Caffeine – TV News – July 29th Edition

Between the end of Comic-Con and the beginning of TCA, it’s another big week for TV news!

Premiere dates:

August 7th: Wrecked

September 13th: Snatch
September 24th: The Good Doctor
September 26th: The Goldbergs, American Housewife, Modern Family, Single Parents, A Million Little Things
September 27th: Grey’s Anatomy, How to Get Away with Murder

October 4th: Station 19
October 5th: Fresh Off the Boat, Speechless
October 12th: The Romanoffs
October 14th: Camping
October 16th: The Conners, The Kids Are Alright, black-ish, Splitting Up Together, The Rookie, Loudermilk
October 26th: Deutschland 86


The Affair (for a final season), Better Call Saul, Fear the Walking Dead, McMafia, Yellowstone, Good Witch, SKAM Austin, You, Altered Carbon, Babylon Berlin, Condor, You Me Her, Impulse, Step Up: High Water, Ryan Hansen Solves Crimes on Television, Sneaky Pete

Other headlines:

HBO has finally officially ordered the Deadwood movie!

JD Payne and Patrick McKay are developing the upcoming Lord of the Rings series for Amazon.

Monica Raymund will direct an episode of Law & Order: SVU.

Jeffrey Reiner will direct the first four episodes of Dirty John.

Greg Plageman is the new EP/showrunner of FBI.

Matt Corman and Chris Ord will showrun NBC’s The Enemy Within.

Killing Eve season two has some new writers and directors.

A Frasier reboot is supposedly in the works.

Ordered to series:

Amazon: An adaptation of Janice Y.K. Lee’s novel The Expatriates, 1970s rock band series Daisy Jones and The Six, two seasons of horror event series Them from Lena Waithe, Greg Daniels sci-fi sitcom Upload starring Robbie Amell
AMC: Jason Segal anthology series Dispatches from Elsewhere
FX: A limited series about Bob Fosse and Gwen Verdon produced by Lin-Manuel Miranda and starring Michelle Williams and Sam Rockwell
Hallmark Movies Now: When Calls the Heart spinoff When Hope Calls
Netflix: An untitled teen survival drama starring Kathryn Newton, dark zombie comedy Daybreak, comic adaptation Locke & Key
Sony: Teen spy series Alex Rider

Pilot orders:

Freeform: Rodeo drama Breckman Rodeo from Joe Weisberg and Joel Fields
TNT: Town politics drama Constance starring Elisabeth Shue, boxing drama Beast Mode

In development:

ABC: A family comedy from Nate Bargatze and Jerrod Carmichael
Amazon: An event series from the Russo brothers
Apple: An adaptation of Terry Gilliam’s Time Bandits
Bad Robot: An 80s-set autobiographical dramedy from Michael Ausiello
Beauvvais Wilson Productions: Haitian immigrant family series Barely Legal
Blossom Films: An adaptation of Liane Moriarty’s Nine Perfect Strangers produced by and starring Nicole Kidman
Endeavor Content: An adaptation of historical mystery A Gentleman’s Murder
Hat Trick: An adaptation of Simon Sebag Montefiore’s Stalin-era novel One Night in Winter
Mammoth Screen: An adaptation of book Grime Kids
Playground Entertainment: An adaptation of novel Professor Moriarty: The Hound of the D’Urbervilles
Topic Studios/Playground: Dystopian drama States of America
Warner Bros. TV: A semi-autobiographical comedy from Loni Love

Promoted to series regular:

The Chi: Shamon Brown Jr., Michael Epps, Barton Fitzpatrick

Guest stars:

Bull: Jill Hennessy
Chicago P.D.: Rob Morrow
Madam Secretary: Hillary Clinton, Colin Powell, Madeleine Albright
Power: Kendrick Lamar
SMILF: Ally Sheedy, Matthew Morrison
Speechless: John Cleese
Weird City: Sara Gilbert, Dylan O’Brien, Ed O’Neill, Rosario Dawson, Michael Cera, Laverne Cox, LeVar Burton
Will & Grace: Chelsea Handler


Supernatural: Kim Rhodes, Ruth Connell


Altered Carbon: Anthony Mackie
American Horror Story: Apocalypse: Cody Fern
Baptiste: Jessica Raine
Blood & Treasure: Alicia Coppola
Central Park Five: Felicity Huffman, Jharrel Jerome, Jovan Adepo
Chicago Fire: Annie Ilonzeh, Steven Boyer
Chicago Med: Molly Bernard, Colby Lewis
The Crown: Josh O’Connor, Marion Bailey
Dare Me: Willa Fitzgerald, Herizen Guardiola, Marlo Kelly
Dirty John: Kevin Zegers, Keiko Agena, John Karna, Sprague Grayden, Cliff Chamberlain
Empire: Toby Onwumere
FBI: Sela Ward
His Dark Materials: Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ruth Wilson James McAvoy, Georgina Campbell, Anne-Marie Duff, Ian Gelder, James Cosmo, Lucien Msamati, Mat Fraser, Jack Verhoeven, Benjamin de Ruyter, Will Keen, Lewin Lloyd, Daniel Frogson, Tyler Howitt, Archie Barnes
The Hot Zone: Julianna Margulies
Lethal Weapon: Maggie Lawson
Magnum P.I.: Amy Hill
The Purge: Sabrina Gennarino
Queen America: Judith Light
Riverdale: Penelope Ann Miller
The Rook: Shelley Conn, James D’Arcy
See: Alfre Woodard
Shadowhunters: Luke Baines
Siren: Garcelle Beauvais
Supergirl: Rhona Mitra, Robert Baker
This Is Us: Rob Morgan
Unbelievable: Danielle Macdonald
Vida: Roberta Colindrez

(Image courtesy of Showtime.)

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