Caffeine – TV News – February 23rd Edition

Caffeine – TV News – February 23rd Edition

Let’s see how your spring viewing schedule is shaping up in this week’s TV news roundup!

Premiere dates:

March 11th: On My Block
March 13th: Elite
March 17th: Inside No. 9
March 19th: Feel Good, Tyler Perry’s Ruthless
March 26th: Unorthodox

April 13th: Paradise Lost
April 26th: Vida

May 1st: Hollywood


The Blacklist, Bigger, Yellowstone

Other headlines:

Briarpatch is moving to Mondays.

Laura Neal will be lead writer on season four of Killing Eve.

Ordered to series:

Amazon: 16th century Spanish explorer miniseries Boundless
BBC: Dickensian era family adventure comedy Dodger
Channel 5: Identity thriller The Drowning
ITV: Bomb squad thriller Trigger Point
Netflix: Opioid crisis limited series Painkiller, Amanda Peet academic dramedy The Chair starring Sandra Oh and Jay Duplass

Acquired for the U.S.:

Sundance Now: Australian noir adaptation The Secrets She Keeps

Pilot orders:

ABC: A family secret love story comedy from Emily Kapnek starring Quintessa Swindell
HBO Max: Erotic magazine comedy Minx
Showtime: Behind-the-scenes HGTV-esque comedy The Curse

In development:

Big Beach: Sexual harassment limited series Five Women
Clipper Media: Bolshevik Revolution noir thriller series Emerald Eye
Fired Up Films: Irish crime drama Ladder of Angels, spy thriller The Increment
HBO Max: Family coming-of-age comedy The Gordita Chronicles
Hulu: Legal thriller drama The Holdout
Legendary Global: Crime drama Tokyo Underworld
MRC Television: Podcast adaptation The Shrink Next Door starring Paul Rudd and Will Ferrell
Showtime: Taika Waititi horror-comedy The Auteur starring Jude Law
Sony Pictures TV: A show based on pulp franchise Doc Savage
UCP: Watergate Slow Burn podcast adaptation Gaslight starring Julia Roberts, Sean Penn, Armie Hammer, and Joel Edgerton

Leaving their shows:

The Good Fight: Delroy Lindo

Promoted to series regular:

Best Intentions: Natalie Ganzhorn
Stranger Things: Priah Ferguson

Guest stars:

Empire: En Vogue
MacGyver: Jorge Garcia
The Rookie: Pete Davidson


Supernatural: Robert Wisdom


American Auto: Harriet Dyer
B Positive: Annaleigh Ashford
Blood Relative: Melissa Leo, Tate Donovan
Debris: Norbert Leo Butz
Die Hart: Josh Hartnett
DMZ: Freddy Miyares
The Falcon and The Winter Soldier: Carl Lumbly
The Flight Attendant: Bebe Neuwirth
Goliath: Geoffrey Arend, Brandon Scott, Obba Babatundé, Elias Koteas
Jury Duty: Jack Cutmore-Scott
Kevin Can F*** Himself: Annie Murphy
Kung-Fu: Tzi Ma, Kheng Hua Tan, Jon Prasida, Shannon Dang, Eddie Liu
La Brea: Michael Raymond-James, Karina Logue, Zyra Gorecki
The Lincoln Lawyer: Angus Sampson
MacGyver: Jeri Ryan
Ordinary Joe: James Wolk
The Power: Rainn Wilson
Power Book III: Raising Kanan: Patina Miller
The President Is Missing: Janet McTeer
Rebel: Tamala Jones, Ariela Barer
Reno 911: Niecy Nash, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Cedric Yarbrough, Carlos Alazraqui, Ian Roberts, Joe LoTruglio, Mary Birdsong
thirtysomething(else): Auden Thornton, Melanie Mayron, Polly Draper
Tokyo Vice: Odessa Young, Ella Rumpf
Upload: Kevin Bigley, Allegra Edwards, Zainab Johnson, Elizabeth Bowen, William B Davis, Owen Daniels
Walker: Keegan Allen, Mitch Pileggi
The Witcher: Yasen Atour, Agnes Bjorn, Paul Bullion, Thue Ersted Rasmussen, Aisha Fabienne Ross, Kristofer Hivju, Mecia Simson

(Image courtesy of Netflix.)

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