Caffeine – TV News – February 10th Edition

This week’s TV news from TCA brings us a ton of renewals (and a few cancellations) of popular shows, plus a whole lot of spring premiere dates and more!

Premiere dates:

March 8th: Tin Star
March 19th: The Village (new date)
March 20th: Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists
March 24th: Into the Badlands
March 27th: What We Do in the Shadows
March 29th: Osmosis
March 31st: Veep

April 3rd: Brockmire
April 4th: Marvel’s Cloak and Dagger, Unspeakable
April 7th: A Discovery of Witches (simulcast on AMC and BBC America)
April 9th: The Bold Type
April 12th: Special
April 27th: The Son

May 1st: The Name of the Rose
May 13th: L.A.’s Finest

June 2nd: American Princess, Luther


New Amsterdam, Good Trouble, A Million Little Things, The Good Doctor, Modern Family (for an eleventh and final season), Mom (for two seasons), The Walking Dead, Light as a Feather, grown-ish


Legion (after the upcoming third season), Into the Badlands, The Son (after their upcoming seasons)

Other headlines:

The Big Bang Theory will end with a two-part season finale.

Rachel Morrison will direct Hightown.

American Crime Story will not have a season focused on Hurricane Katrina after all.

Christopher McQuarrie and Anthony Peckham have joined Bill Clinton/James Patterson series The President Is Missing as EPs, and Peckham will write the adaptation.

Andy Ackerman will direct the pilot of Nana and Anne Fletcher will direct Heart of Life.

FX’s Shōgun adaptation has been delayed.

ABC’s Bewitched reboot has been rolled off-cycle.

The CW has rolled to next season the reboots of The L.A. Complex and The 4400 as well as Good Christian Bitches.

The Marvel female superhero drama in development at ABC is not moving forward.

Neither 24 offshoot is moving forward at FOX.

Ordered to series:

Freeform: A Party of Five reboot about a family whose parents have been deported
FX: Post-apocalyptic comic book adaptation Y
Netflix: Karin Slaughter crime novel adaptation Pieces of Her, Ryan O’Connell semi-autobiographical comedy Special about a gay man with cerebral palsy, bilingual dramedy Gentefied

Pilot orders:

ABC: Family comedy Nana starring Katey Sagal, a comedy about progressive pastors starring Leslie Odom Jr., a legal/family drama from 50 Cent about a prisoner who becomes a lawyer, multicultural family sitcom United We Fall
CBS: Chinese family comedy The Emperor of Malibu from Kevin Kwan, widower dating comedy The Unicorn, family comedy Our House
FOX: Police procedural Deputy, an untitled wedding dramedy, rogue A.I. drama neXt, relationship comedy Adam & Eve

In development:

AMC: Chicago criminal justice corruption drama 61st Street
FOX: A gender-flipped adaptation of supernatural graphic novel series Talent from Graham Yost
HBO: Police corruption drama Dirty Thirty from Courtney Kemp, historical miniseries The Siege of Mecca
Paramount Network International: A reboot of British procedural Bergerac

Acquired for the U.S.:

BritBox: The Barking Murders, The Hatton Garden Heist
Epix: Julian Fellowes historical drama Belgravia
Hulu: Israeli vampire series Juda

Leaving their shows:

The Walking Dead: Danai Gurira

Guest stars:

American Housewife: Ryan Seacrest, Luke Bryan, Katy Perry, Lionel Richie
black-ish: Octavia Spencer
The Cool Kids: Joanna Cassidy
Legion: Harry Lloyd, Stephanie Corneliussen
The Rookie: Joel McHale, Michael Trucco, Mario Lopez
This Is Us: Carl Lumbly
The Twilight Zone: Ginnifer Goodwin


Criminal Minds: Jane Lynch


American Horror Story: Emma Roberts, Gus Kenworthy
Animal Kingdom: Emily Deschanel
The Barking Murders: Stephen Merchant, Sheridan Smith, Jaime Winstone
Batwoman: Rachel Skarsten
Besties: Jordin Sparks, Matt Shively, Brooks Brantly
Emergence: Allison Tolman
The Expanse: Burn Gorman, Lyndie Greenwood
FBI: Most Wanted: Julian McMahon, Keisha Castle-Hughes
Grand Hotel: Cassandra Scerbo
Hightown: Shane Harper, Atkins Estimond
The Hunt: Jerrika Hinton, Lena Olin
Interrogation: Kyle Gallner, Kodi Smit-McPhee
Katy Keene: Ashleigh Murray
The Kominsky Method: Jane Seymour, Jacqueline Bisset, Paul Reiser
Locke & Key: Petrice Jones, Thomas Mitchell Barnet, Asha Bromfield
The Loudest Voice: Barry Watson
MacGyver: Levy Tran
Our Lady, LTD: Timothy Spall
Prism: Mykelti Williamson, Malin Akerman
Ratched: Rosanna Arquette
Riverdale: Chad Michael Murray
Stargirl: Jake Austin Walker, Meg DeLacy
This Is Us: Rachel Naomi Hilson, Akira Akbar
You: Adwin Brown
Untitled NBC Bradley Whitford church choir comedy pilot: Anna Camp

(Image courtesy of FX.)

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