Caffeine – TV News – December 12th Edition

This week’s batch of TV news brings us a whole bunch of show renewals, but first, some winter scheduling updates . . .

Premiere dates:

January 9th: Vienna Blood
January 13th: Walker (new date), Wolf Like Me
January 20th: La Fortuna
January 26th: Resident Alien, Astrid & Lilly Save the World
January 28th: The Woman in the House Across the Street from the Girl in the Window

March 31st: How We Roll


Fear the Walking Dead, Leverage: Redemption, The Sex Lives of College Girls, Truth Be Told, Outer Banks, Power Book II: Ghost, Invasion


A.P. Bio, Cowboy Bebop

Other headlines:

HBO’s L.A. Lakers series is now called Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty.

New showrunners:

Power Book II: Ghost: Brett Mahoney
Truth Be Told: Maisha Closson

Series orders:

BET+: Sistas spinoff Tyler Perry’s Zatima
HBO/Channel 4: Marlon James Jamaica-set detective series Get Millie Black

In development:

ABC: A contemporary adaptation of Tasha Alexander’s detective series Only to Deceive, medical drama Catching Babies, family comedy Full Bloom
Alcon Entertainment: A live-action series based on fantasy comic book series Battle Chasers
AR Content: Cold War LGBTQ+ dramedy Red Rainbow
CBS: Friendship comedy How to Get Over Brian Byers, therapy comedy Black in Therapy, immigration family comedy Tiny Putin
The CW: Walker 1800s prequel Walkr: Independence
Fox: Country music comedy Country Eastern
HBO: A Six Feet Under follow-up
HBO Max: A Batman spinoff centered on the Penguin starring Colin Farrell, comedy Bunny & Clyde
NBC: Presidential assassination attempt thriller Sky on Fire
Paramount+: Mob drama Kansas City from Taylor Sheridan and starring Sylvester Stallone
Peacock: Queer friendship comedy Landing
SK Global: An adaptation of Dean Koontz’s Nameless produced by and starring Henry Golding
Sobini Films: Brenda Jackson adaptation Voluptuous

Leaving their shows:

Wednesday: Thora Birch

Guest stars:

1883: Tom Hanks
The Last of Us: Nick Offerman (replacing Con O’Neill)


Fear the Walking Dead: Kim Dickens
NCIS: Meredith Eaton


1883: Graham Greene
À La Carte: Kandi Burruss, Robinne Lee, Kelly Price, Dorien Wilson
The Acolyte: Amandla Stenberg
All the Light We Cannot See: Aria Mia Loberti
The Big Door Prize: Chris O’Dowd
The Consultant: Brittany O’Grady, Nat Wolff
The Fall of the House of Usher: Frank Langella, Carla Gugino, Mary McDonnell, Carl Lumbly, Mark Hamill, Henry Thomas, Samantha Sloyan, T’nia Miller, Rahul Kohli, Kate Siegel, Sauriyan Sapkota, Zach Gilford, Katie Parker, Michael Trucco, Malcolm Goodwin, Crystal Balint, Kyliegh Curran, Paola Núñez, Aya Furukawa, Matt Biedel, Daniel Jun, Ruth Codd, Robert Longstreet, Annabeth Gish
George & Tammy: Steve Zahn
Kingdom Business: Yolanda Adams, Serayah
Law & Order: Camryn Manheim
Law & Order: Organized Crime: Robin Lord Taylor
Legacies: Rebecca Breeds
Naomi: Stephanie March
Ripley: Eliot Sumner
Tell Me Lies: Sonia Mena, Catherine Missal, Alicia Crowder
The Wheel of Time: Guy Roberts, Arnas Fedaravicius, Gregg Chillingirian

(Image courtesy of Syfy.)

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