Caffeine – TV News – May 24th Edition

Caffeine – TV News – May 24th Edition

This week’s TV news brings us some more of the normal network renewals, cancellations, and fall plans we usually expect in spring, just continuing at a slower pace.

Premiere dates:

June 1st: Royalties
June 17th: Mr. Iglesias
June 19th: The Politician
June 23rd: Greenleaf

July 10th: Little Voice
July 12th: P-Valley
July 13th: The Nest (U.S. and Canada premiere on Acorn)
July 26th: The Alienist: Angel of Darkness
July 31st: The Umbrella Academy


The Rookie, A Million Little Things, Stumpton, Mixed-ish, American Housewife, black-ish, The Conners, The Goldbergs, Prodigal Son, Breeders, Last Man Standing, The Resident, Motherland: Fort Salem, Everything’s Gonna Be Okay, Gentefied, What We Do in the Shadows, Elite


Schooled, Single Parents, Bless This Mess, Emergence, Outmatched

Other headlines:

CBS is the first network that has said it’s planning a normal fall schedule.

Freeform has postponed the returns of Good Trouble and grown-ish until 2021.

Genius: Aretha has been tentatively rescheduled for this fall.

Freeform’s upcoming Last Summer is now called Cruel Summer.

Ordered to series:

ABC: Crime drama Big Sky, empty nester comedy Call Your Mother
BBC One: Lockdown comedy Staged starring David Tennant and Michael Sheen
Netflix: Psychological thriller adaptation Anatomy of a Scandal from David E. Kelley
UMC: MC Lyte rapper sitcom Partners in Rhyme

In development:

Amazon: Louise Penny Inspector Gamache adaptation Three Pines, a series based on Neil Paik’s sci-fi short story “Reawakening,” an adaptation of Edna Ferber novel Giant
Annapurna TV: An adaptation of Celeste Ng’s Everything I Never Told You
BeaglePug: Manda Scott espionage novel adaptation A Treachery of Spies
HBO: Immigrant drama Queens
HBO Max: B.J. Novak comedy Young People, pathological liar comedy Here She Lies starring Yael Grobglas
MGM/UA Television: An adaptation Ivy Pochoda’s thriller These Women
Netflix: Harlan Coben adaptation Stay Close
OWN: A Greenleaf spinoff
Peacock: Little Mermaid follow-up comedy Washed Up

Leaving their shows:

Batwoman: Ruby Rose

Promoted to series regular:

Motherland: Fort Salem: Lyne Renee


Cruel Summer: Olivia Holt (replacing Mika Abdalla)
Kevin Can F*** Himself: Raymond Lee, Brian Howe
Pivoting: Ginnifer Goodwin

(Image courtesy of TNT.)

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