Caffeine – TV News – January 29th Edition

Grab a cup of coffee and settle in, because we’ve got two weeks of non-stop TV news to catch up on this morning!

Premiere dates:

February 23rd: The Ms. Pat Show

March 6th: Rain Dogs
March 17th: Extrapolations
March 26th: Succession

April 7th: Schmigadoon!
April 14th: The Last Thing He Told Me
April 28th: The Afterparty
April 30th: Tom Jones

May 12th: City on Fire


Outlander (for an eighth and final season), The Last of Us, Chucky, Reginald the Vampire, SEAL Team, Bob <3 Abishola, The Recruit, The Neighborhood, Shoresy, BMF, Cobra Kai (for a sixth and final season), Extraordinary


NCIS: Los Angeles, Gossip Girl, The Mosquito Coast, One of Us Is Lying, Vampire Academy, Titans, Doom Patrol, The Mysterious Benedict Society

Other headlines:

Taylor Kinney is taking a hiatus from Chicago Fire.

Showrunner Krista Vernoff is leaving Grey’s Anatomy and Station 19.

TNT and TBS have delayed a bunch of premieres with no new dates as yet.

The Mandalorian has released its director list for season three.

Liz Garbus will direct and EP Hulu’s untitled orphan show starring Ellen Pompeo.

Jessica Hobbs has joined The Palace as director and co-EP.

Rodney Barnes has joined HBO’s Jack Johnson limited series as an EP.

East New York has added some new producers.

Ordered to series:

Amazon Freevee: Immigrant comedy The Pradeeps of Pittsburgh starring Naveen Andrews and Megan Hilty
BBC/PBS Masterpiece: An adaptation of Anthony Horowitz’s Moonflower Murders
CBC Gem: A series version of Vivek Shraya’s How to Fail as a Popstar
Netflix: YA adaptation Geek Girl
Starz: Prequel Outlander: Blood of My Blood about Jamie’s parents

Acquired for the U.S.:

Apple TV+: International fine wine scripted series Drops of God
PBS Masterpiece: Helena Bonham Carter period drama Nolly

Pilot orders:

ABC: Legal comedy Public Defenders
NBC: Mystery drama Murder by the Book starring Retta, Oliver Sacks-inspired medical drama Wolf from Greg Berlanti and Andy Serkis

In development:

ABC: Late night comedy show-set scripted comedy Lately written by and starring Larry Wilmore, Alzheimer’s family comedy Forgive and Forget
Amazon: A Tomb Raider series from Phoebe Waller-Bridge, an adaptation of Claudia Lux’s novel Sign Here from Phoebe Waller-Bridge, limited series Lois & Varga starring Rachel Brosnahan
Fox: A drama about undercover FBI agents, professional basketball family comedy Get Buckets from Stephen Falk
HBO: An adaptation of Leila Slimani’s The Perfect Nanny from and starring Nicole Kidman and Maya Erskine
HBO Max: Comedy Unfriendly Black Hotties from Keke Palmer, Jermaine Crawford, and Amy Aniobi, a limited series about the Beverley Schottenstein legal case
HBO Max/BBC/A24: An adaptation of Yomi Adegoke’s upcoming novel The List
Hulu: An adaptation of Adam White’s Maine crime novel The Midcoast
NBC: Comedian comedy I Can’t Right Now from and starring Heather McMahan
Onyx Colletive for Hulu: African historical drama Sheba
Peacock: Ancient Egypt dramedy Cleo
Skybound/Spartina: An adaptation of Roger Zelazny’s fantasy series The Chronicles of Amber from Stephen Colbert
Warner Bros. TV: A limited series about Buster Keaton starring Rami Malek

Not moving forward:

Netflix: The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle
Peacock: Dead Day

Guest stars:

Curb Your Enthusiasm: Troy Kotsur
Law & Order: SVU: Bradley Whitford, Nancy Travis
Lucky Hank: Lilah Fitzgerald
NCIS: Los Angeles: Marilu Henner
Night Court: Melissa Villaseñor, Pete Holmes, Johnny Weir, Tara Lipinski, Lyric Lewis, Kurt Fuller, Stephnie Weir
Percy Jackson & the Olympians: Lance Reddick, Toby Stephens


Alex Rider: Sophia Helin, Jason Wong, Kevin McNally, Shelley Conn
American Primeval: Jai Courtney, Kyle Bradley Davis, Dane DeHaan, Betty Gilpin, Nick Hargrove, Derek Hinkey, Saura Lightfoot Leon, Preston Mota, Shawnee Pourier, Joe Tippett, Shea Whigham
The Answers: Lucy Hale, Raul Esparza, Krys Marshall, Melanie Field, Pallavi Sharda, Kineta Kunutu
Bass Reeves: Dennis Quaid
Bel-Air: Tatyana Ali
Call Me Kat: Jack McBrayer
Cross: Sharon Taylor (replacing Karen LeBlanc), Stacie Greenwell
Daredevil: Born Again: Nikki M. James
Dr. Death: Rita Volk, Judy Reyes, Jack Davenport, Annika Boras, Sandra Andreis
Fire Country: Zach Tinker
Frasier: Anders Keith, Jess Salgueiro
The Good Lawyer: Bethlehem Million
Goosebumps: Rob Huebel
Gotham Knights: Ethan Embry, Sunny Mabrey
How I Met Your Father: Meaghan Rath
Interior Chinatown: Sullivan Jones, Lisa Gilroy, Diana Lin, Archie Kao, Tzi Ma
The Lincoln Lawyer: Matt Angel
Lioness: Michael Kelly
Only Murders in the Building: Meryl Streep
Open Book: Elena Saurel
The Other Black Girl: Shakirah DeMesier, Langston Kerman, Cassi Maddox
The Palace: Martha Plimpton
Platform 7: Jasmine Jobson
Presumed Innocent: Bill Camp, Elizabeth Marvel
Sinking Spring: Amir Arison
The Sterling Affairs: Harriet Samson Harris, Corbin Bernsen, Yvonna Pearson, Jock McKissic, Darryl Wesley, Rich Sommer, Clifton Davis
Superman & Lois: Michael Cudlitz
Those About to Die: Anthony Hopkins
The Venery of Samantha Bird: Finn Jones, Embeth Davidtz, Brenda Strong, Adam Faison, Shalini Bathina, Tyrone Marshall Brown
We Were the Lucky Ones: Ido Samuel, Lihi Kornowski

(Image courtesy of HBO.)

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