Caffeine – TV News – February 19th Edition

This week’s TV news brings us some more enlightenment on what the spring schedule will look like!

Premiere dates:

March 15th: Ted Lasso
March 29th: The Big Door Prize
March 31st: Doogie Kamealoha, M.D.

April 6th: Beef
April 21st: Dead Ringers
April 27th: Love and Death, Firefly Lane (new date)

May 1st: A Small Light
May 4th: Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story
May 26th: Run the World


Poker Face, Call the Midwife (for two seasons), Outer Banks


Blood & Treasure, Big Shot, The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers

Other headlines:

The backdoor pilot for The Good Lawyer has been delayed until March 13th.

Someone left All American, but it sounds very spoilery, so click here if you want to know.

Rob Thomas will showrun ABC’s adaptation of French detective drama HPI.

Kimberly Harrison will showrun Hulu’s limited series about Sammy Davis Jr.

NBC has set up writers rooms for The Hunting Party and Grosse Pointe Garden Society.

Hilary Weisman Graham will co-showrun The Never Game.

Ordered to series:

BBC: Factual drama Grenfell from Peter Kosminsky
HBO Max: Historical crime drama Duster from J.J. Abrams and LaToya Morgan
ITV: True crime series Delia Balmer starring Anna Maxwell Martin and Shaun Evans
ITV/BritBox International: Thriller After the Flood starring Sophie Rundle

Pilot orders:

CBS: A comedy based on comic strip JumpStart
NBC: Amber Ruffin comedy Non-Evil Twin

In development:

A24: An adaptation of Patrick Radden Keefe’s true crime book The Snakehead
CBS: Improv comedy A Lot starring June Diane Raphael and Paul Scheer
Fox: A female-led Starsky and Hutch reimagining, an adaptation of Italian medical drama Doc, detective drama Archie and Pete from Amy Holden Jones and Matt Nix
Global Screen: European rom-com adventure series The Splendid Affinities from Whit Stillman
Paper Ball Pictures: Pet sitter comedy Walking in LA based on a book by Laura Vorreyer and starring Tara Reid
Peacock: An adaptation of graphic novel series The Shrouded College from Seth MacFarlane
Universal TV: An adaptation of Rachel Koller Croft’s thriller Stone Cold Fox
Walden Media: An adaptation of N.K. Jemisin’s The Great Cities duology

Guest stars:

Gotham Knights: Veronica Cartwright
Quantum Leap: Brandon Routh


The Flash: Teddy Sears, John Wesley Shipp


Bass Reeves: Forrest Goodluck, Lauren E. Banks, Barry Pepper
HPI: Kaitlin Olson, Daniel Sunjata
The Hurt Unit: Ben McKenzie, Michelle Ortiz, Augustus Prew, Jaime Lee Kirchner
Metropolis: Briana Middleton, Lindy Booth
The Penguin: Rhenzy Feliz, Michael Kelly, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Deirdre O’Connell
Sinking Spring: Ving Rhames, Dustin Nguyen, Nesta Cooper, Idris Debrand, Liz Caribel, Will Pullen, Kaci Walfall

(Image courtesy of Apple.)

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