Caffeine – TV News – August 28th Edition

This week’s TV news brings us answers on the fates of a bunch of shows, plus a bit more fall premiere info and more!

Premiere dates:

September 29th: Zatima

October 21st: Acapuclo

November 3rd: Blockbuster
November 22nd: Welcome to Chippendales


House of the Dragon, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Moonshine, Big Boys, Man Like Mobeen, The Umbrella Academy (for a fourth and final season)


A Million Little Things (though this is unconfirmed as of now and would be after its upcoming fifth season), Resident Evil

Other headlines:

NBC has confirmed that the three Law & Order shows will be crossing over for their September 22nd premieres.

The upcoming Walking Dead spinoff is now called The Walking Dead: Dead City.

Raelle Tucker will showrun The Power.

Creator Miranda Kwok will co-showrun The Cleaning Lady.

Ordered to series:

ABC: Con man drama The Company You Keep starring Milo Ventimiglia
Acorn TV: Crime drama Mrs Sidhu Investigates starring Meera Syal
BBC: Catherine Tate comedy Queen of Oz, Scottish drama Mayflies starring Martin Compston, comedy The Undoing of Martin Parker
Channel 4: Merseyside teen crime drama The Gathering
Disney+: An adaptation of Jilly Cooper’s 1980s British TV industry novel Rivals
Disney+/Hulu: 1880s London boxing drama A Thousand Blows from Steven Knight and Stephen Graham
ITVX: An adaptation of Israeli comedy-drama Significant Other, British-Pakistani Muslim doctor series Count Abdulla, call center comedy Ruby Speaking, sister comedy The Family Pile
Netflix: Elin Hilderbrand murder mystery adaptation The Perfect Couple

Acquired for the U.S. and/or Canada:

Topic: Israeli crime drama Embezzlement

In development:

ABC: The Good Doctor spinoff The Good Lawyer
Amazon Studios: An adaptation of Yasutaka Tsutsui’s sci-fi novel Paprika from Cathy Yan
Amblin/Scholastic: A limited series from Marlee Matlin based on Signs of Survival: A Memoir of the Holocaust
Channel 4: Thriller I.D. centering on a Deaf character
Disney+: A live-action King Kong series
HBO: An adaptation of Vanessa Walters’ upcoming novel The Nigerwife
IDW: Sci-fi comedy series Family Time
NBC: High-concept crime procedural The Hunting Party
Netflix: Sci-fi video game adaptation Horizon Zero Dawn, International Space Station thriller Orbital
Warner Bros. TV: An adaptation of Elin Hilderbrand’s novel The Hotel Nantucket

Not moving forward:

Apple TV+: Bad Robot limited series My Glory Was I Had Such Friends

Leaving their shows:

Euphoria: Barbie Ferreira
Law & Order: SVU: Kelli Giddish

Guest stars:

Ghosts: Rose Abdoo
Kevin Can F**k Himself: Peri Gilpin, Rachel Dratch
The Rookie: Lisseth Chavez


The Morning Show: Julianna Margulies


Alert: Dania Ramirez, Scott Caan
Avalon: Roslyn Ruff, Alexa Mansour
The Ballad of Renegade Nell: Louisa Harland, Nick Mohammed, Joely Richardson, Adrian Lester
Black Mirror: Myha’la Herrold
The Boys: Jeffrey Dean Morgan
Bupkis: Joe Pesci
Chicago Med: Sasha Roiz, Lilah Richcreek Estrada
The Cleaning Lady: Chelsea Frei
Fatal Attraction: Doreen Calderon
A Gentleman in Moscow: Ewan McGregor
The Gilded Age: Melanie Nicholls-King
The Girls on the Bus: Scott Foley
Glamorous: Ricardo Chavira
Kaos: Debi Mazar
King Shaka: Charles Babalola, Aïssa Maïga, Thando Dlomo, Thapelo Mokoena, Warren Masemola
A Man in Full: Bill Camp
The Morning Show: Nicole Beharie
Only Murders in the Building: Paul Rudd
Orphan Black: Echoes: Amanda Fix, Avan Jogia
The Power: Toni Collette, Josh Charles
The Spiderwick Chronicles: Christian Slater, Lyon Daniels, Noah Cottrell
The Sterling Affairs: Cleopatra Coleman, Kelly AuCoin, Austin Scott, J. Alphonse Nicholson, Sheldon “Shel” Bailey, Sarunas J. Jackson, Charlie McElveen
Straight Man: Mireille Enos
Tiny Beautiful Things: Merritt Wever, Michaela Watkins, Owen Painter
Vampire Academy: Leo Woodall
The Way Home: Evan Williams
Zatima: Cameron Fuller, Remington Hoffman, Nzinga Imani, Jasmin Brown, Guyviaud Joseph, Danielle LaRoach

(Image courtesy of HBO.)

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