Caffeine – TV News – January 27th Edition

This week’s TV news brings us spring premiere dates, some big renewals, and a look at what pilots the networks are ordering for next season!

Premiere dates:

February 1st: Folklore

March 1st: The Widow
March 28th: Abby’s

April 9th: Fosse/Verdon


Suits (for a ninth and final season), FBI, Magnum P.I., The Neighborhood, Our Girl, The Magicians, Carter

Other headlines:

Henry Alonso Myers has been promoted to co-showrunner of The Magicians.

Ordered to series:

BBC: Scottish crime drama Guilt starring Jamie Sives and Mark Bonnar
HBO: Detective limited series Mare of Easttown starring Kate Winslet
USA Network: Crime anthology drama Briarpatch

Pilot orders:

CBS: Medical practice scandal drama Under the Bridge, female police chief drama Nancy
The CW: Riverdale musical dramedy spinoff Katy Keene, an adaptation of vampire movie The Lost Boys from Rob Thomas, a Nancy Drew series, Jane the Virgin anthology spinoff Jane the Novela
FOX: Children’s author comedy Richard Lovely, blue-collar family comedy Geniuses
NBC: Family comedy Uninsured, a re-pilot of comedy Friends-in-Law, a church choir director comedy starring Bradley Whitford

In development:

Dreamstreet Entertainment: A vampire series based on book series Kade’s Dark Embrace and Damon
Entertainment One: An adaptation of modern Korean-American Anna Karenina retelling Anna K
Freeform: Subversive romantic comedy The Girlfriend
George & George: Women’s suffrage movement novel adaptation Old Baggage
Netflix: A scripted series based on Resident Evil, psychological thriller Behind Her Eyes
Radar Pictures: Thriller adaptation The Line Between from Edward Burns
Ray Pictures: Tokyo-set adaptation Occupied City

Guest stars:

American Housewife: Cheyenne Jackson
Fleabag: Kristin Scott Thomas, Fiona Shaw
The Good Doctor: Robyn Lively, Peter Benson
The Handmaid’s Tale: Christopher Meloni, Elizabeth Reaser
Hawaii Five-0: Joan Collins
How to Get Away with Murder: Louise Lombard
Law & Order: SVU: Jennifer Esposito
Whiskey Cavalier: Christa Miller


Chicago Fire: Jeff Lima


Batwoman: Meagan Tandy, Camrus Johnson, Nicole Kang
Black Lightning: Hosea Chanchez
Edge of Seventeen: Aya Cash, Lennon Parham
Happy Accident: JoAnna Garcia
Locke & Key: Sherri Saum, Griffin Gluck, Steven Williams
A Million Little Things: Chandler Riggs
Mrs. Fletcher: Jasmine Cephas Jones
The Outsider: Cynthia Erivo, Bill Camp, Mare Winningham, Paddy Considine, Julianne Nicholson, Yul Vazquez, Jeremy Bobb, Marc Menchaca, Hettienne Park, Michael Esper
The Sleepers: Hattie Morahan, David Nykl, Tatiana Pauhofová
Watchmen: Dustin Ingram
Whiskey Cavalier: Marika Domińczyk

(Image courtesy of USA Network.)

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