Caffeine – TV News – March 6th Edition

This is one of those weeks when TV news pales in light of the much more important things going on in the world, but if you need a distraction, here’s what we’ve got.

Premiere dates:

March 20th: Call the Midwife

April 1st: The Outlaws
April 18th: iCarly
April 24th: The Baby


Hightown, Son of a Critch, The Afterparty, Acapulco


Ordinary Joe, The Big Leap

Other headlines:

I can’t really say anything without spoiling, but if you want to know about the future of 1883, click here.

HBO has confirmed that Jennifer Coolidge will return for season two of The White Lotus, and the season will have seven episodes.

Demi Lovato will no longer star in NBC comedy pilot Hungry, but they remain as an EP.

Shaz Bennett will showrun the final season of Queen Sugar.

Jason Winer will direct/EP DIsney+’s The Santa Clause limited series.

Barry Levinson will direct/EP Peacock crime drama The Missing.

Richard Shepard will direct/EP NBC’s Blank Slate pilot.

Ordered to series:

ABC: Michael Connelly crime story adaptation Avalon from David E. Kelley
Amazon Prime: A new show from Phoebe Waller-Bridge
Apple TV+: A limited series about Benjamin Franklin starring Michael Douglas, a series adaptation of classic film Metropolis from Sam Esmail
BBC: Comedy horror series Wrecked starring Oscar Kennedy and Jack Rowan
Disney+: Dutch police thriller Nemesis
Netflix: Crime thriller graphic novel adaptation Bodies
Paramount+: British romance series Flatshare
Peacock: Live-action video game adaptation Twisted Metal starring Anthony Mackie
Spectrum Originals: Florida crime drama Panhandle starring Luke Kirby and Tiana Okoye

Pilot orders:

HBO Max: Comedy Computer School

In development:

ADD Content/Blue Ant Studios: Israeli political family drama adaptation The First Family
Angry Lunch: Hollywood dramedy Ramble On starring Charlie Sheen
Lionsgate TV: A limited series about Jerry Falwell Jr.
NBC: Alien abduction drama Connection, fantasy drama Delia Graves and the Order of Merlin
Peacock: An adaptation of Francesca Lia Block’s Weetzie Bat from Sera Gamble
UCP: An adaptation of Civil War graphic novel series The Sixth Gun

Leaving their shows:

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow: Nick Zano


The Good Doctor: Antonia Thomas


Angelyne: Hamish Linklater (replacing Jefferson Hall)
Blockbuster: Tyler Alvarez, Madeleine Arthur, Olga Merediz, JB Smoove, Kamaia Fairburn
Cal Fire: Billy Burke, Kevin Alejandro
The Company You Keep: Milo Ventimiglia
The Diplomat: Rufus Sewell, Ali Ahn
Disclaimer: Kodi Smit-McPhee
Found: Shanola Hampton
Grey’s Anatomy: Skylar Astin
The Head: Hovik Keuchkerian, Moe Dunford, Josefin Nelden, Olivia Morris
Immigrant: Robin De Jesús
Interview with the Vampire: Assad Zaman
Josep: Rory O’Malley, Mia Katigbak
Love, Victor: Nico Greethan
My Brilliant Friend: Alba Rohrwacher
Pitch Perfect: Sarah Hyland, Jameela Jamil, Lera Abova
Players: Ely Henry
Quantum Leap: Raymond Lee
The Resort: William Jackson Harper, Cristin Milioti, Skyler Gisondo, Ben Sinclair, Parvesh Cheena
The Santa Clause: Kal Penn
Sex/Life: Dylan Bruce, Craig Bierko, Darius Homayoun, Cleo Anthony, Wallis Day
The Umbrella Academy: Javon Walton
Walker: Independence: Matt Barr

(Image courtesy of PBS.)

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