It’s a weird time for TV news, just as it’s a weird time for pretty much everything else – the industry is barely functioning, schedules are changing, and I have no idea what next season will look like. But here’s what we’ve got for this week. (And this week’s image is from a show with a newly-announced premiere date – Normal People – but also, I thought, captured how many of us are feeling right now.)
Premiere dates (new and updated):
Season & series finale dates (new and updated):
April 6th: Manifest
April 14th: New Amsterdam
April 15th: Chicago Med, Chicago Fire, Chicago P.D.
April 16th: Indebted
April 21st: Empire
April 23rd: Superstore, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Will & Grace, Law & Order: SVU
The CW has announced when most of its shows will be returning from hiatus.
Black Monday and Billions will have split seasons because of the production shutdown.
Joby Harold has taken over writing the Obi-Wan Kenobi series.
Ordered to series:
NBC: A new drama about the NYPD organized crime unit starring Christopher Meloni as Elliot Stabler
Acquired for the U.S.:
Hulu: ITV’s Russell Tovey thriller The Sister
Amazon: An adaptation of Janelle Brown’s thriller Pretty Things produced by and starring Nicole Kidman
Big Breakfast: A COVID-19-inspired workplace comedy from Ben Silverman and Paul Lieberstein
Quibi: London-set thriller Holland Park, dark rehab comedy Peaches, teen drama Beware That Girl, skateboard drama Hardflip
Leaving their shows:
Promoted to series regular:
The Society: Olivia Nikkanen
Single Parents: Regis Philbin
(Image courtesy of the BBC.)