Caffeine – TV News – April 18th Edition

This week’s TV news brings us renewals of a bunch of fan-favorite shows!

Premiere dates:

April 20th: Cinema Toast

May 6th: The Drowning (U.S./Canada premiere on Acorn TV and Sundance Now)
May 23rd: In Treatment
May 25th: Mr InBetween

June 4th: Lisey’s Story
June 6th: War of the Worlds
June 18th: Elite

August 15th: Chesapeake Shores


Bridgerton (through season four), Warrior (now on HBO Max), NCIS, Bull, Blue Bloods, S.W.A.T., Magnum P.I.


Mr InBetween (after the upcoming third season)

Other headlines:

Phoef Sutton has been named showrunner of Chesapeake Shores.

Lisa Cholodenko will direct the first two episodes of Hulu’s Elle Fanning series The Girl from Plainville.

Ordered to series:

Acorn TV: Irish mystery thriller Harry Wild starring Jane Seymour
BritBox: An adaptation of Agatha Christie’s Why Didn’t They Ask Evans? from Hugh Laurie
Disney+: Historical crime series The Ballad of Renegade Nell from Sally Wainwright, post-heist thriller Culprits, superpower comedy Extraordinary
Epix: Sci-fi horror series From
Netflix: Sci-fi series The Imperfects starring Italia Ricci
New Regency: Post-apocalyptic mystery thriller podcast adaptation The Edge of Sleep starring Markiplier, Analeigh Tipton, and Eve Harlow
Starz: Horror comedy Shining Vale starring Courteney Cox, Greg Kinnear, and Mira Sorvino

Pilot orders:

BBC Three: Autism comedy Dinosaur, brain tumor friendship comedy Britney, adoption comedy Ladybaby, queer breakup comedy Amicable
NBC: A woman-led criminal vs. FBI agent drama, destination wedding crime drama Getaway, Demi Lovato comedy Hungry, romantic comedy Someone Out There

In development:

ABC Signature: An adaptation of Cole Brown’s Greyboy: Finding Blackness in a White World from Yara and Keri Shahidi
Concordia Studio: An adaptation of Gabriel Bump’s novel Everywhere You Don’t Belong
Freeform: Puerto Rico-set drama Trap Queen from Danny Strong
Netflix: An adaptation of Alice Feeney’s upcoming thriller Rock Paper Scissors
Paramount+: A series adaptation of neo-noir thriller movie Arlington Road, DC sniper crime series Call Me God

Leaving their shows:

New Amsterdam: Anupam Kher

Guest stars:

Just Beyond: Nasim Pedrad


Acapulco: Jessica Collins, Chord Overstreet, Vanessa Bauche, Rafael Cebrián, Fernando Carsa, Regina Reynoso
And Just Like That…: John Corbett
Animal Kingdom: Jasper Polish, Kevin Csolak, Darren Mann, Stevie Lynn Jones
Big Sky: Carlos Gomez, Anja Savcic, Zoë Noelle Baker
The Boys spinoff: Reina Hardesty
Chesapeake Shores: Robert Buckley
Chicago Med: Asjha Cooper
Epic: Brittany O’Grady
The First Lady: Regina Taylor, Saniyya Sidney, Evan Parke, Julian De Niro
Games People Play: Brandi Denise, Cynthia Bailey, Nazanin Mandi, Ro Parrish, Hitman Holla, Leon Seabrooks, Calvin Seabrooks
Girls5eva: Daniel Breaker
Good Girls: Jordan Belfi
House of the Dragon: Fabien Frankel
Just Beyond: Mckenna Grace, Lexi Underwood
La Brea: Josh McKenzie, Chloe De Los Santos
The Last O.G.: Janet Hubert
The Last of Us: Gabriel Luna
Let the Right One In: Anika Noni Rose
Life & Beth: Michael Cera
The Man Who Fell to Earth: Rob Delaney
Mayor of Kingstown: Emma Laird
The Midnight Club: Iman Benson, Larsen Thompson, William B. Davis, Crystal Balint, Patricia Drake
Never Have I Ever: Common
OK Boomer: Will Sasso, Tim Chiou, Zoe Manarel, Carter Chee
Outer Banks: Carlacia Grant
Pam & Tommy: Pepi Sonuga, Andrew Dice Clay
Promised Land: John Ortiz
The Rookie: Jason Canela
Russian Doll: Sharlto Copley
The Sinner: Frances Fisher
The Spook Who Sat by the Door: Christina Jackson
Station Eleven: Deborah Cox
Why Women Kill: Rachel Bay Jones
Women of the Movement: Leslie Silva, Chris Butler, Alex Désert, Miles Fowler, Tongayi Chirisa, Jason Turner, Daniel Abeles
Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist: Oscar Nunez
Untitled CBS pro bowling comedy pilot: Katie Lowes

(Image courtesy of Netflix.)

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