Caffeine – TV News – August 8th Edition

I’m back from vacation, so let’s jump right in and catch up on a big two weeks of TV news!

Premiere dates:

September 8th: Doogie Kameāloha, M.D.
September 10th: Pretty Hard Cases (on IMDb TV in the U.S.)
September 16th: The Premise, Dan Brown’s The Lost Symbol
September 20th: 9-1-1, The Big Leap
September 21st: The Resident, Our Kind of People
September 22nd: Dear White People
September 23rd: Creepshow
September 24th: Goliath

October 13th: Dopesick

November 7th: Dexter: New Blood
November 19th: The Great
November 24th: Hawkeye

September 2nd, 2022 (yes, really): The Lord of the Rings


Snowpiercer, Sweet Tooth, The Chi, Physical, Love, Victor, The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers


Little Voice, Panic

Other headlines:

Star Jodie Whittaker and showrunner Chris Chibnall are leaving Doctor Who.

Roku is reportedly working on a two-hour wrap-up movie for Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist.

On DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Matt Ryan is switching to a different character and Amy Louise Pemberton will appear in person, not just by voice.

IMDb TV has picked up Australian series Troppo.

Co-showrunner Stephany Folsom has left Paper Girls.

Alex Gibney will EP the limited series about judo champions Saeid Mollaei and Sagi Muki.

T.J. Brady and Rasheed Newson are taking over as showrunners of Bel-Air.

Overlook is not moving forward at HBO Max but may wind up elsewhere.

Ordered to series:

Acorn TV: Australian mystery series Darby & Joan
Amazon: Canadian comedy The Lake starring Jordan Gavaris, Julia Stiles, and Madison Shamoun
BBC One: Hotel shooting miniseries Crossfire from and starring Keeley Hawes
BET+: A limited series revival of Real Husbands of Hollywood
Disney+: Marriage murder drama Wedding Season
Hulu: Relationship drama Tell Me Lies starring Grace Van Patten, Chris Estrada comedy This Fool
Peacock: Limited series Days of Our Lives: Beyond Salem
Syfy: Dramedy Reginald the Vampire starring Jacob Batalon

Pilot orders:

Hulu: Comedy Reboot starring Keegan-Michael Key and Johnny Knoxville

In development:

ABC: A Mexican-American family comedy directed by Eva Longoria
Anonymous Content: A Cold War series with Robert Baer
Blumhouse TV: WWE limited series The United States of America vs. Vince McMahon
Burn These Words: Actress comedy The Show starring Ellyn Daniels and James D’Arcy
CBC: Mark Critch autobiographical coming-of-age comedy Son of a Critch
Fabel Entertainment: An adaptation of horror novel Empire of Wild
Fox: A Nashville-set comedy from and starring Patricia Heaton, an adaptation of Joshilyn Jackson’s suspense novel Never Have I Ever
Global Screen/Elsani & Neary Media: A series about the Berlin Wall escape tunnel
HBO: An adaptation of Octavia Butler’s Fledgling, boarding house comedy If You Lived with Me You’d Be Home by Now
HBO Max: An adaptation of Colson Whitehead’s Sag Harbor
Mark Gordon Pictures: A limited series based on Walter Isaacson’s CRISPR book The Code Breaker
MGM: An adaptation of Wednesday Martin’s memoir Primates of Park Avenue
NBC: A sign language interpreter workplace comedy starring Marlee Matlin
Netflix: A live-action Pokemon series from Joe Henderson, darkly comedic family crime drama Nice Jewish Girls
Picturestart: An adaptation of Maggie Shipstead’s historical novel Great Circle
Portal A: Sci-fi action horror series Reaver X Specter
Radar Pictures: An adaptation of Mercedes Lackey’s valdemar universe fantasy series
TBS: The previously-announced Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman remake starring Emily Hampshire
Universal: A Waterworld sequel series

Leaving their shows:

Big Sky: Britt Robertson, Michelle Forbes

Promoted to series regular:

Young Rock: Matthew Willig
Young Sheldon: Wyatt McClure

Guest stars:

The Dropout: Sam Waterston, Kurtwood Smith, Anne Archer
Fantasy Island: Eric Winter, Debbi Morgan, Leslie Jordan
Law & Order: Organized Crime: Ellen Burstyn
A League of Their Own: Rosie O’Donnell


