Caffeine – TV News – August 4th Edition

We’ve got a bunch more TV news from the TCA press tour this week! Brace yourselves!

Premiere dates:

August 23rd: 13 Reasons Why
August 25th: Ballers, Sink, Sank, Sunk

October 6th: Back to Life

November 3rd: Shameless, Kidding
November 17th: Ray Donovan

December 8th: The L Word: Generation Q, Work in Progress

February 9th: Homeland


Trinkets (for a second and final season), 13 Reasons Why (for a fourth and final season), Flack, City on a Hill



Other headlines:

There’s going to be a crossover between Marvel’s Runaways and Cloak and Dagger.

Stephen King will write the last “chapter” of the The Stand adaptation.

Courtney Lilly is the new showrunner of black-ish.

Natasha Lyonne will direct episodes of High Fidelity, Shrill, and the untitled Awkwafina series.

Pilot The Wrong Mans is not going forward at Showtime.

Ordered to series:

BET: Tyler Perry drama Sistas
CBS All Access: A new adaptation of The Man Who Fell to Earth
FX: Limited series A Teacher starring Kate Mara and Nick Robinson
HBO Max: A Greek mythology drama based on Madeline Miller’s novel Circe
Netflix: Family comedy The Big Show Show
Quibi: Kevin Hart comedic thriller Action Scene
Showtime: Family drama Rust starring Jeff Daniels, a Hedy Lamarr limited series from Sarah Treem starring Gal Gadot

Acquired for the U.S.:

PBS: BBC World War II drama World on Fire

Pilot orders:

FX: B.J. Novak anthology series Platform

Pilot/first episode directors:

Bridgerton: Julie Anne Robinson
The Expanding Universe of Ashley Garcia: Jody Margolin Hahn
I Know What You Did Last Summer: James Wan

In development:

ABC: Legal drama Fight Like a Girl
Amazon: A series adaptation of sci-fi film Fast Color
Apple: An English-language adaptation of Israeli thriller False Flag
CBS: Comedy Pretty from Lindsey Kraft and Santina Muha
CBS All Access: Video game history limited series Console Wars
Netflix: An adaptation of ballet novel Tiny Pretty Things
Quibi: A modern take on How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, a vampire drama

Guest stars:

Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Vanessa Bayer
Evil: John Glover
Kidding: Ariana Grande
Law & Order: SVU: Ariel Winter
No Good Nick: Charisma Carpenter
Supergirl: Jennifer Cheon Garcia


Bigger: Tanisha Long, Rasheda Crockett, Chase Anthony, Tristen Winter, Angell Conwell
BH90210: Denise Richards
black-ish: Loretta Devine
Bridgerton: Luke Thompson, Will Tilston, Florence Hunt, Ruby Stokes, Ben Miller, Bessie Carter, Harriet Cains, Martins Imhangbe, Lorraine Ashbourne
Chicago P.D.: Lisseth Chavez
A Discovery of Witches: Tom Hughes
Dynasty: Daniella Alonso (replacing Ana Brenda Contreras)
Flack: Daniel Dae Kim, Sam Neill
Good Trouble: Azita Ghanizada
The Good Lord Bird: Daveed Diggs, Wyatt Russell
Halo: Natascha McElhone, Bokeem Woodbine, Shabana Azmi, Bentley Kalu, Natasha Culzac, Kate Kennedy
Legacies: Alexis Denisof
Little Fires Everywhere: Jaime Ray Newman
Made for Love: Cristin Milioti
The Nevers: Olivia Williams, James Norton, Tom Riley, Ann Skelly, Ben Chaplin, Pip Torrens, Zackary Momoh, Amy Manson, Nick Frost, Rochelle Neil, Eleanor Tomlinson, Denis O’Hare
P-Valley: Josh Ventura
The Pale Horse: Rufus Sewell, Kaya Scodelario, Bertie Carvel, Sean Pertwee, Henry Lloyd-Hughes, Poppy Gilbert, Madeleine Bowyer, Ellen Robertson, Rita Tushingham, Sheila Atim, Kathy Kiera Clarke, Sarah Woodward, Georgina Campbell, Claire Skinner
Penny Dreadful: City of Angels: Sebastian Chacon
Project Blue Book: Jerod Haynes
Riverdale: Sam Witwer
Schooled: Kali Hawk
Showtime: Jason Clarke
The Sinner: Chris Messina
The Stand: James Marsden, Amber Heard, Odessa Young, Henry Zaga
Sweet Magnolias: JoAnna Garcia Swisher (replacing Monica Potter)
Tin Star: Ian Hart, Tanya Moodie, Joanne Whalley, Kerrie Hayes
Tiny Pretty Things: Jess Salgueiro
Titans: Genevieve Angelson
Twenties: Sean “Big Sean” Anderson
Your Honor: Michael Stuhlbarg, Sofia Black-D’Elia
Untitled ABC Nate Bargatze comedy pilot: Kurtwood Smith

(Image courtesy of Showtime.)

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