Caffeine – TV News – April 17th Edition

Happy Easter, Passover, or Ramadan to all those celebrating! Let’s catch you up on the week’s TV news you may have missed.

Premiere dates:

May 9th: Breeders
May 12th: Hacks
May 15th: Conversations with Friends
May 20th: Troppo

June 9th: Queer as Folk
June 10th: For All Mankind
June 19th: Endeavour
June 24th: Loot


Life & Beth

Other headlines:

Frank Langella has been fired from The Fall of the House of Usher after a misconduct investigation.

Jesse L. Martin will no longer be a series regular on The Flash, but will appear in more episodes.

Larry David says Curb Your Enthusiasm will be returning for a twelfth season, though no official word from the network that I’ve seen.

Ironheart will be directed by Sam Bailey and Angela Barnes.

Dana Calvo will showrun David E. Kelley’s mystery drama Avalon.

Olivia Newman will direct The Last Thing He Told Me.

Justin Chon will direct Chief of War.

Jonathan Levine will direct the Tell Me Lies pilot.

Stephanie Laing will direct and EP the pilot of Mike Daniels’ adaptation of Dutch series Adam & Eva.

Ordered to series:

Amazon Prime: Maple syrup heist comedy The Sticky, Canadian family comedy The Lake
Apple TV+: A show about highwayman Dick Turpin starring Noel Fielding
BBC One/Paramount+: British true crime drama The Gold starring Hugh Bonneville, Jack Lowden, Charlotte Spencer, Dominic Cooper, Tom Cullen, Emun Elliott, Sean Harris, Ellora Torchia, and Stefanie Martini
HBO Max: Doom Patrol spinoff Dead Boy Detectives
Hulu: A Sammy Davis Jr. limited series from Lee Daniels and starring Elijah Kelley
Netflix: Queer makeup industry drama Glamorous
Paramount+: Crime series The Turkish Detective
Peacock: Dark comedic thriller Based on a True Story
Viaplay: Dutch noir thriller The Hunt for Jasper S.

In development:

Affirm Originals: An adaptation of Karen Kingsbury’s Christian novel A Thousand Tomorrows
Everywhere Studios: True crime limited series Murder of a Jewish American Princess
Fremantle: Troubled teen reform industry drama Troubled
HBO Max: Action series The Ledger starring Xolo Maridueña, immigrant family crime drama The Colony starring Sarita Choudhury
Peacock: A live-action horror/adventure series based on Casper the Friendly Ghost, Bad Vegan scripted drama Pure, a comedy based on Ariella Elovic’s book Cheeky

Leaving their shows:

The Gilded Age: Thomas Cocquerel

Promoted to series regular:

Emily in Paris: Lucien Laviscount
The Gilded Age: Kelli O’Hara, Donna Murphy, Debra Monk, Kristine Nielsen, Taylor Richardson, Ben Ahlers, Kelley Curran, Douglas Sills, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Michael Cerveris, Erin Wilhelmi, Patrick Page, Sullivan Jones

Guest stars:

Beef: Ione Skye
Blindspotting: E-40, P-Lo, Too $hort
The Conners: Christopher Lloyd
Derry Girls: Liam Neeson


Accused: Jill Hennessy
Bammas: Sope Aluko
Blank Slate: Samantha Mathis, Norm Lewis
Blindspotting: LeVar Burton, Katlynn Simone Smith, Tamera Tomakili, Tim Chantarangsu
The Good Doctor: Hollis Jane Andrews
The Irrational: Jesse L. Martin
The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart: Sebastián Zurita
Man Vs. Bee: Jing Lusi, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Greg McHugh, India Fowler, Claudie Blakley, Tom Basden
National Treasure: Justin Bartha
NCIS: Teri Polo
Palomino: Evin Ahmad
Percy Jackson and the Olympians: Walker Scobell
Poker Face: Joseph Gordeon-Levitt, Stephanie Hsu, David Castañeda
A Small Light: Bel Powley, Liev Schreiber, Joe Cole
The Son in Law: Meera Simhan
Ted: Giorgia Whigham, Max Burkholder, Scott Grimes
Ted Lasso: Jodi Balfour
Tell Me Lies: Gabriella Pession, Edmund Donovan, Natalee Linez
Willow: Rosabell Laurenti Sellers
The Witcher: Robbie Amell, Meng’er Zhang, Hugh Skinner, Christelle Elwin
Untitled Amazon Donald Glover/Janine Nabers series: Dominique Fishback
Untitled NBC Greg Daniels romantic drama: Ben Rappaport, Alexandra Chando

(Image courtesy of the BBC.)

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