Caffeine – TV News – February 6th Edition

It was a huge week for TV news with spring premiere date announcements, a bunch of show renewals, network pilot orders, and more. Let’s catch up!

Premiere dates:

March 6th: Transplant
March 17th: Minx
March 18th: Life & Beth
March 24th: Halo

April 1st: Slow Horses
April 3rd: Saints & Sinners
April 10th: 61st Street
April 15th: Anatomy of a Scandal, Roar
April 24th: Gaslit, Billy the Kid
April 29th: Shining Girls

May 6th: Tehran
May 20th: Now and Then

June 2nd: The Orville (new date)


SEAL Team, The Game, Mayor of Kingstown, Yellowstone, All the Queen’s Men, Euphoria, Saints & Sinners (for a sixth and final season), The L Word: Generation Q, Somebody Somewhere, Doogie Kameāloha, M.D., Children Ruin Everything

Other headlines:

Contrary to previous reports, apparently the Criminal Minds revival is still happening.

This isn’t official yet, but Marg Helgenberger is supposedly in talks to revive her CSI character in CSI: Vegas.

Kiefer Sutherland’s Paramount+ spy drama will be called Rabbit Hole.

Rawson Marshall Thurber will oversee the potential Dungeons & Dragons series eOne has in the works.

Justin Simien will write and direct Paramount+’s Flashdance series.

Anna Fishko will write the Orphan Black sequel series in the works.

Matt Shakman will direct and EP Immigrant.

The CW has ordered additional scripts for their potential female-led Zorro show in development.

Ordered to series:

Amazon: An adaptation of podcast The Horror of Dolores Roach starring Justina Machado
AMC: Character-driven sci-fi series Demascus, 1930s psychological thriller Invitation to a Bonfire
Apple TV+: Jason Katims plane crash survivor drama Dear Edward starring Connie Britton, a limited series adaptation of courtroom thriller Presumed Innocent from David E. Kelley and J.J. Abrams
Disney+: A new live-action Goosebumps series
Hulu: Musical romantic comedy series Up Here from a team including Hamilton and Frozen alumni
Netflix: Gangster drama The Brothers Sun

Pilot orders:

CBS: A legal PI drama from Scott Prendergast, convict firefighting program drama Cal Fire
The CW: Walker spinoff Walker: Independence, Supernatural prequel The Winchesters, DC Comics show Gotham Knights
NBC: Law enforcement mystery drama Blank Slate, behavioral science drama The Irrational

In development:

ABC: Karin Slaughter crime drama Will Trent
ABS-CBN: Filipino-American family crime drama Concepción
AC Studios: An adaptation of conspiracy theory novel Fake Accounts
Athena Pictures/Starlings Television: Wildlife crime thriller Shadowland
Bad Robot: An adaptation of Stephen King’s Billy Summers
Black Bear Television: An adaptation of Tracy Deonn’s YA contemporary Arthurian fantasy novel Legendborn
Disney+: An adaptation of Brian Zepka’s queer YA sci-novel The Temperature of Me and You
Epix: Kevin Kline theater drama American Classic, Miami cocaine scene drama Hotel Cocaine, 1950s Paris crime drama Black Harvest, comedy drama Tales of a London Dog-Walker
Fox: A witness protection comedy series
iGeneration Studios: Historical French opera singer drama Diva
Imprint Entertainment/JC Productions: A limited series inspired by the true story behind Urban Cowboy
Lifetime: V.C. Andrews series Cutler
Made Up Stories: An adaptation of Sarah Vaughan’s psychological thriller Reputation
New Regency/TKO Studios: Roxane Gay graphic novel adaptation The Banks
Paramount+: A series remake of movie Urban Cowboy, docu-style comedy Guru Nation from Bob Odenkirk and David Cross, new Star Trek show Starfleet Academy
Radar Pictures: An adaptation of EA game American McGee’s Alce written by David Hayter
Showtime: A professional football drama from Chace Crawford and Tony Romo
Six Studios: An adaptation of fantasy book series The Riftwar Cycle
Start: A contemporary adaptation of Crime and Punishment

Leaving their shows:

Run the World: Andrea Bordeaux

Promoted to series regular:

Yellowstone: Jen Landon, Kathryn Kelly

Guest stars:

The Equalizer: Jada Pinkett Smith
How I Met Your Father: Paget Brewster
Immigrant: Nicola Peltz
NCIS: Hawai’i: Alec Mapa


The Flash: Rick Cosnett


9-1-1: Arielle Kebbel
All the Light We Cannot See: Louis Hofmann, Lars Eidinger, Nell Sutton
Belated: Ellie Taylor, Kaden Kearney, Amir Bageria, EaeMya ThynGi
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow: Donald Faison
Foundation: Isabella Laughland, Kulvinder Ghir, Sandra Yi Sencindiver, Ella-Rae Smith, Dimitri Leonidas, Ben Daniels, Holt McCallany, Mikael Persbrandt, Rachel House, Nimrat Kaur
Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies: Marisa Davila, Cheyenne Isabel Wells, Ari Notartomaso, Tricia Fukuhara, Shanel Bailey, Madison Thompson, Johnathan Nieves, Jason Schmidt, Maxwell Whittington-Cooper, Jackie Hoffman
Immigrant: Quentin Plair
LA Law: John Harlan Kim
Law & Order: Organized Crime: Jennifer Beals, Denis Leary
Let the Right One In: Željko Ivanek, Fernanda Andrade (replacing Larry Pine and Susan Santiago)
The Man Who Fell to Earth: Bill Nighy
The Night Agent: Hong Chau, DB Woodside, Fola Evans-Akingbola, Eve Harlow, Phoenix Raei, Enrique Murciano, Sarah Desjardins
P-Valley: Psalms Salazar, Gail Bean
Party Down: Jennifer Garner, James Marsden, Tyrel Jackson Williams, Zoë Chao
Queer as Folk: Nyle DiMarco
Tales of the Walking Dead: Anthony Edwards, Parker Posey, Terry Crews, Poppy Liu, Jillian Bell
Tell Me Lies: Branden Cook, Spencer House, Benjamin Wadsworth
Terror Lake Drive: Cynthia Bailey, Reginae Carter
That ’90s Show: Ashley Aufderheide, Callie Haverda, Mace Coronel, Maxwell Acee Donovan, Reyn Doi, Sam Morelos
Titans: Joseph Morgan, Franka Potente, Lisa Ambalavanar
Washington Black: Tom Ellis

(Image courtesy of NBC.)

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