Caffeine – TV News – January 12th Edition

Caffeine – TV News – January 12th Edition

The new year of TV news is well underway with lots of exciting updates coming out of the TCA press tour this week!

Premiere dates:

February 7th: Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet
February 14th: Strike Back, Utopia Falls
February 16th: El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie (AMC premiere)

March 2nd: Breeders
March 4th: Dave
March 5th: Devs, Better Things
March 10th: Council of Dads
March 27th: Ozark

April 6th: The Baker and the Beauty
April 15th: Mrs. America, What We Do in the Shadows
April 19th: Fargo

Finale dates:

April 8th: Modern Family

May 14th: How to Get Away with Murder


All American, Batwoman, Black Lightning, Charmed, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Dynasty, The Flash, In the Dark, Nancy Drew, Riverdale, Roswell, New Mexico, Supergirl, American Horror Story (for three seasons), New Amsterdam (for three seasons), War of the Worlds

Other headlines:

The Conners is airing a live episode on February 11th that will incorporate coverage of the New Hampshire primary results.

It sounds like American Crime Story: Impeachment will probably Not air before election day after all.

FX has ordered more episodes of season three of Atlanta, but it’s been pushed back to 2021.

AT&T is ending the Audience Network, with no word yet on the fate of its shows.

Lizzie McGuire creator Terri Minsky has exited the revival, which is on hold for the moment.

The CW has ordered 13 scripts for a potential second season of Katy Keene.

ABC is looking at turning Revenge into an anthology series.

Fox has scrapped a few 24 spinoff ideas but might still bring it back in some form. The O.C. revival is not happening either.

FX is not moving forward with period drama Gone Hollywood.

Ordered to series:

Amazon/BBC: Crime thriller The Offenders from Stephen Merchant and Elgin James
NBC: Series The Young Rock about Dwayne Johnson’s childhood
Showtime: A musical drama from John Ridley, Alicia Keys, Benj Pasek, and Justin Paul
Syfy: Child’s Play series adaptation Chucky

Pilot orders:

ABC: Contemporary Dracula retelling The Brides, a thirtysomething sequel series
NBC: A series adaptation of Night School, alien spacecraft investigation drama Debris

In development:

Amazon: Contemporary fairy tale musical comedy Nobody’s Princess
Bond Group/eOne: An adaptation of YA fantasy thriller Willa of the Wood
CBS: Romantic comedy Arranged
Fox: A chef comedy inspired by Gordon Ramsay, a comedy based on advice column The Texanist
HBO: A limited series based on the movie Parasite
HBO Max: An adaptation of The Last of the Mohicans
Keshet Studios: Limited series The Stuntwoman about Julie Ann Johnson
Legendary Television: An adaptation of Jonathan Lethem’s Gun, With Occasional Music
Syfy: Peter Pan limited series The League of Pan
Synchronicity Films: An adaptation of the Scottish 1950s-set Lennox crime series
TeamAkers/Lookout Point: A drama about boxing champion Jane Couch from and starring Suranne Jones

Leaving their shows:

Grey’s Anatomy: Justin Chambers

Guest stars:

Fear the Walking Dead: Christine Evangelista
Outmatched: Tony Danza
This Is Us: John Legend, Sophia Bush, Pamela Adlon
What We Do in the Shadows: Mark Hamill


American Horror Story: Sarah Paulson
One Chicago crossover: Brian Geraghty
Saved by the Bell: Mark-Paul Gosselaar


The Conners: Noel Fisher
Fargo: Kelly Asbille
Finding Alice: Joanna Lumley, Gemma Jones, Kenneth Cranham, Isabella Pappas, Sharon Rooney
Heels: Alison Luff
The Lord of the Rings: Robert Aramayo
Lucifer: Dennis Haysbert
Nine Perfect Strangers: Melissa McCarthy
Saved by the Bell: Josie Totah
Severance: Patricia Arquette

(Image courtesy of ABC.)

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