Caffeine – TV News – March 6th Edition

Happy Sunday! This week’s TV news contains a ton of pilot casting as well as renewals of a bunch of fan favorite shows. But first …

Premiere dates!
March 27th: Grantchester
April 8th: Catastrophe
May 25th: Wayward Pines
June 1st: Kingdom
June 12th: Still the King

NCIS has been renewed for two more seasons, and Mark Harmon will return.

Also renewed: Once Upon a Time, black-ish, Fresh Off the Boat, The Goldbergs, Grey’s Anatomy, How to Get Away with Murder, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., The Middle, Modern Family, Quantico, Scandal, Fuller House, Schitt’s Creek, Teachers

Mad Dogs will not have a second season at Amazon.

Also cancelled: Childrens Hospital, Kevin from Work

Aww, Rod Roddenberry (Gene’s son) will be an executive producer of the new Star Trek show, as will Trevor Roth.

New showrunners!
Chesapeake Shores: John Tinker
Cruel Intentions: Becky Hartman Edwards

Phillip Noyce will direct multiple episodes of HBO’s Andrew Jackson miniseries American Lion.

Ordered to series:
AMC: Anthology historical drama The Terror based on Dan Simmons’ novel
Syfy: Post-apocalyptic thriller Aftermath

Pilot orders:
TV Land: A series adaptation of The First Wives Club, comedy Nobodies from Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone, a semi-autobiographical comedy from Kyle Richards

In development:
Freeform: A drama series about the Grand Duchess Anastasia
HBO: Military miniseries Soldier Girls from Julia Louis-Dreyfus
National Geographic: Historical cop drama The Black 22s from David Oyelowo
Netflix: Limited series Godless from Steven Soderbergh and Scott Frank
Playground Entertainment: Refugee drama The New Odyssey
Showtime: Prison gang limited series The Brand
TNT: Sci-fi drama Artificial Intelligence
Universal Cable Productions: True crime scripted series The Von Bulow Affair

Promoted to series regular:
Mr. Robot: Michael Cristofer, Stephanie Corneliussen

Guest stars!
Bones: Jeremy Roenick
Castle: Maurice Benard, Jonathan Silverman
The Grinder: Anne Archer
iZombie: Rob Thomas (the musician)
Mr. Robot: Joey Bada$$, Chris Conroy
The Night Shift: Lindsey Morgan

American Horror Story: Lady Gaga
Scream Queens: Niecy Nash
Wayward Pines: Carla Gugino, Melissa Leo, Charlie Tahan, Terrence Howard, Hope Davis, Toby Jones, Shannyn Sossamon, Tim Griffin, Tom Stevens

24: Legacy: Dan Bucatinsky, Charlie Hofheimer, Coral Pena
A.P.B.: Taylor Handley, Tamberla Perry
American Gods: Ian McShane
Bull: Geneva Carr
Bunker Hill: Ward Horton
Casual: Britt Lower, Kyle Bornheimer
Chance: Greta Lee, Gretchen Mol
Charity Case: Kyle Bornheimer, Diona Reasonover
Chunk & Bean: Simon Belz, Sofia Gonzalez
Conviction: Merrin Dungey
Cruel Intentions: Kate Levering, Coby Bell
Crushed: Bashir Salahuddin
The Death of Eva Sofia Valdez: Christian Ochoa, Christina Pickles, Angelica Celaya, Gina Torres
Designated Survivor: LaMonica Garrett
Dream Team: Carlos Leal, Wanda Sykes
Drew: Sarah Shahi, Steve Kazee, Rob McClure
East Los High: Prince Royce
The Enforcers: Matt Oberg, Ryan Hansen
The Exorcist: Hannah Kasulka, Ben Daniels, Alfonso Herrera, Kurt Egyiawan
The Fluffy Shop: Gloria Garayua
Four Stars: Ashley Zukerman
Frequency: Anthony Ruivivar
Furst Born: Kelli Goss, Brooke Elliott
Good Place: Manny Jacinto
Hail Mary: Casey Wilson, Sarah Baker, Retta
The Infamous: Jahmil French, Jason O’Mara
The Interestings: Sasha Frolova
The Jury: Brian Howe, Jayne Taini
The Kicker: Joanna Garcia Swisher
Legion: Katie Aselton
Lethal Weapon: Jordana Brewster
The Mick: Sofia Black D’Elia, Kaitlin Olson
Million Dollar Quartet: Drake Milligan, Kevin Fonteyne, Christian Lees, Jonah Lees
Miranda’s Rights: Jamie Chung, John Gabriel, Monique Coleman, Noel Fisher
Mistresses: Tia Mowry
Model Woman: Madeline Blake
Mom: William Fichtner
Notorious: Kate Jennings Grant, J. August Richards, Piper Perabo
One Day at a Time: Stephen Tobolowsky
Pearl: Kathleen Rose Perkins, Richard Masur
Pitch: Dan Lauria
Prototype: Jack Davenport
Riverdale: Marisol Nichols, Madchen Amick
Rosewood: J.R. Ramirez
Satan’s Sisters: Vanessa Wiliams
Scandal: Danny Pino
Sebastian: Steve Talley
The Second Fattest Housewife in Westport: Carly Hughes, Ali Wong, Diedrich Bader
Shots Fired: Stephan James
Six: Christopher Backus
Spark: Lena Olin, Tom Brittney
Superior Donuts: Brian D’Arcy James
Taken: Gaius Charles, Monique Gabriela Curnen, James Landry Hebert, Michael Irby
Time: Matt Lanter, Paterson Joseph, Malcolm Barrett
The Trail: Krysta Rodriguez
Training Day: Katrina Law, Drew Van Acker
Twin Peaks: Patrick Fischler, David Dastmalchian
What Goes Around Comes Around: Jason Lee
When the Street Lights Go On: Max Burkholder
Zoo: Josh Salatin, Alyssa Diaz
Zoobiquity: Peter Facinelli, Kim Raver
Untitled Chris Case comedy pilot: Becki Newton
Untitled CW Mars drama: Peter Mark Kendall, Neal Bledsoe, Georgina Haig
Untitled Kevin Williamson paranormal pilot: Megan West
Untitled Matt LeBlanc pilot: Matt Cook, Grace Kaufman
Untitled Reese Witherspoon drama pilot: Penelope Ann Miller, Blair Underwood, Charity Wakefield, Thad Luckinbill
Untitled Stephnie Weir/Greg Garcia pilot: Lenora Crichlow
Untitled Weeks/Mackey comedy pilot: Andy Ridings, Julie Goldman

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