Caffeine – TV News – May 13th Edition

Okay, everyone, buckle up, we’re in the biggest TV news season of the year. First, the week’s big wild news: FOX cancelled Brooklyn Nine-Nine but then NBC saved it!

Premiere dates:

May 18th: You Are Wanted
May 29th: Arrested Development

June 15th: 12 Monkeys
June 19th: Love Is ____

July 12th: The Disappearance
July 20th: Wynonna Earp, Killjoys


ABC: Speechless, Station 19, Fresh Off the Boat, American Housewife, black-ish, Splitting Up Together, How to Get Away With Murder, For the People
CBS: Criminal Minds, Man with a Plan, Instinct, Life in Pieces, Elementary
The CW: The 100, iZombie
FOX: The Resident, Star
NBC: Good Girls, A.P. Bio, Law & Order: SVU, Chicago Fire, Chicago P.D., Chicago Med, Blindspot, The Blacklist
Netflix: Santa Clarita Diet
Starz: Outlander (for two seasons)
TBS: The Detour
YouTube Red: Cobra Kai


ABC: Quantico, Designated Survivor, Deception, Kevin (Probably) Saves the World, The Crossing, Marvel’s Inhumans, The Mayor, Alex, Inc., Ten Days in the Valley
Amazon: Transparent
CBS: Scorpion, Superior Donuts, 9JKL, Living Biblically, Kevin Can Wait, Me, Myself & I, Wisdom of the Crowd
The CW: Life Sentence, Valor
FOX: The Last Man on Earth, The Mick, Lucifer, The Exorcist
NBC: Taken, The Brave, Great News, Rise
Syfy: The Expanse

Other headlines:

Clayne Crawford has been fired from Lethal Weapon; his role will reportedly be recast if the show is renewed.

The Goldbergs spinoff is now officially called Schooled.

It looks like season four of Fargo will likely be airing in 2020.

Ordered to series:

ABC: Nathan Fillion cop show The Rookie, friendship comedy A Million Little Things, comedy Single Parents, hotel drama Grand Hotel, FBI dramedy Whiskey Cavalier, legal drama The Fix, 1970s family comedy The Kids Are Alright
CBS: Culture clash comedy Welcome to the Neighborhood, a comedy about a pop star and a “normal” couple, Nina Dobrev comedy Fam, military legal drama The Code (with some recasting), dramas Magnum, P.I., The Red Line, God Friended Me
The CW: A reboot of Charmed, crime drama In the Dark, Roswell reboot Roswell, New Mexico, high school football drama All American, The Vampire Diaries/The Originals spinoff Legacies
Facebook Watch: A girls’ high school soccer drama from Cristiano Ronaldo
FOX: Supernatural drama The Passage, retirement community comedy The Cool Kids, legal drama Proven Innocent, Lil Rel Howery comedy Rel, a revival of ABC’s Last Man Standing
FX: Australian criminal drama Mr Inbetween
Hulu: Horror series Light As a Feather, a limited series from Josh Schwartz based on John Green’s Looking for Alaska
NBC: CIA thriller The Enemy Within, apartment building drama The Village, bar comedy Abby’s, working mother comedy I Feel Bad, missing plane drama Manifest, psychic crime drama The InBetween
Netflix: Ricky Gervais comedy After Life, RuPaul comedy AJ and the Queen
TruTV: Comedy Tacoma FD

Premiere directors:

Tell Me a Story: Liz Friedlander

Pilot orders:

Adult Swim: Amy Poehler absurdist comedy Three Busy Debras
Freeform: Josh Thomas comedy Everything’s Gonna Be Okay

In development:

FremantleMedia North America: Crime thriller Bounty based on Louisa Luna’s Two Girls Down
Showtime: Girls’ high school soccer thriller Yellowjackets
Wiip: A series based on virtual assistant podcast Sandra
YouTube Red: A TV spinoff of The Edge of Seventeen

Not moving forward:

The CW: Supernatural spinoff Wayward Sisters
NBC: Bad Boys spinoff L.A.’s Finest, comedy Guess Who Died

Promoted to series regular:

The Walking Dead: Avi Nash, Callan McAuliffe

Guest stars:

The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Bobby Moynihan, Aidy Bryant, Greg Kinnear, Busy Phillipps


American Gods: Sakina Jaffrey
Big Little Lies: Poorna Jagannathan
Catch-22: Tessa Ferrer, Jay Paulson
The Feed: Osy Ikhile
Lambs of God: Ann Dowd, Essie Davis, Jessica Barden, Sam Reid
Marvel’s The Punisher: Corbin Bernsen, Annette O’Toole
The Purge: Fiona Dourif
The Rook: Olivia Munn, Emma Greenwell, Joely Richardson, Adrian Lester, Ronan Raftery, Catherine Steadman, Jon Fletcher
Stranger Things: Francesca Reale
Tell Me a Story: Billy Magnussen
True Detective: Josh Hopkins, Jodi Balfour, Lonnie Chavis
The Umbrella Academy: Kate Walsh

(Image courtesy of FOX.)

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