Caffeine – TV News – March 24th Edition

This week’s TV news brings us the end of an era, but first, some scheduling updates …

Premiere dates:

April 22nd: Gentleman Jack

May 31st: Deadwood: The Movie

June 19th: Yellowstone

June 20th: Riviera

September 27th: The Politician

Finale dates:

April 9th: Splitting Up Together

April 12th: Fresh Off the Boat, Speechless

April 16th: The Rookie


Schitt’s Creek (for a sixth and final season), The Conners, High Maintenance, Tin Star (for a third and final season)


Supernatural (after the upcoming 15th season)

Other TV news headlines:

Hallmark has confirmed that When Calls the Heart will continue despite Lori Loughlin’s firing.

Starz has released the whole first season of Now Apocalypse on demand.

Rhys Thomas will direct and EP the Chad pilot.

Andy Ackerman will direct pilot The Emperor of Malibu.

Ordered to series:

HBO: A Perry Mason limited series starring Matthew Rhys

Netflix: Cold War chess prodigy limited series The Queen’s Gambit starring Anya Taylor-Joy, a comedy from Mindy Kaling based on her adolescence

OWN: Ava DuVernay romance anthology series Cherish the Day

In development:

ABC Studios International: Female-focused anthology series Unsung Heroes from Lucy Liu

Sky: Immigration comedy Detained

Steve Zaillian: A Talented Mr. Ripley adaptation

Syfy: An adaptation of Seanan McGuire’s Wayward Children series, an adaptation of Wattpad series Death Is My BFF

Wild Horses: Richard I drama Three Lions

Leaving their shows:

Star Trek: Discovery: Anson Mount, Rebecca Romijn

Guest stars:

Pose: Patti LuPone

The Twilight Zone: Chris O’Dowd

Veep: Rhea Seehorn, Michael McKean, Andy Daly, Keegan-Michael Key


Adam & Eve: Ryan Hansen

Alive: Ryan Phillippe, Katrina Law, Aaron Staton

Black Mirror: Anthony Mackie, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II

black-ish prequel spinoff: Anders Holm, Tika Sumpter, Arica Himmel, Gary Cole, Ethan William Childress, Mykal-Michelle Harris, Christina Anthony

Castle Rock: Lizzy Caplan, Elsie Fisher, Tim Robbins, Garrett Hedlund, Matthew Alan, Yusra Warsama

Chad: Saba Homayoon, Paul Chahidi, Alexa Loo, Ella Mika

Courthouse: Marg Helgenberger, Simone Missick

Dark Cargo: Heather Lind

The Dark Tower: Sam Strike, Jasper Paakkonen

Defending Jacob: Michelle Dockery, Jaeden Martell

Dynasty: Michael Michele

The Emperor of Malibu: Deborah S. Craig

Game of Thrones prequel: Miranda Richardson

Gangs of London: Colm Meaney, David Bradley, Paapa Essiedu, Adrian Bower, Valene Kane, Ray Panthaki, Orli Shuka, Darren Evans, Garmon Rhys, Serena Kennedy, Aksel Üstün, Kwong Loke, Constantine Gregory

Geniuses: Oakley Bull

Glamorous: Chester Lockhart, Brady Dalton Richards

Heart of Life: Jessica Stroup, Nick Thune

Jane the Novela: Remy Hii, Ivonne Coll, Benito Martinez, Holland Roden

The Kenan Show: Andy Garcia, Dani and Dannah Lockett

Lincoln: Ramses Jimenez, Brooke Lyons, Roslyn Ruff, Tate Ellington

Looking for Alaska: Denny Love, Sofia Vassilieva, Jay Lee, Landry Bender, Uriah Shelton, Jordon Connor

The Loudest Voice: Josh Charles

Lovestruck: Rachel Bilson, Steve Kazee, Beth Riesgraf, Jeffrey Self, Linda Park

The Many Saints of Newark (Sopranos prequel): Leslie Odom Jr.

Merry Happy Whatever: Bridgit Mendler, Brent Morin, Ashley Tisdale, Adam Rose, Hayes MacArthur

Mr. Mercedes: Kate Mulgrew, Brett Gelman, Natalie Paul

Nancy Drew: Alvina August

New York Undercover: Fat Joe

neXT: John Slattery, Jason Butler Harner, Elizabeth Cappuccino

Noughts + Crosses: Stormzy

Our House: Katherine Heigl

P-Valley: Dan J. Johnson, Tyler Lepley

Patty’s Auto: H. Michael Croner

Penny Dreadful: City of Angels: Rory Kinnear

Pennyworth: Emma Paetz, Jessica Ellerby

The Politician: Bette Midler, Judith Light

Queen of the South: Pepe Rapazote, Alimi Ballard

Raised by Wolves: Matias Varela

Richard Lovely: Nicole Richie

The Split: Donna Air, Ben Bailey

Titans: Chella Man, Chelsea T. Zhang

To Whom It May Concern: Raymond Ablack, Michael Cassidy, Taylor Dearden, Ana Villafañe

Triangle: Matt Passmore

Uninsured: Steven Weber

United We Fall: Will Sasso, Christina Vidal

The Us Project: Elizabeth Alderfer, David Walton

Warrior Nun: Alba Baptista, Toya Turner, Tristan Ulloa, Thekla Reuten, Kristina Tonteri-Young, Lorena Andrea, Emilio Sakraya

Why Women Kill: Sadie Calvano, Jack Davenport

Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist: Carmen Cusack

Untitled ABC wrongful conviction pilot: Dorian Missick

(Image courtesy of the CW.)

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