Caffeine – TV News – August 15th Edition

This week’s TV news brings us a bunch of fall premiere dates along with news on Ryan Murphy’s next shows for FX.

Premiere dates:

September 2nd: A.P. Bio
September 13th: Back to Life, Finding Alice (U.S. premiere on Acorn)
September 23rd: Doom Patrol
September 24th: Midnight Mass

October 10th: Call the Midwife
October 15th: I Know What You Did Last Summer
October 29th: Colin in Black and White


The White Lotus, American Horror Stories, What We Do in the Shadows

Other headlines:

ICYMI, Netflix surprise released four episodes of Grace and Frankie this week.

The next installment of American Crime Story will be about Studio 54.

Roku is adding a bunch more Quibi shows.

Albert Kim will showrun Avatar: The Last Airbender.

Nora and Lilla Zuckerman will showrun Poker Face.

Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris will direct multiple episodes of Fleishman Is in Trouble, while Sunu Gonera will direct the pilot of Class of ’09. Miguel Arteta will direct the pilot of Florida Man.

Fairytale drama Epic is not moving forward at ABC. Cat’s Cradle is not moving forward at FX.

Ordered to series:

ABC: Latino family drama Promised Land
Apple TV+: Carl Hiaasen adaptation Bad Monkey from Bill Lawrence and starring Vince Vaughn
BritBox: Irish comedy-drama The Dry starring Roisin Gallagher and Ciaran Hinds
FX: Ryan Murphy shows American Sports Story with its first season about Aaron Hernandez and American Love Story with its first season about JFK Jr., mystery series Retreat
HBO Max/CBC: LGBTQ+ millennial comedy series Sort Of

Acquired for the U.S.:

HBO: French crime drama Laetitia

In development:

Anonymous Content: A limited series adaptation of queer baseball play Take Me Out starring Jesse Williams
NBC: A comedy about a Harlem medical practice
Thomas Tull: An adaptation of Secret Service book Zero Fail

Leaving their shows:

Powerpuff: Chloe Bennet

Guest stars:

Shining Vale: Judith Light


Grey’s Anatomy: Kate Burton


Avatar: The Last Airbender: Gordon Cormier, Kiawentiio, Ian Ousley, Dallas Liu
The Capture: Paapa Essiedu, Indira Varma, Andy Nyman
The Confessions of Frannie Langton: Karla-Simone Spence, Sophie Cookson, Patrick Martins, Stephen Campbell Moore, Steven MacIntosh, Henry Pettigrew
Dead Ringers: Britne Oldford, Jeremy Shamos
Echoes: Daniel Sunjata, Ali Stroker, Karen Robinson, Rosanny Zayas
The First Lady: Jackie Earle Haley, Maria Dizzia, Jeremy Bobb
Florida Man: Anthony LaPaglia, Abbey Lee, Otmara Marrero, Lex Scott Davis, Emory Cohen, Clark Gregg
How I Met Your Father: Francia Raisa, Todd Ainsley, Tien Tran, Suraj Sharma, Brandon Michael Hall
Interview with the Vampire: Sam Reid
Love Life: Keith David
MacGruber: Billy Zane (replacing Mickey Rourke), Joseph Lee Anderson, Timothy V. Murphy
Reboot: Calum Worthy
Search Party: Kathy Griffin
The Serpent Queen: Beth Goddard, Alex Heath
Super Pumped: Babak Tafti, Mousa Hussein Kraish
Wednesday: Catherine Zeta-Jones

(Image courtesy of PBS.)

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