Caffeine – TV News – March 10th Edition

We’ve got another huge batch of pilot casting in this week’s TV news, along with a bunch of spring premiere and finale dates!

Premiere dates:

March 20th: The Act
March 29th: On My Block

April 5th: Warrior
April 15th: No Good Nick
April 24th: Cobra Kai

May 5th: The Spanish Princess
May 24th: She’s Gotta Have It

June 2nd: Perpetual Grace, LTD

July 10th: Harlots

Season finale dates:

March 18th: Black Lightning
March 20th: All American
March 28th: Legacies

April 5th: Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
April 23rd: Roswell, New Mexico
April 25th: Supernatural

May 13th: Arrow
May 14th: The Flash
May 15th: Riverdale
May 19th: Charmed, Supergirl
May 20th: DC’s Legends of Tomorrow
May 24th: Dynasty


Call the Midwife (for two seasons), Endeavour, Vera, Superstore, The Sinner, No Activity


Arrow (after the upcoming eighth season), Crashing, SMILF

Other headlines:

Law & Order: Hate Crimes has been delayed with no firm date yet.

Freeform’s upcoming comedy Besties is now called Unrelated, and Michael McDonald will direct the first episode.

Gurinder Chadha’s historical drama Beecham House will air on PBS Masterpiece in the U.S.

Craig Zisk will direct two episodes of Wu-Tang: An American Saga.

Carlton Cuse has stepped down as showrunner for Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan season three.

Sam Esmail will not direct any of Homecoming season two.

James Burrows will direct the Our House pilot.

Ordered to series:

Amazon: Indian action thriller The End starring Akshay Kumar
Apple: A CIA drama starring Brie Larson
Freeform: Witchcraft military drama Motherland: Fort Salem
HBO: Phoebe Waller-Bridge romantic comedic thriller Run starring Domhnall Gleeson and Merritt Wever
Sky: Italian detective drama Petra starring Paola Cortellesi
Spectrum Originals: A Mad About You revival starring the original cast

In development:

Al Uzielli: New York showbiz restaurant show Last Call at Elaine’s
Amazon: An adaptation of sci-fi comic book series Port of Earth
BCDF Pictures: An adaptation of historical novel Lion of Ireland
eOne: A reboot of Rumpole of the Bailey from Emily Mortimer
FX: 1980s talent agency drama Gone Hollywood, an adaptation of Don Winslow’s Cartel trilogy
Made Up Stories: A new Miss Marple series
Netflix: A Spanish-language adaptation of Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s One Hundred Years of Solitude, a miniseries about the Thai cave rescue

Promoted to series regular:

Fear the Walking Dead: Alexa Nisenson

Guest stars:

Arrested Development: Cobie Smulder, Taran Killam
Arrow: Ernie Hudson
Charmed: Chloe Bridges
Chicago Fire: David Fumero
The Cool Kids: Michael Duffy, Stephen Tobolowsky
Doom Patrol: Ed Asner
Spinning Out: Jonathan Van Ness
The Twilight Zone: Zazie Beetz, Betty Gabriel


Grey’s Anatomy: Abigail Spencer


The Affair: Michael Braun
Animal Kingdom: Jon Beavers, Grant Harvey
The Baker and the Beauty: Nathalie Kelley, Victor Rasuk
Bless This Mess: Madison Curry (replacing Christina Offley)
Bluff City Law: Stony Blyden
Broke: Pauley Perrette, Natasha Leggero
Bronx SIU: Khalil Kain
The Capture: Ron Perlman, Famke Janssen
Carol’s Second Act: Bonnie Dennison, Ito Aghayere, Kyle MacLachlan, Jean Luc Bilodeau, Sabrian Jalees
City on a Hill: Georgina Reilly
Council of Dads: Michael O’Neill, Steven Silver, Thalia Tran, Emjay Anthony
Courthouse: Wilson Bethel
Cursed: Devon Terrell, Gustaf Skarsgård, Peter Mullan, Lily Newmark, Shalom Brune-Franklin, Daniel Sharman, Sebastian Armesto, Emily Coates, Catherine Walker, Billy Jenkins
Deputy: Yara Martinez, Brian Van Hot
Emergence: Owain Yeoman
Evil: Aasif Mandvi
Fear the Walking Dead: Karen David
Filthy Rich: Gerald McRaney, Steve Harris, Melia Kreiling
Good Omens: Brian Cox
Harlots: Alex Sawyer, Alfie Allen, Ash Hunter
Heart of Life: Harry Shum Jr., Katie Findlay, Dave Annable
The Hypnotist’s Love Story: Adan Canto, Jane Seymour, Juliet Rylance
Insatiable: Vincent Rodriguez III
It’s a Man’s World: Sean Kleier, Greg Keller
Jane the Novela: Marcia Cross
Like Magic: French Stewart, Mike Lane
Lincoln: Russell Hornsby
The Lost Boys: Rio Mangini, Del Zamora
Medical Police: Sarayu Blue
Our House: Malcolm Barrett
Penny Dreadful: City of Angels: Adriana Barraza
Perfect Harmony: Tymberlee Hill
Prism: Sara Rue
Prodigal Son: Michael Sheen, Bellamy Young, Finn Jones, Keiko Agena
The Republic of Sarah: Carlos Leal, Jonathan Slavin, Sarah Drew, Kirsten Nelson, James Lesure, Kimberly Guerrero
Richard Lovely: Nicole Sun, Thomas Lennon
The Sinner: Matt Bomer
The Stranger: Siobhan Finneran, Hannah John-Kamen, Anthony Stewart Head, Jennifer Saunders
Sunnyside: Kiran Deol, Moses Storm, Diana Maria Riva, Samba Schutte, Poppy Liu, Joel Kim Booster, Tudor Petrut
To Whom It May Concern: Michael Angarano, Briga Heelan
Under the Bridge: Jennifer Morrison, Sarayu Blue
The Unicorn: Walton Goggins
Uninsured: Fran Drescher
United We Fall: Jane Curtin
Unrelated: Kris D. Lofton (replacing Brooks Brantley)
Until the Wedding: Britt Lower
The Us Project: Laura Marano, Vanessa Marano
Why Women Kill: Sam Jaeger, Alexandra Daddario
Wu-Tang: An American Saga: Julian Elijah Martinez, Dave East, Vinnie Pastore
You: Marielle Scott, Chris D’Elia
Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist: Peter Gallagher, John Clarence Stewart
Untitled ABC 50 Cent legal/family drama pilot: Nicholas Pinnock, Indira Varma
Untitled ABC progressive pastors comedy pilot: Kelly Jenrette
Untitled CW Nancy Drew pilot: Maddison Jaizani, Alex Saxon
Untitled FOX fertility doctor drama pilot: Mustafa Elzein, Emily Osment
Untitled Star Trek Picard series: Santiago Cabrera, Michelle Hurd

(Image courtesy of Netflix.)

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