The Game: Brittany Daniel, Pooch Hall
Law & Order: Organized Crime: Dylan McDermott


1883: Sam Elliott, Faith Hill, Tim McGraw
A.P. Bio: Bruce Campbell
Anansi Boys: Delroy Lindo
And Just Like That . . .: Alexa Swinton, Cree Cicchino, Cathy Ang, Niall Cunningham, ​​Isaac Powell, Brenda Vaccaro, Ivan Hernandez, Julie Halston, Christopher Jackson, LeRoy McClain
Batwoman: Nick Creegan
The Big Leap: Adam Kaplan, Tom Lennon, Robert Wisdom
Breathe: Florencia Lozano, Juan Pablo Espinosa
Cherish the Day: Richard Roundtree, Terri J. Vaughn
Dead Ringers: Poppy Liu
Doctor Who: Jacob Anderson
The Dropout: Dylan Minnette, Alan Ruck, Bashir Salahuddin, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Hart Bochner, James Hiroyuki Liao, Nicky Endres, Camryn Mi-Young Kim, Andrew Leeds
Echoes: Matt Bomer
Euphoria: Minka Kelly, Dominic Fike, Demetrius ‘Lil Meech’ Flenory Jr.
The First Lady: Lily Rabe, Clea DuVall, Charlie Plummer
From: Shaun Majumder, Avery Konrad, Hannah Cheramy, Simon Webster, Ricky He, Chloe Van Landschoot, Pegah Ghafoori
The Game: Adriyan Rae, Vaughn Hebron, Analisa Velez
Getaway: Matt Long, Marg Helgenberger, Jasmine Mathews, E.J. Bonilla
Hard Cell: Christian Brassington, Niky Wardley, Lorna Brown, Caroline Harding, Jola Olajide, Duncan Wisbey
Impeachment: American Crime Story: Cobie Smulders (replacing Betty Gilpin)
Irma Vep: Byron Bowers, Tom Sturridge
Law & Order: Organized Crime: Ron Cephas Jones, Vinnie Jones
Lightyears: Beth Lacke, Stephen Louis Grush, Cass Buggé
Long Slow Exhale: Melissa Saint-Amand
Love and Death: Keir Gilchrist, Elizabeth Marvel, Tom Pelphrey
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel: Alfie Fuller
Moonhaven: Amara Karan, Joe Manganiello
New Amsterdam: Michelle Forbes
Olga Dies Dreaming: Aubrey Plaza, Ramón Rodríguez
One of Us Is Lying: Martin Bobb-Semple, Karim Diané, George Ferrier, Miles J. Harvey, Zenia Marshall, Sara Thompson
Our Flag Means Death: Leslie Jones, Nat Faxon
Paper Empire: Danny Glover, Richard Grieco
The Premise: Ben Platt, Tracee Ellis Ross, Daniel Dae Kim, Lola Kirke, Soko, Jermaine Fowler, Ayo Edebiri, Eric Lange
Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin: Bailee Madison
Rap Sh*t: Daniel Augustin, Ashlei Sharpe Chestnut, Amandla Jahava, Jaboukie Young-White
The Serpent Queen: Raza Jaffrey, Sennia Nanua
The Sinner: Joe Cobden
Someone Out There: Ed Weeks, Kimia Behpoornia, Percy Daggs IV, Elizabeth Allhands
The Staircase: Justice Leak
Succession: Ella Rumpf
The Summer I Turned Pretty: Sean Kaufman, Minnie Mills, Alfredo Narciso, Summer Madison, David Iacono, Rain Spencer, Tom Everett Scott
Super Pumped: Kerry Bishé
The Terminal List: Jai Courtney
Three Women: DeWanda Wise
Three-Body Problem: Eliza Gonzalez (though this doesn’t seem official yet)
Uncoupled: Neil Patrick Harris
The Walking Dead: Ian Anthony Dale, Laurie Fortier
Wednesday: Luis Guzmán
Why Didn’t They Ask Evans?: Emma Thompson, Jim Broadbent
The Wonder Years: Allen Maldonado

(Image courtesy of Marvel.)

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