Caffeine – TV News – December 18th Edition

Happy Holidays, TV news aficionados! I can’t believe we’re at the end of yet another year of this column. I’ve enjoyed putting it together for you, and I hope you’ve found it useful! Since the next two Sundays are both holidays and I’ll be traveling and visiting family, Caffeine is going to go on a little hiatus – but don’t worry: I’ll be back on January 8th, 2017 (!) to catch you up on all the news we’ve missed!

Premiere dates:
January 13th: Sneaky Pete
February 2nd: Superior Donuts
February 6th: Superior Donuts (timeslot premiere)
February 12th: The Walking Dead, The Missing
February 23rd: Sun Records (formerly Million Dollar Quartet)
March 8th: Underground
April 26th: The Handmaid’s Tale

Renewed: Stan Against Evil, Search Party, People of Earth, Haters Back Off

Canceled: Impastor, Salem, Marco Polo

ABC has ordered two additional episodes each for black-ish and The Goldbergs, plus one each for Speechless, American Housewife, Fresh Off the Boat, and The Middle.

Hulu has acquired British series National Treasure for the U.S. and will start streaming it on March 1st.

Emmy Rossum tweeted that she resolved her salary dispute, which presumably means that Shameless will be back, though that’s not official yet.

John Rogers will write and executive produce the Kingkiller Chronicle adaptation.

Steve Pink will direct the pilot of CMT’s His Wives and Daughters.

TNT is not moving forward with contemporary Civil War drama Civil.

Ordered to series:
ABC: Thriller Somewhere Between
Freeform: Best friend comedy Alone Together
TNT: Nail salon dramedy Claws

In development:
20th TV: HIMYM spinoff How I Met Your Father from This Is Us writers
A&E: Historical crime drama Baby Face
ABC: A Southern Gothic soap opera starring Reba McEntire, legal comedy Lawyer Up
Annapurna Pictures: Maria Semple adaptation Today Will Be Different starring Julia Roberts
CBS: A reboot of The Honeymooners
Fox: Family comedy The Bastard, A.I. drama Familiar
Freeform: Singles comedy It’s Not You from Adam and Naomi Scott
Hulu: A Foxy Brown reboot series starring Meagan Good
NBC: Parent blogger comedy #Blessed, a Single White Female reboot, a brothers comedy from Blake Griffin and Ryan Kalil
TBS: Space comedy Moon Cruise starring Michael Ian Black
UCP: A TV adaptation of podcast Homecoming from Sam Esmail, a Metropolis reboot also from Sam Esmail

Guest stars:
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow: Elyse Levesque
Doubt: Brendan Bradley
The Flash: Jessica Camacho
Fresh Off the Boat: Heather Locklear
The Good Fight: Carrie Preston
The Haves and the Have Nots: Brendan Bradley
Impulse: David James Elliott
One Day at a Time: Mackenzie Phillips

12 Monkeys: Hannah Waddingham, Faran Tahir
Animal Kingdom: Jennifer Landon
Atypical: Jenna Boyd
Billions: Asia Kate Dillon
The Blacklist: Redemption: Terry O’Quinn
GLOW: Chris Lowell, Alex Rich
The Haunted: Lyndsy Fonseca, Elizabeth Cappuccino
Impulse: Maddie Hasson, Sarah Desjardins, Missi Pyle, Enuka Okuma, Craig Arnold
Lost in Space: Ignacio Serricchio, Mina Sundwall
Mr. Mercedes: Kelly Lynch
Once Upon a Time: Brandon Spink
Riverdale: Molly Ringwald
Seven Seconds: Claire-Hope Ashitey
Star Trek: Discovery: Sonequa Martin-Green, Shazad Latif, Chris Obi, Mary Chieffo
This Is Us: Hari Dhillon
Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan: Wendell Pierce, Dina Shihabi, Ali Suliman

(Image courtesy of Hulu.)

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