Caffeine – TV News – January 17th Edition

Happy Sunday! We’ve got a bunch more TV news from TCA for you this week.

Premiere dates:
March 4th: Bosch
March 16th: The Americans
April 8th: Catastrophe
April 10th: House of Lies
April 11th: Hunters
April 18th: 12 Monkeys
May 1st: Penny Dreadful

Renewed: Shameless, Playing House, Empire, Scream Queens

CBS has confirmed the cancellation of Mike & Molly.

Also cancelled: Heroes Reborn

Kevin Smith will direct an episode of The Flash.

There’s going to be another crossover between The Vampire Diaries and The Originals later this season.

If The Good Wife is renewed, creators Michelle and Robert King will not return as showrunners.

And if CSI: Cyber is renewed, Ted Danson will not be back.

Hulu will stream British comedy My Mad Fat Diary.

Nothing official, but Chicago Law might be the fourth Chicago show.

Ordered to series:
CBC: An Anne of Green Gables adaptation
Channel 4: Teen drama Kiss Me First (which will stream on Netflix outside the UK), dramedy Loaded, travel drama Foreign Bodies
Fox: A Prison Break revival with Wentworth Miller and Dominic Purcell returning
Netflix: A One Day at a Time reboot about a Cuban-American family, Miranda Sings comedy Haters Back Off
Pop: Ali Wentworth comedy Traci from Nightcap
Showtime: 1970s comedy scene comedy I’m Dying Up Here
USA: Supernatural thriller Falling Water

Pilot orders:
ABC: Cancer comedy Pearl, comedy Speechless about a family with a special needs child
Fox: A time travel comedy, female pitcher baseball drama Pitch starring Kylie Bunbury, spinoff 24: Legacy
HBO: Hitman comedy Barry starring Bill Hader

In development:
ABC: A gentrification family comedy
CBS: DEA procedural Strike Force
Chuck Lorre: A pot dispensary comedy
CW: 1970s movie studio drama Run and Gunn
Fox: A charity comedy starring Courteney Cox
FX: A post-prison comedy starring Tracy Morgan
Netflix: Marvel spinoff The Punisher starring Jon Bernthal
Sony: 1940s crime drama Darktown
Stephen David Entertainment: Hugh Hefner miniseries American Playboy
Televisa USA: Aztec drama The Luck of Huemac

Pilot/first episode directors:
Good Place: Drew Goddard

Promoted to series regular:
Devious Maids: Nathan Owens

Guest stars!
Better Call Saul: Ed Begley Jr.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Oscar Nunez, Craig Robinson
Castle: Nick E. Tarabay, Ellen Woglom
Chicago Med: Patti Murin
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: Lea Salonga
Criminal Minds: Danny Glover
Devious Maids: Eva Longoria
The Flash: Aaron Douglas
Grace and Frankie: Carrie Preston
Major Crimes: Curtis Armstrong
New Girl: Busy Philipps
Supergirl: Hope Lauren
Teen Wolf: Gilles Marini, Lachlan Buchanan
Turn: Dillon Casey

Arrow: Katrina Law, Colton Haynes
Person of Interest: Carrie Preston
Supernatural: Jim Beaver, Steven Williams

Apple Tree Yard: Emily Watson, Ben Chaplin, Mark Bonnar, Adeel Akhtar, Lydia Leonard, Frances Tomelty, Rhashan Stone
Between: Steven Grayhm, Mercedes Morris
Big Little Lies: Merrin Dungey, Larry Sullivan, David Monahan
Code Black: Boris Kodjoe
Devious Maids: James Denton, Sol Rodriguez
Good Place: Kristen Bell, Ted Danson
How to Get Away with Murder: Wilson Bethel, Adam Arkin, Roxanne Hart
The Muppets: Utkarsh Ambudkar
The Originals: Matt Cedeno
Queen Sugar: Rutina Wesley
A Series of Unfortunate Events: Neil Patrick Harris
Supergirl: Laura Vandervoort, Jeff Branson
Togetherness: Katie Aselton
UnREAL: B.J. Britt
The Vampire Diaries: Mouzam Makkar

(Image courtesy of FX.)

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