Caffeine – TV News – May 17th Edition

Caffeine – TV News – May 17th Edition

We’ve got a bunch of TV news this week, as at least some of the networks start signaling what exactly they’re planning to do about the fall season.

Premiere dates:

June 5th: Thirteen Reasons Why
June 16th: One Day at a Time animated special
June 25th: The Twilight Zone, Doom Patrol, Search Party

July 15th: Brave New World, The Capture, Intelligence, Psych 2: Lassie Come Home
July 30th: Frayed

August 9th: The Good Lord Bird


The Good Fight, Dave, Good Girls, Sistas, The Oval


Tell Me a Story, Room 104 (after the upcoming fourth season), The Purge, Treadstone

Other headlines:

FOX was the first network to announce a tentative fall schedule, with three live-action scripted shows: Next, Filthy Rich, and L.A.’s Finest, which previously aired on Spectrum.

To help fill the airwaves while TV production is disrupted, the CW has picked up broadcast rights to Swamp Thing, Tell Me a Story, Coroner, and Dead Pixels. Their fall schedule consists primarily of these acquired shows, unscripted shows, and the final episodes of Supernatural, with the rest of their new and returning scripted shows set to premiere in January. They’re also planning a crossover between Batwoman and Superman & Lois in 2021.

Mythic Quest will debut a special quarantine episode on May 22nd.

Ordered to series:

BBC One/FX: A limited series adaptation of Great Expectations from Steven Knight, Ridley Scott, and Tom Hardy
CBS All Access: Discovery spinoff Star Trek: Strange New Worlds centered on Captain Pike and his crew
The CW: Martial arts series Kung Fu, small town political series The Republic of Sarah
FOX: Mayim Bialik comedy Call Me Kat
Netflix: Swedish crime series Clark starring Bill Skarsgård, DC Comics adaptation Sweet Tooth

Acquired for the U.S.:

NBC: Canadian medical drama Transplant

Pilot orders:

HBO Max: A Head of the Class reboot from Bill Lawrence

In development:

AMC Networks: Adaptations of Anne Rice’s The Vampire Chronicles and The Lives of the Mayfair Witches
Apple: An adaptation of Edith Wharton’s The Custom of the Country from Sofia Coppola
Disney+: A Percy Jackson series
FX: AHS one-hour contained episode spinoff American Horror Stories
Netflix/Fandango: A series based on Elena Ferrante’s novel The Lying Life of Adults
PictureStart: A miniseries based on The View tell-all Ladies Who Punch
Sony Pictures TV: A Center Stage series from Jennifer Kaytin Robinson

Pilots rolled:

The CW: The Lost Boys, Maverick

Not moving forward:

Freeform: Close Up

Guest stars:

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Darren Barnet
One Day at a Time animated special: Lin-Manuel Miranda


The Bold Type: Ali Stroker
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Patton Oswalt
One Day at a Time animated special: Gloria Estefan, Melissa Fumero


Into the Dark: Barry Watson, Sonita Henry, Marvin ‘Krondon’ Jones III, Lilli Birdsell, Kate Cobb, Ezra Buzzington, Joshua Burge
The Mandalorian: Katee Sackhoff (though that still looks unconfirmed), Timothy Olyphant
Superman & Lois: Wolé Parks, Inde Navarrette

(Image courtesy of Pop.)

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