Caffeine – TV News – December 18th Edition

Welcome to the final TV news roundup of 2022! Since the next two Sundays are holidays, we’re going to take a little break, and I’ll catch you up on everything in January!

Premiere dates:

January 24th: How I Met Your Father

February 2nd: Freeridge
February 3rd: Dear Edward
February 15th: Wu-Tang: An American Saga
February 16th: The Upshaws
February 24th: Party Down

March 14th: Gotham Knights, Superman & Lois
March 17th: Power Book II: Ghost
March 19th: Sanditon


Quantum Leap, Yellowjackets, The Sex Lives of College Girls, The Santa Clauses, Sort Of


Minx, Dangerous Liaisons, The Nevers, Love Life, Sanditon (after the upcoming third season), Step Up, Warrior Nun, Shantaram, Blockbuster

Other headlines:

The three-way NCIS crossover has been pushed back a week to January 9th.

The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power has set an all-female directing team for season two.

Ordered to series:

Amazon Prime: Video game adaptation God of War, Reese Witherspoon cheerleading comedy All Stars
Apple: Mythic Quest companion series Mere Mortals
CBS: An adaptation of Jeffrey Deaver’s survivalist mystery novel The Never Game starring Justin Hartley
HBO: Julio Torres comedy series Little Films
Netflix: K-pop star coming-of-age romance Doona!

Pilot orders:

ABC: Medical drama The Hurt Unit
Disney+: A modern take on Witch Mountain starring Bryce Dallas Howard
FX: A U.S. version of British comedy Peep Show

In development:

ABC: An untitled legal drama from Natalie Callaghan and Alexi Hawley
Amazon: An adaptation of game Warhammer 40,000 produced by and starring Henry Cavill
BBC: Limited series Biafra from David Oyelowo
Black Jellybeans: Production company comedy Underdeveloped
Element Pictures: An adaptation of Nicola Dinan’s upcoming queer romance Bellies
Entertainment One: Robert De Niro crime drama Mr. Natural
Fifth Season: An adaptation of Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath, an adaptation of Rosie Walsh’s Love of My Life
NBC: CIA drama The Chase, a lunar colony medical drama, family dramedy For Better and Worse
Passenger/Sinestra: An adaptation of Nathan Newman’s novel How to Leave the House
Peacock: A horror thriller based on Robert McCammon’s novel Stringer
Red Marble Media: True crime podcast adaptation Proof
Sox Entertainment: NBA civil rights docudrama Big Men
Starz: British boxing drama Fightland from Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson

Guest stars:

CSI: Vegas: Eric Szmanda
The Flash: Nicole Maines
Genius: MLK/X: Jalyn Hall


1923: Joseph Mawle
Dark Matter: Amanda Brugel
The Decameron: Tony Hale, Zosia Mamet, Tanya Reynolds, Amar Chadha-Patel, Leila Farzad, Lou Gala, Karan Gill, Saoirse-Monica Jackson, Douggie McMeekin, Jessica Plummer
Dr. Death: Luke Kirby, Ashley Madekwe, Gustaf Hammarsten
Dune: The Sisterhood: Josh Heuston, Edward Davis
The Franchise: Billy Magnussen, Lolly Adefope, Darren Goldstein, Isaac Powell, Jessica Hynes, Daniel Brühl, Richard E. Grant
How to Be a Bookie: Maxim Swinton
The Other Black Girl: Garcelle Beauvais, Brian Baumgartner, Alyshia Ochse, Kate Owens
The Spiderwick Chronicles: Jack Dylan Grazer
Under the Bridge: Lily Gladstone
Unprisoned: Faly Rakotohavana, Jordyn McIntosh
We Were the Lucky Ones: Henry Lloyd-Hughes, Moran Rosenblatt, Sam Woolf, Michael Aloni

(Image courtesy of Hulu.)

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