Caffeine – TV News – February 3rd Edition

We’ve got a ton of TV news coming out of TCA this week, so let’s get right to it!

Premiere dates:

March 14th: The Good Fight
March 15th: Shrill
March 22nd: Delhi Crime

April 1st: The Twilight Zone
April 7th: The Chi

June 16th: City on a Hill


Supernatural, Riverdale, Arrow, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, The Flash, Black Lightning, Charmed, Legacies, Dynasty, Supergirl, God Friended Me, Shameless, Fuller House (for a fifth and final season), Sex Education


Stan Against Evil, Travelers

Other headlines:

A concert special will air after the Crazy Ex-Girlfriend finale.

NBC has shifted a few dates due to the State of the Union rescheduling.

The Homeland final season premiere has been moved back to fall.

The second season of Killing Eve will be simulcast on BBC America and AMC.

Sundance Now has acquired Icelandic crime drama Stella Blómkvist for the U.S.

Paco Cabezas will direct multiple episodes of Penny Dreadful: City of Angels.

YouTube pilot Dark Cargo will be directed by Lodge Kerrigan and showrun by Nick Santora.

Maggie Kiley will direct the Katy Keene pilot.

Ordered to series:

CBS All Access: An adaptation of Stephen King’s The Stand
Channel 4: Crime drama Deadwater Fell
CTV: Medical procedural The Transplant
Disney+: Middle school series Diary of a Female President from Ilana Peña and Gina Rodriguez
ITV: Family drama Flesh and Blood
Netflix: Harlan Coben crime drama The Stranger starring Richard Armitage, Icelandic crime show The Valhalla Murders, celebrity comedy Team Kaylie
Showtime: A sequel to The L Word with the original cast
USA Network: Megan Abbott cheerleading drama Dare Me

Pilot orders:

ABC: Romantic drama Until the Wedding, romantic comedy The Baker and the Beauty, Bermuda Triangle drama Triangle, female Army vet P.I. drama Stumptown, a semi-autobiographical father/daughter comedy from Hannah Simone, a New York Undercover revival, former teen mom comedy Woman Up, drama Heart of Life inspired by the John Mayer song
Amazon: College comedy Half-Empty
CBS: Patricia Heaton comedy Carol’s Second Act, New Hampshire political series Republic of Sarah, legal drama Courthouse, a contemporary crime drama take on Frankenstein, friendship comedy To Whom It May Concern
The CW: Gender non-conforming beauty vlogger drama Glamorous
FOX: Police drama Prodigal Son, female mechanic comedy pilot Patty’s Auto
NBC: An immigration politics comedy starring Kal Penn
Pop: Guidance counselor comedy Best Intentions, spin studio crime comedy Ride or Die
Syfy: AI drama Cipher, dark serial killer comedy (Future) Cult Classic

In development:

CBS: FBI spinoff FBI: Most Wanted
eOne: An adaptation of Laura Sims novel Looker from Emily Mortimer
Film 44: A series based on Mira Jacob’s interracial family memoir Good Talk
Freeform: 1970s Black Panther Party coming-of-age dramedy Party Girls
NBC: Small town newspaper comedy Village Gazette
Syfy: Horror series Chucky

Promoted to series regular:

You: Ambyr Childers

Guest stars:

The Big Bang Theory: William Shatner, Joe Manganiello, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
The Flash: Kimberly Williams-Paisley
Grey’s Anatomy: Michelle Forbes
Station 19: JoBeth Williams
The Twilight Zone: Taissa Farmiga, Rhea Seehorn, Luke Kirby, Ike Barinholtz


The Big Bang Theory: Wil Wheaton, Kevin Smith
How to Get Away with Murder: Cicely Tyson
Law & Order: SVU: Dean Winters
Shameless: Cameron Monaghan


The Affair: Jennifer Jason Leigh
Billions: Michael Raymond-James
Dickinson: Matt Lauria
Dollface: Brenda Song, Lex Scott Davis
Games People Play: Sarunas J. Jackson, Jackie Long, Barry Brewer, Kendall Kyndall
God Friended Me: Adam Goldberg
Happy Accident: Vanessa Williams, Kether Donohue
Interrogation: David Strathairn
Jane the Virgin: Eden Sher
Locke & Key: Darby Stanchfield, Laysla De Oliveira, Kevin Alves
Magnum P.I.: Jordana Brewster
A Million Little Things: Drea de Matteo
Mrs. Fletcher: Domenick Lombardozzi
Raising Dion: Ali Ahn
Sneaky Pete: Patrick J. Adams
The Undoing: Noah Jupe
Utopia: Sasha Lane
Veronica Mars: Tyler Alvarez
War of the Worlds: Gabriel Byrne, Elizabeth McGovern, Léa Drucker, Natasha Little, Daisy Edgar Jones, Stéphane Caillard, Adel Bencherif, Guillaume Gouix
Year of the Rabbit: Keeley Hawes, Sally Phillips, Jill Halfpenny
You: Victoria Pedretti, James Scully, Jenna Ortega
Your Honor: Bryan Cranston
Untitled Apple video game development comedy: F. Murray Abraham, David Hornsby, Danny Pudi, Imani Hakim, Ashly Burch, Charlotte Nicdao, Jessie Ennis

(Image courtesy of CBS All Access.)

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