Caffeine – TV News – November 13th Edition

We’ve got a bunch of big TV news this week, including midseason premiere dates for several networks!

Premiere dates:

January 2nd: Fantasy Island
January 3rd: The Rookie, The Rookie: Feds (new timeslots), Will Trent
January 17th: 9-1-1: Lone Star, Night Court
January 22nd: Accused
January 24th: American Auto

February 8th: Not Dead Yet
February 16th: Animal Control
February 17th: Carnival Row
February 19th: The Company You Keep, Magnum P.I., Found
February 26th: The Blacklist


The Watcher, Monster (for two seasons), The Empress, Bad Sisters, This Fool


A Million Little Things (after the upcoming fifth season), Carnival Row (after the upcoming second season), Partner Track, The Imperfects, Everything’s Trash

Other headlines:

The NCIS-verse will air a three-show crossover on January 2nd.

The New Amsterdam series finale will air on January 17th.

Fire Country will air a special post-AFC Championship Game episode on January 29th.

Sam Miller will direct and EP A Gentleman in Moscow.

Jason Fuchs and Brad Caleb Kane will showrun HBO Max’s It prequell series Welcome to Derry.

Ordered to series:

BBC: True crime drama Steeltown Murders starring Philip Glenister and Steffan Rhodri
BritBox International: Crime drama Inspector Singh Investigates starring Sanjeev Bhaskar
Hulu/RTÉ: Irish dark comedy/drama Obituary starring Siobhán Cullen
ITV: Alan Carr autobiographical comedy Changing Ends
ITVX: True crime drama Joan starring Sophie Turner
Netflix: Reggaeton comedy Neon from Shea Serrano, an adaptation of Judy Blume’s Forever from Mara Brock Akil

In development:

Amazon: Queer comedy Overcompensating from and starring Benito Skinner (a.k.a. Benny Drama), an adaptation fo Lisa Lutz’s crime novel The Accomplice starring Lily Collins
AMC: Latinx family drama Queen of the Jungle, a series adaptation of Good Night, and Good Luck from George Clooney
CBS: Blended family comedy They’re With Me, military drama Eagle Eye, supernatural crime drama Mastermind, pathologist drama Cambridge, medical examiner drama Manner of Death, Ashley Tisdale semi-autobiographical parenting comedy Brutally Honest
Disney+: An Indiana Jones series
Hulu: Cult podcast adaptation Twin Flames from and starring Mandy Moore, true crime drama Murdaugh Murders
NBC: Primetime soap K-Town
NBCUniversal: James Patternson detective drama adaptation Help Me Rhonda starring Chrissy Metz

Promoted to series regular:

The Good Doctor: Brandon Larracuente
Law & Order: SVU: Molly Burnett

Guest stars:

Law & Order: SVU: Greg Grunberg
The Wonder Years: Wayne Brady, Donald Faison, Bradley Whitford, Tituss Burgess, Phoebe Robinson


The Acolyte: Lee Jung-jae, Manny Jacinto, Dafne Keen, Jodie Turner-Smith, Rebecca Henderson, Charlie Barnett, Dean-Charles Chapman, Carrie-Anne Moss
Agatha: Coven of Chaos: Sasheer Zamata
Criminal Minds: Evolution: Nicole Pacent
Dead Boy Detectives: David Iacono
The Doll Factory: Esmé Creed-Miles, Éanna Hardwicke, Mirren Mack, George Webster, Pippa Haywood, Sharlene Whyte, Reece Kenwyne-Mpudzi, Freddy Carter, Saoirse Monica Jackson, Laurie Kynaston, Jim Caesar, Akshay Khanna, Aysha Kala, Nell Hudson
Dr. Death: Edgar Ramirez
Dune: The Sisterhood: Travis Fimmel
Fargo: Dave Foley
The Gentlemen: Alexis Rodney
Gotham Knights: Lauren Stamile, Damon Dayoub
How to Be a Bookie: Omar J. Dorsey, Andrea Anders, Vanessa Ferlito, Jorge Garcia
The Morning Show: Clive Standen, Alano Miler, Lindsay Duncan
Percy Jackson and the Olympians: Lin-Manuel Miranda
The Resident: Ian Anthony Dale
Sinking Spring: Kate Mulgrew
So Help Me Todd: Eliza Coupe
The Spiderwick Chronicles: Momona Tamada, Alyvia Alyn Lind
The Sympathizer: Hoa Xuande, Fred Nguyen Khan, Toan Le, Vy Le, Alan Trong, Sandra Oh, Kieu Chinh, Nguyen Cao Ky Duyen
Tokyo Vice: Aoi Takeya
Walker: Jake Abel
The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon: Clémence Poésy, Adam Nagaitis
Untitled Freevee Kagiso Lediga coming of age drama: Imani Pullum

(Image courtesy of ABC.)

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