Caffeine – TV News – December 20th Edition

Caffeine – TV News – December 20th Edition

Time for one more big batch of TV news to end the very weird year of 2020! We’re taking next weekend off and will see you to catch up on everything in 2021!

Premiere dates:

January 14th: Search Party

February 21st: When Calls the Heart
February 24th: Snowfall


Servant, A.P. Bio, The Flight Attendant, Virgin River, Locke & Key, The Wilds



Other headlines:

Condor is moving to Epix for season two.

Matt Miller has joined the Peacemaker series as an EP.

Ordered to series:

Amazon: Boots Riley absurdist coming-of-age series I’m a Virgo
Apple TV+: Walter Mosley limited series The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey starring Samuel L. Jackson
BBC: An adaptation of Kate Atkinson’s Life After Life
Disney+: Star Wars series The Book of Boba Fett
Fox: A contemporary Fantasy Island anthology series
HBO: Movie star limited series Irma Vep starring Alicia Vikander
Showtime: Survival drama Yellowjackets

In development:

ABC: An All My Children primetime revival, Latinx family drama The Three Joaquins, an LA Law sequel starring Blair Underwood, comedy Guerrillas starring Al Madrigal and Jaime Camil
Amazon: Southern thriller Savannah, an adaptation of Bill Konigsberg’s The Bridge
Anonymous Content/Paramount TV: A new version of Little House on the Prairie
Bad Robot: An adaptation of Patrick Ness’ Cold War fantasy novel Burn
CBS: AI drama Burn In, family business drama The Brand, a blended family comedy starring Wayne Brady, agoraphobe comedy Little Shells, legal drama First Lady, parenting comedy Dadholes
The CW: An adaptation of M.K. England’s The Disasters, an All American spinoff about Simone
Disney+: Action-adventure drama Secret Guide to Celestial Creatures
Fox: A remake of British comedy Stath Lets Flats, family drama/thriller Daylight
FX: Comic-inspired drama Wyrd starring Matthew Rhys
HBO: Crime limited series Say Their Names, timber industry limited series Cutblock
Heyday TV: A drama based on Ted Chiang short story The Truth of Fact, The Truth of Feeling
Hulu: A Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee limited series starring Lily James and Sebastian Stan, a series based on podcast Wind of Change, Daniel Koren comedy Fruit Man
IMDb TV: Boarding school series Bright Young Things
Made Up Stories: An adaptation of Elizabeth Acevedo’s novel Clap When You Land
NBC: Superstore spinoff Bo & Cheyenne, Indian-American arranged marriage dramedy Matched, P.I. drama Sidekicks, a Night Court sequel with John Larroquette, Miami Beach thriller Heirs, Deaf actor/activist Nyle DiMarco drama Look at Me
Paramount Plus: Dark family comedy RIP
Peacock: Heather McMahon comedy Good Grief
Sister: A limited series adaptation of Lydia Millet’s A Children’s Bible
Sony Pictures TV: A scripted series based on Megan Rapinoe’s memoir One Life
TBS: Crime comedy The Final Friend
UCP: Rick James biographical series Super Freak

Not moving forward:

Fox: An Empire spinoff about Cookie
HBO Max: The Lizzie McGuire revival

Guest stars:

Red Bird Lane: Damon Dayoub


1899: Emily Beecham
All American: Lamon Archey, GG Townson
Black Mafia Family: Russell Hornsby, Steve Harris, Arkeisha “Kash Doll” Knight
Brand New Cherry Flavor: Hannah Levien, Leland Orser, Patrick Fischler
Bridge and Tunnel: Erica Hernandez
Call Your Mother: Jackie Seiden
City on a Hill: Leon
Dave: Meagan Holder
Debris: Gabrielle Ryan
Dopesick: Michael Stuhlbarg
First Wives Club: Michelle Mitchenor, Gary Dourdan, Essence Atkins, Jordan Carlos, Mikhail Keize
For All Mankind: Michaela Conlin
Guilty Party: Kate Beckinsale (replacing Isla Fisher)
Head of the Class: Gavin Lewis
Heels: David James Elliott, Joel Murray
Hightown: Crystal Lee Brown, Cecil Blutcher, Carlos Gomez, Barbara Weetman
Lucifer: Merrin Dungey, Brianna Hildebrand
Manifest: Mahira Kakkar, Ali Lopez-Sohaili
Never Have I Ever: Utkarsh Ambudkar, P.J. Byrne
The Offenders: Christopher Walken, Rhianne Barreto, Gamba Cole, Darren Boyd, Clare Perkins, Eleanor Tomlinson
The Old Man: Navid Negahban, Pej Vahdat
Peacemaker: Chukwudi Iwuji, Lochlyn Munro, Annie Chang, Christopher Heyerdahl
Power Book III: Raising Kenan: Natalee Linez, Annabelle Zasowski
Red Bird Lane: Crispin Glover, James Urbaniak, Jamie Clayton, Rya Kihlstedt, Grantham Coleman
The Resident: Jessica Lucas
The Sex Lives of College Girls: Dylan Sprouse
Slow Horses: Olivia Cooke, Jonathan Pryce, Kristin Scott Thomas, Jack Lowden
Superman & Lois: Adam Rayner
Walker: Jeffrey Nordling
Women of the Movement: Ray Fisher
Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist: Chip Zien

(Image courtesy of the Hallmark Channel.)

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