Caffeine – TV News – May 19th Edition

First let’s talk the big TV news of the week: the networks have announced their fall lineups! You can see each one here: ABC, CBS, the CW, FOX, and NBC.

Premiere dates:

May 23rd: The Rich and the Ruthless

June 5th: Black Mirror
June 14th: Jett

July 24th: South Side


This Is Us (for THREE seasons), Snowpiercer, Miracle Workers, The Last OG, Siren, The Bold Type


Whiskey Cavalier, Empire (after its upcoming sixth season), Madam Secretary (after its upcoming sixth season), The Tick

Other headlines:

The showrunner and several senior writers have left BH90210. Paul Sciarrotta is taking over as showrunner.

Season seven of Brooklyn Nine-Nine will have 13 episodes.

ABC has expanded the episode order for The Conners to 19.

Wendy Straker Hauser is taking over as showrunner of The Bold Type.

Snowpiercer, which was supposed to air on TNT, is moving to TBS.

Season two of Dirty John is moving to USA Network.

Karin Gist will showrun Mixed-ish.

Edward Berger will direct the first three episodes of Your Honor.

Albert Hughes will direct Ethan Hawke Showtime limited series The Good Lord Bird.

Some pilot updates: CBS’s Surveillance is still in in contention and FOX’s Patty’s Auto may be repiloted. ABC’s NYPD Blue, Heart of Life, and Nana may be reworked, and Triangle wasn’t finished so may still be in contention later. At the CW, Glamorous might be retooled. Pretty much everything else we haven’t heard otherwise about is dead at this point.

Ordered to series:

ABC (the Australian one): Immigration drama Stateless starring Cate Blanchett and Dominic West
Amazon Studios: Lauren Oliver YA drama Panic
AMC: A soulmate anthology drama series from Will Bridges and Brett Goldstein
BBC Two: A drama about the Novichok poisoning
FOX: 9-1-1 spinoff 9-1-1: Lone Star starring Rob Lowe
HBO/Sky: Luca Guadagnino series We Are Who We Are about American teenagers on a military base in Italy
Netflix: Mark Millar magician series The Magic Order
Syfy: Comics adaptation Vagrant Queen starring Adriyan Rae
TBS: Persian teen boy comedy Chad

In development:

CW Seed: Haunted sorority house horror comedy The Pledge
Expectation: An adaptation of Richard Roper loneliness novel Something to Live For
Hulu: Stephen King adaptation The Eyes of the Dragon
Media Musketeers: Drama God Fearing Man based on a Stanley Kubrick script, sci-fi drama Pulse

Leaving their shows:

FBI: Sela Ward
Filthy Rich: David Denman

Promoted to series regular:

Get Shorty: Isaac Keys

Guest stars:

The New Pope: Sharon Stone, Marilyn Manson


Condor: Constance Zimmer, Toby Leonard Moore, Rose Rollins, Isidora Goreshter, Eric Johnson, Alexei Bondar, Jonathan Kells Phillips
Get Shorty: Michaela Watkins, Seychelle Gabriel
High Fidelity: Da’Vine Joy Randolph, David H. Holmes
Mrs. America: Uzo Aduba, Rose Byrne, Kayli Carter, Ari Graynor, Melanie Lynskey, James Marsden, Margo Martindale, Sarah Paulson, John Slattery, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Tracey Ullman
Nancy Drew: Riley Smith
Riverdale: Wyatt Nash
Van Helsing: Tricia Helfer, Richard Harmon, Nicole Munoz, Keeya King, Big Show

Image courtesy of the CW.

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