Caffeine – TV News – February 27th Edition

This week’s TV news brings us some more spring premiere dates and a bunch of renewals and casting updates!

Premiere dates:

March 17th: DMZ
March 24th: Starstruck

April 4th: Harry Wild
April 24th: The Man Who Fell to Earth
April 29th: Ozark

May 6th: The Wilds


Vienna Blood, The Blacklist, Sort Of


Another Life

Other headlines:

March 14’s episode of Bob Hearts Abishola will cross over with The Neighborhood.

La Brea season two has been expanded to 14 episodes, though they might air in two chunks.

Quentin Tarantino is reportedly in talks to direct some of Justified: City Primeval.

Ilene Chaiken has left Law & Order: Organized Crime and Barry O’Brien will be the new showrunner.

The CW has pushed its Babylon 5 reboot to the next development season.

Ordered to series:

BBC: The A Word spinoff Ralph & Katie
ITV/BritBox: 1970s British politician scandal drama Stonehouse starring Matthew Macfadyen and Keeley Hawes
Sky/Peacock: Terror attack miniseries Lockerbie

Acquired for the U.S.:

Disney+: Tween ballet time travel show Find Me in Paris
The Roku Channel: Australian drama series The Newsreader
Sundance Now: Palestinian crime comedy series The Dreamers

Pilot/first episode directors:

Accused: Michael Cuesta
Hungry: James Burrows

Pilot orders:

CBS: Teen parent comedy Unplanned in Akron

In development:

Boat Rocker/Bay Mills Studios: A limited series about artist Jean-Michael Basquiat starring Stephan James
CBS Studios: Sci-fi drama Myth from Olatunde Osunsanmi
HBO Max: A comedy series about First Daughter Alice Roosevelt Longworth
Hidden Empire Film Group: A semi-autobiographical scripted series from Vine star Andrew “King Bach” Bachelor
John Wells Productions: An adaptation of Danya Kukafka’s thriller Notes on an Execution
Made Up Stories: An adaptation of Jean Hanff Korelitz’s upcoming family novel The Latecomer
Starz: An Outlander prequel

Leaving their shows:

9-1-1: Lone Star: Lisa Edelstein
Grey’s Anatomy: Richard Flood

Guest stars:

The Good Doctor: Aly and AJ Michalka
The Neighborhood: Gina Yashere


Accused: Michael Chiklis
Big Sky: Bernard White
Billions: Sakina Jaffrey
Cal Fire: Max Theriot
The Crowded Room: Emmy Rossum, Sasha Lane, Christopher Abbott, Emma Laird
Dark Winds: Deanna Allison
Disclaimer: Sacha Baron Cohen (looks like this isn’t official yet)
GenZeroes: Paul “Big Show” Wight, Richard Harmon, Kandyse McClure, Tahmoh Penikett, Bethany Brown
Good Trouble: Yasmine Aker (replacing Odelya Halevi)
Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies: Charlotte Kavanagh, Josette Halpert, Nicholas McDonough, Maximo Weber Salas, Alexis Sides
Hungry: Gabriel Iglesias, Ryan McPartlin
I’m a Virgo: Brett Gray, Kara Young, Allius Barnes, Olivia Washington, Mike Epps, Carmen Ejogo
Immigrant: Dan Stevens
Ironheart: Lyric Ross
L.A. Law: Juliana Harkavy, Kacey Rohl
Legacies: Piper Curda
Manhunt: Anthony Boyle, Lovie Simone
Power Book III: Raising Kanan: Michael Rispoli, Paloma Guzman
Walker: Ashley Reyes
Walker: Independence: Justin Johnson Cortez
Washington Black: Charles Dance

(Image courtesy of PBS.)

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