Caffeine – TV News – April 1st Edition

Happy Easter! Let’s breeze through the week’s TV news – a pretty light holiday week – and then go eat some chocolate!

Premiere dates:

June 5th: Humans, Teachers


One Day at a Time, SEAL Team, S.W.A.T., Strike Back, Brockmire (for two seasons), Roseanne



Other headlines:

The final season of The Originals has been moved to Wednesdays, now premiering April 18th. Life Sentence will move to Fridays starting April 27th. This has moved the season finale of Jane the Virgin to April 20th and Dynasty to May 11th.

Alex Kurtzman will direct the season two premiere of Star Trek: Discovery

The Fire & Fury limited series will be directed by Jay Roach.

Director Jeremy Saulnier has left True Detective after two episodes and will be replaced by Daniel Sackheim.

Pilot directors:

Euphoria: Augustine Frizzell
The Perfectionists: Elizabeth Allen Rosenbaum

Ordered to series:

Amazon: Historical epic miniseries Cortes starring Javier Bardem
Netflix: Frank Miller Lady of the Lake drama Cursed
Starz: Steven Soderbergh surreal comedy Now Apocalypse

In development:

Amazon: A League of Their Own series
Carnival: An adaptation of dystopian novel I Still Dream
ITV: A Hunchback of Notre Dame series from and starring Tom Hollander
Sony Pictures Television: A drama about female African warriors
Super Deluxe: Gay senior citizen friendship comedy Silver Foxes
TBS: VR series Final Space

Not moving forward:

Hulu: Locke & Key, Crash and Burn

Guest stars:

Good Girls: Allison Tolman
Lucifer: Charlyne Yi
Nashville: Steve Earle


Arrow: Caity Lotz, Colin Donnell


$1: Nike Kadri, Joshua Bitton, Hamilton Clancy, Ashlie Atkinson
25: Tom Maden
Abby’s: Kimia Behpoornia
Big Little Lies: Douglas Smith
Bright Futures: Emily Ratajkowski, Shameik Moore, Lilly SIngh, Callum Worthy, Jimmy Tatro, Lisa Kudrow
Counterpart: Eme Ikwuakor
The Crown: Tobias Menzies
Dietland: Cambell Scott, Alanna Ubach, Kelly Hu, Marc Blucas, Ami Sheth, Jen Ponton
Dirty John: Connie Britton
Folklore: Kazuki Kitamura, Bront Palarae
Foreign Skies: Alessandro Nivola
Get Christie Love: Amy Rutberg
Get Shorty: Alex Sawyer, Sonya Walger
Girls Code: Sophia Di Martino, Kirby Howell-Baptiste, Hayley Magnus, Andy Buckley, Rene Gube
GLOW: Patrick Renna
History of Them: Miranda Cosgrove
Homecoming: Sissy Spacek
Man of the House: Jenna Ortega
The Mission: Jee Young Han
Most Likely To: Max Jenkins, Mia and Ella Allan
Pandas in New York: Ashley Tisdale
The Purge: Amanda Warren, Colin Woodell
Rob Riggle’s Ski Master Academy: Britt Baron, Eliza Coupe, Billy Merritt, Dave “Gruber” Allen, Alison Rich, Carl Tart, Samm Levine, Rizwan Manji
Roswell: Karan Oberoi
Shooter: Raymond J. Barry
Skinny Dip: KJ Smith, Brent Sexton
Strange Angel: Elena Satine
Westworld: Rinko Kikuchi
Untitled CBS pop star comedy pilot: Amber Stevens West
Untitled NBC Bad Boys spinoff pilot: Zach McGowan

(Image courtesy of Netflix.)

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