Caffeine – TV News – February 12th Edition

This week’s TV news brings us lots of spring premiere dates! But first, some schedule shifting because of a Presidential address to Congress on February 28th: The season finale of This Is Us and premiere of Trial & Error will now air on March 14th.

Premiere dates:
March 17th: You Are Wanted
March 19th: Anne (CBC)
March 24th: Grace and Frankie
April 10th: Angie Tribeca
April 16th: Veep, The White Princess
April 21st: Bosch, Girlboss
April 23rd: Silicon Valley
April 28th: Catastrophe, Dear White People
May 12th: Anne (Netflix)
June 9th: Orange Is the New Black
June 10th: Orphan Black
October 31st: Stranger Things

Renewed: Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, How to Get Away with Murder, The OA, Love, Travelers, Delicious, Channel Zero (for seasons 3 and 4)

Canceled: Loosely Exactly Nicole, Mary + Jane

The Nashville midseason finale is set for March 9th.

Discovery’s Unabomber drama (formerly Manifesto) is now called Manhunt: The UNABOMer.

Jenny Bicks is taking over as showrunner at Divorce.

Pilot directors:
Charlie Foxtrot: Todd Holland
The Get: James Strong
Instinct (formerly Dr. Death): Marc Webb
Losing It: Julie Anne Robinson
Mission Control: Jeremy Podeswa
Scalped: Bilall Fallah, Adil El Arbi
Untitled CBS hate crimes drama: Richard Shepard
Untitled Shondaland legal drama: Tom Verica

Ordered to series:
Amazon: Los Angeles crime drama Too Old to Die Young
Discovery: Vietnam War scripted series The Suck
HBO: Family media empire drama Succession
Sky 1: Action comedy Bounty Hunters
Viceland: Headbanger comedy Fubar

Pilot orders:
CBS: Chris Distefano family comedy Distefano, comedy Living Biblically from Johnny Galecki, high-tech crowdsourcing crime drama Wisdom of the Crowd
FOX: Medical drama The Beast
NBC: Charlaine Harris spy drama Redliners

In development:
Blossom Films: An adaptation of Janice Y.K. Lee’s novel The Expatriates starring Nicole Kidman
FOX: Modern day Biblical drama The Scroll from Queen Latifah and Holly Carter
HBO: Dark musical comedy Edison from Amy Poehler and John Roberts
ITV Studios America: 1960s space program event series Mercury 13 from Jessica Chastain
NBCU International: An adaptation of Out of Africa
Shondaland: A comedy adaptation of Luvvie Ajayi’s I’m Judging You

Promoted to series regular:
The Last Ship: Jodie Turner-Smith
The Tick: Yara Martinez

Guest stars:
Angie Tribeca: Chris Pine, Natalie Portman, Michelle Dockery, Niecy Nash, Jack McBrayer, Rob Riggle, Heather Graham, Ed Helms, Mary McCormack
Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Nathan Fillion
Chicago Justice: Bradley Whitford, Tovah Feldshuh
The Goldbergs: Rowan Blanchard
Kevin Can Wait: Kim Coates
Killjoys: Saamer Usmani, Mac Fyfe, Atticus Mitchell
Law & Order: SVU: Missy Peregrym, Jordan Bridges, Tate Donovan
The Magicians: Marlee Matlin

The Vampire Diaries: Chris Wood

9J, 9K and 9L: Matt Murray
The Alienist: Robert Wisdom, Q’orianka Kilcher
American Crime Story: Annette Bening
Casual: Judy Greer
The Chi: Tiffany Boone, Alex R. Hibbert
Chicago P.D.: Esai Morales
Condor: Max Irons
The Crown: Michael C. Hall, Jodi Balfour
Deception: Jack Cutmore-Scott
Disjointed: Chris Redd
Doomsday: Dan Byrd
Dynasty: Elizabeth Gillies
Good Girls: Kathleen Rose Perkins
House of Cards: Patricia Clarkson, Campbell Scott
Jalen vs. Everybody: Anna Maria Horsford, Marla Gibbs
Killjoys: Kelly McCormack, Karen LeBlanc, Ted Atherton, Prince Amponsah
Legion: Ellie Ariaza
The Machine: Bridger Zadina, Olly Rix, Malachi Kirby, Indira Varma
Manhunt: The UNABOMer: Brain D’Arcy James, Elizabeth Reaser, Trieste Kelly Dunn
Marvel’s Runaways: James Marsters, Annie Wersching, Kevin Weisman, Brigid Brannagh, Ever Carradine, Ryan Sands, Angel Parker, Brittany Ishibashi, James Yaegashi, Kip Pardue
Power: Larenz Tate
Reverie: Sarah Shahi
Salvation: Jennifer Finnigan
Searchers: William Miller
StartUp: Ron Perlman
Ten Days in the Valley: Ali Liebert
Thin Ice: Bridgit Mendler
What Would Diplo Do?: Dillon Francis, Dora Madison
Untitled Fox Marvel pilot: Blair Redford
Untitled Reba McEntire drama: Jack Coleman, Ryan McPartlin

(Image courtesy of Starz.)

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