Caffeine – TV News – April 23rd Edition

This week’s TV news brings us a bunch more premiere dates to get a sense of how the summer TV landscape is shaping up . . .

Premiere dates:

May 16th: The Tower 2: Death Message
May 17th: High Desert
May 25th: FUBAR

June 2nd: With Love
June 4th: The Idol
June 5th: Cruel Summer
June 28th: grown-ish

July 7th: The Horror of Dolores Roach

October 3rd: Lupin

November 2nd: All the Light We Cannot See


The Rookie, Will Trent, The Good Doctor, Station 19, Cooper’s Bar, Reasonable Doubt


Dear Edward, National Treasure: Edge of History

Other headlines:

The CW has set some season finale dates.

Rather than a series as originally suggested, Star Trek: Section 31 will be a movie at Paramount+.

Zoanne Clack and Peter Paige are taking over as Station 19 showrunners.

Ordered to series:

BBC: A series adaptation of Lord of the Flies, an adaptation of Liz Jensen’s novel The Rapture starring Ruth Madeley
Crave: Semi-autobiographical series Late Bloomer from social media star Jus Reign
Netflix: Retirement community supernatural mystery series The Boroughs
Paramount+: K-dramas A Bloody Lucky Day and Queen Woo
WE tv: Music mogul drama Bev is Boss

Acquired for North America:

Netflix: French fantasy show Vortex

In development:

Amazon Prime: 1970s Mafia drama Lodi starring Ewan McGregor
AMC Networks: Several short-form series based in the worlds of their main series, a series based on Anne Rice’s Talamasca organization
Freeform: An adaptation of Liz Kerin’s vampire novel Night’s Edge
Gloria Sanchez Productions/T-Street: A golf comedy starring Will Ferrell
HBO: A drama series adaptation of Bret Easton Eliis’ The Shards
Kudos/Via Pictures: A series about the life of Shakespeare from Steven Knight and Sarah Lancashire
Lionsgate: A series version of Twilight
Paramount+: A Galaxy Quest series
Peacock: An adaptation of Kennedy Ryan’s romance novel Before I Let Go
Sony Pictures TV: More Ben MacIntyre spy adaptations from Alexander Cary and Damian Lewis, an adaptation of Lamar Giles’ YA horror novel The Getaway from Don Cheadle
Studiocanal: An adaptation of Matt Haig’s novel How to Stop Time starring Benedict Cumberbatch
Wiip: Historical drama The Anarchy
Working Title: An adaptation of corporate security memoir People Hacker

Promoted to series regular:

Only Murders in the Building: Michael Cyril Creighton

Guest stars:

Lopez v. Lopez: Melissa Fumero, Danny Trejo, Judge Marilyn Milian, Erik Griffin
The Neighborhood: D.L. Hughley
S.W.A.T.: Timothy Hutton


The White Lotus: Natasha Rothwell


Duster: Gail O’Grady
How to Be a Bookie: Charlie Sheen
Hysteria!: Emjay Anthony, Chiara Aurelia, Kezii Curtis, Nikki Hahn, Anna Camp, Bruce Campbell
Pretty Little Liars: Summer School: Annabeth Gish
Reasonable Doubt: Morris Chestnut
The Wheel of Time: Maja Simonsen, Ragga Ragnars, Jay Duffy, Rima Te Wiata
Wolf: Alex MacNicoll, Spence Moore II, Aury Krebs, Ashleigh LaThrop

(Image courtesy of ABC.)

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