Caffeine – TV News – March 26th Edition

Welcome to the first official TV news update of spring, which appropriately enough brings us some news on beginnings and endings!

Premiere dates:

April 11th: Yonder
April 13th: Titans
April 14th: Montecristo
April 30th: Tom Jones

May 18th: XO, Kitty
May 22nd: Happy Valley
May 24th: Platonic

June 14th: The Wonder Years
June 16th: Outlander
June 18th: Endeavour, The Walking Dead: Dead City


Grey’s Anatomy, You (for a fifth and final season), Accused, Alert: Missing Persons Unit, Son of a Critch


The L Word: Generation Q

Other headlines:

ABC has announced a whole slew of finale dates.

Season two of The Afterparty will be delayed until July.

Meg Marinis is taking over as Grey’s Anatomy showrunner.

How I Met Your Father is going to make its cable debut on Freeform.

Alex Metcalf will showrun Butch and Sundance.

Andy Ackerman will direct the Daymon Wayans/Jr. father/son comedy pilot at CBS.

Pilots Open Book and Western are not moving forward at Amazon Freevee.

Ordered to series:

Amazon: An adaptation of E. Lockhart’s YA novel We Were Liars from Julie Plec and Carina Adly MacKenzie
BBC: Historical crime drama Dope Girls
BET+: Dark mystery-comedy Diarra from Detroit
Disney+: K-drama action comedy series Han River Police

Acquired for the U.S.:

Amazon Freevee: Bilingual migrant workers limited series Casa Grande

In development:

A24: An adaptation of Douglas Stuart’s novel Young Mungo
Also Productions: Fact-based geopolitical thriller Chain Reaction
Buccaneer Media: An adaptation of C.J. Tudor’s crime novel The Chalk Man
CBS: Detective drama The Mysterious Mortons
Cineflix Productions: Semi-autobiographical high school comedy You’re Better Than Me from Bonnie McFarlane
Fifth Season: A series based on Jean Kwok’s novels Mambo in Chinatown and The Leftover Woman
Fremantle: Fugitive Nissan/Renault CEO series Fall of the God of Cars starring Tony Shalhoub
HBO: Robin Thede family comedy Disengagement
HBO Max: A drama based on the life of “Hollywood Madam” Heidi Fleiss
ITV Studios America: A series adaptation of Roselle Lim’s novels from Laurie Zaks
Showtime: Original series reboot The L Word: New York

Guest stars:

The Sticky: Jamie Lee Curtis
Walker: Justin Johnson Cortez


How I Met Your Father: Neil Patrick Harris


Clean Slate: D.K. Uzoukwu, Telma Hopkins, Jay Wilkison, Norah Murphy
The Day of the Jackal: Eddie Redmayne
The Devil’s Hour: Saffron Hocking
Domino Day: Siena Kelly, Babirye Bukilwa, Poppy Lee Friar, Alisha Bailey, Molly Harris, Sam Howard-Sneyd, Percelle Ascott, Christopher Jeffers, Jonah Rzeskiewicz, Maimuna Memon, Kris Hitchen
Duster: Evan Jones
A Gentleman in Moscow: Leah Harvey, Johnny Harris, Paul Ready, Alexa Goodall, John Heffernan, Lyès Salem, Fehinti Balogun, Björn Hlynur Haraldsson, Dee Ahluwalia, Anastasia Hille
Good Trouble: David Terry, Miguel Pinzon
Hotel Cocaine: Michael Chiklis
The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power: Ciarán Hinds, Rory Kinnear, Tanya Moodie
Only Murders in the Building: Jeremy Shamos, Linda Emond, Wesley Taylor
Presumed Innocent: Noma Dumezweni, Gabby Beans, Sarunas J. Jackson
Rivals: Alex Hassell, Danny Dyer, David Tennant, Aidan Turner
St. Denis Medical: Allison Tolman
The Sticky: Guillaume Cyr
Those About to Die: Iwan Rheon, Johannes Haukur Johannesson, Alicia Edogamhe, Liraz Charhi, Rupert Penry-Jones, Eneko Sagardoy, Gonçalo Almeida, Kyshan Wilson, Pepe Barroso
Tyler Perry’s Assisted Living: Alretha Thomas, Chet Anekwe, Damien Leake
Vigil: Dougray Scott, Romola Garai, Amir El-Masry, David Elliot, Chris Jenks, Tommy Sim’aan, Oscar Salem, Jonathan Ajayi, Hiba Medina
Untitled CBS Wayans father/son comedy pilot: Essence Atkins, Tetona Jackson
Untitled NBC Retta detective pilot: Elizabeth Yu, Hilda Martin

(Image courtesy of PBS.)

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