Caffeine – TV News – December 6th Edition

Caffeine – TV News – December 6th Edition

We’ve got a flurry of TV news this week before things quiet down again for the holidays!

Premiere dates:

December 30th: Vikings (premiering first on Amazon Prime rather than History Channel)

January 8th: Lupin
January 24th: FBI (special post-AFC championship game episode)

February 3rd: Firefly Lane
February 7th: The Equalizer (post-Super Bowl)


All Creatures Great and Small, Fear the Walking Dead, The Family Business


Superstore, Queen Sono

Other headlines:

David Ramsey will direct five episodes across the Arrowverse.

Tim Allen is going to play his Home Improvement character on an episode of his own show Last Man Standing.

Ordered to series:

Apple TV+: Psychological thriller Surface starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw, bilingual comedy Acapulco starring Eugenio Derbez
Netflix: Workplace comedy God’s Favorite Idiot from and starring Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone, limited series The Unlikely Murderer about the assassination of Swedish Primer Minister Olof Palme

In development:

A24: An adaptation of Douglas Stuart’s novel Shuggie Bain
ABC: A baseball comedy starring Felicity Huffman
CBS: Foster parents/children comedy Foster Friends, mall kiosk lawyer drama Danni Delgado, social worker drama The System, a rural Texas medical drama
The CW: DC Comics adaptation Naomi from Ava DuVernay
EO Media: An adaptation of Luis Sepulveda’s Diary of a Sentimental Killer
Gunpowder & Sky: Sci-fi sports drama Meshed
Hawk Koch and Gene Kirkwood: A miniseries adaptation of The Pope of Greenwich Village
HBO: An adaptation of podcast Nice White Parents from Issa Rae and Adam McKay
HBO Max: An all-Black detective agency comedy, academic dramedy Women’s Studies
The History Channel: London bubonic plague drama The Plague Year, miniseries The Donner Party
Hulu: Elisabeth Moss true crime drama Candy
IMDb TV: Coming-of-age drama Motorheads
Marv Films: Soccer series Day 1’s
NBC: Thriller adaptation Vantage Point, autism drama The A Word
Peacock: 1960s FBI drama COINTELPRO
Showtime: An adaptation of John Heilemann’s upcoming book about the 2020 election
Sony Pictures TV: An adaptation of true crime memoir Memorial Drive
ViacomCBS International Studios: A series about fashion designer Cristóbal Balenciaga

Leaving their shows:

Doctor Who: Bradley Walsh, Tosin Cole
SEAL Team: Jessica Paré


The Arrowverse: David Ramsey
Law & Order: SVU: Raúl Esparza


All Rise: Anne Heche
American Housewife: Jake Choi
The Big Leap: Piper Perabo, Kevin Daniels, Mallory Jansen
Big Sky: Camille Sullivan, Chad Willett, Patrick Gallagher
Blindspotting: Benjamin Earl Turner, Atticus Woodward, Jaylen Barron, Candace Nicholas-Lippman, Helen Hunt
Hawkeye: Hailee Steinfeld, Vera Farmiga, Florence Pugh, Fra Fee, Tony Dalton, Alaqua Cox, Zahn McClarnon
Head of the Class: Jolie Hoang-Rappaport
The Lord of the Rings: Lenny Henry, Peter Mullan, Lloyd Owen, Augustus Prew, Peter Tait, Benjamin Walker, Cynthia Addai-Robinson, Simon Merrells, Maxim Baldry, Ian Blackburn, Kip Chapman, Anthony Crum, Maxine Cunliffe, Trystan Gravelle, Thusitha Jayasundera, Fabian McCallum, Geoff Morrell, Alex Tarrant, Leon Wadham, Sara Zwangobani
The Morning Show: Julianna Margulies
The Offer: Armie Hammer
Outer Range: Imogen Poots, Lewis Pullman, Noah Reid, Shaun Sipos, Isabel Arraiza
Reyka: Kim Engelbrecht, Iain Glen
The Rookie: Brandon Routh
Roswell, New Mexico: Michael Grant Terry, Gillian Vigman
Severance: Dichen Lachman
Snowfall: Adrianna Mitchell
This Country: Desmin Borges
The Upshaws: Page Kennedy, Diamond Lyons, Khali Daniya-Renee Spraggins, Jermelle Simon, Gabrielle Dennis, Journey Christine
Walker: Gabriela Flores
Willow: Ellie Bamber, Cailee Spaeny, Erin Kellyman
Women of the Movement: Cedric Joe

(Image courtesy of the History Channel.)

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