Caffeine – TV News – December 9th Edition

We’re moving into what’s usually a quiet holiday season for TV news, but we’ve got some major renewals and acquisitions this week! But first . . .

Premiere dates:

January 11th: Sex Education
January 18th: Grace and Frankie

February 12th: Miracle Workers

March 10th: American Gods

April 14th: Les Miserables


The Good Place, My Briliant Friend, Narcos: Mexico, Loudermilk


Hit the Floor

Other headlines:

You is moving from Lifetime to Netflix for season two.

Rupert Wyatt has stepped down as director/EP of the Halo series.

Ordered to series:

Apple: Kevin Durant basketball drama Swagger
HBO: Stephen King drama The Outsider starring Ben Mendelsohn
National Geographic: An adaptation of Annie Proulx’s deforestation novel Barkskins

Acquired for the U.S.:

Acorn TV: Dutch crime drama The Oldenheim Twelve
Starz: BBC One crime drama Dublin Murders based on the books by Tana French

In development:

ABC: Legal drama Exhibit A from Daniel Dae Kim, a reboot of Dick Wolf cop drama New York Undercover, fashion designer drama Threads, a factory town family comedy
Amazon: Morally complex drama Dirty from Sharon Horgan, Catherynne M. Valente female superhero adaptation Deadtown
Apple: A Vietnam vet drama starring Richard Gere
Bad Wolf: 1990s British Vogue drama Gold Dust Nation
CBS: Comedy Rachet starring Natasha Leggero
The CW: A Jane the Virgin spinoff based on Jane’s writing, paranormal graphic novel adaptation Dr. Mirage
FOX: Family comedy Eight
HBO: Cabbage Patch riot limited series The Dolls starring Laura Dern and Issa Rae
Hulu: Multiple interconnected legal series in The Grisham Universe
NBC: A department store comedy from Bill Lawrence and Brent Morin
Syfy: A re-imagining of Rod Serling’s anthology show Night Gallery
Yellow Bird: An adaptation of John Niven novel Straight White Male

Guest stars:

The Blacklist: Christopher Lambert
Four Weddings and a Funeral: Tom Mison, Tommy Dewey, Ashley Madekwe


Fear the Walking Dead: Ruben Blades, Daniel Sharman


The 100: Bethany Brown
Amazing Stories: Edward Burns
Ambitions: Steven Williams, Christina Kirkman
Another Life: Greg Hovanessian
The Edge of Seventeen: Isabelle Fuhrman, Liana Liberato
Games Divas Play: Lauren London, Parker McKenna Posey, Karen Obilom
Gangs of London: Joe Cole, Sope Dirisu
The Good Doctor: Ricky He
Grand Hotel: Katey Sagal, Freddie Stroma
Limetown: Stanley Tucci, Marlee Matlin, Kelly Jenrette, John Beasley, Louis Ferreira
Pennyworth: Polly Walker
The Politician: Dylan McDermott, January Jones, Jessica Lange
Reef Break: Desmond Chiam
Supergirl: Jessica Meraz
The Trial of Christine Keeler: James Norton, Ben Miles, Ellie Bamber, Emilia Fox, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, Anthony Welsh
The Twilight Zone: John Cho, Allison Tolman, Jacob Tremblay, Erica Tremblay
Watchmen: Jessica Camacho
The Wrong Mans: Annie Chang
Untitled M. Night Shyamalan Apple series: Toby Kebbell

(Image courtesy of PBS.)

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