Caffeine – TV News – August 26th Edition

This week’s TV news gives us a look at how the fall season is shaping up with guest stars, casting, directors, and more! Plus BIG REVIVAL NEWS.

Premiere dates:

September 6th: Save Me
September 14th: American Vandal

October 19th: Wanderlust

November 19th: The Little Drummer Girl


GLOW, The End of the F***ing World, Easy (for a final season)


The Big Bang Theory (after the upcoming season 12)

Other headlines:

Hulu is reportedly probably bringing back Veronica Mars!

Doctor Who has announced a new slate of writers and directors.

This year’s Arrowverse crossover will air the week of December 9th. Tyler Hoechlin will be returning for it as Superman, along with a yet-to-be-cast Lois Lane.

The Criminal Minds cast will direct a third of the episodes this season.

Gina Rodriguez will direct an episode of Charmed.

Kari Skogland will direct the first two episodes of Showtime’s Roger Ailes miniseries.

Freeform will not be making a Young & Hungry wrap-up movie after all.

Ordered to series:

ABC: Poppy Montgomery crime drama Reef Break
Apple: A sci-fi series based on Isaac Asimov’s Foundation
BBC: Sexual consent drama Jan 22nd, Sally Rooney love story adaptation Normal People, thriller The Nest
Channel 4: 1980s AIDS drama The Boys from Russell T. Davies
Channel 4/Hulu: Disaster drama The Light from Jack Thorne
Channel 5: Psychological thriller Cold Call
HBO: Tom Perrotta comedy Mrs. Fletcher starring Kathryn Hahn
ITV: Workplace psychological drama The Man starring Ken Nwosu
Sky: Working class comedy Brassic starring Joe Gilgun, Michelle Keegan, and Damien Molony

In development:

ABC: Mexican-American family comedy The Sanchez Way, an interracial blended family comedy reboot of Bewitched from Kenya Barris
Amazon: A self-help industry comedy from Sharon Horgan co-starring Billy Magnussen
Apple: An adaptation of climate change article/book Losing Earth
Blossom Pictures/Made Up Stories: Cecelia Ahern short story collection adaptation Roar
Cinedigm: An historical series about feminist adventurer Emily Hahn
Fable Pictures: Victorian chocolate industry drama Chocolate Wars
FX: Limited series A Teacher starring Kate Mara
Hulu: Catherine the Great limited series The Great starring Nicholas Hoult and Elle Fanning
ITV Studios America: An adaptation of Nina Sadowsky’s The Burial Society
Showtime: Horror series Kill Creek
Universal Cable Productions: True crime drama Run, Bambi, Run

Leaving their shows:

Are You Sleeping: Moon Bloodgood

Promoted to series regular:

Blindspot: Ennis Esmer
Lost in Space: Ajay Friese
This Is Us: Melanie Liburd

Guest stars:

Chicago P.D.: David Zayas
Dynasty: Sharon Lawrence
The Flash: Troy James
The Goldbergs: Rick Springfield
Good Trouble: Noah Centineo
Hawaii Five-0: Louis Gossett Jr.
iZombie: Kareen Abdul-Jabbar
Modern Family: Dan Levy
Mom: Constance Zimmer
Riverdale: Anthony Michael Hall
Shameless: Courteney Cox
This Is Us: Jane Kaczmarek
Will & Grace: Jon Cryer, Matt Bomer, Adam Rippon


Hawaii Five-0: Mark Dacascos
Mom: Kristen Johnston
Will & Grace: Minnie Driver


American Horror Story: Apocalypse: Connie Britton, Dylan McDermott
Another Life: Selma Blair
Are You Sleeping: Lyndon Smith
Avenue 5: Hugh Laurie, Suzy Nakamura
Beecham House: Tom Bateman, Lesley Nicol, Gregory Fitoussi
Bosch: Chris Ashworth
Central Park Five: Joshua Jackson, Christopher Jackson, Adepero Oduye, Omar Dorsey, Blair Underwood, Famke Janssen, Aurora Perrineau, William Sadler
The Code: Dana Delany (replacing Mira Sorvino)
Doom Patrol: Brendan Fraser
The Elephant Man: Charlie Heaton
Empire: Skylan Brooks, Meta Golding
The Fix: Chasten Harmon, Vannessa Vasquez
The Flash: Kyle Secor
Fleabag: Andrew Scott
Future Man: Tim Johnson Jr., Jade Catta-Preta, Timothy Horner
Girl/Haji: Takehiro Hira, Yosuke Kubozuka, Kelly Macdonald, Charlie Creed-Miles, Justin Long, Masahiro Motoki, Yuko Nakamura, Aoi Okuyama, Mitsuko Oka, Togo Igawa, Katsuya, Yoshiki Minato, Will Sharpe, Tony Pitts
Gold Digger: Ben Barnes
The Good Place: Kirby Howell-Baptiste
Hawaii Five-0: Rochelle Aytes
Last Man Standing: Krista Marie Yu
Legacies: Karen David
Life in Pieces: Joey King
Lucifer: Inbar Lavi, Graham McTavish
NCIS: Los Angeles: Esai Morales
NCIS: New Orleans: Reggie Lee, Necar Zadegan
The Purge: Dominic Fumusa
Queen Fur: Kim Dickens, Michael Mosley, Jon Foster, Joshua Mikel, Keith Machekanyanga, Spencer Howell
SEAL Team: Samantha Sloyan
Shameless: Katey Sagal, Rebecca Field
Snowpiercer: Timothy V. Murphy, Happy Anderson, Jonathan Lloyd Walker
Supergirl: Bruce Boxleitner (replacing Brent Spiner), Anthony Konechny
Tell Me a Story: Michael Raymond-James, Kurt Yaeger, Rarmian Newton
Temple: Mark Strong, Carice Van Houten, Daniel Mays
The Walking Dead: Cassady McClincy
What/If: Jane Levy
Whiskey Cavalier: Josh Hopkins
Z Nation: Katy O’Brian
Untitled Apple M. Night Shyamalan series: Lauren Ambrose, Nell Tiger

(Image courtesy of Warner Bros.)

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