Caffeine – TV News – May 7th Edition

Before we get to the week’s TV news, I want to urge readers to support the WGA strike – without writers, none of these shows we love could exist. If you are able, consider donating via the Entertainment Community Fund – just click Donate and direct your gift to Film and Television.

Premiere dates:

June 8th: Based on a True Story
June 28th: Hijack

July 14th: The Summer I Turned Pretty

August 8th: Only Murders in the Building


The Morning Show, Bosch: Legacy, 9-1-1 (but it’s moving from Fox to ABC), 9-1-1: Lone Star (staying on Fox), The Diplomat, Sweet Tooth (for a third and final season)


Call Me Kat, S.W.A.T., Yellowstone (after the upcoming fifth season)

Other headlines:

Yellowstone may be ending but a new spinoff is coming in December.

The second installment of Netflix’s Ryan Murphy crime anthology will be Monsters: The Lyle and Erik Menendez Story.

Taylor Kinney will miss the rest of the season of Chicago Fire.

Daddy Yankee will be an EP of and make a cameo appearance in Netflix series Neon.

Ordered to series:

Netflix: 1990s gay marine dramedy The Corps
Paramount+: An adaptation of Lucy Clarke’s thriller The Castaways starring Sheridan Smith and Céline Buckens

In development:

NBC: Las Vegas sports book workplace comedy What Are the Odds? with Peyton Manning as an EP
Sony Pictures TV: An adaptation of Zach Zimmerman’s queer memoir Is It Hot in Here?

Leaving their shows:

The White Lotus: Connie Britton

Guest stars:

Doctor Who: Jonathan Groff
NCIS: Hawai’i: Henry Ian Cusick
The Santa Clauses: Tracy Morgan


Chicago Fire: Jesse Spencer


Alien: Sydney Chandler
The Bear: Molly Gordon
Bosch J. Edgar spinoff: Jamie Hector
The Corps: Miles Heizer, Vera Farmiga, Max Parker, Liam Oh, Cedrick Cooper, Ana Ayora, Angus O’Brien, Dominic Goodman, Kieron Moore, Nicholas Logan, Rico Paris, Blake Burt, Logan Gould, Zach Roerig, Johnathan Nieves, Brandon Tyler Moore, Ivan Hoey Jr., Anthony Marble, Joy Osmanski
Power Book III: Raising Kanan: Wendell Pierce, Erika Woods
Reacher: Robert Patrick (replacing Rory Cochrane)
Surface: Freida Pinto

(Image courtesy of Netflix.)

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