Caffeine – TV News – February 2nd Edition

Caffeine – TV News – February 2nd Edition

This week’s TV news has a few updates for spring but a ton of new information about potential upcoming shows!

Premiere dates:

March 3rd: Empire
March 13th: Agatha Christie’s The Pale Horse
March 16th: My Brilliant Friend

April 2nd: Broke, Man with a Plan



Other headlines:

The Crown will end with season five, which will star Imelda Staunton.

Perpetual Grace, LTD will get a short limited run to wrap up.

Riverdale is doing a Hedwig and the Angry Inch musical episode.

The potential The 100 prequel is now titled Anaconda.

Ordered to series:

ABC: David E. Kelley PI drama The Big Sky, castaway aftermath drama Wreckage
CTV: Comedy Children Ruin Everything
ITV: Crime thriller Viewpoint
Netflix: Teen skating drama Zero Chill, supernatural spy thriller In from the Cold starring Margarita Levieva, live-action manga adaptation One Piece, nanny comedy Country Comfort starring Katharine McPhee and Eddie Cibrian
Starz: Yvette Lee Bowser comedy Run the World

Pilot orders:

CBS: A reimagining of The Equalizer starring Queen Latifah
The CW: A Kung Fu reboot, political drama The Republic of Sarah, a reboot of Lost Boys, First Daughter drama Maverick
FOX: Dance reality show drama The Big Leap, small town mockumentary comedy This Country
HBO: A Las Vegas female mentorship comedy
NBC: Da Vinci Code prequel Langdon

In development:

Amblin Television: A limited series based on the Washington Post’s Afghanistan Papers report
Apple TV+: Rose Byrne 1980s aerobics dramedy Physical, a musical comedy starring Cecily Strong
Dramacorp: Supernatural thriller Heritage
Freeform: Black comedy neo-noir series LA Ultra
FX: Nic Pizzolatto drama series Redeemer starring Matthew McConaughey
HBO: Family restaurant comedy House of Chow
HBO Max: Coming-of-age drama Afro.Punks from Gabrielle Union
Hulu: Pop star comedy Hit from Aline Brosh McKenna
Netflix: Julie Delpy L.A. friendship comedy On the Verge
Quibi: Breakup dramedy Heartbeats
Showtime: Big Pharma conspiracy drama Memory

Not moving forward:

The CW: The reboot of The Game
HBO Max: Comedy pilot Delilah

Promoted to series regular:

Bob <3 Abishola: Anthony Okungbowa, Bayo Akinfemi

Guest stars:

Grey’s Anatomy: Shoshannah Stern
NCIS: Los Angeles: Scottie Thompson
One Day at a Time: Ray Romano


Americanah: Tireni Oyenusi
Blood & Treasure: Paget Brewster
Briarpatch: Sarah Minnich
The Crew: Mather Zickel
Deputy: Jenny Gago
Evel: David Krumholtz
For Life: Chance Kelly
The Gilded Age: Harry Richardson, Thomas Cocquerel, Jack Gilpin
Heels: Kelli Berglund
Loki: Owen Wilson
A Million Little Things: Marcia Gay Harden
Motherland: Fort Salem: Sarah Yarkin
Panic: Kerri Medders
Resident Alien: Linda Hamilton, Mandell Maughan, Alex Barima
Saved by the Bell: Haskiri Velazquez, Mitchell Hoog, Alycia Pascual-Pena, Belmont Cameli
SEAL Team: Rachel Boston, Tim Chiou
Severance: Jen Tullock, Zach Cherry
Sex/Life: Sarah Shahi
The United States of Al: Kelli Goss, Elizabeth Alderfer

(Image courtesy of the BBC.)

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