Caffeine – TV News – August 30th Edition

Caffeine – TV News – August 30th Edition

This week’s TV news brings us updates on a whole bunch of fall network premiere dates!

Premiere dates:

September 4th: Noughts + Crosses
September 14th: Wireless
September 21st: Manhunt: Deadly Games (broadcast premiere)
September 24th: Star Trek: Discovery (broadcast premiere)

October 1st: Connecting…
October 12th: One Day at a Time (broadcast premiere with season four)
October 22nd: Superstore
October 23rd: The Queen’s Gambit

November 10th: This Is Us
November 11th: Chicago Med, Chicago Fire, Chicago P.D.
November 12th: Law & Order: SVU
November 13th: The Blacklist

December 17th: The Stand




I’m Sorry, Altered Carbon

Other headlines:

In addition to its previously announced midseason shows, NBC is now holding Brooklyn Nine-Nine, New Amsterdam, and Law & Order: Organized Crime until next year.

David Hudgins will showrun the second season of FBI: Most Wanted.

Ordered to series:

ABC: Civil rights limited series Women of the Movement
Amazon: UK grime and drill drama series Jungle
Apple TV+: An adaptation of historical novel The Essex Serpent from and starring Keira Knightley
BBC One: A remake of German comedy Crime Scene Cleaner from and starring Greg Davies
Channel 4: Crime drama My Name Is Lizzie, drama The Birth of Daniel F Harris
ITV: Crime drama Viewpoint starring Noel Clarke
NBC/Peacock/USA Network: Limited series Joe Exotic starring Kate McKinnon
Netflix: A live-action Resident Evil series
OWN: Legal drama Deliliah
UMC: Male dating drama For the Love of Jason

Acquired for the U.S.:

Acorn: BBC One crime thriller Bloodlands
Peacock: BBC YA drama Noughts + Crosses

In development:

ABC: A matchmaking comedy from Nisha Ganatra
Amazon: An adaptation of Eoin Colfer’s fantasy thriller Highfire from and starring Nicolas Cage
Anonymous Content: World War II spy drama Code Name Helene starring Elizabeth Debicki
CBS All Access: Hip-hop cop drama Twenty Four Seven starring T.I.
CBS TV Studios: Jerry Bruckheimer political drama Game starring Martin Lawrence and Snoop Dogg
The CW: Live-action series The Powerpuff Girls from Diablo Cody, witness protection drama The Pretenders
Fox: Music legend anthology series Icon starting with a series about Naomi and Wynonna Judd, Coast Guard drama Interceptor
HBO: A series based on Michael Crichton’s novel Sphere
Lionsgate TV: An adaptation of Chuck Wendig’s Wanderers
Peacock: Dystopian sci-fi series Skywatch
Stampede Ventures: Coming-of-age dramedy Aftercare Instructions

Promoted to series regular:

9-1-1: John Harlan Kim


The Beast Must Die: Cush Jumbo, Billy Howle, Nathaniel Parker, Geraldine James, Maeve Dermody, Mia Tomlinson, Barney Sayburn
FBI: Katherine Renee Turner
Generation: Nathan Stewart-Jarrett
Gossip Girl: Jordan Alexander
Heels: Mary McCormack
Invasion: Sam Neill, Shamier Anderson, Golshifteh Farahani, Firas Nassar, Shioli Kutsuna
Maid: Margaret Qualley, Nick Robinson
Shining Vale: Gus Birney, Dylan Gage
Social Distance: Danielle Brooks, LaRita Brooks, DJ Brooks, Marsha Stephanie Blake, Rocco Luna, Misha Brooks, Isabella Ferreira, Oscar Nunez, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Tom Costanzo, Luca Costanzo, Guillermo Diaz, Miguel Sandoval, Camila Perez, Olli Haaskivi, Giana Aragon, Mike Colter, Okieriete Onaodowan, Heather Burns, Ajay Naidu, Shakira Barrera, Steven Weber, Jack Hohnen-Weber, Helena Howard, Asante Blackk, Ayize Ma’at, Lovie Simone, Max Jenkins, Brian Jordan Alvarez, Peter Vack, Rana Roy, Peter Scanavino, Leo Bai-Scanavino, Ali Ahn, Tami Sagher, Barbara Rosenblat, Michael Mulheren, Becky Ann Baker, Dylan Baker, Sunita Mani, Raymond Anthony Thomas, Marcia Debonis, Kylie Liya Page, Lachlan Watson, David Iacono, Will Meyers, Niles Fitch, Ava Demary
The Surrealtor: Tim Rozon, Sarah Levy, Adam Korson, Maurice Dean Wint, Savannah Basley, Tennille Read

(Image courtesy of Pop TV.)

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