Caffeine – TV News – January 21st Edition

The winter TCA press tour is in full swing, so we’ve got lots of TV news to catch up on this week!

Premiere dates:

January 26th: Britannia

February 16th: Everything Sucks!

March 7th: Heathers
March 29th: Siren

April 4th: Famous in Love
April 25th: The Handmaid’s Tale
April 29th: The Good Witch

June 7th: Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger
June 12th: The Bold Type

July 31st: Casual


9-1-1, grown-ish, Chesapeake Shores, The Tick, Agatha Raisin


The Shannara Chronicles, I Love Dick, One Mississippi, Jean-Claude Van Johnson

Other headlines:

This isn’t official yet, but it looks like Paul Bettany will be our new Prince Philip on The Crown.

J.J. Abrams is shopping a female-led space drama series.

Ellen Pompeo has signed on for another two seasons of Grey’s Anatomy (assuming the show is renewed).

Lana Parrilla will direct an episode of Once Upon a Time.

A Sister, Sister reboot is reportedly in the works.

Hulu has picked up the second season of British drama National Treasure for the U.S.

Ordered to series:

Apple: A comedy from Reese Witherspoon starring Kristen Wiig
Facebook: YA cult novel The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly adaptation Sacred Lies
Netflix: Supernatural drama Catrina: La Santa Muerte
PBS: Historical drama Mrs. Wilson starring Ruth Wilson as her real-life grandmother
Syfy International: Fantasy adventure series The Outpost

Pilot orders:

ABC: A 1970s Irish-Catholic family comedy
FOX: Lee Daniels culture-clash comedy Our People, single dad comedy Rel, Josh Safran romantic musical drama Mixtape
NBC: A Bad Boys spinoff starring Gabrielle Union

In development:

AMC: Southern family dramedy Aim High
Channel 4: Cyber warfare drama The Undeclared War
Double Nickel/In Cahoots: A limited series based on 1960s heart surgeon book Every Second Counts
Endeavor Content: A series based on Trump White House book Fire & Fury
Freeform: Futuristic drama Augs, historical drama Cleopatra, an immigration-themed reboot of Party of Five
Hulu: Teen step-sibling series Mi Hermanastro
MarVista Entertainment: Dystopian adaptation Sinless
Passage Pictures: Action thriller My Eyes
Sony Crackle: Supernatural crime drama The Butcher from Gary Oldman, comedy Rob Riggle’s Jet Ski Academy
TNT: World War II convent drama The Black Veil

Promoted to series regular:

The Bold Type: Nikohl Boosheri, Stephen Conrad

Guest stars:

The 100: Shannon Kook
Criminal Minds: Drake Hogestyn
The Handmaid’s Tale: Marisa Tomei
Jane the Virgin: Eva Longoria
Kevin (Probably) Saves the World: (The voices of) James D’Arcy, Enver Gjokaj, Wynn Everett
NCIS: Drew Carey
Riverdale: Andy Cohen
StartUp: Mira Sorvino
This Is Us: Lena Waithe
Will & Grace: Mary McCormack, Robert Klein


Will & Grace: Alec Baldwin, Blythe Danner, Sara Rue


The Boys: Antony Starr, Dominique McElligott, Chace Crawford, Jessie T. Usher, Nathan Mitchell
Confessions of a Sociopath: Lisa Edelstein
Cuckoo: Andie MacDowell
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow: Keiynan Londsdale (thus leaving The Flash)
The Demons of Dorian Gunn: Jeffrey Self, Chrissie Fit, H. Jon Benjamin, Lateefah Holder, Kyle Harris
Empire: Ryan Michelle Bathe
The Good Doctor: Will Yun Lee
Guess Who Died: Hector Elizondo, Holland Taylor
I’m Dying Up Here: Nicole Ari Parker, Stefania LaVie Owen
The Kominsky Method: Lisa Edelstein, Sarah Baker, Susan Sullivan, Emily Osment, Graham Rogers, Ashleigh LaThrop, Jenna Lyng Adams, Melissa Tang, Casey Brown
Love Is ____: Idara Victor, Tyrone Brown, Kadeem Hardison, Yootha Wong-Loi-Sing, Lana Young
Mr. Mercedes: Tessa Ferrer
The Name of the Rose: Sebastian Koch, James Cosmo, Richard Sammel, Fabrizio Bentivoglio, Greta Scarano, Stefano Fresi, Piotr Adamczyk
Quantico: Vandit Bhatt
The Resident: Malcolm-Jamal Warner, Catherine Dyer
Shadowhunters: Chai Hansen
Strange Angel: Rupert Friend
Sweetbitter: Jimmie Saito
Titans: Seamus Dever
True Detective: Scoot McNairy

(Image courtesy of Sky.)

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