Caffeine – TV News – January 29th Edition

This week’s TV news brings us lots of pilot order for next season, plus premiere dates, casting, and more!

Premiere dates:
February 24th: Patriot
March 10th: Love
March 15th: Greenleaf
March 22nd: Rogue
March 31st: 13 Reasons Why
April 16th: The Leftovers

ABC miniseries When We Rise is having its schedule shifted due to a presidential address.

Renewed: The Librarians, The Middle

Freeform has ordered five additional episodes of Young and Hungry.

Once Upon a Time is reportedly planning a musical episode for spring.

Ellen Pompeo is directing an episode of Grey’s Anatomy.

Bryan Singer will direct Matt Nix’s Marvel pilot.

Pilot orders:
ABC: Medical drama The Good Doctor, disaster think tank drama Doomsday, Zach Braff comedy Start-Up, a political comedy from Daveed Diggs, Elizabeth Banks female buddy cop comedy The Trustee, drama The Gospel of Kevin
CBS: CIA/serial killer drama Killer Instinct starring Alan Cumming, NSA whistleblower legal drama Perfect Citizen, journalism drama The Get, a Navy SEAL drama
The CW: A Dynasty reboot, action/adventure drama Searchers
FOX: A Marvel mutant drama from Matt Nix, workplace comedy Linda from HR, ghost hunter comedy Ghosted starring Adam Scott and Craig Robinson, Justin Cronin vampire drama The Passage, a Behind Enemy Lines adaptation with McG directing
NBC: Virtual reality crime drama Reverie, a high school teacher comedy from Seth Meyers, Mike O”Brien, and Lorne Michaels, comedy What About Barb? based on movie What About Bob?, a family comedy from Mindy Kaling, Tina Fey comedy The Sackett Sisters, Bill Lawrence workplace comedy Spaced Out, sibling comedy Happy Peppers, a real-time hurricane medical drama

In development:
ABC: A bachelor comedy starring Gabriel Iglesias

Amazon is not moving forward with Sacha Baron Cohen comedy Highston.

Roadside Picnic is not going forward at WGN America.

Promoted to series regular:
Nightcap: Lauren Blumenfeld, Don Fanelli

Guest stars:
The Blacklist: Melora Hardin
Chicago Justice: Chris Payne Gilbert
The Flash/Supergirl crossover: Darren Criss
Hawaii Five-0: Darius Rucker
Star: Missy Elliott, Rickey Smiley
This Is Us: Amanda Warren
Upstart Crow: Emma Thompson

The Vampire Diaries: Nina Dobrev

The Bay: Victoria Rowell
Channel Zero: No-End House: Aisha Dee
The Chi: Jacob Latimore, Yolonda Ross
Counterpart: Nolan Gerard Funk
The Crown: Matthew Goode
The Girlfriend Experience: Anna Friel, Louisa Krause, Bria Jones
Good Girls: Manny Montana
The Haunted: Liam McIntyre
The Last Man on Earth: Kristen Wiig
Libby & Malcolm: Sayeed Shahidi, Jahi Winston
The Looming Tower: Tahar Rahim
Manifesto: Mark Duplass, Jeremy Bobb, Lynn Collins, Katja Herbers, Brian F. O’Byrne
Mr. Mercedes: Mary-Louise Parker, Justine Lupe, Breeda Wool
Shadowhunters: Will Tudor
Snowfall: Justine Lupe
Somewhere Between: Paula Patton
Ten Days in the Valley: Emily Kinney, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Francois Battiste, Currie Graham, Nelson Lee, Abigail Pniowsky, Josh Randall, Ali Stroker, Ella Thomas, Beth Triffon, Mark L. Young
There’s… Johnny!: Tony Danza, Ian Nelson, Jane Levy, Roger Bart, T’Keyah Crystal Keymah, Nate Smith, David Hoffman, Daniel Strauss, Andrew Schulz
Underground: Bokeem Woodbine
UnREAL: Kassandra Clementi, Jaime Callica, Bart Edwards, Alex Hernandez, Adam Demos, Alex Sparrow, Joe Abraham, Tyler Hines, Marcus Rosner, Cameron Bancroft, Terry Chen, Melvin Gregg
Untitled Daveed Diggs pilot: Brandon Michael Hall
Untitled Reba McEntire drama: Amanda Detmer

(Image courtesy of Netflix.)

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