Caffeine – TV News – July 1st Edition

Happy Canada Day! Let’s breeze through the week’s premiere dates, new show orders, and other TV news so everyone can get out and enjoy the holiday.

Premiere dates:

July 26th: The Bletchley Circle: San Francisco

September 4th: Mayans M.C., The Purge
September 5th: It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia
September 9th: Rel (special preview)
September 12th: American Horror Story
September 23rd: 9-1-1 (special two-part premiere)
September 24th: The Resident, 9-1-1 (special two-part premiere)
September 25th: The Gifted, Lethal Weapon
September 26th: Empire, Star
September 28th: Last Man Standing, The Cool Kids
September 30th: Rel (timeslot premiere)


Ghosted, Nobodies, Champions, Famous in Love, Six

Other headlines:

Bash Doran will showrun J.J. Abrams’ HBO show Demimonde.

Krysten Ritter will direct an episode of Marvel’s Jessica Jones season three.

James Duff has joined Star Trek: Discovery as an EP.

The Snowpiercer pilot director has left the show very dramatically.

ABC has extended its cast options for comedy pilot Steps.

HBO Go/Now has acquired satirical Scandinavian series Beforeigners.

Lisa Cholodenko will direct Unbelievable.

Ordered to series:

Charter: Bad Boys female-led spinoff L.A.’s Finest
Showtime: An adaptation of video game Halo from Kyle Killen
Netflix: An adaptation of Salman Rushie’s magical realist novel Midnight’s Children, martial arts sci-fi crime drama Wu Assassins
YouTube Premium: Friendship comedy Kat & June Think Stuff!, dark comedy On Becoming a God in Central Florida starring Kirsten Dunst, sci-fi anthology Weird City from Jordan Peele

Pilot orders:

Amazon: YA projects Panic, The Wilds, and College
HBO: Televangelist comedy The Righteous Gems starring Danny McBridge and John Goodman

In development:

Bryncoed Productions: An adaptation of The County Guides to Murder

Promoted to series regular:

Empire: Nicole Ari Parker
Lost in Space: Sibongile Mlambo
S.W.A.T.: Patrick St. Esprit

Guest stars:

Catastrophe: Michaela Watkins
Fuller House: Lee Majors, Lindsay Wagner, Lainie Kazan
London Kills: Glynis Barber, Melanie Gutteridge, Jennie Jacques, Frances Tomelty, Dean Andrews
The Oath: Kevin Connolly
One Day at a Time: Gloria Estefan
Pure: Alyson Hannigan


The Originals: Danielle Campbell


Berlin Station: Ismael Cruz Cordova
The Boys: Tomer Capon
David Makes Man: Phylicia Rashad
Erase: Callie Thorne
Future Man: Shaun Brown
Good Trouble: Michael Galante
Grantchester: Tom Brittney
London Kills: Hugo Speer, Sharon Small, Bailey Patrick, Tori Allen-Martin
Messiah: Beau Bridges, Philip Baker Hall
A Million Little Things: Grace Park
NOS4A2: Olafur Darri Olafsson, Virginia Kull, Ebon Ross-Bachrach
Now Apocalypse: RJ Mitte, Grace Victoria Cox
The Oath: Christina Milian, Leona Lewis, Zulay Henao
Raising Dion: Jazmyn Simon, Alisha Wainwright, Ja’Siah Young
The Romanoffs: Hera Hilmar
Tell Me a Story: Sam Jaeger
Tell Me Your Secrets: Stella Baker
Turn Up Charlie: Piper Perabo, JJ Feild, Frankie Hervey
Unbelievable: Toni Collette, Merritt Wever, Kaitlyn Dever
Watchmen: Jeremy Irons, Tom Mison, Frances Fisher, Jacob Ming-Trent, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Sara Vickers
Untitled Showtime Roger Ailes limited series: Russell Crowe

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