Caffeine – TV News – April 25th Edition

All eyes are on the Oscars this weekend, but there’s some TV news going on as well, so let’s catch up!

Premiere dates:

May 13th: Hacks
May 14th: Halston
May 16th: Death and Nightingales
May 21st: Solos, The Bite

June 16th: Dave
June 20th: Kevin Can F**k Himself (with episodes dropping a week earlier on AMC Plus)
June 22nd: David Makes Man

July 23rd: Ted Lasso


Ginny & Georgia, NCIS: Los Angeles

Other headlines:

The Alec Baldwin/Kelsey Grammer comedy is not moving forward at ABC.

Jack Amiel and Michael Begler are replacing Ron Fitzgerald and Rolin Jones as Perry Mason showrunners.

Natalie Chaidez has joined The Flight Attendant as co-showrunner, while Meredith Lavender and Marcie Ulin have left the show.

Pilot/first episode directors:

Epic: James Griffiths
First Kill: Jet Wilkinson
Promised Land: Michael Cuesta

Ordered to series:

Apple TV+: Bilingual thriller Now and Then
BBC One: Crime drama Showtrial starring Tracy Ifeachor and James Frain
CBS: Spinoff NCIS: Hawaii
Hulu: HIMYM sequel (with unconnected characters) How I Met Your Father starring Hilary Duff
Netflix: Crime drama Florida Man starring Edgar Ramírez

Acquired for the U.S.:

Amazon: BBC thriller Chloe

Pilot orders:

Amazon Studios: A YA thriller adaptation of Harlan Coben’s Shelter

In development:

Fox: Tracey Ashley comedy Tracey’s Life Matters produced by Wanda Sykes and Tiffany Haddish
Gaumont U.K.: An adaptation of Greg Buchanon’s literary thriller Sixteen Horses
Hulu: Dating comedy Unf$?%ables
MiLu Entertainment: A series about the Bacardi family in 1950s Cuba
Peacock: Crime family nanny drama After School Special
Rabbit Films: Nokia rise and fall drama Mobile 1.0
Starlight Media: An adaptation of Jim Dodge’s 1980s-set fantasy novel Stone Junction directed by Alan Taylor
Starlings TV: Korean mystery drama adaptation The Club starring Don Lee
Starz: A limited series about Cyntoia Brown
Synchronicity Films: An adaptation of Scotland gang culture novel The Young Team

Leaving their shows:

The Resident: Shaunette Renée Wilson

Guest stars:

Blue Bloods: Gloria Reuben
Dave: Kendall Jenner, Hailey Bieber, Benny Blanco, Kyle Kuzma, Doja Cat, J Balvin, Rae Sremmurd (Swae Lee & Slim Jxmmi), CL, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Lil Yachty, Lil Nas X, Kevin Hart
Doom Patrol: Madalyn Horcher, Ty Tennant, Sebastian Croft
Epic: Alexander Hodge
The Neighborhood: George Lopez
The Rookie: Emily Deschanel
Young Rock: Luke Hemsworth


Curb Your Enthusiasm: Richard Lewis


American Horror Story: Double Feature: Paris Jackson
Boundless: Rodrigo Santoro, Álvaro Morte, Sergio Peris-Mencheta, Adrián Lastra, Carlos Cuevas, Pepón Nieto, Raúl Tejón, Gonçalo Diniz, Manuel Morón, Bárbara Goenaga
Chloe: Erin Doherty, Billy Howle, Pippa Bennett-Warner, Jack Farthing, Poppy Gilbert, Akshay Khanna, Brandon Micheal Hall, Alexander Eliot
Doom Patrol: Micah Joe Parker, Wynn Everett, Miles Mussenden, Anita Kalathara, Gina Hiraizumi
Fantasy Island: Kiara Barnes, John Gabriel Rodriguez
Gentefied: Clarissa Thibeaux, Manuel Uriza, Ivana Rojas, Melinna Bobadilla
Girls5eva: Andrew Rannells
Joe Exotic: John Cameron Mitchell
Joe Pickett: David Alan Grier, Julianna Guill, Sharon Lawrence, Mustafa Speaks, Paul Sparks, Skywalker Hughes, Kamryn Pliva
La Brea: Ione Skye
Life & Beth: Michael Rapaport
Life After Life: Thomasin McKenzie, Sian Clifford, James McArdle, Jessica Brown Findlay, Jessica Hynes, Patsy Ferran, Harry Michell, Laurie Kynaston, Joshua Hill, Maria Laird
The Lincoln Lawyer: LisaGay Hamilton, Jamie McShane, Reggie Lee
The Man Who Fell to Earth: Sonya Cassidy
New Amsterdam: Frances Turner
Obi-Wan Kenobi: Maya Erskine
Promised Land: Cecilia Suárez, Augusto Aguilera
Quantum Spy: Lewis Tan
Ragdoll: Henry Lloyd-Hughes, Thalissa Teixeira
Secret Invasion: Olivia Colman, Emilia Clarke
The Sinner: Michael Mosley
The Tower: Gemma Whelan
Younger: Janeane Garofalo
Untitled HBO 1980s Lakers drama: Tracy Letts, Julianne Nicholson, Jimel Atkins, LisaGay Hamilton, Andy Hirsch

(Image courtesy of the BBC.)

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