Caffeine – TV News – January 19th Edition

Caffeine – TV News – January 19th Edition

Buckle up: we’ve got a TON of TV news from TCA this week.

Premiere dates:

February 3rd: Manhunt: Deadly Games
February 11th: Cherish the Day
February 19th: Year of the Rabbit

March 13th: Flack
March 15th: Westworld, Black Monday
March 18th: Brockmire, Motherland: Fort Salem
March 24th: One Day at a Time
March 26th: Tacoma FD

April 2nd: Siren
April 8th: Liar
April 12th: The Walking Dead: World Beyond, Insecure
April 26th: Penny Dreadful: City of Angels

May 3rd: Billions
May 8th: Solar Opposites
May 15th: The Great
May 25th: Quiz
May 29th: Ramy
May 31st: Snowpiercer

July 5th: The Chi


Star Trek: Picard, The L Word: Generation Q, Work in Progress, Shameless (for an eleventh and final season), You, Awkwafina Is Nora from Queens, Vera, Brittania, Better Call Saul (for a sixth and final season), Wu-Tang: An American Sage, Dollface, Grown-ish, Good Trouble, Bonding


Sorry for Your Loss, Limetown

Other headlines:

The new season of Mindhunter has been put on hold and the cast’s options have lapsed.

FBI and FBI: Most Wanted will have a crossover this spring.

Yuval Adler will write and direct the first season of Rise and Kill First.

Gael García Bernal and Diego Luna have joined Amazon’s Cortés and Moctezuma limited series as EPs.

Paul Scheuring has exited Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan as showrunner and will be replaced by Vaun Wilmott.

Chinonye Chukwu will direct the first two episodes of Americanah.

Craig Zobel has joined Mare of Easttown as director/EP.

Stephen Frears will direct the first two episodes of Dr. Death.

Ordered to series:

Amazon: An adaptation of Lee Child’s Jack Reacher thrillers
BBC: Nuclear submarine thriller Vigil starring Suranne Jones
BritBox: Father Brown spinoff The Sister Boniface Mysteries
CBS: The Silence of the Lambs sequel Clarice
Channel 4: #MeToo comedy Chivalry from and starring Steve Coogan and Sarah Solemani
The CW: Superman and Lois starring Tyler Hoechlin and Elizabeth Tulloch, Walker starring Jared Padalecki
EPIX: Arthurian adaptation The Winter King, Elizabethan drama A Column of Fire, 1980s comedy Gibson Station
Freeform: Jessica Biel thriller Last Summer
HBO Max: Climate change anthology series The Uninhabitable Earth from Adam McKay
Hulu: A comedy starring Steve Martin and Martin Short
Paramount Network: Taylor Sheridan prison drama Mayor of Kingstown
Peacock: Tiny Fey 90s girl group reunion series Girls5Eva, comedies Intelligence, Code 404, Hitmen, a Punky Brewster sequel

Acquired for the US:

Acorn: David Tennant crime drama Deadwater Fell
BET+: British drama Dark Money
BritBox: ITV shows Wild Bill, A Confession, McDonalds and Dodds, Sticks and Stones
Peacock: BBC thriller The Capture, Channel 4 comedy Lady Parts

Pilot orders:

BBC One: Comedy The Lebanese Outpost
NBC: Sinkhole mystery drama La Brea
Pop TV: Betsy Soldaro-Rachel Bloom comedy Mother Mary

In development:

Amazon: Steve McQueen sci-fi thriller Last Days, rancher thriller Outer Range
AMC Networks: Autobiographical Katie Couric series More as This Story Develops, musical dramedy National Anthem, Stephen and Owen King adaptation Sleeping Beauties, novel adaptation Bunny, futuristic conspiracy thriller Nigeria 2099, wildlife trafficking drama Silverbird
Peacock: A MacGruber comedy series, Laverne Cox comedy Clean Slate, Amy Poehler women’s soccer comedy Division One, Mindy Kaling comedy Expecting, an anthology series about tech starting with Hatching Twitter
Quibi: Bill Barr psychological thriller Immoral Compass

Not moving forward:

Amazon: A U.S. version of comedy People Just Do Nothing, The Dark Tower adaptation
HBO: Confederate
Showtime: Spy thriller Intelligence

Promoted to series regular:

City on a Hill: Matthew Del Negro

Guest stars:

Better Call Saul: Dean Norris
Genius: Aretha: Amanda Warren, Stacey Sargeant
The Good Fight: Michael J. Fox
Lucifer: Debbie Gibson
Prodigal Son: Ana Gasteyer
The Twilight Zone: Morena Baccarin, Jenna Elfman, Tavi Gevinson, Tony Hale, Gillian Jacobs, Joel McHale, Chris Meloni, Billy Porter, Jimmi Simpson, Daniel Sunjata, Colman Domingo, Ethan Embry, Abbie Hern, Sophia Macy
Young Sheldon: Reba McIntire


61st Street: Courtney B. Vance
Americanah: Corey Hawkins
Citadel: Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Richard Madden
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow: Joanna Vanderham
Genius: Aretha: Shaian Jordan, Marque Richardson, Pauletta Washington, Steven Norfleet, Omar J. Dorsey
The Good Fight: Hugh Dancy
Lord of the Rings: Robert Aramayo, Owain Arthur, Nazanin Boniadi, Tom Budge, Morfydd Clark, Ismael Cruz Córdova, Ema Horvath, Markella Kavenagh, Joseph Mawle, Tyroe Muhafidin, Sophia Nomvete, Megan Richards, Dylan Smith, Charlie Vickers
New Amsterdam: Gina Gershon
The Power: John Leguizamo, Toheeb Jimoh, Ria Zmitrowicz, Halle Bush, Heather Agyepong, Nico Hiraga, Daniela Vega
Power Book II: Ghost: Method Man
Rita: Josh Hutcherson, Bryce Gangel, Curtiss Cook, Darren Pettie
See: Dave Bautista
Soulmates: Malin Ackerman, Betsy Brandt, Charlie Heaton, JJ Feild
Station Eleven: Gael García Bernal
Untitled Amazon Tracy Morgan project: Meagan Good, Grace Byers, Jerrie Johnson, Shoniqua Shandai

(Image courtesy of the CW.)

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