Caffeine – TV News – February 14th Edition

Happy Valentine’s Day! Let’s catch up on the week’s TV news, including some spring scheduling and bittersweet news about a fan favorite . . .

Premiere dates:

February 22nd: Beartown (U.S. premiere on HBO)

March 11th: Generation
March 12th: The One
March 21st: Genius: Aretha

April 18th: Mare of Easttown

May 7th: Shrill
May 16th: Good Witch


Search Party, The Split (for a third and final season), Close Enough


Brooklyn Nine-Nine (after the upcoming eighth season)

Other headlines:

Gina Carano has been fired from The Mandalorian and any future Lucasfilm properties because of her anti-Semitic posts.

The Superstore series finale will air on March 25th.

Ruben Garcia will direct the Tom Swift planted spinoff episode of Nancy Drew.

Ordered to series:

AGC Television: Crime thriller Leopard Skin starring Carla Gugino
Amazon: An adaptation of Jenny Han’s YA series The Summer I Turned Pretty, a Mr. and Mrs. Smith series from and starring Donald Glover and Phoebe Waller-Bridge
The CW: A reboot of The 4400
HBO Max: Issa Rae comedy Rap Sh*t
Peacock: Limited series revival The Best Man: The Final Chapters
Spectrum Originals/BET: Basketball drama Long Slow Exhale starring Rose Rollins

Pilot orders:

ABC: Family comedy Bucktown
CBS: A True Lies reboot
The CW: Graphic novel adaptation Naomi, a live-action The Powerpuff Girls, a dramedy about millennial nuns
FX: African-American spy series The Spook Who Sat by the Door

In development:

ABC Signature: Josephine Baker limited series Josephine starring Ruth Negga
Amazon Studios: A limited series about Muhammad Ali, an adaptation of Margarita Montimore’s novel Oona Out of Order
Dre London: Memphis crime drama High Heel
HBO Max: YA thriller adaptation The Players Table
Miramax TV: Dark comedy Messy written by and starring Carly Chaikin
Netflix: An adaptation of Richard Powers’ The Overstory from David Benioff and D.B. Weiss
Sky: 1980s Costa del Sol crime wave series A Town Called Malice

Not moving forward:

ABC: Lucy Liu untitled workplace comedy, comedy Work Wife
The CW: DC series Wonder Girl
HBO: Qualityland, A5
HBO Max: Red Bird Lane, Vegas High

Promoted to series regular:

The Chi: Curtiss Cook

Guest stars:

High School Musical: The Musical: The Series: Andrew Barth Feldman, Asher Angel
The Rookie: Frankie Muniz, Rainn Wilson


American Horror Story: Frances Conroy


Armas de Mujer: Roselyn Sánchez, Sylvia Sáenz, Jeimy Osorio
Black Lightning: Melissa De Sousa
The Chi: Tabitha Brown, Jason Weaver
CSI: Vegas: Paula Newsome, Matt Lauria, Mel Rodriguez
Dexter: Jamie Chung
Dr. Death: Carrie Preston
The Essex Serpent: Claire Danes
God’s Favorite Idiot: Yanic Truesdale, Usman Ally, Ana Scotney, Chris Sandiford, Steve Mallory
The Goldbergs: Beth Triffon
The Hot Zone: Anthrax: Harry Hamlin, Dylan Baker
House of the Dragon: Steve Toussaint, Eve Best, Rhys Ifans, Sonoya Mizuno
The Last of Us: Pedro Pascal, Bella Ramsey
Mare of Easttown: Guy Pearce
The One: Hannah Ware, Dimitri Leonidas, Amir El-Masry, Stephen Campbell Moore, Wilf Scolding, Diarmaid Murtagh, Lois Chimimba, Eric Kofi-Abrefa, Pallavi Sharda, Zoe Tapper, Albano Jeronimo, Gregg Chillin
The Power: Rob Delaney, Alice Eve, Edwina Findley, Jacob Fortune-Lloyd, Sam Buchanan, Juliet Cowan, Simbi Ajikawo, Arichi Rush, Gerrison Machado, Pietra Castro, Zrinka Cvitešić
Punky Brewster: Jasika Nicole
Riverdale: Madeline Rudolph
Shameless: Joshua Malina
Step Up: Christina Milian (replacing the late Naya Rivera)
Top Boy: Howard Charles
Young Rock: Matthew Willig
Untitled HBO Max Jean Smart comedy: Hannah Einbinder, Carl Clemons-Hopkins, Paul W. Downs, Kaitlin Olson, Christopher McDonald, Mark Indelicato, Poppy Liu, Johnny Sibilly, Meg Stalter, Rose Abdoo

(Image courtesy of Fox.)

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