Caffeine – TV News – March 5th Edition

It’s snowy where I am this weekend, but we’re getting a peek at the upcoming spring season in this week’s TV news!

Premiere dates:

April 5th: The Crossover
April 13th: Florida Man
April 14th: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
April 23rd: Somebody Somewhere
April 28th: Citadel

May 12th: The Great
May 25th: FUBAR

Renewed:

The Tourist (with Jamie Dornan and Danielle Macdonald returning), The Way Home

Canceled:

Star Trek: Discovery (after its upcoming fifth season)

Other headlines:

Three Women is moving to Starz after it was dropped by Showtime.

More turmoil at Dune: The Sisterhood: EP/director Johan Renck and lead Shirley Henderson are leaving.

This isn’t official yet, but Tom Hiddleston’s John le Carr√© limited series The Night Manager, originally billed as a limited series, looks like it’s getting two more seasons.

Danielle Fishel will direct an episode of Lopez vs. Lopez.

Kat Coiro will direct and EP CBS’s Matlock pilot.

Ordered to series:

M-Net/Quizzical Pictures/Fremantle: South African thriller White Lies starring Natalie Dormer
Netflix: Thriller limited series Zero Day starring Robert De Niro, an untitled comedy starring Kristen Bell about an agnostic woman and a rabbi
Stan: Crime drama Scrublands starring Luke Arnold, Bella Heathcote, and Jay Ryan

In development:

Amazon Studios: A limited series based on Tanya Selveratnam’s memoir Assume Nothing from and potentially starring Priyanka Chopra Jonas, an adaptation of sci-fi classic The Day of the Triffids, an adaptation of Tanen Jones’ thriller The Better Liar starring Daisy Ridley, an ensemble Western from Nic Pizzolatto
BBC: An adaptation of Canadian novel The Listeners
BET+: Dating comedy Played from and starring DeVon Franklin, detective/funeral home family drama Closure

Guest stars:

Frasier sequel: Bebe Neuwirth
Lopez vs. Lopez: Justina Machado, Gregg Sulkin
So Help Me Todd: Briga Heelan

Returns:

Billions: Damian Lewis
NCIS: Hawai’i: Enver Gjokaj

Casting:

All American: Darone Okolie, Tre Hale
Baby Reindeer: Nava Mau
Bass Reeves: Grantham Coleman, Demi Singleton
Citadel: Lesley Manville
Classified: Christine Horn, Sule Rimi
Elsbeth: Wendell Pierce, Carra Patterson
Gotham Knights: Doug Bradley
Grey’s Anatomy: William Martinez
Interior Chinatown: Lauren Tom
Matlock: Skye P. Marshall
The Penguin: Clancy Brown
The Residence: Andre Braugher, Susan Kelechi Watson, Ken Marino, Jason Lee, Bronson Pinchot, Isiah Whitlock Jr., Edwina Findley, Molly Griggs, Al Mitchell, Dan Perrault, Mary Wiseman
The Santa Clauses: Gabriel Iglesias
A Thousand Blows: Malachi Kirby
Tokyo Vice: Soji Arai
Truelove: Lindsay Duncan (replacing Julie Walters, who had to pull out because of a medical issue)
Waco: The Aftermath: Alex Breaux, Gary Cole, Michael Cassidy, Nicholas Kolev, Michael Luwoye, Kali Rocha, Michael Vincent Berry, Sasheer Zamata, Kieran Mulcare
Wolf: Zachary Quinto

(Image courtesy of Amazon.)

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