Caffeine – TV News – March 15th Edition

Caffeine – TV News – March 15th Edition

Well, this is one of those weeks when TV news seems like the least important thing, but maybe you need a distraction while you’re observing social distancing, so here we are! Please stay home and stay well! The big TV news of the week, of course, is that production on pretty much everything has shut down for the time being due to COVID-19. So far, the shows I’ve seen specifically say this will shorten their current seasons are Superstore and The Neighborhood, but we’ll probably have more news on what other shows will be impacted in number of episodes (vs. just filming delayed) next week. Here’s what else is going on:

Premiere dates:

May 10th: The Undoing


Lost in Space (for a third and final season), Station 19



Other headlines:

The Hawaii Five-0 series finale will now be split over two weeks.

Legacies will have a musical episode.

Sarah Phelps will write the second season of A Very English Scandal.

Pilot directors:

Clarice: Maja Vrvilo

Ordered to series:

Apple TV+: A remake of Israeli drama False Flag called Suspicion starring Uma Thurman
ITV: A remake of Belgian crime series Professor T
Quibi: Fire Island romantic comedy Trip

Pilot orders:

ABC: Working parent comedy Kids Matter Now
HBO Max: Julia Child series Julia starring Sarah Lancashire and Tom Hollander
Showtime: An American Gigolo reboot starring Jon Bernthal

In development:

Awesomeness Studios: YA fantasy drama Chosen
HBO Max: Coming of age dramedy Good Vibes Only featuring Beach Boys music
Kapital Entertainment: A series based on music/true crime podcast Disgraceland
Netflix: An adaptation of historical novel Call Your Daughter Home
Potboiler Television: An adaptation of Girl, Woman, Other
Quibi: Romantic comedy series We’re Never Getting Married
Warner Bros TV: A limited series adaptation of Hungarian crime film Kills on Wheels from Noah Wyle
World Productions: An adaptation of restaurant novel You People

Leaving their shows:

The Cleaning Lady: Shannyn Sossamon

Guest stars:

The Conners: Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne
Grey’s Anatomy: Anthony Hill, Sherri Saum
The Neighborhood: Wayne Brady


Supernatural: Jake Abel


American Auto: X Mayo
At That Age: Christian Keyes
The Baby-Sitters Club: Sophie Grace, Malia Baker, Momona Tamada, Shay Rudolph, Xochitl Gomez
The Big Leap: Scott Foley, Simone Recasner, Jon Rudnitsky
The Big Sky: Natalie Alyn Lind, Jesse James Keitel
The Brides: Goran Visnjic, Erin Richards, Charlie McElveen
Clarice: Lucca de Oliveira, Devyn A. Tyler
The Cleaning Lady: Vincent Piazza
Crazy for You: Shelley Hennig, Alice Lee, Tiana Okoye, Nick Cafero
Dash & Lily: Agneeta Thacker, Leah Kreitz, Ianne Fields Stewart
Dr. Death: AnnaSophia Robb, Chris Sullivan
Gossip Girl: Tavi Gevinson, Thomas Doherty, Adam Chanler-Berat, Zion Moreno
Harlem’s Kitchen: Clare-Hope Ashitey, Adrianna Mitchell, Pepi Sonuga
Heels: Chris Bauer, Allen Maldonado, James Harrison
High School Musical: The Musical: The Series: Roman Banks, Olivia Rose Keegan
Jury Duty: Meaghan Rath, Sadie Calvano, Alanna Ubach
Kung Fu: Gavin Stenhouse, Gwendoline Yeo
La Brea: Rita Angel Taylor
Loki: Richard E. Grant
Maverick: Mark Moses, Pete Ploszek
Mr. Corman: Arturo Castro
Out of Her Mind: Jack Gleeson, Sara Pascoe, Juliet Stevenson, Fiona Button, Cariad Lloyd, Adrian Edmonson, Navin Chowdhry, Sean Gilder, Tom Stuart, Scroobius Pip, Jumayn Hunter, Sheila Reid, Cash Holland, Lorraine Ashbourne, Cian Barry
Prospect: Diana Maria Riva, Dale Dickey
Rebel: Andy Garcia, Lex Scott Davis
The Republic of Sarah: Landry Bender, Ian Duff, Forrest Goodluck
Smother: Dervla Kirwan, Niamh Walsh, Seána Kerslake, Gemma-Leah Devereux, Stuart Graham, Thomas Levin, Hilary Rose, Justine Mitchell
Station Eleven: Nabhaan Rizwan, Philippine Velge
Superstore: Jason Ritter
Valley Trash: Lulu Wilson
Walker: Violet Brinson, Kale Culley
Work Wife: Angelique Cabral, Tone Bell
Y: The Last Man: Elliot Fletcher
Untitled NBC friendship/wine comedy pilot: Nicole Byer, Aaron Jennings

(Image courtesy of NBC.)

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