Caffeine – TV News – August 14th Edition

Happy Sunday and welcome back! Sorry for the unexpected absence – I was trying to take one week off and then last week I had technical difficulties. So we’ve got lots of TV news to catch up on!

Premiere dates:

August 17th: Haus of Vicious
August 18th: She-Hulk: Attorney-at-Law (new date)
August 26th: Partner Track

September 2nd: Devil in Ohio
September 6th: Queen Sugar
September 8th: Wedding Season
September 11th: The Serpent Queen
September 12th: War of the Worlds
September 15th: Atlanta
September 16th: Fate: The Winx Saga, Los Espookys
September 20th: Reboot
September 21st: Andor (new date)
September 22nd: Thai Cave Rescue
September 28th: The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers

October 9th: Let the Right One In
October 14th: High School
October 16th: Miss Scarlet and the Duke (season two)
October 21st: From Scratch

November 6th: Dangerous Liaisons

January 8th: Miss Scarlet and the Duke (season three), All Creatures Great and Small


Annika, Mayans M.C., iCarly, Miss Scarlet and the Duke, Moonhaven, Power Book III: Raising Kanan, Good Trouble, Beacon 23, The Lazarus Project, Annika, Harry Wild, Grantchester, Physical


The Flash (after the upcoming ninth season), The Wilds, Gordita Chronicles, The First Lady, First Kill

Other headlines:

NCIS and NCIS: Hawai’i will have a crossover on September 19th to start the new season.

Ellen Pompeo will appear in only eight episodes of the new season of Grey’s Anatomy.

Todd Strauss-Schulson will direct the first two episodes of Glamorous.

Rachel Lee Goldenberg will direct the first two episodes of Tiny Beautiful Things.

Charien Dabis will direct the first two episodes of Invitation to a Bonfire.

New showrunners:

Beacon 23: Glen Mazzara, Joy Blake
Dark Winds: John Wirth
Found: Sonay Hoffman (as co-showrunner)
Quantum Leap: Martin Gero
Victories Greater Than Death: Gennifer Hutchison
Virgin River: Patrick Sean Smith

Ordered to series:

ABC: Procedural Will Trent
Amazon: Historical comedy series My Lady Jane
Apple: Limited dramedy series Land of Women starring Eva Longoria and Carmen Maura
BBC Three: Black scholarship student boarding school drama Boarders
Fox: Workplace comedy Animal Control
FX on Hulu: Steven Knight thriller The Veil starring Elisabeth Moss
HBO: Authoritarian regime limited series The Palace starring Kate Winslet
Hulu: Historical true crime adaptation Devil in the White City starring Keanu Reeves, publishing thriller adaptation The Other Black Girl, an orphan adoption limited series from and starring Ellen Pompeo
ITV/BritBox International: Cary Grant biographical series Archie starring Jason Isaacs
Peacock: Ancient Roman gladiator drama Those About to Die directed by Roland Emmerich, Satanic Panic thriller Hysteria!
Sundance Now: Dark comedy Totally Completely Fine, fantasy mystery series Sanctuary

Acquired for North America:

Amazon Prime: Israeli dramas Kvodo and Just for Today
Netflix: Black British musical drama Champion
Sundance Now: British comedy-drama The Lovers

Pilot orders:

HBO: Superhero movie-making comedy The Franchise from Armando Iannucci and Sam Mendes
Showtime: Surrealist Nathan Min comedy Mason

In development:

Amazon: National sports show comedy Sidelined
AMC Networks: A reboot of Max Headroom
Apple TV+: Philadelphia crime series Sinking Spring starring Brian Tyree Henry
Disney+: An adaptation of YA fantasy novel Eragon, a series about the California School of the Deaf football team starring Troy Kotsur
Fox: Dating comedy Buffalo Tens
HBO: Crime limited series My Dentist’s Murder Trial starring David Harbour and Pedro Pascal
Hulu: An adaptation of Sheila Heti’s book The Alphabetical Diaries
IDW: A whole slate of series based on their graphic novels and comics
Imaginarium Productions: Marie Tussaud series Madame! from Andy Serkis
Keshet Studios: An adaptation of dystopian novel The Awoken
NBC: Hospital comedy St. Denis Medical
Netflix: Female bodybuilder drama series Stronger starring Yvonne Orji
PBS Masterpiece: Clementine Churchill drama Mrs. Churchill
Picturestart: An adaptation of Mary H.K. Choi’s novel Yolk
Process Media/Brillstein: Half hour series Wreckless based on family/house memoir All the Way Home
Starlings Television: New Orleans Jazz Age series Storyville EPed by Usher
Starz: Outlander prequel Outlander: Blood of My Blood about Jamie’s parents, Marlon Wayans autobiographical comedy Book of Marlon (previously at HBO Max), Asian American comedy series Plan A
Universal International Studios: An adaptation of The Feather Thief from Jenna Bush Hager

Not moving forward:

ABC: Comedy The Son in Law, an untitled therapist drama
HBO Max: DC series Strange Adventures
Starz: Power spinoff Influence

Leaving their shows:

Law & Order: Organized Crime: Nona Parker Johson
Sex Education: Rakhee Thakrar

Promoted to series regular:

The Boys: Cameron Crovetti
Chicago P.D.: Benjamin Levy Aguilar
The L Word: Generation Q: Jamie Clayton
Station 19: Merle Dandridge, Josh Randall, Pat Healy
Swagger: Christina Jackson, Sean Anthony Baker
Your Honor: Jimi Stanton, Lilli Kay, Benjamin Flores Jr.

