Caffeine – TV News – July 18th Edition

This week’s TV news brings us fall premiere dates from three of the big networks, so let’s see what the new seasons will look like!

Premiere dates:

August 6th: Hit & Run
August 18th: Diary of a Future President
August 26th: The Other Two

September 8th: Wu-Tang: An American Saga
September 16th: Tacoma FD
September 20th: The Neighborhood, Bob <3 Abishola, NCIS, NCIS: Hawai'i, Ordinary Joe
September 21st: FBI, FBI: Most Wanted, FBI: International, New Amsterdam
September 22nd: The Goldbergs, The Wonder Years, The Conners, Home Economics, A Million Little Things, Chicago Med, Chicago Fire, Chicago PD
September 23rd: Law & Order: SVU, Law & Order: Organized Crime
September 26th: The Rookie, BMF
September 27th: The Good Doctor
September 28th: La Brea
September 30th: Station 19, Grey’s Anatomy, Big Sky

October 1st: S.W.A.T., Magnum P.I., Blue Bloods
October 6th: CSI: Vegas
October 7th: Young Sheldon, United States of Al, Ghosts, B Positive, Bull
October 10th: The Equalizer, NCIS: Los Angeles, SEAL Team
October 12th: Chucky
October 18th: Wakefield
October 19th: Queens
October 21st: The Blacklist


Loki, Power Book III: Raising Kanan, Bridge and Tunnel, iCarly

Other headlines:

Director/EP Kate Herron will not return for the second season of Loki.

Law & Order spinoff For the Defense is not moving forward at NBC.

Amazon has shelved its Tiger King series, at least for now.

Gabriel Beristain will direct the series adaptation of 11 Days in Hell.

Ordered to series:

Amazon: Comedy drama Mammals starring James Corden and Sally Hawkins
HBO: An adaptation of Viet Thanh Nguyen’s The Sympathizer produced by and starring Robert Downey Jr.
Paramount+: Australian sex comedy Spreadsheet, Grease prequel Rise of the Pink Ladies
Showtime: Home shopping channel comedy I Love This for You

Pilot orders:

Fox: Ben Winters sci-fi/mystery adaptation The Last Police from Kyle Killen

In development:

Alcon Television Group: Baseball Negro Leagues female player limited series The Eagles of Newark
Braham Entertainment: An adaptation of comic series The Antagonists
HBO: An adaptation of Marjan Kamali’s Iranian historical novel The Stationery Shop
HBO Max: An adaptation of Marissa Meyer’s Instant Karma
NBC: Crime podcast dark dramedy Redrum
Netflix: A film and TV adaptation of Black teen romance anthology Blackout
Sony Pictures TV: Female-driven anthology comedy Sweetness from Emerald Fennell

Pilot/first episode directors:

The Continental: Albert Hughes
Dangerous Moms: Jason Ensler
Kindred: Janicza Bravo
Monarch: Jason Ensler
Willow: Stephen Woolfenden (replacing Jonathan Entwistle)

Promoted to series regular:

Power Book III: Raising Kanan: Antonio Ortiz
Tyler Perry’s The Oval: Nick Barrotta

Guest stars:

Fantasy Island: Daphne Zuniga, Josie Bissett, Laura Leighton


Dexter: Jennifer Carpenter


And Just Like That…: Sarita Choudhury, Nicole Ari Parker, Karen Pittman
The Cleaning Lady: Oliver Hudson (replacing Vincent Piazza)
Dollface: Lilly Singh, Jayson Blair
DMZ: Rutina Wesley, Mamie Gummer, Nora Dunn, Henry G. Sanders, Venus Ariel, Jade Wu, Rey Gallegos, Agam Darshi, Juani Feliz
FBI: Most Wanted: Alexa Davalos
Julia: Robert Joy, Erin Neufer, James Cromwell, Adriane Lenox
Kindred: Mallori Johnson
The Last of Us: Jeffrey Pierce, Murray Bartlett, Con O’Neill
Moonhaven: Ayelet Zurer
One of Us Is Lying: Mark McKenna
Tyler Perry’s The Oval: Kaye Singleton, Russell Thomas
Untitled NBC bank heist pilot: Jordan Johnson-Hinds

(Image courtesy of Disney+.)

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