This week’s TV news brings us a bunch of renewals as well as casting news and a premiere date for J.K. Rowling’s new show!
The CW will air Canadian legal drama Burden of Truth in the U.S. this summer.
So far as I can tell this hasn’t been confirmed by the network, but Rachel Bloom says Crazy Ex-Girlfriend will end with season four.
Dearbhla Walsh will direct period espionage drama Jerusalem.
Kerry Ehrin will take over from Jay Carson as showrunner of Apple’s Reese Witherspoon/Jennifer Aniston series.
Sundance Now has picked up Australian drama Dead Lucky for the U.S. and Canada.
Ordered to series:
Cedar Park: Cuban historical saga The Exiles
Disney’s streaming service: A female-led romantic comedy inspired by High Fidelity
Entertainment One: An adaptation of historical novel A Gentleman in Moscow produced by and starring Kenneth Branagh
Fox: Latin musical drama Forte
Freeform: Crime drama Lost Boys and Technicolor Girls, friend breakup comedy Ex-Best
FremantleMedia: Fantasy adaptation Gormenghast from Neil Gaiman and Akiva Goldsman
HBO: Comedy series Unsubscribed from Tiffany Haddish
Mammoth Screen: An adaptation of nursing novel The Language of Kindness
Nat Geo: A Hidden Figures series
See Saw Films: An adaption of Lucy Foley murder mystery The Hunting Party
SunnyMarch: An adaptation of historical novel The Way of All Flesh
Leaving their shows:
The Good Doctor: Chuku Modu
Promoted to series regular:
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow: Jes Macallan
The Good Doctor: Will Yun Lee, Fiona Gubelmann, Christina Chang, Paige Spara
Ray Donovan: Graham Rogers
The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Busy Philipps
American Horror Story: Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Billy Eichner, Cheyenne Jackson, Adina Porter, Leslie Grossman
Big Little Lies: Merrin Dungey, Robin Weigert, Kathryn Newton, Sarah Sokolovic
Grey’s Anatomy: Sarah Utterback
Last Man on Earth: Jason Sudeikis
Salvation: Taylor Cole
American Horror Story: Joan Collins
American Vandal: Adam Ray
Big Little Lies: Crystal Fox, Mo McRae
The Boys: Karl Urban
Catch-22: Hugh Laurie
Culture Clash: Biniam Bizuneh (replacing Bernard David Jones)
Dirty John: Eric Bana
The Good Cop: Frank Whaley
The Good Fight: Katrina Lenk
Grace and Frankie: Jackson Pace
Pandas in New York: Mike Castle
The Prince of Peoria: Gavin Lewis, Theodore Barnes, Shelby Simmons, Cynthia McWilliams
Salvation: Jonathan Silverman
Strange Angel: Karl Makinen
Suspicion: Sofia Bryant
The War of the Worlds: Rafe Spall, Eleanor Tomlinson
Welcome to the Neighborhood: Dreama Walker
(Image courtesy of Cinemax.)