Caffeine – TV News – March 18th Edition

This week’s TV news has it all, as pilot casting rolls on while spring finale dates and spring and summer premieres are gradually being announced.

Premiere dates:

March 23rd: Jamestown
April 25th: Code Black
May 12th: Patrick Melrose

June 20th: Young & Hungry
July 1st: Power
September 9th: You

Season finales:

April 9th: DC’s Legends of Tomorrow
April 17th: Black Lightning
April 18th: Criminal Minds
April 20th: Jane the Virgin

May 16th: Riverdale
May 17th: Supernatural, Arrow
May 18th: Dynasty
May 22nd: The Flash
May 28th: iZombie


Will & Grace (for season three, plus season two has gotten another five episodes), Power, The Sinner, Dark Heart, Travelers


Young & Hungry (but it’s getting a TV movie)

Other headlines:

The three-night conclusion of The Fosters will run from June 4th through June 6th.

The Walking Dead and Fear the Walking Dead will air in theaters on April 15th.

Tori Spelling and Jennie Garth are developing a show in which they play exaggerated versions of themselves.

New showrunners:

Absentia: Samantha Corbin-Miller
Fuller House: Steve Baldikoski, Bryan Behar

Pilot/first episode directors:

25: Chris Koch
Catch-22: Ellen Kuras
The Long Song: Mahalia Belo
Man of the House: Richie Keen
A Suitable Boy: Mira Nair
Untitled CBS pop star comedy pilot: Phill Lewis

Ordered to series:

Brat: Teen fantasy series Total Eclipse
HBO: Crime drama miniseries The Undoing from Nicole Kidman and David E. Kelley
Hulu: Celeste Ng adaptation Little Fires Everywhere starring Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington
ITV: Female-led relationship drama Deep Water
Pop TV/UKTV: PR comedic drama Flack starring Anna Paquin
Starz: Philippa Gregory Tudor limited series The Spanish Princess

Acquired for the U.S.:

EPIX: Spy drama Deep State
WGN America: Canadian mystery series The Disappearance

Pilot orders:

FX: Tech thriller Devs from Alex Garland
HBO: Teen drama Euphoria
Nickelodeon: A reboot of Clarissa Explains It All with Melissa Joan Hart returning

In development:

Amazon: College comedy Half-Empty from Cazzie David
Di Bonaventura Pictures Television/Relevant Entertainment/Levinson Fontana: An opioid epidemic drama
Global Road TV: Documentary-style supernatural drama The Dark Beneath
Heyday Television: An adaptation of Jami Attenberg’s All Grown Up
Hulu: Satanic Panic drama Demons
Netflix: Teen fantasy series Winx Club

Guest stars:

American Housewife: Nathan Fillion
The Fosters: Abigail Cowen, Robert Gant, Susan Walters, Beau Mirchoff, Spencer List, Dallas Young
Queen of the South: Remy Ma
Wynonna Earp: Zoie Palmer
Younger: Christian Borle


Once Upon a Time: Sean Maguire, Victoria Smurfit, JoAnna Garcia-Swisher, Robbie Kay, Lee Arenberg, Keegan Tracy, Tony Amendola


25: Matt Shively, Emily Osment, Denee Benton, Jessie Ennis
American Vandal: Travis Tope, Melvin Gregg
Blood & Treasure: Katia Winter, Michael James Shaw, James Callis
Cagney & Lacey: Sarah Drew, Michelle Hurd
Camping: David Tennant
Charmed: Charlie Gillespie, Ellen Tamaki
Claws: Sherry Cola
The Code: Dave Annable, Anna Wood, Ato Essandoh, Raffi Barsoumian
Dan the Weatherman: Thomas Lennon
Fam: Nina Dobrev, Tone Bell
FBI: Ebonee Noel, Missy Peregrym
The Finest: Leigh-Ann Rose
The Fix: Robin Tunney, Adam Rayner, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje
Friends-in-Law: James Davis
Get Christie Love: Steven Weber, Lisseth Chavez, Dennis Oh
Get Shorty: Amy Seimetz
God Friended Me: Rachel Bay Jones
Gone, Baby, Gone: Christine Lahti, April Bowlby, Peyton List
Grand Hotel: Feliz Ramirez
Homecoming: Shea Whigham, Hong Chau, Jeremy Allen White, Sydney Poitier
In Between Lives: Cindy Luna, Anne-Marie Johnson
In Contempt: Mouna Traore
In the Dark: Austin Nichols
Kidding: Justin Kirk
L.A. Confidential: Sarah Jones
Magnum P.I.: Zachary Knighton
Man of the House: Leslie Bibb
Marvel’s Luke Cage: Annabella Sciorra
A Million Little Things: Lizzy Greene
Mixtape: Megan Ferguson
Murphy Brown: Jake McDorman, Nik Dodani
Our People: Charles Parnell, Saidah Arrika Ekulona
The Perfectionists: Graeme Thomas King
Preacher: Jonny Coyne
The Ranch: Dax Shepard
Roswell: Trevor St. John
Skinny Dip: Sarah Wright Olsen, Richard Esteras
Steps: Kyle Bornheimer
Suspicion: Sadie Calvano
Take Two: Aliyah O’Brien, Alice Lee
Three Rivers: Andrew Keenan-Bolger
Valley of the Boom: Bradley Whitford, Steve Zahn, Lamorne Morris
Welcome to the Neighborhood: Josh Lawson, Tichina Arnold
Untitled ABC mental illness family comedy pilot: Johnny Sneed, Brenna D’Amico, Carson White
Untitled ABC resort staff comedy pilot: Jason Michael Snow, Nicole Byer
Untitled CBS pop star comedy pilot: Chris Parnell
Untitled CW football drama pilot: Bre-Z, Greta Onieogou, Monet Mazur, Michael Evans Behling, Cody Christian
Untitled FOX Danny Strong legal drama pilot: Rachelle Lefevre, Vincent Kartheiser, Riley Smith, Brian D’Arcy James, Clare O’Connor
Untitled FOX Katie Holmes FBI drama pilot: James Tupper, Paul Walter Hauser
Untitled NBC Bad Boys spinoff: Ryan McPartlin
Untitled NBC Bellevue Hospital drama pilot: Jocko Sims
Untitled NBC working mother comedy pilot: Johnny Pemberton
Untitled Netflix Sabrina series: Ross Lynch, Tati Gabrielle

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