Caffeine – TV News – July 24th Edition

We’ve got a ton of big TV news from San Diego Comic-Con this week. Buckle up!

Premiere dates:
August 22nd: Too Close to Home
September 6th: From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series
October 23rd: The Walking Dead

The Vampire Diaries will officially end with season eight, and Kevin Williamson is back for the final season.

Teen Wolf is ending with season six.

Black Sails will end after season four.

Bates Motel will end with season five.

Renewed: Daredevil, Wynonna Earp, Power (for two seasons)

The new Star Trek show will be called Star Trek Discovery. David Semel will direct the first episode. Meanwhile, Netflix has acquired the new show EXCEPT for in the U.S. and Canada.

Katie Cassidy will now be a series regular across the CW’s DC Comics shows.

USA Network’s new drama Shooter is now postponed until fall.

Game of Thrones season 7 will contain seven episodes and air next summer.

The last Divergent movie, Ascendant, might be going directly to TV and getting a spinoff series.

Amazon’s next set of comedy pilots will be online on August 19th.

Ordered to series:
Audience Network: Comedy Loudermilk
BBC/Weinstein Company: A Les Miserables event series
National Geographic: A drama about ISIS

In development:
Amazon: Kevin Smith’s The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension
CBS: Light psychic procedural Hunch
CBS Television Studios: Arnold Schwarzenegger body-building drama Pump
Goddard Film Group/Planet X: Captain Power reboot series Phoenix Rising
The Gotham Group: A series based on Randi Zuckerberg’s Dot Complicated
Groundswell Productions: Comics adaptation Black Magick
Hulu: A figure skating drama from Tara Lipinski
MTV: Michael Doneger drama The Escort
Paramount TV: An adaptation of John Le Carre’s The Spy Who Came in from the Cold
Sky: Harlan Coben’s The Four
Skybound Entertainment: An adaptation of The Chronicles of Amber from Robert Kirkman
Sony Pictures TV: Comics adaptation Deadly Class from the Russo brothers
Universal Cable Productions: An adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s Interworld and four comics-based projects
USA Network: Drama Muscle Beach from Dwayne Johnson

Promoted to series regular:
The 100: Zach McGowan
Lucifer: Tricia Helfer

Guest stars:
Code Black: Camryn Manheim, Eric Roberts, Alexandra Grey
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow: Stephen Amell, Johnathan Schaech
Dimension 404: Lorenza Izzo, Daniel Zovatto, Tom Noonan
Law & Order: SVU: Henry Thomas, Kelli Williams
Once Upon a Time: Craig Horner
The Royals: Damian Hurley
Scream Queens: Cecily Strong
Son of Zorn: Keegan-Michael Key, Sarah Koenig

Criminal Minds: Paget Brewster, Aisha Tyler
iZombie: Robert Knepper
Madam Secretary: Carlos Gomez
Once Upon a Time: Jessy Schram
Teen Wolf: Cody Christian

Alias Grace: Zachary Levi
American Gods: Kristin Chenoweth
Bates Motel: Rihanna
The Big Bang Theory: Katey Sagal, Jack McBrayer
Black-ish: Daveed Diggs
Blindspot: Luke Mitchell, Michelle Hurd
The Catch: T.R. Knight
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: Parvesh Cheena
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow: Matt Letscher
Dear White People: Brandon P. Bell, Logan Browning
Designated Survivor: Malik Yoba
Empire: Taye Diggs, Kid Cudi, Ajiona Alexus, Jeremy Carver, Ezri Walker
Fear the Walking Dead: Danay Garcia
Gotham: Benedict Samuel
Great News: Nicole Richie (replacing Kimrie Lewis-Davis)
How to Get Away with Murder: Luna (Lauren) Velez
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Gabriel Luna
Once Upon a Time: Deniz Akdeniz, Oded Fehr, James Marsters, Karen David
Quantico: Aaron Diaz, Tracy Ifeachor, David Lim, Li Jun Li
Reign: Adam Croasdell
Santa Clarita Diet: Joy Osmanski
Scream Queens: Colton Haynes
Sleepy Hollow: Janina Gavankar
Sneaky Pete: Michael Drayer
Snowfall: Alon Aboutboul, Amin Joseph, Emily Rios, Michael Hyatt
The Son: Elizabeth Frances, J. Quinton Johnson, Nick Stevenson
Supergirl: Chris Wood
Tennison: Stefanie Martini, Sam Reid, Blake Harrison, Alun Armstrong, Ruth Sheen, Lex Shrapnel, Jay Taylor
The Vampire Diaries: Allison Scagliotti

(Image courtesy of the CW.)

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