Caffeine – TV News – August 5th Edition

This week we’ve got lots more TV news from TCA, as well as extremely exciting news for Timeless and Star Trek fans!

Premiere dates:

September 9th: The Last Ship
September 14th: Forever
September 21st: Maniac

October 26th: Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

November 16th: The Kominsky Method

January 13th: Victoria


Fargo (officially), Love Is ____, American Horror Story


The Dangerous Book for Boys

Other headlines:

Timeless is getting a two-hour wrap-up movie!

Gloria Calderon Kellett will direct the last two episodes of season three of One Day at a Time.

Tom Fontana will showrun City on a Hill.

Sarah Paulson and Evan Peters will direct episodes of American Horror Story: Apocalypse.

Ordered to series:

Acorn TV: Detective series Queens of Mystery
CBS: A new Star Trek series about Captain Picard starring Patrick Stewart
FX: Silicon Valley limited series Devs, limited series Shogun about feudal Japan
HBO: Teen drama Euphoria starring Zendaya and produced by Drake, an adaptation of The Time Traveler’s Wife from Steven Moffat
Hulu: Lindy West comedy Shrill starring Aidy Bryant
Netflix: Miniseries Madam C.J. Walker starring Octavia Spencer, international music industry crime drama White Lines
PBS: Newspaper drama Press

Acquired for the U.S.:

PBS: Ruth Wilson historical drama Mrs. Wilson
Sundance: Jenna Coleman psychological drama The Cry

Pilot orders:

Showtime: Central Florida drama Queen Fur starring Lily Mae Harrington

In development:

Amazon: A globe-hopping family drama series from Kevin Kwan
Amblin Entertainment: Women’s voting drama The Women’s Hour from Hillary Clinton and Steven Spielberg
AMC: A drama based on Hugh Howey’s post-apocalyptic novel Wool
FOX: A 24 prequel and a 24-related legal drama
HBO: A surreal dark comedy from Kid Fury and Lena Waithe, a comedy based on sci-fi podcast Lesser Gods
Mammoth Screen: An adaptation of The Count of Monte Cristo
Skybound: Comic adaptation Eclipse
Sony Pictures TV: A The Facts of Life reboot from Leonardo DiCaprio and Jessica Biel
Warner Bros.: An ALF reboot

Not moving forward:

FX: Feud: Charles and Diana
Showtime: Drama series Guantanamo

Pilot directors:

The Act: Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre
Briarpatch: Ana Lily Amirpour
Dare Me: Steph Green
Slaughterhouse-Five: Kari Skogland
The Wilds: Susanna Fogel

Promoted to series regular:

I Feel Bad: Brian George, Madhur Jaffrey

Guest stars:

Blindspot: Dustin Milligan, Annie Q.
Fuller House: Josh Peck
Legacies: Steven R. McQueen
Midnight, Texas: Trace Lysette
One Day at a Time: Co-showrunner Gloria Calderon Kellett


The Flash: Susan Walters


American Horror Story: Apocalypse: Jessica Lange
Bosch: Ryan Hurst
Central Park Five: Niecy Nash, Kylie Bunbury, Storm Reid, Aunjanue Ellis, Marsha Stephanie Blake
Chicago Fire: Kristen Gutoskie
Dead to Me: Linda Cardellini
Dirty John: Jake Abel, David Barrera
Doom Patrol: Diane Guerrero
Erase: Donald Faison, Eric Nelsen
Fargo: Chris Rock
First Wives Club: Jill Scott, Michelle Buteau
Gold Digger: Julia Ormond
Grey’s Anatomy: Chris Carmack
How to Get Away with Murder: Timothy Hutton
Legacies: Peyton Alex Smith
Less Than Zero: Austin Abrams, Lily Donoghue, Cooper Koch, Keenan Jolliff, Ronen Rubinstein, James Bloor
The Magicians: Jolene Purdy
Melange: Morgan Fairchild, Omar Sharif Jr., Robert Newman, Scott Evans, Anne Ramsay, Perez Hilton, Darnell Williams, Alex Newell, Diana DeGarmo, Mark Indelicato, Kristen Alderson, Laith Ashley, Ilene Kristen, Maya Days, Pamela Winslow Kashani, David A. Gregory
A Million Little Things: Sam Huntington
Robbie: Beau Bridges
Roswell, New Mexico: Riley Voelkel
See: Yadira Guevara-Prip, Nesta Cooper, Sylvia Hoeks, Archie Madekwe
Supergirl: Brent Spiner
Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan: Michael Kelly
The Wilds: Mia Healey, Helena Howard, Reign Edwards, Shannon Berry
Y: Timothy Hutton
Untitled FOX Leah Remini sitcom: Kaitlin Olson, Rob Riggle

(Image courtesy of NBC.)

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