Caffeine – TV News – June 25th Edition

Happy Sunday! This week’s TV news brings us a bunch of late summer and fall premiere dates, casting, and more.

Premiere dates:

July 24th: People of Earth

August 3rd: The Guest Book
August 4th: Wet Hot American Summer: 10 Years Later
August 11th: Atypical
August 30th: Good Game

September 10th: The Orville (special time)
September 24th: Star Trek: Discovery
September 25th: The Brave
September 26th: This Is Us, Law & Order: True Crime – The Menendez Murders, Lethal Weapon, The Mick, Brooklyn Nine-Nine
September 27th: Law & Order: SVU, Chicago P.D., Empire, Star
September 28th: Superstore, The Good Place, Will & Grace, Great News, Chicago Fire, Gotham, The Orville
September 29th: The Exorcist

October 1st: Bob’s Burgers, The Simpsons, Ghosted, Family Guy, The Last Man on Earth
October 4th: The Blacklist
October 27th: Blindspot


Downward Dog, Girlboss

Other news:

Still Star-Crossed is moving to Saturdays starting July 8th.
CBS will air the rest of the episodes of Doubt on Saturday nights starting July 1st.
Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat (of Sherlock) are writing a new Dracula series.
The CW is planning a backdoor pilot for potential Supernatural spinoff Wayward Sisters starring Kim Rhodes.
Season two of Genius will be about Picasso.
Freeform is not making a Greek reunion movie after all.
Amazon has acquired Israeli rom-com series The Baker and the Beauty for international distribution.

Pilot directors:

Sea Oak: Hiro Murai

New EPs/showrunners:

The Exorcist: Jason Ensler
Quantico: Michael Seitzman
Sea Oak: Evan Dunsky

Ordered to series:

Netflix: Tony Danza dramedy The Good Cop
YouTube Red: Comedies Ryan Hansen Solves Crimes on Television* and Do You Want to See a Dead Body?, Dan Harmon eSports scripted series Good Game, science fiction series Lifeline starring Zach Gilford

Pilot orders:

Syfy: George R.R. Martin sci-fi drama Nightflyers

In development:

ABC: Shondaland comedic drama Adult Behavior
Amazon: An adaptation of Jay McInerney’s Brightness Falls trilogy
FOX: Jerry Bruckheimer police procedural Atlanta’s Most Wanted starring T.I.
Glass Entertainment Murders: A limited series based on the Clutter family murders that inspired In Cold Blood
HBO: A Watchmen series from Damon Lindelof
Paramount Network: Tom Arnold autobiographical comedy The InterventionistEric Newman, Ben Silverman, and Chris Blackwell are developing a Jamaican music drama.Jamie Foxx will executive produce child refugee drama The Displaced, currently in development.

Not moving forward:

USA Network: Yale period drama The Tap

Leaving their shows:

Designated Survivor: Virginia Madsen
Quantico: Aunjanue Ellis, Russell Tovey
Taken: Gaius Charles, Brooklyn Sudano, Monique Gabriela Curnen, Michael Irby, Jose Pablo Cantillo, James Landry Hebert

Promoted to series regular:

9JKL: Albert Tsai
The Handmaid’s Tale: Alexis Bledel


Grey’s Anatomy: Kim Raver


Alexa & Katie: Eddie Shin, Jolie Jenkins, Emery Kelly
American Horror Story: Colton Haynes
The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story: Finn Wittrock
The Chi: Steven Williams
Criminal Minds: Daniel Henney
Dangerous Book for Boys: Gabriel Bateman
The Deep Mad Dark: Jacki Weaver
The End of the F***ing World: Wunmi Mosaku
Freakish: Brant Daugherty, Ryan McCartan, Jordan Calloway, Saxon Sharbino, Jake Busey
Graves: Joanna Sanchez
Heathers: Birgundi Baker, Cameron Gellman
Hit the Road: Amy Pietz, Natalie Sharp, Nick Marini, Tim Johnson Jr., Maddie Dixon-Poirer
Instinct: Sharon Leal
Law & Order: True Crime – The Menendez Murders: James DuMont, Lolita Davidovich, Heather Graham, Elizabeth Reaser, Larry Cedar
Little Women: Angela Lansbury
Love: Kathy Baker, Kyle Bornheimer
Major Crimes: Amirah Vann
The Oath: Sean Bean, Arlen Escarpeta
Olive Forever: Emily Rudd
One Day at a Time: Ed Quinn
Psych: The Movie: Jazmyn Simon
Ray Donovan: Kim Raver
Sea Oak: Rae Gray, Jack Quaid
Shades of Blue: Victor Turpin
Shameless: Jessica Szohr
Snowpiercer: Roberto Urbina, Katie McGuinness
Trust: Michael Esper, Veronica Echegui
Yellowstone: Luke Grimes

(Image courtesy of CBS.)

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