Caffeine – TV News – March 4th Edition

Happy Oscar Day! Hollywood’s focused on movies today, but first let’s catch up on the week’s TV news. Tons of pilot casting this week – brace yourself!

Premiere dates:

March 18th: Brooklyn Nine-Nine
June 20th: Yellowstone


The Magicians, Lore, Corporate


Wayward Pines (officially, finally)

Other headlines:

The Heathers reboot premiere is postponed indefinitely because of the Parkland school shooting.

Showrunner Jeff Franklin is out at Fuller House because of complaints about his behavior.

Kerry Washington and Reese Witherspoon are executive producing and starring in an adaptation of Celeste Ng’s Little Fires Everywhere.

New showrunners:

Lore: Sean Crouch
Snowpiercer: Graeme Manson

Pilot directors:

Murphy Brown: Pam Fryman

Ordered to series:

Apple: A psychological thriller from M. Night Shyamalan
Netflix: Arabic young adult fantasy drama Jinn

Acquired for the U.S.:

Amazon: Russian series Velikaya (about Catherine the Great) and Grigory R (about Rasputin)

Pilot orders:

ABC: Family comedy Man of the House starrign Alyson Hannigan

In development:

BBC Studios: An adaptation of Terry Pratchett’s Discworld
Paramount TV: A Russian language thriller series from Andrey Zvyagintsev

Guest stars:

Blindspot: Bill Nye
Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Gina Rodriguez
Bull: Dana Delany
For the People: Olivia Sandoval
Lucifer: Lauren Lapkus


Big Little Lies: Adam Scott, James Tupper, Iain Armitage, Jeffrey Nordling
Chicago Fire: Sarah Shahi
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow: Matt Ryan
Murphy Brown: Faith Ford, Joe Regalbuto, Grant Shaud
Once Upon a Time: Jared Gilmore
Stranger Things: Priah Ferguson


Animal Kingdom: Denis Leary
Ballers: Joy Bryant
Castle Rock: Chosen Jacobs
Casual: Lorenza Izzo
Charmed: Rupert Evans
Chiefs: Michael Trucco
Counterpart: Betty Gabriel
Dead Inside: Freddie Stroma, Joey King
Empire: Rhyon Nicole Brown, Porscha Coleman
The End of the World As We Know It: Josh Helman
The Enemy Within: Jennifer Carpenter, Morris Chestnut
F.B.I.: Zeeko Zaki
False Profits: Shelley Hennig
The Fix: Mouzam Makkar, Breckin Meyer, Merrin Dungey
For Love: Luke Arnold, Ethan Peck, Jon Ecker
Get Christie Love: Camille Guaty, Thomas Cocquerel
Get Shorty: Steven Weber, Andrew Leeds
God Friended Me: Violett Beane
Gone Baby Gone: Joseph Morgan
The Good Fight: Bebe Neuwirth
Grand Hotel: Chris Warren, Demian Bichir
The Greatest American Hero: Ellie Reed, Humphrey Ker
Greenleaf: Patti LaBelle
In the Dark: Perry Mattfeld, Brooke Markham, Keston John
Jerusalem: Emma Appleton, Luke Treadaway
Like Family: Brandon Mychal Smith
Magnum P.I.: Perdita Weeks
Manifest: J.R. Ramirez, Athena Karkanis, Parveen Kaur
Marvel’s The Punisher: Josh Stewart, Floriana Lima, Giorgia Whigham
A Million Little Things: Christina Moses, James Roday
Mixtape: Callie Hernandez
Most Likely To: Yvette Nicole Brown
Murder: Michael Chiklis, Luna Lauren Velez, Pallavi Sharda, Leonard Roberts, Andrea Demetriades, Jennifer Mudge
Playing Dead: Clara Lago, Luke Youngblood
The Purge: Jessica Garza, Gabriel Chavarria
Red Line:
Emayatzy Corinealdi, Noel Fisher, Michael Patrick Thornton
The Rookie: Mercedes Mason
Sacred Lies: Elean Kampouris, Kevin Carroll, Kiana Madeira, Ryan Robbins
Salvage: Charity Wakefield, Toby Kebbell, Jim Belushi, Will Patton
SEAL Team: Dawn Olivieri
Single Parents: Taran Killam, Leighton Meester, Brad Garrett
Skinny Dip: Matt Barr, Ben Aldridge
So Close: Dan Bucatinsky
Sorry for Your Loss: Kelly Marie Tran, Mamoudou Athie, Jovan Adepo
Staties: Jennifer Aspen, Alexander Sokovikov, Ava Capri
Station 19: Brett Tucker
Strange Angel: Laine Neil
Stranger Things: Maya Thurman-Hawke
Suspicion: Paula Newsome, Derek Luke
Trial & Error: Amanda Payton
The Umbrella Academy: John Magaro
Unspeakable: Sarah Wayne Callies, Michael Shanks, Shawn Doyle, Camille Sullivan
The Village: Daren Kagasoff, Lorraine Toussaint, Dominic Chianese
Welcome to the Neighborhood: Sheaun McKinney, Marcel Spears, Cedric the Entertainer
Whiskey Cavalier: Tyler James Williams
Wisting: Carrie-Anne Moss
Untitled ABC 1970s Irish-Catholic family comedy pilot: Sam Straley, Caleb Foote, Christopher Paul Richards, Jack Gore
Untitled ABC African-American sister NYPD drama pilot: Tisha Campbell-Martin
Untitled ABC resort employee comedy pilot: Angela Kinsey
Untitled CBS pop star comedy pilot: Felix Mallard
Untitled CW football drama pilot: Samantha Logan
Untitled Fox Erin Foster comedy pilot: Janina Gavankar
Untitled Fox FBI drama pilot: Mark Moses
Untitled NBC Bad Boys spinoff pilot: Jessica Alba
Untitled NBC working mother comedy pilot: Sarayu Blue, Paul Adelstein

(Image courtesy of Syfy.)

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