Caffeine – TV News – August 16th Edition

Caffeine – TV News – August 16th Edition

The upcoming TV season will be very weird, but at least this week’s TV news brings us a bunch of September premiere dates!

Premiere dates:

September 1st: Transplant, Metro Sexual
September 9th: L.A.’s Finest
September 11th: The Duchess
September 25th: Tehran
September 27th: Fargo

October 26th: Temple


McDonald & Dodds

Other headlines:

The creators of Avatar: The Last Airbender have exited the live-action Netflix adaptation.

An episode of black-ish that never aired for political reasons is now on Hulu.

Comedy Central shows The Other Two and South Side are moving to HBO Max.

The previously announced Clueless reboot focused on Dionne is now in development at Peacock.

Ordered to series:

Channel 4/NENT: Psychological drama Close to Me starring Connie Nielsen and Christopher Eccleston
HBO/Sky: Dark comic horror series The Baby
Peacock: A MacGruber series, an adaptation of YA mystery One of Us Is Lying

In development:

ABC: An adaptation of political novel Paper Gods starring Nia Long
HBO: A drama series adaptation of Polish movie The Hater
Hulu: An adaptation of Silvia Moreno-Garcia’s novel Mexican Gothic
Miramax TV: An adaptation of Alka Joshi’s The Henna Artist starring Freida Pinto
NBC: Female general drama Generals Row
Peacock: Fonda Lee fantasy adaptation Jade City
UCP: Herman Wouk WWII adaptation The Winds of War from Seth MacFarlane, coast guard procedural So Others May Live
UMC: Legal drama Lace
Westbrook Studios/Universal TV: Dark reboot Bel-Air

Promoted to series regular:

Sistas: Trinity Whiteside, Crystal Hayslett


B Positive: Maggie Elizabeth Jones
The Boys: Shawn Ashmore
The Crown: Jonathan Pryce
Girls5eva: Sara Bareilles
Rutherford Falls: Jana Schmieding, Michael Greyeyes, Jesse Leigh, Dustin Milligan
Sistas: Chris Warren
Untitled Star Wars Cassian Andor show: Adria Arjona

(Image courtesy of NBC.)

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