Caffeine – TV News – May 15th Edition

Welcome to our pre-upfronts week TV news roundup! A few notes this week:

FIRST: apologies for the unusual lateness. I had a power outage this morning.

Second: As usual, we’ll have a designated post for each network this week as each fall schedule is released. This post contains renewals/cancellations/pickups but not timeslot information. If you don’t have time to check back during the week, don’t worry: in next week’s Caffeine post, I’ll give you links to each network’s fall schedule.

And finally: Sifting through the news can be overwhelming, so I’ve got a public TV reference spreadsheet that breaks things down into simple lists by network, as well as providing premiere dates, a schedule grid, and more. I’ll keep updating that throughout the week. (It also lists the pilots that weren’t picked up, which I don’t do here, mostly for space reasons.)

To the news!

Premiere dates:
June 6th: Barbarians Rising
June 14th: Animal Kingdom (new date; two-hour premiere)
June 19th: Vicious (one-hour finale special)
August 28th: The Strain
August 31st: You’re the Worst

ABC: The Real O’Neals, American Crime, The Catch, Dr. Ken, Last Man Standing
CBS: Life in Pieces
FOX: Sleepy Hollow
NBC: The Carmichael Show
Elsewhere: Gomorrah (for seasons three and four)

ABC: Nashville (though it’s reportedly being shopped elsewhere), The Family, Galavant, Agent Carter, Castle, The Muppets
CBS: CSI: Cyber
CW: Containment
FOX: Grandfathered, The Grinder, Cooper Barrett’s Guide to Surviving Life, Bordertown, Second Chance, Minority Report
NBC: Heartbeat, Game of Silence, Telenovela, Crowded, Undateable, The Mysteries of Laura
Elsewhere: Faking It, Recovery Road

Supergirl is getting a second season – moving to the CW!

Season three of The Musketeers is now available in the U.S. for the first time – on Hulu.

National Geographic is doing an online prequel for their Mars drama.

Ruben Fleischer will direct the first two episodes of Santa Clarita Diet.

Ordered to series:
ABC: Romeo & Juliet sequel Still Star-Crossed, Hayley Atwell legal drama Conviction, Allison Tolman comedy Downward Dog, the comedy formerly known as The Second Fattest Housewife in Westport, Kevin Williamson time travel drama Time After Time, comedy Imaginary Mary, legal drama Notorious, family comedy Speechless
CBS: Kevin James sitcom Kevin Can Wait, dramas MacGyver, Training Day, Bull, Pure Genius, comedies The Great Indoors, Man with a Plan, legal drama Doubt
Channel 4: Philip K. Dick series Electric Dreams starring Bryan Cranston
CW: Dramas Riverdale, Frequency, No Tomorrow
Fox: Dramas The Exorcist, Lethal Weapon, Pitch, A.P.B., comedies The Mick, Making History
NBC: DC Comics workplace comedy Powerless, legal comedy Trial and Error, Chicago P.D. spinoff Chicago Justice, dramedy This Is Us, Charlaine Harris supernatural adaptation Midnight, Texas, Marlon Wayans sitcom Marlon, Tina Fey-produced comedy Great News, time travel drama Timeless, spinoff The Blacklist: Redemption
Netflix/Channel 4: Demon hunter dark comedy Crazy Face

Pilot orders:
Adult Swim: Dan Harmon comedy Art Prison
Syfy: Superman prequel Krypton
TruTV: Melissa Hunter comedy Small Victories, Andrea Savage comedy I’m Sorry

In development:
CBS All Access: A Good Wife spinoff starring Christine Baranski and Cush Jumbo
Hulu: Ben Stiller anthology series Bitches
IDW Entertainment: Yet another attempt at a Locke & Key adaptation
ITV Studios: An adaptation of Alan Glynn’s psychological thriller Paradime
Jax Media: Jesse Eisenberg comedy Bream Gives Me Hiccups
Showtime: A pot comedy from Joe and Anthony Russo
Sony Pictures Television: Hugo Chavez drama El Comandante

AMC’s Sons of Anarchy spinoff in development is now called Mayans MC. It will be written by Elgin James.

Supernatural‘s new showrunners are Robert Singer and Andrew Dabb. Jeremy Carver is moving to Frequency.

John Noble will not return as a regular for season five of Elementary.

Wentworth Miller will no longer be a regular on DC’s Legends of Tomorrow specifically, but will split his time as a regular between Berlanti’s DC shows.

Nikki Reed is leaving Sleepy Hollow.

Altered Carbon: Joel Kinnaman
American Gods: Pablo Schreiber
Atlanta: Chris Greene
Barbarians Rising: Nicholas Pinnock, Ben Batt, Kirsty Mitchell, Tom Hopper, Emil Hostina, Gavin Drea, Steven Waddington, Richard Brake, Jefferson Hall
Brockmire: Amanda Peet
Godless: Jack O’Connell
The Kennedys: After Camelot: Diana Hardcastle, Kristin Booth
Knightfall: Tom Cullen
Longmire: Dylan Walsh
Mafiya: Daniel Bruhl
Narcos: Florencia Lozano
Pretty Little Liars: Nicholas Gonzalez
Santa Clarita Diet: Ricardo Chavira
Shooter: Tom Sizemore
Teen Wolf: Ross Butler
The White Princess: Michelle Fairley, Jodie Comer

(Image courtesy of FXX.)

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