Caffeine – TV News – April 23rd Edition

Happy Sunday! This week’s TV news brings us a bunch of exciting renewals, but first, let’s catch up on premiere and finale dates.

Premiere dates:
May 26th: Bloodline
June 2nd: Flaked
July 10th: Will
August 25th: Disjointed
September 28th: StartUp

Finale dates:
May 11th: Riverdale
May 18th: Supernatural
May 22nd: Supergirl, Jane the Virgin
May 23rd: The Flash
May 24th: Arrow, The 100
June 16th: Reign
June 23rd: The Originals
June 27th: iZombie

Fox has announced a new ten-episode season of The X-Files!

Renewed: Imposters, Patriot, Snatch, Genius, Younger, Teachers, Shadowhunters

New showrunners:
Mars: Dee Johnson

Pilot directors:
The Deep Mad Dark: Niels Arden Oplev
Locke & Key: Scott Derrickson

Ordered to series:
ABC Australia/Netflix: Mythical series The Legend of the Monkey
Comedy Central: Workplace comedy Corporate
Crackle: Gang drama The Oath
Freeform: Mermaid drama Siren
Lifetime: Romantic thriller You from Greg Berlanti and Sera Gamble

Pilot orders:
Comedy Central: Lumberyard buddy comedy Delco Proper, an untitled Awkwafina comedy, a sibling comedy, a workplace comedy set at a South Side Chicago rent-to-own business
Hulu: Joe Hill/Carlton Cuse horror/fantasy drama Locke & Key
TNT: Thriller drama Deadlier Than the Male

In development:
Bravo: African-American female mayor drama Candy
Crackle: Boston car/crime drama RPM, theme park comedy Accident Park, post-apocalyptic drama Tribes death row drama The Row
Entertainment One/Palomar: Drama Gaddafi
Leone Film Group: A Vatileaks scandal series
MarVista Entertainment: Female-led King Kong continuation King Kong Skull Island
National Geographic: Birth control drama The Birth of the Pill, Ebola drama The Hot Zone, a drama about the formation of National Geographic
Sony: A Wheel of Time series

Promoted to series regular:
The Walking Dead: Steven Ogg, Katelyn Nacon, Pollyanna McIntosh

Guest stars:
Chicago Justice: Richard Schiff
Supergirl: Lonnie Chavis

The Alienist: Brian Geraghty (replacing Sean Astin)
Berlin Station: Scott Winters
Brothered Up: D.L. Hughley (replacing Romany Malco)
Crawford: Jill Hennessy
Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency: Tyler Labine
Future Man: Robert Craighead
The Last Ship: Thomas Calabro
Law & Order: True Crime – The Menendez Murders: Gus Halper
Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams: Mireille Enos, Greg Kinnear, Steve Buscemi
Shooter: Jerry Ferrara, Jesse Bradford, Todd Lowe
Singularity: Michelle Buteau
Supergirl: Mark Gibbon
Van Helsing: Caroline Cave
Waco: Melissa Benoist, Julia Garner

(Image courtesy of TNT.)

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