Caffeine – TV News – June 19th Edition

Happy Juneteenth and also Happy Father’s Day to the dads out there! This week’s TV news brings us more summer and fall premiere dates, a bunch of renewals, and more.

Premiere dates:

July 21st: Rap Sh!t
July 28th: Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin, The Resort

August 1st: Industry
August 12th: Five Days at Memorial
August 18th: The Undeclared War
August 19th: Bad Sisters

September 14th: The Handmaid’s Tale
September 21st: The Connors, The Goldbergs, Abbott Elementary, Home Economics, Big Sky
September 25th: The Rookie
September 27th: The Rookie: Feds

October 3rd: The Good Doctor
October 6th: Station 19, Grey’s Anatomy, Alaska Daily


Squid Game, Starstruck, Hacks, The Lincoln Lawyer, Sweet Home (for two seasons), Swagger, When Calls the Heart


Snowpiercer (after the upcoming fourth season)

New showrunners or co-showrunners:

The Lincoln Lawyer: Dailyn Rodriguez
Power Rangers: Jenny Klein
Run the Burbs: Anthony Q. Farrell
When Calls the Heart: Lindsay Sturman

Ordered to series:

Apple TV+: Child psychiatrist limited series Before starring Billy Crystal
BBC: Queer adoption series Lost Boys and Fairies
Hallmark: Rodeo dynasty drama Ride
Netflix: Darkly comedic thriller Bodkin from the Obamas and starring Will Forte
Paramount+: Paranormal YA drama School Spirits starring Peyton List

In development:

A+E Studios: An adaptation of book Things I’m Seeing Without You from Alyssa Milano
Amazon: Mystery thriller podcast adaptation Last Known Position starring Gina Rodriguez
CBS: A comedy based on comic strip JumpStart
Disney+: Marvel adaptation Wonder Man
Fandango: A series based on play The Lehman Trilogy (which just won a bunch of Tonys)
HBO: A Game of Thrones sequel series about Jon Snow
Los Angeles Media Fund: An adaptation of Andrew DeYoung’s novel The Temps
Renegade Entertainment: An adaptation of Candice Fox’s thriller Gathering Dark
Showtime: Crime drama limited series The Whites starring Ethan Hawke
Tomorrow Studios: An adaptation of Clare Vaye Watkins’ novel I Love You But I’ve Chosen Darkness

Promoted to series regular:

Winning Time: Thomas Mann

Guest stars:

Chucky: Jennifer Tilly, Gina Gershon, Meg Tilly, Joey Pantoliano, Sutton Stracke
Doctor Who: Neil Patrick Harris
P-Valley: Megan Thee Stallion


Accused: Malcolm-Jamal Warner, Wendell Pierce, Karen LeBlanc
The Afterparty: Will Greenberg, John Gemberling
Bad Monkey: John Ortiz (replacing Arturo Luis Soria)
The Big Cigar: Tiffany Boone
The Boys: Paul Reiser
The Brothers Sun: Michelle Yeoh, Justin Chien, Sam Song Li, Highdee Kuan, Joon Lee, Alice Hewkin, Jon Xue Zhang, Jenny Yang, Madison Hu, Rodney To
Chucky: Lara Jean Chorostecki
Criminal Nature: Ian Duff, Julia Chan
Demascus: Janet Hubert, Caleb Eberhardt, Shakira Ja’nai Paye
A Friend of the Family: Joe Chrest
Hightown: Garret Dillahunt, Jeanine Serralles, Kaya Rosenthal, Michael Drayer, Ellie Barone, Taja V. Simpson
Ironheart: Manny Montana
Law & Order: Mehcad Brooks
Mrs. American Pie: Jordan Bridges, Kaia Gerber, Jason Canela, Mindy Cohn, Julia Duffy, Claudia Ferri
Power Book III: Raising Kanan: Chyna Layne
The Rookie: Feds: Britt Robertson
Unstable: Sian Clifford, Rachel Marsh, Emma Ferreira, Aaron Branch, Fred Armisen, Tom Allen, JT Parr
Up Here: Carlos Valdes
Wilderness: Jenna Coleman, Oliver Jackson-Cohen
Untitled NBC Jon Cryer comedy pilot: Donald Faison, Abigail Spencer

(Image courtesy of WarnerMedia.)

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