Caffeine – TV News – February 9th Edition

Caffeine – TV News – February 9th Edition

This week’s TV news has spring premiere dates, some more of next season’s pilot orders, and a whole bunch of casting!

Premiere dates:

March 10th: If Loving You Is Wrong

April 4th: Frankie Drake Mysteries
April 12th: Run

June 14th: Grantchester


Spinning Out, Ray Donovan, If Loving You Is Wrong (after the upcoming fifth season)

Other headlines:

High School Musical: The Musical: The Series is tackling Beauty and the Beast for season two.

Ted Humphrey will showrun The Lincoln Lawyer.

Stephen Falk will showrun the upcoming limited series about WeWork.

Ordered to series:

BBC/BritBox North America: A revival of The Syndicate
BET: A House of Payne revival, comedy Tyler Perry’s Assisted Living
ITV: Val McDermid cold case investigation drama Karen Pirie
Netflix: Dramatic thriller Pieces of Her starring Toni Collette, political thriller White Stork starring Tom Hiddleston
Showtime: Historical drama First Ladies starring Viola Davis

Pilot orders:

CBS: Political drama Ways and Means starring Patrick Dempsey, four comedies, medical drama Good Sam, cop drama Out of the Door
Fox: Friendship comedy Pivoting

In development:

101 Studios/Seven Seas Films: Drama The Last Days of Marilyn Monroe
ABC: Comedy Work Wife inspired by Ryan Seacrest and Kelly Ripa
Amazon: An adaptation of The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires, FBI drama The Dark Corners of the Night
Blonde Mamba: Female football coach comedy FanGirl from NFL coach Jen Welter
Civic Center Media: Conspiracy thriller The Terminal List starring Chris Pratt
Eleventh Hour Films: An adaptation of prison memoir A Bit of a Stretch
Fox: Forensic genealogy crime drama Blood Relative
Freeform: Country music drama East Nasty
FX: A Texas pecan empire drama starring Minnie Driver
Hivemind: An adaptation of Norman Mailer’s The Naked and the Dead produced by his son
MGM International: Single mom immigrant comedy Tacowood starring Paz Vega
Sky: An adaptation of Robert Harris financial thriller The Fear Index
Sony Pictures TV: Wattpad adaptations She’s with Me and The Last She
Wild Bunch TV: A series about first female filmmaker Alice Guy
Yellow Bird: YA adaptation A Semi-Definitive List of Worst Nightmares

Leaving their shows:

Y: The Last Man: Barry Keoghan

Promoted to series regular:

NCIS: Los Angeles: Medalion Rahimi

Guest stars:

Batwoman: Kayla Ewell
Doctor Who: Ian McElhinney, Steve Toussaint
Hit and Run: Gal Toren
Outmatched: Alyson Hannigan, Kaye Thomas
Stumptown: Troian Bellisario


Lucifer: Inbar Lavi


9-1-1: Lone Star: Natalie Zea
Coyote: Mark Feuerstein, Kelli Williams, Daniel Mora, Emy Mena, George Pullar, Amy Forsyth, Ross Phillips, Romina D’Ugo, Bobby Daniel Rodriguez, Natalia Cordova-Buckley, Jose Pablo Cantillo, Drew Powell
Daisy Jones and the Six: Sam Claflin
Die Hart: John Travolta
DMZ: Benjamin Bratt
Doom Patrol: Abigail Shapiro
The Gilded Age: Jeanne Tripplehorn
Goliath: J.K. Simmons, Bruce Dern
The Great: Sebastian de Souza
Hit and Run: Lior Raz, Sanaa Lathan, Kaelen Ohm, Moran Rosenblatt, Gregg Henry
Inventing Anna: Jennifer Esposito
Katy Keene: Cary Elwes
The Lincoln Lawyer: Kiele Sanchez
Midnight Mass: Zach Gilford, Kate Siegel, Annabeth Gish, Michael Trucco, Samantha Sloyan, Henry Thomas, Rahul Abburi, Crystal Balint, Matt Biedel, Alex Essoe, Rahul Kohli, Kristin Lehman, Robert Longstreet, Igby Rigney, Annarah Shephard
Monsterland: Mike Colter
NCIS: New Orleans: Charles Michael Davis
Star Trek: Picard: Amirah Vann
Station Eleven: Danielle Deadwyler
Superman & Lois: Jordan Elsass, Alexander Garfin
Swagger: O’Shea Jackson Jr. (replacing Winston Duke)
Thirtysomething(else): Chris Wood
Vegas High: West Duchovny
Walker: Lindsey Morgan
The Witcher: Carmel Laniado
Untitled Amazon Tracy Oliver comedy: Tyler Lepley
Untitled NBC L.A. mayor comedy: Mike Cabellon

(Image courtesy of PBS.)

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