Caffeine – TV News – May 8th Edition

Happy Mother’s Day to those celebrating! This week we’ve got a bit of calm before the TV news storm, as the networks will be announcing their fall plans within the next week or so. But we’ve still got some news!

Premiere dates:
May 20th: Doctor Thorne
May 31st: Peaky Blinders
June 5th: Feed the Beast (new date)
July 13th: Suits
August 24th: Gomorrah

Renewed: The Path, The Mindy Project, Criminal Minds

ABC has cut Scandal‘s season six order to 16 episodes because of Kerry Washington’s pregnancy.

Nathan Fillion and Seamus Dever are set to return to Castle if it is renewed.

Season two of Impastor has been moved to fall.

Charles Murray will run Lee Daniels’s new Fox series Star.

Tom Harper will direct the first episode of AMC’s The Son.

Adam Bernstein will direct the first episode of Spike’s The Mist.

Elizabeth Sarnoff and Patrick Macmanus will write and produce Amazon’s Darkover series.

TNT has acquired Channel 4’s travel dramedy Foreign Bodies for the U.S.

Ordered to series:
ABC: Kiefer Sutherland conspiracy thriller Designated Survivor
Fox: A Seth MacFarlane comedic drama set in space
FX: Ryan Murphy anthology drama Feud with a first season starring Jessica Lange and Susan Sarandon as Joan Crawford and Bette Davis
Netflix: Comedy Dear White People

Pilot orders:
Hulu: Prehistoric drama Dawn

In development:
AMC: Secessionist comic book drama Briggs Land
E! Ecstasy drama The Rush
Freeform/Sky TV: YA sci-fi adaptation These Broken Stars from Eric Balfour and Warren Littlefield
History Channel: El Chapo drama #Cartel
Paramount TV: Family drama Bettyville starring Shirley Maclaine and Matthew Broderick
Sonar Entertainment: Historical event series Birth of the Pill
Spotted Cow: An adaptation of Mary Lynn Rajskub’s one-woman show from Nancy Cartwright

TBS is not moving forward with Matt Fogel’s comedy pilot.

Sean Harris has left American Gods and his role will be recast.

Promoted to series regular:
The Path: Paul James

Guest stars!
Major Crimes: Christopher Gorham
Odd Mom Out: Molly Ringwald, Meredith Vieira, Amy Sedaris, John Hodgman, Hamilton cast members Jasmine Cephas Jones, Javier Muñoz, Sydney James Harcourt, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Daniel J. Watts, Austin Smith
Ray Donovan: Stacy Keach
Search Party: Rosie Perez, Ron Livingston, Christine Taylor, Parker Posey

Pretty Little Liars: Tammin Sursok

Aftermath: James Tupper, Anne Heche
Beyond: Eden Brolin
Blooms: Max Carver, Charlie Carver
Dark Matter: Shaun Sipos
The Expanse: Nick Tarabay
Future Man: Derek Wilson
Gilmore Girls: Dan Bucatinsky
The Librarians: Vanessa Williams
Search Party: Brandon Micheal Hall
The Son: Carlos Bardem

(Image courtesy of ITV.)

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