: An adaptation of Stephen King’s The Mist
Telemundo: Boxing drama series El Cesar
TNT: A Tales from the Crypt anthology series
TV One: Teenaged New York sneaker mogul drama Sneaker Pawn

Pilot orders:
TNT: M. Night Shyamalan horror anthology series Time of Death

In development:
Amazon/Lionsgate: Bob Dylan-inspired drama series Time Out of Mind
FX: Thomas the Tank Engine for adults (!!) comedy Happy City
Paramount TV: Magician drama Spoonbenders
RatPac: A limited series based on historical novel The Swans of Fifth Avenue starring Bryce Dallas Howard

Pilot Chad: An American Boy has been pushed to midseason.

Leaving their shows:
Six: Joe Manganiello (so production is on hold until they replace him)
Teen Wolf: Arden Cho

Guest stars!
The Carmichael Show: Adam Arkin
Castle: Jewel Staite
Elementary: Tony Curran
My Time/Your Time: Tone Bell
New Girl: Caitlin FitzGerald
Odd Mom Out: Drew Barrymore, Blythe Danner

American Gods: Crispin Glover, Jonathan Tucker
Britannia: Kelly Reilly
Broadchurch: Julie Hesmondhalgh, Georgina Campbell, Sarah Parish, Charlie Higson, Mark Bazeley
The Catch: Lesley Nicol
Chad: An American Boy: Paul Chahidi, Christine Tawfik
Chance: Diane Farr, Ethan Suplee
Chicago Med: Jeff Hephner
Devious Maids: Christopher J. Hanke
The Expanse: Frankie Adams
Eyewitness: Amanda Brugel
Jean-Claude Van Johnson: Phylicia Rashad, Kat Foster, Moises Arias
The Man in the High Castle: Sebastian Roche, Callum Keith Rennie
Marvel’s Iron Fist: David Wenham
Mistresses: Micky Shiloah, Ella Thomas
Murder in the First: Anthony Michael Hall, Sara Paxton
Rectify: Nathan Darrow, Scott Lawrence
Redwater: Fionnula Flanagan, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Ian McElhinney, Angeline Ball, Peter Campion, Stanley Townsend
Still Star-Crossed: Clara Rugaard
Suits: Erik Palladino, Paul Schulze, Malcolm-Jamal Warner
The Tick: Jackie Earle Haley
Tyrant: Annet Mahendru
UnREAL: Ioan Gruffudd
When the Street Lights Go On: Adam Long
When We Rise: Rafael de la Fuente
The White Princess: Jodie Comer
Zoo: Joanne Kelly

(Image courtesy of Netflix.)

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