Caffeine – TV News – January 10th Edition

Happy Sunday! After a few quiet TV news weeks over the holidays, we’re back with a ton of news from TCA. Buckle up!

Premiere dates:
January 13th: Teachers
January 26th: Outsiders
February 17th: Broad City
February 19th: Love
March 7th: Bates Motel, Damien
March 9th: Underground
March 16th: Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders
March 18th: Daredevil
March 20th: Elementary (in a new Sunday timeslot)
March 31st: Rush Hour
April 10th: Fear the Walking Dead
April 19th: The Night Manager
April 20th: Time Traveling Bong
April 24th: Game of Thrones, Silicon Valley, Veep
April 25th: Turn

Girls has been renewed for a sixth and final season.

Also renewed: Younger, The Royals, Saving Hope, Being Mary Jane, Inside Amy Schumer, Broad City (for two seasons)

HBO is reportedly close to renewing Game of Thrones for seasons seven and eight, but no official announcement yet.

Cancelled: Jekyll & Hyde, Rizzoli & Isles (after season 7), Rectify (after season 4)

Michael Weatherly is leaving NCIS at the end of the season.

BBC America will air Doctor Who spinoff Class this year.

Season two of American Crime Story will center on Hurricane Katrina.

Hayden Panettiere has returned to work on Nashville following her medical leave.

J.J. Abrams thinks Person of Interest will probably end with season five.

HBO claims a Deadwood reunion movie is definitely happening, but no details yet.

Charlie Craig is returning to Pretty Little Liars as co-showrunner.

ABC has confirmed their pilot order for another Marvel show, Marvel’s Most Wanted.

Ordered to series:
AMC: Texas epic The Son
BBC America: Douglas Adams adaptation Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency, crime thriller Prey
Comedy Central: Limited series Time Traveling Bong
History Channel: Knights Templar drama Knightfall produced by Jeremy Renner (who will also guest star), Navy SEAL drama Six
Hulu: Hugh Laurie psychological thriller Chance
Netflix: Psychological thriller Gypsy
TNT: A Tales from the Crypt reboot from M. Night Shyamalan, alien abductees comedy People of Earth from Conan O’Brien and Greg Daniels

Pilot orders:
ABC: Murder trial drama The Jury
NBC: Marlon Wayans comedy Marlon, DC Comics comedy Powerless, an untitled interracial couple comedy
TV Land: Hollywood friendship comedy Nobodies from Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone

In development:
A&E: A cult anthology series from Jake Gyllenhaal
AMC: Jet Propulsion Lab drama Marvel
Fox: Dwayne Johnson cop drama Boost Unit
Freeform: Fashion comedy Made in L.A.
HBO: Miniseries The Burgess Boys from Robert Redford
Nat Geo: Annie Proulx historical novel adaptation Barkskins, global contraband animal trade drama Blood Ivory
Starz: Three Hispanic-themed series: an English-language version of telenovela El Malefico, supernatural drama Santeria, East L.A. wine bar story Pour Vida
Syco: A show based on Emma Sayle’s sex club memoir Behind the Mask

Sundance has acquired U.S. rights to British autism drama The A-Word.

TNT is not moving forward with Titans, and their pilots Home and Robbers are probably dead as well.

Promoted to series regular:
Grey’s Anatomy: Giacomo Gianniotti
Preacher: Derek Wilson

Guest stars!
The Big Bang Theory: June Squibb
The Blacklist: Leslie Jones
Castle: Summer Glau
Elementary: Virginia Madsen
Grey’s Anatomy: Maya Stojan
iZombie: Ryan Lane
Legends of Tomorrow: Jewel Staite
Life in Pieces: Josh Groban, Kat Von D
Modern Family: Barbra Streisand’s voice
The Mysteries of Laura: Greg Grunberg, Harold Perrineau
NCIS: Maya Stojan
Once Upon a Time: Wes Brown
Undateable: Weezer, the Backstreet Boys

Criminal Minds: Marisol Nichols
The Flash: Robbie Amell
New Girl: David Walton
Teen Wolf: Crystal Reed

American Gothic: Antony Starr
Big Little Lies: Alexander Skarsgard, James Tupper, Jeffrey Nordling, P.J. Byrne, Kelen Coleman, Santiago Cabrera, Sarah Burns, Darby Camp, Cameron Crovetti, Nicholas Crovetti, Ivy George, Chloe Coleman, Virginia Kull, Sarah Baker, Kathreen Khavari, Larry Bates, Hong Chau, Gia Carides
Castle: Gerald McRaney
The Fall: Krister Henriksson, Aidan McArdle, Ruth Bradley, Aisling Bea, Richard Coyle
The Good Wife: Matthew Morrison
Harley and the Davidsons: Michiel Huisman, Robert Aramayo, Bug Hall
iZombie: Enrico Colantoni
The Last Tycoon: Lily Collins
Legion: Rachel Keller
The Magicians: Michael Cassidy, Spencer Garrett, David Call, Kacey Rohl, Tembi Locke, Hiro Kanagawa
The Mysteries of Laura: Jenna Fischer
Shut Eye: Jeffrey Donovan
Six: Juan Pablo Raba
Twin Peaks: Sherilyn Fenn, Laura Dern
Will: Laurie Davidson

(Image courtesy of WGN America.)

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