Caffeine – TV News – March 3rd Edition

This week’s TV news brings us spring premiere dates and a ton of pilot casting!

Premiere dates:

March 15th: SKAM Austin
March 22nd: The OA Part II

April 5th: The Tick
April 18th: Life in Pieces
April 19th: Bosch

May 28th: Pure
May 31st: When They See Us


Star Trek: Discovery, Chicago Med, Chicago Fire, Chicago P.D., Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Strike Back (for a final season), Agatha Raisin

Other headlines:

Michelle Paradise has been promoted to co-showrunner of Star Trek: Discovery.

Jes Macallan will return to Legends of Tomorrow as a series regular next season.

Michael Rauch has joined CW pilot Glamorous as EP.

Pilot/first episode directors:

Adam & Eve: Claire Scanlon
Bluff City Law: Jessica Yu
Frankenstein: Uta Briesewitz
It’s a Man’s World: Romeo Tirone
Star Trek Picard series: Hanelle Culpepper
Untitled ABC Jessica Gao pilot: Jude Weng

Ordered to series:

FOX: A Beverly Hills, 90210 “reboot” involving the cast playing heightened versions of themselves trying to pitch a reboot
FX: A comedy based on the life of Lil Dicky
ITV: Small town drama Glass Houses starring Dawn French
Netflix: South African teen series Blood & Water, a reboot of The Baby-Sitters Club
Syfy: Drama Resident Alient starring Alan Tudyk

In development:

Amazon: An adaptation of Jo Piazza novel Charlotte Walsh Likes to Win starring Julia Roberts
Disney+: Disney villain series Book of Enchantment
MGM Television: An adaptation of T.C. Boyle immigration novel The Tortilla Curtain

Leaving their shows:

Dynasty: Nicollette Sheridan

Promoted to series regular:

Animal Kingdom: Sohvi Rodriguez
Insatiable: Arden Myrin
Preacher: Tyson Ritter

Guest stars:

Doom Patrol: Mark Sheppard
Law & Order: SVU: Titus Welliver
Single Parents: Adam Brody
Superstore: Chrissy Metz
The Twilight Zone: Seth Rogen


Adam & Eve: Odette Annable
Avenue 5: Nikki Amuka-Bird, Lenora Crichlow
The Baker and the Beauty: Carlos Gomez, Lisa Vidal, Dan Bucatinsky, Belissa Escobedo
Bluff City Law: Jimmy Smits, Barry Sloane, Michael Luwoye
City on a Hill: James Remar, Gloria Reuben
Code 404: Amanda Payton
Council of Dads: Clive Standen
Deputy: Stephen Dorff
Emergence: Alexa Skye Swinton, Robert Bailey Jr., Clancy Brown, Ashley Aufderheide
Evil: Michael Emerson
The Expanse: Rosa Gilmore, Keon Alexander, Jess Salgueiro
Filthy Rich: Kim Cattrall, Aubrey Dollar, Benjamin Aguilar, Corey Cott, Mark L. Young
Frankenstein: Saidah Arrika Ekulona
(Future) Cult Classic: Justin Bartha, Geoffrey Owens
Geniuses: Jason Biggs
Glamorous: Ben J. Pierce, Pierson Fodé
Grey’s Anatomy: Lorenzo Caccialanza
Hightown: Amaury Nolasco, Dohn Norwood
The Hunt: Josh Radnor
It’s a Man’s World: Erin Darke
Jane the Novela: Jacqueline Grace Lopez
Katy Keene: Camille Hyde, Lucien Laviscount
Like Magic: Freddie Stroma, Hayley Magnus
Limetown: Rekha Sharma
Locke & Key: Felix Mallard
The Lost Boys: Sarah Hay, Cheyenne Haynes, Haley Tju
New York Undercover: Luna Lauren Velez
neXT: Eve Harlow, Fernanda Andrade, Aaron Moten
Paper Empire: Anne Archer
Patty’s Auto: Kyla Pratt
Penny Dreadful: City of Angels: Nathan Lane
Prism: Chloe Wepper, David Alpay, Brooke Smith
Pure: Alyson Hannigan
Strange Angel: Matthew Barnes, Angus Macfadyen
Stumptown: Cobie Smulders
Tales from the Loop: Rebecca Hall
Titans: Joshua Orpin
Tommy: Michael Chernus, Russell G. Jones, Olivia Lucy Phillip, Adelaide Clemens
Triangle: Mike Vogel
Until the Wedding: Olivia Thirlby, E.J. Bonilla
The Us Project: Parker Young
Utopia: Ashleigh LaThrop, Desmin Borges, Farrah Mackenzie, Christopher Denham
Why Women Kill: Reid Scott
Woman Up: Mary Elizabeth Ellis, Tawny Newsome
Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist: Mary Steenburgen
Untitled ABC Hannah Simone comedy pilot: Alanna Ubach, Jane Leeves
Untitled FOX fertility doctor drama pilot: Brittany Snow, Megalyn Echikunwoke, Timothy Hutton
Untitled FOX Tom Kapinos wedding dramedy pilot: Richard Roxburgh, Usman Ally, Madeline Wise

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