Caffeine – TV News – February 14th Edition

Happy Valentine’s Day! This week saw a lot of big TV news about Gilmore Girls, The Good Wife, Star Trek, and more, but let’s start with some scheduling updates …

Premiere dates!
March 15th: Awkward, Faking It
April 9th: Outlander
April 10th: Dice
April 14th: Bones
April 19th: Containment
April 25th: Reign
May 30th: Roots
June 2nd: Beauty & the Beast
June 26th: Roadies

Season finales:
April 12th: iZombie
April 18th: Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

The Good Wife will end this season.

Bryan Fuller will showrun the new Star Trek series.

Renewed: The Magicians, Mozart in the Jungle, Master of None

Cancelled: Angel from Hell, Motive (after Season 4)

More people returning for Gilmore Girls: Milo Ventimiglia, Grant-Lee Phillips, Jared Padalecki, David Sutcliffe, Danny Strong, Vanessa Marano, Emily Kuroda

Joe Wright will direct an episode of Black Mirror that stars Bryce Dallas Howard and Alice Eve.

Ordered to series:
Hulu: Sci-fi anthology series Dimension 404
Sky Arts: Neil Gaiman adaptation Likely Stories starring George MacKay, Tom Hughes, and more
Starz: White Queen sequel The White Princess
USA Network: Shooter drama starring Ryan Phillippe and Omar Epps

Pilot orders:
CBS: A small town family comedy from Stephnie Weir and Greg Garcia, family comedy I’m Not Your Friend starring Matt LeBlanc
Fox: Comedy Charity Case starring Courteney Cox, comedy Chad: An American Boy starring Nasim Pedrad, a Lethal Weapon series starring Damon Wayans Sr.
Syfy: Sci-fi thriller Prototype

In development:
Bad Wolf: An adaptation of A Discovery of Witches
HBO: Historical miniseries Lawrence in Arabia, a death row drama starring Laura Dern
Joe Carnahan: An adaptation of Navy SEAL memoir Battle Ready
MTV: Comedy adaptation 99 Days
Scott Rudin: An adaptation of Jonathan Franzen’s Purity starring Daniel Craig
Wildside: Series based on Elena Ferrante’s novels and some other books

Matt Nix’s crime drama is not going forward at CBS.

Pilot directors:
I’m Not Your Friend: James Burrows
Miranda’s Rights: Jennifer Getzinger
Notorious: Michael Engler
Superior Donuts: James Burrows
Untitled gay/straight buddy comedy: Leslye Headland
Untitled Kevin James pilot: Andy Flickman

Guest stars!
Baby Daddy: Jamie-Lynn Sigler
The Good Wife: Blair Underwood
House of Cards: Ellen Burstyn, Cicely Tyson
Life in Pieces: Gregg Sulkin
NCIS: Taye Diggs
Once Upon a Time: Ava Acres, Isabella Blake-Thomas

Arrow: Amy Gumenick
Criminal Minds: Paget Brewster
The Flash: Andy Mientus

A.P.B.: Natalie Martinez
American Gothic: Elliot Knight
Ash Vs Evil Dead: Lee Majors, Ted Raimi
Barry: Glenn Fleshler
Conviction: Hayley Atwell, Shawn Ashmore, Emily Kinney, Manny Montana
Crushed: Colm Feore, Alex Kingston, Jacob Vargas
Dead of Summer: Amber Coney, Elizabeth Mitchell, Elizabeth Lail
Designated Survivor: Adan Canto
Frequency: Riley Smith
Gilmore Girls: Sutton Foster
Good Place: William Jackson Harper
The Infamous: Wilson Bethel
The Interestings: Matt Barr
The Jury: Jeremy Sisto
Marlon: Essence Atkins
My Time/Your Time: Nicholas Braun
Notorious: Daniel Sunjata
The OA: Scott Wilson
Pearl: Candice Bergen
Pitch: Mark-Paul Gosselaar
Preacher: Jackie Earle Haley
Presence: Rick Gonzalez, Marcus Anderson, Colin Woodell
Ray Donovan: Gabriel Mann, Ted Levine, Ismael Cruz Cordova
Riverdale: Cole Sprouse, Lili Reinhart
Rosewood: Sam Huntington
Scandal: Annabeth Gish
Scorpion: Scott Porter
Shut Eye: Angus Sampson
Six: Kyle Schmid
Sunset PPL: Brandon Kyle Goodman
Superior Donuts: Jermaine Fowler, Maz Jobrani
The Trail: Steven Boyer
Twin Peaks: Ashley Judd
Will: Colm Meaney, Mattias Inwood
Untitled Amy Poehler royal family comedy: Nico Evers-Swindell, Tim Baltz, Jessie Ennis
Untitled Kevin James pilot: Ryan Cartwright
Untitled Matt Hubbard comedy pilot: Francois Chau, Susan Chuang, Concetta Tomei
Untitled Tracey Wigfield comedy: Adam Campbell, Andrea Martin, Kimrie Lewis-Davis

(Image courtesy of Starz.)

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