Caffeine – TV News – February 13th Edition

We’ve got a bunch of TV news this week from the TCA press tour and more!

Premiere dates:

March 3rd: The Tourist
March 6th: Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty
March 9th: Good Trouble, The Last Kingdom
March 10th: Theodosia
March 26th: The Pact
March 29th: The Girl from Plainville

April 7th: Tokyo Vice
April 8th: Woke
April 18th: Better Call Saul
April 19th: Mayans M.C.

May 25th: Obi-Wan Kenobi

June 15th: Love, Victor

July 11th: Better Call Saul (part two)


Reacher, Almost Paradise (now on IMDb TV), South Side, The Sister Boniface Mysteries, Joe Pickett, Kin, Bloodlands, My Life Is Murder, Creepshow, Slasher, London Kills


Love, Victor (after the upcoming third season)

Other headlines:

The Rookie will air a backdoor pilot this season for a potential spinoff starring Niecy Nash.

Disney+ has put its Beauty and the Beast prequel series on hold indefinitely.

Pilot directors:

Blockbuster: Payman Benz
Pitch Perfect: Todd Strauss-Schulson
Quantum Leap: Helen Shaver
Walker: Independence: Larry Teng

Ordered to series:

AllBlk: Anthology series Snap
Apple TV+: 1970s Palm Beach society comedy Mrs. American Pie from Laura Dern and starring Kristen Wiig, futuristic dark comedy Sunny starring Rashida Jones, Dior/Chanel fashion drama The New Look starring Ben Mendesohn and Juliette Binoche
BritBox: Crime novel adaptation The Confessions of Frannie Langton, Martin Freeman crime series The Thief, His Wife, and the Canoe
Disney+: National Geographic Anne Frank protector limited series A Small Light
HBO: Julio Torres comedy Little Films
Netflix: Female-led action-adventure series Palomino
Peacock: An adaptation of Liane Moriarty novel Apples Never Fall

Acquired for the U.S.:

Acorn TV/Sundance Now: British dramas Showtrial, The Suspect, Anne
BBC America: British drama Mood

Pilot orders:

CBS: A genderbent Early Edition reboot, cop drama East New York
Freeform: Asian-American coming-of-age drama AZNBBGRL

In development:

20th Television: An adaptation of Steve Almond’s upcoming social novel All the Secrets of the World
Amazon Studios: Blade Runner 2099 sequel series
BET+: Dark crime comedy Average Joe
CBS: Procedural HSI: Puerto Rico
Disney+: An adaptation of middle grade Rick Riordan Presents La Llorona-inspired novel Paola Santiago and the River of Tears
Fox: Meteorologist dark comedy Cindy Snow, a police drama based on movie End of Watch
HBO: Facebook drama Doomsday Machine starring Claire Foy, queer comedy Lucky
Hulu: Darkly comic murder mystery limited series The Golden Spoon
Jim Henson Co.: A fantasy adventure series from Norman Reedus
Sky Studios: A drama about the Gucci family
Submarine: Baader Meinhof Gang drama Ghost Generation
Topic Studios: An adaptation of The Thousand Crimes of Ming Tsu
Two for the Road/Kapital: An adaptation of Tiffany D. Jackson’s YA novel White Smoke
Walden Media: An adaptation of Joe Hill’s horror novel The Fireman

Guest stars:

Blue Bloods: Tony Danza
New Amsterdam: Adam Rose


All Rise: Marg Helgenberger


Ahsoka: Ray Stevenson
All Rise: Roger Guenveur Smith, Christian Keyes (replacing Todd Williams)
American Born Chinese: Michelle Yeoh, Ben Wang, Yeo Yann Yann, Chin Han, Daniel Wu, Ke Huy Quan, Jim Liu, Sydney Taylor
Beauty and the Beast prequel: Rita Ora
The Big Door Prize: Djouliet Amara, Ally Maki, Crystal Fox
Big Sky: Constance Zimmer
Bust Down: DomiNque Perry
Charmed: Shi Ne Nielson
The Continental: Katie McGrath, Ray McKinnon, Adam Shapiro, Mark Musashi, Marina Mazepa
The Crossover: Daveed Diggs (as narrator)
CSI: Vegas: Marg Helgenberger
Firefly Lane: Chris McNally
Fleishman Is in Trouble: Joy Suprano
Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies: Chris McNally
Immigrant: Andrew Rannells
Ironheart: Anthony Ramos
National Treasure: Catherine Zeta-Jones
Only Murders in the Building: Andrea Martin, Zoe Colletti, Michael Rapaport
The Patient: Alex Rich, David Alan Grier
Remember: Hosea Chanchez, Devere Rogers, Griffin Matthews, Brandon Gill
Retreat: Clive Owen, Harris Dickinson, Alice Braga, Jermaine Fowler, Joan Chen, Raul Esparza, Edoardo Ballerini, Pegah Ferydoni, Ryan J. Haddad, Javed Khan
Slasher: Ripper: Eric McCormack
Tales of the Walking Dead: Daniella Pineda
Tom Swift: Asheligh Murray
Washington Black: Rupert Graves, Shaunette Renée Wilson
The White Lotus: Theo James, Meghann Fahy, Will Sharpe, Leo Woodall

(Image courtesy of Freeform.)

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