Caffeine – TV News – March 28th Edition

It’s that time of the year: this week’s TV news includes a bunch of spring premiere dates and a batch of season finales!

Premiere dates:

April 1st: Made for Love
April 9th: Them
April 11th: The Nevers
April 16th: Big Shot, Frank of Ireland

May 14th: Trying
May 28th: The Kominsky Method

June 11th: Home Before Dark

Finale dates:

April 30th: MacGyver

May 7th: Magnum P.I.
May 13th: Young Sheldon, Mom, B Positive
May 14th: Blue Bloods
May 17th: The Neighborhood, Bob <3 Abishola, Bull
May 19th: SEAL Team, S.W.A.T.
May 23rd: The Equalizer, NCIS: New Orleans, NCIS: Los Angeles
May 24th: All Rise
May 25th: NCIS, FBI, FBI: Most Wanted


Mr. Mayor, FBI, FBI: Most Wanted, Escouade 99, Snowfall, Trying

Other headlines:

All Rise creator/EP Greg Spottiswood was fired from the show because of racism and misconduct.

Jamie Foxx’s Mike Tyson biopic in the works will now be shopped as a limited series produced by Antoine Fuqua and Martin Scorsese. (This is separate from Hulu’s Mike Tyson series.)

Patrick Coker and Adam Wiesen will be head writers for season three of BET’s Tales.

Ordered to series:

Acorn TV: Crime drama The Chelsea Detective starring Adrian Scarborough
CBC: Andrew Phung family comedy Run the Burbs, Nicole Power comedy Strays
CBS: Spinoff FBI: International
Disney+: A National Treasure series with a Latina lead
Netflix: Steven Yeun and Ali Wong road rage dramedy Beef

Acquired for the U.S.:

Amazon: German club scene drama We Children from Bahnhof Zoo
The CW: What We Do in the Shadows spinoff Wellington Paranormal
Netflix: Steven Moffat crime series Inside Man

In development:

Beacon Pictures: Cryptocurrency comedy Hold On for Dear Life
CBS: Family comedy Black Magic
Disney+: A Hawkeye spinoff about Echo
Endeavor Content/Anonymous Content: True crime adaptation The Lazarus Files from Michelle Dean
Fox: A National Guard comedy from and starring Roy Wood, Jr.
Heavy Metal Entertainment: An adaptation of Blake Northcott’s Arena Mode Saga
Heyday Television: An adaptation of Liane Moriarty’s novel Apples Never Fall
Hulu: An adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s Maddaddam trilogy, an adaptation of Sarah J. Maas’s A Court of Thorns and Roses from Ronald D. Moore
Lionsgate: An American version of Sharon Horgan’s comedy Motherland
Miramax TV: An adaptation of Jim Cartwright’s play The Rise and Fall of Little Voice
Richard Dreyfuss & Jerry K. Williams: Historical drama Bozeman, Montana
Showtime: An adaptation of David Duchovny’s new book Truly Like Lightning starring… David Duchovny
Twentieth Television: An Ally McBeal revival


Black Don’t Crack: Kelly Park
Bucktown: Betsy Thomas
The Lord of the Rings: Wayne Che Yip
National Treasure: Mira Nair
Truly Like Lightning: Tyler Nilson and Michael Schwartz

Promoted to series regular:

The Family Business: KJ Smith

Guest stars:

Awkwafina Is Nora from Queens: Alan Kim
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel: John Waters


Grey’s Anatomy: Chyler Leigh
Last Man Standing: Kaitlyn Dever


61st Street: Jerod Haynes
All American: Kyanna Simone
All the Queen’s Men: Eva Marcille, Skyh Alvester Black, Candace Maxwell, Raquel Palmer, Michael ‘Bolo’ Bolwaire, Keith Swift, Dion Rome, Jeremy Williams, Keyes
American Horror Story: Double Feature: Kaia Gerber
Batwoman: Wallis Day (taking over the role of Kate Kane), Peter Outerbridge
Black Don’t Crack: Sherri Shepherd, Essence Atkins, Tisha Campbell, Tahj Mowry, Beth Grant, Isaiah Mustafa
The Boys: Katia Winter
La Brea: Nicholas Gonzalez, Rohan Mirchandaney
Bucktown: Jane Lynch
Children Ruin Everything: Aaron Abrams
Epic: Eleanor Fanyinka
The Family Business: Stan Shaw, Sheila E., Denise Boutte, Jasper Cole, Lew Temple, Horace Dodd, Ben Stephens, Jasmin Brown, Kearia Schroeder, Desiree Mitchell
The Girl Before: Ben Hardy
The Gordita Chronicles: Diana Maria Riva, Juan Javier Cardenas, Savannah Nicole Ruiz, Noah Rico, Cosette Hauer
I Know What You Did Last Summer: Chrissie Fit
Inside Man: Stanley Tucci, David Tennant, Dolly Wells, Lydia West
Landscapers: David Thewlis
The Lincoln Lawyer: Christopher Gorham
Long Slow Exhale: Lyriq Bent, Shalini Bathina, Ian Harding, Enajite Esegine, Brittney Elena, Jazmine Stewart, Isabella Star LaBlanc, Carmen Flood, Erin Croom, Samantha Bartow, Brent Sexton, Tony Gonzalez, Gabrielle Byndloss
Maggie: Rebecca Rittenhouse
The Man Who Fell to Earth: Naomie Harris, Jimmi Simpson
A Million Little Things: Paul Rodriguez
Monster: Evan Peters, Niecy Nash, Penelope Ann Miller, Shaun J. Brown, Colin Ford
Reacher: Malcolm Goodwin, Willa Fitzgeral, Chris Webster
The Republic of Sarah: Daniel di Tomasso
Ruthless: Kelvin Hair
Shameless: Shakira Barrera
Shantaram: Alexander Siddig
The Spook Who Sat by the Door: Y’lan Noel
The Terminal List: Patrick Schwarzenegger
The Witcher: Adjoa Andoh, Cassie Clare, Liz Carr, Graham McTavish, Kevin Doyle, Simon Callow, Chris Fulton
The Witcher: Blood Origin: Laurence O’Fuarain
The Wonder Years: Milan Ray, Julian Lerner, Amari O’Neil, Don Cheadle (as narrator)
Younger: Ana Villafañe
Untitled ABC teacher comedy pilot: Tyler James Williams, Janelle James, Chris Perfetti, Lisa Ann Walter, Sheryl Lee Ralph
Untitled HBO 1980s Lakers drama: Bo Burnham, Jason Segel, Sarah Ramos

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