Caffeine – TV News – June 12th Edition

We’re in a bit of an early summer lull for TV news, but let’s catch up on some new showrunners, some shows switching networks, and more!

Premiere dates:
June 26: Dancing on the Edge (on PBS – it had previously aired in the U.S. on Starz)

Renewed: Marseille, You Me Her

Cancelled: Deadbeat

Nashville is officially moving to CMT.

The Last Kingdom is moving to Netflix in the U.S., Canada, and some other countries.

Chandra Wilson, Justin Chambers, James Pickens, and Kevin McKidd are officially returning for more Grey’s Anatomy.

Chris Messina will be a recurring guest star rather than a regular on season 5 of The Mindy Project.

Shane Brennan is stepping down as NCIS: LA showrunner. R. Scott Gemmill is taking over.

Michael S. Chernuchin will showrun Chicago Justice.

Hettie Macdonald will direct the BBC’s Howards End miniseries.

Ordered to series:
CBS: Frank Spotnitz crisis negotiator drama Ransom starring Luke Roberts
CTV: Comedic drama The Indian Detective starring Russell Peters
Netflix: An adaptation of Vikram Chandra’s novel Sacred Games

Pilot orders:
Amazon: Five pilots including a 1950s dramedy from Amy Sherman-Palladino and a futuristic paranormal drama from Guillermo Del Toro
FX: A comedy pilot written by and starring Cristin Milioti and Nina Pedrad
HBO: Tycoon family drama Succession, Kathryn Bigelow jihadi recruitment drama Mogadishu, Minnesota

In development:
A+E Studios: Scripted dramedy Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead about the history of National Lampoon, though there’s some confusion and controversy about whether they have the rights to use the name
AMC: David Carr miniseries The Night of the Gun starring Bob Odenkirk
BBC: An adaptation of Evelyn Waugh’s Decline and Fall starring Jack Whitehall and Eva Longoria
CBS: A Patty Hearst limited series
Cinemax: Marvel adaptation Scarlet
Primary Wave Entertainment: A semi-autobiographical series from DJ Erick Morillo

Promoted to series regular:
The Exorcist: Alan Ruck
Shades of Blue: Gino Anthony Pesi

Guest stars:
From Dawn Till Dusk: Robert Knepper
Girl Meets World: Ocean Maturo
Major Crimes: Jere Burns

Pretty Little Liars: Drew Van Acker, Lindsey Shaw

13 Reasons Why: Dylan Minnette, Katherine Langford, Brandon Flynn, Christian Navarro, Alisha Boe, Justin Prentice, Devin Druid, Miles Heizer, Ross Butler, Kate Walsh, Derek Luke
Blood Drive: Alan Ritchson
Criminal Minds: Adam Rodriguez
Deuce: Michael Rispoli, Natalie Paul
Dimension 404: Lea Michele, Robert Buckley, Ryan Lee
From Dawn Till Dusk: Nicky Whelan, Maurice Compte
Girlboss: Britt Robertson
Madiba: Michael Nyqvist
Making History: John Gemberling, Neil Casey
Masters of Sex: Erin Karpluk, Niecy Nash, Betty Gilpin
NW: Nikki Amuka-Bird, Phoebe Fox
The Path: Leven Rambin, James Remar
Ray Donovan: Raymond J. Barry
Rebel: Danielle Mone Truitt, Giancarlo Esposito, Mykelti Williamson, Cliff “Method Man” Smith, Brandon Quinn
Reign: Will Kemp
Saint Mazie: Helena Bonham Carter
Santa Clarita Diet: Mary Elizabeth Ellis
The Son: Pierce Brosnan (replacing Sam Neill), Jacob Lofland
Wagstaffe: Tom Riley

(Image courtesy of PBS.)

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