Caffeine – TV News – December 19th Edition

Time to buckle up for one last big batch of TV news before things get very quiet for the rest of the month! (Though I’ll be here to tell you what if any news there is the next few weeks – just not expecting much!)

Premiere dates:

January 14th: After Life

February 4th: Suspicion
February 13th: Bel-Air
February 14th: State of the Union
February 18th: Severance
February 20th: Killing Eve
February 28th: Better Things

March 3rd: The Dropout


CSI: Vegas, Servant (for a fourth and final season), Why Women Kill, Yellowjackets


Bigger, Diary of a Future President, Head of the Class, Julie and the Phantoms

Other headlines:

Jeff Garlin has left The Goldbergs following an HR investigation.

Danny Elfman will write the theme and score for Wednesday.

Perry Mason has set its season two directors.

Charles Randolph will write Adam McKay’s HBO COVID-19 vaccine drama.

Ordered to series:

Amazon Prime: Australian high-concept comedy Class of ’07
Netflix: Spy drama Treason starring Olga Kurylenko, Oona Chaplin, and Charlie Cox

Acquired for the U.S.:

AMC+: British spy drama The Ipcress File
Netflix: Vicente Fernandez bio-series The Idol of the People starring Jaime Camil

In development:

ABC: Marketing workplace comedy XYZ
Amazon: An adaptation of fantasy novel The Atlas Six
AMC Studios: An adaptation of Rebecca Roanhorse’s pre-Columbian saga Black Sun
Apple TV+: Detective series Sugar starring Colin Farrell
CBS: Wedding venue workplace comedy Wouldn’t It Be Nice, U.S. marshal drama Five Point, coroner drama Body Farm, family comedy The Monroes & Tony
The CW: DC Comics adaptation Gotham Knights, a new Sweet Valley High adaptation, murder mystery podcast drama Clubhouse, dating board game supernatural drama Be Mine
Disney Branded Television: A Zorro series starring Wilmer Valderrama
Disney+: Goonies reenactment series Our Time from Sarah Watson, an adaptation of John Corey Whaley’s book Noggin
Fox: A dark comedic adaptation of TJ Middleton’s Cliffhanger novels, miracle drama The Incident
NBC: Supernatural small town drama This Beautiful Life, an adaptation of Kristy Woodson Harvey’s Peachtree Bluff novels, legal thriller Honor
Netflix: YA boarding school thriller Arbor Hall, a female-driven Western based on comic The Hated, a Frank Sinatra biographical series
Peacock: Presidential assassination series American Assassin from Chuck Todd
Sreda Global: Titanic thriller Dead Reckoning
Starz: Murder trial hiphop anthology series season A Moment in Time: Murder was the Case from Snoop Dogg and 50 Cent, African warrior queen drama Queen Nzinga starring Yetide Badaki

Leaving their shows:

Legacies: Kaylee Bryant

Guest stars:

Better Things: Lena Waithe, Ron Cephas Jones, Danny Trejo, Marty Krofft, Clive Russell, Casey Wilson, Rainbow Sun Francks, Angela Kinsey, Kevin Michael Richardson, Nelson Lee, Lennon Parham, Usman Ally
Blue Bloods: Jimmy Buffett
The Cleaning Lady: Lou Diamond Phillips, Gracie Phillips
iCarly: Josh Peck


Good Omens: Jon Hamm, Doon Mackichan, Gloria Obianyo
Law & Order: Sam Waterston


All American: Homecoming: Mitchell Edwards
Anansi Boys: Amarah-Jae St. Aubyn, Grace Saif
Avatar: The Last Airbender: Elizabeth Yu, Yvonne Chapman, Tamlyn Tomita, Casey Camp-Horinek, Maria Zhang
The Big Door Prize: Gabrielle Dennis, Damon Gupton, Josh Segarra, Sammy Fourlas
The Cleaning Lady: Liza Weil, Eva De Dominici
Good Omens: Liz Carr, Quelin Sepulveda, Shelley Conn
How We Roll: Tahj Mowry, Rondi Reed, Judy Kain, Amanda Perez, Matt McCarthy
Law & Order: Odelya Halevi
Legacies: Zane Phillips
Players: Alexa Mansour
Reasonable Doubt: Michael Ealy, Thadeus J. Mixson, Aderinsola Olabode, Pauletta Washington, Sean Patrick Thomas
Riverdale: Chris O’Shea
Three Women: John Patrick Amedori

(Image courtesy of Hulu.)

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