Caffeine – TV News – December 2nd Edition

This week’s TV news brings us a bunch of exciting winter premiere dates, plus casting and a surprise cancellation!

Premiere dates:

December 7th: t@gged

January 9th: Schooled
January 10th: Fam
January 28th: I Am the Night

February 4th: Man with a Plan
February 10th: The Walking Dead
February 21st: The Oath

April 5th: Chilling Adventures of Sabrina




Daredevil, Another Period, Code Black (officially)

Other headlines:

NBC has ordered additional episodes for Chicago Med, Chicago Fire, and Chicago PD.

ABC has ordered an additional episode of American Housewife.

Gotham‘s 100th episode will be written and directed by stars Ben McKenzie and Erin Richards, respectively.

The new First Wives Club series will now air on BET.

Stephen Schiff will showrun the Diego Luna Star Wars show.

Vishal Bhardwaj will showrun Midnight’s Children.

Ordered to series:

A+E Networks International: Historical female detective series Miss Scarlet and the Duke
Comedy Central: Autobiographical comedy Awkwafina, small town basketball coach comedy Robbie
Netflix: Police interview drama Criminal, a live-action Cowboy Bebop series, Wallander prequel Young Wallander, a French revolution drama
Starz: Strip club series P-Valley, opioid epidemic murder series Hightown
Syfy: Alien invasion drama Spides

Acquired for the U.S.:

Acorn TV: ITV crime drama Manhunt

Pilot orders:

ABC: Family comedy Happy Accident
YouTube: Neo-noir thriller Dark Cargo

In development:

ABC: Scam artist family comedy The Long Game, dark comedic soap Pushover
BBC: Cold War spy drama The Spy Who Came in from the Co-op
Bryncoed Productions: Haitian revolution drama The Black Jacobins from Kwame Kwei-Armah
Caryn Mandabach Productions: An adaptation of 1980s IRA bombing novel High Dive
CBS: Ghost Hunter drama Otherworld, Colonial-times theme park workplace comedy America, U.S.A.
The CW: Superhero dramedy Super Clean, (another) adaptation of the book Good Christian Bitches, Victoria Schwab paranormal adaptation City of Ghosts
Fired Up Films/eOne: Victoria Smurfit boxing comedy drama The Box, serial killer drama Catch Me a Killer
FOX: Family comedy Sunny D
HBO: A drug dealer drama starring Taylor Kitsch
Legendary TV: Video game history series Console Wars
Lionsgate: Zora Neale Hurston adaptation Barracoon
NBC: Psychology student drama 3,000 Hours, Rashoman-inspired murder trial drama Prism, family workplace comedy Save the Deli
Skybound/eOne: Pre-apocalyptic drama 5 Year
Topic Studios: A sci-fi version of Melville’s Benito Cereno


Modern Love: Emmy Rossum, Sharon Horgan, Tom Hall

Leaving their shows:

MacGyver: George Eads

Guest stars:

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: Alexis Denisof, Jedidiah Goodacre, McKenna Grace
The Good Fight: Michael Urie
Single Parents: Vanessa Bayer, Jama Williamson, Talia Toms


black-ish: Dara Reneé
Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings: Gerald McRaney, Ben Lawson, Brooke Elliott, Michele Weaver, Delta Burke, Tim Reid
Dracula: Claes Bang
The Great: Gwilym Lee
The Mandalorian: Nick Nolte
Modern Love: Tina Fey, Andy Garcia, Anne Hathaway, John Slattery, Dev Patel, Catherine Keener, Cristin Milioti, Brandon Victor Dixon, Olivia Cooke, Andrew Scott, Julia Garner, Shea Whigham, Gary Carr, Sofia Boutella, John Gallagher, Jr.
NYPD Blue: Alona Tal
On Becoming a God in Central Florida: Melissa de Sousa
People Just Do Nothing: Eliza Bennett, Jorge Diaz, Andre Hyland, Conner McVicker, Amir Talai
Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists: Garrett Wareing
Sneaky Pete: Chad Lindberg
The Society: Rachel Keller, Gideon Adlon, Jacques Colimon, Olivia DeJonge, Alex Fitzalan, Kristine Froseth, Jose Julian, Natasha Liu Bordizzo, Alex MacNicoll, Jack Mulhern, Salena Qureshi, Grace Victoria Cox, Sean Berdy, Toby Wallace
Stargirl: Yvette Monreal, Christopher James Baker
Surveillance: Dennis Haysbert
This Is Us: Griffin Dunne
The Undoing: Donald Sutherland
World on Fire: Sean Bean, Blake Harrison, Yrsa Daley-Ward, Ansu Kabia, Ewan Mitchell
Untitled M. Night Shyamalan Apple series: Rupert Grint

(Image courtesy of TNT.)

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