Caffeine – TV News – May 10th Edition

Caffeine – TV News – May 10th Edition

Happy Sunday and Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms reading this! This week’s TV news would usually bring us lots of pickup/renewal/cancellation news from all the networks, but so far we have . . . one.

Premiere dates:

May 27th: American Soul

June 7th: I May Destroy You

July 3rd: The Baby-Sitters Club


All Rise, Blue Bloods, Bob <3 Abishola, Bull, FBI, FBI: Most Wanted, MacGyver, Magnum P.I., NCIS, NCIS: Los Angeles, NCIS: New Orleans, The Neighborhood, S.W.A.T., SEAL Team, The Unicorn, Upload, After Life


Greenleaf (after the upcoming fifth season), Broke, Carol’s Second Act, Man with a Plan, Tommy, Project Blue Book, Knightfall

Other headlines:

The Blacklist season finale will be a hybrid of live action and animation.

Upcoming series The Right Stuff is moving from Nat Geo to Disney+.

Robert Rodriguez will direct an episode of The Mandalorian.

CBS All Access has announced titles, stars, writers, and directors for season two of The Twilight Zone. Stars include Kylie Bunbury, Topher Grace, and Damon Wayans Jr.

Kira Snyder, Rand Ravich, and Far Shariat will showrun J.J. Abrams’ Demimonde.

Michael Lesslie will write and EP the Battlestar Galactica reboot.

Ordered to series:

Amazon: Chris Pratt military thriller The Terminal List
CBS: Silence of the Lambs sequel Clarice, a reimagining of The Equalizer, kidney donor comedy B Positive
Disney+: R.L. Stine adaptation Just Beyond
Freeform: Romantic comedy Love in the Time of Corona
FX: An anthology series from B.J. Novak
HBO Max: A Michael Schur Las Vegas diva comedy starring Jean Smart

Acquired for the U.S.:

Hulu: British comedy Maxxx

In development:

Amazon: An adaptation of Kimberly McCreight’s novel A Good Marriage from Nicole Kidman, podcast adaptation The Horror of Dolores Roach
AMC: A dark comedy about Toronto mayor Rob Ford starring Jim Gaffigan
CBS TV Studios: A series about Joe Exotic starring Nicolas Cage
Disney+: A series based on National Treasure
Macro: Erotic thriller series Toxic
MWM Studios: An adaptation of Emma Staub’s All Adults Here
Netflix: An adaptation of Christopher Pike novel The Midnight Club
UCP: A limited series based on Jan Broberg’s

ViacomCBS: A Younger spinoff starring Hilary Duff

Pilots not moving forward:

CBS: Fun

Promoted to series regular:

The Blacklist: Laura Sohn


61st Street: Eric Lange
The Equalizer: Chris Noth
The Mandalorian: Temuera Morrison

(Image courtesy of Netflix.)

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