Caffeine – TV News – February 5th Edition

This week’s TV news brings us a TON of renewals and cancellations, but first . . .

Premiere dates:

March 1st: True Lies (new date)
March 2nd: Alaska Daily (new date), Sex/Life
March 8th: The Confessions of Frannie Langton
March 30th: Unstable
March 31st: The Power

April 14th: Blindspotting


La Brea, The Cleaning Lady, Night Court, Power Book II: Ghost, That ’90s Show, So Help Me Todd, Acapulco, The Terminal List, Kingdom Business, 1923, Anne Rice’s Mayfair Witches


Kindred, The Blacklist (after the upcoming tenth season), Let the Right One In, American Gigolo, Three Women, Reboot, Dexter: New Blood, Pennyworth

Other headlines:

Showtime and Paramount+ are officially merging.

CBS will air a three-show FBI crossover on April 4th.

The adaptation of Never Let Me Go is not moving forward at FX/Hulu.

Ordered to series:

Hallmark Movies & Mysteries: Procedural The Cases of Mystery Lane starring Paul Campbell and Aimee Garcia

Acquired for the U.S.:

PBS: British detective series DI Ray

Pilot orders:

CBS: A new version of Matlock starring Kathy Bates, The Good Fight spinoff Elspeth

In development:

Amazon: Car salesman comedy Miraculous starring Anthony Anderson, a Terminal List prequel starring Taylor Kitsch, crime comic book adaptation Criminal
CBS: Medical drama The Pact, medical mystery Watson
Day Zero Productions: An adaptation of Kiese Laymon’s coming-of-age novel Long Division from Trevor Noah
DC/HBO Max: Peacemaker spinoff Waller, Green Lantern series Lanterns Wonder Woman prequel series Paradise Lost, comics character adaptation Booster Gold
Echo Lake Entertainment: A limited series about the Sandy Hook gun manufacturer lawsuit
eOne: An adaptation of Janice Hallett’s The Twyford Code
Fox: Music comedy Rock Camp, security guard comedy Guards from and starring Nore Davis
Sony Pictures TV: Gambler-turned-FBI-source limited series Jackpot
Thousand Voices: An adaptation of Jessica George’s novel Maame from Jenna Bush Hager

Leaving their shows:

Bridgerton: Phoebe Dynevor

Guest stars:

American Auto: Ben Feldman
FBI: Joelle Carter
NCIS: Los Angeles: Christopher Gorham


The Flash: Rick Cosnett, Jessica Parker Kennedy, Matt Letscher


Animal Control: Maria Gabriela de Faría
Apples Never Fall: Annette Bening
Boiling Point: Ray Panthaki, Gary Lamont, Áine Rose Daly, Taz Skylar, Daniel Larkai, Stephen McMillan, Hannah Traylen, Izuka Hoyle, Stephen Odubola, Shaun Fagan, Joel MacCormack, Ahmed Malek, Cathy Tyson, Missy Haysom
Chief of War: Cliff Curtis
Citadel: Samantha Ruth Prabhu
Eric: Gaby Hoffmann, McKinley Belcher III, Dan Fogler, Clarke Peters, Ivan Morris Howe, Phoebe Nicholls, David Denman, Bamar Kane, Adepero Odyue, Alexis Molnar, Roberta Colindrez
Lazarus: Tom Hardy, Zazie Beetz
Lucky Hank: Shannon DeVido, Jackson Kelly
My Brilliant Friend: Alba Rohrwacher, Irene Maiorino
Power Book II: Ghost: Michael Ealy
The Residence: Uzo Aduba
Star Trek: Picard: Ed Speleers, Todd Stashwick
The Veil: Josh Charles, Dali Benssalah, Yumna Marwan

(Image courtesy of ITV.)

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