Caffeine – TV News – June 10th Edition

This week’s TV news brings us some summer premiere dates as well as interesting info about the next crop of potential shows . . .

Premiere dates:

June 10th (tonight!): Ghosted

July 6th: Anne with an E
July 25th: Burden of Truth (new date)
July 27th: Orange Is the New Black

August 5th: Chesapeake Shores
August 28th: Greenleaf

September 9th: Shameless, Kidding


13 Reasons Why, Younger, Atlanta, Riviera


Shadowhunters (with an added two-hour finale), Superstition, People of Earth

Other headlines:

It sounds like Gotham‘s final season will be shorter.

Hulu has taken Canadian comedy Letterkenny for the U.S.

Queen Sugar has announced its list of all female directors for season three.

Alethea Jones will direct Facebook series Queen America.

Ordered to series:

ABC Studios International: Australian crime drama The Gloaming
Amazon: An adaptation of Colson Whitehead’s Underground Railroad with all episodes directed by Barry Jenkins
Apple: Musical dramedy Little Voice from Sara Bareilles and J.J. Abrams
BBC One: Near future family drama Years and Years by Russell T. Davies
IFC/Channel 4: Holmes-inspired comedy Year of the Rabbit
UKTV/RTE: A Women on the Verge adaptation produced by and starring Sharon Horgan

Pilot orders:

Freeform: Military fantasy drama Motherland
HBO: A Game of Thrones prequel set thousands of years before

In development:

A+E Studios: A limited series adaptation of Norman Mailer’s The Executioner’s Song
Apple: A series based on novel Shantaram
Channel 4: A Lockerbie bombing drama
Freeform: Joss Whedon dark comedy Pippa Smith: Grown-Up Detective
FX: Cartel drama La Niña
HBO/Keshet: A limited series based on Israeli assassination mission book Rise and Kill First
Makeready: Thriller adaptation Orphan X
Mediapro: A crime drama set in Ibiza
Netflix: A Dolly Parton scripted anthology series, a Shonda Rhimes show about Anna Delvey
Showtime: A swingers comedy from Alanna Thompson
Temple Street: An adaptation of Kelley Armstrong’s Rockton mysteries

Leaving their shows:

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow: Keiynan Lonsdale

Promoted to series regular:

9-1-1: Corinne Massiah, Marcanthonee Reis
How to Get Away With Murder: Rome Flynn

Guest stars:

Greenleaf: Beau Bridges, Iyanla Vanzant


American Gods: Dean Winters, Devery Jacobs, Kahyun Kim
Are You Sleeping: Lizzy Caplan
Bless This Mess: Pam Grier, JT Neal, Christina Offley
Castle Rock: Allison Tolman
Chambers: Tony Goldwyn
Euphoria: Zendaya, Maude Apatow, Brian “Astro” Bradley, Angus Cloud, Eric Dane, Alexa Demie, Jacob Elordi, Barbie Ferreira, Nika King, Storm Reid, Hunter Schafer, Sydney Sweeney
The Gifted: Grace Byers
His Dark Materials: James McAvoy, Clarke Peters, Ruth Wilson
Light as a Feather: Liana Liberato, Haley Ramm, Peyton List, Ajiona Alexus, Brianne Tju, Dylan Sprayberry, Jordan Rodrigues, Brent Rivera, Dorian Brown Pham
Messiah: Melinda Page Hamilton, Stefania LaVie Owen, Jane Adams, Sayyid El Alami, Fares Landousil, Wil Traval, Barbara Eve Harris, Iqbal Theba, Emily Kinney, Jackson Hurst, Nicole Rose Scimeca
MotherFatherSon: Sarah Lancashire, Sinead Cusack, Paul Ready, Pippa Bennett-Warner, Danny Sapani, Joseph Mawle
Now Apocalypse: Avan Jogia, Kelli Berglund, Beau Mirchoff, Roxane Mesquida
Tell Me a Story: Danielle Campbell
Tijuana: Damian Alcazar, Tamara Vallarta, Claudette Maille, Rodrigo Abed, Tete Espinosa, Rolf Petersen, Ivan Aragon
V-Wars: Adrian Holmes, Jacky Lai

(Image courtesy of Netflix.)

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