Caffeine – TV News – June 5th Edition

Happy Sunday! TV news is in a bit of an early summer lull, but read on for some fall premiere dates and a whole bunch of exciting renewals!

Premiere dates:
July 28: Ripper Street
September 11: Masters of Sex
October 1: Versailles (new date)
October 2: Shameless
October 22: Dirk Gently
November 17: Undercover
November 20: The Affair

Renewed: Outlander (for seasons 3 and 4), UnREAL, Transparent, Cleverman, Endeavour, Good Witch, Lopez

Homeland is “nearing” a renewal for seasons 7 and 8, and season 6 will premiere in January 2017.

Ellen Pompeo has closed a deal to return to Grey’s Anatomy.

Ordered to series:
Channel 4/Lionsgate: Social services comedy Damned
Comedy Central: Dark workplace comedy Corporate
FX: Marvel show Legion
HBO: Bill Hader hitman comedy Barry
Netflix: 1980s female wrestler comedy G.L.O.W. from Jenji Kohan
Showtime: An adaptation of Jonathan Franzen’s Purity starring Daniel Craig
TV Land: Melissa McCarthy/Ben Falcone comedy Nobodies

Pilot orders:
Showtime: Jamie Foxx comedy White Famous

In development:
BBC America: Sci-fi drama Memoria, female Israeli army comedy Zero Motivation, actress drama Foreign Babes in Beijing, a remake of British alien invasion show Quatermass, Chinese novel adaptation Trip, satirical junk food show Junk

Leaving their shows:
Code Black: Bonnie Somerville, Raza Jaffrey

Promoted to series regular:
The Americans: Brandon J. Dirden
Code Black: Boris Kodjoe, Jillian Murray
Life in Pieces: Hunter King
Shameless: Isidora Goreshter

Guest stars:
Mozart in the Jungle: Monica Bellucci
Shooter: Randy Orton

Pretty Little Liars: Brant Daugherty

American Gods: Gillian Anderson
The First Wives Club: Alyson Hannigan, Megan Hilty
I Love Dick: Griffin Dunne
Quantico: Russell Tovey
Santa Clarita Diet: Skyler Gisondo, Liv Hewson, Richard T. Jones
Sick Note: Rupert Grint, Don Johnson, Nick Frost
Suits: Carly Pope

(Image courtesy of Starz.)

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