Caffeine – TV News – August 21st Edition

It was a bit of a quiet TV news week as things gear up for the new season, but we’ve got a few more fall premiere dates and other updates to catch up on!

Premiere dates:

September 1st: The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power
September 18th: SEAL Team
September 30th: Ramy

October 14th: Shantaram
October 25th: Guillermo Del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities


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Other headlines:

Upcoming John Wick prequel series The Continental is moving to Peacock.

Scott Speedman will be recurring on the upcoming season of Grey’s Anatomy rather than a regular; the rest of the regulars are returning, though as we previously mentioned, Ellen Pompeo will be in fewer episodes than usual.

Zoanne Clack is the new head writer and executive producer of Station 19.

The Buffy reboot with a Black lead is “on pause.”

Soapy National Parks procedural Criminal Nature is not moving forward at ABC.

Ordered to series:

BBC/Showtime: Gothic thriller The Women in the Wall starring Ruth Wilson and Daryl McCormack
Citytv: Female police procedural Wong & Winchester
Netflix: 14th century Italy soapy drama The Decameron

In development:

ABC: An Ally McBeal sequel series
eOne: An adaptation of violinist Ling Ling Huang’s upcoming novel Natural Beauty
Sony Pictures TV: A horror-comedy series based on magazine Weird NJ
UCP: An adaptation of Jamie Ford’s novel The Many Daughters of Afong Moy from Jenna Bush Hager

Leaving their shows:

Superman & Lois: Jordan Elsass

Promoted to series regular:

The Cleaning Lady: Eva De Dominici

Guest stars:

Monarch: Shania Twain, Martina McBride, Little Big Town, Tanya Tucker


Station 19: Kelly Thiebaud


And Just Like That: John Corbett (Maybe! Unconfirmed.)
Avalon: Neve Campbell, Steven Pasquale
Barry: Patrick Fischler
The Big Cigar: Olli Haaskivi, Glynn Turman
Big Shot: Charlie Hall
Black Cake: Chipo Chung, Anthony Mark Barrow
Black Mirror: Rory Culkin, Salma Hayek Pinault, Annie Murphy (the latter two still in talks)
Entitled: Donald Sumpter, Brendan Patricks, Pippa Bennett-Warner, Mark Quartley, Jonathan Livingstone, Charlotte Louise Arrowsmith, Kelly Wenham
Feud: Capote’s Women: Chloë Sevigny, Tom Hollander, Calista Flockhart, Diane Lane
Poker Face: Ron Perlman, Nick Nolte, Charles Melton, Tim Blake Nelson
School Spirits: Kristian Flores, Spencer MacPherson, Kiara Pichardo, Sarah Yarkin, Nick Pugliese, Rainbow Wedell
Sex Education: Dan Levy, Thaddea Graham, Marie Reuther, Felix Mufti, Anthony Lexa, Alexandra James, Imani Yahshua
The Sex Lives of College Girls: Charlie Hall
Sugar: Kirby Howell-Baptiste, Amy Ryan
Tulsa King: Annabella Sciorra
Vampire Academy: Angela Wynter, Lorna Brown, Louisa Connolly-Burnham, Cornelius Macarthy, Jason Diaz, Jennifer Kirby, Joseph Ollman, Pik-Sen Lim
The Way Home: Sadie Laflamme-Snow
Yellowjackets: Simone Kessell, Elijah Wood
Untitled Apple Monsterverse series: Mari Yamamoto

(Image courtesy of Amazon.)

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