Caffeine – TV News – February 7th Edition

Happy Sunday! Catch up on this week’s TV news before the big game, including lots of pilot orders …

Premiere dates!
February 25th: Prey
March 6th: Last Man on Earth

Renewed: Orange Is the New Black (for three seasons), Law & Order: SVU, Chicago Med, Colony, Shades of Blue

Cancelled: Manhattan

The Flash and Supergirl will have a crossover on March 28th!

More Gilmore Girls returns: Yanic Truesdale, Matt Czuchry, Liza Weil

Amy Harris will showrun Designated Survivor.

Ordered to series:
BBC One: Midcentury murder drama Rillington One
CMT: A series adaptation of Million Dollar Quartet
Netflix: Sophia Amoruso autobiographical series #Girlboss
Syfy: Futuristic series Incorporated from Matt Damon and Ben Affleck

Pilot orders:
CBS: A Training Day reboot, parent/teenager comedy What Goes Around Comes Around, a MacGyver reboot, Dr. Phil drama Bull, military family drama Four Stars, Ridley Scott medical drama Sensory
Fox: Greenwich class system comedy The Mick, a workplace comedy, female buddy cop comedy The Enforcers, an untitled interracial family sitcom
NBC: Culture clash comedy Sebastian, a Bill Lawrence immigrant comedy, hybrid game show/workplace comedy Crunch Time, a Cruel Intentions sequel, buddy comedy Me & Mean Margaret

In development:
BBC: A TV spinoff of movie Brooklyn
LightWorkers Media: A series based on Karen Kingsbury’s Baxter Family novels from Roma Downey
Spike TV: Lincoln Child/Douglas Preston crime adaptation Prendergast

Pilot/first episode directors:
Bunker Hill: David Semel
Chunk & Bean: Chris Koch
Dream Team: Marc Buckland
The Exorcist: Rupert Wyatt
Eyewitness: Catherine Hardwicke
Four Stars: RJ Cutler
#Girlboss: Christian Ditter
Good Fortune: Pam Fryman
The Mick: Randall Einhorn
Midnight Texas: Niels Arden Oplev
Model Woman: Richard Shepard
My Time/Your Time: Pam Fryman
One Day at a Time: Pam Fryman
Pitch: Paris Barclay
The Second Fattest Housewife in Westport: Ruben Fleischer
Still Star-Crossed: Michael Offer
Taken: Alex Graves
The Trail: Jeff Blitz
Training Day: Antoine Fuqua
What Goes Around Comes Around: Tim Story
Untitled Charlie Grandy comedy: Amy Poehler
Untitled Fox workplace comedy: Jeff Schaffer

HBO is redeveloping its Lewis & Clark miniseries.

The Wilding is not going forward at USA Network.

Guest stars!
The Big Bang Theory: Adam West
Billions: Metallica
Blue Bloods: Whoopi Goldberg
Grimm: Keiko Agena, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa
The Grinder: Jenna Fischer, Chris Klein
Last Man Standing: Reba McEntire
Mistresses: Jerry O’Connell
Modern Family: Adam Arkin
Queen Sugar: Glynn Turman
Switched at Birth: Gwendolyn Yeo

The Big Bang Theory: Sara Gilbert, Wil Wheaton, Christine Baranski, John Ross Bowie
Bloodline: Julie Claire
Devious Maids: Julie Claire
Switched at Birth: Gilles Marini
Twin Peaks: David Lynch (acting as well as directing)

Barry: Sarah Goldberg
BrainDead: Tony Shalhoub
The Collection: Richard Coyle, Tom Riley, Frances de la Tour, Mamie Gummer, Jenna Thiam
Dead of Summer: Zelda Williams, Eli Goree, Alberto Frezza
Designated Survivor: Kal Penn, Maggie Q, Natascha McElhone, Italia Ricci
Devious Maids: Carlos Ponce
Empire: Morocco Omari
Eyewitness: Tyler Young
Fear the Walking Dead: Dougray Scott
Fortitude: Dennis Quaid, Michelle Fairley, Parminder Nagra, Robert Sheehan, Ken Stott
House of Cards: Joel Kinnaman
The Infamous: Emily Rios
The Interestings: Jessica Collins, Corey Cott
The Last Tycoon: Dominique McElligott
Legion: Dan Stevens, Aubrey Plaza, Jean Smart
My Time/Your Time: Jane Levy
The Night Shift: Tanaya Beatty
Presence: Stephanie Sigman
The Ranch: Megyn Price
Scandal: Ricardo Chavira
Shut Eye: David Zayas, Isabella Rossellini
Six: Barry Sloane, Edwin Hodge
Switched at Birth: Valery Ortiz, Michael Galante
Twin Peaks: Naomi Watts, Tom Sizemore
The Walking Dead: Alicia Witt
Wayward Pines: Jason Patric
Untitled Matt Hubbard pilot: Jack McBrayer

(Image courtesy of BBC America.)

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