Caffeine – TV News – February 28th Edition

It’s still cold in many places, but let’s warm up with a bunch of spring and summer premiere dates in this week’s TV news!

Premiere dates:

March 26th: The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers, The Irregulars

April 7th: Kung Fu
April 8th: Everything’s Gonna Be Okay
April 16th: Big Shot
April 20th: Cruel Summer
April 28th: The Handmaid’s Tale

May 2nd: DC’s Legends of Tomorrow
May 7th: Dynasty, Shrill, Jupiter’s Legacy
May 14th: High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, The Underground Railroad

June 9th: In the Dark
June 11th: Loki, Love, Victor
June 14th: The Republic of Sarah
June 25th: The Mysterious Benedict Society

July 16th: Turner & Hooch


Tyler Perry’s The Oval, Elite


The Twilight Zone

Other headlines:

Younger‘s final season will air on Paramount+.

Showtime has ordered a film continuation of Ray Donovan.

The Halo show is moving from Showtime to Paramount+.

Nzingha Stewart will direct five episodes of Netflix limited series From Scratch.

Ordered to series:

BET+: High school dramedy Birth of Cool
Freeform: Comedy Single Drunk Female
Hulu: Mike Tyson limited series Iron Mike
Paramount+: A Frasier revival, true crime anthology series American Tragedy, a revival of The Game
Starz: Watergate drama Gaslit starring Julia Roberts and Sean Penn

Pilot orders:

ABC: Latinx family saga Promised Land
Freeform: An adaptation of Phoebe Robinson’s book Everything’s Trash But It’s Okay

In development:

Amazon: A G.I. Joe-universe show about Lady Jaye, comedy Am I There Yet?
Amblin Television: A detective series based on Walter Mosley’s Easy Rawlins series
BET+: Tyler Perry strip club drama All the Queen’s Men
Disney+: Multiple projects set in the Magic Kingdom from Ronald D. Moore
HBO: An adaptation of Brit Bennett’s novel The Vanishing Half
IMDb TV: Norman Lear comedy Clean Slate (starring Laverne Cox and George Wallace) and drama Loteria
MRC Television: Stephen King adaptation The Jaunt
Netflix: 50 Cent semi-autobiographical series The 50th Law
Parallel Films: Northern Irish 1980s dance music series Trouble
Paramount+: Series adaptations of The Italian Job, Love Story, Fatal Attraction, Parallax View, Flashdance, Yellowstone spinoff 6666, Taylor Sheridan oil industry series Land Man, a series about contemporary relationships from Kenya Barris
Phylicia Rashad: An adaptation of Emily March’s Eternity Springs novels
Sony Pictures TV: An action comedy based on PlayStation game Twisted Metal

Promoted to series regular:

Cobra Kai: Vanessa Rubio, Peyton List
Raising Dion: Ali Ahn, Griffin Robert Faulkner
Perry Mason: Eric Lange, Justin Kirk
Step Up: Terayle Hill
Transplant: Torri Higginson


Babylon Berlin: Mark Ivanir
Cobra Kai: Dallas Dupree Young, Oona O’Brien
Dear White People: Rome Flynn
Elite: Valentina Zenere, André Lamoglia
Everything’s Gonna Be Okay: Richard Kind, Maria Bamford
FBI: Most Wanted: Miguel Gomez
The First Lady: Gillian Anderson, O-T Fagbenle
The Hot Zone: Anthrax: Ian Colletti, Dawn Olivieri, Denyce Lawton
Kung Fu: Bradley Gibson
Masters of the Air: Austin Butler, Callum Turner
Mayor of Kingstown: Jeremy Renner
Modern Love: Gbenga Akinnagbe, Susan Blackwell, Lucy Boynton, Tom Burke, Zoe Chao, Maria Dizzia, Minnie Driver, Grace Edwards, Dominique Fishback, Kathryn Gallagher, Kit Harington, Garrett Hedlund, Telci Huynh, Nikki M. James, Aparna Nancherla, Larry Owens, Zane Pais, Anna Paquin, Isaac Powell, Ben Rappaport, Milan Ray, Jack Reynor, Miranda Richardson, Marquis Rodriguez, James Scully, Zuzanna Szadkowski, Lulu Wilson, Don Wycherley, Jeena Yi
National Parks: Gerardo Celasco
Outer Range: Matt Lauria
Ozark: Bruce Davison
Power Book II: Ghost: Daniel Sunjata
Queens: Naturi Naughton
Raising Dion: Rome Flynn, Aubriana Davis, Tracey Bonner, Josh Ventura
Rebel: Abigail Spencer
Roswell, New Mexico: Quentin Plair
Shameless: Patrick Sabongui
Shining Girls: Wagner Moura
Step Up: Keiynan Lonsdale, Enrique Murciano, Rebbi Rosie
Succession: Hope Davis
The Terminal List: Taylor Kitsch
The Time Traveler’s Wife: Theo James, Rose Leslie
Upload: Paulo Costanzo

(Image courtesy of Disney+.)

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