Caffeine – TV News – June 24th Edition

It’s that time – this week’s TV news brings us the first few sets of fall premiere dates from the major networks!

Premiere dates:

August 31st: Ozark

September 24th: Manifest
September 25th: This Is Us, New Amsterdam
September 26th: Chicago Med, Chicago Fire, Chicago P.D.
September 27th: The Good Place, Law & Order: SVU

October 4th: Superstore, Will & Grace, I Feel Bad
October 9th: The Flash, Black Lightning
October 10th: Riverdale, All American
October 11th: Supernatural
October 12th: Blindspot, Dynasty, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
October 14th: Supergirl, Charmed
October 15th: Arrow
October 22nd: DC’s Legends of Tomorrow
October 25th: Legacies
October 26th: Midnight, Texas


The Terror, Dear White People, Absentia, Motherland, Bulletproof


Timeless (though it may get a TV movie to wrap things up)

Other headlines:

Alex Kurtzman has signed on to develop new Star Trek TV shows.

Hallmark has ordered a new When Calls the Heart Christmas movie.

John Ridley will direct the first episode of Epix’s Godfather of Harlem.

Author Tim O’Brien has joined This Is Us as a consultant.

Season 14 of Supernatural will have 20 episodes.

Ordered to series:

ABC: Roseanne spinoff The Connors
Apple: Immigration anthology series Little America, an adaptation of French short-form series Calls
BBC: Disability-themed family comedy There She Goes starring David Tennant, supernatural comedy Ghosts
BBC/BritBox: Spain-set crime drama The Mallorca Files
Netflix: Spanish 1960s heroin trafficking drama Hache

Acquired for the U.S.:

Acorn TV: Australian drama Mystery Road
Netflix: Korean historical drama Mr. Sunshine
Sundance Now: British psychological thriller Cheat

Pilot orders:

Hulu: Revenge drama Reprisal

In development:

Made Up Stories: An adaptation of thriller The Favorite Sister
Paramount TV: An adaptation of thriller The Couple Next Door
Platform Media: An adaptation of novel Mr. and Mrs. American Pie from Laura Dern
SERA Films: Historical crime series Hell’s Princess
Syfy: Series Nightbreed based on works by Clive Barker

Leaving their shows:

Dynasty: Nathalie Kelley
The Resident: Moran Atias, Merrin Dungey, Melina Kanakaredes
Supergirl: Chris Wood
Untitled Apple comedy series: Kristen Wiig

Promoted to series regular:

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow: Courtney Ford
The Flash: Jessica Parker Kennedy
The Resident: Malcolm-Jamal Warner, Glenn Morshower

Guest stars:

The ABC Murders: Karen Westwood, Lizzy McInnerny, Anya Chalotra, Eve Austin, Christopher Villiers, Suzanne Packer, Michael Shaeffer, Cyril Nri, Henry Goodman, Tamzin Griffin, Ian Pirie, Shane Attwooll, Terenia Edwards
It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia: Mindy Kaling


The Walking Dead: Jon Bernthal


The ABC Murders: Shirley Henderson, Kevin McNally, Gregor Fisher, Jack Farthing
Baptiste: Tom Hollander
Coroner: Serinda Swan
Crashing: Madeline Wise
The Crown: Ben Daniels, Erin Doherty
The Good Doctor: Lisa Edelstein
Good Omens: David Morrissey
Good Trouble: Molly McCook, Josh Pence
Happy Together: Victor Williams (replacing Tim Meadows)
Jett: Giancarlo Esposito, Elena Anaya, Michael Aronov, Gaite Jansen, Chris Backus, Gil Bellows, Violet McGraw, Jodie Turner-Smith, Gentry White, Lucy Walters, Mustafa Shakir
Kansas City: Andrew Caldwell, Jade Pettyjohn, Anthony Keyvan
Lore: Emmett Scanlan
Lovecraft Country: Courtney B. Vance, Aunjanue Ellis, Elizabeth Debicki
Now Apocalypse: Jacob Artist, Chris Aquilino, Desmond Chiam, Taylor Hart
Raising Dion: Jason Ritter
The Resident: Jane Leeves
Shameless: Dan Lauria, Ashley Romans
Tell Me Your Secrets: Xavier Samuel

(Image courtesy of NBC.)

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