Caffeine – TV News – July 28th Edition

We’ve moved right from SDCC to the TCA summer press tour, so TV news is continuing to come at us very quickly! Let’s see what we might have missed this week.

Premiere dates:

August 5th: No Good Nick

September 13th: Room 104
September 27th: Transparent musical finale

November 15th: Dollface

October 6th: Get Shorty
October 18th: Modern Love

December 6th: Reprisal
December 13th: Marvel’s Runaways


The Handmaid’s Tale, Younger, Animal Kingdom, Los Espookys, Carnival Row, The Expanse, The Girlfriend Experience


Will & Grace (after the upcoming third season), The Code, Designated Survivor, Now Apocalypse, Patriot, The Romanoffs, Too Old to Die Young, Lore, Forever

Other headlines:

Lucifer‘s final season has been expanded to 16 episodes.

The final season of Power will be split into two sections.

Elizabeth Tulloch will return as Lois Lane for this year’s Arrowverse crossover.

Amazon’s Lord of the Rings series has set its creative team.

Keenan Ivory Wayans will showrun the third season of The Last O.G.

Dana Calvo will co-run Dune: The Sisterhood.

Naima Ramos-Chapman will direct pilot How to Make Love to a Black Woman.

Bash Doran will no longer showrun Demimonde.

Ordered to series:

Amazon: Global finance thriller The Banker’s Wife
BBC One: Family drama Best Interests
FX: CIA drama The Old Man starring Jeff Bridges
Hulu: Amy Schumer comedy Love, Beth
Quibi: Coming-of-age mystery When the Street Lights Go On
Starz: A Dangerous Liaisons adaptation, a drug trafficking drama from 50 Cent

Acquired for the U.S.:

BritBox: Crime drama The Bay

Pilot orders:

HBO Max: Jessica Rothe comedy Delilah

In development:

Amazon: Human IPO comedy JNNA
AMC: Graphic novel adaptation Farmhand, brain injury dark comedy Of Two Minds
Bell Media: Parenting comedy Children Ruin Everything
Big Talk: An adaptation of Leye Adenle’s Amaka crime novels
Carnival Films: An adaptation of Robert Harris thriller The Second Sleep
Epix: Comedic western Wicked, Kansas, Apollo 8 limited series Rocket Men
HBO Max: Michael Ausiello dramedy Drama Queen
Hulu: An adaptation of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
LuckyChap Entertainment: Family-friendly horror anthology series Ameri-Scares
Nat Geo: Iran hostage crisis limited series Guests of the Ayatollah
Quibi: Carl Hiaasen adaptation Skinny Dip, sci-fi thriller Transmissions, an adaptation of murder mystery manga Tomie
Showtime: An English-language remake of Argentinian comedy 100 Days to Fall in Love, an adaptation of Lisa Taddeo novel Three Women

Leaving their shows:

The Rookie: Afton Williamson

Promoted to series regular:

Evil: Kurt Fuller
Yellowstone: Forrie J. Smith

Guest stars:

Archibald’s Next Big Thing: Casey Wilson, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, RuPaul
Kidding: Eric Roberts, Mae Whitman
Ramy: Mahershala Ali
Riverdale: Shannen Doherty


Arrow: Susanna Thompson
Supernatural: Jake Abel


Archibald’s Next Big Thing: Tony Hale, Rosamund Pike, Adam Pally, Chelsea Kane, Jordan Fisher, Kari Wahlgren
Awkwafina: Jonathan Park
Barkskins: Kaniehtiio Horn, Zahn McClarnon, Lily Sullivan, David Wilmot
Blindspot: Julee Cerda
Cherish the Day: Xosha Roquemore, Alano Miller
Filthy Rich: Steven Pasquale (replacing David Denman)
Get Shorty: Luis Moncada
Homecoming: Janelle Monáe
The L Word: Generation Q: Jordan Hull
Lord of the Rings: Markella Kavenagh
Perry Mason: Juliet Rylance, Andrew Howard, Eric Lange, Robert Patrick, Stephen Root
Power Book II: Ghost: Mary J. Blige
Project Blue Book: Keir O’Donnell
Reprisal: Lea DeLaria
Riverdale: Kerr Smith
SEAL Team: Jamie McShane, Rudy Dobrev
Tell Me a Story: Phillip Rhys
Them: Covenant: Deborah Ayorinde, Ashley Thomas
Yellowstone: John Emmet Tracy
Untitled ABC Nate Bargatze pilot: Katie Aselton

(Image courtesy of Hulu.)

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