Caffeine – TV News – February 21st Edition

It’s been a tough week for a lot of people – we hope all our readers in Texas and other affected areas are staying safe – so let’s warm up with some spring premiere dates and other TV news.

Premiere dates:

March 16th: Staged (U.S. premiere)
March 21st: The Gloaming

April 1st: The Moodys
April 14th: Dad Stop Embarrassing Me!
April 18th: Godfather of Harlem
April 30th: The Mosquito Coast

May 7th: Mythic Quest


The Bay, Bob Hearts Abishola, The Neighborhood, Fate: The Winx Saga, Creepshow, I Hate Suzie


Truth Seekers, Mom, NCIS: New Orleans

Ordered to series:

CTV: Meaghan Rath comedy Children Ruin Everything
Disney+: A whole bunch of European originals
HBO Max: J.J. Abrams thriller Subject to Change
Netflix: Australian teen surfing drama Surviving Summer, Addams Family spinoff Wednesday directed by Tim Burton, crime drama Diamonds
Peacock: A Craig Robinson comedy, casino employee comedy Bust Down
Shudder: A horror anthology from Black writers and directors
Sky/Canal+: Spaghetti western remake Django starring Matthias Schoenaerts

Acquired for the U.S.:

AMC+: Crime dramas Cold Courage, Kin, and Too Close

Pilot orders:

ABC: Teacher comedy Harrity Elementary from and starring Quinta Brunson

In development:

Amazon: A Donald Glover series called Hive about a Beyoncé-like figure (reportedly with Malia Obama in the writers’ room)
AMC: An adaptation of Edward Gorey’s Neglected Murderesses from Norman Reedus, thriller adaptation Ragdoll
Anonymous Content: A limited series adaptation of John Buchan’s The 39 Steps starring Benedict Cumberbatch
CBS: An NCIS spinoff set in Hawaii, FBI spinoff FBI: International
CBS Studios: Queer Black sheriff drama Low Country from Robert and Michelle King and produced by/starring Uzo Aduba
Disney+: A scripted series about the Detroit Youth Choir
Federation Entertainment: Modern Dumas adaptation Monte-Cristo
HBO: An adaptation of Roger Zelazny’s sci-novel novel Roadmarks
HBO Max: A Constantine series from J.J. Abrams
Kaling International: An adaptation of Sanjena Sathian’s novel Gold Diggers
New Pictures: An adaptation of Kate Summerscale’s ghost novel The Haunting of Alma Fielding
Paramount TV Studios: An adaptation of Joe Hill’s psychological paranormal thriller Voluntary Committal
Paramount+: A Criminal Minds revival
Pulse Films: An adaptation of Karen Hamilton’s The Perfect Girlfriend starring Anna Friel
Roughcut TV: An adaptation of Sarah Vaughan’s psychological thriller Little Disasters
Showtime: A comedy about teens trying to solve the murder of Biggie Smalls
Sony Pictures TV: Holly Madison series Down the Rabbit Hole starring Samara Weaving
STXtv: An adaptation of Hafsah Faizal’s YA fantasy We Hunt the Flame
Webster and Robert Stone: An adaptation of Anthony Bourdain crime novel Gone Bamboo
Working Title: An adaptation of John Preston’s book about business tycoon Robert Maxell

Leaving their shows:

The Dropout: Kate McKinnon

Guest stars:

DC’s Stargirl: John Wesley Shipp
The Good Doctor: Caley Versfelt
MacGyver: Ernie Hudson, Wendy Raquel Robinson
Punky Brewster: Alexa Bliss, Charlotte Flair


61st Street: Holt McCallany, Aunjanue Ellis, Killian Scott
The Bay: Marsha Thomason
Bridgerton: Simone Ashley
The Cleaner: Helena Bonham Carter, David Mitchell, Stephanie Cole , Donald Sumpter, Shobu Kapoor, Ruth Madeley, Layton Williams, Zita Sattar, Georgie Glen, Bill Skinner, Esmonde Cole
Conversations with Friends: Alison Oliver, Sasha Lane, Joe Alwyn, Jemima Kirke
The First Lady: Aaron Eckhart, Judy Greer (replacing Pamela Adlon)
Glória: Stephanie Vogt
Harlem: Whoopi Goldberg, Jasmine Guy
I Know What You Did Last Summer: Spencer Sutherland
Kung Fu: Ludi Lin
Law & Order: Organized Crime: Danielle Moné Truitt, Ainsley Seiger, Charlotte Sullivan, Nick Creegan, Ben Chase, Jaylin Fletcher
Legacies: Courtney Bandeko
Long Slow Exhale: Josh Lucas
MacGyver: Alexandra Grey
Mare of Easttown: Mackenzie Lansing, Kate Arrington, Ruby Cruz, Eisa Davis, Enid Graham, Justin Hurtt-Dunkley, Izzy King, Jack Mulhern, Anthony Norman, Drew Scheid, Madeleine Weinstein
Modern Love: Minnie Driver
Ms. Marvel: Laurel Marsden
National Parks: Billy Campbell, Angel Parker
Outer Range: Olive Abercrombie, Will Patton, Matthew Maher, MorningStar Angeline
Painkiller: Sibongile Mlambo, Alexander Hodge, James Roch
Peacemaker: Alison Araya, Lenny Jacobson
Power Book IV: Force: Lili Simmons, Gabrielle Ryan, Isaac Keys, Shane Harper, Kris D. Lofton, Anthony Fleming III, Lucien Cambric, Tommy Flanagan
Queens: Eve
Snowpiercer: Archie Panjabi
True Story: Tawny Newsome, Paul Adelstein, Will Catlett, Chris Diamantopoulos, Billy Zane, Lauren London, Ash Santos, John Ales
Walker: Alex Meneses
The Woman in the House: Tom Riley

(Image courtesy of the BBC.)

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