Guest stars:

The Good Fight: Erich Bergen, Paul Scheer
The L Word: Generation Q: Kehlani, Margaret Cho, Joey Lauren Adams, Joanna Cassidy
Never Have I Ever: Deacon Phillippe
Untitled Peacock Jason Woliner series: James Remar, Paul Ben-Victor, Hilda Boulware


Based on a True Story: Kaley Cuoco
The Big Cigar: Jordane Christie, Moses Ingram
Big Sky: Rosanna Arquette, Rex Linn
Black Cake: Glynn Turman, Sonita Henry
Bosch: Legacy: Max Martini
The Boys: Valorie Curry, Susan Heyward
Career Opportunities in Murder & Mayhem: Annie Q. Riegel
Champion: Malcolm Kamulete, Déja J Bowens, Ray BLK, Nadine Marshall, Ray Fearon, Jo Martin, Kerim Hassan, Adeyinka Akinrinade, Tom Forbes, Genesis Lynea, Karl Collins, Francis Lovehall, Corey Weekes, Rachel Adedeji
CSI: Vegas: Sara Amini, Joel Johnstone
Demascus: Sasha Hutchings
The Driver: Ivan Mbakop, Arica Himmel, Dax Rey, Bonnie Mbuli, Skeet Ulrich
Fargo: Joe Keery, Lamorne Morris, Richa Moorjani
Fatal Attraction: Jessica Harper, John Getz, Toks Olagundoye, David Sullivan, Isabella Briggs
Fate: The Winx Saga: Miranda Richardson, Daniel Betts
Fifteen-Love: Aidan Turner, Ella Lily Hyland
The F**k It Bucket: Stephen Fry, Sophie Wilde, Lauryn Ajufo, Harry Cadby, Noah Thomas, Vivienne Acheampong, Alex Hassell, Sam Reuben, Niamh McCormack
The Good Fight: Phylicia Rashad, Shahar Isaac
Grey’s Anatomy: Adelaide Kane, Harry Shum Jr.
Invitation to a Bonfire: Tatiana Maslany, Jamie Neumann, Amy Darton
Ironheart: Shea Couleé, Zoe Terakes
Kung Fu: Ben Levin, Kim Rhodes
Law & Order: Claire Coffee
Law & Order: Organized Crime: Rick Gonzalez, Brent Antonello, Gus Halper, Camilla Belle
Law & Order: SVU: Molly Burnett
Lessons in Chemistry: Lewis Pullman, Aja Naomi King, Stephanie Koenig, Patrick Walker, Thomas Mann, Kevin Sussman, Beau Bridges
A Man in Full: William Jackson Harper, Tom Pelphrey, Aml Ameen, Sarah Jones, Jon Michael Hill, Chanté Adams, Lucy Liu
The Morning Show: Jon Hamm
Mrs. American Pie: Rick Cosnett
The Newsreader: Daniel Gillies
Not Dead Yet: Lauren Ash, Hannah Simone
Obliterated: Kimi Rutledge (replacing Amalia Yoo)
Orphan Black: Echoes: Krysten Ritter
Plan B: François Arnaud, Josh Close, Troian Bellisario
Quantum Leap: Georgina Reilly
Ride: Nancy Travis, Tiera Skovbye, Beau Mirchoff, Sara Garcia, Jake Foy, Tyler Jacob Moore
The Santa Clauses: David Krumholtz, Laura San Giacomo
School Spirits: Milo Manheim
Sexy Beast: James McArdle, Emun Elliot, Sarah Greene, Stephen Moyer, Tamsin Greig, Eliza Bennett, Clea Martin, Nicholas Nunn, John Dagleish, Robbie Gee, Paul Kaye, Lex Shrapnel, Cally Lawrence, David Kennedy, Nitin Ganatra, Alice Bailey Johnson
Supacell: Tosin Cole
Swagger: Orlando Jones, Shannon Brown
Tiny Beautiful Things: Sarah Pidgeon, Tanzyn Crawford
Warrior: Mark Decascos, Chelsea Muirhead
The Way Home: Chyler Leigh
Welcome to Chippendales: Adam Ray
Welcome to Flatch: Jaime Pressly
Wilderness: Ashley Benson, Eric Balfour, Claire Rushbrook, Marsha Stephanie Blake, Morgana Van Peebles
Yellowjackets: Lauren Ambrose
Untitled Apple TV+ The Buccaneers adaptation: Christina Hendricks
Untitled Hulu Ellen Pompeo orphan project: Imogen Reid
Untitled Peacock Jason Woliner series: Christopher Stanley, W Earl Brown, Josh Pais, Irina Maleeva

(Image courtesy of PBS.)

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