Caffeine – TV News – May 2nd Edition

We’re getting a look at how the summer TV season is shaping up in this week’s TV news with a bunch of premiere date announcements!

Premiere dates:

May 13th: The Rich and the Ruthless
May 23rd: Master of None

June 1st: The Haves and the Have Nots (midseason return)
June 3rd: Why Women Kill
June 4th: Sweet Tooth
June 6th: Little Birds
June 18th: Physical
June 23rd: In the Dark

July 11th: Wellington Paranormal
July 15th: Coroner
July 16th: Schmigadoon!
July 18th: Power Book III: Raising Kanan, Dead Pixels
July 26th: Roswell, New Mexico

August 10th: DC’s Stargirl, Fantasy Island
August 11th: Riverdale (midseason return)
August 19th: Burden of Truth
August 24th: Supergirl (midseason return)


Young Rock, Kenan


The Duchess, The Last Kingdom (after the upcoming fifth season)

Other headlines:

Chinaka Hodge will be head writer on the Disney+ Margel Ironheart series.

Ordered to series:

Acorn TV: Italy-set detective show Signora Volpe starring Emilia Fox
FOX: Reality dance show drama The Big Leap
HBO Max: The Brothers Garcia revival The Garcias
IMDb TV: Greg Garcia pandemic comedy Sprung starring Garret Dillahunt
Netflix: A CIA drama starring Noah Centineo
Pantaya/Starzplay: 1980s beauty pageant drama Señorita 89
Peacock: Genre-bending romantic comedy Wolf Like Me starring Josh Gad and Isla Fisher, supernatural drama Girl in the Woods directed by Krysten Ritter
Peacock/Channel 4: Cybersecurity series The Undeclared War starring Mark Rylance and Simon Pegg

Pilot orders:

Hulu: Nuyorican sibling drama Olga Dies Dreaming

In development:

Atlantic Nomad/Trademark Films: WWII series The War Rooms starring Jenna Coleman
MRC Television: An adaptation of Don Winslow’s Neal Carey detective series
Peacock: An anthology series based on true twisted love stories from Jenna Bans and Bill Krebs
Superb Entertainment: A Steve Madden series starring Michael Rapaport
Three River Studios: A live-action series based on Bryan Talbot’s Luther Arkwright graphic novels

Promoted to series regular:

Walker: Odette Annable


Big Shot: Camryn Manheim, Daisha Graf, Dale Whibley
Dopesick: Trevor Long
Fantasy Island: Roselyn Sanchez
The Fear Index: Josh Hartnett
Five Days at Memorial: Julie Ann Emery
Green Lantern: Finn Wittrock
Heartstopper: Yasmin Finney, William Gao, Corinna Brown, Kizzy Edgell, Cormac Hyde-Corrin, Tobie Donovan, Rhea Norwood, Sebastian Croft
Hot Pink: Nina Bloomgarden, David Iacono, Mimi Davila, Dana Donnelly, Myra Molloy, David Arquette
In with the Devil: Greg Kinnear, Sepideh Moafi
Kill the Orange-Faced Bear: Sarah Silverman, Nicole Byer, Sam Richardson
The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey: Walton Goggins, Marsha Stephanie Blake, Omar Miller, Cynthia Kaye McWilliams, Damon Gupton
Let the Right One In: Grace Gummer
Lightyears: J.K. Simmons (replacing Ed O’Neill)
The Man Who Fell to Earth: Joana Ribeiro, Annelle Olaleye
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel: Reid Scott, Gideon Glick
Mayor of Kingstown: Derek Webster, Taylor Handley
The Midwich Cuckoos: Keeley Hawes, Max Beesley, Aisling Loftus, Ukweli Roach, Synnøve Karlsen, Lara Rossi, Lewis Reeves, Rebekah Staton, Anneika Rose
NCIS: Hawai’i: Vanessa Lachey, Yasmine Al-Bustami, Jason Antoon
Night Court: Melissa Rauch, John Larroquette
Our Flag Means Death: Taika Waititi
Pam & Tommy: Taylor Schilling, Spenser Granese, Mozhan Marnò
Paper Girls: Sofia Rosinsky, Camryn Jones, Riley Lai Nelet, Fina Strazza
The Power: Ana Ularu
Power Book II: Ghost: Redman
Promised Land: Tonatiuh, Katya Martín
The Republic of Sarah: Ryan Bruce
The Rising: Clara Rugaard, Daniel Ings, Emily Taaffe, Nenda Neururer, Solly McLeod, Alex Lanipekun, Robyn Cara
Russian Doll: Ephraim Sykes
Secret Invasion: Killian Scott
The Staircase: Toni Collette
The Summer I Turned Pretty: Lola Tung, Rachel Blanchard, Jackie Chung, Christopher Briney
The Time Traveler’s Wife: Desmin Borges, Natasha Lopez
Titans: Vincent Kartheiser
The Walking Dead: Jacob Young
WeCrashed: Kyle Marvin
The White House Plumbers: Domhnall Gleeson, Lena Headey
Willow: Amer Chadha-Patel

(Image courtesy of the CW.)

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