Caffeine – TV News – August 28th Edition

This week’s TV news includes info on shows based on some beloved novels, as well as casting news and more!

Premiere dates:
December 4th: The Royals
January 5th: Nashville

Renewed: Survivor’s Remorse, Marcella

Cancelled: The Jim Gaffigan Show

As of now, Connie Britton is signed on for 10 episodes of Nashville‘s new season.

Eva Longoria will direct an episode of Jane the Virgin.

The BBC is making seven new Agatha Christie adaptations.

Netflix will carry the CBC’s Anne of Green Gables adaptation outside of Canada.

Amazon Prime has acquired Australian drama The Kettering Incident for the U.S.

Ordered to series:
Acorn/RTE: Legal drama Striking Out
BBC One: Abi Morgan divorce drama The Split, YA adaptation Noughts and Crosses, thriller Bodyguard, nurse drama Trust Me
BBC Two: An adaptation of Eleanor Catton’s historical novel The Luminaries
Channel Four: Comedy The Bisexual, Irish period comedy Derry Girls
Netflix: Comedy Friends from College starring Cobie Smulders, Keegan-Michael Key, Fred Savage, Nat Saxon, Annie Parisse, and Jae Suh Park

Pilot orders:
CMT: Soapy country music comedy His Wives and Daughters
Disney Channel: Vampire boy band comedy Forever Boys

In development:
ABC: Drama Hobbs about a football player turned cop from Michael Strahan, British family comedy adaptation Raised by Wolves, Toni Collette spy dramedy Unit Zero, romantic comedy Documenting Love
Amazon: A series adaptation of The Departed
Catalyst Global Media: 1920s-set fantasy YA adaptation Cuckoo Song
CBS: An identical twin legal drama from Michael Rauch and Jennifer Lopez
Comedy Central: A brothers comedy from Zack Pearlman and Julian Sergi
Conde Nast: A Lou Pearlman limited series
The CW: Martial law drama Rise from Julie Plec
Fox: Action drama reboot I Spy
NBC: Legal drama Blood Defense from Marcia Clark, modern Noah retelling The Ark
Showtime: Divorce series The Middlesteins from Nina Tassler and Liz Tigelaar
Tandem Productions: Event series Code to Zero based on Ken Follett’s novel
USA Network: Con artist drama Connoisseur starring John Cho
WGN America: Historical drama Black Wall Street

Scott Rudin has optioned novel A Little Life to adapt into a limited series.

ABC has put Felicity Huffman’s fashion dramedy House of Moore back into development.

New showrunners:
Daytime Divas: Chris Alberghini, Mike Chessler

Mating: Craig Johnson
Snatch: Nick Renton
Untitled Seth MacFarlane space show: Jon Favreau

Promoted to series regular:
Outcast: Madeleine McGraw
Underground: Amirah Vann

Guest stars:
Alone Together: Chris D’Elia, Ginger Gonzaga, Edgar Blackmon, Hayley Marie Norman, Kamilla Alnes, Jim O’Heir, Justine Lupe
American Housewife: Wendie Malick
The Big Bang Theory: Brandon Jones
Bull: Sarah Steele
Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders: Osric Chau, Rob Benedict, Richard Speight Jr.
Elementary: Owain Yeoman
iZombie: Natalie Alyn Lind
Scream Queens: Cheri Oteri
Those Who Can’t: Patton Oswalt, Baron Vaughn

American Crime: Benito Martinez
Pretty Little Liars: Julian Morris

The Affair: Guy Burnet
Chicago Justice: Monica Barbaro
Chicago Med: Mekia Cox
Claws: Kevin Rankin, Jason Antoon
Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders: Matt Cohen
Daytime Divas: Tichina Arnold, Chloe Bridges, Camille Guaty, Fiona Gubelmann, McKinley Freeman
The Deep: Eline Powell, Rena Owen
Disjointed: Elizabeth Alderfer
Feud: Sarah Paulson
The Flash: Todd Lasance
Get Shorty: Chris O’Dowd, Ray Romano
Gotham: Naian Gonzalez Norvind
Great News: Sheaun McKinney
The Handmaid’s Tale: Joseph Fiennes
Issues: Katie Stevens, Aisha Dee, Meghann Fahy, Matt Ward
Line of Duty: Thandie Newton
Once Upon a Time: Faran Tahir
Pitch: Ryan Dorsey, Jeff Torres
The Royals: Toby Sandeman
Snatch: Rupert Grint, Ed Westwick, Dougray Scott, Luke Pasqualino, Lucien Laviscount
This Is Us: Ryan Michelle Bathe
Those Who Can’t: Cheri Oteri
Too Close to Home: Britt George
Underground: Aisha Hinds, Jasika Nicole, Jesse Luken, Michael Trotter

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