Caffeine – TV News – December 15th Edition

TV news is headed toward the holiday lull, but this week we’ve got a bunch of winter premiere dates and other bits and pieces!

Premiere dates:

January 1st: Spinning Out
January 4th: Dracula
January 15th: Grace and Frankie
January 19th: Avenue 5, Curb Your Enthusiasm
January 23rd: October Faction
January 24th: The Ranch
January 28th: Miracle Workers: Dark Ages
January 30th: The Stranger

February 6th: The Sinner, Briarpatch, Interrogation

March 18th: Little Fires Everywhere


The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Little America


Brockmire (after the upcoming fourth season), Reef Break

Other headlines:

The NBC app has a new New Amsterdam digital series.

Lulu Wang is joining The Expatriates as a writer/EP/director.

Lin Oeding will direct Action Scene at Quibi.

Ordered to series:

BBC One: An adaptation of Nancy Mitford’s The Pursit of Love starring Lily James

In development:

ABC: Latina family comedy Bridges
The CW: Millennial OCD dark comedy Obsessed
FilmNation: An adaptation of Susan Choi’s Trust Exercise
Fox: Friendship comedy Re-friended, empty nester comedy Kidless, marriage comedy People Person
HBO Max: Dani Fernandez comedy 1% Happy, Vacation spinoff comedy The Griswolds from Johnny Galecki, an adaptation of Neal Stephenson’s Snow Crash
Hivemind: An adaptation of book series The Illuminatus! Trilogy
NBC: Workplace comedy Beach Watch, Antarctica comedy Life at the Bottom
Netflix: A series about the founding of Spotify, an adaptation of Neal Shusterman’s Game Changer
Quibi: A Code 8 spinoff starring Robbie Amell and Stephen Amell, comedy Black Coffee from Gabrielle Union, gaming thriller Curs_r
Showtime: An adaptation of Michael Chabon’s The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay, an adaptation of Ayelet Waldman’s A Really Good Day starring Anna Chlumsky

Leaving their shows:

American Gods: Orlando Jones (under circumstances that are somewhat unclear as of this writing)
The Lord of the Rings: Will Poulter

Promoted to series regular:

Chicago Fire: Alberto Rosende

Guest stars:

Doctor Who: Laura Fraser, Anjli Mohindra
The Purge: Ethan Hawke
The Stand: Natalie Martinez


The Flash: Keiynan Lonsdale


Billions: Roma Maffia, Daniel Breaker
Bless This Mess: Nicole Richie
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier: Demond Chiam, Miki Ishikawa
The Last O.G.: Chelsea Frei
The Lord of the Rings: Ema Horvath
Snowpiercer: Sakina Jaffrey, Damian Young
Supergirl: Thomas Lennon
Your Honor: Margo Martindale

(Image courtesy of the BBC.)

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