Caffeine – TV News – December 17th Edition

Take a break from your holiday preparations for the week’s TV news, including a bunch of show renewals and winter and spring premiere dates!

Premiere dates:

January 6th: Falling Water
January 9th: This Is Us (new date)

February 1st: A.P. Bio
February 11th: Homeland
February 16th: Mozart in the Jungle
February 25th: The Walking Dead
February 27th: Unsolved
February 28th: Designated Survivor

March 2nd: Once Upon a Time
March 4th: The Good Fight
March 7th: Hap and Leonard: The Two-Bear Mambo
March 20th: Shadowhunters (new date)
March 27th: Roseanne

May 13th: Little Women


Victoria, Marvel’s The Punisher, Mr. Robot, Frontier, Curb Your Enthusiasm


Love (after the upcoming third season)

Other headlines:

Saladin K. Patterson is the new showrunner for The Last O.G.

Vic Mahoney will direct multiple episodes of One Day She’ll Darken.

Ordered to series:

ABC: An Alec Baldwin family comedy from Kenya Barris
Apple: A Ronald D. Moore space drama
Netflix: High school comedy On My Block from Lauren Iungerich

U.S. rights acquired:

Netflix: Sean Bean drama The Frankenstein Chronicles

In development:

CBS: Commercial space travel workplace comedy Spaced Out from Bill Lawrence
The CW: Futuristic psychological thriller Lady in the Mask
Europacorp: An adaptation of cyberpunk action game Ruiner
Fortitude International: Action-adventure series Soldiers of Fortune starring Olivier Martinez
FOX: Family murder mystery soap Searching for Me
Freeform: Thriller The Kill Book
NBC: Museum comedy Natural History from Chris Hardwick, interracial brothers-in-law comedy Family’s Family, a Casey Wilson comedy, an IT Crowd remake
Netflix: A limited series about Watergate from George Clooney
Polygram Entertainment: A series based on the real-life NYPD Rap Intelligence Unit

Not moving forward:

USA Network: Olive Forever

Guest stars:

The Affair: Phoebe Tonkin, Amy Irving
Champions: Hasan Minhaj
Imposters: Bruce Davison
Law & Order: SVU: Martin Donovan, Yasmine Al Massri
NCIS: Gabrielle Carteris


Arrow: Colton Haynes


Carnival Row: Andrew Gower, Jamie Harris
Champions: Ginger Gonzaga
City on a Hill: Jill Hennessy, Kevin Chapman, Jere Shea, Lauren E. Banks
Empire: Nicole Ari Parker
Get Christie Love: Kylie Bunbury
Good Omens: Derek Jacobi
Hawaii Five-0: Vincent Pastore
Homeland: Costa Ronin
Imposters: Abby Miller
Kidding: Catherine Keener
Reverie: Jon Fletcher
Supergirl: Krys Marshall
Unsolved: Amirah Vann

(Image courtesy of PBS.)

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