Caffeine – TV News – August 2nd Edition

Caffeine – TV News – August 2nd Edition

Welcome to August. It was a slow TV news week but let’s see what we’ve got to catch up on.

Premiere dates:

August 22nd: Love in the Time of Corona

September 14th: We Are Who We Are
September 18th: Ratched
September 21st: L.A.’s Finest, Filthy Rich

October 15th: Star Trek: Discovery


P-Valley, Ms. Fisher’s Modern Murder Mysteries (now an Acorn exclusive), Money Heist (for a fifth and final season)

Other headlines:

Jonathan Levine will direct Nine Perfect Strangers.

Ordered to series:

Netflix: Limited series prequel The Witcher: Blood Origin

Acquired for the U.S.:

Acorn TV: Romantic procedural Cannes Confidential
Amazon: The BBC adaptation of Nancy Mitford’s The Pursuit of Love

In development:

ABC: Conspiracy thriller The Women
Appian Way: Aldous Huxley utopian adaptation Island
Freeform: Arab American immigrant dramedy Ya Bint
HBO: An adaptation of COVID-19 vaccine search book The First Shot from Adam McKay
Peacock: Black teen dramedy How to Survive Inglewood, a bounty hunter action comedy starring Damon Wayans Jr., Craig Robinson comedy Killing It
Showtime: A mob drama from Nicholas Pileggi
Simpson Street: An adaptation of Lillian Li’s Number One Chinese Restaurant
Sony Pictures TV: An adaptation of strip club memoir Master of Ceremonies
Synchronicity Films: An adaptation of Sri Lanka civil war novel Song of the Sun God

Promoted to series regular:

Grey’s Anatomy: Richard Flood, Anthony Hill
Station 19: Stefania Spampinato


Connecting: Parvesh Cheena
La Fortuna: Stanley Tucci
I Am Victoria: Suranne Jones, Ashley Walters
Nine Perfect Strangers: Michael Shannon
The Pursuit of Love: Andrew Scott, Emily Beecham, Dominic West, Dolly Wells, Beattie Edmondson, Assaad Bouab, Shazad Latif, Freddie Fox
Sweet Tooth: Dania Ramirez
Unsaid Stories…: Paapa Essiedu, Joe Cole

(Image courtesy of CBS.)

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