Caffeine – TV News – February 24th Edition

Happy Oscar Day! Let’s catch up on the week’s TV news before we all turn our attention to movies . . .

Premiere dates:

March 15th: Arrested Development


Young Sheldon (for two seasons)


Marvel’s The Punisher, Marvel’s Jessica Jones, The Man in the High Castle (after the upcoming fourth season), Friends from College, Nightflyers

Other headlines:

The Haunting of Hill House is getting a second (anthology) season called The Haunting of Bly Manor, based on Henry James’ The Turn of the Screw.

Following his arrest, Jussie Smollett has been cut from upcoming episodes of Empire.

New showrunners:

Evermor: Andrew Cosby
Halo: Otto Bathurst
Hispaniola: John Fusco

Pilot/first episode directors:

Batwoman: Marcos Siega (replacing David Nutter)
Glamorous: Eva Longoria
Halo: Otto Bathurst
Lincoln: Seth Gordon
Locke & Key: Michael Morris
Lost Boys: Catherine Hardwicke
Under the Bridge: Victoria Mahoney
The Wheel of Time: Uta Briesewitz

Ordered to series:

BBC One: Stage comedy adaptation The Goes Wrong Show
BBC Two: Professional soccer comedy Afternoons
Netflix: Childrens Hospital-related comedy Medical Police, Ryan Murphy historical series Hollywood, Kristin Hannah adaptation Firefly Lane
Sky Atlantic: Anais Nin adaptation Little Birds starring Juno Temple
Sky One: Sci-fi drama Intergalactic

Pilot orders:

CBS: A sibing comedy from Jennie Snyder Urman starring Jaime Camil
Showtime: Lena Waithe comedy anthology How to Make Love to a Black Woman (Who May Be Working Through Some S–t)

In development:

Fable Pictures: A miniseries about Joan and Jackie Collins
Fremantle: A reimagining of Jim Hensons The Storyteller anthology series from Neil Gaiman
Lime Pictures: YA futuristic death row drama The Loop
OBB Pictures/3 Arts: A limited series based on the life of priest turned Ecstasy dealer Michael Clegg
Roadside Attractions: Female-driven Wall Street thriller The Golden Cage
Starz: Multi-generational family drama Kin
Ugly Duckling Films: Doodler killer crime series We Are Your Children

Guest stars:

Charmed: Tyler Blackburn
God Friended Me: Stella Maeve
Jane the Virgin: Sophia Bush
Legacies: Jedidiah Goodacre
Magnum P.I.: Roger E. Mosley
Mr. Mercedes: Bruce Dern


Altered Carbon: Renee Elise Goldsberry, Chris Conner
Arrow: Caity Lotz
Veronica Mars: Ryan Devlin


Altered Carbon: Simone Missick, Dina Shihabi, Torben Liebrecht, James Salto
Animal Kingdom: Kelli Berglund
Avenue 5: Zach Woods, Josh Gad
Batwoman: Dougray Scott, Elizabeth Anweis
Best Intentions: David Fynn, Daniel Rashid, Lindsey Gort, Sarah Levy
Besties: Gigi Zumbado, Jessika Van, Davi Santos
Chad: Jake Ryan
Charmed: Leah Pipes
Cipher: Adrian Grenier, Sydney Morton
Courthouse: Jessica Camacho
Criminal Minds: Rachael Leigh Cook
Deep State: Walton Goggins
Divorce: Dominic Fumusa
Evil: Mike Colter
FBI: Most Wanted: Nathaniel Arcand
Geniuses: Maggie Lawson
Glamorous: Brooke Shields, Jade Payton
Happy Accident: Jessie Pinnick, Elliot Knight
Katy Keene: Johnny Beauchamp, Julia Chan
Like Magic: Jee Young Han, Rory O’Malley
Lost Boys: Tyler Posey, Kiele Sanchez, Medalion Rahimi, Dakota Shapiro
Mr. Mercedes: Gabriel Ebert, Rarmian Newton, Glynn Turman
Nana: Josh Cooke
Nancy Drew: Tunji Kasim
New York Undercover: Malik Yoba
The North Water: Colin Farrell
Orange Is the New Black: Alicia Witt
Patty’s Auto: Carra Patterson, Sarah Levy, Paola Lazaro, Joanna Adler
Penny Dreadful: City of Angels: Natalie Dormer
Prism: Ramon Rodriguez
Prodigal Son: Lou Diamond Phillips, Aurora Perrineau, Frank Harts
Ride or Die: Marley Shelton, NeNe Leakes, Molly Sims, Jennifer Landon, Tawny Newsome
Spinning Out: Svetlana Efremova, Charlie Hewson
Stargirl: Cameron Gellman, Amy Smart, Neil Jackson, Hunter Sansone, Trae Romano
The Terror: C. Thomas Howell
Under the Bridge: David Ajala
Uninsured: Adam Pally, Abby Elliott, Jessy Hodges, Amer Chadha-Patel
Utopia: Rainn Wilson, Dan Byrd, Cory Michael Smith
You: Carmela Zumbado
Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist: Skylar Astin, Alex Newell
Untitled Fox Tom Kapinos wedding dramedy pilot: Andie MacDowell, Kathleen Turner
Untitled NBC Bradley Whitford church choir comedy pilot: Will Greenberg

(Image courtesy of Netflix.)

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