Caffeine – TV News – March 14th Edition

It’s Daylight Savings Time AND Pi Day, so change your clocks, grab some pie, and catch up on the week’s TV news!

Premiere dates:

March 19th: Cypher

April 5th: Family Reunion
April 7th: Queen of the South
April 9th: Them
April 16th: Van Helsing
April 22nd: Bigger


The Equalizer


Queen of the South (after the upcoming fifth season), Kim’s Convenience (after the current fifth season), Special (after the upcoming second season)

Other headlines:

CBS is shifting around its Thursday night comedies a bit.

The series based on George R.R. Martin’s Wild Card is moving from Hulu to Peacock.


The Kings of Napa: Matthew A. Cherry
The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey: Ramin Bahrani
Untitled CW nun dramedy: Tessa Blake

Ordered to series:

Apple TV+: A limited series adaptation of Laura Lippman’s Lady of the Lake starring Natalie Portman and Lupita Nyong’o
FX: A limited series adaptation of Taffy Brodesser-Akner’s Fleishman Is in Trouble
ITV: Kate London police thriller adaptation The Tower
OWN: Sibling drama The Kings of Napa
Peacock: Dan Brown adventure series Landon

Acquired for the U.S.:

Hulu: New Zealand trans activist drama Rurangi

Pilot orders:

ABC: Australian political drama adaptation Dark Horse
FX: An adaptation of Octavia E. Butler’s sci-fi novel Kindred
HBO Max: Comedy OK Boomer starring Patti LuPone and Erinn Hayes

In development:

ABC Signature: An adaptation of Victoria Schwab’s City of Ghosts
Amazon Studios: Anthology series Women of the Year, an adaptation of Tarryn Fisher’s novel The Wives
Anonymous Content: A drama series about 1980s IMSA auto racing
Buccaneer Media: An adaptation of C.J. Tudor’s novel The Burning Girls
Fox: A romantic comedy anthology series from Huey Lewis
Fremantle: A limited series adaptation of Toni Morrison’s Song of Solomon from George C. Wolfe
HBO Max: Food media comedy Enjoy Your Meal
Home Theater Films: A limited series adaptation of Daniel Friedman’s Buck Schatz mystery trilogy
NBC: An immigrant family comedy
Passage Pictures: Inbar Lavi semi-autobiographical series Dream Girl
Peacock: Dark suburban soap Expiration Date starring Will Forte
Searchlight TV: An adaptation of N.K. Jemisin’s The Inheritance Trilogy
Sony Pictures TV: Dark comedy Invisible Women
Warner Bros TV: A limited series about Doris Day starring Kaley Cuoco

Guest stars:

Grey’s Anatomy: Phylicia Rashad


Grey’s Anatomy: Sarah Drew
Law & Order: SVU: Isabel Gillies, Allison Siko, Jeffrey Scaperrotta
Superstore: America Ferrera


Adopted: Shawn Vance, Bruce Campbell, Wendie Malick, Maxim Swinton, Tate Moore, Sofia Pernas, Reyn Doi
American Rust: Mark Pellegrino
Black Mafia Family: Snoop Dogg, La La Anthony, Serayah
The Boys spinoff: Lizze Broadway, Jaz Sinclair
Cruel Summer: Barrett Carnahan, Andrea Anders, Benjamin J. Cain, Nicole Bilderback
Doom Patrol: Michelle Gomez
Duster: Josh Holloway
First Kill: Imani Lewis, Sarah Catherine Hook
The First Lady: Lexi Underwood, Aya Cash, Jake Picking, Cayden Boyd, Marc Hills, Ben Cook, Leslie Rodriguez Kritzer, Thomas E. Sullivan, Patrice Johnson Chevannes
Flatbush Misdemeanors: Kristin Dodson
God’s Favorite Idiot: Leslie Bibb, Kevin Dunn
The Gordita Chronicles: Olivia Goncalves
Lace: Maryam Basir, Skyh Black, Tanyell Waivers, Antoine Harris, Terrell Carter
The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey: Dominique Fishback
Long Slow Exhale: Famke Janssen
Lost Ollie: Jonathan Groff, Mary J. Blige, Tim Blake Nelson, Gina Rodriguez, Jake Johnson, Kesler Talbot
NCIS: Katrina Law
The Powerpuff Girls: Chloe Bennet, Dove Cameron, Yana Perrault
Queens: Brandy, Nadine Velazquez, Taylor Sele
Ragdoll: Lucy Hale
Ripley: Dakota Fanning
Russian Doll: Annie Murphy, Carolyn Michelle Smith
SAS: Rogue Heroes: Connor Swindells, Jack O’Connell, Alfie Allen, Sofia Boutella, Dominic West, Amir El Masry, Theo Barklem-Biggs, Corin Silva, Jacob Ifan, Dónal Finn, Jacob McCarthy, Michael Schaeffer, Miles Jupp
See: Tom Mison
The Sex Lives of College Girls: Midori Francis, Gavin Leatherwood, Christopher Meyer, Ilia Isorelýs Paulino, Lauren “Lolo” Spencer, Renika Williams
Shameless: Shar Jackson
Star Trek: Strange New Worlds: Babs Olusanmokun, Christina Chong, Celia Rose Gooding, Jess Bush, Melissa Navia
A Very British Scandal: Claire Foy, Paul Bettany
Willow: Ruby Cruz
Women of the Movement: Joshua Caleb Johnson
Wu-Tang: An American Saga: Uyoata Udi
Untitled CW nun dramedy: Caitlin Kinnunen, Bella Ortiz

(Image courtesy of CBS.)

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