Caffeine – TV News – May 9th Edition

We’ve got a whole bunch of renewals, a few cancellations, and lots more in this week’s TV news!

Premiere dates:

May 20th: Too Close
May 25th: Tyler Perry’s House of Payne, Tyler Perry’s Assisted Living

June 6th: War of the Worlds
June 9th: Loki

July 9th: Leverage: Redemption

August 15th: Heels


Sanditon (for two seasons), Kung Fu, Stargirl, Mayans M.C., Big Sky, Tyler Perry’s House of Payne, Tyler Perry’s Assisted Living, The Good Doctor


Liza on Demand (after the upcoming third season), The Irregulars, Absentia

Other headlines:

This doesn’t look official yet, but Pennyworth may be moving to HBO Max.

Elwood Reid will showrun season two of Big Sky.

Rachelle Williams will co-showrun Love Live.

Sadé Clacken Joseph will direct the pilot of Rap Sh*t.

Pilots Blood Relative and Film Reenactment Project are not moving forward at FOX.

Ordered to series:

Apple TV+: Billy Crudup dramedy Hello Tomorrow!
BritBox U.K.: Crime thriller Marlow starring Claire Foy
Epix: A Billy the Kid series
FOX: Mob drama The Cleaning Lady, Texas musical drama Monarch
HBO Max: True crime limited series Love & Death starring Elizabeth Olsen and produced by David E. Kelley and Nicole Kidman
IMDb TV: Dick Wolf police drama On Call, an adaptation of Tegan and Sara’s memoir High School
NBC: Spinoff Law & Order: For the Defense
UrbanflixTV: Fashion designer dramatic comedy Vicious

Pilot orders:

NBC: A Night Court spinoff starring John Larroquette and Melissa Rauch

In development:

A24: An adaptation of Cathy Park Hong’s book Minor Feelings from and starring Greta Lee
Amazon: Life failures comedy Shoot the Moon starring Ken Jeong
Amazon Studios: A limited series about Vincent Chin’s murder, a TV adaptation of sci-fi podcast From Now
Anonymous Content: Sci-fi drama Proxy starring Emma Booth
Brad Krevoy: An adaptation of Duck Dynasty star Sadie Robertson Huff’s novel Life Just Got Real
Discovery+: An adaptation of college admissions scandal novel Girls with Bright Futures
eOne: An adaptation of Adam Silvera’s They Both Die at the End
Federation Entertainment: An adaptation of the Lucky Luke comics starring Michael Youn
Gaumont: An adaptation of Annette Hess’s 1960s Frankfurt novel The German House
HBO: An athlete-criminal comedy from Prentice Penny and Janine Nabors, an adaptation of E. Lynn Harris’ Invisible Life trilogy
IMDb TV: Church workplace comedy Blessed and Highly Favored, family comedy Greek Candy, Mike Schur/Shea Serrano coming-of-age comedy Primo, Federal Reserve drama The Fed, immigrant family comedic mystery The Pradeeps of Pittsburgh, PA
Kilter Films: Psychological horror anthology series Unknown
Madison Wells: An adaptation of pandemic mystery Loch Down Abbey
Paramount TV Studios: An adaptation of Laura Hankin’s mystery A Special Place for Women
Realm/Zucker Productions: An adaptation of scripted podcast Bullet Catcher
Showtime: Al Capone and Eliot Ness series Scarface and the Untouchable
Untitled Entertainment: A U.S. version of Israeli Kibbutz drama The Commune called Idyllwild
Wiip: An adaptation of Laura Zigman’s novel Separation Anxiety from and starring Julianne Nicholson

Leaving their shows:

The Flash: Tom Cavanagh, Carlos Valdes
Grey’s Anatomy: Jesse Williams
Sanditon: Theo James

Promoted to series regular:

Sweet Magnolias: Jamie Lynn Spears, Dion Johnstone, Brandon Quinn

Guest stars:

CSI: Vegas: Paul Guilfoyle
Fantasy Island: Bellamy Young
From Scratch: Giacomo Gianniotti, Elizabeth Anweis, Kassandra Clementi, Rodney Gardiner
Home Economics: Nicole Byer
Prodigal Son: Anna Gunn
Run the World: Rosie O’Donnell


The Bold Type: Sam Page
The Flash: Jessica Parker Kennedy


1899: Aneurin Barnard, Andreas Pietschmann, Miguel Bernardeau, Maciej Musial, Anton Lesser, Lucas Lynggaard Tønnesen, Rosalie Craig, Clara Rosager, Maria Erwolter, Yann Gael, Mathilde Ollivier, José Pimentão, Isabella Wei, Gabby Wong, Jonas Bloquet, Fflyn Edwards, Alexandre Willaume
Animal Kingdom: Charlayne Woodard
Billions: Janeane Garofalo
Call My Agent (British version): Lydia Leonard, Jack Davenport, Maggie Steed, Prasanna Puwanarajah, Harry Trevaldwyn, Hiftu Quasem, Fola Evans-Akingbola, Rebecca Humphries, Tim McInnerny, Eleanor Arnaud, Jim Broadbent
CSI: Vegas: Jamie McShane
Dodger: Christopher Eccleston, David Threlfall, Billy Jenkins, Saira Choudhry
Dynasty: Kara Royster
Echo 3: Luke Evans
Everything’s Trash: Jordan Carlos, Toccarra Cash, Nneka Okafor, Moses Storm
From: Harold Perrineau
From Scratch: Terrell Carter, Medalion Rahimi, Jonathan Del Arco, Peter Mendoza, Lorenzo Pozzan, Jonathan D. King
The Girl from Plainville: Colton Ryan
Hot Pink: Kym Whitley, Danny Garcia
Joe Pickett: Chad Rook
Love Life: Jessica Williams, Chris Powell
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel: Jason Ralph
Paper Girls: Ali Wong
Rap Sh*t: Aida Osman, KaMillion, Jonica Booth
The Staircase: Rosemarie DeWitt
Succession: Alexander Skarsgård, Adrien Brody
United States of Al: Brian Thomas Smith
The Wilds: Zack Calderon, Aidan Laprete, Nicholas Coombe, Charles Alexander, Miles Gutierrez-Riley, Reed Shannon, Tanner Ray Rook, Alex Fitzalan
Untitled Apple TV+ Maya Rudolph comedy: Mj Rodriguez

(Image courtesy of PBS.)

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