Caffeine – TV News – January 24th Edition

Happy Sunday! This week’s TV news includes a bunch of spring premiere dates, pilot orders, and some BIG Doctor Who news …

Premiere dates!
March 8th: The Carmichael Show (special preview)
March 11th: Flaked
March 13th: The Carmichael Show (regular timeslot)
March 15th: Crowded (special preview)
March 20th: Crowded (regular timeslot)
March 22nd: Heartbeat (special preview)
March 23rd: Heartbeat (regular timeslot)
April 1st: The Ranch, Lost & Found Music Studios
April 7th: Game of Silence
April 15th: Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
May 6th: Marseille, Grace and Frankie
May 24th: Greenleaf
June 17th: Orange Is the New Black
July 15th: Stranger Things
August 12th: The Get Down

Castle‘s return has been pushed to February 8th, but they’ll be airing an extra episode on Sunday, February 14th.

Renewed: Jessica Jones, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Real Husbands of Hollywood

Showrunner Steven Moffat is leaving Doctor Who and will be replaced by Broadchurch creator Chris Chibnall.

Fox is moving Second Chance to Fridays.

Lifetime is making an UnREAL web spinoff about Faith.

PBS has acquired ITV’s historical drama Victoria and will air it in the Downton Abbey timeslot next year.

HBO has temporarily shut down production on Westworld, but they still say it will premiere this year.

Chad Lowe will direct an episode of his brother Rob’s comedy The Grinder.

Ordered to series:
HBO: David Simon porn drama The Deuce starring James Franco and Maggie Gyllenhaal, Judd Apatow comedian comedy Crashing
Netflix: Futuristic science fiction series Altered Carbon
USA: Crime thriller Eyewitness

Pilot orders:
ABC: An imaginary friend comedy from Adam F. Goldberg, Romeo & Juliet sequel Still Star-Crossed from Shonda Rhimes
CBS: Contemporary adult Nancy Drew drama Drew, a drag racing family comedy, long distance dating comedy My Time/Your Time from the HIMYM folks, Jason Katims medical drama Bunker Hill, gentrification comedy Superior Donuts
Fox: A modern reboot of The Exorcist
NBC: Time travel drama Time from Eric Kripke and Shawn Ryan, legal soap Miranda’s Rights, Charlaine Harris supernatural drama Midnight, Texas, a royal family comedy from Amy Poehler, crime documentary spoof The Trail, fortune teller comedy Good Fortune

In development:
Ben Silverman: An autobiographical show with musician Juanes
The CW: Destination wedding romantic dramedy I Do Crew
Freeform: Murder drama Hunted
Mission Control Entertainment: New Orleans historical drama Storyville
NBC: Dick Wolf Chicago show Chicago Law
Paramount TV/Anonymous Content: An adaptation of Rachel Kushner’s historical novel Telex from Cuba by Phyllis Nagy
Showtime: Fishmonger comedy Monger
Sony Pictures TV: Mexican wrestling series Blue Demon
Thinkfactory Media: An adaptation of history book Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates
Wildhorse Studios: An adaptation of Isaac Bashevis Singer’s Shadows on the Hudson

Brothers in Atlanta is not going forward at HBO.

Big Dead Place, originally a James Gandolfini project, is reportedly heating up at HBO and has Tim Van Patten attached to produce and direct.

Lesli Linka Glatter will direct the first two episodes of Six.

Guest stars!
Baby Daddy: Jonathan Silverman
Code Black: Annie Wersching
The Grinder: Colton Haynes
Hawaii Five-0: Olga Fonda
Legends of Tomorrow: Johnathon Schaech, Martin Donovan
NCIS: Laura San Giacomo
The Last Man on Earth: Jacob Tremblay
Mom: Joe Manganiello
Mysteries of Laura: Debby Ryan
Salem: Marilyn Manson
Vikings: Josh Donaldson

Hawaii Five-0: Martin Starr
NCIS: Jon Cryer

American Gothic: Juliet Rylance, Stephanie Leonidas, Gabriel Bateman
Aquarius: Amanda Brooks
Black Mirror: Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Mackenzie Davis
Chicago Fire: Miranda Rae Mayo, Brandon Jay McLaren
Chicago P.D.: Charisma Carpenter
Code Black: Meagan Good
Crushed: Regina Hall
Dead of Summer: Mark Indelicato, Paulina Singer, Ronen Rubenstein
Devious Maids: Ryan McPartlin
Feed the Beast: David Schwimmer, Jim Sturgess, Michael Gladis, Lorenza Izzo, Christine Adams, John Doman, Elijah Jacob
Full Circle: Harold Perrineau, Christopher Gorham, Max Arciniega, Bob Stephenson, Raymond Cruz, Laura San Giacomo, Graham Beckel
The Night Shift: Jennifer Beals
Queen of the South: Mark Consuelos
Shut Eye: Susan Misner, Emmannuelle Chriqui
Untitled David E. Kelley Amazon legal drama: Clayne Crawford

(Image courtesy of NBC.)

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