Caffeine – TV News – May 1st Edition

Welcome back! After being off last week, we’ve got tons of TV news to catch up on, so buckle up!

Premiere dates:
May 30th: Mistresses
June 6th: Angie Tribeca
June 11th: Hell on Wheels, The American West
June 14th: Uncle Buck, Wrecked
June 16th: Aquarius
June 21st: Queen of the South
June 30th: Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll
July 1st: Killjoys, Dark Matter
July 6th: Tyrant
July 10th: The Night Of
July 13th: Mr. Robot
July 17th: Ballers, Vice Principals

Renewed: Game of Thrones, Silicon Valley, Veep, Underground, The Shannara Chronicles, Greenleaf, The Durrells, The Ranch

Stana Katic and Tamala Jones will not return if Castle gets another season.

Grimm‘s season six order will start at 13 episodes.

Twin Peaks has revealed its complete giant cast list. (And here’s the crew list.)

Ordered to series:
Amazon: A Jack Ryan series starring John Krasinski
BBC One/Netflix: An animated Watership Down miniseries starring John Boyega, James McAvoy, Nicholas Hoult, Ben Kingsley, Gemma Arterton, Olivia Colman
BET: Scripted hip-hop series TALES from Irv Gotti and Jay Z, John Singleton crime drama Rebel, criminal courts judge dramedy Benched
Crackle: Series Snatch based on the movie
Fox: Spinoff 24: Legacy, Lee Daniels music drama Star
Hulu: The Handmaid’s Tale adaptation starring Elisabeth Moss
MTV: Dark college dramedy Sweet/Vicious
Nat Geo: Anthology series Genius, with a first season focused on Einstein
Netflix: Marvel’s The Punisher, Wet Hot American Summer: 10 Years Later, Eric McCormack time travel drama Travelers
Showtime/Sky: 1970s Black Power movement limited series Guerrilla starring Idris Elba
Sky: Historical drama Jamestown, crime drama Riviera starring Julia Stiles, western Tin Star starring Tim Roth and Christina Hendricks, comedy Delicious, Jasper Fforde adaptation The Last Dragonslayer

Pilot orders:
Lifetime: Supernatural YA adaptation Sea Change
Syfy: Superman prequel Krypton

In development:
Amazon: Michael Faber sci-fi adaptation Strange New Things
FX: An adaptation of Don DeLillo’s Zero K
IFC: Comedy Todd Barth Can Help You produced by Bryan Cranston and starring Steven Weber, 1970s punk scene series Canterbury Tales, film noir comedy Detective Lady, political series How to Rig an Election, dark best friend comedy Grand Lake, philosophical comedy Living with Yourself, squatter series This Land Is Ours
IM Global TV: Music drama Muscle Shoals from Johnny Depp, astronaut sci-fi series I, Rebel, horror adaptation The Lesser Dead, sci-fi action adventure series Planetoid, dystopian character drama LD50
ITV: Courteney Cox comedy Truthing
Lifetime: Shakespeare anthology series A Midsummer’s Nightmare, coming-of-age drama None of the Above, journalism satirical drama Deadline, parent dramedy Breeders, a soap from Holly Brix, an autobiographical drama from Selena Gomez
The Mark Gordon Company: 1849 Gold Rush drama The Barbary Coast starring Kurt Russell, Kate Hudson, and Mel Gibson, web series adaptation Whatever, Linda
MTV: Miami family drama 305, twin drama Blooms from Drew Barrymore, sibling comedy Pick Me Up
Netflix: A drama about the Brazilian corruption scandal
Paramount TV: A show based on Rebecca Traister’s All the Single Ladies
Propogate: Horror anthology Lore from Gale Ann Hurd
Showtime: Ingrid Jungermann comedy F to 7th, David Caspe action comedy Manhunt
Televisa: Sci-fi thriller The Seventh Day
The Weinstein Company: Mario Puzo adaptation Omerta starring Sylvester Stallone

Fox is not going forward with comedy Famous this summer, though it will stay in development.

Acorn will be the North American co-producer of ITV thriller The Level.

FX’s Snowfall pilot is getting some changes.

USA Network has passed on pilot Poor Richard’s Almanack and will redevelop Brooklyn Animal Control.

Promoted to series regular:
Fuller House: Ashley Liao, John Brotherton

Guest stars!
Angie Tribeca: Heather Graham, Mary McCormack, Noah Wyle, Maya Rudolph, Eriq La Salle, Danny Pudi, Busy Philipps, Kevin Pollak, Rhys Darby, Ed Begley Jr, Joe Jonas, and Joey McIntyre
Black Mirror: Kelly Macdonald
The Catch: Zach Knighton, Sally Pressman, Mimi Kennedy
The Fosters: Elliot Fletcher
NCIS: Michelle Obama, Reiko Aylesworth
Still Star-Crossed: Shazad Latif, Lucien Laviscount
When We Rise: Whoopi Goldberg, Rosie O’Donnell, Denis O’Hare, David Hyde Pierce

Angie Tribeca: James Franco

The 100: Nadia Hilker
American Gods: Cloris Leachman
Animal Kingdom: Nicki Micheaux, Dorian Missick, Carolina Guerra
Barry: Stephen Root
Better Things: Celia Imrie
The Blacklist: Ulrich Thomsen
Chance: Clarke Peters
Doctor Who: Pearl Mackie
Feed the Beast: Kathryn Kates
From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series: Ana de la Reguera, Tom Savini, Marko Zaror
Gypsy: Naomi Watts
Hand of God: Nia Long, Brian Baumgartner
Humans: Carrie-Anne Moss, Sam Palladio, Bella Dayne
I Love Dick: Kevin Bacon
Jean-Claude Van Johnson: Kat Foster
The Kennedys: After Camelot: Kristen Hager
Kingdom: Wendy Moniz
Marvel’s Iron Fist: Jessica Stroup, Tom Pelphrey
Mercy Street: Brian O’Byrne, Patina Miller, Bryce Pinkham, Chris Wood
One Day at a Time: Todd Grinnell
Ray Donovan: Paula Jai Parker
Rectify: Rebecca Tilney
Sense8: Toby Onwumere (replacing Aml Ameen)
Six: Walton Goggins
The Son: Jess Weixler
Stan Against Evil: John C. McGinley, Janet Varnay
Vikings: Alex Hogh Anderson, Jordan Patrick Smith, Marco Ilso, David Lindstrom
When We Rise: Michael Kenneth Williams
The Yard: Anika Noni Rose, Peyton Alex Smith, Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Sean Blakemore, Jasmine Guy

(Image courtesy of ABC.)

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