Caffeine – TV News – April 3rd Edition

Happy Sunday! We have a lighter TV news week than the last several – the calm before the storm – but let’s see how summer premieres and more are shaping up.

Premiere dates!
May 31st: Feed the Beast
June 1st: The Night Shift
June 6th: Rizzoli & Isles, UnREAL, Devious Maids
June 13th: Major Crimes
June 19th: Murder in the First

It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia has been renewed for two seasons.

Also renewed: Bosch

Hit the Floor will have a one-hour special this summer.

Lifetime has launched UnREAL digital spinoff The Faith Diaries.

Fox is airing two episodes of New Girl a week starting April 19th.

Major League Baseball has teamed up with Fox for their baseball pilot Pitch.

Ordered to series:
Discovery Channel: Unabomber drama Manifesto
HBO: An adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s Sharp Objects starring Amy Adams
Netflix: A 1920s Spanish drama
TLC: Tyler Perry soapy political drama Too Close to Home

Pilot orders:
Comedy Central: A scripted pilot from Jessica Williams, Ron Huebel comedy Do You Want to See a Dead Body?

In development:
Comedy Central: A superhero academy comedy, rapper comedy Awkwafina, home shopping channel comedy Best Seller, family lumber yard comedy Delco Proper, doorman comedy East 89th, show within a show comedy GERP, jury comedy Legal-ish, post-apocalyptic comedy New Timers, used car dealer comedy Used People
NBC: A Blacklist spinoff starring Famke Jannsen
Tandem Partners: Comedy crime procedural Take Two from Andrew W. Marlowe and Terri Edda Miller
TV Land: Purgatory comedy Elsewhere

Promoted to series regular:
The Breaks: Evan Handler

Guest stars!
The Catch: Annie Wersching
Criminal Minds: Frances Fisher
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow: Mitchell Kummen
Fresh Off the Boat: Shaquille O’Neal, Busta Rhymes, Jalen Rose, J.B. Smoove
Gilmore Girls: Stacey Oristano
Girl Meets World: Reginald VelJohnson
The Good Wife: Megan Hilty
Grey’s Anatomy: Gwendoline Yeo
Major Crimes: Anne-Marie Johnson
The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Fred Armisen, Anna Camp, Amy Sedaris, Zosia Mamet, Evan Jonigkeit, Jeff Goldblum, David Cross, Tina Fey

The Librarians: Noah Wyle (who will also write and direct)

24: Legacy: Sheila Vand
Animal Kingdom: Christina Ochoa
Aquarius: Johnny Kostrey
Baby Daddy: Jose Moreno Brooks
The Blacklist spinoff: Famke Janssen, Ryan Eggold, Edi Gathegi, Tawny Cypress
The Catch: Nia Vardalos
Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders: Sherry Stringfield
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow: Patrick J. Adams
Dirk Gently: Samuel Barnett
The Fluffy Shop: Tyler Hilton
Good Behavior: Todd Williams
Guilt: Anthony Stewart Head
MacGyver: Addison Timlin, Michelle Krusiec
Marvel’s Iron Fist: Jessica Henwick
Mistresses: Navid Negahban
Quantico: Kelly Rutherford
Roadies: Catero Alain Colbert
Shooter: Cynthia Addai-Robinson (replacing Emily Rios)
Shots Fired: Jill Hennessy, Clare-Hope Ashitey
The Tick: Brendan Hines
Toast: Brooks Wheelan
When the Street Lights Go On: Graham Beckel, Luke Kirby
Untitled Weeks/Mackay pilot: Tattiawna Jones

(Image courtesy of NBC.)

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