Caffeine – TV News – December 22nd Edition

We’ve got a bunch of year-end TV news announcements, like verdicts on shows being renewed or canceled going into the new year. But first . . .

Premiere dates:

January 10th: Medical Police
January 17th: Diary of a Future President

February 7th: High Maintenance
February 13th: Narcos

March 16th: The Plot Against America


Star Trek: Picard, Virgin River, Special, Van Helsing (for a fifth and final season), David Makes Man, The Family Business


Sweetbitter, Daybreak

Other headlines:

The Vampire Chronicles is not moving forward at Hulu.

Ordered to series:

Epix: A series based on Stephen King’s Jerusalem’s Lot starring Adrien Brody
ITV: Crime novel adaptation Grace starring John Simm
HBO/Sky: Alexander Payne crime drama Landscapers starring Olivia Colman

In development:

ABC: Romantic music drama Moss Landing, Zac Posen fashion drama The Prince, Disney fairy tale universe romantic anthology Epic
Amazon Studios: An adaptation of YA novel I Hope You Get This Message
CBS: A Tone Bell comedy, cop drama Cold Shoulder, a family comedy starring Iliza Shlesinger
Chernin: A scripted adaptation of podcast The Clearing
The CW: A reboot of The Game, action-drama series Infamous
Disney+: A Turner and Hooch series from Matt Nix
FOX: A wellness guru workplace comedy, cheerleader comedy The Sidelines starring Ali Larter
Fremantle: WWII series Spitfire Sisters from Natalie Dormer
HBO Max: Hamptons drama The Beach from Julie Plec
Legion M: Fantasy adaptation The Emperor’s Blades
NBC: Restaurant workplace comedy Bad Taste, forensics procedural No Stone Unturned, an AI comedy, a sister comedy from Kassia Miller
Quibi: Urban fantasy dramedy Dead Spots
Stone Village Television: An adaptation of Jeff Lindsay thriller Just Watch Me
Universal TV: A political drama inspired by Rita Levinson
Village Roadshow: An adaptation of all-female thriller The Athena Protocol

Leaving their shows:

American Gods: Mousa Kraish

Promoted to series regular:

Fear the Walking Dead: Mo Collins, Colby Hollman

Guest stars:

The Blacklist: Joely Richardson


#BlackExcellence: Ravi Cabot-Conyers, Genneya Walton, Justin Claiborne, Iman Benson, Scarlet Spencer, Richard Gardenhire Jr.
Americanah: Zackary Momoh, Uzo Aduba
Billions: Frank Grillo
Chicago Med: Jessy Schram
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: Sam Corlett, Skye P. Marshall, Jonathan Whitesell
The Crew: Gary Anthony Williams, Dan Ahdoot, Freddie Stroma, Sarah Stiles, Jillian Mueller
Dave: Taylor Misiak, Andrew Santino, GaTa, Travis Bennett, Christine Ko
Fargo: Karen Aldridge
Fear the Walking Dead: Zoe Colletti
Firefly Lane: Patrick Sabongui, Brendan Taylor
The Flight Attendant: Audrey Grace Marshall
The Good Fight: John Larroquette
Hollywood: Rob Reiner, Mira Sorvino, Michelle Krusiec
Homecoming: Joan Cusack, Mary Holland
Industry: Myha’la Herrold, Marisa Abela, Harry Lawtey, David Jonsson, Nabhaan Rizwan, Freya Mavor, Will Tudor, Conor Macneill, Ken Leung
Lord of the Rings: Morfydd Clark
Made for Love: Raymond Lee
Narcos: Mayra Hermosillo, Sosie Bacon, Andrés Londoño, Alex Knight, Miguel Rodarte, Jesse Garcia, Matt Biedel, Jesus Ochoa, Flavio Medina, Alberto Zeni, Jero Medina, Jose Julian, Noé Hernandez, Nat Faxon
S.W.A.T.: Bailey Chase
Saved by the Bell: John Michael Higgins
SEAL Team: Luis Jose Lopez
Shadow and Bone: Calahan Skogman, Zoë Wanamaker, Kevin Eldon, Julian Kostov, Luke Pasqualino, Jasmine Blackborow, Gabrielle Brooks
Sistas: Keena Ferguson
Vegas High: Jordana Spiro, Josh Andrés Rivera
Yellowjackets: Ava Allan, Courtney Eaton, Briana Venskus, Liv Hewson

(Image courtesy of CBS All Access.)

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