Caffeine – TV News – March 27th Edition

Happy Easter to those celebrating! Take a break from your egg hunts to catch up on a bunch of big renewals, some pilot casting, and the rest of the week’s TV news.

Premiere dates!
May 27th: Bloodline
May 31st: Powers
June 7th: Animal Kingdom
June 12th: The Last Ship

Renewed: Blue Bloods, Elementary, Hawaii Five-O, Madam Secretary, Mom, NCIS: Los Angeles, NCIS: New Orleans, Scorpion, 2 Broke Girls, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Last Man on Earth, Scrotal Recall, Lucky Man

Cancelled: Togetherness

Marshall Herskovitz and Ed Zwick are taking over as showrunners on Nashville.

The Walking Dead will have a 90-minute season finale on April 3rd.

Shemar Moore has left Criminal Minds.

Orphan Black is getting an after show!

Cooper Barrett’s Guide to Surviving Life is moving to 7:30/6:30c in April.

Sasha Alexander will direct an episode of Rizzoli & Isles.

Showtime is releasing the whole season of Dice on digital platforms on April 10th.

Matt Nix is taking over Fox pilot APB.

Ordered to series:
Bravo: Con woman dark comedy My So Called Wife
Netflix: Emma Stone/Jonah Hill comedy Maniac

Pilot orders:
TNT: Nail salon dramedy Claws from Rashida Jones and Will McCormack

In development:
Canvas Media Studios: Adaptation of four young adult novels
Cottonwood Media: Teen time travel ballet drama Paris Opera
Endemol Shine: A Talented Mr. Ripley adaptation from Neil Cross
Freeform: Transgender family drama New People
H2O: Two miniseries based on Allison Pataki’s Empress Elisabeth novels
TNT: Legal drama Conviction

Spike’s Red Mars series is on pause after the exit of its showrunner.

The CW is redeveloping its adaptations of The Notebook and Weaveworld.

Promoted to series regular:
The Patriot: Chris Conrad
The Royals: Genevieve Gaunt

Guest stars!
Chicago Justice: Lorraine Toussaint
Fresh Off the Boat: Courtney Thorne-Smith
Gilmore Girls: Mae Whitman
Major Crimes: Leo Howard

Law & Order: SVU: Richard Belzer
New Girl: Damon Wayans Jr.
Prison Break: Paul Adelstein

American Gods: Sean Harris, Yetide Badaki, Bruce Langley
Better Things: Alysia Reiner
Beyond: Jeff Pierre
BrainDead: Beth Malone
Broken: Enrique Murciano
Bull: Jaime Lee Kirchner
Chad: An American Boy: Ariana Molkara
Chicago Justice: Ryan-James Hatanaka
Crunch Time: Caitlin McGee, Eugene Cordero
Dead of Summer: Zachary Gordon
Dirk Gently: Elijah Wood
Eyewitness: Gil Bellows, James Paxton, Matt Murray, Tattiawna Jones
Four Stars: Bojana Novakovic
The Great Indoors: Susannah Fielding
Hail Mary: Tom Stourton
MacGyver: Lucas Till, Joshua Boone
Marvel’s Most Wanted: Oded Fehr, Fernanda Andrade
Million Dollar Quartet: Billy Gardell, Keir O’Donnell
Miranda’s Rights: Parker Sawyers, Gail O’Grady
Mr. Robot: Sandrine Holt, Michael Maize, Dorothi Fox, Luke Robertson
NCIS: Sarah Clarke
The Night Shift: AnnaLynne McCord
No Tomorrow: Jesse Rath
Prison Break: Inbar Lavi, Marina Benedict, Kunal Sharma
Prototype: JR Bourne, Toby Hemingway
Rillington Place: Tim Roth, Samantha Morton, Nico Mirallegro, Jodie Comer
Sebastian: Owen Smith
Shots Fired: Will Patton
Spark: Rachel Hurd-Wood
Speechless: John Ross Bowie, Kyla Kenedy, Micah Fowler
Still Star-Crossed: Dan Hildebrand
The Strain: Cas Anvar
Taboo: Franka Potente
Taken: Jennifer Marsala
The Tick: Peter Serafinowicz
Top of the Lake 2: China Doll: Elisabeth Moss, Gwendoline Christie, Liv Hewson
The Trail: Angel Parker
Trial: Nina Arianda, Tania Raymonde
When We Rise: Rachel Griffiths, Mary-Louise Parker, Guy Pearce
When the Street Lights Go On: Kelli Mayo, Ben Winchell
Untitled Judy Greer HR comedy pilot: Esai Morales
Untitled Kevin James comedy: Lenny Venito, Gary Valentine
Untitled Vladimir Caamano pilot: Liche Ariza
Untitled Weeks/Mackay comedy pilot: Christine Horn

(Image courtesy of Netflix.)

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