Caffeine – TV News – May 21st Edition

Time to catch up on the rest of the TV news from upfronts this week! ICYMI, the networks announced their fall schedules, and I rounded them up for you here: ABC, CBS, the CW, FOX, NBC.

Premiere dates

August 13th: Get Shorty
August 23rd: Broad City
October 17th: Loudermilk


New Girl (for a final season), Code Black, Quantico, Arrested Development, Trial & Error


Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders, Scream Queens, The Odd Couple, Training Day, Ransom, Pure Genius, Doubt, East Los High

NBC has given the coveted post-Super Bowl slot to This Is Us.

We told you last week that Scandal‘s next season would reportedly be its last, but now that’s confirmed.

Star Trek: Discovery has had its order increased to 15 episodes and is getting companion show Talking Trek.

Apparently there might actually be FIVE Game of Thrones spinoffs in the works.

Tracy Morgan’s upcoming TBS comedy series is now called The Last O.G.

Showrunner Josh Safran is leaving Quantico.

New EP/directors

Chicago Fire: Reza Tabrizi
Chicago P.D.: Eriq La Salle

Ordered to series

ABC: A Roseanne revival, a Grey’s Anatomy spinoff about firefighters
Bravo: Event series All That Glitters about Anna Wintour and Tina Brown
Freeform: black-ish spinoff college-ish starring Yara Shahidi
HBO: Paolo Sorrentino limited series The New Pope (not exact a Young Pope follow-up but sort of!), drama Lovecraft Country from Jordan Peele
Netflix: Australian supernatural crime drama Tidelands, prequel series The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance
TBS: Anthology comedy Miracle Workers starring Daniel Radcliffe and Owen Wilson

SundanceTV has picked up Australian comedy Rosehaven for the U.S. and will co-produce season two.

Pilot orders

TNT: Margaret Cho comedic drama Highland

In development

MGM Television: An adaptation of Daniel Silva’s Gabriel Allon spy novels
Netflix: A series based on fantasy saga The Witcher

Not moving forward

The CW: Insatiable, Searchers
FOX: Amy’s Brother

Promoted to series regular

The Magicians: Trevor Einhorn, Brittany Curran
Nashville: Cameron Scoggins
Scandal: George Newbern

Guest stars

Great News: Tina Fey


American Horror Story: Leslie Grossman
American Woman: Diandra Lyle
Chance: Paul Schneider
Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency: Alan Tudyk, John Hannah, Amanda Walsh, Aleks Paunovic
Ghost Wars: Kandyse McClure
Graves: Adam Goldberg, Spencer Grammer
Halt and Catch Fire: Chelsea Talmadge
Katrina: American Crime Story: Dennis Quaid
The Last O.G.: Cedric the Entertainer, Taylor Mosby, Dante Hoagland
Major Crimes: Jessica Meraz, Lourdes Benedicto
The Man in the High Castle: William Forsythe
Nashville: Odessa Adlon
Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams: Lara Pulver, Richard Madden, Holliday Grainger, Anneika Rose
Shooter: Harry Hamlin
Snowpiercer: Daveed Diggs
Trust: Harris Dickinson
Yellowstone: Kevin Costner
Younger: Jennifer Westfeldt

(Image courtesy of Netflix.)

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