Caffeine – TV News – June 20th Edition

We’re just BARELY into summer, but this week’s TV news brings us our first big set of fall premiere dates!

Premiere dates:

July 15th: First Wives Club, Dr. Death

August 12th: Titans
August 20th: Truth Be Told

September 12th: American Rust
September 17th: The Morning Show

October 8th: Nancy Drew
October 13th: DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Batwoman
October 14th: Legacies
October 25th: All American, 4400
October 28th: Walker

November 16th: The Flash, Riverdale


Girls5eva, Cruel Summer, The Hardy Boys


Manifest, Grand Army, The Moodys, Dad Stop Embarrassing Me!

Other headlines:

Disney+ is moving its episode release day to Wednesdays, which slightly shifts a bunch of upcoming premiere dates.

Alissa Neubauer will showrun season two of Call Me Kat.

Jeb Stuart will write Netflix’s Assassin’s Creed series.

Sam Miller will direct and EP Surface.

Ordered to series:

Disney+: A Beauty and the Beast musical prequel starring Luke Evans, Josh Gad, and Briana Middleton
Netflix: Ryan Murphy limited series The Watcher starring Naomi Watts and Bobby Cannavale, a workplace comedy inspired by the Los Angeles Lakers front office
Showtime: Drama American Gigolo starring Jon Bernthal

In development:

Amazon: Scammer comedy series The Nigerian Princess
Aquarius Films: Feminist comedy drama Fight Like a Girl
Bunim/Murray Productions: Scripted comedy Amanda Seales Is Difficult
FX: April Shih comedy Love Rules
HBO Max: A reboot of sitcom Perfect Strangers starring Robin Thede and London Hughes, an adaptation of Kim Johnson’s activist novel This Is My America
Jason Priestley: An adaptation of Jackie Collins’ novel Hollywood Kids
Mark Canton: Cop series Miami River Cops developed with WWE star Karlee Leilani Perez
M.E.G.A. Films: An adaptation of Book of Esther novel Star of Persia
NBC: Family comedy Lopez vs. Lopez starring George and Mayan Lopez

Leaving their shows:

The Blacklist: Megan Boone

Guest stars:

Leverage: Redemption: French Stewart, Andrea Navedo, Dan Cortese, Kim Matula, Joey Slotnick


American Horror Story: Double Feature: Neal McDonough
Breathe: Jeff Wilbusch
Dangerous Liaisons: Lesley Manville, Carice van Houten, Paloma Faith, Michael McElhatton, Kosar Ali, Nathanael Saleh, Hakeem Kae-Kazim, Hilton Pelser, Mia Threapleton, Colette Dalal Tchantcho, Lucy Cohu, Fisayo Akinade, Maria Friedman, Clare Higgins
Dangerous Moms: Dascha Polanco
Expats: Jack Huston
The First Lady: Rosalind Chao, Michael Potts, Donna Lynne Champlin
For All Mankind: Edi Gathegi
Getaway: Annie Ilonzeh
How I Met Your Father: Chris Lowell
Joe Pickett: Leah Gibson, Aadila Dosani
Let the Right One In: Madison Taylor Baez
Love and Death: Patrick Fugit
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel: Jackie Hoffman, Allison Guinn
NCIS: Gary Cole (though this doesn’t look official yet)
Night Court: Lacretta
Paper Girls: Nate Corddry
The Porter: Oluniké Adeliyi, Loren Lott
The Staircase: Dane DeHaan
Station Eleven: Luca Villacis, Prince Amponsah, Dylan Taylor, Joe Pingue, Maxwell McCabe-Lokos, Ajahnis Charley, Milton Barnes, Kate Moyer
Surface: Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Stephan James, Ari Graynor, François Arnaud, Marianne Jean Baptiste, Millie Brady
Women of the Movement: Gary Basaraba
Wu Tang: An American Saga: JaQwan J. Kelly
Untitled Netflix Spotify drama: Edvin Endre, Ulf Stenberg, Gizem Erdogan, Joel Lützow, Christian Hillborg

(Image courtesy of the CW.)

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