Caffeine – TV News – November 15th Edition

Happy Sunday. Our thoughts are with everyone affected by the terrorist attacks in Paris and Beirut. This week’s TV news includes a bunch of winter and spring premiere dates as well as the first official new show cancellation of the season.

Premiere dates:
December 11th: Transparent
January 3rd: Cooper Barrett’s Guide to Surviving Life, Bordertown
January 5th: New Girl, Brooklyn Nine-Nine (new timeslot, with Grandfathered and The Grinder staying on Tuesdays but shifting times)
January 6th: It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Man Seeking Woman
January 7th: Shades of Blue
January 13th: Second Chance (formerly known as Lookinglass and The Frankenstein Code)
January 21st: Portlandia, Baskets
January 25th: Lucifer
January 26th: Outsiders
February 2nd: American Crime Story
February 3rd: Madoff
February 5th: Sleepy Hollow (spring premiere and new timeslot)
February 29th: Gotham (spring premiere)
March 2nd: Rosewood (spring premiere)
March 30th: Empire (spring premiere)

Renewed: Blindspot, Chicago Fire, Chicago P.D., American Horror Story, Murder in the First

Cancelled: Wicked City

NBC has ordered three more episodes of The Mysteries of Laura.

Ordered to series:
CTV: Murder mystery series Cardinal
Fox: Jason Sudeikis semi-animated comedy Son of Zorn

Pilot orders:
The CW: Immigrant soccer series The Story of David

In development:
ABC: Ed Weeks friendship comedy Wing Person, health aide comedy Crystal from Casey Wilson and June Diane Raphael, Jada Pinkett Smith legal drama Murder Town, a Texas politics soap from Johnny Depp and Eva Longoria, a one-hour chef comedy based on Spanish series El Chiringuito de Pepe, political comedy Work Married
CBC: A basketball drama from Steve Nash
CBS: Family comedy The Out-Law, a brothers comedy from Judah Miller, LAPD Mexican-American family drama Protect & Serve, a threesome pregnancy comedy, historical vampire drama Bathory
The CW: A 1970s female sportscaster drama from Olivia Munn
Fox: Music workplace comedy Left of Center, political drama Designated Survivor, hip-hop clothing comedy White Jeff, New Orleans police corruption soap Crooked, basketball drama Soar
FX: Ed Helms restaurant comedy Starters
HBO: Paranormal Homeland security comedy Deep S.I.X., a saleswoman drama from Laura Dern and Annie Mumolo, cancer survivor dramedy When I’m Sixty-Four
Hulu: A drama from Lionsgate and Stephenie Meyer based on Daniel O’Malley novel The Rook
NBC: Family comedy Donuthead, Dominican family comedy Vlad, brothers comedy Relative Success from Krysten Ritter and Max Silvestri, a comedy about a dying girl from Rashida Jones and Will McCormack
Paramount TV: Swedish adaptation Legbreakers written by Irvine Welsh
TBS: Angela Kinsey call center comedy 1-800
Tomorrow Studios: A TV adaptation of Snowpiercer

Spike has scrapped Jerry Bruckheimer drama Harvest, to which it had given a series order.

Lifetime is not going forward with Clan of the Cave Bear; it’s being shopped elsewhere.

Guest stars!
Blindspot: Gaius Charles
Cooper Barrett’s Guide to Surviving Life: Alan Ruck, Jane Kaczmarek
Grey’s Anatomy: Bill Smitrovich
The Muppets: Mindy Kaling
The Mysteries of Laura: Stockard Channing, Jerry O’Connell, Willie Garson
NCIS: Tyler Ritter
Transparent: Anjelica Huston, Cherry Jones

The Big Bang Theory: Bob Newhart
Once Upon a Time: Victoria Smurfit

Ballers: Andy Garcia
Berlin Station: Tamlyn Tomita, Leland Orser, Richard Dillane, Bernhard Schutz
Bones: Sara Rue
Brooklyn Animal Control: Daniel Zovatto, Tonye Patano
Chicago Med: Peter Mark Kendall
The Detour: Mary Grill
The Deuce: Amber Skye Noyes
Into the Badlands: Edi Gathegi
Limitless: Georgina Haig
Major Crimes: Arjay Smith
Max: Zoe Kazan
Medici: Masters of Florence: Billy Campbell
Outcast: Madeleine McGraw
The Path: Max Ehrich
Person of Interest: Josh Close
Powers: Wil Wheaton
Quantico: Eliza Coupe
Rosewood: Alysia Reiner
Sleepy Hollow: James McDaniel
Trial: Britain Dalton
The Walking Dead: Jeffrey Dean Morgan
Untitled Fogel/Strauss-Schulson pilot: Satya Bhabha
Untitled shared birthday dramedy: Mandy Moore, Milo Ventimiglia, Justin Hartley, Sterling Brown, Ron Cephas Jones

(Image courtesy of Fox.)

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