Caffeine – TV News – February 25th Edition

Ready to catch up on this week’s TV news? We’ve got some spring premiere dates and a whole lot of pilot casting coming your way!

Premiere dates:

March 23rd: Santa Clarita Diet
March 30th: The Dangerous Book for Boys

April 11th: The Expanse
April 13th: Lost in Space

May 24th: Fauda
May 29th: 100 Code

June 7th: Nashville


Superstore, High Maintenance, Crashing, Harrow

Other headlines:

The Nashville series finale will air on July 26th.

NBC is moving A.P. Bio to 8:30pm ET on Thursdays starting March 8th. Champions will premiere at 9:30pm ET.

Pilot directors:

Dan the Weatherman: Seth Gordon
Grand Hotel: Ken Olin
Main Justice: David Semel
Murder: Anthony Hemingway
Single Parents: Jason Winer
Steps: Todd Holland
Untitled CW football drama: Rob Hardy

Pilot EPs/showrunners:

L.A. Confidential: Anna Fricke
Main Justice: Sunil Nayar

Ordered to series:

Telexist: VR noir thriller series Memory Palace

Acquired for the U.S.:

Netflix: German historical thriller Perfume

Pilot orders:

Freeform: Women-in-tech comedy Girls Code from Paul Feig

In development:

Amazon: An adaptation of Iain M. Banks’ sci-fi series beginning with Consider Phlebas
Cedar Park: An adaptation of Stephen King’s The Bone Church
Critical Content/Hollywood Gang: An adaptation of Dan Simmons’ dystopian novel Flashback
eOne: Romantic comedic thriller Run
Homegrown Pictures: A limited series based on Black Fortunes about the first black millionaires
Showtime: Biotech marital thriller Chemistry
USA Network: Crime drama Dancing Bear directed by Mel Gibson

Promoted to series regular:

Younger: Charles Michael Davis

Guest stars:

The Big Bang Theory: Bill Gates
Chicago P.D.: Titus Welliver
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow: John Noble (appearing as himself, separately from the character he voices), Violett Beane
The Good Doctor: Graham Patrick Martin
The Good Fight: Donald Paul
Nashville: Mia Maestro, Ronny Cox


Abby’s: Natalie Morales
The Bisexual: Maxine Peake, Brian Gleeson, Eva Birthistle, John Dagliesh, Naomi Ackie, Niamh Algar, Saskia Chana, Michelle Guillot
Charmed: Melonie Diaz, Sarah Jeffery
The Code: Phillipa Soo
The End of the World As We Know It: Gage Golightly, Quinta Brunson
False Profits: Bellamy Young
Fam: Odessa Adlon
Get Christie Love: Julia Kelly
God Friended Me: Joe Morton
Grand Hotel: Roselyn Sanchez
The Greatest American Hero: Dennis Andres
I’m Dying Up Here: Xosha Roquemore
In Between Lives: Harriet Dyer
L.A. Confidential: Walton Goggins, Brian J. Smith
Magnum P.I.: Jay Hernandez
Main Justice: Timothy Hutton
A Million Little Things: Christina Ochoa, Anne Son
Once Upon a Time: Suzy Joachim
The Orville: Chris Johnson
Our People: Lea Thompson
Pandas in New York: Nishi Munshi
Pine Gap: Jacqueline Mackenzie
Playing Dead: Tyler Ritter
The Rookie: Alyssa Diaz
Safe Harbor: Josh Randall, Vannessa Vasquez
Scandal: Michael O’Neill
So Close: Sabrina Carpenter, Sasheer Zamata, Sean Kleier
Staties: David Zayas, Annie Ilonzeh
Three Rivers: John Larroquette
Titans: April Bowlby
Trial & Error: Kristin Chenoweth
True Detective: Sarah Gadon, Emily Nelson, Brandon Flynn, Michael Graziadei
The Village: Grace Van Dien, Warren Christie
Whiskey Cavalier: Lauren Cohan, Ana Ortiz
Untitled ABC African-American female NYPD drama pilot: Amirah Vann
Untitled ABC resort staff comedy pilot: Elizabeth Ho
Untitled CBS pop star comedy pilot: Damon Wayans Jr.
Untitled CW football drama pilot: Taye Diggs
Untitled Fox Danny Strong legal drama pilot: Russell Hornsby
Untitled Fox FBI drama pilot: Katie Holmes, Rose Rollins
Untitled NBC Bellevue hospital drama: Tyler Labine
Untitled Netflix Sabrina the Teenage Witch drama: Miranda Otto, Richard Coyle

(Image courtesy of Netflix.)

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