Caffeine – TV News – May 16th Edition

We’ve got a ton of TV news this week as the networks are making decisions about renewals and pilot pickups and starting to announce fall schedules!

Premiere dates:

May 21st: Trying
May 27th: Friends reunion

June 11th: Lupin
June 13th: Blindspotting
June 22nd: Motherland: Fort Salem
June 25th: Bosch, Sex/Life

July 5th: The Beast Must Die
July 8th: Grown-ish
July 11th: The White Lotus, Animal Kingdom
July 14th: Good Trouble
July 15th: The Outpost
July 20th: The Oval.
July 30th: Burden of Truth (CW premiere)

August 19th: Coroner (CW premiere)
August 27th: The Chair


Grey’s Anatomy, Station 19, When Calls the Heart, Call Me Kat, black-ish (for an eighth and final season), Law & Order: Organized Crime, The Rookie, A Million Little Things, The Goldbergs, The Conners, Home Economics, B Positive, United States of Al


Prodigal Son, The Unicorn, All Rise, Call Your Mother, Rebel, American Housewife, For Life, Mixed-ish

Other headlines:

NBC has set its fall schedule grid. As planned, This Is Us will be officially ending after its upcoming sixth season.

Peacock has ordered movie Psych 3: This Is Gus.

NBC will air standalone holiday episodes of Young Rock, Kenan, and Mr. Mayor.

Joe Exotic will air only on Peacock, not across NBC platforms as originally announced.

This isn’t final, but SEAL TEAM and Clarice might move to Paramount+.

Thomas Bezucha and Ali Selim will direct the new Marvel series Secret Invasion.

Tasha Smith will direct the first two episodes of Our Kind of People.

Ordered to series:

ABC: A reboot of The Wonder Years, workplace comedy Abbott Elementary, psychic series Maggie, hip-hop drama Queens
AMC: Utopian suspense thriller Moonhaven
CBS: Bowling comedy Smallwood, Sophia Bush family medical drama Good Sam
FOX: Friendship comedy Pivoting, legal drama Accused
HBO Max: Family comedy Gordita Chronicles
Netflix: Darren Star breakup comedy Uncoupled, a Bridgerton spinoff about young Queen Charlotte
Paramount+: A spy drama starring Kiefer Sutherland, a reboot of The Game

Pilot orders:

NBC: Accidental PTA killing drama Dangerous Moms

In development:

eOne: A scripted series based on crime podcast Chameleon: Hollywood Con Queen
Hollywood Gang/Solipsist Films: An adaptation of Allan Topol’s novel A Woman of Valor
Netflix: An adaptation of Grace Li’s upcoming novel Portrait of a Thief
Sister: An adaptation of crime podcast West Cork
Stone Village Television: Neuroscientist comedy The Psychology of Stupidity
Working Title Television: An adaptation of Stacey Abrams’ legal thriller While Justice Sleeps

Not moving forward:

ABC: Pilots Adopted, Acts of Crime, Black Don’t Crack, Bucktown
Amazon: The Banker’s Wife
CBS: Pilots Ways and Means, How to Succeed, Welcome to Georgia
Peacock: The Clueless mystery reboot

Leaving their shows:

Chicago Med: Yaya DaCosta, Torrey DeVitto

Guest stars:

Friends reunion: David Beckham, Justin Bieber, BTS, James Corden, Cindy Crawford, Cara Delevingne, Lady Gaga, Elliott Gould, Kit Harington, Larry Hankin, Mindy Kaling, Thomas Lennon, Christina Pickles, Tom Selleck, James Michael Tyler, Maggie Wheeler, Reese Witherspoon, Malala Yousafzai
Law & Order: SVU: Lee Tergesen, Anna Wood


The Conners: Maya Lynne Robinson


Becoming Elizabeth: Romola Garai, Jessica Raine, Tom Cullen, Bella Ramsey
The Big Leap: Anna Grace Barlow
Big Shot: Marla Gibbs, Darcy Rose Byrnes
Billy the Kid: Tom Blyth
Black Monday: Sam Asghari
Django: Noomi Rapace, Nicholas Pinnock
The English: Chaske Spencer, Rafe Spall, Toby Jones, Tom Hughes, Stephen Rea, Valerie Pachner, Ciaran Hinds, Malcolm Storry, Steve Wall, Nichola McAuliffe, Sule Rimi, Cristian Solimeno
Epic: Sarah Hyland
Everything’s Trash: Jackée Harry, George Wallace
Five Days at Memorial: Cherry Jones
From: Eion Bailey
Gaslit: Betty Gilpin, Shea Whigham, Darby Camp
Ghosts: Devan Chandler Long
Girl in the Woods: Stefanie Scott, Misha Osherovich, Sofia Bryant, Will Yun Lee, Kylie Liya Page, Reed Diamond, Leonard Roberts
The Great: Gillian Anderson
Joe Exotic: Brian Van Holt
Karen Pirie: Lauren Lyle, Emer Kenny, Chris Jenks, Zach Wyatt
Lightyears: Adam Bartley, Chai Hansen, Julieta Zylberberg, Rocío Hernández, Kiah McKirnan
Our Kind of People: Yaya DaCosta
Promised Land: Rolando Chusan
Red Election: Stephen Dillane, Lydia Leonard, James D’Arcy
The Righteous Gemstones: Jason Schwartzman, Eric Roberts, Eric Andre
The Serpent Queen: Amrita Acharia, Enzo Cilenti, Barry Atsma, Nicholas Burns, Danny Kirrane, Charles Dance, Ludivine Sagnier, Liv Hill, Kiruna Stamell, Colm Meaney
Shining Girls: Jamie Bell
Tom Swift: Levar Burton (or his voice, at least)
The White House Plumbers: Kiernan Shipka, Ike Barinholtz, Yul Vazquez, David Krumholtz, Rich Sommer, Kim Coates, Liam James, Nelson Ascencio, Gary Cole, Toby Huss, Zoe Levin, John Carroll Lynch, Zak Orth, Tony Plana, Tre Ryder
Untitled HBO 1980s Lakers series: Gillian Jacobs, Wood Harris

(Image courtesy of Netflix.)

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