Caffeine – TV News – March 19th Edition

This week’s TV news brings us another batch of spring premiere dates and some not so great news for fans of queer characters.

Premiere dates:

April 6th: Beef
April 13th: Cell 8
April 20th: The Diplomat
April 27th: Sweet Tooth

May 4th: Bupkis, The Other Two
May 10th: Class of ’09
May 24th: American Born Chinese


Bel-Air, Citadel, Delhi Crime, Marie Antoinette


Three Pines

Other headlines:

It was widely reported that Willow was canceled, but the show’s creator says it’s still happening, just delayed. So . . . we’ll see!

Amazon’s A League of Their Own will end with a very short second season.

CBS has set their season finale dates.

Peacock has ordered follow-up movie Mr. Monk’s Last Case: A Monk Movie.

CBS’s upcoming Justin Hartley drama is now called Tracker.

Hulu is not moving forward with its Brooklyn Nets comedy pilot.

Pilot/first episode directors:

Beverly Hills Noir: Phil Abraham
Blade Runner 2099: Jeremy Podeswa
JumpStart: Phill Lewis
Murder by the Book: Michael Weaver
Non-Evil Twin: Kelly Park
St. Denis Medical: Ruben Fleischer

In development:

Amazon: Kurt Vonnegut crime thriller Helltown starring Oscar Isaac
BBC: A Doctor Who spinoff centered on UNIT and starring Jemma Redgrave
Apple TV+: An odd couple comedy starring Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson
Fox: Peter S. Kim immigrant comedy No. 1 Supreme Citizen of America
FX: Espionage drama Drug Spies
Miramax Television: Disgraced financier limited series The Key Man from and starring Dev Patel
Netflix: A spy thriller based on Christopher Reich’s Simon Riske books, an adaptation of Josie Silver’s romantic novel One Day in December starring Lucy Boynton
Showtime: A series based on sci-fi movie Gattaca from Howard Gordon and Alex Gansa

Leaving their shows:

Grey’s Anatomy: Kelly McCreary


Apples Never Fall: Georgia Flood, Conor Merrigan Turner, Essie Randles
Bass Reeves: Garrett Hedlund, Joaquina Kalukango, Lonnie Chavis, Rob Morgan, Ryan O’Nan, Justin Hurtt-Dunkley
The Company You Keep: Geoff Stults
Drop-Off: Judy Greer, Michaela Conlin, Nancy Lenehan
Fire Country: Rebecca Mader
Hotel Cocaine: Danny Pino
Interview with the Vampire: Ben Daniels
Judgement: Sarah Shahi, Reid Scott, François Arnaud, Portia Doubleday, Christine Adams, Ken Kirby
JumpStart: Terry Crews
Matlock: Jason Ritter
The Penguin: Michael Zegen, Scott Cohen, James Madio, Theo Rossi
Public Defenders: Erika Henningsen, Arturo Castro, Kimrie Lewis, Natasha Lopez, Isaiah Dòdó-Williams
Rebus: Richard Rankin
St. Denis Medical: Wendi McLendon-Covey
The Tattooist of Auschwitz: Jonah Hauer-King, Anna Próchniak, Melanie Lynskey, Jonas Nay
A Thousand Blows: Erin Doherty

(Image courtesy of Amazon.)

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