Caffeine – TV News – January 31st Edition

Caffeine – TV News – January 31st Edition

This week’s TV news brings us a look at how the spring season is shaping up, as well as a ton of casting news and new shows in development!

Premiere dates:

February 19th: Tell Me Your Secrets

March 1st: Debris
March 2nd: New Amsterdam
March 11th: Grey’s Anatomy, Station 19, A Million Little Things (new date)
March 26th: The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers
March 28th: City on a Hill

April 1st: United States of Al
April 7th: Home Economics, A Million Little Things (new timeslot for the latter)
April 8th: Rebel
April 11th: Fear the Walking Dead
April 23rd: Shadow and Bone


The Blacklist, Tehran, State of the Union, The Bold Type (for a fifth and final season), On My Block (for a fourth and final season)


Shrill (after its upcoming third season), Trickster

Other headlines:

Constance Zimmer will direct an episode of Good Trouble.

Aisha Tyler will direct an episode of Fear the Walking Dead.

Philippa Goslett will showrun HBO’s The Nevers.

Ordered to series:

Apple TV+: WeWork limited series WeCrashed starring and produced by Anne Hathaway and Jared Leto
Sky: Crime drama Wolfe starring Babou Ceesay, action-thriller Extinction starring Paapa Essiedu

Acquired for the U.S.:

Fox: Canadian legal drama Diggstown
HBO Max: Murder mystery The Head, mystery thriller The Tourist

Pilot orders:

ABC: Fairy tale drama Epic, female hip-hop group drama Queens, a reboot of The Wonder Years from Lee Daniels, psychic comedy Maggie, a comedy about sorority sisters reuniting

In development:

A+E Studios/ITV: A reimagining of The Great Gatsby
ABC: Elin Hiderbrand adaptation Winter in Paradise from Ellen Pompeo, a remake of British time travel comedy Timewasters from Lauren Ashley Smith, Little League comedy Dugout Moms
Apple TV+: Dennis Lehane true crime adaptation In with the Devil starring Taron Egerton
Blossom Films: A series based on Norwegian film Hope from Nicole Kidman
Bond Group Entertainment/A24: An adaptation of Anna North’s feminist Western Outlawed
Endeavor Content/Ink Factory: Action thriller adaptation Her Name Is Knight
HBO: An adaptation of true crime memoir The Fact of a Body, an adaptation of season three of podcast Serial
HBO Max: A Harry Potter series (in VERY early development)
HiddenLight Productions: Female Kuridsh militia drama The Daughters of Kobani from Hillary Rodham and Chelsea Clinton
Legendary: A Buck Rogers series from George Clooney
NBC: Food issues support group comedy Hungry starring Demi Lovato, birth center workplace comedy Pushing, a reboot of Kate & Allie
Netflix: An adaptation of Min Jin Lee’s Free Food for Millionaires, an adaptation of LGBTQ+ graphic novel Heartstopper
Nicely Entertainment: An adaptation of YA fantasy series Folktellers
Peacock: An adaptation of time travel romance All Our Wrong Todays
Rise Films: A drama about the Rupert Murdoch phone hacking scandal
Secuoya Studios: A Zorro series reboot
Sony Pictures TV: An adaptation of Robin Wasserman’s Mother Daughter Widow Wife
Wiip: Global con artists series The Artists

Leaving their shows:

Curb Your Enthusiasm: Richard Lewis
The Offer: Armie Hammer

Guest stars:

9-1-1: Lone Star: Mena Massoud
American Gigolo: Wayne Brady
Prodigal Son: Alan Cumming


American Gigolo: Leland Orser
Big Sky: Ted Levine, Kyle Schmid, Michelle Forbes, Britt Robertson, Michael Raymond-James, Ryan Dorsey, Omar Metwally
Citadel: Ashleigh Cummings
Delilah: Kelly Jacobs, Braelyn Rankins, Khalil Johnson, LaMonica Garrett, Lyriq Bent, Michael Curiel, Nigel Gibbs, Candace B. Harris, Joe Holt, Saycon Sengbloh, Amanda Tavarez, Joseph Callender, Leonard Harmon, Gray Hawks
Dexter: David Magidoff
Doogie Kameāloha, M.D.: Jason Scott Lee
Dopesick: Will Chase, Jaime Ray Newman, Andrea Frankle
FBI: Most Wanted: Jen Landon
Fear the Walking Dead: John Glover, Nick Stahl, Keith Carradine
The First Lady: Kristine Froseth, Jayme Lawson, Pamela Adlon, Rhys Wakefield
The Good Fight: Charmaine Bingwa
Good Sam: Michael Stahl-David
Good Trouble: Constance Zimmer, Marcus Emanuel Mitchell, Jayson Blair
Head of the Class: Katie Beth Hall
I Know What You Did Last Summer: Sonya Balmores
I Love This for You: Punam Patel, Matt Rogers
In Treatment: Joel Kinnaman
Law & Order: Organized Crime: Dylan McDermott
Legacies: Omono Okojie
New Amsterdam: Nadia Affolter
Pieces of Her: Jessica Barden, Omari Hardwick, Joe Dempsie, David Wenham, Jacob Scipio
The Power: Tim Robbins (replacing Rainn Wilson)
Rebel: Dan Bucatinsky
The Sandman: Tom Sturridge, Gwendoline Christie, Vivienne Acheampong, Boyd Holbrook, Charles Dance, Asim Chaudhry, Sanjeev Bhaskar
Scenes from a Marriage: Nicole Beharie, Corey Stoll, Tovah Feldshuh
SEAL Team: Shiva Negar
State of the Union: Brendan Gleeson, Patricia Clarkson, Esco Jouley
Titans: Jay Lycurgo
Tom Swift: Tian Richards
The Tourist: Jamie Dornan, Danielle Macdonald, Shalom Brune-Franklin, Hugo Weaving
Verbatim: Sara Gilbert, Rob Huebel, Leland Orser, Lyriq Bent, J.R. Cacia, Tate Donovan, Kevin Dunn
Vikings: Valhalla: Sam Corlett, Frida Gustavsson, Leo Suter, Bradley Freegard, Jóhannes Jóhannesson, Laura Berlin, David Oakes, Caroline Henderson, Pollyanna McIntosh, Asbjørn Krogh Nissen
The Witcher: Blood Origin: Jodie Turner-Smith
You: Scott Michael Foster

(Image courtesy of NBC.)

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