Caffeine – TV News – April 5th Edition

Caffeine – TV News – April 5th Edition

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):

April 29th: Normal People
April 30th: Blindspot

May 1st: Trying
May 10th: I Know This Much Is True
May 17th: Snowpiercer
May 21st: Burden of Truth

June 1st: NOS4A2 (simulcast on AMC and BBC America)
June 17th: Bulletproof
June 21st: The Chi

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

May 3rd: Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist, Good Girls
May 15th: The Blacklist


Locke & Key, Shrill


V-Wars, October Faction, Deputy

Other headlines:

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.

The following premieres have been delayed, with no new date yet:
HBO: The Third Day
NatGeo: Genius: Aretha

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

In development:

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:

The Good Doctor: Nicholas Gonzalez, Jasika Nicole

Promoted to series regular:

The Society: Olivia Nikkanen

Guest stars:

Single Parents: Regis Philbin


Call Me Kat: Leslie Jordan
Gossip Girl: Savannah Smith
Superman & Lois: Dylan Walsh

(Image courtesy of the BBC.)

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