Caffeine – TV News – August 7th Edition

Critics and journalists spent the week at TCA Press Tour, which means we have a ton of TV news for you. Ready?

Premiere dates:
September 5th: Mary + Jane, Loosely Exactly Nicole
September 16th: Z Nation
September 23rd: Van Helsing
September 27th: Channel Zero: Candle Cove, Aftermath
October 2nd: Ash Vs. Evil Dead, Blunt Talk
October 13th: Falling Water
October 16th: Eyewitness
October 26th: Rectify
October 31st: People of Earth
November 15th: Good Behavior
November 16th: Nightcap
November 20th: The Librarians
November 21st: Search Party
November 30th: Incorporated
January 24th: Switched at Birth

Rogue has been renewed for a fourth and final season.

Also renewed: Suits, The Last Ship, The Girlfriend Experience, Queen Sugar

Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce will end with season five.

Also cancelled: Houdini & Doyle, Powers

Aquarius is moving back to Saturdays starting August 27th.

Calista Flockhart will indeed be back on Supergirl, but as a recurring guest star rather than a regular.

Regina King will direct an episode of Pitch.

Showrunner Ed Decter has left Shadowhunters.

ABC has supposedly had “conversations” about a Star Wars TV show, but it sounds like you shouldn’t hold your breath.

Sundance TV has picked up the second season of The A Word in the U.S. Meanwhile, the CBC has picked the show up in Canada.

Netflix will co-produce ITV thriller Paranoid.

New executive producers:
Havana Quartet: Tom Fontana

Ordered to series:
ABC: Missing child drama 10 Days in the Valley starring Kyra Sedgwick (replacing Demi Moore)
Amazon/Sky: Roman invasion drama Britannia
Audience Network: Antoine Fuqua diamond trader drama Ice
HBO: Duplass brothers anthology comedy Room 104
Pop: Joey McIntyre sitcom The Joey Mac Project
TBS: Greg Garcia sitcom The Guest Book
TruTV: Bobcat Goldthwait anthology comedy Messed Up Stories

Pilot orders:
TBS: Hamish Linklater and Wanda Sykes comedy World’s End
TNT: Post-Civil War drama Monsters of God

In development:
A&E: An adaptation of Dutch pot growing drama Holland’s Hoop
Amazon: Marta Kauffman family drama Emmis
Cinemax: Crime thriller Micronesian Blues from Jonathan Tropper, Greg Yaitanes, and Patrick Dempsey
Freeform: Consignment store comedy Stuff
HBO: ISIS miniseries Black Flags from Bradley Cooper, Marta Kauffman miniseries We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves starring Natalie Portman
Investigation Discovery: A scripted limited series based on true crime stories from James Patterson
NBC: Warren Leight hospital drama Salvation, medical thriller Waking Lions
Paramount TV: Tim Murphy novel adaptation Christodora
Showtime: Dark medical drama The City from Antoine Fuqua
Skydance: An adaptation of Japanese franchise Sword Art Online
Starz: Pole dancer drama Pussy Valley, comedy The Dirty Girls Social Club based on Alisa Valdes’s novel, 50 Cent superhero drama Tomorrow, Today, telenovela Teresa
The Weinstein Company: A political drama based on Richard North Patterson’s Kerry Kilcannon novels

TV One’s movie Media is indeed a backdoor pilot.

Cruel Intentions: not dead yet.

Riz Ahmed is writing a series about a British-Pakistani family.

Steven Bochco is working on an L.A. Law reboot.

Pilot Prototype is not moving forward at Syfy. Same with Chad at Fox.

Guest stars:
black-ish: Jim Rash
Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Ken Marino
How to Get Away with Murder: Esai Morales, Amy Madigan
Life in Pieces: Megan Mullally, Nick Offerman
Mary + Jane: Snoop Dogg
Modern Family: Nathan Fillion, Martin Short
Nightcap: Gwyneth Paltrow, Sarah Jessica Parker, Paul Rudd, Kelly Ripa, Debra Messing, Whoopi Goldberg, George Stephanopoulos, Denis Leary, Michael J. Fox, Andy Cohen, Mark Cuban, Mark Consuelos, Jim Gaffigan, Janeane Garofalo, Mariska Hargitay, Jim Norton, Rosie Perez, Joel Schumacher
Notorious: Sean Combs
The Real O’Neals: Jane Lynch, RuPaul, Tyler Oakley, Lance Bass
This Is Us: Katey Sagal, Brad Garrett

American Crime: Lili Taylor
Madam Secretary: Morgan Freeman, Jane Pauley
The Mindy Project: B.J. Novak
Mom: Rosie O’Donnell
Once Upon a Time: David Anders
The Vampire Diaries: Tristin Mays

The 100: Chai Romruen
Altered Carbon: James Purefoy, Martha Higareda, Dichen Lachman, Leonardo Nam
Broken: Sean Bean
Chicago Fire: Scott Elrod
Chicago Med: Ato Essandoh
Claws: Karrueche Tran
Code Black: Kathleen Rose Perkins
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow: Matthew MacCaull
Delicious: Emilia Fox, Iain Glen, Sheila Hancock
Designated Survivor: Ashley Zukerman
Dimension 404: Kenneth Choi, Cody Johns
Disjointed: Jessica Lu, Tone Bell
Frequency: Alexandra Metz
Guerrilla: Babou Ceesay, Rory Kinnear, Daniel Mays, Zawe Ashton
I’m Dying Up Here: Jeffrey Nordling, Obba Babatunde
Ice: Cam Gigandet, Jeremy Sisto, Donald Sutherland, Ray Winstone, Raymond J. Barry
Incorporated: Denyse Tontz
Lethal Weapon: Richard Cabral
The Magicians: Rizwan Manji
Man with a Plan: Liza Snyder, Kevin Nealon
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Jason O’Mara
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel: Rachel Brosnahan
Masters of Sex: Kelli O’Hara, Corey Reynolds
McMafia: James Norton
The Middle: Greer Grammer
The Mindy Project: Bryan Greenberg, Rebecca Rittenhouse
Outsiders: Amanda Brooks
Pitch: JoAnna Garcia Swisher, B.J. Britt
Scandal: Jessalyn Gilsig (replacing Joelle Carter)
Sleepy Hollow: Jeremy Davies, Rachel Melvin, Oona Yaffe, Jerry MacKinnon
Sneaky Pete: Karolina Wydra, Pej Vahdat
Supergirl: Katie McGrath
Superstore: Michael Bunin
World’s End: Maribeth Monroe

(Image courtesy of the Audience Network.)

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