Caffeine – TV News – May 20th Edition

The big TV news of the week is certainly the networks’ new fall schedules – and we have them all rounded up for you network by network. Click through for NBC, FOX, ABC, CBS, and the CW. And now let’s see what else is going on …

Premiere dates:

June 21st: Take Two
July 8th: Sharp Objects
August 12th: Ballers, Insecure


ABC: Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (to air summer 2019)
FOX: Gotham (for a final season)
Freeform: Siren
NBC: Lethal Weapon
Netflix: Lost in Space


The CW: iZombie, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Jane the Virgin (all after upcoming final seasons)
SundanceTV: Hap & Leonard
TNT: The Last Ship (after the upcoming fifth season)
USA Network: Falling Water

Other headlines:

The Suits spinoff starring Gina Torres is now called Second City.

The new Arrested Development season will be split in half.

NCIS: New Orleans showrunner Brad Kern is out after sexual misconduct allegations and will be replaced by Chris Silber.

The next Arrowverse crossover will introduce Batwoman.

The Spanish Princess has set an all-female director lineup.

Co-showrunner Whitney Cummings is leaving Roseanne.

Supposedly Designated Survivor is in talks to be continued at various places, including Netflix. And Charter Communications might pick up L.A.’s Finest.

Jon Collier will showrun the new CW show In the Dark.

Hulu has picked up German drama Bad Banks for the U.S.

Ordered to series:

Amazon Studios: Nazi hunting series The Hunt from Jordan Peele
Channel 4: Sharon Horgan comedy Happy AF
DC Universe: A live-action Doom Patrol series from Greg Berlanti and Jeremy Carver
Epix: Batman universe series Pennyworth
Freeform: Pretty Little Liars spinoff The Perfectionists, Kenya Barris comedy Besties
Hulu: True crime anthology The Act
Netflix: Horror anthology Guillermo Del Toro Presents 10 After Midnight
Showtime: Kevin Bacon crime drama City on a Hill

In development:

Dynamic Television: An adaptation of German drama series Tempel
Sky One: Comedy drama Americons starring Catherine Tate and David Tennant
TimVision: Italian 1970s drama Infinite Summer

Leaving their shows:

Chicago Fire: Monica Raymund
F.B.I.: Connie Nielsen
In the Dark: Austin Nichols

Promoted to series regular:

Dynasty: Nicolette Sheridan

Guest stars:

Arrested Development: Kyle Mooney, Frances Conroy, Dermot Mulroney
Camping: Busy Philipps, Nicole Richie


American Horror Story: Billie Lourd
Shadowhunters: Tessa Mossey (now as recurring)


9-1-1: Jennifer Love Hewitt
Blood & Treasure: Sofia Pernas
The Boys: Elizabeth Shue
Lethal Weaspon: Seann William Scott (replacing Clayne Crawford)
Narcos: Tenoch Huerta, Joaquin Cosio, Jose Maria Yazpik, Teresa Ruiz, Alyssa Diaz
The Neighborhood: Max Greenfield (replacing Josh Lawson)
Search and Destroy: Brad Morris, Leah Harvey, Jessica Hecht, Imogen Tear
Sex Education: Gillian Anderson, Asa Butterfield
The Spanish Princess: Charlotte Hope, Angus Imrie, Stephanie Levi-John, Georgie Henley, Harriet Walter, Laura Carmichael, Ruairi O’Connor, Elliot Cowan, Alexandra Moen, Philip Cumbus, Nadia Parkes, Aaron Cobham, Alan McKenna, Richard Pepper, Olly Rix, Jodan Renzo, Daniel Cerqueira, Alicia Borrachero
Summer of Rockets: Toby Stephens, Keeley Hawes, Linus Roache, Timothy Spall
The Tick: John Hodgman

(Image courtesy of ABC.)

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