Caffeine – TV News – August 25th Edition

Sorry for the weird timing – we’ve been having some technical difficulties – but the week’s TV news is here and there’s a lot of it!

Premiere Dates:

September 12th: The I-Land
September 13th: The Ranch

October 4th: Goliath
October 11th: El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie
October 15th: The Purge, Treadstone
October 18th: Living with Yourself
October 27th: Mrs. Fletcher

November 12th: The Mandalorian

December 6th: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel


Succession, Blood, Brassic



Other headlines:

The Good Place is getting a retrospective special on September 19th.

Susanna Fogel will direct and EP the first two episodes of The Flight Attendant.

Kyle Patrick Alvarez will direct season two of Homecoming.

Book of Enchantment is not moving forward at Disney+.

Ordered to series:

BBC One: WWII drama SAS: Rogue Heroes based on the book by Ben Macintyre, death row drama Inside Man, 1960s political thriller Ridley Road, Northern Ireland abortion drama When It Happens to You
BBC Two: A Sara Pascoe sitcom
BBC Three: Horror series Red Rose
Channel 4: Brexit-themed zombie drama Generation Z, Muslim punk band comedy Lady Parts
Channel 5: Psychological thriller Penance, thriller The Deceived
Disney+: An Obi-Wan Kenobi series (officially now), Marvel series Ms. Marvel, Moon Knight, and She-Hulk, a Lizzie McGuire revival
ITV: Sitcom Kate & Kolo starring Brenda Blethyn and Jimmy Akingbola
Netflix: Love triangle dramedy Sex/Life, Danish crime series The Chestnut Man, family comedy The Upshaws starring Wanda Sykes and Mike Epps, brewery comedy Brews Brothers
Sky: Celebrity drama I Hate Suzie starring Billie Piper
Starz: Wrestling drama Heels starring Stephen Amell

Pilot orders:

HBO Max: Practical Magic prequel The Rules of Magic, high school dramedy Generation, YA psychological horror series Red Bird Lane
Starz: Horror comedy Shining Vale

In development:

ABC: Missing person drama Found
BET: Former sitcom star comedy W.H.I.P.s
Cavalry Media: An adaptation of YA fantasy novel Bloodleaf
FOX: Music drama Anthem, Sarah Michelle Gellar dramedy Other People’s Houses
FX: Horror thriller The Bridgewater Triangle
Just a Rebel: An adaptation of novel The Wide Circumference of Love
NBC: A series based on the rom-com Serendipity
Scott Rudin: An adaptation of British comedy Mum
UCP: An anthology series based on Bad Girls Throughout History
USA Network: 1980s drug queenpin drama Philly Reign

Leaving their shows:

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow: Brandon Routh, Courtney Ford

Promoted to series regular:

black-ish: Jeff Meacham

Guest stars:

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel: Liza Weil
A Million Little Things: Richard Kind
Mom: Paget Brewster
NCIS: New Orleans: Eddie Cahill
Yellowstone: Dabney Coleman


Homecoming: Stephan James, Hong Chau
Will & Grace: Matt Bomer, Vanessa Byer, Blythe Danner


All Rise: Reggie Lee, Nadia Gray
Batwoman: Sam Littlefield
Bosch: Carter MacIntyre, Adam J. Harrington, Terrence Terrell
Carol’s Second Act: Cedric Yarbrough
Chicago Med: Dominic Rains
Chicago P.D.: Michael Beach
Cowboy Bebop: Elena Satine
Emergence: Terry O’Quinn
Empire: Diamond White
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier: Emily VanCamp, Wyatt Russell
His Dark Materials: Andrew Scott
Killing Eve: Harriet Walter, Danny Sapani
Legacies: Bianca Santos
Madam CJ Walker: Bill Bellamy
The Mandalorian: Ming-Na Wen
Manifest: Yasha Jackson, Garrett Wareing
Penny Dreadful: City of Angels: Adan Rocha
Perfect Harmony: Laura Bell Bundy
The Right Stuff: Jackson Pace
Riverdale: Juan Riedinger
Roadkill: Hugh Laurie
Selena: The Series: Christian Serratos
Titans: Michael Mosley
Tommy: Vladimir Caamaño
The Underground Railroad: William Jackson Harper
WandaVision: Kat Dennings, Randall Park, Kathryn Hahn
Yellowstone: Karen Pittman
Your Honor: Carmen Ejogo, Isiah Whitlock Jr.
Untitled Showtime Lakers pilot: Michael Shannon

(Image courtesy of Amazon.)

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