Caffeine – TV News – March 17th Edition

This week’s big TV news was definitely the college admissions bribery scandal, and we’ve got some fallout from that to tell you about here, as well as pilot casting and more!

Premiere dates:

June 12th: Queen Sugar
June 14th: Absentia

Finale dates:

April 1st: Magnum P.I.
April 11th: Fam
April 14th: God Friended Me
April 21st: Madam Secretary
April 22nd: The Neighborhood

May 6th: Man with a Plan
May 9th: Mom
May 10th: MacGyver, Blue Bloods
May 13th: Bull
May 14th: FBI
May 16th: The Big Bang Theory, Young Sheldon, S.W.A.T.
May 17th: Hawaii Five-0
May 19th: NCIS: Los Angeles
May 21st: NCIS, NCIS: New Orleans
May 22nd: SEAL Team

June 1st: Ransom


The Blacklist, American Gods


One Day at a Time

Other headlines:

In the wake of her college admissions bribery arrest, Lori Loughlin has been fired from all Hallmark projects and tonight’s episode of When Calls the Heart has been pulled. Additionally, she is not expected back to Fuller House.

Taika Waititi will co-write and direct Apple’s Time Bandits series.

Charles Eglee is the new showrunner for American Gods.

And Eric Wallace is taking over as showrunner for The Flash.

Ordered to series:

Apple: An adaptation of Korean immigrant family novel Pachinko
Showtime: 19th century abolitionist series Good Lord Bird starring Ethan Hawke
Viaplay: Munich Olympics massacre series Margeaux

Pilot orders:

Amazon: Jason Katims autism coming-of-age comedic drama On the Spectrum

In development:

AMC: A new series in the Orphan Black universe
HBO: Mike Judge comedies Qualityland and A5, an adaptation of The Poisonwood Bible from Amy Adams
Lionsgate TV: A U.S. remake of Swedish porn industry comedy Veni Vidi Vici
Netflix: An adaptation of WWII novel All the Light We Cannot See
USA Network: Psychological thriller adaptation An Anonymous Girl
Waterman Entertainment/Riven Rock: An adaptation of Steve Berry’s Cotton Malone mystery quest books

Promoted to series regular:

Queen Sugar: Walter Perez
Supergirl: Azie Tesfai


The Baker and the Beauty: Michelle Veintimilla, David Del Rio
Belgravia: Alice Eve, Harriet Walter, Tamsin Greig, Philip Glenister
Bluff City Law: Jayne Atkinson
Cipher: Elias Koteas
Cobra: Robert Carlyle, Victoria Hamilton, Richard Dormer, David Haig, Marsha Thomason, Lucy Cohu
Courthouse: J. Alex Brinson
Dark Cargo: Chris Messina, RJ Cyler
Deputy: Siena Goines, Shane Paul McGhie, Bex Taylor-Klaus
Emergence: Donald Faison, Zabryna Guevara
Filthy Rich: David Denman, Olivia Macklin
Free Rein: Seth Carr
Geniuses: Tisha Campbell-Martin
Glamorous: Peyton List, Susan Santiago
Interrogation: Frank Whaley
Into the Dark: Clayne Crawford
Jane the Novela: Hunter Parrish
Katy Keene: Lucy Hale
The Kominsky Method: Kathleen Turner
Lincoln: Michael Imperioli, Arielle Kebbel, Courtney Grosbeck
Nana: Bill Bellamy, Gemma Allen, Ben Lawson (replacing Josh Cooke)
Nancy Drew: Freddie Prinze Jr.
New York Undercover: MC Lyte, Otmara Marrero, Toby Sandeman, Anna Enger, Octavio Pizano
neXT: Gerardo Celasco, Michael Mosley
Patty’s Auto: Jonathan Sadowski
Perfect Harmony: Geno Segers, Rizwan Manji
Prism: Joe Tippett, Alex Neustaedter
Prodigal Son: Tom Payne (replacing Finn Jones), Halston Sage
Queen of the South: Bailey Chase, David Andrews
Queen Sugar: Erica Tazel, Kendall Clark
The Republic of Sarah: Daniel Ings, Annie Funke
The Singapore Grip: David Morrissey, Luke Treadaway, Charles Dance, Jane Horrocks, Colm Meaney, Elizabeth Tan, Georgia Blizzard
Stumptown: Adrian Martinez, Michael Ealy, Mark Webber, Camryn Manheim
Titans: Esai Morales
Tommy: Joseph Lyle Taylor, David Fierro
Triangle: Edwin Hodge, Mallory Jansen
Under the Bridge: Reggie Lee, Justin Kirk
United We Fall: Jason Michael Snow
Until the Wedding: Michael Stahl-David, Trent Garrett, Liza Colon-Zayas, Juani Feliz, Vered Blonstein, Michael Benjamin Washington, Christian Coulson, Christian Borle
Why Women Kill: Kirby Howell-Baptiste
Woman Up: Bryce Charles, Tate Moore
Untitled ABC Hannah Simone comedy pilot: Deniz Akdeniz
Untitled ABC Jessica Gao comedy pilot: Holly Chou, Cindy Cheung, Stephen Park, Kelly Hu, Helen Hong, Ki Hong Lee, Ashley Park, John Gemberling
Untitled ABC Leslie Odom Jr. progressive pastor comedy pilot: Alexis Fields, Hailey Kilgore
Untitled ABC wrongful conviction drama pilot: Joy Bryant, Mary Stuart Masterson, Boris McGiver, Tyla Harris
Untitled FOX fertility doctor family drama pilot: Mo McRae
Untitled Star Trek Picard show: Evan Evagora

(Image courtesy of OWN.)

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