Caffeine – TV News – January 14th Edition

We’ve got a ton of TV news from TCA and more this week, including lots and lots of winter and spring premiere dates!

Premiere dates:

February 2nd: Absentia
February 26th: iZombie, McMafia

March 7th: Life Sentence
March 8th: Champions
March 9th: Dynasty (new timeslot)
March 11th: Deception
March 13th: For the People
March 20th: You Me Her
March 22nd: Grey’s Anatomy spinoff
March 25th: Silicon Valley
March 27th: Splitting Up Together
March 28th: Alex, Inc., Ice

April 2nd: The Crossing
April 3rd: The Last O.G.
April 8th: Killing Eve, Howards End
April 15th: Fear the Walking Dead
April 20th: The Originals
April 22nd: Into the Badlands
April 24th: The 100, Genius: Picasso
April 26th: Quantico
April 30th: Elementary

May 2nd: Code Black
May 6th: Vida, Sweetbitter

June 6th: Condor


Marvel’s Runaways, Future Man, The Walking Dead, Liar, Clique, Stan Against Evil


Chance, Lady Dynamite

Other headlines:

Gillian Anderson says this is officially her last season of The X-Files. She will also not return to American Gods.

Fox has picked up an additional three episodes of L.A. to Vegas.

Scandal‘s series finale will air on April 19th. (And it’s moving back an hour to 10/9c starting March 29th.)

The pilot of The Goldbergs spinoff that did not go ahead at ABC will air as an episode of The Goldbergs.

NBC is making three episodes of A.P. Bio available digitally after the sneak preview airs February 1st.

HBO says True Detective will return in 2019.

Bryan Fuller is working on the Anne Rice Vampire Chronicles series in development.

Neil Gaiman will be taking a showrunner role on the new season of American Gods.

The Walking Dead‘s new showrunner is Angela Kang.

The Grey’s Anatomy interns now have their own web series.

Ordered to series:

Apple: Futuristic epic drama See
BritBox: Bletchley Circle spinoff The Bletchley Circle: San Francisco
Hulu: A monthly horror anthology series from Blumhouse Television, George Clooney’s adaptation of Catch-22
Netflix: Supernatural drama Chambers
TNT: Futuristic thriller series Snowpiercer
TruTV: Anthology series Bobcat Goldthwait’s Misfits & Monsters

Pilot orders:

Hulu: Carrie Brownstein memoir pilot Search and Destroy
NBC: Apartment building drama The Village, supernatural detective drama In Between Lives, a medical drama set at Bellevue Hospital
TruTV: Firefighter comedy Tacoma PD

In development:

ABC: A music-driven family drama series inspired by the legacy of Selena Quintanilla
Anonymous Content/Paramount TV: An adaptation of epic novel Shantaram
Barry Films: A miniseries based on Marilyn Monroe novel Marilyn 1962
Channel 4: A series based on sci-fi horror film Monsters
Hulu: A comedy series based on Jade Chang’s The Wangs vs. the World
ITV Studios America: An adaptation of Buddhist monk novel First Rule of Ten from Daniel Dae Kim
Paramount Network: David Shore crime anthology series Accused
Showtime: Horror comedy Shining Vale
Starz: John Wick series The Continential with Keanu Reeves attached
Super Deluxe: A series adaptation of My Beautiful Laundrette starring Kumail Nanjiani
UCP: A Victorian crime drama about monsters and their creators, an adaptation of novel The Fifth Letter, a comedic adaptation of The Boss of It All

Guest stars:

Designated Survivor: Michael J. Fox
Fresh Off the Boat: Nancy Kerrigan, Tig Notaro, Angela Kinsey, Ray Ford, Connie Chung
Jane the Virgin: Brooke Shields
Mom: Kristin Chenoweth
NCIS: Kevin Pollak
Will & Grace: Vanessa Bayer, Cheyenne Jackson


Will & Grace: Jennifer Lopez


Dynasty: J.R. Cacia
The Good Doctor: Fiona Gubelmann
I’m Dying Up Here: Brad Garrett
Jane the Virgin: Rosario Dawson
The Kominsky Method: Nancy Travis
Luther: Wunmi Mosaku
Les Miserables: David Oyelowo, Dominic West, Lily Collins, Adeel Akhtar, Olivia Colman, Ellie Bamber, Josh O’Connor, Erin Kellyman
Mr. Mercedes: Jack Huston, Maximilliano Hernandez
Upload: Andy Allo

(Image courtesy of the CW.)

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