Caffeine – TV News – March 25th Edition

The TV news this first Sunday of spring brings us the requisite premiere and finale dates along with yet more pilot casting!

Premiere dates:

April 6th: Troy: Fall of a City

May 2nd: Colony
May 4th: The Rain
May 29th: Queen Sugar

June 5th: Younger
June 21st: Queen of the South, Shooter

Season finales:

April 16th: Scorpion
April 18th: Criminal Minds

May 4th: MacGyver
May 7th: Kevin Can Wait
May 8th: Bull
May 10th: The Big Bang Theory, Young Sheldon, Mom
May 11th: Blue Bloods
May 14th: Superior Donuts
May 15th: NCIS: New Orleans
May 16th: SEAL Team
May 17th: Life in Pieces, S.W.A.T.
May 18th: Hawaii Five-0
May 20th: NCIS: Los Angeles, Madam Secretary
May 21st: Man with a Plan, Living Biblically
May 22nd: NCIS


When Calls the Heart

Ordered to series:

Acorn TV: Crime drama London Kills
BBC One: Conspiracy thriller The Capture, relationship drama Gold Digger, film industry abuse drama Dark Mon£y
ITV: Indian historical drama Beecham House from Gurinder Chadha

Acquired for the U.S.:

Amazon: Mexican crime drama Falco

Pilot orders:

E!: Fashion dramedy Juicy Stories

In development:

ABC (Australia): A Shakespearean retelling from the women’s points of view from Margot Robbie
Awesome Media & Entertainment: An adaptation of novel The Last Wave
eOne: A series adaptation of video game Street Fighter
FremantleMedia North America: A series based on superhero comics Astro City

Promoted to series regular:

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow: Matt Ryan
Suits: Amanda Schull

Guest stars:

The Big Bang Theory: Jerry O’Connell
Chicago Med: Jesse Lee Soffer
The Good Fight: Mike Colter
Homecoming: Fran Kranz
iZombie: Rachel Bloom
Law & Order: SVU: Scott Porter


American Horror Story: Kathy Bates
Hawaii Five-0: Michelle Borth
Once Upon a Time: Jennifer Morrison, Ginnifer Goodwin, Josh Dallas, Emilie de Ravin


Abby’s: Neil Flynn
Bless This Mess: Ed Begley Jr.
The Bletchley Circle: San Francisco: Crystal Balint, Ben Cotton, Chanelle Peloso, Jennifer Spence
The Boys: Karen Fukuhara
Cagney & Lacey: Ving Rhames
Camping: Juliette Lewis, Janicza Bravo, Arturo Del Puerto, Brett Gelman, Bridget Everett, Ione Skye
Chernobyl: Stellan Skarsgard, Emily Watson
Chiefs: Demetrius Grosse
The Code: Mira Sorvino
Dan the Weatherman: Ashley Williams, James Earl, Daniel Stern
Dead Inside: Myles Bullock
Designated Survivor: Nora Zehetner
Flack: Genevieve Angelson, Rufus Jones, Lydia Wilson, Arinze Kene, Marc Warren, Sophie Okonedo, Rebecca Benson
Homecoming: Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Brooke Bloom, Ayden Mayeri, Jacob Pitts
Jerusalem: Michael Stuhlbarg, Matt Lauria, Emma Appleton, Luke Treadaway, Brandon P. Bell, Keeley Hawes, Stephen Campbell Moore
Magnum P.I.: Stephen Hill
Main Justice: Aubrey Dollar
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Craig Parker
Marvel’s Daredevil: Jay Ali
Mixtape: Jenna Dewan Tatum, Raul Castillo, Campbell Scott, Marianne Jean-Baptiste
Most Likely To: Donald Faison, Laya DeLeon Hayes
Our People: Bernard David Jones, Matthew Glave, Skai Jackson
Pandas in New York: Dhruv Singh
Preacher: Adam Croasdell, Prema Cruz
Rel: Sinbad, Jessica “Jess Hilarious” Moore (replacing Angel Laketa Moore)
A Series of Unfortunate Events: Allison Williams
So Close: Julie Klausner
Steps: Julie Hagerty, Cameron Boyce, Ryan Michelle Bathe
Suspicion: Kearran Giovanni
The Victim: Kelly Macdonald, John Hannah, James Harkness
Untitled ABC mental illness family comedy pilot: Lilla Crawford, Will Kindrachuk
Untitled CW football drama pilot: Daniel Ezra
Untitled FOX Danny Strong legal drama pilot: Nikki M. James
Untitled NBC working mother comedy pilot: Aisling Bea

(Image courtesy of the BBC.)

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