Caffeine – TV News – March 1st Edition

Caffeine – TV News – March 1st Edition

Our first TV news update of March brings us some BIG renewal news. But first . . .

Premiere dates:

March 24th: Council of Dads (new date)

April 3rd: Tales from the Loop, Future Man

May 1st: Betty
May 8th: The Eddy


Law & Order: SVU (for three seasons), Chicago Fire, Chicago PD, Chicago Med (for three seasons each), Atypical (for a fourth and final season), Top Boy, First Wives’ Club


Hawaii Five-0

Other headlines:

Hawaii Five-0 will have a two-hour series finale on April 3rd.

The Love, Simon spinoff series is now called Love, Victor and will air on Hulu rather than Disney+.

I haven’t seen anything official yet, but supposedly there will be a new Star Trek series about Captain Pike and the Enterprise.

Rob Hardy will direct and EP the pilot of Power Book III: Raising Kanan.

Larry Teng will direct the Maverick pilot.

Ordered to series:

Amazon/Channel 4: Comedy Frank of Ireland from and starring Brian and Domhnall Gleeson
BBC One: Investigation drama Chloe
BBC Two: Police drama The Responder starring Martin Freeman
BBC Three: An adaptation of Sally Rooney’s Conversations with Friends, music industry/sex work series Superhoe
ITV: Mystery thriller Hollington Drive
Syfy: A show based on horror movie Day of the Dead

Acquired for the U.S.:

Netflix: Cate Blanchett refugee drama Stateless, BBC horror series Red Rose

Pilot orders:

ABC: L.A. private school comedy Valley Trash starring Jason Lee, medical drama Triage

In development:

Amazon: Octavia Butler adaptation Dawn from Victoria Mahoney and Ava DuVernay, horror comedy series Mitchcraft
Apple: WeWork podcast adaptation WeCrashed
BBC: Crime novel adaptation You Don’t Know Me
Hulu: A limited series adaptation of Judy Blume’s Summer Sisters from Liz Tigelaar
Legendary Global: An adaptation of A Tale of Two Cities
Peacock: High-concept comedy Fan Girl
Quibi: Horror-fantasy comic adaptation Ice Cream Man

Not moving forward:

Showtime: How to Make Love to a Black Woman

Leaving their shows:

Riverdale: Skeet Ulrich, Marisol Nichols
Superstore: America Ferrera

Guest stars:

NCIS: Los Angeles: Offset
One Day at a Time: Marla Gibbs, Reggie Watts
Special: Max Jenkins


All Rise: Ryan Michelle Bathe
American Auto: Ana Gasteyer
American Horror Story season 10: Macauley Culkin, Kathy Bates, Leslie Grossman, Billie Lourd, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Adina Porter, Lily Rabe, Angelica Ross, Finn Wittrock
Big Deal: Molly Shannon
The Big Leap: Teri Polo, Matt Lucas, Ser’Darius Blain, Ray Cham
The Big Sky: Ryan Phillippe, Katheryn Winnick
Billions: Rick Hoffman, Akili McDowell
Blood Relative: Tyrone Marshall Brown
Carol’s Second Act: Kelsey Grammer
Clarice: Rebecca Breeds
Claws: Juliet Landau
Daisy Jones & The Six: Sebastian Chacon
Echo: Janina Gavankar
The Equalizer: Liza Lapira, Lorraine Toussaint
Evel: Sarah Gadon
Ghosts: Brandon Scott Jones
Goliath: Haley Joel Osment, Jena Malone, Clara Wong
Good Sam: Sophia Bush
Halston: Krysta Rodriguez
Jefferies: Betsy Brandt, Darien Sills-Evans, Mike Lane, Anthony LaPaglia
Kung Fu: Olivia Liang
La Brea: Natalie Zea, Caleb Ruminer, Angel Parker, Catherine Dent, Veronica St. Clair, Jag Bal
The Lincoln Lawyer: Jazz Raycole
The Lost Boys: Branden Cook, Lincoln Younes, Ruby Cruz
Maverick: Reina Hardesty, Nandy Martin, Zainne Saleh
The Mysterious Benedict Society: Tony Hale
Night School: Shanola Hampton
Outer Range: Josh Brolin
Pennyworth: James Purefoy, Edward Hogg, Jessye Romeo, Ramon Tikaram, Harriet Slater
Pieces of Her: Bella Heathcote
Power Book III: Raising Kanan: Mekai Curtis
The President Is Missing: Michael Rooker
The Republic of Sarah: Stella Baker
Shining Vale: Courteney Cox
Swimming with Sharks: Erika Alexander, Gerardo Celasco, Ross Butler
This Country: Seann William Scott
The Three of Us: Oliver Hudson, Malin Akerman
Turner & Hooch: Lyndsy Fonseca, Carra Patterson
The Underground Railroad: Fred Hechinger
Vegas High: Coolio
Walker: Molly Hagan, Coby Bell
Ways & Means: Amanda Warren
The Witcher: Kim Bodnia
Y: The Last Man: Ben Schnetzer
Untitled FX Paul Simms comedy: Lacretta

(Image courtesy of NBC.)

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