Caffeine – TV News – March 21st Edition

This week’s TV news brings us a few more spring premiere dates and a whole lot of casting updates!

Premiere dates:

April 15th: Younger
April 22nd: Rutherford Falls

May 2nd: The Girlfriend Experience
May 12th: The Upshaws
May 23rd: The Chi, Black Monday, Flatbush Misdemeanors


Outlander, Bloodlands, Queens of Mystery, Resident Alien


Killing Eve (after the upcoming fourth season), Burden of Truth (after the current fourth season)

Other headlines:

The tenth season of American Horror Story will be called Double Feature.

Miriam Shor and Charles Michael Davis will be recurring rather than regulars on the final season of Younger.

BritBox has acquired British crime series Grace for the U.S. and Canada.

The Man Who Fell to Earth series is moving to Showtime.

Lisa Morales will showrun the CW’s Two Sentence Horror Stories.

CBS is moving their True Lies pilot off cycle.

Pilot directors:

The 4400 reboot: Erica Watson
Untitled ABC Kelsey Grammer/Alec Baldwin comedy: James Burrows

Ordered to series:

Apple TV+: A comedy starring Maya Rudolph
ITV: Relationship drama You & Me
Peacock: Rian Johnson mystery drama Poker Face starring Natasha Lyonne
Showtime: Antoine Fuqua historical drama Shaka: King of the Zulu Nation
Spectrum Originals: C.J. Box adaptation Joe Pickett starring Michael Dorman

Pilot orders:

Disney+: An adaptation of Kwame Alexander’s The Crossover
FX: Family restaurant show The Bear
Showtime: Vampire adaptation Let the Right One In starring Demián Bichir

In development:

A24: A dramedy starring Steven Yeun and Ali Wong
CBS Studios: An American remake of Israeli drama Shtisel
Circle of Confusion/Big Talk: Antarctica sci-fi drama Austral
FX: Elmore Leonard adaptation Primeval City: High Noon in Detroit from Graham Yost (with Timothy Olyphant potentially returning as Raylan Givens)
HBO: A limited series adaptation of A Time to Kill sequel A Time for Mercy starring Matthew McConaughey, three more Game of Thrones prequels
Monumental Television: ML Longworth crime series adaptation Murder in Provence
NBC: A Meghan Trainor sitcom
Peacock: Sci-fi adventure series The Zone of Silence
Revelations Entertainment: A drama about CRISPR technology
Ridley Scott and Steven Knight: World War II epic Roads to Freedom
Showtime: A limited series about the January 6th insurrection
Starz: An adaptation of Black Panther Movement memoir Panther Baby
USA Network: A series remake of Walkng Tall starring Charlotte Flair
Wiip: Teen Agatha Christie drama Young Agatha

Leaving their shows:

Chicago Fire: Adriyan Rae

Guest stars:

Chicago Med: Charlie Farrell, Benny Mora
Chicago P.D.: Jack Coleman
Godfather of Harlem: Method Man, Michael Rispoli, Neal Matarazzo
Leverage: Redemption: James Marsters
The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers: Elden Henson, Matt Doherty, Vinny La Russo, Marguerite Moreau, Garret Henson, Justin Wong
Supergirl: Eliza Helm


A Million Little Things: Andrea Savage


At That Age: Sinqua Walls
The Baby-Sitters Club: Kyndra Sanchez (replacing Xochitl Gomez)
Beacon 23: Lena Headey
The Boys spinoff: Shane Paul McGhie, Aimee Carrero, Maddie Phillips
Bucktown: Shannon Woodward, Nicole Richie
Chicago Fire: Hanako Greensmith
Chicago Med: Margaret Colin
Dopesick: Rebecca Wisocky, Meagen Fay
The Essex Serpent: Tom Hiddleston
Five Days at Memorial: Vera Farmiga
The Girl Before: Jessica Plummer
Godfather of Harlem: Annabella Sciorra, Justin Bartha, Ronald Guttman, Gino Cafarelli, Isaach De Bankolé
Gossip Girl: Elizabeth Lail
Kill the Orange-Faced Bear: Damon Wayans Jr.
The L Word: Generation Q: Vanessa Williams
Masters of the Air: Anthony Boyle
Mayor of Kingstown: Dianne Wiest
Naomi: Kaci Walfall, Alexander Wraith, Cranston Johnson, Camila Moreno
NCIS: Pam Dawber
OK Boomer: Devere Rogers
Outlander: Mark Lewis Jones, Jessica Reynolds, Alexander Vlahos
Punk Ass Bitch: Frankie Quinones, Michelle Ortiz
Queens of Mystery: Florence Hall (replacing Olivia Vinall)
The Rig: Emily Hampshire, Iain Glen, Rochenda Sandall, Owen Teale, Richard Pepple, Calvin Demba, Emun Elliott, Abraham Popoola, Stuart McQuarrie, Molly Vevers
Secret Invasion: Kingsley Ben-Adir
The Sinner: Alice Kremelberg
Station 19: Khalilah Joi
Supergirl: Claude Knowlton, Jason Behr
The Tourist: Ólafur Darri Ólafsson, Alex Dimitriades
The Wonder Years: Elisha “EJ” Williams, Dulé Hill, Laura Kariuki
You Don’t Know Me: Bukky Bakray
Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist: Katie Findlay
Untitled CW nun pilot: Karen Robinson, Joe Regalbuto, Kathleen Chalfant, Maxwell Whittington-Cooper, Abubakr Ali
Untitled HBO Lakers series: Adrien Brody, Sally Field, Michael Chiklis

(Image courtesy of Paramount+.)

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